Aug
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DB NLC: 8th Grade Application – Open Now!
Aug 27 @ 8:00 am – Oct 11 @ 5:00 pm

DB NLC Application is now open August 27th – October 10th for current 8th Graders.

Are you a Christian Science 8th grader, or do you know one, who is interested in being with like-minded peers, developing servant leadership skills through spiritual growth, traveling and having fun? Apply now for the next DiscoveryBound National Leadership Council class!

Learn more and link to apply: https://www.discoverybound.org/programs/national-leadership-council/

Sep
16
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DB Outreach: Watercolor Virtual Class for all Ages
Sep 16 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for a fun, creative and inspiring hour of watercolor painting with Kelly Foxton.

Date: Thursday, September 16th, 2021
Time: (7:00pm EST, 6:00pm CST, 5:00pm MST, 4:00pm PST)
Duration: 1 hour
Target group: All ages (Space is limited)

Description:

During each class Kelly will guide you through the step-by-step process of creating two simple, beautiful watercolor paintings.  Each class will open with a fun, relaxing abstract “watercolor warm up” followed by step-by-step instructions on how to create a second painting with more depth and detail.  We will be working with a different theme each class.

Themes will include:
  • trees, flowers & other plants;
  • mammals, birds & insects;
  • barns, houses & other structures;
  • landscapes & sea-scapes…and more
No previous experience is necessary.
Required materials:
– two 8″x10″ sheets of watercolor paper (for best results use140 lb. cold pressed watercolor paper)
– one soft bristled, medium sized watercolor paint brush
– watercolor paint (if using liquid watercolors from a tube, you will need a plastic lid or pie plate to mix colors on)
– masking tape
– flat, hard surface or drawing board
– pencil
– table salt
– cup of water
– paper towels

RSVP Required:  Lori Selby at [email protected] to get the Zoom Link closer to the time.

About Kelly…
     Kelly Foxton is a self taught Canadian artist.  She was raised in rural Ontario surrounded by farms and forests.  It was there that she developed a deep sense of respect and admiration for the beauty and innate spirituality of the natural world.
     Kelly works in a wide variety of artistic styles and mediums ranging from highly detailed, realistic pencil drawings, to loosely executed landscape impressionism and color studies in watercolor and pastel.
     She is best known for her work as a wildlife artist and author/illustrator of the children’s book titled “Mother Nature Knows…” 
     Kelly currently lives with her husband and the youngest of her three children near Bear River, Nova Scotia, Canada.
     To view some of Kelly Foxton’s artwork, please visit http://www.kellyfoxton.ca
Sep
17
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DB Outreach: Teen Virtual Game Night
Sep 17 @ 6:30 pm

Back by POPULAR DEMAND
Are you ready for our monthly TEEN FUN Virtual Game Nights? Teens will be running a fun and creative game night. Instead of sitting at home alone, come join other teens and play games over zoom! Make sure to spread the word, it’s a lot more fun with more people! Hope to see you there!

Feel free to share this information with your friends!

Friday, September 17th (8:30pm EST, 7:30 CST, 6:30 MST, 5:30 PST)
Grades 8-12

RSVP by Thursday, September 16th [email protected] or l[email protected]
Once you RSVP, we will send you a zoom link to join the call.

Sep
18
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DB Outreach: 20s/30s Tubing Event- Central FL @ KP Hole State Park
Sep 18 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

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20s/30s Tubing Event @ KP Hole State Park

Want to cool off and finish the summer strong with one last refreshing activity? Come float down the river with other 20s/30s and friends in the Central Florida area. Invite anyone and everyone!

RSVP HERE

Location:

KP Hole State Park (9435 SW 190th Avenue Road, Dunnellon, FL 34432

Cost:

$25 per person (includes park entry, tube rental, return shuttle, snacks)

Tentative Schedule:
8:30 am    Arrive (parking lot fills up quickly
9:00 am    Tubing
1:00 pm    Finish Tubing
1:30 pm    Picnic Lunch (bring your own)
3:00 pm   Wrap Up
For more information contact Amanda Loudon at [email protected]
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DB OUTREACH: Northern California Adult Chapter – Hike Deer Creek Trail
Sep 18 @ 9:00 am

When:
Saturday, September 18

What:
Join the Northern California Adult Chapter hike the Deer Creek Trail

Who:
All active adults are welcome and encouraged to join.  Contact the trip coordinator a couple weeks in advance for details, directions, level of difficulty, distances, costs, etc.

Coordinator:  Email Kathy Olson at [email protected]

Event meeting place:
Unless otherwise notified, Sacramento and Sierra events will begin by meeting at 9:00 AM in the church parking lot –

First Church of Christ, Scientist
4829 Folsom Blvd,
Sacramento, CA  95819

 

 

 

 

Sep
19
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DB Outreach: Fall Potluck: State College, PA @ First Church of Christ, Scientist, State College, PA
Sep 19 @ 11:45 am

“Fall Potluck”

When:  Sunday, Sept. 19. 11:45-1:15pm. EST
Where: First Church of Christ, Scientist, State College, PA – Church Patio. 617 E. Hamilton Avenue, State College, PA 16801
Who:  All Ages
Cost:  Free

Bring friends and spouses. Meet new attendees of our church and share some of your favorite foods. Learn about upcoming DiscoveryBound and Crystal Lake Camps events.

Contact:  Star Campbell [email protected]

Sep
25
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DB Outreach: Earth Treks Columbia – Rock Climbing in Columbia, MD @ Earth Treks Columbia
Sep 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

DB SuperNova Group invites you to Earth Treks Columbia – ROCK CLIMBING

When:  Saturday, September 25th 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. EST

Where:  7125 Columbia Gateway Dr. #110 Columbia, MD 21046

WHO:  For all AGES
Earth Treks Columbia quadrupled in size to 27,000 square feet of climbing terrain. They are the largest bouldering area in the state and plenty of gathering spaces perfect for lounging between climbs.

Meet Lori Selby, DB Outreach Manager from Boston, MA ;and Shelby Barner, 20s/30s Young Adult Manager from Denver, CO
You will hear more about DiscoveryBound and its activities for all ages

COST – $10 per person, or $15 per family (subsidized by the SuperNova Group!  If you need further financial aid just ask.
Transportation:  The SuperNova Group will have a van leaving from McClean Church at 12:00 p.m. If you need a ride from other locations, let Lissa know ASAP.

Contact:  Lissa Murphy at [email protected] or text 703-861-9220

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DB Outreach: 20s/30s DC Water Taxi & Ice Cream Hangout
Sep 25 @ 5:15 pm – 7:15 pm

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DB 20s/30s DC Water taxi & Ice cream Hangout

Do you want to see the DC monuments? Or have you already seen them, so want a new perspective of them? Come join this great event where we will take a water taxi from Georgetown to the Wharf and then grab ice cream all together. Feel free to join us after the water taxi too! 

RSVP For event:

Please RSVP for this event, so we know who is coming and who we should count on for the event.

RSVP HERE

Water taxi Information

Click here to go to the website to buy your ticket for the water taxi portion of the night (DB is not responsible for this reservation). The price for a one way ticket is $15 and will increase if you end up doing a round trip.

On the right side you will see where you can select all of the information. Please input this information:

  • Choose Tour Date: September 25, 2021
  • Departure: Georgetown
  • Destination: Wharf
  • Select your time: 5:30pm – 6:15pm (*for this event we are only doing the one way option, but feel free to do a round trip if you would prefer)
  • Select Quantity
  • Buy Now 

 

Ice cream Information

If you don’t come to the water taxi portion of the night please feel free to come join us for Ice Cream at the Ben & Jerry’s at the Wharf.
Ben & Jerry’s Location: 706 Wharf St SW, Washington, DC 20024
 

Tentative Schedule

5:15pm    Meet at GeorgeTown (3100 K St NW, Washington, DC)

5:30pm    Water Taxi Sightseeing & Chatting w/ other 20s/30s

6:15pm    Unload Water Taxi at The Wharf (950 Maine Ave SW, Washington, DC)

6:20pm    Walk over to Ben & Jerry’s

6:30pm    Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream

7:00pm    Depart at your leisure
 

Hope to see you there! Please reach out to [email protected] if you have any questions.

 

Sep
26
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DB Outreach: Lunch & DB Talk – Richmond, VA @ First Church of Christ, Scientist, Richmond, VA
Sep 26 all-day

Lunch & Learn more about DiscoveryBound

When: Sunday, September 26th following church
Where: First Church of Christ, Scientist, Richmond, VA
Who: All Ages

Lori Selby, DB Outreach Manager from Boston, MA will join us to share a video of DiscoveryBound and its many activities that DB has to offer.
Lunch will follow presentation.

Contact:  Elisabeth Erickson at [email protected]

Sep
28
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DB Outreach: Virtual Game Night for Adults
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm

Special Guest Host to Run a NEW GAME!

Fun Game Nights for ADULTS!
Join DiscoveryBound via Zoom – Come join the fun for some Virtual Games that we can play together on Zoom. Meet new friends from all over the WORLD!

Tuesday, September 28th
Come one, come all – all adults are welcome!!
(8:00 pm ET, 7:00 pm CT, 6:00 pm MT, 5:00 pm PT)

RSVP by Monday, September 27th to [email protected] or [email protected]
We will send the Zoom link once you RSVP.

We hope you will join us!

Oct
2
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DB OUTREACH: Oktoberfest Art Show 2021 @ La Mesa Reading Room
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Spread Love

All- Ages California Event – Looking for artists to submit paintings based on spreading Love.

Who:
Artist interested with presenting for this exhibit, should present artwork in an email by Saturday, September 18.  Three finalists will be chosen to exhibit artwork in front of the La Mesa Reading Room – no sales at the event.

Email Sandy – [email protected]

When:
Saturday, October 2, 2021, from 10-4

Location:
La Mesa Reading Room
8370 La Mesa Blvd,
La Mesa, CA  91942

Sponsored by:
DiscoveryBound San Diego

 

 

Oct
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DB Outreach: 20s/30s Game Night Hangout @ Zoom
Oct 5 @ 6:30 pm

20s/30s young adults are invited to join DB, a practitioner, and other Christian Science young adults around the country for a virtual game night! We start with metaphysical sharing and inspiration, facilitated by a different practitioner supporting each call. Then we will play games!! We hope you can join!!

For access to the zoom link to join, please email [email protected]

Oct
16
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DB Outreach: 20s/30s New England Fall Bash @ BJ Thompson's Home
Oct 16 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

DB 20s/30s New england fall bash

 

DB invites you to join other 20s/30s for an evening of fun, fall-filled activities!

When:  Saturday, October 16th | 4pm-9pm

Where:  BJ Thompson’s warm & humble abode

Who: 20s/30s and their friends

What:  Pumpkin carving, dinner, games/movie, and more!

Tentative Schedule:

  • 4:00pm   Event Begins
  • 4:30pm   Pumpkin Carving
  • 6:00pm   Dinner
  • 7:00pm   Games / Movie

COST – $5 (includes pumpkin carving & dinner)

RSVP: https://forms.gle/KVfpg8RY9Fdvy1HH7

Contact:  Shelby Barner at [email protected] for more information.

Can’t wait to see you there!

Oct
28
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DB Outreach: Volunteer & Ambassador Zoom Meeting
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

DB Volunteer & ambassador zoom Meeting

 

Thursday, October 28, 2021

1st Session: 8:00pm EDT, 7:00pm CDT, 6:00pm MDT, 5:00pm PDT

2nd Session: 10:00pm EDT, 9:00pm CDT, 8:00pm MDT, 7:00pm PDT

Mark your calendars for a night of sharing inspiration and ideas for potential local activities. Plus, get updates on DB’s Outreach, NLC, and Compass programs! We hope you can come to one of the two sessions!

Please email to RSVP:

[email protected] (East Coast)

[email protected] (West Coast)

[email protected] (20s/30s)

 

Nov
6
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DB Outreach: All-Ages Florida Fall Event @ Fort De Soto Park
Nov 6 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

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ALL- AGES Florida Fall Event – Registration is NOW open!

Come join DiscoveryBound Outreach in the beautiful outdoors for a day at Fort De Soto Park in Tierra Verde, Florida. This is a wonderful opportunity to discover the natural beauty of the park while being with other Christian Scientists and friends at the beach, kayaking, biking while in an uplifting atmosphere. We will have a private pavilion, serve a delicious lunch and hear from an inspirational speaker. Everyone is invited to explore the scenic water views and award-winning beach – you won’t want to miss this fun event and the opportunity to meet new friends.

Metaphysical Theme:
“Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself.”  (Luke 10:27)

Who:
All-Ages – CS families, 20s/30s, adults, and your friends of all faiths
(all youth must be accompanied by a parent/guardian)

When:
Saturday, November 6, 2021 | 9:30am – 4:30pm EST

Location:
Fort De Soto Park, 3500 Pinellas Bayway S. Tierra Verde, FL 33715
East Beach, Pavilion #14

Cost: (financial aid is available to all participants – see below for further information)
$20 per person includes kayaking, biking, lunch, inspirational speaker & FUN!
(Children 2 and under are free but still need to register)
$5.00 Fort De Soto Park – parking fee (you pay at the gate during entry)

Registration financial aid is available for all participants and for those families that are traveling from afar and need lodging.
For those families that are traveling from afar and need financial aid for lodging we are offering up to $75.00 per family.  Financial Aid is available up to 1/2 of the registration fee per person. Deposit a minimum of $10
To apply for financial aid please complete this form:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScKBAGLV-bJOH33hOufY6ohVZTz2VC2fUZPcGk-YzV_Nc9Uvw/viewform

Lodging: – If you are driving from afar here are some options close to Fort De Soto, Park
Fort De Soto Park Campground – SOLD OUT, but feel free to call and see if there are any cancellations – 727-582-2100
Quality Inn & Suites St. Petersburg – Clearwater Airport, 
3655 Hospitality Lane,  Clearwater, 33762, FL
Hampton Inn & Suites Clearwater/St. Petersburg-Ulmerton Road, 4050 Ulmerton Rd, Clearwater, 33762, FL

Cancellation Fee:  Cancellation fee is based on 50% of your registration fee. A maximum of $10.00 registration cancellation fee if cancelled by Friday, October 22, 2021
No Refund deadlineOctober 22, 2021

Questions?  Contact Lori Selby at [email protected] or 781-956-9035

TENTATIVE AGENDA:
9:30 a.m. – Welcome & Games
10:30 – Kayaking for DB Group or beach time
12:30 – Catered Lunch
1:30 – Inspirational Speaker (to be announced soon)
2:00 – 4:00 Biking or beach time (feel free to bring your own bike)
4:00 – Highlights & Gratitude

Event will be run in accordance with the current local and state regulations at that time.

This event is generously subsidized by the Asher Student Foundation.

 

Nov
9
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DB Outreach: Four Seasons Book Club @ Zoom
Nov 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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DB Four Seasons Book Club

We’re excited to announce our quarterly virtual book club for all adults! Tuesday, November 9th at 8:30pm EDT/ 7:30pm CDT / 6:30pm MDT / 5:30pm PDT will be our first one!

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown, will be our first book. 
It’s the bestselling true story about the University of Washington rowing team and their thrilling challenges and sacrifices in the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

If you are interested in joining us, please email us at [email protected] We can’t wait to discuss a variety of books with everyone!  If you have any recommendations? Let us know.

Schedule:

  • 1st Book Club (November 9)
    • Present Next Book at Meeting & on the Calendar Event Page
  • 2nd Book Club (February tbd)
    • Present Next Book at Meeting & on the Calendar Event Page
  • 3rd Book Club (May tbd)
    • Present Next Book at Meeting & on the Calendar Event Page
  • 4th Book Club (August tdb)
    • Present Next Book at Meeting & on the Calendar Event Page

 

 

 

Nov
13
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DB Outreach: 20s/30s Hike & Beach Hangout – SoCal
Nov 13 all-day

DB Outreach: 20s/30s Southern CA Local Event

Come together, in-person, with other Christian Scientists and their friends for a fun, packed-full event! Come for the full day or join the event after the hike – up to you! Please bring a picnic lunch, some fun beach games, your suit if you are brave enough to jump in, and a fun snack/side/drinks for dinner to help pitch in!

Tentative Schedule (still in the planning process, so subject to change)

10:15 AM Arrive at Crystal Cove*
10:30 AM Introductions & Casual Inspirational
11:00 AM Hike around Crystal Cove
12:30 PM Picnic Lunch (bring your lunch)
1:30 PM Hike back and drive to beach*
2:30 PM Beach games, hangout
5:30 PM Dinner (pizza/hotdogs and dessert provided)
6:30 PM Bonfire on the beach
8:00 PM Leave for the day

*We may meet somewhere else and carpool in due to a parking fee, so stay tuned for an updated schedule. Also, we are figuring out which beach would be the best to meet, so stay tuned. Be prepared to pay for parking fees.

Please feel free to reach out to Shelby Barner, at [email protected], if you have any questions and here’s a link to RSVP too:

https://forms.gle/Zd28TYF7j3SsaDDc9

DiscoveryBound provides an atmosphere that is alcohol, smoke, and drug free. This event will abide by all local regulations as well.

Please stay tuned for more information And Possible Changes to the schedule / Plan.

Dec
28
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DB Compass: 2021-2022 Group Winter Retreat – A/U Ranches
Dec 28 2021 – Jan 1 2022 all-day

Compass teens in the 2021-2022 group will ring in the New Year together in the snowy Rocky Mountains. This extended trip allows time for group discussions, team building, games, and plenty of outdoor adventures in this winter wonderland.

Click here for Compass program details

Apr
28
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DB Compass: 2021-2022 Group Spring Retreat – Boston, MA
Apr 28 – May 1 all-day

The 2021-2022 Compass teens will wrap up their year together by visiting Boston. This is the third and final retreat as a group, and it will be filled with tours and interactive workshops at The Mother Church and Longyear Museum, fun excursions around Boston, and meaningful discussions.

Click here for program details.