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DB OUTREACH: DB 20s/30s Friendsgiving @ Asher House Boulder, CO @ Asher House Boulder
Nov 17 @ 4:30 pm

DB 20s/30s Friendsgiving @ Asher House Boulder

Sunday November 17, 2019 at 4:30pm

Join us for some delicious food and conversation!

Please RSVP and sign up to bring something (optional) here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1AmKcmImp1ecjBfybvvR__KKL4-UtkcCPORcvLQEtyTs/edit#gid=0

 

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DB Outreach: San Diego – FRIENDSGIVING! @ Browns' house
Nov 17 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us as we gather to celebrate the season of gratitude. Let’s celebrate Thanksgiving and pre-game for the main event with a Friendsgiving feast at the Browns’! The Brown Family will provide the turkey (veggie and meat options) and the trimmings, we invite friends to bring drinks, a side dish, salad, or dessert to share. Brown House San Diego is located at 6485 Decanture Street, San Diego, CA 92120. Please RSVP to Lane Brown at 646-812-4809 so we can know how much to prepare, and leave a comment with what dish you’d like to share. All of our events are open and welcoming to all ages and families, we hope to see you there!

Nov
23
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DB OUTREACH: 20S/30S FRIENDSGIVING – ASHLAND, MA @ Beth & Alex Griffin's Place
Nov 23 @ 3:00 pm

Please join us for our 4th annual Friendsgiving! Join us at Alex & Beth Griffin’s house for an evening full of fun, friends, and lots of food! We will be having a potluck style Thanksgiving meal, so please sign up to bring either a side dish, dessert, or drinks to share! This celebration is open to everyone so please invite all your friends!

RSVP HERE

Let us know if you want to come but need a ride down and we can arrange carpools. You can also take the Commuter Rail to get out to their house. Let us know if you plan on taking the Commuter Rail and we can pick you up from the station.

Also, if you have any board games you want to bring, please do!

You can use the link below to access a google docs page to say what item you’re bringing and if you need a ride or can drive people, thanks!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/178QFUD1PcNMok8zoX80B7dXyMQikjKVt7q_MTWPs0Qs/edit?usp=sharing

This event is supported by DiscoveryBound Outreach and is alcohol, drug and smoke free.

Nov
24
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DB Outreach: 20s/30s NYC Friendsgiving
Nov 24 @ 1:30 am

DB 20s/30s nyc friendsgiving 

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Sunday, November 24th at 1:30 PM

505W 29th St, New York, NY 10001

Please join us for our annual Friendsgiving event!

To bring: a dish to share (Appetizer, Side Dish, Dessert etc.)

Hope to see you there!

RSVP/Questions contact Zach Selby (781) 336-7669

[email protected]

Nov
29
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DB OUTREACH: 20s/30s Friendsgiving Dinner & Game Night @ Asher House St. Louis
Nov 29 @ 5:30 pm

DB 20s/30s Friendsgiving Potluck Dinner & Game Night

Friday, November 29th at 5:30 PM

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DB 20s/30s St. Louis and the Asher Student Foundation warmly invite you to a celebration of gratitude and friendship at Asher House, St. Louis.

Asher House, St. Louis
7301-03 Delmar Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63130

We would greatly appreciate your contribution of a side dish, drink or dessert and please bring
your favorite game for afterward!

Space is limited, so please RSVP at (530)258-7581 or [email protected] if you’d like to join us.

Event organizer:
Andrew McKinley
DB 20s/30s St. Louis

Dec
8
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DB Outreach: Cookie Party & Exchange – San Diego, Sunday, December 8 @ The Brown's house
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Let’s wrap up the year with something sweet… a cookie baking party and exchange!

Bring a dozen cookies to share.

We will also be baking and decorating cookies at the party. As a treat for service members, we will be coloring pocket-sized Christmas books for the Marine Recruits at MCRD.

Brown House San Diego is located at 6485 Decanture Street, San Diego, CA, 92120.
Please RSVP to Lane Brown at 646-812-4809.

As always, this event is open and welcoming to all ages and families, we hope to see you there!

Dec
15
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DB Outreach: DiscoveryBound Atlanta & Principia Christmas Sing @ Garden Hills Recreation Center in Buckhead
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Principia Club of Atlanta and DiscoveryBound Atlanta Chapter invite you, your family, and friends to our annual Christmas Sing as we jingle and mingle in celebration of the season.

When: December 15, 2019 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Where:  Garden Hills Recreation Center in Buckhead, 335 Pinetree Drive NE Atlanta, GA 30305
Who:  All are WELCOME!
RSVP:  Connie Wallingford at [email protected]
2020 Principia calendars will be available for $10 each.
For questions on the day of the Sing, please call Connie at 678.570.8414.
If you’d like to bring snacks or sweets, they are always appreciated!

 

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DB Outreach: DiscoveryBound Boston/Principia Christmas Sing @ Longyear Museum
Dec 15 @ 2:30 pm

The Principia Club of Greater Boston and DiscoveryBound Boston Chapter invite you, your family,
and friends to our annual Christmas Sing as we jingle and mingle in celebration of the season.

Please bring a plate of cookies or finger food to share.  Beverages will be provided.
There will be crafts for children.

When:  Sunday, December 15th at 2:30 p.m.
All Are WELCOME!

Where:  The Longyear Museum, 1125 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

RSVP:  Lori Selby [email protected]

Dec
21
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DB Outreach: San Diego Principia Christmas Sing @ First Church of Christ, Scientist, Rancho Santa Fe
Dec 21 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Jan
17
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DB NLC: All Class Retreat (ACR) @ Principia College
Jan 17 – Jan 20 all-day

Principia College
1 Maybeck Place, Elsah, IL  62028

The annual All Class Retreat (ACR) will be held this year at Principia College from Friday through Saturday, January 17-20.  The retreat is planned for all NLC teens, parents, mentors, and class leaders.  It is certain to be a busy and exciting weekend.

Jan
31
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DB Outreach: Winter Weekend in the Berkshires for teens @ Vacation Village in the Berkshires
Jan 31 – Feb 2 all-day

Join DiscoveryBound teens (grades 7-12) in the Berkshires for two full days of inspiration, fun, and friendship.
There’ll be skiing/snowboarding at Jiminy Peak or snow tubing at Bousquet on Saturday and our very own DB
Winter Olympics on Lake Pontoosuc the following day. Stay in condos overlooking Jiminy Peak and enjoy an
evening with an inspirational talk, huge indoor swimming pool and hot tub. There will be time for hanging out
with friends – old and new. Most of all, it’s a chance for CS discussion with teens who think like you, with the
support of an awesome team of chaperones coming to be with us…so don’t miss it!

WHO:
7th–12th grade Christian Scientists and your friends
of all faiths. Bring a friend new to DB and you both
receive $10 off.
WHEN:
Friday, January 31 through Sunday, February 2, 2020
On Friday, arrive at Vacation Village in the
Berkshires in Hancock, MA after 8:00 p.m.
and depart Sunday at Lake Pontoosuc in
Lanesborough, MA at 2:00 p.m.
WHERE:
Lodging
Vacation Village in the Berkshires,
276 Brodie Mountain Rd. Hancock, MA
Skiing/snowboarding OR snow tubing
Jiminy Peak, 37 Corey Rd., Hancock, MA or snow
tubing at Bosquet in Pittsfield, MA (Saturday)

Cost:  To be announced
Contact: Lori Selby, [email protected] or 781-956-9035

Feb
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DB Compass: 2019-2020 Group Winter Retreat – Maple City, MI @ Camps Leelanau-Kohahna
Feb 13 – Feb 17 all-day

There’s nothing like a winter getaway to the beautiful Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore! Spend time together cross-country skiing, sledding down an epic hill, and digging deep into Christian Science topics in front of a crackling fire. Camps Leelanau-Kohahna are the perfect spot for this mid-year retreat for the 2019-2020 Compass group.

Click here for program details. 

Mar
6
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DB Outreach: All Ages Weekend
Mar 6 – Mar 8 all-day
May
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DB Compass: 2019-20120 Group Spring Retreat – Boston, MA
May 22 – May 25 all-day

Finish your Compass year strong by visiting Boston with your friends. This is the third and final retreat for the 2019-2020 Compass 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. 

Sep
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DB Outreach: 20s/30s – Iceland Adventure 2020 @ Keflavik International Airport (KEF)
Sep 20 @ 11:00 am – Sep 26 @ 3:00 pm

DB 20s/30s Iceland Adventure – September 20-26, 2020

Join Sten and a CS Practitioner as part of an 18 person group of 20s/30s that explores the southern region of Iceland in a supportive and healing Christian Science Atmosphere.

For:  Christian Scientists in their 20s/30s and their spouses/friends who are willing to dive into deep Christian Science discussions, support each other and the group by being patient, flexible and willing to help prepare and clean up group meals. Group travel always takes more time than solo or small group travel, and it can be a lot of fun with an inclusive easy-going group.

Cost: Registration is $1525 USD with a $250 non-refundable deposit paid with a debit/credit card to secure your spot. Your spot will not be confirmed until Sten Palmer has been in touch with you. Full payment is due July 20, 2020. Cost includes all meals (vegetarian or fish/meat) from lunch on Sunday September 20 to lunch on Saturday September 26, accommodation, and activities outlined in the Tentative Itinerary below. It does not include flights. A payment plan (6 x monthly payments) is available starting January 20, 2020, and ending June 20, 2020.

Cancellation Policy: Refunds, less a $250 cancellation fee, will be given to participants cancelling by January 20, 2020. Participants who cancel between January 21 and Jun 20, 2020, will be refunded less a $750 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued after June 20, 2020.

Additional Costs: If you have special dietary requirements beyond being a vegetarian, you’ll need to bring what you need with you. We’ll also be going to a discount supermarket mid-week for you to buy additional items. The food provided will be simple, as food is expensive in Iceland. If you’re a picky eater, bring foods you like. Also, activities on Friday, our free day, are not included.

20s/30s Subsidy: Thanks to our generous donors, $3000 of the costs of this trip have been subsidized, which benefits every participant.

Financial Aid: Financial Aid is also available up to $400 toward registration and up to $250 toward travel on a need basis. If the amount awarded does not meet participant needs, they have 48hrs to cancel their registration for their $250 deposit to be returned. Financial Aid deadline is December 20, 2019.

Tentative Itinerary: 

Sunday September 20: Fly into Keflavik International Airport before 11:00am. Drive to Grindavik for lunch. Drive to The Blue Lagoon for an afternoon of relaxing in the geothermal pools. Drive to B14 Hostel, Faxafen 11, Reykjavík, Iceland (We have the place to ourselves – twin beds in gendered rooms). Prepare and eat dinner there. Get to know you games.

Monday September 21: Prepare breakfast and a pack a lunch. Golden Circle Tour (in our vans) including: Thingvellir National Park, Snorkel Silfra Fissure, Geysir Geothermal Field, Gullfoss Waterfall, Friðheimar Tomato and Horse Farm, and Kerid Crater. Prepare and eat dinner back at B14 Hostel. Metaphysical Discussion.

Tuesday September 22: Prepare breakfast and pack a lunch. Pack up and drive ~5hrs to Jökulsárlón, a glacial lake with floating icebergs, seals and skuas, for a self-guided hike and/or solo time. We’ll have a lunch stop at Reynisfjara, the famous black-sand beach with basalt columns and trolls. Service activity: trash collection. We’ll finish the day with a short hike to Svartifoss – a basalt column waterfall – before heading to Hotel Skaftafell (twin beds in triple rooms). We’ll eat dinner in the Hotel Restaurant. Try for Northern Lights (dependent on conditions).

Wednesday September 23: Breakfast at the Hotel Restaurant. Pack a lunch. Check out of Hotel Skaftafell. Drive to Dyrholaey Arch, Skogafoss, Seljalandsfoss. Stop by Kronan Supermarket in Selfoss. Arrive at Gaulverjaskoli – The Old School House (twin beds in gendered rooms). Prepare and eat dinner at The Old School House. Informal Testimony Meeting (volunteer reader). Try for Northern Lights (dependent on conditions).

Thursday September 24: Prepare breakfast and pack a lunch. Drive then hike to Reykjadalur Hot Springs 2.4 Miles Round Trip – 682.4 ft gain – Out-and-Back Trail. Option 1: Afternoon Icelandic Pony Ride 2hrs ($105 not included – must book in advance). Option 2: Afternoon hike: Weather conditions will factor into the decision to either hike Krysuvik Georthermal Area Loop – 4.8miles moderate trail with lake and views in Reykjanesfolkvangur Reserve or hike Mount Esja – 5.2 mile steep, difficult, heavily trafficked loop trail. Option 3: Relax at The Old School House or explore the surrounding area on foot. Prepare and eat dinner at The Old School House. Try for Northern Lights (dependent on conditions).

Friday September 25: Prepare breakfast and pack a lunch. Free day (cost of activities is not included).Option 1: Explore Reykjavík: Drop off and pick up at The National Museum of Iceland, Suðurgata 41. (~$16/2000 ISK admission fee also allows access to Culture House, Hverfisgata 15). This is the time to try pickled shark if you like at Café Loki (not included) or journey Inside The Volcano (not included). Option 2: Relax at The Old School House or explore the surrounding area on foot. Prepare and eat dinner at The Old School House. Try for Northern Lights (dependent on conditions). Metaphysical Discussion

Saturday September 26: Prepare breakfast and pack a lunch. Wrap-up: Gratitude and highlights, evaluations. Check-out of The Old School House. Fly out of Keflavik International Airport after 3pm.

Weather: September high/low averages are 51°F/42°F or 11°C/6°C with 13/ days of rain. Iceland in September: Weather, Things to do & what to expect 

What to Bring on our 7-day adventure:

  • Passport valid for at least 6 months after your arrival on September 20, 2020
  • One bag and one day backpack, as space in the two vans is limited
  • Your favorite snacks (food is expensive in Iceland)
  • Food substitutes if you have special dietary requirements (we’ll also be stopping by a Supermarket mid-week).
  • Torch/Flashlight
  • Camera
  • Bible lesson
  • Favorite Game (optional)
  • Toiletries
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and chapstick
  • Thermos (optional)
  • Travel towel for after bathing in hot springs etc.
  • Second travel towel for showering (needed for first two nights)
  • Swimsuit
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Warm non-cotton layers
  • Warm Thermals (for underneath your dry suit for snorkeling the Silfra Fissure and daily use)
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Waterproof shoes for hiking
  • Wool socks
  • Scarf, warm hat, gloves
  • Water bottles (2 Quarts/Liters)

Contact: Sten Palmer, DB Young Adult Manager
[email protected]
Phone: 888.416.7348 x 139

Registration opens Thursday November 21, at noon, Mountain Time, and is on a first come, first served basis. You will not have a secured spot until you’ve paid the $250 deposit and have had confirmation from Sten. Please email Sten to be added to the wait list if registration is full.