DB Outreach: National Virtual – Christian Science Talk by Tom McElroy, C.S.B.
Sep 18 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

DiscoveryBound Outreach (DBO) is very grateful to be partnering with Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist, San Diego in offering this talk. This virtual lecture kicks off DB Outreach’s alternative national event for 2020. Be sure to check out the DB website event calendar to learn more about the DBO in-person events on Saturday, September 19 in a variety of locations across the country. And DBO will be offering additional virtual opportunities.

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The talk will be 30-40 minutes with the opportunity to ask questions immediately afterwards.

Topic: Spiritual discovery: Finding peace and strength in a time of upheaval

Tom McElroy, practitioner of Christian Science healing and international speaker, will present his Zoom webinar talk, “Spiritual discovery: Finding peace and strength in a time of upheaval,” on Friday, September 18 at 5:30 pm PDT. McElroy’s talk is sponsored by Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist, San Diego (La Jolla). Everyone is invited to this free talk that will have a teen focus.

This Zoom webinar will focus on comforting and healing precepts found in the Bible, and show how they are available for anyone to understand and experience through the lens of Christian Science.

“Spiritual discovery is about understanding more of what God is and learning to see our lives and the world through God’s all-good nature,” says McElroy. “It’s about stripping away surface-level appearances in order to discern what actually IS. Spiritual discovery reveals what is substantial, lasting, and powerful — and this leads to healing. What’s the outcome? Progress. Peace. Wholeness. Strength. For anyone.”

Sharing examples of healing from his own life and professional practice of Christian Science, McElroy will explain why Christian Science is both Christian and scientific, meaning that people can prove the effectiveness of the spiritual ideals found in the Bible for themselves, as fully described in the book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, written by the founder of the Christian Science movement, Mary Baker Eddy.

McElroy will also touch on the life of Mary Baker Eddy, a mid-nineteenth century woman from New England, who came to understand, confirm, and teach what she felt was original Christian healing. Eddy herself said she was especially inspired by Christ Jesus’ demand, “He that believes on me, the works that I do will he do also; and greater works than these will he do, because I go unto my Father” (found in the Gospel of John 14:12 in the Bible).

For over 150 years, people around the world have worked to follow Christ Jesus in this practice of Christianity and continue to do so today, with healings of physical ills and personal difficulties.

Tom McElroy has been a Christian Science practitioner for many years, helping people on a daily basis through this scientific approach to prayer. In more normal times, he travels from his home base near Boston, MA, to speak to audiences around the world as a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship.

To join this Zoom webinar, please enter this link:

Or, to call in from a phone dial: US +1 646 876 9923 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 669 900 6833. When prompted, enter webinar ID: 895 2820 8818 followed by #.


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DB Outreach: New England – National Event Alternative In-Person Gathering @ Hopkinton State Park
Sep 19 @ 11:30 am – 5:00 pm

Teen Track Postponed – Adult track still taking place

DB Outreach: New England – National Event Alternative In-Person Gathering

Join us for an in-person gathering at Hopkinton State Park for teens (grades 8th-12th) and separate track for adults for a fun day of water activity, short hike, inspiration and discussion sessions.  Meet new friends and enjoy the outdoors!  We are offering this event outdoors so that we can follow state guidelines and regulations regarding social distancing and group gatherings.
There is a maximum of 10 adults at  picnic site due to the MA restrictions and guidelines. 

Download Flyer Teen Registration Adult Registration Adult Financial Aid Form

Metaphysical theme: “Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.” – Deuteronomy 31:6 NKJV

Who:  Teens (grades 8-12) and Adults (teens can be dropped off for the day if parents are not able to attend adult activity)
When:  Saturday, September 19, 2020  11:30 a.m. – 4:00 pm. (deadline is Wednesday, September 16th)
Where:  Bill’s Pizzeria Kitchen & Grille &
Hopkinton State Park, 64 Cedar St. Hopkinton, MA 01748 (508) 435-4303

Adult Activity
Outdoor lunch at Bill’s Pizzeria then head to Hopkinton State Park.  Discussion session on Tom McElroy’s talk from Friday night.  We will enjoy the trails and water activity (SUP, kayaking, canoeing, quad pedal boating)
We will share about the Asher Student Foundation.

$30 per person includes daily parking fee, all water activities, and lunch at Bill’s Pizzeria
Financial aid is available up to $15 per person.
If we have to cancel due to new restrictions or weather conditions there will be a full refund

What to bring:
Bag lunch & drink, water bottle for activities, comfortable clothing for water sports and/or short hike, mask, chair

There is a maximum of 10 adults for a picnic site at this event due to the MA restrictions and guidelines.  Registration is based on first come first serve.  Sign up now!

RSVPLori Selby, [email protected] or 781-956-9035

This event is subsidized by the Asher Student Foundation

Tentative Schedule for adults
11:30 am – Meet at Bill’s pizzeria for lunch, 14 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA

12:30 – Head to Hopkinton State Park, 164 Cedar Street, Hopkinton, MA

12:45 pm –  3:00   Adults Active activity (kayaking/SUP, canoeing, quad pedal boat, short hike)  

3:00 – Adult group discussion & Asher Student Foundation

4:00 pm – everyone share highlights, inspiration and gratitude 

4:30 pm  end of day – good byes

Special note: State Social Distancing and Restrictions will apply during our time together. 

Thank you to Asher Student Foundation for their generous support of this activity. To learn more about Asher Houses please visit

DB Outreach: Colorado National Event Alternative In-Person Gathering @ Epic Sky Trek
Sep 19 @ 11:00 am – 7:30 pm

2020 National Event Alternative: Fall In-Person Gatherings

Join us for our National Event alternative this year in Colorado!  This one-day event is still for teens (grades 8-12) and adults.  Get ready for a fun day of climbing in a ropes course, discussion sessions, inspiration and fellowship!  Come meet new friends and enjoy the outdoors in beautiful Colorado!  We are offering this event outdoors to comply with state guidelines and regulations regarding social distancing and group gatherings. 

Download Flyer Teen Registration Adult Registration Adult Financial Aid Form


Saturday, September 19th, 2020 from 11:00am – 7:30pm (dinner provided)


Epic Sky Trek

1375 Plum Creek Pkwy, Castle Rock, CO 80104


Christian Science Teens (grades 8-12) & Adults and their friends of all faiths


$30 per person
Includes:  ropes course, activities, and dinner.  Registration is open!

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available up to $15 per person. If DB cancels this event due to changes in state regulations or weather conditions you will receive a full refund.

Tentative Schedule for teens and adults

11:00am – Arrive and welcome, icebreaker games
11:30 – Adults: 15 min inspirational talk (again focused on the meta-theme)
12:00 – Teens & Adults lunch (please bring a sack lunch with you)
12:30 – Teens: 15 min. inspirational talk
1:00pm –  Teens: Active session (ropes course)
1:00pm – Adult discussion sessions:

  • 1:15-2:00pm discussion session topic: Finding Peace & Strength in a Time of Upheaval 
  • 2:15-3:00pm Chat with the Prac (similar to brown bag discussions)

3:30pm – Teen discussion sessions:

  • 3:45-4:30pm discussion session topic: Finding Peace & Strength in a Time of Upheaval 
  • 4:45-5:30pm discussion session topic: Jam Session (brown bag discussions)

3:00pm – Adults: Active session (ropes course)
5:30pm – Hangout time – frisbee/spike ball/etc.
6:00pm – Asher Student Foundation short presentation
6:15pm – Dinner served for everyone – DB will be providing dinner.
6:45pm – Everyone share highlights, inspiration, and gratitude
7:00pm – Evals & Fruitage
7:30pm – End of day – goodbyes!

*Things to bring: Sack lunch, full water bottle, camping chair/crazy creek, mask, comfortable clothing for climbing in the ropes course and/or other activities (*longer pants and closed toe shoes are mandatory for the ropes course, but please feel free to bring a change of clothes to change into afterwards).

Special note: State social distancing and other restrictions will apply during our time together.

Thank you to Asher Student Foundation for their generous support of this activity. To learn more about Asher Houses please visit



DB Outreach: 20s/30s Hangout Game Night! @ Zoom
Sep 22 @ 6:30 pm

20s/30s young adults are welcome to join DB, a practitioner, and other Christian Science young adults around the country for a virtual game night! These Hangouts are held twice a month on Zoom. We start with metaphysical sharing and inspirational, facilitated by a different practitioner supporting each call. Then we play games!! The host always has a game prepared and ready to play, but participants are encouraged to bring/teach/run their own favorite games the group can play virtually as well. We hope you can join us!!

5:30pm PT, 6:30pm MT, 7:30pm CT, 8:30pm ET

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

DB Outreach: History Talk for Adults – Life at 400 Beacon Street by Heather Frederick
Sep 24 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Have you ever wondered what it was like to work for Mary Baker Eddy?

Come join us for a talk about Life at 400 Beacon Street:
Working in Mary Baker Eddy’s Household, a recent publication
from Longyear Museum Press!


Thursday, September 24th at 5:30pm Pacific Time.
(8:30pm ET, 7:30 CT, 6:30 MT, 5:30 PT)
The talk will be about 1 hour, with time to ask questions at the end.


CS Adults and their friends, all who wish to attend are invited.


Zoom Webinar – RSVP here:
Once you submit your RSVP, you will receive a confirmation email with details on how to join.

About the talk…

Author Heather Vogel Frederick, who heads up Longyear’s
Research & Publications team, will share inspiring stories
of those who served on Mrs. Eddy’s staff between 1908 and
1910. From all walks of life, these were ordinary people
in extraordinary circumstances, invited to join one of the
most high-profile households in the world: The home of
the Discoverer, Founder, and Leader of Christian Science.
Heather will also relate some of the surprising discoveries
that came to light during the research process, and share
insights about the important work that Mary Baker Eddy
completed during her three fruitful years at Chestnut Hill.

Here is a link if you are interested in visiting the the Longyear Museum website:

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DB Outreach: Fall Fun Game Nights – Virtual Zoom @ DiscoveryBound Outreach
Sep 29 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Fall Fun Nights for all AGES!
join DiscoveryBound via Zoom – “Get your game face on”…come join the fun for some Virtual Games that we can play together on Zoom. Meet new friends from all over the US!

Tuesday, September 29
Come one come all – all ages are welcome
8:00 pm ET, 7:00 CT, 6:00 MT, 5:00 PT

RSVP by Monday, September 28th to [email protected] or [email protected]
Once you RSVP, we will send you a zoom link to join the call.



DB Outreach: Teen Bible Talk with Madelon Maupin
Oct 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Teen Bible Talk with Madelon Maupin

Join DB and Madelon Maupin as we explore the Bible and discover new insights and just how relevant it is to our lives today!


Friday, October 9th, 2020, 5:30pm Pacific Time
(8:30pm ET, 7:30 CT, 6:30 MT, 5:30 PT)


Teens grades 8th-12th


Zoom Webinar – RSVP here:
Once you have submitted your information, you will receive an automated email with details on how to join.

Send in your questions about the Bible!

Madelon invites you to send her your questions before October 2nd, and she will incorporate the answers into the talk!  Email your questions to Madelon at: [email protected]

If you want to learn more about Madelon please visit her website at

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DB Compass: 2020-2021 Group Winter Retreat – A/U Ranches
Dec 28 2020 – Jan 1 2021 all-day

There’s nothing like a winter getaway to the stunning Rocky Mountains! Spend time together skiing, sledding and digging deep into Christian Science topics in front of a crackling fire. The A/U Ranches are the perfect spot for this mid-year retreat for the 2020-2021 Compass group.

Click here for program details. 

DB Compass: 2020-2021 Group Spring Retreat – Boston, MA
Apr 23 – Apr 26 all-day

Finish your Compass year strong by visiting Boston with your friends. This is the third and final retreat for the 2020-2021 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. 

DB Outreach: 20s/30s Spring Retreat – SAVE THE DATE @ Crystal Lake Camps
May 21 @ 4:00 pm – May 23 @ 3:30 pm

db 20s/30s spring retreat at crystal lake camps

Join us at Crystal Lake Camps, the Christian Science camp located in Hughesville, Pennsylvania, for a weekend of fun camp activities!

We’ll enjoy waterfront activities such as canoeing, stand-up paddleboarding, and maybe even swimming for those brave enough to dive in; we will venture up the High Ropes Course and Climbing Wall; play a round or two of 8 Sticks (a CLC classic, kind of like capture the flag); and explore some of the 25 miles of trails.

During this weekend, we’ll have time to relax, get to know one-another, enjoy the peaceful and quiet atmosphere of Crystal Lake, and engage in metaphysical discussion.

DB Outreach: 20s/30s – Iceland Adventure 2021 @ Keflavik International Airport (KEF)
Sep 19 @ 11:00 am – Sep 25 @ 3:00 pm

DB 20s/30s Iceland Adventure – September 19-25, 2021

Join a DB trip leader 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 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, but it can be a lot of fun with an inclusive easy-going group.

Cost: Registration is $1,525 USD with a $250 non-refundable deposit paid with a debit/credit card to secure your spot. Your spot will not be confirmed until Shelby Barner has been in touch with you. Full payment is due June 10, 2021. Cost includes all meals (vegetarian or fish/meat) from lunch on Sunday September 19 to lunch on Saturday September 25, 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 10, 2021, and ending June 10, 2021.

Additional Costs: We recommend that you purchase personal travel insurance for this trip. 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, if needed. The food provided will be simple, as food is expensive in Iceland. If you have specific food/snack choices, feel free to pack 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. Register before completing the Financial Aid Form.

Financial Aid Form   

Tentative Itinerary: 

Sunday September 19: 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 20: 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 21: 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 22: 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 23: 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 Horse 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 24: 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 25: 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 19, 2021
  • 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
  • Journal
  • 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: Shelby Barner, DB Young Adult Manager
[email protected]
Phone: 888.416.7348 x 139

Registration Is now full. Please email Shelby to be added to the waitlist.