DiscoveryBound river trip to the Northern Neck in a gorgeous home on the Wicomico River near Reedville, VA. Enjoy the pool, hot tub, boat and tubing on the river. This trip is for 6th graders and up.
College students: We’d love for you to join us! Take a break from the beginning of classes with a relaxing and fun trip with other Christian Scientists where you can truly unwind.
We hope you can join us! And friends are more than welcome.
Leave: 5pm Springfield Church, Aug 23
Return: 4pm Springfield Church, Aug 25
Bring: Snack/sweet to share, pillow, sleeping bag, lesson/full text, musical instrument if you play, toiletries, BEACH TOWEL, PERSONAL TOWEL
Please RSVP for transportation
Join Us for the National Annual Event weekend in Los Angeles!
August 30 – September 2, 2019
Who: Teens entering 8th-12th grades and adults 20+.
Where: We’ll be staying at UCLA in northern Los Angeles. Address: 330 De Neve Drive Los Angeles, CA 90095
What: Teens will visit the Santa Monica Beach, Hollywood Walk of Fame, have a pool party, and enjoy workshops from actual industry professionals who are also Christian Scientists.
Adults will visit the Griffith Observatory, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and Walk of Fame.
Everyone will get to tour Warner Brothers Studios! You won’t want to miss this!
Early Bird: April 1st – June 30th Teens: $270 Adults: $450
Regular: July 1st – August 16th Teens: $300 Adults: $480
Need-based Financial Aid is available for teens up to $200 for registration costs and $300 for travel costs. Please fill out the form in your online account after you register to apply.
We are excited to be able to offer Financial Aid for adults for this event as well! Up to $150 for registration costs and $150 for travel costs. Please fill out the form above to apply.
WHO: CS Community and Friends
WHAT: Picnic at Laguna Niguel Regional Park
WHEN: Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 12: p.m.
Ellison Colarossi is part of the National Leadership Council’s (NLC) graduating class of 2020T. She is hosting a potluck picnic in the park with food, games and fun! We will provide hamburgers and hot dogs. Please support the event by bringing your favorite dish – Last name beginning with A-M bring your favorite side dish, and N-Z please bring your favorite dessert. Parking is $5 per car.
RSVP: Ellison Colarossi at [email protected] or 949-456-0981
Metaphysical Theme: Psalms 139: 7-10
“Whither shall I go from they spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: If I make my bed in hell, behold thou art there.
If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.”
Metaphysical Theme: …he shall set me up upon a rock. – Psalms 27:5
Come join us for a weekend at Stone Mountain Park. This is a wonderful opportunity to explore a wide variety of family-friendly outdoor activities, plus many natural and historic sights with 3,200 acres. The weekend will include a Swiss cable car ride to the summit, hiking, scenic railroad, water sports like canoeing, kayaking & SUP, reserved terrace seating for Lasershow Night Spectacular, BBQ dinner & inspirational speaker, Pumpkin Festival and much more. Come be a part of the fun!
WHEN: Friday, September 20, 2019 4:00 p.m. – Sunday, September 22, 2019 12:00 p.m.
Feel free to arrive anytime after 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd, Stone Mountain, GA
WHO: Christian Science families of all ages, 20s/30s, adults, and their friends of all faiths.
COST: $45.00 per person includes an all attraction pass, water sports, 2 breakfasts, Saturday night BBQ Catered Dinner & Inspirational Speaker, and reserved seating for Laser Show with drink and popcorn.
FINANCIAL AID: Registration financial aid is available for all participants up to $20 per person. Additional aid is available for family lodging if needed. Fill out financial aid form above.
This event is subsidized by the Asher Student Foundation and DiscoveryBound Atlanta Chapter.
$25.00 registration cancellation fee if cancelled by August 7, 2019. After August 7 there are no refunds.
No Refund deadline: August 8, 2019
Deadline to register is Thursday, September 12, 2019
Lodging (is on your own – so please make reservations ASAP to secure a spot)
Stone Mountain Inn – located at Stone Mountain Park (800-401-2407)
Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort located at Stone Mountain Park (770-879-9900)
Stone Mountain Park Campground (primitive tents, safari tents, cabins, yurts) (770-498-5710)
Weekend Schedule (Tentative)
|Friday, September 20|
|4:00-7:00pm||Arrival & Check|
|7:00pm||Introductions/Weekend Overview/Get to know you games|
|Saturday, September 21|
|9:00am||Hike up Stone Mountain or|
|10:00am||Tram to Stone Mountain|
|10: 15am||Group Lesson Study at top of Stone Mountain (optional)|
|10:45am||Hike down Stone Mountain or take Tram down|
|11:30-4:45pm||Lunch on your own at Crossroads, Common Clubhouse or Evergreen|
|All Attraction Pass to Stone Mountain Park,|
|REI Water Adventures (SUP, Kayak, Canoe)|
|9:00am||Lesson Study at Carillon (optional)|
|9:30-4:45pm||REI Water Adventures (SUP, Kayak, Canoe)|
|All Attraction Pass to Stone Mountain Park,|
|Lunch on your own at Crossroads, Common Clubhouse or Evergreen|
|5:00pm||Meet at Pavilion – Fun games for youth & adult fellowship|
|6:00pm||BBQ Catered Dinner (served only from 6:00-7:00)|
|7:00pm||Asher Student Foundation Presentationnspirational Speaker: Chris Irby Williams|
|7:20pm||Inspirational Speaker: Chris Irby Williams|
|8:00-9:00pm||Glow by Night Experience at Stone Mountain & Free Time|
|9:30pm||Lasershow Spectacular (Reserved Seating for our group)|
|Sunday, September 22|
|9:00||Outside Church Service & Sunday School|
|10:00||Weekend Highlights & Evaluations|
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to be in touch. We look forward to seeing you there!
DB 20s/30s New Hampshire Camping Trip
Come Join us for a weekend of camping up in New Hampshire!
Hiking, swimming, fun, friends, and of course S’mores by the campfire!
Cost is $11 per person per night for the campsite. Please pay BJ Thompson to confirm your registration. You can come for either Friday night ($11), Saturday night ($11) or both($22).
BJ’s Venmo is @William-BJ-Thompson
You are on your own for tent, bedding, camping gear, and transportation, but please do be in touch if you have extra of any of these or if are looking for any of these and we will do our best to connect people.
***Don’t let any lack of gear stop you from coming. Be in touch with us.
Food we will be doing as a group, sharing in responsibilities and cost. Please let us know if there is any cooking gear you can contribute to the trip.
*As this is a DiscoveryBound Event, there will be no guys and girls sleeping in the same tents, however married couples are the exception.
Organizers: BJ Thompson and Jake Elmore
PH: 469 360-4336
Spend an evening with us for games, a cookout and some friendly competition. Bring a side or a dessert to share and your favorite board game to play with others! We will have main cookout supplies (veggie and meat) and drinks. Please RSVP to Lane at 646-812-4809 so we know what to prep!
DB 20s/30s Arches Getaway – Arches & Canyonlands National Parks, Moab, UT
Be part of a 23 person group of 20s/30s staying at Moab’s newest luxury townhouses with pool, hot tub and free Wifi. It’s a perfect launching pad to choose your own day-trip adventures to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, all while enjoying an inspiring and healing Christian Science atmosphere.
Date: 5pm October 3 – 10am October 7
For: Christian Science adults and their friends in their 20s/30s
- Day hikes & night hikes
- Hot tub & Pool
- Mountain Biking (BYO bike or rent in town for ~$60/day)
Activity Level: Easy to difficult depending on personal choice of daily activities.
Early registration $250 – ends Wednesday August 14, 2019
Regular registration $280 – deadline is Wednesday September 18, 2019
Included: Accommodation, linen, towels, snacks & meals from dinner Thursday October 3 to lunch October 7.
Not included: Flights, bike rentals, optional additional park permits/passes.
Financial Aid is available on a need basis of up to $125 toward registration fee and 50% up to $200 for flights to SLC. The deadline for applying for Financial Aid has been extended to Wednesday September 18, 2019.
Cancellation Policy: Refunds, less a $125 cancellation fee, will be given to participants canceling by Wednesday September 11, 2019. No refunds will be issued after this date and you will be responsible for the full registration fee.
Entrada at Moab 631 & 635
650 W 400 N, Moab, UT 84532
We recommend that you carpool to Moab, UT, if you are coming from neighboring states.
To encourage carpooling of at least two people per vehicle, $50 fuel aid per vehicle is offered and distributed at the event.
For those who live too far away to drive, the closest major airport is Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC). DB is providing two vans from SLC to Moab and back. To be eligible for a van ride, you’ll also need to land before 12:00pm noon on Thursday October 3rd and depart after 4:00pm on Monday October 7th. Luggage space is extremely limited, so please bring carry-on only.
- The cost of park passes for the two vans will be covered by DB. If there are additional travel groups beyond these, park passes will be at those participants’ expense. Seven day passes are available at the Park Entrance Stations for $30 per Park or an annual Southeast Utah Parks Pass for $55 per vehicle. If you already have an Annual National Park please bring it to allow maximum flexibility for travel groups.
- Arches National Park Fiery Furnace hiking permit costs $6 per adult (not included).
- Mountain bike rentals are available in Moab for ~$60 per day (not included).
What to Bring:
- Annual National Park Pass (if you have one)
- Head lamp
- Water bottles (2 quarts)
- Hiking shoes
- Hat & sunglasses
- Swim suit
- Mountain bike (optional)
- Car full of friends (recommended)
Sten Palmer, DB Young Adult Manager
Phone: 888.416.7348 x 139
CENTRAL TEXAS FAMILY DB OUTREACH EVENT – AQUARIUM & PICNIC
WHEN: Sunday, October 6, 2019 – After Church
WHO: ALL AGES are welcome!
WHERE: Austin Aquarium, 13530 US 183 #101, Austin, TX 78750
WHAT: Day at the Austin Aquarium & Picnic
Event includes free admission
Bring your own lunch and meet at the picnic tables.
Drinks are provided by DiscoveryBound.
Contact: Nathalie Parker, DB Central Texas Chapter Contact – #253-249-3102
HIKE or BIKE on ANGEL ISLAND
This SATURDAY, Oct. 19
Meet at Tiburon Ferry at 9:45 AM (ferry leaves at 10:00) and every hour on the hour.
Ferry cost: $15 round trip
People can bring a bike on the ferry or rent a bike at the island. Bike rentals are $13.50/hour or $50/day. The main biking option is to ride around the perimeter on a paved loop.
Last time, most of the people hiked up Mt. Livermore, which is 800 feet. It was about a 2 hour hike up and an hour down.
lunch and snacks
sunscreen if desired
clothing for warmth (could be windy, foggy, rainy–who knows)
From SACRAMENTO AREA: Sacramento-area people meet at 1st church parking lot at 8 am.
We can meet anyone in Davis at the Mace Boulevard Park and Ride at 8:30 am.
BAY AREA people can meet at the Tiburon Ferry at 9:45 am. We can see if there is interest to meet for dinner afterward.
RSVP immediately to Steve Barton
[email protected] or call 1-916-531-6414
Halloween Party – Gracie Sampson & Trinity Hutt’s National Leadership Council’s Capstone Project
“…The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.” (Galatians 5: 22-23)
Come join us for a fun kids and family oriented Halloween Party, grab a Halloween Costume (optional) and join us for games, treats and Halloween festivities.
When: Saturday, October 19, 2019
Where: The Sampson’s Home
340 Acton Street, Carlisle, MA
Who: All Ages
RSVP: [email protected] or 978-758-8541
Spook-Tacular Bowling Event
“Love for God and man is the true incentive in both healing and teaching. Love inspires, illumines, designates, and leads the way. Right motives give pinions to thought, and strength and freedom to speech and action.”
Join Christian Scientists of all ages and their friends of all faiths for a DiscoveryBound friends and family, Halloween-themed Bowling and Pizza event. Subsidized by the DB Columbus Chapter. Meet new friends, creative exciting Fall memories of fun and laughter!
When: Sunday, October 20, 2019 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Where: Ten Pin Alley, 5499 Ten Pin Alley, Hilliard, OH 43026 (Lanes 9-12)
Cost: $5.00 per person includes everything: food and drinks, shoes, bowling admission, plus a free $10 arcade game card. (subsidized by the DB Columbus Chapter)
Optional: Wear your Halloween Costume
RSVP before October 13th: Peachy Sarmiento 614-290-8807 or Madith Barton 614-747-6776
Please join us for our fall DiscoveryBound (DB) Outreach webinar and conference call on Tuesday, October 22nd. We will be hosting two sessions, so please select one of the following times:
1st Session – 5:00pm (PT), 6:00pm (MT), 7:00pm (CT), 8:00pm (ET)
2nd Session – 7:00pm (PT), 8:00pm (MT), 9:00pm (CT), 10:00pm (ET)
Metaphysical Theme for 2019 – “True prayer is not asking God for love; It is learning to love, and to include all mankind in one affection.” (No & Yes 39:17-18)
- Staff Intros – Lee Anne Meidell – NEW DB Outreach Manager
- Events summary and fruitage (local volunteers & DB staff share)
- How to address challenges in your chapter work
- Sharing your successful activities and/or upcoming activities
By sharing in a webinar format, this gives everyone the opportunity to see each other and hear what others have to say. It would be helpful if you would let us know which session you will be joining by replying to this email.
Here is the link to join the webinar and conference call: https://zoom.us/j/118221739 (join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android)
Or iPhone one-tap : US: +16699006833,,118221739# or +16468769923,,118221739#
Or Telephone： Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location)：US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 876 9923 US
Meeting ID: 118 221 739
We hope you will join us for this interactive webinar/conference call. Please let us know if you will be attending and which session. We look forward to your participation and insights!
The DB Team
Denver Alumni, our next Adventure Unlimited activity is on the calendar!
WHO: DiscoveryBound Alumni and their friends and families
WHEN: October 26, 2019, 4–6pm
WHERE: Downtown Denver Aquarium, 700 Water Street, Denver, CO 80211
WHAT: Bring your family or friends to the Denver Downtown Aquarium and join with other alumni as we adventure through the underwater attractions and learn about life in the sea. This activity is a chance to meet and explore the Aquarium exhibits together as an alumni group. Plan to spend anywhere from an hour to two hours at the Aquarium and connect with alumni along the way!
We will meet inside the Ballroom entrance to the side of the main ticket window and head in together.
COST: EARLY BIRD pricing is $15.50 per person (Children under 2 are FREE.) You MUST pay prior to October 15th to get the Early Bird Price. Otherwise, you will queue in line for regular priced admission starting at $22.99 when you arrive at the Denver Aquarium.
For more information about the Downtown Denver Aquarium go to their website: https://www.aquariumrestaurants.com/downtownaquariumdenver/visitorInfo.asp
QUESTIONS: If you have questions or want the Early Bird pricing call Jennifer Franklin at 407-716-3500!
Get ready for a fun fall treat-
It’s movie night at Allison and Duncan Morrissey’s house!
In honor of Halloween, we will watch Hotel Transylvania under the fall sky in their backyard movie theater.
Bring a blanket or chair, your favorite cozy sweater and a favorite treat to share with the group (no tricks here!).
This event is open and welcoming to all ages and families, we hope to see you there!
The Morrissey’s live at 4636 Lee Ave, La Mesa, CA 91942.
Please RSVP to Lane Brown at 646-812-4809.
North Carolina Museum of Art
Come Join us for an afternoon of lunch and docent tour
When: Friday, November 1, 2019
12:00 meet for lunch (bring your own or purchase at museum)
1:30 free docent tour
Where: North Carolina Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd. Raleigh, NC
Meet: Lori Selby, DB Outreach Manager from Boston
RSVP: Cindy Smith 919-219-3371 or [email protected]
Pot Luck/Board Game Night for ALL AGES!
Families and DB friends of all ages, join us for a potluck dinner and game night for individuals and families in North Carolina. Bring your favorite dinner item and board game to share for a fun evening of food, fellowship and fun.
Information about DB programs and upcoming events will also be shared by Lori Selby, DiscoveryBound’s Outreach Manager from Boston.
When: Friday, November 1 2019 6;00 p.m.
What: Pot Luck/Board Games/Learn more about DB
Where: Catherine Smith’s Home, 101 McWaine Lane, Cary, NC
Who: All Ages
RSVP: Cindy Smith at [email protected] or 919-219-3371
It’s harvest time, come fellowship with us!
When: Saturday, November 2nd
Where: The Cartier’s House – 9516 Brighthaven Ln. Charlotte, NC 28214
Who: Everyone! All ages are welcome!
Drop off & Pick Up: Dinner will start at 6:30 pm and the movie will follow.
Bring: We will provide pizza and s’mores. Please bring a side or other dessert to share.
RSVP by October 30th to [email protected]
Be on the lookout for information regarding a Christmas party hosted by Acorn.
Lunch Outing following church in Charlotte, NC
When: Sunday, November 2, 2019 Following church 11:30 a.m.
Where: Restaurant to be determined
Who: All ages
Meet: Lori Selby, DiscoveryBound Outreach Manager from Boston