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
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DB Compass: 2021-2022 Group Fall Retreat – CedarS Camps
Sep 3 – Sep 6 all-day

This year’s Compass teens are starting their year off strong with team building, discussions, games and more at this Fall Retreat at CedarS Camps. The Fall Retreat is combined with the DB Outreach National Event, although Compass teens do not need to register separately for the weekend (it is built into their Compass registration, along with the other two retreats for the year).

At this first weekend together, the Compass group will have time both on their own to lay the foundation for their year together and with everyone else to enjoy the activities of the weekend.

Click here to register for Compass (teens in 10th-12th grades for the 2021-22 school year)

Click here for Compass program details. 

Sep
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DB Outreach: 20s/30s Maine Getaway @ Adventure Bound
Sep 11 @ 4:00 pm – Sep 15 @ 10:00 am

DB 20s/30s Maine Getaway

Register Now Download Flyer Here Travel Form Financial Aid Form

Who: Christian Science 20s/30s and friends of all faiths

What: Ready to vacation?! Explore breathtaking landscapes while rafting the Kennebec River, hike to the stunning Moxie Falls, experience kayaking and stand-up paddle boards and enjoy wilderness camping under the stars. Disconnect from devices and take the time to connect with CS 20s/30s and friends of all faiths from across the country for an Adventure in Maine’s vacation destination. We have all the adventures and challenges you’ll love. In addition to great adventures, base camp is no ordinary base camp. This guided multi-day trip is inspiring and all inclusive – all you need to do is have the time of your life in the great outdoors.

Metaphysical Theme: “Each successive stage of experience unfolds new views of divine goodness and love.” (S&H 66:14)

Travel: The program starts and finishes in Caratunk, Maine. Base camp (Adventure Bound) is approximately 2.5 hours from Portland, ME and about 4.5 hours from Boston, MA. The address is above.

Boston Airport:
There is a 12-passenger van available to take individuals to and from Adventure Bound. The van will depart from Boston Logan International Airport no later than 12:30pm on Saturday, Sept 11th. If you are flying, or in the area, please arrive at the airport by 12:00pm (meeting spot tbd). On Wednesday, Sept 15th, book your flight to depart after 5:00pm (the van is scheduled to arrive at the airport at approximately 3pm). The cost of the van shuttle is $100 per person (this is an additional cost to the trip and will be paid separately).  Van seats are limited, so please register for the event and make sure to reach out if you would like a spot. This is currently only available for round-trip only.

Portland International Jetport:
No shuttle available.

Other:
Want to carpool with someone? Select that option on the travel form, so we can connect you with other individuals on the trip coming from your direction (not guaranteed).

If you are in the area before the event, and need a place to stay, feel free to reach out to Adventure Bound to set up a stay. They will provide you with pricing and availability. State that you are with the DiscoveryBound group.

Accommodations: Gender-based bunkhouses for 3 nights and gender-based tents for camp-out for 1 night. Or, if married, and want to stay with your spouse, bring a tent to stay in during the event.

Cost: $470 *Includes 4 nights of lodging, activities, meals – starting from Saturday night dinner through Wednesday breakfast. Travel costs are not included. 

Financial Aid: DiscoveryBound generously offers financial aid for registration and travel costs. Financial support is determined on an individual need, and grants are awarded up to $200 for registration and $200 for travel, not to exceed 50% of your total travel costs. Click here to complete the DB financial aid form. DB will notify you with the amount awarded within one month of your submitted request.

Cancellation Policy: Refunds less a $270 cancellation fee, will be given to participants cancelling by August 20, 2021. No refunds will be issued after this date and you will be responsible for the full registration fee.

Tentative Agenda: 

Saturday, September 11, 2021

  • 4:00 pm           Arrive and Check-in (get in between 4pm-5:30)
        • Utilize adventure center: swimming pool, hot tub (if available), volleyball, disc golf, hiking trails, arcade, basketball court, soccer field, campfires, game room, and projection movie screen
  • 6:00 pm           Dinner 
  • 7:00 pm           Introductions/Games/Overview of the weekend/Metaphysical Discussion
  • 8:30 pm           Campfire, pool, hot tub(if available)
  • 10:00 pm         Bunkhouse lodging (bring sleeping bag) – Lights Out

 

Sunday, September 12, 2021

  • 7:15 am           Full breakfast buffet
  • 9:00 am           Meet guides to discuss and prepare for day 
  • 10:00 am         Scenic Hike to Moxie Falls (Maine’s largest waterfall).
        • This relaxing hike has great views and swimming opportunities in the natural pools above the falls.
  • 12:00 pm         Break for a picnic lunch
  • 12:30 pm         Explore the Lower Kennebec River  (use 2-person inflatable kayaks and/or stand-up paddle boards)
  •  3:30 pm          Return to Adventure Bound and utilize the adventure center
  • 5:30 pm           Dinner 
  • 7:00 pm           Informal Church Service outdoors
  • 8:00 – 10:00     Free Time:  Campfire and utilize adventure center
  • 10:00 pm         Bunkhouse LodgingLights Out

 

Monday, September 13, 2021

  • 7:15 am            Full breakfast buffet
  • 8:00 am            Group Lesson Study 
  • 8:30 am            2-day Kennebec whitewater rafting orientation. 
        • Day 1 adventures consist of introductory rapids in smaller 8-ft. self-guided rafts along the East Outlet of the Kennebec River just below Moosehead Lake, with Adventure Bound staff providing support from kayaks and leading the way. Stopping at Ledge Falls for a picnic lunch and fun at the falls.  From there you continue on a motorboat shuttle to their remote (boat access only) campsite on Indian Pond.  The campsite will have tents and sleeping pads provided for us. Enjoy a cheese/cracker/pepperoni snack along with veggies and dip while the guides prepare dinner.
  • 6:00 pm             Lakeside BBQ
  • 7:30 pm             Wilderness sauna and a refreshing swim in the pond before a nighttime snack of s’mores around the campfire
  • 10:00 pm           Lights Out. Tent Camping. 

 

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

  • 6:30 am            Breakfast on the pond and group lesson study 
  • 7:30 am            Kennebec Whitewater Rafting Adventure
        • Depart by motorboat shuttle to Harris Station dam for Day 2 adventures for a 12-mile descent of the Kennebec river gorge with class III-IV whitewater.  Following the upper gorge section of rafting in the morning, we will stop along the banks of the river for a riverside barbecue. 
  • 3:30 pm.           Rafting trip concludes with a photo and video presentation of your rafting trip by Adventure Bound.
  • 5:30 pm.           Lobster Dinner
  • 8:00 pm            Campfire and utilize adventure center
  • 10:00 pm          Bunkhouse Lodging – Lights Out

 

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

  • 7:15 am           Full breakfast buffet
  • 8:30 am           Group Lesson Study 
  • 9:00 am           Debrief Weekend & Evals 
  • 10:00 am         Check out of bunkhouses and utilize adventure center amenities 
  • Depart at your leisure

Registration is open and will close on August 27th. 

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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
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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
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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]il.com
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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
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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
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DB OUTREACH: Northern California Adult Chapter – Yoyo Museum & Bidwell Park hike
Sep 25 @ 9:00 am

When:
Saturday, September 25

What:
Join the Northern California Adult Chapter Yoyo Museum and Bidwell Park hike

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 Tim Crump at [email protected] (916) 956-8385

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

 

 

 

 

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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
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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
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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
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DB OUTREACH: Northern California Adult Chapter – Gold Rush Life Tent Town – Coloma
Oct 9 @ 9:00 am

When:
Saturday, October 9 (Alternate date – 9/16)

What:
Join the Northern California Adult Chapter – Gold Rush Life Tent Town – Coloma

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 Hall at “[email protected]” – (530) 919- 5571

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

 

 

 

 

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!

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DB OUTREACH: All-Ages Dallas Metroplex Hot Dog Roast @ Cottonwood Park
Oct 16 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

What:

Dallas Metroplex Hot Dog Roast

Come one, come all to a hot dog roast in the park! 

Find out more about DiscoveryBound from
Lee Anne Meidell, DiscoveryBound’s Outreach Manager,
while enjoying fun and games with people of all ages.

When:  

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Where:

Cottonwood Park, 1301 W. Beltline Rd, Richardson TX 

Who:

Christian Scientists of all ages and their family and friends

Cost:

$1 per person, not to exceed $5 per family

Bring:

A side dish or dessert to share

RSVP:

by Thursday, October 14
Debby Barron  (214) 883-4346  call or text

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oct
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DB Outreach: DATE CHANGE All-Ages Virtual Game Night – Friday
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm

THE ALL-AGES VIRTUAL GAME NIGHT HAS BEEN CHANGED TO FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22.

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22
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DB Outreach: All-Ages Wild & Crazy Costumed Fun Game Night
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm

The Teen Game Night for October has been changed to all-AGES now!  please make plans to attend the All-Ages Game Night on Friday, October 22.

RSVP to Lee Anne Meidell at ([email protected])

 

WILD & CRAZY COSTUMED FUN GAME NIGHT for All-Ages VIA ZOOM
join DiscoveryBound via Zoom –  Meet new friends from all over the US!

Wear your favorite costume, mask or hat and let’s have some fun with Fall GAMES and PRIZES!

Friday, October 22
8:00 pm ET, 7:00 CT, 6:00 MT, 5:00 PT

Some fun activities will include:

  • Mixer get to know you game
  • Halloween – Name that Tune
  • Guess the number of Candy Corn in Glass Jar
  • Cell Phone (charged) for Trivia Kahoot Game
  • (optional but fun) Wear your craziest/wild/creative costume during our call 
  • (optional)  At home beforehand Carve/Decorate/Paint Pumpkin to share with the group (and we would LOVE a photo of it too!) 

RSVP by Thursday, October 21st to [email protected] or [email protected]
Once you RSVP, we will send you a zoom link to join the call.

COME JOIN THE FUN!