DB 20s/30s Dinner & Game Night
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Tuesday, July 16 at Asher House, 1634 19th St, NW, Washington, DC 20009
All 20s/30s are welcome, so please join us for some fun!
Bring your favorite board game
Walk 3 mins from Dupont Circle Station or park on the street
RSVP Sten (339) 216-8926 [email protected]
Sten is connecting 20s/30s and helping to strengthen local communities across the nation this summer and fall.
This event offers a healing atmosphere that is alcohol, smoke and drug free.
DB Outreach – DB Young Adult Manager Visits NYC – Join us for Ice Cream
Sten Palmer will be connecting with and gathering 20s/30s together and would love to meet you!
Join us for ice cream on DB after the 10th Church NYC Testimony Meeting Wednesday night July 17!
Cones Artisanal Ice Cream: 272 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014
Contact Sten: (339) 216-8926 [email protected]
Mother Church NLC & 20s/30s Interns BBQ Lunch
When: Sunday, July 28th following church service at TMC
Where: Lori Selby’s home, 439 Morton Street, Stoughton, MA 02072
Who: TMC College Interns & NLC High School Interns
Pick Up & Drop off: Transportation provided – Pick up is at TMC following church service and then return in the late afternoon.
Cost: Free – The DiscoveryBound Boston Chapter will be providing 2 (15) passenger vans for transportation to and from Lori’s home and all food for the BBQ. We will be providing hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, appetizers, salads, drinks and dessert!
RSVP & Contact: by Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Brooke Engel 303-638-0006 or
Hannah Hathaway 323-901-9173
DB San Diego Summer Pool Party! – All Ages
Saturday, July 20, 1:30-6:00 p.m.
Jump in the pool to cool off, test your skills on the putting green or in a game of Ping Pong, and join in the cookout! The Ogans have offered their home in Poway for a pool party and cookout! The pool and games will be ready at 1:30 p.m. and we will start the BBQ around 5:00 p.m.
Cost: Bring a salad, side dish, or desert to share for the cookout, DB San Diego will provide meat and vegetarian grill options and drinks.
Directions: 14964 Huntington Gate Dr. Poway, CA 92074 – Their home is the 1st on the right side of the cul-de-sac and we will have balloons and a sign to designate the location. Street parking is available.
RSVP: Lane Brown at 646-812-4809 or [email protected] for planning food options
Who: Christian Science adults of all ages and friends of all faiths
What: 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 adults and your 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. You will even get a chance to have Lobster if you would like! 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.
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. A DB shuttle is available to/from Portland, ME airport for an additional fee: $25 one way ($50 for round-trip). Please see the Travel Form above to give us your transportation information.
July 20, 2019 – Departs Portland, ME Airport at 1:15pm to arrive at Base Camp by 4:00pm (arrive into PWM by 12:30 p.m.)
July 24, 2019 – Depart Base Camp at 10:15am to arrive at Portland, ME Airport by 1:00pm (depart PWM after 2:30 p.m.)
Accommodations: Gender-based bunkhouses for 3 nights and gender based tents for camp-out for 1 night or bring a tent to stay with spouse during the weekend.
Level of Activity – need to be an active adult since we will be camping and white water rafting as the main activity.
There will be a licensed Maine guide in each raft when we go on the class III-IV white water rafting. Short hike to Moxie Falls.
Registration IS OPEN until Friday, July 12th.
For questions about registration only, call Mackenzie Shepherd: (303) 779-3000 ext. 138
Cost: $580 *Includes 4 nights lodging , activities, meals – starting from Saturday night dinner through Wednesday breakfast. Travel costs are not included. If you need transportation from the Portland, ME airport, let us know (Additional fee of $25 each way)
Thanks to recent generous donations, DiscoveryBound is now able to offer scholarships to adults attending DB events and programs. DB can even help with up to $150 towards registration and/or up to $150 towards travel costs. Do not let finances stop you from attending this DB event! Let us know if you have a need and we will get back with you in regards to next steps. The link to the Financial Aid form can be found at the top of this page.
Refunds less a $290 cancellation fee, will be given to participants canceling by Wednesday, July 3rd. No refunds will be issued after this date and you will be responsible for the full registration fee.
Saturday, July 20, 2019
|Afternoon||Arrive and Check-in at 4:00 p.m. Utilize adventure center: swimming pool, hot tub, volleyball, disc golf, hiking trails, arcade, basketball court, soccer field, campfires, game room, and projection movie screen|
|7:00 pm||Introductions/Overview of the weekend/Inspirational Sharing|
|8:30 pm||Campfire (wood is provided), Pool, Hot Tub|
|10:00 pm||Bunkhouse lodging (bring sleeping bag) – Lights Out|
Sunday, July 21, 2019
|7:15 am||Full breakfast buffet|
|9:00 am||Meet with your guides to discuss and prepare for your day of a morning hike to Moxie Falls and an afternoon of Kayaking on the Lower Kennebec River.|
|10:00 am||Scenic Hike to Moxie Falls. Take an Adventure Bound bus shuttle to the trail head to Moxie Falls, Maine’s largest waterfall. This relaxing hike has great view 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 using 2-person inflatable kayaks and stand-up paddle boards.|
|3:30 pm||Return to Adventure Bound and utilize the adventure center|
|7:00 pm||Informal Church Service outdoors|
|8:00 pm||Free Time: Campfire (wood is provided) and utilize adventure center|
|10:00 pm||Bunkhouse Lodging – Lights Out|
Monday, July 22, 2019
|7:15 am||Full breakfast buffet|
|8:00 am||Lesson Study (optional)|
|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|
|Wilderness sauna and a refreshing swim in the pond before a nighttime snack of s’mores around the campfire.
Tent Camping (2-3 person tents) Lights Out
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
|6:30 am||Breakfast on the pond|
|7:30 am||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. Each raft (16-ft in length) of approx. 6-9 paddlers will be accompanied by a licensed Maine whitewater guide. 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.|
|8:00 pm||Campfire (wood is provided) Utilize adventure center|
|10:00 pm||Bunkhouse Lodging – Lights Out|
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
|7:15 am||Full breakfast buffet|
|9:00 am||Debrief Weekend with DiscoveryBound|
|10:00 am||Check out of bunkhouses, utilize adventure center amenities and depart at your leisure|
DB San Diego Summer Pool Party! – All Ages
Jump in the pool to cool off, test your skills on the putting green or in a game of Ping Pong, and join the cookout! The Ogans have offered their home in Poway for a pool party and cookout! The pool and games will be ready at 1:30pm and we will start the BBQ around 5pm.
Cost: Bring a salad, side dish, or desert to share for the cookout. DB San Diego will provide meat and vegetarian grill options and drinks.
Directions: Please RSVP to Lane Brown so we can plan for food options. The address is 14964 Huntington Gate Drive, Poway, CA 92064. Their home is the first on the right side of the cul-de-sac and we will have balloons and a sign to designate the location. Street parking is available.
Grass Valley to Lake Chabot Hike in Oakland Foothills
Contact Steve Klocksiem for further details.
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