Join us for the Calaveras Big Tree hike. It’s located in Stanislaus, 50 miles east of Stockton. Please contact Jim Wright to RSVP and to find out more details regarding time, directions, cost, etc.
Join us for a hike at Frog Pond. It’s located NW of Yolo/Cache Creek. Please RSVP to Jim Wright and to find out more details regarding the time, directions, etc.
Join us for a hike in the Bay Area. Please RSVP to Steve Barton and to find out more details regarding time, directions, etc.
Join us for a Thai dinner at Coconut on T. Please RSVP to Sharon Hansen and for details regarding time, directions, cost, etc.
Join for a potluck dinner and a night of board games. Please RSVP to Virginia Early and to find out more details regarding time, directions, what to bring, etc.
Join us for pizza and planning the 2019 calendar of events. Please RSVP to Sharon Hansen and to find out more details regarding time, directions, what to bring, etc.
Join us for an Afghani dinner at Bamyan Palace in Sacramento. Please RSVP to Sharon Hansen and to find out more details regarding time, directions, cost, etc.
Join us for a New Year’s day hike at Rush Ranch which is located SE of Solano/delta. Please RSVP to Jim Wright and to find out more details regarding time, directions, etc.
Come enjoy a dessert auction fundraiser for the Denver Metro DB Chapter, learn about the A/U Ranches, enjoy some pizza and take home some fabulous treats!
Cindy Engel, auctioneer extraordinaire, will be auctioning off yummy desserts. This fundraiser benefits our metro Denver CS youth and their involvement in local, regional and national DiscoveryBound events. This chapter also supports local family activities.
Before the auction, enjoy lunch, learn about A/U Ranch programs for youth, teens, families and adults. See the A/U Ranches brand NEW video.
Please come and bring your friends!! It’s going to be a “sweet” event.
RSVP (need for pizza order) to [email protected] or [email protected] OR call or Susan Barner #303.570.4275 Pizza and refreshments will be provided. Please contact Susan if you are wanting to donate a dessert for the Auction.
“Spirit is symbolized by strength, presence, and power, and also by holy thoughts, winged with Love.” – S&H 512:8-9
Come join us for a cozy family weekend at the A/U Ranches! This is a wonderful opportunity to relax and have fun while enjoying the company of other Christian Science families and friends. Take part in sledding, broom hockey, climbing in the Rock Gym, horseback riding, games and cards in the lodge and much more. Even if you have a good book you are trying to finish, bring it along and enjoy reading by the fire. Feel free to do as few or as many activities as you want, but come be a part of the fun!
WHEN: Friday, March 1 – Sunday, March 3, 2019
WHERE: A/U Ranches, Buena Vista, CO
WHO: Christian Science families, 20s/30s, adults, and their friends of all faiths. This is not a teen only weekend. There will be no chaperones provided and families will be housed in cabins. There will also be 20s/30s and adult cabins by gender.
COST: $69 per person (included in the cost are all meals beginning with Saturday breakfast through Sunday lunch, lodging and Ranch activities. Horseback riding is an additional expense and can be purchased when registering.)
FINANCIAL AID: If needed, up to $34 in financial aid is available for youth 17 and under. When registering, you will have the opportunity to apply.
TRAVEL: Please plan to arrive at the A/U Ranches between 7-8pm on Friday, March 1. Departure on Sunday will be at 1pm.
CANCELLATION POLICY: If for some reason you need to cancel, you may do so up until Friday, February 8 with a $35 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given after February 8.
Registration closes February 20, 2019
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to be in touch. We look forward to seeing you there!
This event is generously underwritten by the Asher Student Foundation and other partners.
The Principia Club of Jacksonville and DiscoveryBound Jacksonville Chapter invite you, your family, and friends to participate in the annual Global Days of Service.
When: Saturday, April 27 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Sulzbacher Center 611 East Adams St. Jacksonville, FL
Who: Volunteers must be 12 or older
This shelter is the only place in Northeast Florida where residents can receive three nutritious meals a day, 365 days a year. Every day, the center prepares and serves over 1,600 meals to shelter residents and hungry neighbors.
Space is limited. Depending on the number of participants, we may split into two shifts:
Preparation from 9–11 a.m. | Serving from 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
For more information, monetary donations, and to sign up, please contact
Jean Martin at [email protected] or 904.887.6067
Fort Funston Beach Cleanup With Principia Club in San Francisco.
Contact Marini for further details.
Mt. Tamalpais Steep Ravine Trail
Contact Steve Klocksiem for further details
Horse Tail Falls Hike in Sierras (moderate/difficult, 2.5M RT)
Contact Sharon Hansen for further details.
Sugar Pine Point Mansion Tour & Beach Day in Tahoe
$12.00 for bike rental
Contact Ed Ballard for further information
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|
Grass Valley to Lake Chabot Hike in Oakland Foothills
Contact Steve Klocksiem for further details.
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.
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
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