Aug
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DB Outreach: Annual National Event in Los Angeles @ University of California, Los Angeles
Aug 30 – Sep 2 all-day

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+.

Download Flyer         Adult Financial Aid Form

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!

Registration: 
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.

Oct
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DB Outreach: N. California Hike or Bike, Saturday, October 19 @ Hike or Bike Angel Island
Oct 19 all-day

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.

BRING:
lunch and snacks
water
sunscreen if desired
sunglasses
boots/walking-biking shoes
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

Oct
22
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DB OUTREACH: CHAPTER WORKER AND AMBASSADOR WEBINAR
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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)

  Tentative agenda:
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)

      1. Staff Intros – Lee Anne Meidell – NEW DB Outreach Manager
      2. Events summary and fruitage (local volunteers & DB staff share) 
      3. How to address challenges in your chapter work
      4. 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

Nov
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DB Outreach: North Carolina Museum of Art – Adults @ North Carolina Museum of Art
Nov 1 @ 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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
Who:  Adults
Meet: Lori Selby, DB Outreach Manager from Boston
RSVP:  Cindy Smith 919-219-3371 or [email protected]

Nov
16
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DB Outreach: N. California’s upcoming 2019 “End of the Year” activities
Nov 16 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 am

Mark your calendars now, for these great events!

November 16 – Planning & Pizza at Sharon Hansen’s.  (RSVP – Sharon Hansen)

November 30– Dinner at Blue House Korean Restaurant in Roseville (RSVP – Marini Ballard)

December 14 – Dressy Dinner at Delta King Pilot House in Old Sacramento.  (RSVP – Sharon Hansen)

January 1 – New Year’s Tennessee Valley Trail Hike in Marin.  (RSVP – Jim Wright)

Nov
17
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DB Outreach: San Diego – FRIENDSGIVING! @ Browns' house
Nov 17 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us as we gather to celebrate the season of gratitude. Let’s celebrate Thanksgiving and pre-game for the main event with a Friendsgiving feast at the Browns’! The Brown Family will provide the turkey (veggie and meat options) and the trimmings, we invite friends to bring drinks, a side dish, salad, or dessert to share. Brown House San Diego is located at 6485 Decanture Street, San Diego, CA 92120. Please RSVP to Lane Brown at 646-812-4809 so we can know how much to prepare, and leave a comment with what dish you’d like to share. All of our events are open and welcoming to all ages and families, we hope to see you there!

Feb
13
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DB Compass: 2019-2020 Group Winter Retreat – Maple City, MI @ Camps Leelanau-Kohahna
Feb 13 – Feb 17 all-day

There’s nothing like a winter getaway to the beautiful Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore! Spend time together cross-country skiing, sledding down an epic hill, and digging deep into Christian Science topics in front of a crackling fire. Camps Leelanau-Kohahna are the perfect spot for this mid-year retreat for the 2019-2020 Compass group.

Click here for program details. 

Feb
22
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DB Outreach: Community Gathering in LA @ Sky High Sports
Feb 22 @ 3:30 pm

Community Gathering – Los Angeles, CA – Saturday, February 22 2020

Download flyer here

Come see what Adventure Unlimited’s DiscoveryBound and A/U Ranches programs are offering this year!

Who: Everyone is invited! We have programs for ALL AGES – youth, adult and family.

What: Join us at Sky High in Woodland Hills for an afternoon of indoor trampoline jumping with other Christian Science families from around LA!

When: Saturday, February 22nd at 3:30pm

Location: Sky High Sports, 6033 De Soto Ave, Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Contact: Karen Ostler – [email protected] or (818) 321-4917
Alison Peticolas (A/U) – [email protected] or (719) 398-9331

We want everyone to be able to attend our programs! For the A/U Ranches, financial aid is available for youth and family/adults. Visit www.campershipfund.org for more information. For DiscoveryBound, registration and travel aid is available for all 3 programs and is part of the registration process.

Feb
23
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DB Outreach: Community Gathering in LA @ Schreiber-Nguyen residence
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm

Community Gathering – Los Angeles, CA – SUNDAY, February 23 2020

Download flyer here

Come see what Adventure Unlimited’s DiscoveryBound and A/U Ranches programs are offering this year!

Who: Everyone is invited! We have programs for ALL AGES – youth, adult and family.

What: Join us for a pool party and lunch! Learn more about our Family/Adult programs which are open to Christian Scientists and their friends and family of all faiths.

When: Sunday, February 23rd at 12:00pm

Location: Schreiber-Nguyen residence: 1094 Acanto Place, Los Angeles, CA 90049

Contact: Alyssa Schreiber-Nguyen – [email protected] or (949) 842-2247
Alison Peticolas (A/U) – [email protected] or (719) 398-9331

We want everyone to be able to attend our programs! For the A/U Ranches, financial aid is available for youth and family/adults. Visit www.campershipfund.org for more information. For DiscoveryBound, registration and travel aid is available for all 3 programs and is part of the registration process.

Mar
1
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All-Camp and DiscoveryBound Show – Seattle @ 3rd Church of Christ, Scientist
Mar 1 @ 12:00 pm

Come try out “Richie’s Plank” virtual reality (VR) experience, play camp games and watch the brand-new all camp video. Lunch will be provided. Everyone is encouraged to come join the fun!

Mar
6
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DB Outreach: Colorado Winter Weekend for All Ages – Registration is full – Wait list is available.
Mar 6 – Mar 8 all-day

Register Here  Download Flyer

Registration Is now full. Please email [email protected] to be added to the waitlist.

Come join DiscoveryBound for a cozy weekend at the A/U Ranches! This is a wonderful opportunity to relax and have fun while enjoying the company of other Christian Scientists and friends of all ages. Take part in sledding, broom hockey, climbing in the Rock Gym, snowshoeing, games and cards in the lodge and much more. Or just bring a good book, sit by the fire and enjoy a mug of hot chocolate.  Feel free to do as few or as many activities as you want, but come be a part of the fun!

WHEN: Friday, March 6 – Sunday, March 8, 2020

WHERE: A/U Ranches, Buena Vista, CO

WHO: All Ages:  This exciting weekend is for all ages.  All youth must be accompanied by a parent/guardian – child care is not provided.  It’s a special opportunity for everyone to spend time together.  Families will be housed together.

WHAT:  (See Weekend Schedule below)

COST: $99 per person (included in the cost are all meals beginning with Friday dinner through Sunday lunch, lodging, and most activities.)

FINANCIAL AID: If needed, up to $49 in financial aid is available for everyone. When registering, look for the link to the Financial Aid online form.

TRAVEL: Please plan to arrive at the A/U Ranches between 5-7pm on Friday, March 6. Departure on Sunday will be at 1pm.  Transportation through DB is not provided.

CANCELLATION POLICY: If for some reason you need to cancel, you may do so up until Friday, February 14, 2020 with a $50 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given after February 14.

Registration closes February 27, 2020 – Space is limited.  

ALL AGES Colorado WINTER Weekend Schedule

Friday, March 6
5 -7 pm        Arrival – pizza for dinner
7:30             Welcome to the weekend in Valerie Lodge
                    Lodge time – Schedule Overview & Get-to-Know You Games

Saturday, March 7
7:30 am      Lesson Study in Valerie Lodge (optional)
8:00            Breakfast in Valerie Lodge
9:00            Inspirational in Valerie Lodge
9:30            Morning Activities (sign-up)
11:00          Visiting Calves & Horses (sign-up)
12:00 pm   Lunch in Valerie /Free time
1:15-5:00   Afternoon Activities (sign-up)
2:00-5:00   Princeton Hot Springs (sign-up + additional charge – tentative)
6:00           Dinner in Valerie Lodge
7:00           Presentation & Ice Cream Social
8:00           Lodge Time – family activity

Sunday, March 8
8:00 am    Breakfast in Valerie Lodge
9:30          Drive into Town for Church / Sunday School
10-11        Church / Sunday School
11:15        Back to Ranches & Pack
12:00        Lunch & Weekend Evaluations in Valerie Lodge
1:00          Goodbyes & Departure

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to be in touch. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

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This event is generously underwritten by the Asher Student Foundation and other partners.

 

Mar
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*CANCELED* DB Outreach: Jetty Park Camping – Cape Canaveral, FL @ Jetty Park Campground
Mar 27 – Mar 29 all-day

CANCELED Jetty Park All-Ages Kayaking/Camping Weekend in Cape Canaveral

As of today, March 18, Adventure Unlimited (including DiscoveryBound) is stopping all work travel and in-person events until April 1st.  At that time we will determine if additional steps need to be taken for the month of April. This means that our DB Annual Jetty Park weekend is canceled. I got a call from Jetty Park campground today (March 18th) and they are closing starting tomorrow at noon until further notice. We have been working with the following citation from II Timothy, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”

Here is a possible alternative activity for our Jetty Park Weekend canceled event:
Challenge for you: Bring Jetty Park Home! Send us a photo or short video of a beach or camping activity (ie. S’mores, tenting in your backyard) with your family and/or small group of friends to share on DiscoveryBound social media. Text to Lori Selby at 781-956-9035.

Please know that we are still planning and registering for future inspiring and fun events to take place this year. The DiscoveryBound Outreach team will assess the current situation on a regular basis.

Check out our upcoming weekend events:

I want to thank our DiscoveryBound Florida Groups (DB Tampa, DB Southeast FL, DB Central Florida, DB Jacksonville) for their support of this event! Help us spread the word to those that were interested in attending!

Please feel free to reach out to me with further questions. We certainly appreciate your flexibility during this time. We look forward to seeing you at Jetty Park next year!

“A calm, Christian state of mind is a better preventative of contagion than a drug, or than any other possible sanative method; and the “perfect Love” that “casteth out fear” is a sure defense.” (Miscellaneous Writings p. 229:24)

With Love,  Lori Selby

 

Apr
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DB OUTREACH: VOLUNTEER AND AMBASSADOR WEBINAR @ DB Outreach Volunteer & Ambassador Webinar
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm

Please join us for our spring DiscoveryBound (DB) Outreach webinar and conference call on Thursday, April 23rd.  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)

Agenda & Zoom Conference Line will be coming soon!

We hope you will join us for this interactive webinar/conference call.
The DB Team

 

May
5
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DB Outreach: Virtual Game Night for Adult Volunteers @ Zoom link
May 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Virtual Game Night for Adult Volunteers

Join us for some inspiration, conversation, and games.

1st Session Tuesday May 5 –   8:00pm (ET),  7:00pm (CT),  6:00pm (MT), 5:00pm (PT)

Email Lori for the Zoom link: [email protected]

May
7
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DB Outreach: Virtual Game Night for Adult Volunteers @ Zoom Call
May 7 @ 10:00 pm

Virtual Game Night for Adult Volunteers

Join us for some inspiration, conversation, and games.

Thursday May 7 – 10:00pm (ET), 9:00pm (CT),  8:00pm (MT), 7:00pm (PT)

Email Lori for the Zoom link: [email protected]

May
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*Postponed* DB Compass: 2019-2020 Group Spring Retreat – Boston, MA
May 22 – May 25 all-day

Finish your Compass year strong by visiting Boston with your friends. This is the third and final retreat for the 2019-2020 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.

Compass families: If you have questions about the status of this trip, please email Katie Price.

Click here for program details. 

Sep
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*Cancelled* DB Outreach National Event at CedarS Camps
Sep 4 – Sep 7 all-day

the DB National Event at CedarS camps has been cancelled for 2020


After much discussion, evaluation, and humble prayer, we have decided to not proceed with the in-person event at this time. This was not an easy discussion for the DB Outreach and Compass team, and we spent many meetings evaluating our options, but ultimately, we feel this is the right decision. A few of the reasons behind this decision include concerns about travel, group lodging, large group gatherings, and the hindrance on the way we would want to run this event with regard to Christian Science.
We are so grateful for the support of the CedarS staff in making this decision.  They understand this is a very different year for everyone, and fully support our reasoning. We are considering the possibility of partnering together for this event in an upcoming year. 
The Outreach team is already exploring other options for how to reach teens and adults this fall in a meaningful, fun, and inspiring way to take the place of the National Event this year.  We encourage you to check back here soon to see what kind of regional activities are available!

WHO:

Teens: 8th–12th grade (2020-2021 school year) Christian Scientists and your friends of all faiths.

Adults: Christian Science adults and friends

When:

TBA

CANCELLATION POLICY:

DiscoveryBound has cancelled this in-person event, so all registrants will receive a 100% refund of their deposit and payments towards registration costs.  These refunds will be completed by July 10th.

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DB Compass: 2020-2021 Group Fall Retreat – TBD
Sep 4 – Sep 7 all-day

Compass families: Stay tuned for updates about the fall retreat!

Click here for program details. 

Sep
19
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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.

Cost:
$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 https://asherstudentfoundation.org/

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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

When

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

Where

Epic Sky Trek

1375 Plum Creek Pkwy, Castle Rock, CO 80104

Who

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

Cost

$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 https://asherstudentfoundation.org/