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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.

Sep
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DB Outreach: Fall Weekend at Stone Mountain, GA @ Stone Mountain Park
Sep 20 @ 4:00 pm – Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm

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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.

Cancellation Fee:
$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
8:00pm Free Time
Saturday, September 21
8:00am Continental Breakfast
                  Option 1
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)
                  Option 2
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
                  Everyone
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
8:00am Continental Breakfast
9:00 Outside Church Service & Sunday School
10:00 Weekend Highlights & Evaluations
11:00am Pack up

 

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

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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
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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
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DB Outreach: Photography in the Rockies, Grades 7th-12th @ YMCA Estes Park,
Nov 8 – Nov 10 all-day

PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE ROCKIES!

7th – 12th Grade Weekend


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Come join us for a weekend in Estes Park outside of Rocky Mountain National Park! This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about photography while enjoying some of the best Rocky Mountain National park has to offer. The weekend will include inspiration, fun, Sunday School, a workshop by Sam Sensor on photography, making new friends, hiking to some iconic lakes in the park including Bierstadt and Sprague Lake, and enjoying everything the YMCA has to offer. Teens you won’t want to miss this amazing weekend! Space is limited.

WHEN: Friday, November 8, 2019 6:00 p.m. – Sunday, November 10, 2019 12:30 p.m.

WHO: Christian Science 7th thru 12th Graders and their friends of all faiths.

WHERE: YMCA Estes Park, 2515 Tunnel Rd, Estes Park, CO

COST:  $99.00 per person includes a two night stay at the Estes Park YMCA, all meals, free admission to Rocky Mountain National Park, a photography workshop by Sam Sensor, and onsite activities at the YMCA including roller blading.

FINANCIAL AID:   Teens (parents) may apply for financial aid through DiscoveryBound as part of the registration process.  Assistance for teens is up to $70 for registration, and up to $200 for air travel finances, and is granted on a first come, first served basis.  For additional assistance, you are welcome to reach out to a local branch church or DiscoveryBound Chapter, or to fund raise independently. Please reach out to us if the amount stated above doesn’t meet your needs. Our goal is for finances to never be an obstacle for teens to join us for an event.

Cancellation Fee: $29 registration cancellation fee if cancelled by October 17, 2019. After October 17, 2019 there are no refunds.

NO Refund deadline: begins on October 18, 2019

Deadline to Register: Thursday, October 31, 2019

Lodging: Accommodations will be at the YMCA in Estes Park, CO five minutes outside of Rocky Mountain National Park.

Equipment needed: Please bring your own camera. If you have a camera that uses an interchangeable lense that is ideal however, all cameras are acceptable including cell phones.

Transportation:
If driving:
Arrival on Friday, Nov. 8 (two options):
1)  Arrive at YMCA in Estes Park at 6 p.m. (YMCA Estes Park, 2515 Tunnel Rd, Estes Park, CO)
2)  Arrive at DiscoveryBound Office by 4 p.m. to carpool (5201 S Quebec St. Greenwood Village, CO)
Departure on Sunday, Nov. 10:
Pick-Up at Asher House Boulder at 12:30 p.m. (805 29th St. Unit 511, Boulder, CO)

If flying:
Arrival at Denver International Airport (DEN) on Friday, Nov. 8 between 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Departure at DEN between 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10.
* DB airport shuttle to YMCA and from Asher House will be provided.

Questions: Email [email protected] or call 303.779.3000 ext. 138

This event is generously underwritten by the Asher Student Foundation.

Who is Sam Sensor, your workshop facilitator? Check out his website!

Weekend Schedule (Tentative)

Friday, November 8
1:00-4:00 pm   Arrive to Denver International Airport
4:15-6:00 pm   Load the vans and drive to the YMCA Estes Park
6:00 pm           Arrive at YMCA & Settle into rooms
6:30 pm           Dinner
7:30 pm           Welcome, introductions, DB video, and overview
8:30 pm           Evening campfire
9:30 pm           Quiet time with bunkmates
10:30 pm         Lights out

Saturday, November 9
7:30 am           Wake up
8:00 am           Lesson Study
8:30 am           Breakfast
9:30 am           Inspirational Talk
10:15 am         Photography workshop with Sam Sensor
11:30 am         Lunch
12:30 pm         Hiking and photography in Rocky Mountain National Park
6:00 pm           Personal time
6:30 pm           Dinner
7:30 pm           Roller Blading
9:00 pm           Down time
10:30 pm         Lights out

Sunday, November 10
7:45 am           Wake up & Pack
8:30 am           Breakfast
9:30 am           Leave for First Church of Christ, Scientist Boulder
10:00 am         Sunday School
11:10 am         Drive to Asher House
11:30 am         Visit Asher House Boulder, Lunch and Goodbyes
12:30 pm         Drive to DEN Airport & Local pick-ups at Asher House Boulder
1:30 pm           Arrive at Denver International Airport (DEN)
3:30-5:30 pm  Flights Depart
 

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

 

Nov
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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
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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!

Mar
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DB Outreach: Colorado Winter Weekend for All Ages – Space is limited
Mar 6 – Mar 8 all-day

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Space is limited.  

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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DB Outreach: Jetty Park All Ages Camping/Kayaking – Cape Canaveral, FL @ Jetty Park Campground
Mar 27 – Mar 29 all-day

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Come join Florida DB chapters for a weekend of fun, sun, and inspiration! This annual popular event for all ages held at the Jetty Park beach and campground in Cape Canaveral, Florida include a 2-night/3-day campout along the white sandy ocean front and the opportunity to take part in a wide range of exciting recreational activities. If you are not a camper, there are hotels nearby or just come for the day. Feel free to join us for any part of the weekend.

Metaphysical Theme:
“Love enriches the nature, enlarging, purifying, and elevating it.”  (S&H 57: 23-24)
Saturday Night Guest Speaker:  Abraham McLaughlin, “Healing happens here: Celebrating the impact of Christian Science in our world today”.  As Manager of The Christian Science Publishing Society, Abe oversees The Christian Science Monitor, Journal, Sentinel, Herald, and Quarterly. He began his career as a Monitor correspondent, reporting on the American Midwest from Chicago, the White House during the Sept. 11 attacks, and the continent of Africa. He and his wife, Jen, live in Boston with their two Jack Russell terriers.

Weekend activities include:
• 2-hr guided kayak tour
• Sunrise & evening walks on the beach
• BBQ dinner & games Saturday evening
• Inspirational speaker
• Sunday service outside
• Meet reps from CS camps & Principia

WHO:  Christian Scientists of all ages and their friends of all faiths.
All youth must be accompanied by a parent/guardian – child care is not provided.
WHEN: Arrive: Friday, March 27 any time after 3:00 pm  Depart: Sunday, March 29 at noon
WHERE: Jetty Park Campground 400 Jetty Park Road, Cape Canaveral, FL
COST:
$79 per tent; includes two nights of camping, planned activities, and inspirational speaker.
$10 per person for food; includes breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, BBQ dinner. Ages 5 and
under are free.
$10 per person for Saturday ONLY; includes BBQ dinner and inspirational talk.
$30 per person ages 5+ kayak tour encountering manatees and dolphins (includes guide tip).

REGISTRATION:
See attached reservation form. Due March 20, 2020. Registrants will be sent an email with packing list, directions and other details.
QUESTIONS:
For more details, visit: DiscoveryBound.org/JP-20
Central Florida: Contact Wendy Landry [email protected] 407.341.3453
Tampa Bay: Contact Julie Webster [email protected] 813.760.4749
Southeast Florida: Contact Cathy Gerzina [email protected] 954.675.3248
Jacksonville: Contact Jean Martin [email protected] 904.887.6067

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to be at this Jetty Park event because I get to meet wonderful new people with whom I got to explore a new place and have meaningful conversations.”. – DB Outreach Jetty Park participant

 

Sep
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DiscoveryBound Outreach National Retreat @ CedarS Camps
Sep 4 – Sep 7 all-day

The DiscoveryBound National Event has been turned into a Retreat this year!  Join us at CedarS Camps for a weekend of fun camp activities, workshops, discussions on hot topics, and inspiration!

This is the perfect opportunity to see your friends from school, any of the camps, other DB programs, or just come make a bunch of new ones!  Adults are also invited to join our Adult Track!  You won’t want to miss it!

Save the Date: Labor Day Weekend 2020 – September 4th-7th, 2020

Check out photos from past National Events here: https://dbgallery.smugmug.com/DB-Outreach-events/DB-Outreach-National