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.
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
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
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
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
Meet: Lori Selby, DB Outreach Manager from Boston
RSVP: Cindy Smith 919-219-3371 or [email protected]
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)
DB 20s/30s Friendsgiving @ Asher House Boulder
Sunday November 17, 2019 at 4:30pm
Join us for some delicious food and conversation!
Please RSVP and sign up to bring something (optional) here:
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!
Please join us for our 4th annual Friendsgiving! Join us at Alex & Beth Griffin’s house for an evening full of fun, friends, and lots of food! We will be having a potluck style Thanksgiving meal, so please sign up to bring either a side dish, dessert, or drinks to share! This celebration is open to everyone so please invite all your friends!
Let us know if you want to come but need a ride down and we can arrange carpools. You can also take the Commuter Rail to get out to their house. Let us know if you plan on taking the Commuter Rail and we can pick you up from the station.
Also, if you have any board games you want to bring, please do!
You can use the link below to access a google docs page to say what item you’re bringing and if you need a ride or can drive people, thanks!
This event is supported by DiscoveryBound Outreach and is alcohol, drug and smoke free.
DB 20s/30s nyc friendsgiving
Sunday, November 24th at 1:30 PM
505W 29th St, New York, NY 10001
Please join us for our annual Friendsgiving event!
To bring: a dish to share (Appetizer, Side Dish, Dessert etc.)
Hope to see you there!
RSVP/Questions contact Zach Selby (781) 336-7669
DB 20s/30s Friendsgiving Potluck Dinner & Game Night
Friday, November 29th at 5:30 PM
DB 20s/30s St. Louis and the Asher Student Foundation warmly invite you to a celebration of gratitude and friendship at Asher House, St. Louis.
Asher House, St. Louis
7301-03 Delmar Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63130
We would greatly appreciate your contribution of a side dish, drink or dessert and please bring
your favorite game for afterward!
Space is limited, so please RSVP at (530)258-7581 or [email protected] if you’d like to join us.
DB 20s/30s St. Louis
DB 20s/30s Winter weekend in Nh
Come and have fun skiing, snowboarding, playing games, and being with friends.
Arrive at or after 7:00pm on Friday, February 7th. Eat dinner beforehand. Snacks will be provided for that night. Then food will be provided for the rest of the weekend including lunch on Sunday, February 9th.
Cost: The cost is $75 per person, which covers food (Friday night snacks – Sunday lunch), lodging for 2 nights, and services of a Christian Science Practitioner. The price does not include getting to event (carpool/plane ticket), or the Saturday winter activities.
We will be skiing/snowboarding at Wildcat Mountain. The prices are as follows:
- Lift Ticket: $61
- Ski/Snowboard Rentals: $35
- Helmet Rental: $0
DiscoveryBound Headquarters and the DB Boston Chapter are generously financially subsidizing this event with $1,500 toward costs.
Financial aid: DiscoveryBound generously offers financial aid for travel costs for these events. Financial support is determined on an individual need, and grants are awarded up to $150, 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. If you are in need of further financial aid beyond travel costs, please contact us.
Flying in: The nearest airport is Logan International Airport Boston (BOS) and we will be offering a pick-up service for those arriving by 3:00pm on Friday and depart after 5pm on Sunday. Be sure to let us know on the registration form if you require pick-up/drop-off to the airport. Please ensure you share your flight details and any delays with us.
Carpooling: The home that we are staying at is 2.5/3 hours away from downtown Boston, therefore we will need to carpool to make sure that everyone makes it to the house safely. In the below google form, please let us know if you have a car and are willing to drive. Also, please let us know if you need a ride, we will be happy to help coordinate a ride for you. Below are also our cell phone numbers, so please feel free to let us know if you have any questions.
What to bring: Sleeping bag/sheets, pillow, and towel.
Accommodation: We will be staying at 176 Glen Ledge Rd, Glen, NH 03838 Attitash Mountain
Register deadline: January 17th
Check: Made out to Jake Kearney send to 25 Symphone Road, Boston, MA 02115
Refund policy: If you cancel up to one week in advance of the event (January 18th), you will be charged a $50 cancellation fee and the remainder will be refunded. All cancellations after January 18th are non-refundable.
Registration is full! To be added to the waitlist, please contact:
Megan Selby 781-724-3969 [email protected]
Jake Kearney 303-618-9581 [email protected]
Organizers of DiscoveryBound 20s/30s Winter Weekend 2020
DB 20s/30s weekends have a non-judgmental Christian Science atmosphere that is inclusive of everyone and is free from drinking, smoking, using illicit drugs or marijuana. Participants agree to support this healing atmosphere.
DB 20s/30s Game night at LA Asher house
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sunday February 23, 2020
All 20s/30s are welcome, so please join us for some fun!
Bring your favorite board game
RSVP Sten (339) 216-8926 [email protected]
Sten is connecting 20s/30s and helping to strengthen local communities across the nation.
This event offers a healing atmosphere that is alcohol, smoke and drug free.
DB 20s/30s NYC game night
When: Feb 28 from 6:00 PM
Where: Elizabeth Brooks home – 27-30 23rd St, Apt 1, Long Island City, NY 11102
Contact Zach with any questions: (781) 336-7669
Space is limited. We’re pleased to announce we’re nearly at capacity, so register now.
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
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!
This event is generously underwritten by the Asher Student Foundation and other partners.
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.
“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
$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).
See attached reservation form. Due March 20, 2020. Registrants will be sent an email with packing list, directions and other details.
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
db 20s/30s spring retreat at crystal lake camps – save the date
Join us at Crystal Lake Camps, the Christian Science camp located in Hughesville, Pennsylvania, for a weekend of fun camp activities!
We’ll enjoy waterfront activities such as canoeing, stand-up paddleboarding, and maybe even swimming for those brave enough to dive in; we will venture up the High Ropes Course and Climbing Wall; play a round or two of 8 Sticks (a CLC classic, kind of like capture the flag); and explore some of the 25 miles of trails.
During this weekend, we’ll have time to relax, get to know one-another, enjoy the peaceful and quiet atmosphere of Crystal Lake, and engage in metaphysical discussion.