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: 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]iscoverybound.org 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
9
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DB Outreach: Pot Luck/Board Game Night for all Ages @ House across the street from Tenacre
Nov 9 @ 4:00 pm

Pot Luck/Board Game Night for all Ages

Families and DiscoveryBound friends of all ages, join us for a potluck dinner and game night for those who live throughout NJ. Bring your favorite dinner item and board game to share for a fun evening of food and fellowship.
Come learn about DB’s three programs and its desire to unify and to provide diverse opportunities for the entire CS community. Meet Lori Selby, DiscoveryBound Outreach Manager.

The gathering is taking place in a house across the street from Tenacre’s main campus. Tenacre will provide cookies.
Who:  All Ages
When:  Saturday, November 9, 2019 4:00 p.m.
What:  Pot Luck/Board Games/Learn more about DB
Where:  884 Great Rd. Princeton, NJ
RSVP:   Alison Scherr at [email protected] or 917-861-6606

Nov
29
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DB OUTREACH: 20s/30s Friendsgiving Dinner & Game Night @ Asher House St. Louis
Nov 29 @ 5:30 pm

DB 20s/30s Friendsgiving Potluck Dinner & Game Night

Friday, November 29th at 5:30 PM

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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.

Event organizer:
Andrew McKinley
DB 20s/30s St. Louis

Dec
15
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DB Outreach: DiscoveryBound Atlanta & Principia Christmas Sing @ Garden Hills Recreation Center in Buckhead
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Principia Club of Atlanta and DiscoveryBound Atlanta Chapter invite you, your family, and friends to our annual Christmas Sing as we jingle and mingle in celebration of the season.

When: December 15, 2019 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Where:  Garden Hills Recreation Center in Buckhead, 335 Pinetree Drive NE Atlanta, GA 30305
Who:  All are WELCOME!
RSVP:  Connie Wallingford at [email protected]
2020 Principia calendars will be available for $10 each.
For questions on the day of the Sing, please call Connie at 678.570.8414.
If you’d like to bring snacks or sweets, they are always appreciated!

 

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DB Outreach: DiscoveryBound Boston/Principia Christmas Sing @ Longyear Museum
Dec 15 @ 2:30 pm

The Principia Club of Greater Boston and DiscoveryBound Boston Chapter invite you, your family,
and friends to our annual Christmas Sing as we jingle and mingle in celebration of the season.

Please bring a plate of cookies or finger food to share.  Beverages will be provided.
There will be crafts for children.

When:  Sunday, December 15th at 2:30 p.m.
All Are WELCOME!

Where:  The Longyear Museum, 1125 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

RSVP:  Lori Selby [email protected]

Jan
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DB NLC: All Class Retreat (ACR) @ Principia College
Jan 17 – Jan 20 all-day

Principia College
1 Maybeck Place, Elsah, IL  62028

The annual All Class Retreat (ACR) will be held this year at Principia College from Friday through Saturday, January 17-20.  The retreat is planned for all NLC teens, parents, mentors, and class leaders.  It is certain to be a busy and exciting weekend.

Feb
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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
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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

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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
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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

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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.

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DB Outreach: 20s/30s Game Night in LA @ Asher House
Feb 23 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

DB 20s/30s Game night at LA Asher house

5:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sunday February 23, 2020

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All 20s/30s are welcome, so please join us for some fun!

Pizza provided

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.

Mar
22
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Atlanta – All-Camps & DiscoveryBound Virtual Show @ Online
Mar 22 @ 4:00 pm

Join us by video or phone! Representatives from the All – Camps & DiscoveryBound will do a “virtual” camp show with Zoom – Please register for the meeting using the following link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEtf-6gqjkiUyUdwUFKS-a_IruJryX1dQ 

We have programs for ALL AGES – youth, adult and family. Watch the All Camp Video and DiscoveryBound and celebrate with us!

RSVP:  Lori Selby at [email protected] or 781-956-9035

Sponsored by the Campership Fund

 

 

May
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*Postponed until Spring 2021* DB Outreach: 20s/30s Spring Retreat @ Crystal Lake Camps
May 15 @ 4:00 pm – May 17 @ 3:30 pm

db 20s/30s spring retreat at crystal lake camps

Postponed to Spring 2021

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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.

For More Information & to Register – Click Here

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. 

Jun
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DB Outreach: Virtual Chairside Chat with DiscoveryBound – Delafield, WI @ Clearview Home, Delafield, WI
Jun 17 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Virtual Chairside Chat with DiscoveryBound hosted by Clearview Home in Delafield, WI
Wednesday, June 17 12:00 p.m. EST
Lori Selby with be sharing the DB video as well as sharing what DB has to offer for all ages. Come join the fun!
Contact Lori Selby for Zoom details at [email protected] or click on this link for further details

News & Events

 

Jul
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*POSTPONED TO FURTHER NOTICE* DB Outreach: 20s/30s MBE Longyear Houses in MA & NH
Jul 9 @ 5:30 pm – Jul 12 @ 5:00 pm

DB 20s/30s MBE longyear houses

postponed to further notice

Gain new insights on the life and works of Mary Baker Eddy while touring many of her houses through the Longyear Museum.

When: Thursday July 9  5:30-6:30 PM – Sunday July 12 5:00 PM

Where: Throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire

Who: People in their 20s/30s interested in learning more about MBE and her life and works

Cost options: $200 (sharing by gender), $275 (own bed sharing by gender), $425 (for own room). Cost includes accommodation Friday and Saturday nights, travel to houses, meals from Thursday dinner to Sunday Breakfast. Thursday night accommodation in the Boston area is not included but for those coming from out of town have the option to be hosted and a $25 contribution to your host is recommended.

More information to follow.

Sep
4
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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/

 

 

Nov
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DB Outreach: Sentinel Sneak Preview Talk & Discussion for Adults & Teens @ Sentinel Sneak Preview Zoom Webinar
Nov 12 @ 8:30 pm

Recorded Talk:
https://vimeo.com/479044311

Sneak Preview: the New Christian Science Sentinel Experience

Hear about the Sentinel’s renewed focus on spiritual watching. Explore how we can all use the Sentinel to respond to the need for progress and healing in today’s world. And give us your thoughts on the designs for future rollouts.
Get a preview of the new Christian  Science Sentinel, which is coming in January, with Ethel Baker, Editor of the Journal, Sentinel, Herald, and Abe McLaughlin, Manager of The Christian Science Publishing Society Manager. How is this new experience of digital + print contributing to progress and healing for a world in great need?  How can we all be like the disciples out on the stormy sea — welcoming the Christ into our boat — and stilling the storm for ourselves and others?
Give us your thoughts on the designs for future rollouts.

When

Thursday, November 12 at 8:30pm Eastern Time  (8:30pm ET, 7:30 CT, 6:30 MT, 5:30 PT)
The session will be about 1 hour, with plenty of time for questions.

Who

CS adults, teens, and their friends. All who wish to attend are invited.

REGISTER HERE:

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://christianscience.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5CHyw-WMSl6nKscVfLg23w
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from Mackenzie Talcott containing information about joining the webinar.