DB NLC: 8th Grade Application – Open Now!
Aug 27 @ 8:00 am – Oct 11 @ 5:00 pm

DB NLC Application is now open August 27th – October 10th for current 8th Graders.

Are you a Christian Science 8th grader, or do you know one, who is interested in being with like-minded peers, developing servant leadership skills through spiritual growth, traveling and having fun? Apply now for the next DiscoveryBound National Leadership Council class!

Learn more and link to apply:

DB Outreach: Lunch & DB Talk – Richmond, VA @ First Church of Christ, Scientist, Richmond, VA
Sep 26 all-day

Lunch & Learn more about DiscoveryBound

When: Sunday, September 26th following church
Where: First Church of Christ, Scientist, Richmond, VA
Who: All Ages

Lori Selby, DB Outreach Manager from Boston, MA will join us to share a video of DiscoveryBound and its many activities that DB has to offer.
Lunch will follow presentation.

Contact:  Elisabeth Erickson at [email protected]

DB Outreach: Virtual Game Night for Adults
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm

Special Guest Host to Run a NEW GAME!

Fun Game Nights for ADULTS!
Join DiscoveryBound via Zoom – Come join the fun for some Virtual Games that we can play together on Zoom. Meet new friends from all over the WORLD!

Tuesday, September 28th
Come one, come all – all adults are welcome!!
(8:00 pm ET, 7:00 pm CT, 6:00 pm MT, 5:00 pm PT)

RSVP by Monday, September 27th to [email protected] or [email protected]
We will send the Zoom link once you RSVP.

We hope you will join us!

DB OUTREACH: Oktoberfest Art Show 2021 @ La Mesa Reading Room
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Spread Love

All- Ages California Event – Looking for artists to submit paintings based on spreading Love.

Artist interested with presenting for this exhibit, should present artwork in an email by Saturday, September 18.  Three finalists will be chosen to exhibit artwork in front of the La Mesa Reading Room – no sales at the event.

Email Sandy – [email protected]

Saturday, October 2, 2021, from 10-4

La Mesa Reading Room
8370 La Mesa Blvd,
La Mesa, CA  91942

Sponsored by:
DiscoveryBound San Diego



DB Outreach: 20s/30s Game Night Hangout @ Zoom
Oct 5 @ 6:30 pm

20s/30s young adults are invited to join DB, a practitioner, and other Christian Science young adults around the country for a virtual game night! We start with metaphysical sharing and inspiration, facilitated by a different practitioner supporting each call. Then we will play games!! We hope you can join!!

For access to the zoom link to join, please email [email protected]

DB OUTREACH: Northern California Adult Chapter – Gold Rush Life Tent Town – Coloma
Oct 9 @ 9:00 am

Saturday, October 9 (Alternate date – 9/16)

Join the Northern California Adult Chapter – Gold Rush Life Tent Town – Coloma

All active adults are welcome and encouraged to join.  Contact the trip coordinator a couple weeks in advance for details, directions, level of difficulty, distances, costs, etc.

Coordinator:  Email Kathy Hall at “[email protected]” – (530) 919- 5571

Event meeting place:
Unless otherwise notified, Sacramento and Sierra events will begin by meeting at 9:00 AM in the church parking lot –

First Church of Christ, Scientist
4829 Folsom Blvd,
Sacramento, CA  95819





DB Outreach: 20s/30s New England Fall Bash @ BJ Thompson's Home
Oct 16 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

DB 20s/30s New england fall bash


DB invites you to join other 20s/30s for an evening of fun, fall-filled activities!

When:  Saturday, October 16th | 4pm-9pm

Where:  BJ Thompson’s warm & humble abode

Who: 20s/30s and their friends

What:  Pumpkin carving, dinner, games/movie, and more!

Tentative Schedule:

  • 4:00pm   Event Begins
  • 4:30pm   Pumpkin Carving
  • 6:00pm   Dinner
  • 7:00pm   Games / Movie

COST – $5 (includes pumpkin carving & dinner)


Contact:  Shelby Barner at [email protected] for more information.

Can’t wait to see you there!

DB OUTREACH: All-Ages Dallas Metroplex Hot Dog Roast @ Cottonwood Park
Oct 16 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm


Dallas Metroplex Hot Dog Roast

Come one, come all to a hot dog roast in the park! 

Find out more about DiscoveryBound from
Lee Anne Meidell, DiscoveryBound’s Outreach Manager,
while enjoying fun and games with people of all ages.


Saturday, October 16, 2021


Cottonwood Park, 1301 W. Beltline Rd, Richardson TX 


Christian Scientists of all ages and their family and friends


$1 per person, not to exceed $5 per family


A side dish or dessert to share


by Thursday, October 14
Debby Barron  (214) 883-4346  call or text







DB Outreach: DATE CHANGE All-Ages Virtual Game Night – Friday
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm


DB Outreach: All-Ages Wild & Crazy Costumed Fun Game Night
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm

The Teen Game Night for October has been changed to all-AGES now!  please make plans to attend the All-Ages Game Night on Friday, October 22.

RSVP to Lee Anne Meidell at ([email protected])


join DiscoveryBound via Zoom –  Meet new friends from all over the US!

Wear your favorite costume, mask or hat and let’s have some fun with Fall GAMES and PRIZES!

Friday, October 22
8:00 pm ET, 7:00 CT, 6:00 MT, 5:00 PT

Some fun activities will include:

  • Mixer get to know you game
  • Halloween – Name that Tune
  • Guess the number of Candy Corn in Glass Jar
  • Cell Phone (charged) for Trivia Kahoot Game
  • (optional but fun) Wear your craziest/wild/creative costume during our call 
  • (optional)  At home beforehand Carve/Decorate/Paint Pumpkin to share with the group (and we would LOVE a photo of it too!) 

RSVP by Thursday, October 21st to [email protected] or [email protected]
Once you RSVP, we will send you a zoom link to join the call.


DB Outreach: 20s/30s Glow at the Gardens @ Denver Botanic Gardens
Oct 22 @ 7:15 pm

Glow at the Gardens – Denver Botanic Gardens

Come wander through a spooky, illuminated landscape as the Gardens dresses up for Halloween. Using all real pumpkins harvested from local farms, our pumpkin artists push the boundaries of traditional pumpkin carving to create larger-than-life sculptures and dense displays of jack-o’-lanterns, with grins and grimaces fit for the season.

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens (1007 York St., Denver, CO 80206)

When: 7:15pm

Who: 20s/30s and friends

Cost: $16  (Please pay after your RSVP. You can either Venmo @ShelbyBarner7 or bring $16 in cash to the event)

To register for this event, please email [email protected] This event sign up is on a first come, first served basis.

DB OUTREACH: Northern California Adult Chapter – Doran Beach Walk-Bodega Bay
Oct 23 @ 9:00 am

Saturday, October 23

Join the Northern California Adult Chapter – Doran Beach Walk-Bodega Bay

All active adults are welcome and encouraged to join.  Contact the trip coordinator a couple weeks in advance for details, directions, level of difficulty, distances, costs, etc.

Coordinator:  Email Linda Emery – “[email protected]” (530) 409 – 6722

Event meeting place:
Unless otherwise notified, Sacramento and Sierra events will begin by meeting at 9:00 AM in the church parking lot –

First Church of Christ, Scientist
4829 Folsom Blvd,
Sacramento, CA  95819





DB Outreach: All-Ages Watercolor Class
Oct 26 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for a fun, creative and inspiring hour of watercolor painting with Kelly Foxton.

Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Time: (7:00pm EST, 6:00pm CST, 5:00pm MST, 4:00pm PST)
Duration: 1 hour
Target group: All ages (Space is limited)


During each class Kelly will guide you through the step-by-step process of creating two simple, beautiful watercolor paintings.  Each class will open with a fun, relaxing abstract “watercolor warm up” followed by step-by-step instructions on how to create a second painting with more depth and detail.  We will be working with a different theme each class.

Themes will include:
  • trees, flowers & other plants;
  • mammals, birds & insects;
  • barns, houses & other structures;
  • landscapes & sea-scapes…and more
No previous experience is necessary.
Required materials:
– two 8″x10″ sheets of watercolor paper (for best results use140 lb. cold pressed watercolor paper)
– one soft bristled, medium sized watercolor paint brush
– watercolor paint (if using liquid watercolors from a tube, you will need a plastic lid or pie plate to mix colors on)
– masking tape
– flat, hard surface or drawing board
– pencil
– table salt
– cup of water
– paper towels

RSVP Required:  Lori Selby at [email protected] to get the Zoom Link closer to the time.


About Kelly…
     Kelly Foxton is a self taught Canadian artist.  She was raised in rural Ontario surrounded by farms and forests.  It was there that she developed a deep sense of respect and admiration for the beauty and innate spirituality of the natural world.
     Kelly works in a wide variety of artistic styles and mediums ranging from highly detailed, realistic pencil drawings, to loosely executed landscape impressionism and color studies in watercolor and pastel.
     She is best known for her work as a wildlife artist and author/illustrator of the children’s book titled “Mother Nature Knows…” 
     Kelly currently lives with her husband and the youngest of her three children near Bear River, Nova Scotia, Canada.
     To view some of Kelly Foxton’s artwork, please visit
DB Outreach: Volunteer & DB Ambassador Zoom Meeting
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

DB Volunteer & ambassador zoom Meeting

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Mark your calendars for a night of sharing you won’t want to miss.  Beginning with some inspirational ideas, followed by highlights from local activities that happened this Summer and Fall.  Exciting updates on upcoming plans.   Things are coming together for DiscoveryBound participants of all ages and you’ll want you to be part of the action.  Plus, get updates on DB’s Outreach, NLC, and Compass programs!  Please RSVP and plan to attend one of the two sessions!

1st Session: 8:00pm EDT, 7:00pm CDT, 6:00pm MDT, 5:00pm PDT

2nd Session: 10:00pm EDT, 9:00pm CDT, 8:00pm MDT, 7:00pm PDT

Please email to RSVP:

[email protected] (Eastern Region)

[email protected] (Western Region)

[email protected] (20s/30s)


DB Outreach: All-Ages Florida Fall Event @ Fort De Soto Park
Nov 6 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Download Flyer         Register Here       Financial Aid Form

ALL- AGES Florida Fall Event – Registration is NOW open!

Come join DiscoveryBound Outreach in the beautiful outdoors for a day at Fort De Soto Park in Tierra Verde, Florida. This is a wonderful opportunity to discover the natural beauty of the park while being with other Christian Scientists and friends at the beach, kayaking, biking while in an uplifting atmosphere. We will have a private pavilion, serve a delicious lunch and hear from an inspirational speaker. Everyone is invited to explore the scenic water views and award-winning beach – you won’t want to miss this fun event and the opportunity to meet new friends.

Metaphysical Theme:
“Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself.”  (Luke 10:27)

All-Ages – CS families, 20s/30s, adults, and your friends of all faiths
(all youth must be accompanied by a parent/guardian)

Saturday, November 6, 2021 | 9:30am – 4:30pm EST

Fort De Soto Park, 3500 Pinellas Bayway S. Tierra Verde, FL 33715
East Beach, Pavilion #14

Cost: (financial aid is available to all participants – see below for further information)
$20 per person includes kayaking, biking, lunch, inspirational speaker & FUN!
(Children 2 and under are free but still need to register)
$5.00 Fort De Soto Park – parking fee (you pay at the gate during entry)

Registration financial aid is available for all participants and for those families that are traveling from afar and need lodging.
For those families that are traveling from afar and need financial aid for lodging we are offering up to $75.00 per family.  Financial Aid is available up to 1/2 of the registration fee per person. Deposit a minimum of $10
To apply for financial aid please complete this form:

Lodging: – If you are driving from afar here are some options close to Fort De Soto, Park
Fort De Soto Park Campground – SOLD OUT, but feel free to call and see if there are any cancellations – 727-582-2100
Quality Inn & Suites St. Petersburg – Clearwater Airport, 
3655 Hospitality Lane,  Clearwater, 33762, FL
Hampton Inn & Suites Clearwater/St. Petersburg-Ulmerton Road, 4050 Ulmerton Rd, Clearwater, 33762, FL

Cancellation Fee:  Cancellation fee is based on 50% of your registration fee. A maximum of $10.00 registration cancellation fee if cancelled by Friday, October 22, 2021
No Refund deadlineOctober 22, 2021

Questions?  Contact Lori Selby at [email protected] or 781-956-9035

9:30 a.m. – Welcome & Games
10:30 – Kayaking for DB Group or beach time
12:30 – Catered Lunch
1:30 – Inspirational Speaker – Donna Black, CS
2:00 – 4:00 Biking or beach time (feel free to bring your own bike)
4:00 – Highlights & Gratitude

Event will be run in accordance with the current local and state regulations at that time.

This event is generously subsidized by the Asher Student Foundation.


DB 20s/30s Friendsgiving – Denver @ Adventure Unlimited Office
Nov 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

20s/30s Friendsgiving


Who: 20s/30s young adults & friends

When: November 6, 2021 at 5pm

Where: Adventure Unlimited Office (5201 S Quebec St, Greenwood Village, CO 80111)

What: Join us for a fun, and delicious Friendsgiving with other 20s/30s in the Denver area. We can’t wait to see you there for all the yummy food, exciting games, and thoughtful gratitude sharing!

DB will provide the main course and some other sides, but we would love your help with making it a feast for all to enjoy! Please let us know what appetizer, side dish, dessert, or drinks you’d like to bring through this sign-up sheet:

Food Sign-Up Sheet

RSVP: Please RSVP to Shelby Barner ([email protected]) by November 4th if you are interested in attending.


This event will run in accordance with current state and local mandates. 



DB Outreach: DB 20s/30s Friendsgiving – New England @ BJ Thompson's Home
Nov 7 @ 4:00 pm

DB 20s/30s NE Friendsgiving

Please join us for our Annual Friendsgiving! Join us at BJ’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 and we can arrange carpools.

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!

Friendsgiving 2021 Potluck/Carpool Sign Up

This event is supported by DiscoveryBound Outreach and is alcohol, drug and smoke free.

DB Outreach: Four Seasons Book Club @ Zoom
Nov 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Download Flyer

DB Four Seasons Book Club

We’re excited to announce our quarterly virtual book club for all adults! Tuesday, November 9th at 8:30pm EDT/ 7:30pm CDT / 6:30pm MDT / 5:30pm PDT will be our first one!

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown, will be our first book. 
It’s the bestselling true story about the University of Washington rowing team and their thrilling challenges and sacrifices in the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

If you are interested in joining us, please email us at [email protected] We can’t wait to discuss a variety of books with everyone!  If you have any recommendations? Let us know.


  • 1st Book Club (November 9)
    • Present Next Book at Meeting & on the Calendar Event Page
  • 2nd Book Club (February tbd)
    • Present Next Book at Meeting & on the Calendar Event Page
  • 3rd Book Club (May tbd)
    • Present Next Book at Meeting & on the Calendar Event Page
  • 4th Book Club (August tdb)
    • Present Next Book at Meeting & on the Calendar Event Page




DB Outreach: 20s/30s Hike & Beach Hangout – SoCal
Nov 13 all-day

DB Outreach: 20s/30s Southern CA Local Event

Come together, in-person, with other Christian Scientists and their friends for a fun, packed-full event! Come for the full day or join the event after the hike – up to you! Please bring a picnic lunch, some fun beach games, your suit/towel, and a fun snack/side/drinks for dinner to help pitch in.

Download Flyer Here


 10:30 AM
  •  Arrive at Crystal Cove*
 10:45 AM
  •  Introductions & Casual Inspirational
 11:00 AM
  •  Hike around Crystal Cove
 12:00 PM
  •  Picnic Lunch (bring your own lunch)
 12:45 PM
  •  Start hiking back to cars
   1:45 PM
  • Leave for Lecture
   2:00 PM
  •  Other 20s/30s join at this point!
  •  Lecture
    • “A Clearer View of You” by Lyle Young, CSB
    • At First Church of Christ, Scientist Laguna Beach, CA
   3:00 PM
  • Head to Lona Ingwerson’s Private Beach
  • Beach Games / Pool / Jacuzzi / Hangout
   5:30 PM
  • Dinner (pizza/hotdogs provided)
   6:30 PM
  • Bonfire on the Beach (s’mores provided)
  • Leave at your leisure

*If you want to carpool in we will meet at First Church of Christ, Scientist Laguna Beach, CA at 10:15am. If not, be prepared to pay a fee when parking at Crystal Cove.

RSVP Here:

Please feel free to reach out to Shelby Barner, at [email protected] if you have any questions.

DiscoveryBound provides events and activities in an atmosphere that is alcohol-, smoke- and drug-free. This event will abide by all state and local mandates.

DB Outreach: Virtual Inspiring Talk with Christa Case Bryant
Nov 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Uplifting our View of the news – and each other

A talk by The Christian Science Monitor’s Congressional correspondent

DB Outreach hosts Christa Case Bryant in another virtual Inspiring Talk on November 14th, 2021;
7pm EDT, 6pm CDT, 5pm MDT, 4pm PDT

At a time of deepening political divides and growing cynicism, we’re seeing news – and news consumption – veer toward extremes. Some people shut themselves off from media, while others become consumed by it. Mary Baker Eddy founded The Christian Science Monitor in a similarly fraught era to “injure no man, but to bless all mankind.” In this talk, we’ll explore how her founding vision for the Monitor provides a model not only for covering the events of the day but also for engaging with news – and our neighbors – in a constructive way.

Registration is now open!

Register Here

About Christa Case Bryant

Christa Case Bryant has reported on many polarizing areas and issues for The Christian Science Monitor, including as Jerusalem bureau chief (2012-15), American heartland correspondent (2017-19), and as a national political reporter covering the 2020 presidential election and COVID-19 policy. Since January, she has served as the Monitor’s Congressional correspondent, with Jan. 6 being her third full day on the job. 

A sampling of Ms. Bryant’s articles:

In a polarized world, what does ‘follow the science’ mean?
Science is all about asking questions, but when scientific debates become polarized it can be difficult for citizens to interpret arguments’ merits.

One vote at a time: Meet 2020’s most determined underdog. 
Sanford, Maine, cut its contamination rate from 15 to 20 percent to 0 to 3 percent in just a few weeks to avoid $100,000 in fees.

China gets tough on US recyclables. How one Maine town is fighting back.
Adm. Joe Sestak, who once commanded 15,000 sailors, is polling at 0% in the 2020 Democratic primary. He walked across N.H. in a bid to win votes.