At DiscoveryBound (DB) events you’ll experience Christian Science in action! Our activities are inclusive, healing, inspiring, loving – and we can’t forget – fun. Whether you attend events for families, teens or adults, you’ll be with like-minded individuals, so you can relax and be yourself.

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DB Outreach: Northern CA Adult Chapter – River Cats Game and Fireworks – RSVP by 6/1 @ Meet at 1st Church of Christ, Scientist, Sacramento
Jul 3 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Please RSVP to Bill Babcock by June 1 for tickets to the River Cats Game and fireworks. He will also give you details regarding time, directions, etc.

Jul
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DB Outreach: Northern CA Adult Chapter – Saturday Eat Out @ Piatti's Restaurant
Jul 7 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for dinner at Piatti’s in Sacramento. Please RSVP to Anne Edgerton and to find out more details regarding time, directions, cost, etc.

Jul
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DB Outreach: Northern CA Adult Chapter – M.S. Dixie Steamboat Cruise @ Meet at 1st Church of Christ, Scientist, Sacramento
Jul 14 all-day

Join us for a steamboat cruise on the M.S. Dixie at Lake Tahoe. Please RSVP to Kathy Olson and to find out more details regarding time, directions, cost, etc.

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DB Outreach: Denver Metro 20/30s – Potluck and Game Night @ Adventure Unlimited Headquarters
Jul 14 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Calling all 20/30s Christian Scientists and friends! Come enjoy games and dinner with a fun group of young adults.

Bring a salad or dessert to share – the main course will be covered!

If you have a favorite game that you want to play, please bring that too!

Please RSVP to Shelby Barner by Friday, July 13 so we know how many to expect.

We look forward to seeing you!

Jul
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DB Outreach: Northern CA Adult Chapter – Angora Lakes Hike @ Meet at 1st Church of Christ, Scientist, Sacramento
Jul 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for a hike at Angora Lakes at Lake Tahoe. Please RSVP to Ed Ballard and to find out more details regarding time, directions, cost, etc.

Aug
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DB Outreach: Northern CA Adult Chapter – Johnston Trail Hike @ Meet at 1st Church of Christ, Scientist, Sacramento
Aug 4 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for a hike on Johnston’s Trail, Point Reyes/Tomales Bay. Please RSVP to Jim Wright and to find out more details regarding time, directions, etc.

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DB Compass – 2018-2019 Group Fall Retreat – Boston, MA @ The Mother Church & beyond
Aug 8 – Aug 12 all-day

Kick off the 2018-2019 Compass year with an urban retreat in Boston! Your group will have one day together to lay the groundwork for the year before joining the big DiscoveryBound event Thursday through Sunday. You and your Compass friends will room together and step away from the big group a couple times throughout the weekend to keep the momentum building for your year together.

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DB NLC: Alumni Service Trip 2018
Aug 8 – Aug 11 all-day

DiscoveryBound National Leadership Council (NLC) Alumni are invited to spend four days in Boston ahead of the College Summit at The Mother Church to engage with and support the homeless community in Boston. One evening we will be pairing up with Miracle Messages to host a simple dinner and conversation for the homeless and key supporting community members. Alumni are then encouraged to stick around in Boston for the TMC college summit.

What Miracle Messages is all about: “Miracle Messages reunites homeless with their loved ones, and the rest of us as their neighbors. … To date, we’ve reunited 111 loved ones. 25% of reunions have led to stable housing, and more than 80% have led to a positive outcome. And we are just getting started.”

Fundraising

Alumni are launching a campaign to raise funds and help offset the cost of the trip. We can invest in our community now, knowing we can support future alumni down the line. Please help spread
the world about our online fundraising efforts! Fundraiser will run in mid May (help spread the word!) and is found at this link: https://adventureunlimited.ignitecx.com//NLCAlumni2018 

Registration

If you are an alumni and are considering joining us, please send an email to [email protected] with your interest!

Transportation Info

Arrive – Wednesday, August 8th
Flights should arrive to BOS by 12 PM

Depart – Saturday, August 11th (or join Summit Friday night)
Tentative timing based on plans.

For info about driving, email [email protected]

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DB National Annual Weekend – Boston, MA @ Boston University
Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm

click here for more details & registration.

DiscoveryBound Outreach’s National Annual Event this year will be held in Boston, MA! Join us in Boston for this very special and inspiring National Annual Weekend! Teens will be joining The Mother Church’s biennial College Summit for a day of talks and activities, exploring the sights and sounds of Boston, and having lunch at Longyear Museum. Adults will be touring The Mother Church (TMC) and Mapparium, exploring the city of Boston, and visiting a couple of Mrs. Eddy’s homes with Longyear Museum. Everyone will be staying in the air-conditioned dorms at Boston University and enjoying a Saturday evening cruise in Boston Harbor.

WHO: 8th-12th grade Christian Scientists and their friends (grade entering in the Fall 2018) and Christian Science Adults 25+

COST: Teen: $270.  Adult: $425.

The registration fee for teens and adults include lodging, event activities and meals (Friday breakfast thru Sunday breakfast).

Financial Aid is available for teen participants. You may apply for financial aid through DiscoveryBound as part of the registration process. Assistance for teens is determined based on individual family needs, up to $135 for this event, and up to $250 for 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 fundraise 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.

Chaperones:  If you are interested in chaperoning for this event, please reach out to Alex Griffin at 303.773.3000 ext. 138.

Flight information: 

Book flights to arrive at Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) between 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm on Thursday, Aug. 9. Depart out of the same airport between 2:30 pm and 6:30 pm on Sunday, Aug. 12. The DiscoveryBound staff will greet you at the airport and provide ground transportation to/from the event.

If you are traveling in a personal vehicle, arrive at Boston University between 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm on Thursday, Aug. 9 and depart at noon from The Mother Church on Sunday, Aug. 12.

If these flight windows do not work for you for any reason, please reach out to us to coordinate a different flight window that will work.  Feel free to reach out to Alex Griffin with any travel questions. 303.779.3000 ext. 138

Tentative Schedule – Teens:

Thursday

  • Arrive in Boston
  • Welcome to Weekend

Friday

  • Longyear Tour
  • Freedom Trail and exploring Boston
  • Dinner at Faneuil Hall
  • Hymn Sing with TMC
  • Organ Demonstration

Saturday

  • College Summit
    • Praying For Yourself Discussions and Lecture
    • Why Church Workshop
  • Tour TMC and Mapparium
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Harbor Cruise

Sunday

  • Sunday School at TMC
  • Highlights and Gratitude Sharing
  • Departure
Tentative Schedule – Adults:

Thursday

  • Arrive in Boston
  • Welcome to Weekend

Friday

  • Tour of The Mother Church Original Edifice
  • Tour of The Mother Church Extension
  • Mapparium
  • Publishing House Tour
  • MBE Library Research or MBE Walking Tour in Boston
  • Hymn Sing
  • Organ Demonstration
  • JP Licks Ice Cream

Saturday

  • Longyear Museum
  • Tour of one of MBE homes
  • Guided Tour of Freedom Trail
  • Dinner/Shop/Relax at Faneuil Hall
  • Harbor Cruise

Sunday

  • Highlights and Gratitude Sharing
  • Church Service at TMC
  • Departure
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DB Outreach: Northern CA Adult Chapter – Ranz Cabin Weekend @ Meet at 1st Church of Christ, Scientist, Sacramento
Aug 17 – Aug 19 all-day

Join us for a weekend at the Ranz Cabin. Please RSVP to Sharon Hansen and to find out more details regarding time, directions, cost, etc.

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DB Outreach: Northern CA Adult Chapter – Old Sacramento Underground Tour @ Meet at 1st Church of Christ, Scientist, Sacramento
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for a tour of the Old Sacramento Underground. Please RSVP to Marini Ballard and to find out more details regarding time, directions, cost, etc.

Sep
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DB Outreach: Northern CA Adult Chapter – Santa Cruz Hike @ Meet at 1st Church of Christ, Scientist, Sacramento
Sep 8 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for a Santa Cruz hike. Please RSVP to Gary Smith and to find out more details regarding time, directions, etc.

Sep
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DB Outreach: Northern CA Adult Chapter – Thunderbird Mansion @ Meet at 1st Church of Christ, Scientist, Sacramento
Sep 15 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for a day at Thunderbird Mansion at Lake Tahoe. Please RSVP to Kathy Olson and to find out more details regarding time, directions, cost, etc.

Sep
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DB Outreach: Northern CA Adult Chapter – Saturday Eat Out @ Kathmandu Kitchen
Sep 22 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for dinner out at Kathmandu Kitchen, a Nepalese Restaurant. Please RSVP to Sharon Hansen and to find out more details regarding time, directions, cost, etc.

Sep
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DB Outreach: Road Rally for Teens – Austin, TX @ Hostelling International - Austin, TX
Sep 28 – Sep 30 all-day

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN AUGUST 3rd

Join us for a scavenger hunt through the streets of Austin – teams will jump in a car (driven by an adult chaperone), work together to decipher clues and follow leads that will take you to different sites in the city. The weekend will include games, an inspirational speaker, all-day road rally with photo ops, meeting new friends, hang time and Sunday School.

WHO: 7th-12th grade Christian Scientists and your friends of all faiths

WHEN:
Arrive on Friday, September 28 at 7:00pm, after dinner
Depart on Sunday, September 30 at 1:00pm (from 1st Church of Christ, Scientist – Austin)

WHERE:
Drop off
 at Hostelling International – Austin
2200 South Lakeshore Blvd
Austin, TX  78741

Pick up at 1st Church of Christ, Scientist – Austin
1309 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX  78701

TRANSPORTATION:
Teens are responsible for their own transportation to and from the event, unless flying.

  • If flying
    Arrival: Friday, September 28: Fly into Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) between 3:00-5:00 pm Central Time
    Departure: Sunday, September 30: Leave Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) after 4:00 pm Central Time
    A shuttle will be provided to and from the airport.
  • If driving
    Arrival: Friday, September 28: Arrive at Hostelling International – Austin at 7:00 pm (be sure to eat dinner before you arrive)
    Departure: Sunday, September 30: From 1st Church of Christ, Scientist – Austin at 1:00 pm


COST:
$80 – 7th – 12th graders and your friends
$10 Discount – Bring a friend new to DB and you both receive $10 off!

TEEN FINANCIAL AID:
Please don’t let the cost keep you from attending. If you need to apply for financial aid, you will have the opportunity to do so during your registration. Financial awards can be up to 1/2 of the registration fee and additional aid is available for those flying to the event, up to $150. If there is additional aid needed to attend the weekend, please contact us – we do not want finances to prevent you from attending.

If the financial aid amount you’ve been granted does not meet your financial needs for this event and you choose to cancel your registration, you need to notify DiscoveryBound Outreach within 48 hours of being notified of the amount granted. If cancelling, you will be refunded your deposit with the exception of a $20 cancellation fee. After the 48 hours, if you need to cancel for any reason, you will need to return any financial aid amount you received towards travel costs.

CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS:
Refunds, less a $40 cancellation fee, will be given to participants cancelling by August 31, 2018. No refunds will be given after August 31.

WEEKEND & REGISTRATION QUESTIONS:
If you have questions regarding the registration process, please email Krista Capp or call 303.814.3500, Monday thru Friday 8am – 4:30pm Mountain Time.

REGISTRATION CLOSES: Friday, September 21, 2018

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DB Outreach: Northern CA Adult Chapter – Calaveras Big Tree Hike @ Meet at 1st Church of Christ, Scientist, Sacramento
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for the Calaveras Big Tree hike. It’s located in Stanislaus, 50 miles east of Stockton. Please contact Jim Wright to RSVP and to find out more details regarding time, directions, cost, etc.

Oct
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DB Outreach: Northern CA Adult Chapter – Frog Pond Hike @ Meet at 1st Church of Christ, Scientist, Sacramento
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for a hike at Frog Pond. It’s located NW of Yolo/Cache Creek. Please RSVP to Jim Wright and to find out more details regarding the time, directions, etc.

Oct
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DB Outreach: Northern CA Adult Chapter – Bay Area Hike @ Meet at 1st Church of Christ, Scientist, Sacramento
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for a hike in the Bay Area. Please RSVP to Steve Barton and to find out more details regarding time, directions, etc.

Oct
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DB Outreach: Northern CA Adult Chapter – Saturday Eat Out @ Coconut On T
Oct 27 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a Thai dinner at Coconut on T. Please RSVP to Sharon Hansen and for details regarding time, directions, cost, etc.

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DB Outreach: Northern CA Adult Chapter – Board Games and Potluck @ Virginia Early's house in Sacramento
Nov 3 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Join for a potluck dinner and a night of board games. Please RSVP to Virginia Early and to find out more details regarding time, directions, what to bring, etc.

The standards of conduct required of all participants at DiscoveryBound activities include refraining from the use or possession of tobacco, alcoholic beverages, or drugs of any kind. This also includes maintaining a high moral standard and refraining from the use of profanity.

Questions? Email or call 888.416.7348 x138