Connect with other Spiritual Seekers

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DiscoveryBound Adult activities help you explore more about the practical application of Christian Science while connecting with other spiritual seekers in an inclusive and supportive atmosphere that is comfortable for everyone.

Outreach Adult Chapter Activities

DiscoveryBound Chapters answer the needs of the community they serve. Local Chapters can offer a variety of events that serve adults, parents, children, teens or all these groups combined. Check with your local Chapter for more information. Outreach is also making an effort to organize events for adults (20s & 30s) to come together with their peers in a Christian Science atmosphere to socialize and network.

Outreach national Annual Events

Adults are welcome to attend an adult track at National Annual National Events. The adult tracks will provide an opportunity to be with other Christian Science adults, be in a spiritual atmosphere and learn more about ways to grow and support DiscoveryBound in your community.

National Leadership Council (NLC) Alumni Group

48.Programs_Adult(3)The National Leadership Council Alumni Group is a new initiative that is currently gaining momentum. The plan is to bring alumni together for an annual service trip. For more information contact the NLC Director email or call 888.416.7348 x134.

Get Involved

Adults are also needed to share their skills with the DiscoveryBound program through a variety of volunteer roles. Some of these opportunities include starting an Outreach Chapter, being a Chapter Worker, Chaperone, National Leadership Council (NLC) Mentor, National Leadership Council (NLC) Leader or Compass Guide.

I was so impressed by the entire program, the teenagers, our hosts for the adult track, the companionship, the fun, the laughter, the inspiration and everything about the event!
– Outreach Adult Participant

Upcoming Adult Events

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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.

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.

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

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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.

Aug
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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
8
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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
22
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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
29
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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
13
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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
20
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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
27
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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.

Nov
3
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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.

Nov
17
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DB Outreach: Northern CA Adult Chapter – Hot Potato Dinner and Discussion @ Sharon Hansen's house in Sacramento
Nov 17 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for a hot potato dinner and discussion at Sharon’s house. Please RSVP to Sharon and to find out more details regarding time, directions, what to bring, etc.

Dec
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DB Outreach: Northern CA Adult Chapter – Pizza and Planning 2019 @ Sharon Hansen's house in Sacramento
Dec 1 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for pizza and planning the 2019 calendar of events. Please RSVP to Sharon Hansen and to find out more details regarding time, directions, what to bring, etc.

Dec
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DB Outreach: Northern CA Adult Chapter – Saturday Eat Out @ Bamyan Palace
Dec 8 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for an Afghani dinner at Bamyan Palace in Sacramento. Please RSVP to Sharon Hansen and to find out more details regarding time, directions, cost, etc.

Jan
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DB Outreach: Northern CA Adult Chapter – Rush Ranch Hike @ Meet at 1st Church of Christ, Scientist, Sacramento
Jan 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for a New Year’s day hike at Rush Ranch which is located SE of Solano/delta. Please RSVP to Jim Wright and to find out more details regarding time, directions, etc.

What Outreach has to offer Young Adults

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Questions? Email or call 888.416.7348 x138