DiscoveryBound Outreach is a program for the community that serves Christian Scientists and their friends of all faiths. Events include:

These wholesome activities support an inspirational environment, where everyone relates based on the shared values of Christian Science, and all can express themselves in an atmosphere free from drugs, alcohol, smoking or profanity.

Upcoming Outreach Events

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

THE ALL-AGES VIRTUAL GAME NIGHT HAS BEEN CHANGED TO FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22.

Oct
22
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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])

 

WILD & CRAZY COSTUMED FUN GAME NIGHT for All-Ages VIA ZOOM
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.

COME JOIN THE FUN!

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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.

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

When:
Saturday, October 23

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

Who:
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

 

 

 

 

Oct
26
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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)

Description:

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 http://www.kellyfoxton.ca
Oct
28
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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)

 

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

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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)

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

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

Location:
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:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScKBAGLV-bJOH33hOufY6ohVZTz2VC2fUZPcGk-YzV_Nc9Uvw/viewform

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

TENTATIVE AGENDA:
9:30 a.m. – Welcome & Games
10:30 – Kayaking for DB Group or beach time
12:30 – Catered Lunch
1:30 – Inspirational Speaker (to be announced soon)
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.

 

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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. 

 

 

Nov
7
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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.

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

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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.

Schedule:

  • 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

 

 

 

Nov
13
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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 if you are brave enough to jump in, and a fun snack/side/drinks for dinner to help pitch in

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Schedule:

 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
    • “A Clearer View of You” by Lyle Young, CSB
    • At First Church of Christ, Scientist Laguna Beach, CA
  • Hang out on the Beach / Keep Hiking
   2:00 PM
  •  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 Beach
  • Beach Games / Hangout
   5:30 PM
  • Dinner (pizza/hotdogs provided)
   6:30 PM
  • Bonfire on the Beach (s’mores provided)
  • Leave at your leisure

*We may meet somewhere too carpool in because there is a fee to park, so we will reach out if that happens. Be prepared to pay for parking fees though.

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

RSVP Here:

https://forms.gle/Zd28TYF7j3SsaDDc9

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.

Nov
21
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DB 20s/30s Online Friendsgiving @ Zoom
Nov 21 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

20s/30s young adults are invited to join DB and other young adults around the country for a virtual Friendsgiving! We will begin the event with a few readings/inspiration, jump into making a delicious dessert together, and then share gratitude. We would love to have you join us!

Here is the google form to save your spot for this special event:  Friendsgiving RSVP Form

There will be limited space, so sign up fast! Once you fill out the form more information will be sent your way closer to the date. Please RSVP / save your spot for this special event by November 17, 2021, so you have time to buy the ingredients for our delicious dessert.

3:30pm PT, 4:30pm MT, 5:30pm CT, 6:30pm ET

For more information, please email [email protected]

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DB Outreach: Adult Friendsgiving
Nov 21 @ 5:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE:  Friendsgiving for Adults

When:  Sunday, November 21
EST 7:00 p.m. CST 6:00 p.m. MST 5:00 p.m. PST 4:00 p.m.

We’re planning a special virtual Friendsgiving event to celebrate our wonderful DB ADULT friends and volunteers. We will begin the event with a few readings/inspiration from a CS practitioner, and then enjoy some yummy soup while sharing gratitude together as a group.
Do you have a special soup that we can all enjoy together making ahead of time?

RSVP – [email protected] & [email protected]

Dec
4
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DB Outreach: All-Ages Southern California Whale Watch & Marine Life Exploration
Dec 4 all-day

Event Flyer Adult / Family Registration

Southern California Whale Watch and Marine Life Exploration – All Ages

Join DiscoveryBound for an experience you won’t forget.

With a focus on education, the Ocean Institute’s marine educators will take our group on a chartered expedition for people of all ages on the R/V Sea Explorer (a 65’ research vessel).  Enjoy your time with friends, old and new, as we search for ocean life including whales, dolphins, sea lions and many others. We will learn about the ocean from top to bottom while searching for some of the world’s largest and smallest creatures during the 2.5-hour long whale watching adventure. The Ocean Institute provides the only whale watching trip in Dana Point that allows you to be marine biologists for the day.

Back at the institute we will have a tasty lunch followed by an inspiring talk.  It’s a great opportunity to share with others and meet new friends while learning about ocean life!

who:

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

when:

Saturday, December 4, 2021
Time: 9:30 – 3:00 PM

where:

Ocean Institute
24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr.
Dana Point, CA 92629

There is free parking at the Institute.

cost:

$50 8+ years
$40 3-7 years
Free – 2 and under

Transportation :

DB is not offering transportation

financial aid:

Up to $20 per person 

Up to $75 for lodging for those travelling to the event and want to spend Friday or Saturday night in the Dana Point area.

Tentative Agenda:

 9:30 AM              Arrive and sign in on the boat –
10:00-12:30 PM  Whale and Marine Life Boat Tour
12:30 PM            Catered lunch on Surf Science Deck
1:30-2:00 PM      Inspirational Talk
 2:00-3:00 PM     Explore the Institute
3:00 PM             Goodbyes

CANCELLATION:

$30 registration cancellation fee for age 8+
$20 for age 3-7 years if cancelled by November 15, 2021.
After November 15, 2021 there are no refunds.

Cancellation Policy

If DiscoveryBound cancels a program/event, you will receive a full refund of the registration fee.
(If a participant decides to cancel a registration then the cancellation policy for that specific DiscoveryBound event / program applies.)

DEADLINE TO REGISTER :  Tuesday, November 30th!

 

Special notes:

  • PLEASE DRESS FOR THE WEATHER- programs will not be cancelled due to poor weather
  • Plan accordingly you will be in a boat and it is often cooler there, so bring weather appropriate clothing.
    Bring a reusable water bottle.

 

We are grateful for Asher Student Foundation’s continued generous financial support of this program.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Lee Anne Meidell at [email protected] or 978 621-9900.

Dec
5
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DB Outreach: DB 20s/30s Cooking Class – Save the date! @ Zoom
Dec 5 @ 2:00 pm

DB 20s/30s Cooking Class

20s/30s will come together to create a yummy treat that a chef will guide them through. This will be an opportunity for people to come together and make a fun, new recipe! We will begin the virtual cooking class at 1pm PT, 2pm MT, 3pm CT, and 4pm ET with introductions and then jump into making the delicious treat together. The event costs $10 to register, and ingredients are not included.

Chef of the Night: Lizzie Loomis

Your Lesson Menu: Christmas Caramels!

Please reach out to Shelby at [email protected] if you have any questions!

*More information & registration link will be up soon. Stay tuned!
Dec
28
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DB Compass: 2021-2022 Group Winter Retreat – A/U Ranches
Dec 28 2021 – Jan 1 2022 all-day

Compass teens in the 2021-2022 group will ring in the New Year together in the snowy Rocky Mountains. This extended trip allows time for group discussions, team building, games, and plenty of outdoor adventures in this winter wonderland.

Click here for Compass program details

Apr
7
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DB Compass: 2021-2022 Group Spring Retreat – Boston, MA
Apr 7 – Apr 10 all-day

The 2021-2022 Compass teens will wrap up their year together by visiting Boston. This is the third and final retreat as a 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.

Click here for program details. 

May
13
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DB & CLC 20s/30s Spring Retreat – Save the Date! @ Crystal Lake Camps
May 13 @ 4:00 pm – May 15 @ 3:30 pm

Save the Date – More information coming soon.

Questions? Email or call 888.416.7348 x138


This program is generously underwritten by the Asher Student Foundation and other partners.