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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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
If you are an alumni and are considering joining us, please send an email to [email protected] with your interest!
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]
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.
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:
- Arrive in Boston
- Welcome to Weekend
- Longyear Tour
- Freedom Trail and exploring Boston
- Dinner at Faneuil Hall
- Hymn Sing with TMC
- Organ Demonstration
- College Summit
- Praying For Yourself Discussions and Lecture
- Why Church Workshop
- Tour TMC and Mapparium
- Ice Cream Social
- Harbor Cruise
- Sunday School at TMC
- Highlights and Gratitude Sharing
Tentative Schedule – Adults:
- Arrive in Boston
- Welcome to Weekend
- Tour of The Mother Church Original Edifice
- Tour of The Mother Church Extension
- Publishing House Tour
- MBE Library Research or MBE Walking Tour in Boston
- Hymn Sing
- Organ Demonstration
- JP Licks Ice Cream
- Longyear Museum
- Tour of one of MBE homes
- Guided Tour of Freedom Trail
- Dinner/Shop/Relax at Faneuil Hall
- Harbor Cruise
- Highlights and Gratitude Sharing
- Church Service at TMC
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.
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.
Join us for a Santa Cruz hike. Please RSVP to Gary Smith and to find out more details regarding time, directions, etc.
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.
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.
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
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)
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
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
$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.
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
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.
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.
Join us for a hike in the Bay Area. Please RSVP to Steve Barton and to find out more details regarding time, directions, etc.
Join us for a Thai dinner at Coconut on T. Please RSVP to Sharon Hansen and for details regarding time, directions, cost, etc.
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.
Questions? Email or call 888.416.7348 x138