DiscoveryBound Compass: Program Orients Teens Toward God

From Questions to Clarity

Unsure about the truth of Christian Science, a teen navigating the Compass program emerges with a clear message: to be a healer.

“Why do bad things happen?”

“If doctors work, why don’t we use them?”

These were the questions Kaitlyn, a lifelong Sunday School student, was asking last summer.  The high school junior had reached a level of total disinterest in Christian Science and didn’t want to go to church any more.

Her mom, who had participated in programs at the A/U Ranches as a child and knew about Discovery Bound (DB), wanted Kaitlyn and her younger sister to experience the CS community as teenagers, so she encouraged them to sign up the the DB Outreach Nation Annual weekend in San Diego, CA over Labor Day.

“The weekend looked like tons of fun – the beach, the aquarium, sea lions, amazing lectures,” Kaitlyn says.  “Little did I know what I would get out of the life-changing experience.”

Although it was her first DB Outreach weekend and she knew only a few people on the trip, Kaitlyn felt instantly welcomed by the group. “You could feel the love and good vibes just radiating from everyone the second you walked in,” she recalls.

The feeling of community bloomed into a full sense of belonging when, during the weekend, she learned about DB’s one-year Compass program for 10th- to 12th-graders.  “The second we got home, I practically ran inside to register,” Kaitly says.  “I truly believe it was God saying ‘Go! Do this! You belong here!’

That weekend, I was the happiest I had been in a long time, she continues, “It was smiles and laughs for 72 straight hours.  It was the first time I had been aware of God’s presence and how He can make you feel – like your’re flying while keeping you so grounded.”

Between San Diego and the second Compass retreat in January in Colorado, Kaitlyn continued to sort through her questions about Christian Science.  She wanted a career helping people, like a therapist, but felt it conflicted with Christian Science.  Her commitment to Compass kept her practicing CS, although she resolved to stop when she turned 18 to study psychology.

As the second retreat approached, Kaitlyn says, “I was absolutely exploding with questions.  I knew they’d be answered but I just didn’t know how.”

The weekend kicked off with a talk by the event’s CS ( Christian Science) practitioner, Kathleen Moyer, and Kaitlyn says, “I was shocked to see that 11 other teenagers had the exact same questions that I did!”  The Q&A went on for more than two hours.  The same thing happened the next night.

Then, the following afternoon, everything changed.  “I got this very apparent angel message that I am meant to be a practitioner,” she says.  She told Kathleen, who shared that, growing up, she loved helping people and, through a series of angel messages and life events, felt clearly led to a career as a CS practitioner. “it just clicked,” Kaitlyn says, “The birds started singing, the rainbow shot across the sky, fish jumped in the pond, and flowers bloomed like it was finally summer after a freezing winter.”

Earlier in the week, we talked about that ‘gut feeling’ and how that is God communicating with you” Kaitlyn continues. “Every time I think about being a practitioner, I get that feeling.  I just know its’s what I’m meant to do.”

 

For the rest of the story go to:   http://adventureunlimited.org/harvest=songs

 

DiscoveryBound News

National Annual Weekend

Registration Open – Teens and adults join us for an exciting and inspiring trip to Boston, The Mother Church and much more. August 9-12 we’ll explore the city and teens will join a day of TMC’s College Summit!  To Register: https://www.discoverybound.org/programs/outreach/outreach-events/national-annual-events/

 

Registration Launch

Registration for the 2018-2019 Compass group is now open! Teens in 10th-12th grades (NEXT school year) are eligible to join this supportive peer group for a year of fun, enriching retreats and web hangouts.

Register: https://www.discoverybound.org/programs/compass/compass-register/

Teen Spring Weekends

Two choices: Santa Monica or Atlanta! Which city would you like to visit? Registration is now open, so sign up before the event fills up. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Santa Monica Event Register: https://www.discoverybound.org/event/db-outreach-save-date-teen-spring-weekend-santa-monica-ca/?instance_id=824

Atlanta Event Register: https://www.discoverybound.org/event/db-outreach-save-date-teen-spring-weekend-atlanta-ga/?instance_id=825

20’s and 30’s News: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Boston Registration Open

Explore Boston, TMC, Longyear & More!

Join us for an exciting and inspiring trip to Boston and The Mother Church. We will explore Boston, Mrs. Eddy’s houses and more! Learn More

 

Compass Guides Wanted

Supporting + Serving = Satsifying

Help 10th-, 11th- and 12th-graders develop their moral and spiritual compass in this one-year program. Learn More

Alumni Service Trip

More to come…

Stay tuned for more information about the fourth annual NLC Alumni Service Trip to Boston! Learn More

 

Plan a Weekend

We’ll help you fund it!

Want to share a place or activity you love and have an amazing,inspiring weekend with 20 other Christian Scientists and their friends of all faiths? If yes, we’ll help you plan and pay you $500. Contact DB

 

Family and Adult News:

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Jetty Park Family Weekend

Cape Canaveral, FL | April 13-15

Florida DB Chapters are hosting a 2-night/3-day campout w/ optional kayaking among manatees! Join us for any part of the weekend. Learn More

Become an NLC Class Leader

Help teens grow and serve

Learn how to join this dynamic program and support the growth of CS teens during their high school years. Learn More

National Annual Weekend

Boston, MA | Aug 9-12

Registration Open – Explore Boston, The Mother Church, The Longyear Museum & More! Learn More

Want to support DB?

Become a DB Ambassador

Check out what our DB Ambassadors do in their own communities to spread the word about DiscoveryBound. Learn More

 

Santa Monica Teen Spring Weekend

April 27-29

Register now before the event fills up! We’ll spend time hanging at the beach and the Santa Monica Pier. Don’t wait to sign up! Learn More

Atlanta Teen Spring Weekend

April 27-29

Registration is open, so sign up now! We’ll stay at Stone Mountain, do an easy hike with great views, summit skyride, BBQ, evening lasershow and Atlanta! See you there. Learn More

Compass Registration

Now open!

Registration for the 2018-2019 Compass group is open for current 9th- to 11th-graders! Learn More

All Class Retreat 2019

Elsah, IL | January 18-21, 2019

Mark your calendars for the 2019 All Class Retreat – new dates and new location! Learn More

National Annual Weekend

Boston, MA | August 9-12

Registration Now Open – Explore Boston, The Mother Church, The Longyear Museum & More! Learn More

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Discovering your Spirituality…. Experiencing The Kingdom of Heaven Now!

Free Public Talk on Christian Science: Experiencing Heaven Now! by Mary Bothwell

 

 

Free Public Talk on Christian Science

Learn how to recognize the presence of the Kingdom of Heaven! Join Mary Bothwell, a practitioner of Christian Science healing and a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship in this free talk.

Sunday April 22  at 2:30 PM

Courtyard by Marriott
7424 S. Broadway
Tyler Tx

( Across from the Carmike 14 Theater)

Counter Acting Terrorism -The Global Reach of Prayer. April 14th in Dallas

Looking for a way to make a difference in the world?

Kari has experienced first hand that prayer can bring safety even in extreme situations.  She will explain step by step how our prayers are effective clear across the globe.

Kari is an international speaker, a practitioner and teacher of Christian Science healing.   She is also a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship.

Saturday, April 14th at 11:00 am.

Seventh Chruch of Christ, Scientist
5414 Abrams Road
Dallas, Tx  75231

214-348-2090

For more information go to

http://facebook.com/seventhchurchdallas

 

Childcare will be provided.  if anyone would like to attend but do not have a ride, please let Fifth Church Clerk know and she will help make that arrangement.

DiscoveryBound Spring Weekend for Teens 2018

Looking for some fun in Santa Monica, CA or Atlanta, GA? Escape with your DB friends at one of our Spring Weekends for teens this April 27-29! Both will include exploring, hanging out with an awesome group of people and an inspirational speaker.

Who

7th – 12th grade Christian Scientists and your friends of all faiths

When

Arrive: Friday, April 27 (evening)

Depart: Sunday, April 29 (afternoon)

See website for more details and flying info

Where

Santa Monica, CA

Hostelling International – Santa Monica

1436 2nd Street

Atlanta, GA

Stone Mountain Inn

1000 Robert Lee Blvd.

Stone Mountain, GA

Questions

Contact Krista Capp,
DB Outreach Western Regional Manager, 303.376.7572 or email

Questions

Contact Lori Selby,
DB Outreach Eastern Regional Manager, 781.956.9035 or email

Cost

$150 – Register by April 20.

$10 Discount – Bring a friend new to DB and you both receive $10 off!

Financial aid is available for registration and flights! Don’t let cost keep you from being a part of one of these amazing weekends.

Sign up today!  https://www.discoverybound.org

 

Upcoming DiscoveryBound Events

Mark your calendars for these other great DB activities:

  • DB Compass program registration opens April 2: Year-round program for CS teens in 10th-12th grade – Details
  • DB Outreach Family Campout at Jetty Park: Cape Canaveral, FL, April 13-15, 2018 – Details
  • DB Outreach National Annual Weekend: Boston, MA, August 9-12, 2018, registration opens April 2 – Details

 

2017 Year End CSCIW for Texas Report

The Christian Science Committee for Institutional Work in Texas

Date:               January 15, 2018

Subject:        2017 Year End Report

To:                   The Christian Science Branch Churches and Societies in Texas

Thank you all for your dedicated support and participation in answering the call from those seeking salvation through the teachings, practice and understanding of Christian Science.

Distribution Activity:  The thirst for our Pastor and subscriptions to the publications is constant.  Distribution results for 2017 from the State office are as follows:

  • Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures – 90 English and 35 Spanish mailed; 260 provided to volunteers to distribute at lectures and chaplain visits
  • Bibles – 68 English, 3 Spanish mailed
  • The Christian Science Monitor – 45 facility & 182 one-year subscriptions for individuals; 183 donated copies distributed to the inmates from this office
  • Christian Science Sentinel – 278 donated copies mailed from office; 129 subscriptions
  • Herald of Christian Science – 96 mailed from office
  • myBibleLesson – 600 subscriptions through bulk license; 440 weekly recipients 160 copies are mailed to volunteer chaplains
  • 149 new requests to be added to the Bible lesson mailing list. 154 names were removed
  • Spanish Full Text edition – 218 mailed – began with 12 recipients, now have 23 recipients
  • 750 Thanksgiving lessons
  • Letters from this office to inmates – 1,214
  • 6 new members of The Mother Church

 

 

2017 Annual Meeting: We’re so grateful to have had Chaplain (Colonel) Janet Yarlott Horton US Army (Retired) inspire us with her experiences and heart felt prayers.  Everyone can listen to her comments and the reports given the first half of the meeting on the New Braunfels Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/firstchurchcsnb/videos/506317483049371/    Begin at 8 minutes

Here is your new State Committee:

  • Chair – Eleanor Bigbie – East At Large Member – thru 2019
  • Vice Chair – George Nutwell – Houston Zone – thru 2019
  • Suzanne Davis – Austin Zone – thru 2020
  • Hal Shrewsbury, CS – San Antonio Zone -thru 2020
  • Patty Woodard, CS – DFW Zone – thru 2018
  • Shellie Evans – West At Large Member – thru 2018

Zone Update

San Antonio Zone

  • Two chaplains visit the Bexar County Jail twice a month to conduct a Bible study class and introduction to Christian Science. 30 or more men fill the room to capacity every time.
  • First Church San Antonio and area volunteers have been faithfully providing services at Lackland Air Force base for 25 years!
  • The Applewhite Substance Abuse Training Facility has a very active volunteer who provided 50 Bible classes to 219 individuals, giving away 26 Bibles and 15 Science and Health.
  • The Laurel Ridge Treatment Center volunteer conducts Bible classes for the Wounded Warrior program at the facility. 60 attendees participated in classes this year.  4 Bibles and 1 Science and Health were given away.
  • 22 youngsters at the Bexar County Juvenile Detention Center have participated in Bible classes offered by the volunteer. 2 Bibles and 1 copy of Science and Health were given away.
  • 37 church services, complete with music, were conducted at the Torres Unit in Hondo by the New Braunfels branch volunteers providing 13 Science and Health, 2 of which were Spanish, 4 Prose Works, and 3 Bibles. While three of the regular attendees have been transferred, six new men have joined the dedicated group. Two church members also provide spiritual support through the mail with letters and articles.

Houston Zone

  • Eight volunteers serve in this highly populated zone with chaplain visits at Harris County Jail and state prison units, church services at 4 prison units and letter writing.
  • The Huntsville Unit formerly known as the Walls Unit receives bi-weekly services on Saturday morning when a volunteer is available. The Ramsey Unit has weekly services on Sunday night at 6 p.m.  The Wynne Unit has weekly chaplain visits on Tuesday afternoon.  The Estelle Unit has bi-weekly services on Saturday afternoon.
  • The chaplain visits at the Harris County Jail have reached over 2,400 people. 427 Science and Health, 470 Bibles, 1200 myBibleLesson, 849 Christian Science Sentinel, and 160 copies of      The Christian Science Monitor were distributed by the volunteers, as well as Prose Works, Manuals, Hymnals and many other Reading Room items.
  • They report, “Over 100 inmates in the Houston area are receiving and studying the weekly myBibleLesson. Some of them are also receiving periodicals and other Christian Science books.  This group, for us, really represents a new congregation in our community.  While some may be disappointed that churches have closed the past few years, it is clear from our work that new ones are appearing.”

 

DFW Zone

  • 20 volunteers provide 18 services per month at five facilities: state units, Coffield and Michael; federal units, Seagoville and FMC Carswell; services at two locations and chaplain visits at Dallas County Jail; and literature at the Denton County Jail.
  • The Coffield Unit volunteers held their 4th Annual Thanksgiving service with 125 inmates in attendance. The testimony portion of the service was filled with heartfelt gratitude and healing.
  • Nine lectures were given in the zone in 2017. “Lectures are one of the keys to the success that we are having in the DFW zone” wrote volunteer Bob Woodard.
  • Three volunteers mentor through the mail.

 

Austin Zone

  • Volunteers from 1st and 3rd Church, Austin continue to support of the Gardner-Betts Juvenile unit. One volunteer is available to visit the females in the local state facilities.  The branch members in this zone provide constant metaphysical support for all the work going on throughout the state.

 

At Large areas

  • Abilene, McAllen and Lubbock members are answering letters and embracing the seekers drawn to reach out to them.
  • Two wonderful ladies are volunteer chaplains at the El Paso County Jail.

 

Where We Serve:  The Committee is in contact with individuals in 93 facilities throughout the state encompassing federal, state, and county jurisdictions!

  • There are weekly church services at two Federal Units in the DFW zone.
  • Four county facilities- Dallas, Harris, El Paso, and Bexar have weekly church services and/or chaplain visits.
  • Facilities with large groups of offenders receiving the weekly Bible lessons.
    • Coffield Unit in Tennessee Colony has 101 men – has weekly services.
    • Michael Unit in Tennessee Colony has 43 men – has weekly services.
    • Clements Unit in the Amarillo area has 21 men – needs volunteers.
    • Ramsey 1 Unit in Rosharon has 12 men – has weekly services.
    • In the Amarillo area the Neal Unit has 7 men – needs volunteers for new services.
    • In the Beaumont area we have 16 men at the Stiles Unit and 10 at the Polunsky Unit. These Units need volunteers– would you consider reading the Lesson here?
    • The Huntsville area facilities – Estelle 28, Huntsville 8, Eastham 7, Ellis 6 and Wynne 3.

2018 Needs:

  1. Additional volunteer chaplains in the Beaumont, Huntsville, and Amarillo communities.
  2. Your individual support! The per capita was set at $3.50 of the actual cost of $9.98 per member per month.   We have budgeted for 600 subscriptions to myBibleLesson.  The lesson’s subscription, printing, packaging and postage are a monthly expense of $2,973.00 or $35,674.00 for the year.
  3. We have committed to providing 200 Christian Science Monitor subscriptions and 135 Christian Science Sentinel subscriptions totaling $31,165.00 and need your help to do so.

Checks can be made payable to the committee and mailed to the Executive Secretary at the address below or you can contribute online thru Pay Pal at: https://christiansciencedallas.com/programs/outreach-to-prisons/

Thank you for your continued metaphysical and financial support of this statewide activity.

Elizabeth Arnett

Executive Secretary/Treasurer

P.O. Box 1381

Roanoke, TX 76262

elizarnett@att.net

817-996-2285

“Freedom is ours NOW!” by Pat Woodard April 7th in North Richland Hills

FREEDOM IS OURS   NOW

Saturday, April 7th, 2018 11:00 am

LIVE TALK WITH

Patricia Woodard, C.S.

First Church of Christ, Scientist, NRH

Church Auditorium

This talk will explain how Christian Science shows the provable relevance of Jesus’ ministry in our lives today.

Patty will share examples proving how a clear view of our God-given wholeness releases us from burdens in our lives and causes us to soar.

 

SPONSORED BY: FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST, NRH

     7318 N.E. Loop 820, North Richland Hills, TX  76180

Child Care Provided

For More Information:

817.281.2436

Welcome to our healing church!