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DiscoveryBound: National Annual Weekend: Boston

“Eternal Truth is changing the universe.”
Science & Health, 255

Join us in Boston for this very special, fun 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.

 

This event has two tracks – one for teens and another for adults. We hope to see you there!

Who

  • Teens: 8th-12th grade (Fall 2018 school year) Christian Scientists and your friends of all faiths.
  • Adults: DB Volunteers and adults interested in DB.

Cost

Early Registration
April 2-June 15
Registration
June 16-July 30
Teens $240 $270
Adults $395 $425

 

Registration and travel financial aid is available for teen participants.

Don’t miss out on this great weekend! Click below to check out the weekend’s activities, and sign up today!

https://www.discoverybound.org/programs/outreach/outreach-events/national-annual-events/

See Christiansciencedallas.com for an inspiring article about Discovery Bound.

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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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

 

The Albert Baker Fund – An Opportunity to Serve

 

Adventure Unlimited and The Albert Baker Fund (ABF) have a deep appreciation for our shared values, and the way that our missions bless so many in our Christian Science family.

 

This is especially true with our newest programs. When Adventure Unlimited launched the National Leadership Council (NLC), ABF stood with us from the outset, providing encouragement and substantial financial support to help bring this wonderful idea to fruition. With every class, DiscoveryBound’s (DB) NLC program is proving the power and value of meaningful connections between outstanding program participants and adult mentors.

 

When The Albert Baker Fund first presented the ABF Career Alliance, Adventure Unlimited immediately recognized the benefits of “a career alliance for the extended Christian Science community”, especially if those who love and value Adventure Unlimited were to become involved. We also saw how it would bless our young alumni and the summer staff at the A/U Ranches. As the Career Alliance progresses, we’re seeing that ABF Career Allies, like DB NLC mentors, are making a big difference in the lives of young people.

 

The Career Alliance needs individuals who can share their own career experience and insights with new college graduates and those in a mid-career transition. It’s often a simple phone conversation, but it can be immensely helpful to someone just starting out or navigating a new course. ABF’s Career Allies are also finding it incredibly satisfying to help others in this way.

 

The ABF Career Alliance is a tremendous way to build connections that strengthen our community, including the Adventure Unlimited family. We encourage you to to take these steps to get involved:

  • Go to www.abfcareeralliance.org and click the gray oval “Sign up to become a Career Ally”,
  • Create a New Account, and save your Profile,
  • Post a Connection to offer an informational interview; this step is vital as it opens the door to help another.

For all that you’re doing for us at Adventure Unlimited and our broader community, we are deeply grateful!

 

Gina Lindquist-Bailey
Executive Director, Adventure Unlimited

 

Discoverybound Road Ralley In Austin

Teens are coming together for a scavenger hunt through the streets of Austin, TX! They’ll be in a car with their friends (driven by an adult chaperone), working together to decipher clues and follow leads that will take them 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. Spread the word!
Who
7th-12th grade Christian Scientists and their friends of all faiths.
When
Arrive: Friday, December 1, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Depart: Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.
Where
Austin, TX!
See more travel details and register by clicking on the link below.

Cost
$80 – Covers all lodging, weekend activities and meals (Saturday breakfast through Sunday lunch).
$10 Discount! Bring a friend new to DB (CS or of any faith) and you both receive $10 off.
Register
Registration closes November 20. Click button below to sign up!
Please don’t let cost keep you from attending. Financial aid is available for registration and travel!
Questions?
Email Krista Capp, our DB Outreach Western Regional Manager, or call her at 303.376.7204.
Learn More and Register:

DiscoveryBound activity for 20s and 30s in Austin

Join us Friday, October 6 – Sunday, October 8, 2017 in the beautiful Texas Hill Country for a weekend full of inspiration, swimming, hiking, games, nature, socializing, star gazing, s’mores, relaxing, chatting, and exploring!

Christian Science adults in their 20s & 30s (and their friends) are invited to join us.

We will be staying in the gorgeous D6 Retreat in Dripping Spring, Texas. The retreat is located 45 minutes from Central Austin, 2.5 hours from Dallas, and 3.5 hours from Houston. The closest airport is the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

The cost is $150 for the weekend, which includes activities, food (Friday dinner through Sunday breakfast) and lodging. Please visit dbtx-2017.eventbrite.com for more detailed weekend information (including a weekend schedule) and to register.

Space is limited, so register soon! And please share our downloadable flyer with anyone in their 20s and 30s who you think would be interested in attending.

Please email questions to dbaustintx1@gmail.com.

DiscoveryBound National Leadership Council Sign up begins NoW

Are You Entering 8th Grade? Know Someone Who Is?

Applications are now available for DiscoveryBound’s National Leadership Council (NLC)!

As you look ahead to high school and think about who you want to be as a friend, student and spiritual seeker, DB NLC encourages you to apply for this four-year program dedicated to developing leadership skills, spiritual growth and service to others. NLC is filled with exciting summer adventures, an annual retreat with all NLC classes, a supportive relationship with your own local CS adult mentor and monthly conference calls with your class family of up to 20 other teens from around the country and two dedicated class leaders.

This is the opportunity to learn and live true leadership in high school, create lasting friendships, take memorable trips and work toward earning the Congressional Award from your U.S. Representative.

Applications are due in two months (October 10). Apply now!

NLC changes who you are! It allows you to reach out of your comfort zone, helps build your confidence and leadership skills, and allows you to grow spiritually and connect with teens your age… People should consider NLC because it gives them a second family, a second home, and in that home they are able to learn and grow in such a loving and positive environment.
– DB NLC Participant

Make a Difference with NLC!

Since 2004, NLC students have accomplished the following:

  • 50,213 community service hours have been volunteered
  • 193 Congressional Awards have been earned
  • 146 teen articles have been published in the Christian Science periodicals

Questions?

Contact the NLC office by email or call 888.416.7348 x135.

dbinfo@discoverybound.org

Join DB Outreach in San Diego!

This Labor Day weekend, join your friends and other Christian Science teens and adults in San Diego, CA. Registration closes Monday, August 14, so sign up soon! – Details

DiscoveryBound Compass is another opportunity to meet and connect with Christian Science peers. Learn more about this one-year program for those in 10th-12th grade on the DB website.

888.416.7348   |     Email

Adventure Unlimited/ Discoverybond

 

 

 

 

 

Adventure Unlimited/DiscoveryBound representatives, Linda Clark and Alex Griffin are coming to Dallas to talk about the 2017 programs for youth , teens, families and adults.

When: March 26th, Sunday

12:30 pm for Pizza and program sharing.

Where: 2706 Stoneridge Drive Garland TX 75077

RSVP

719-395-2468 Ext 101  or Linda@adventureunlimited.org

614-204-1779  or Kelleyfam2012@gmail.com

DiscoveryBound BiCoastal Road Rallies April 28-30 2017

Join your DiscoveryBound friends in Seattle WA or Philadelphia PA for a fun weekend. Fasten your seatbelts and hang on for a great day of solving clues and finding sites in the city of your choice! Just like on The Amazing Race, you and your team will jump in a car (driven by an adult chaperone), decipher clues using teamwork, and hit the road in search of fun exploring the Philadelphia or Seattle area. The weekend includes games, an inspirational speaker, all-day road rally with fun photo ops, meeting new friends, hang time, and Sunday School.

Click the link below for details

DiscoveryBound Road Rallies April 28-30 2017 (1)

Register by April 14th.

Financial aid is available.