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National Annual Event in Los Angeles, CA – Aug. 30-Sept. 2

TEENS and ADULTS – join us for a fun-filled and inspiring weekend exploring the city of Los Angeles and the entertainment industry! We’ll stay at UCLA, have beach time, walk the Hollywood Walk of Fame, tour WB Studio and explore Christian Science. Adults will visit the Griffith Observatory and Walt Disney Concert Hall. Teens will participate in workshops from industry professionals and end the weekend with a pool party.

Discovery Bound Teen News

NLC Memories
Do you remember your class trips? See those photos and more on SmugMug. Each year, classes add to this treasure trove. FIND YOUR CLASS ALBUM

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Compass Registration is Open!
It’s time to register for next year’s Compass group! Teens entering 10th-12th grades are eligible for this one-year program. LEARN MORE

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Compass Informational Webinar
Teens and parents, do you want to learn more about the Compass program? Join us online next Tuesday for a live Q&A session with DB staff. WEBINAR DETAILS

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National Annual Event in Los Angeles, CA
Teens, sign up today for this amazing entertainment weekend. There is reg and travel financial aid available – don’t let money stop you from being a part of this event. REGISTER NOW

Discovery Bound Family News

Chapter Worker and Ambassador Webinar

Meet other volunteers in the field, share past activities and best practices and hear updates on DiscoveryBound Outreach, NLC and Compass. Join us April 18 at 6pm MT or 8pm MT.


National Annual Event in Los Angeles, CA

Explore Los Angeles with other CS adults and their friends! At UCLA, adults will be housed in deluxe 2-person air-conditioned dorm rooms with private baths. Check out our website for details.


Compass Informational Webinar

Adults, do you want to learn more about the Compass program for 10th, 11th and 12th graders? Join us online next Tuesday, April 16 for a live Q&A session with DB staff.


Maine Adventure Trip for Adults

Explore breathtaking landscapes while rafting the Kennebec River, hike to the stunning Moxie Falls, experience kayaking and stand up paddle boards, enjoy wilderness camping under the stars and more. July 20-24, 2019 – Save the date!

Discovery Bound 20/30’s Adult News

20s/30s Texas Retreat
May 24-27

Take a private tour of NASA, explore Space Center Houston with friends and get inspired while staying near the beach in Galveston, Texas.


20s/30s Arches Getaway – Moab, UT
October 3-7

Save the date for this awesome extended weekend of hiking and majestic photo ops with friends in Arches National Park, Moab, Utah.


20s/30s Tough Mudder Race

Check out photos and videos from the awesome Tough Mudder race and activities last weekend! SEE THE PHOTOS

20s/30s International Trip
Iceland wins for 2020!

Thank you to all who filled out our survey on the “DB 20s/30s” Facebook group. Planning is underway for an awesome Icelandic adventure in 2020. STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS

NLC Mentors

Essential to the Program

Volunteering to support a Christian Science teen as a National Leadership Council mentor is a true example of servant leadership. Take a look at the timeline overview of how mentors support their mentees.

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RSVP for two events to benefit our community on May 7th and Lecture on May 11th

The inspiration for these events can be found in John 21:15-17

Patricia Woodard, CSThe Guest Speaker for the May 11th Event is renown Christian Science lecturer Patricia Woodard, CS who will give a talk titled “Breaking News: Freedom is Ours Now.”

May 7th Event Details:

RSVP for May 7 event

Location: Ceramics Bayou 3620 Bee Cave Rd. (Map)

At the May 7th event, participants will be decorating glazed bowls, which will be donated to the Austin Empty Bowl protect. Decorated bowls will be sold during the annual Empty Bowl Fund Raiser to help the Austin Food Bank. Mrs. Woodard will speak to the participants via phone. Representatives from Empty Bowel Project will be available to answer questions. All participants must be at least 5 years old and accompanied by a parent or an adult. For details to the purpose of the Empty Bowl Project see This event will take place at Ceramics Bayou at 3620 Bee Cave Road beginning at 6 pm. Snacks and bottled waters will be served. The event welcome will be by Hester with Empty Bowl Project: at 6:15 pm. The lecture prep talk by Mrs. Woodard begins at 6:30. The bowl decorating will begin at 6:45 pm. The event closing talk will be given by Mrs. Woodard at 7:45 pm. We’ll depart the art studio at 8:00 pm.

May 11th Event Details:

RSVP for May 11 event

Location: Central TX Food Bank 6500 Metropolis Dr. (Map)

At the May 11th event, participants will be preparing food baskets for those in need and spending the afternoon with guest speaker, Patricia Woodard. All volunteers must follow the dress code specified by the Central Texas Food Bank. Volunteer children must be at least 8 years old and accompanied by an adult that is at least 21 years old. For details related to the food basket preparation see This event will take place at Central Texas Food Bank at 6500 Metropolis Drive. We’ll gather for the lecture at 12:00 pm in the Community Room. We will serve a light lunch at 12:15 pm. The lecture by Mrs. Woodard will begin at 12:30 pm. The Food Bank participant orientation will begin promptly at 1:30 pm. Food basket preparations will begin at 1:35 pm and last until 4:30 pm. We’ll depart the Food Bank building by 4:30 pm. Participating volunteers must register in advance for with the Food Bank (instructions to follow your RSVP). Volunteers present at the Food Bank will receive an event souvenir.

Children are welcome to the May 11th lecture event, child care for children under 8 yrs will be provided while parents are on‐site and preparing food baskets.

You may bring guests with you to either event.

Please note: the number of attendees is limited by venue size at both events, so be sure to RSVP.

After May 6, 2019, please contact Bruce Aupperle at 512‐422‐7838 to make sure there are seats for all attendees in your party and for further instructions.

Schedule of Events

Tuesday May 7th, 2019

Location: Ceramics Bayou 3620 Bee Cave Rd. (Map)

6:00 pm Gather at Ceramics Bayou, snacks and bottled water served
6:15 pm Presentation by Empty Bowl Project Austin
6:30 pm Lecture Prep talk via conference call by Ms. Woodard
6:45 pm Bowl Decorating
7:45 pm Closing thoughts with Ms. Woodard

Saturday May 11th, 2019

Location: Central TX Food Bank 6500 Metropolis Dr. (Map)

12:00 pm Gather in Community Room
12:15 pm Light lunch served
12:30 pm Lecture by Patricia Woodard
1:30 pm Food Bank Orientation for Volunteers
1:35-4:30 pm Food Basket Preparation

RSVP for May 7, 2019 Event at Ceramics Bayou

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RSVP for May 11, 2019 Event at Central Texas Food Bank

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Number of Children (age 8 or older) for Lecture Only:

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We will email you details for registering with Austin Food Bank before the event