2017 Community Camp-Out Reflections

The annual Community Camp-out was a wonderful success. We had a huge range of folk come out, ranging from young to older, singles to families, and even dogs to poison ivy (oh yes, tonnes of that). The weather was very favourable, and there were plenty of opportunities for organic connection, not only with each other, but with nature and with God!

Sunday morning we had a smaller service in Birds Hill at our Group Use Area, led by Nathan Rieger, and Jeff & Amanda Leighton. A beautiful moment during worship occurred. Some of our youth (and one mom!) engaged in some play with a volleyball, reminding us that we can worship with our bodies while we play too!

After a wonderful feast provided by Bill Feniuk & Katherine Peters that fed everyone to overflowing, some trekked and some drove down to the beach where we gathered for the baptisms. We drew many eyes and curious glances as we witnessed two lovely ladies, Georgette and Ramona, confess their faith and Jesus Christ, and be baptized in the chilling lake. And as is our custom, we surrounded these two individuals and lifted them up in prayer and blessing for their new path set before them.

Did you miss the camp-out? There are more opportunities to connect in fun ways this summer! July 19th is our Community Potluck, and July 30th is our Farm Day out at the LBE farm! Hope you can join us!

Vineyard Community Camp-Out

What are you doing the first weekend in July?  Why not pitch a tent (or camper… or sleep under the stars) at our annual Vineyard camp-out?  Mark your calendars now for this great opportunity to make some new friends, share quality time together, play games, relax, sing songs, tell jokes (and maybe a few camp-fire stories), roast some s’mores and enjoy creation together.

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On Sunday, we’ll have a service in “nature’s cathedral” (there will still be a regular summer service in the city as well).

July 3 – 5 (Friday – Sunday)

Bird’s Hill Park (in the group camping area).

For now, mark your calendars.  We will have some registration details closer to the event.