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Stepping in with love

Posted on Mar 27, 2020 by

Dear friends, This has been a challenging few weeks for all of us. Guidance on how to address the spread of COVID-19 changes daily, sometimes hourly. At the direction of Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, we are all staying “Safer at Home.” Our Leadership Team and Board Leadership meet continually via technology to handle UCCI’s response to this […]

COVID-19 – UCCI Events Cancelled through May 10

Posted on Mar 19, 2020 by

The safety and health of all guests and staff is always the highest priority at UCCI, consequently, All UCCI events at all three locations will be cancelled through May 10 as required by the State of Wisconsin!  Greetings from the Executive Director of UCCI … parent corporation of Moon Beach, Pilgrim Center, and Cedar Valley.  […]

Seamanship 101

Posted on Jun 5, 2018 by

‘There’s a season for everything and a time for every matter under the heavens’ Ecclesiastes 3:1 (CEB) I was reminded once again this week that there is frequently more than one way to accomplish the same task. One of our tasks for the week was to prepare our motor boat for the season. If the […]

Facing Challenges

Posted on May 25, 2018 by

This time of year has a tendency to be rather stressful in the summer camping organization; all of the facilities need to be up and running at their best potential and all of an organization’s staffing needs to be pulled together. Inevitably there are always some loose ends that are only resolved in the 11 […]

Calendar Collision

Posted on Feb 14, 2018 by

Today is one of those unique days when the church calendar and the secular calendar collide in a strange way.  Today is both Ash Wednesday and Valentines Day.  So does that mean you get to take your date to worship after dinner?  You certainly can, but you might want to be careful how you frame […]

Advent Hope

Posted on Dec 8, 2017 by

The theme for the first Sunday in Advent is traditionally considered to be Hope.  The scriptures normally shared on the first Sunday speak of a future event that is able to rid the world of its problems.  In many places of worship the theme for the day will focus on acknowledging the challenges facing the […]

Radical Hospitality

Posted on Nov 1, 2017 by

The next piece of our mission statement is “Practicing Hospitality”.  I really appreciate the reality that we use the word “Practicing” in our statement.  Practicing implies that there is always room for improvement.  If I practice for a particular sport I am attempting to improve my game.  If I practice a musical instrument I am […]

Loving Earth

Posted on Oct 17, 2017 by

Loving Earth The third element of the UCCI mission statement is loving the earth.  This practice seems to be a natural fit for an organization focused on outdoor ministry.  Whether we are running a bunch of kids to exhaustion with a high energy game on our playing field, or participating in a quiet evening vesper […]

Loving One Another

Posted on Oct 4, 2017 by

The second piece of the UCCI mission statement mentions ‘loving one another’.  As I write this I am reflecting on the fact that this week we woke up to the news of yet another horrific mass shooting in our country.  Clearly as a country we have a long way to go.  Right now there are […]