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Lingering

Posted on Apr 17, 2019 by

One of the scriptures in the Lectionary readings for this coming Easter Sunday is John 20:1-18.  In this passage Mary Magdalene has returned to the tomb of the crucified Jesus and finds the stone that was blocking the entrance rolled away and the tomb is empty, except for the strips of cloth that Jesus’ body […]

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 […]

Squinting through the Vision

Posted on Mar 21, 2018 by

As part of our dining hall renovations we have decided it is time for some new decorating items.  Some of the items that have been on display are well over 25 years old and it was time for something different and fresh.  We are also attempting to focus our attention on a nautical theme,  one […]

Baking Bread

Posted on Mar 1, 2018 by

This past Saturday we hosted a Youth Faith Formation retreat for confirmation students from across the state.  One of the topics for the weekend was communion and as an activity the students put together the ingredients for bread dough and then we tried to bake the bread over an open camp fire.  I need to […]

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 […]

Demolition has Begun

Posted on Nov 14, 2017 by

The dust is flying, fine small Styrofoam bead insulation is in the air, and asbestos floor tiles are being professionally removed.  The Faville renovation has begun in earnest!  A crew of 6 to 12 volunteers have removed approximately 80 cubic yards of building waste from carpeting to wall paneling and insulation, and we have just […]

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 […]