Watch for these stories to learn how.
In December, Rev. Adrian Sunday and Cathy Green met with the Mission Committees of St Paul’s UCC, St. Marys, and St Paul UCC, New Bremen, to discuss The Hills Are Alive! campaign. As they usually do, they asked those that were there to share their experiences with church camp. That’s when they heard from Rev. Jeanette Tangeman about her being at Templed Hills in its inaugural year!
This seemed like a story that others would be interested in, so Cathy got Jeanette’s contact information in order to follow up. Then we thought about the many others with stories about church camp and wondered whether others would be willing to share. It turns that they would. And did!
Over the past few weeks, we’ve invited people to write first-person stories about how church camp changed their life. Starting this week, you can read these stories on the Facebook page for the Heartland Conference United Church of Christ. A story will be posted each week, at least through May. We also plan to share these stories in other ways over the coming months. Perhaps you have a story you want to share. If so, email Adam Sharp at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a Facebook user, please come to the Conference page and make sure you have “liked” the page so that you receive posts in your newsfeed. Each of the stories will have a graphic like the one with this article. When you click on it in Facebook, you will get the full story. Be sure to “like” and “share” each story so that others learn of the benefit of church camp.
You also may want to check out the 2020 church camp offerings to see what will interest you or others that you love. Click HERE for the information about available camps.
To give you an idea of some of the other stories you can read on Facebook over the coming weeks, here are a few quotes:
“Camp has changed my views on friendships and faith and has given me a completely different outlook on life. I now take time to appreciate every little moment and am beyond thankful for the people I have in my life because of camp. I am eternally grateful for all Templed Hills has given me and cannot wait to see my best friends this summer!” Maddie Stiles, Avon Lake UCC
“It is Well with my Soul. It was at junior high church camp that I first experienced God as real, more than an idea. It was at church camp at 16 years old that I chose my life priorities that have been my guide throughout my life.” Jo Anne Nay, Just North UCC, Columbus