Waldameer Picnic and Worship Service – June 19th

WaldermeerGallery2The Diocesan Picnic at Waldameer is just around the corner. This great opportunity for worship, fellowship and fun will be held on Sunday, June 19, 2016

It is hoped and expected that those coming to the picnic will attend the worship service that begins at 11:00 AM. Bishop Sean will preach and celebrate.

On the day of the picnic, registration will be from 10:00 AM until 10:50 AM, and it is there that you will exchange your tickets for wristbands. There will be no registration during the time for worship.  Registration will resume after the service.

Tickets are $22.50 per person (with an $80 maximum per family), which includes Waldameer, Water World, and a buffet lunch that will be available following the worship service until 4:30 PM. You must have a wrist band to eat.  Children 3 and under are free but do need to reserve a ticket.  Ticket sales MUST be done in advance using only tickets which may be obtained from the Diocese.  No tickets may be sold at the park the day of the picnic.

Paul Nelson, former diocesan treasurer and owner of Waldameer, has again generously offered for us to keep all proceeds from ticket sales.  The proceeds will be split into two accounts, with 60% of the proceeds being placed in a scholarship fund for Camp Nazareth and 40% of the proceeds becoming available for grants to our congregations to be used for youth ministries.  Information on these grants are on the diocesan website.

Congregations are once again being asked to gather money and reservations. Reservations from the churches must be to Vanessa by noon on Monday, June 6th.  Tickets will then be mailed to the churches.

Hope to see you at Waldameer!

Do you have what it takes to SURVIVE!?

Do you have what it takes to SURVIVE!? SURVIVE! is a twenty-five hour retreat for young adults, 18-35 years old, at the end ofzombie-156055_1280 May, created by members of the Formation Advisory Board . The retreat includes six talks, given by lay and clergy from our diocese, with discussion following. The topics will include survival, identity, relationships, evil, the Bible, and enjoying life. The retreat will also include challenges around the designated theme to get participants working together. The theme for this year’s SURVIVE! is the Zombie Apocalypse, giving us a fun focus for the content of our challenges. You do not have to be a fan of the popular genre in order to enjoy the event. The goal for SURVIVE! is to provide a venue for young adults to gather for conversation around topics of faith and build community through fellowship. This is going to be a great event, so don’t miss out!

For more information about SURVIVE!, CLICK HERE.

Pre-Camp Overnights Coming Up!

Pre-Camp Overnights are coming up in March for 2nd-5th graders interested in attending Summer Camp in June. It is a great way for kids to make new friends, meet some of the camp staff, and learn about what happens at Summer Camp. There will also be an hour long information session for parents at the start of the event. The Formation Advisory Board hosted two Pre-Camp Overnights last year. They were a lot of fun and very successful. Kids Camp had 40 kids attend, the most in quite some time. We hope you willl consider joining us this year!

For more information about Pre-Camp Overnights, CLICK HERE.

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