Over one hundred people attended the annual Renewing Our Faith Outdoors dinner on December 2. Pine Grove was decorated for the season and was a warm and inviting space. We are grateful for the support of many camp friends and businesses and who made the evening a success by raising over $9,000.00.
Patty, the camp food service manager, and kitchen volunteers, Kevin Turner, Megan Shepherd and Megan Babcock, prepared an amazing meal that got rave reviews from guests. Later in the evening Patty received a ten year Staff Award and Kevin received the Volunteer of the Year award. I guess you can say that we have an award winning kitchen staff! Terry Slaubaugh received the Millie Mundy Service Award. Terry has spent a lifetime helping at Brethren Woods. He has served as the Camp Manager, Outdoor Ministries Committee Member and Chairperson, Capital Campaign member, Treasurer, faithful financial supporter, and as a great encourager. Thank you Terry!
The Walking Roots Band shared their gift of music with guests, and by all of the positive comments, was enjoyed by everyone. The message, the harmony, and the humor that all pointed to the love of God in Christ was an inspiration. Other highlights were sharing by Pieter Tramper, Dylan Werle, John Jantzi and Bruce Bowman. The message of the value of our Outdoor Ministries program was proclaimed.
It was a great evening of food, fun, and fellowship to celebrate 60 years of ministry at Brethren Woods. If you missed it you should plan to join us in December 8 2019, or if you want to celebrate the next 60 years, that would be December 2078. J