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Mid-States getting “Back to the Basics”

052013midstatesintroThe Mid-states camping program will return to Tar Hollow State Park near Chillicothe, Ohio on July 21-27 for Senior/Post High Camp for 2013. The mid-states camping program has been held at Tar Hollow since 1948.

The Rev. Darryl Bell from The Promise church in Ohio and Rev. David Bennett, Eastern District president from Bethlehem, Pa will lead the 2013 program, “Back to the Basics.” They follow last years’ team of our own mid-states pastors the Rev. Denny Rohn and the Rev. John Wallace, who made a great team as they presented the program entitled “I’d Rather Be…”

Mid-states camping programs are planned by the Regional Youth Council made up of four elected youth officers, six or more appointed cabinet members and four adult members (two pastoral and two lay advisors) who are also elected by the youth. The RYC plans the camp and theme and gives directions to the program person/people and they run with it. In this way our youth learn to work together on a common goal and have ownership in the events of the week. It is a great learning process for all involved.

We have many “traditions” at our camp that help to make our week special. One of them is our Wednesday night themed mission dinner, where campers raise money for a chosen mission project. The RYC go all out and spend their entire afternoon of free time decorating the lodge to fit the theme.

They are a dedicated and determined group of young people! Through their efforts and generosity nearly $3,000 was raised for their mission project last year. This year they have chosen two mission projects: they plan to adopt a village in Africa and send money to Hurricane Sandy Relief.

For information on Mid-states Moravian camping opportunities for other age groups, including Epworth, Illiana and Bethany, visit http://midstatesmoraviancamps.webs.com/

Jo Keller is a member of Hope Moravian Church in Hope, Indiana.

 

From the May 2013 Moravian Magazine

Moravian Daily Texts

09/24/2018

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Watchword for the Week — Jesus says, “Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.” Mark 9:35

Sunday, September 23 — Jeremiah 11:18–20; Psalm 54
James 3:13–4:3,7–8a; Mark 9:30–37

I will forgive their iniquity, and remember their sin no more. Jeremiah 31:34

John wrote: My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. 1 John 2:1

Gracious Advocate, so often we go off on our own and lose our way. We take our eyes off of you and selfishly focus on the world. Thank you for not abandoning us to ourselves. Thank you for bringing us back into loving communion with you. In the name of Christ, our redeemer, we pray. Amen.

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