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World Pilgrimage Series, ALCRC: March 5-12, 2015: Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, New Mexico

Posted by eric 19 hours, 29 minutes ago

The Alton L. Collins Retreat Center announces the second in our series of retreats to significant pilgrimage sites around the world. The 2015 destination will be Ghost Ranch, a sacred spot of desert land in the southwestern United States.

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Because of Camp…

Posted by eric 2 weeks ago

by Lisa Jean Hoefner

One of the gifts I have received through Camp and Retreat Ministries is repeatedly hearing of the impacts of camping experiences. Our stories are personal but are not unique. Rather, they are experiences and gifts of grace shared by many, many people.

This past summer, many campers and staff were asked to complete this sentence: “Because of Camp…” The answers filled in were a profound “Amen!” to the vision and mission of Camp and Retreat Ministries.

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Brian McLaren on the Importance of Camping

Posted by eric 5 months, 3 weeks ago

During the Saturday Session with Brian McLaren at the 2014 Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference, Rev. Kevin Witt, the United Methodist Camp and Retreat Ministry Executive for the General Board of Discipleship, asked him to elaborate on his comments about church camp.

Click the image below to see video of McLaren's Response:

McLaren Camping Video

(c) Brian McLaren and the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.

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