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We are always searching. We may be efficient and have more available than ever in history, but we are not happier, we are more stressed, and no better at loving. We long to be part of something bigger, something important. I see so many people find it at camp sitting across the table and walking the trail with friends. I see it unfold when we pause our relentless business to sing together, to play, and to stare in awe at the water. Camp is where many of us are taught to be the church. I see children and youth inspired to become leaders. I see sleeping adults awaken. This is the rediscovery of church. Be a part of this however you can. We are cold, we are hungry, but the fire is being built, breakfast is being prepared. Let’s share in this remedy together, and tell everyone we know.
- Troy Taylor
Assistant Director, Camp Magruder
In the other quarter time of my work life, I am appointed as young person's minister at Parkrose United Methodist Church.
Parkrose UMC hadn’t been to camp for 5 years, which is when the church had been to Wallowa Lake for a weekend retreat. Pastor Bill and I were determined to get our congregation to camp this year in one form or another, and we decided that a programmed family camp was the best option. I had learned that Huckleberry Family Camp was a ministry begun by the Wilshire Native American Fellowship, a church in our same quadrant of the city, designed not just to be a ministry for Native Americans, but to also be an open door to relationship with Native Americans. In addition to finding time outdoors, Parkrose UMC is also seeking to be in deeper relationship with our neighbors, with people of color, and seeking justice with the marginalized, so Huckleberry Family Camp was an obvious choice.Keep Reading »
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