Every summer, United Church kids pack their hockey or duffle bags, backpacks or suitcases for a week or two in the Canadian wilderness. United Church camps offer a place of faith and fun. Children, youth, and staff gather, giving thanks to God for the beauty of creation. Many United Church camps offer camperships, where campers are able to attend at a reduced cost so that those who wouldn’t normally be able to attend can have a wonderful experience in the Canadian wilderness. Campers experience a community surrounded by God’s creation. Many campers who have struggled at home and at school find their time at camp life-changing. Mission & Service supports camping in the United Church through networking and camp accreditation, supporting and strengthening the camping experience for United Church kids across the country. We are thankful for the generous gifts that make it possible for children to have an experience of faith and fun in the Canadian wilderness. Please join me in making Mission & Service giving a regular part of your life of faith.
Loving God, we are called to be your colours in the world, to walk with each other, to share in love through our gifts for Mission & Service. Guide us to shine brightly in the world. Amen.