Please mark your calendar now for the following upcoming Campground Study Dialog Sessions across the Mission Center. It is important that the Michigan Campground Team hear as many voices as possible regarding the Michigan Community of Christ campgrounds. These sessions are open to everyone so please encourage others in your congregation to attend with you.
Saturday, September 6, from 1-4 p.m. – Harrison Congregation
Sunday, September 7, from 3-6 p.m. – Lapeer Congregation
Saturday, September 13, from 1-4 p.m. – Cheboygan Congregation
Sunday, September 14, from 3-6 p.m. – Kalamazoo Congregation
Street addresses for the congregations can be found at www.cofchristmi.org.
Also, if you have not already completed the Campground Study Survey that was distributed at Reunions this summer, please do so by completing the online version by clicking on the link below or by printing the attachment and mailing it to the Mission Center Office (223 S. Washington St, Charlotte, MI 48813). We are asking for responses to be received by August 4, 2014 in order to allow the Michigan Campground Team ample time to compile the results.
A special request for Pastors and Communication people, please see that those individuals who do not have Internet or email access receive a printed copy of the attached survey so the Team is able to hear their voices as well.
Link to online version of the Campground Study Survey:
MCT Survey June 2014 (to print out and send back)
Dear Alumni and Friends,
It is hard to believe that it has been 15 years since Journey House first opened its doors! As we prepare for our 16th year it is time to celebrate with all of those who have been blessed by, and blessed, our time together at Journey House. We would like to invite all alumni, friends, and supporters of Journey House to join jus the weekend of September 5-7, 2014 for our first ever Journey House Reunion. We will have events throughout the weekend culminating with a worship service and catered lunch on Sunday, September 7th. Join us for the whole weekend or a single event.
I look forward to seeing everyone in September!
Campus Minister Intern/Resident Manager
Journey House Campus Ministries
To help keep everyone up-to-date with young adult event info, updates, gatherings, and leadership series info we have the pleasure of using a new text blasting program (or email). Facebook is only good for those who continually check the YA page and people are missing out on a lot of stuff. Id love for any of you who are interested to subscribe as well. The cost is free unless your cellphone provider charges you. You can also option for the email version. Click on the link below or follow the instructions on the attached photo.
The program was designed as a safe way for teachers and students to communicate in classroom settings. The wording of this program will speak to you as though you are a student subscribing to a teacher.
Young Adult Minister
Its that time of year again to start thinking of the end of the camping season!
Plan on attending a great weekend of support for one of our great campgrounds in the state The Woodlands. The Woodlands Rally has been a long standing tradition of fun fellowship and fundraising for this great rustic campground. So put it on your calendars for August 29 through September 1. We will be having a 5 K run of the grounds open to the public, The Saturday Feast, kids carnival, food-wagon, Fresh made donuts and cider on Friday evening, Saturday evening talent show, Camping all weekend by donation, Sunday Communion Service and other event to follow.
Guest Minister for the weekend is our own Dan Nowiski.
Come out and support this wonderful sacred grounds with your generous donations. Space for campers are available, tents and lodging in the program center. Please call the campgrounds for reservations at 989 473 3160, Brian and Darlene
We are also looking for a congregation to sponsor the food-wagon this year and help to run and serve the food. Food will be provided just need to help coordinate volunteers.
Please mark your calendar now for the following dates this summer. EVERYONE is invited and encouraged to attend to learn about the ministries that are occurring in the Mission Center and the Michigan Campgrounds and plans for 2015! Each meeting is from 7-9 p.m. Please join us for these presentations, refreshments and fellowship. Detailed information about the budgets will be mailed to Pastors and CFOs in early July. An important reminder to Pastors to be sure to schedule a business meeting sometime after the budget presentation in your area to vote on congregation support commitments for 2015. The commitment responses are due no later than September 14 so your meeting needs to occur on or before that date.
July 29 - Marion * July 30 - Waterford * July 31 - Kalamazoo
August 3 - Gladstone * August 4 - Mikado * August 5 - Coleman
August 6 - Twining * August 7 - Capital * August 18 - Cheboygan
August 19 - Northview * August 20 - Caro * August 25 - Valley Center
August 27 - Riverview
Please register online for the Spiritual Formation Workshop in Kirtland from August 1-4.
Prior to attending please acquire and read the following books.
Our instructor, Katie Harmon-McLaughlin, has requested that we read the following books prior to our weekend with her in Kirtland August 1-4.
Spiritual Disciplines Handbook by Adele Ahlberg Calhoun(Consistent with the previous classes, so you may already have gotten this one from Bobbie Ann.)
An Altar In The World by Barbara Brown Taylor
Reaching Out by Henri Nouwen
These can be purchased online at Amazon.com and are available as Kindle books.
Spiritual Disciplines Handbook: www.amazon.com/Spiritual-Disciplines-Handbook-Practices-Transform/dp/0830833307/ref=sr_1_1
An Altar in the World: www.amazon.com/An-Altar-World-Geography-Faith/dp/0061370479/ref=sr_1_1
Other sources which may have them as used books are: