|Staff Orientation||17+||Jun 15-22|
|Voyager||10-12||Jun 30-Jul 5|
|Voyager Extended||10-11||Jun 23-Jul 5|
|Church at Camp and Chicken BBQ(Camp staff lead in worship and sharing)||All||Jul 7 10 am|
BBQ following Service
|Friendship/ Pioneer||6-9||Jul 7-9/7-11|
|Discoverer Extended||12-13||Jul 14-26|
|Sojourner||14-18||Jul 28-Aug 2|
|Mission Possible/Crew||11-14/15-18||Aug 4-8|
|Staff De-Orientation||17+||Aug 9-11|
|Facility Available for Rent & Events||Aug 12-Oct|
|BBC Annual Benefit Auction||Sept 28 10am|
|Fall Work Day||Oct 26 9am|
Archive for June, 2013
Many people have been to the annual benefit auction here at Bethany Birches. If you aren’t one of those persons, I wanted to give you 5 good reasons why you might enjoy the auction:
- A Mercedes Benz will be auctioned with NO reserve price, courtesy of Signal Aviation
- There will be free doughnuts and coffee during the preview (9 – 10 am)
- A snowmobile will be raffled from June 23-September 28 and the winner drawn that morning
- Be AT camp. From the view to the campers to a tasty, no-charge lunch, the auction is a good taste of classic BBC
- And of course, Sandy Alderfer (auctioneer) will entertain you with his wit and wisdom
For more information, visit the benefit auction page.
PS – we’re looking for auction donations!
Intel is on a need to know basis. Here’s what you need to know. The effort to replace the old pavilion with a new one is under way.
We’ve been hard at work raising money since October 2012. Some of camp’s faithful supporters have given generously to achieve nearly $700,000 in commitments already. The project total is $1,800,000. This will pay for the new pavilion and subsidize program for 4 years (we wanted to consolidate all our fundraising needs for the length of the campaign into one effort).
Your mission, if you choose to accept, is to make a gift (or at least a commitment) by August 15, 2013. If you complete your mission you will receive a couple free gifts.
You may gain intel about the free gifts and give here.
In order to proceed, you must watch the video about the project here.
Among the blogs I read is Generous Matters. It’s largely about generosity, giving and making ourselves rich toward God (rather than just plain old rich). This past Friday, the author of the blog included an excerpt from CS Lewis… I love CS Lewis! Here’s what he wrote in one of his books:
“Prosperity knits a man to the World. He feels that is ‘finding his place in it,’ while really it is finding its place in him. His increasing reputation, his widening circle of acquaintances, his sense of importance, the growing pressure of absorbing and agreeable work, build up in him a sense of really being at home on Earth, which is just what we want. You will notice that the young are generally less unwilling to die than the middle-aged and the old.”
Having read Screwtape Letters, I know that Lewis does not consider it a good thing when we feel “at home on Earth.” Being at home on Earth makes it hard to be at home in God’s Kingdom.
This summer, we hope to have a ton of fun while discovering together this special place some Christians call God’s Kingdom. If we trust Jesus’ words, we know that in that place is where we receive “life to the full.”