November 30, 2012
Thanks to all who attended N-Sid-Sen family camp this year on the shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene. We look forward to next year and are recruiting volunteers now! Contact Jennifer Castle: JCastle@PlymouthChurchSeattle.org.
Here are just a few of the comments people shared about their week-long experience:
What did you learn in camp this week?
• To face my fears of confrontation with issues at home and intimate conversation with strangers as well as the fear of the unknown in relation to religion
• How to clog
• To be flexible and go with the flow
• Got to know new people
• Reminded to reach out in love and patience and to lose judgment
• We all need to ask for help sometimes.
• Learned a lot about myself
• I value the support of the Plymouth community more than I ever realized.
• I find joy in watching children and adults grow and flower.
• It’s wonderful to have new people and families among us.
• There are many different ways to have faith.
What experiences would you like to see incorp-orated into Plymouth life?
• A worship similar to the way Brigitta ran the morning worship by the lake
• Take the time to make deeper connections with other members.
• More meaningful conversations and interactive worship
• A greater variety of hymns similar to the ones sung at camp
• Small groups meeting on Wednesday nights (not just book groups)
• Intergenerational small groups
• Reunions of small groups from camp
• Prayer partners
• More family fun events
What did you like about the morning adult program?
• Intimate sharing and openness
• Having a safe space to get to know people on a deeper level
• The content and the intent was fabulous.
• Enjoyed youth being integrated
• Sharing personal stories with others
• The program searched deep within me and allowed me to share my innermost feelings.
• It was nice getting to know people who I’d smiled at but never talked to.
• Most profound, most personally revealing program I have ever experienced
• The small group curriculum worked amazingly in my small group.
• It was very refreshing.
• I could speak freely and openly.
• The chance to discuss serious things like forgiveness, regret and acceptance
What did you like about the morning children’s program?
• Kids enjoyed the different activities.
• Good structured time for kids to work with each other
• Talking with friends
• That it exists and my kids enjoy going
• The kids were always engaged.
• Activities were very hands on.
• My kids love movement; clogging was great!
• The crafts were fun.
• Building boats together
• I got to run around!
• New kids were welcomed with open arms and well integrated into the group.
• Great, I want this program at my house year round!
Ideas for next year
• Adult craft time
• More music less talking (vespers)
• Other types of dancing too
• Game night in the lodge
• Improv sessions
• A second variety show with one act limit
• Song circles
• Evening Bible studySubscribe
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