Every holiday seems to bring traditions to our lives.
Valentine’s Day, Mother’s/Father’s Day, anniversaries might be a favorite restaurant.
Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day might find us watching parades and having picnics.
Thanksgiving brings trips to Grama’s house, good food and football.
Then we come to the best holiday, Christmas!
Sending cards, baking special family cookie recipes, visiting friends, dinners, shopping, creating handmade gifts, hiding wrapped presents in special hiding places, opening a gift on Christmas Eve or making everyone wait till Christmas morning, hiding the pickle on the tree for the children to find (LOL, look it up), and favorite foods to cook.
Our church has its own traditions, kid’s programs, caroling, Advent vignettes, plays, Christmas eve service, then Christmas morning service.
Another tradition concerns when to celebrate Christmas. Some celebrate Jesus’ birth on December 25th, some celebrate 13 days before that and some not until early January.
Ultimately, the specific date that we celebrate Jesus; birth is not as important as HOW or WHY He was born. The good news of Christmas is this: God entered into His creation and gave Himself to rescue us from sin.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” John 3:16-17
EG camp is a great week of fun activities, laughter, Scripture memorized, Bible lessons and Vespers heard, lots of singing, and good conversations with counselors and staff!!
The girls have a great time in their activities. They have opportunity to take Photography, Crafts, Play and Create, Card-making, Drama, Creative Writing, First aid, and all of the outdoor activities–the Pool, Archery, Air riflery, Climbing Wall, Goliath, Challenge Courses, Hiking, Creek Walking–and Vespers every evening with a campfire!
We have great discussions during our Bible lessons and leadership times with our Junior Leaders.
So many fun experiences. There is nothing like camp!
What a wonderful time we had, learning of the Power, Presence, Promise and Provision of Jesus.
From the hearts of our women:
Loved the theme and the comparison of the Gospel accounts of the “Jesus in the boat” story
I want to be in the boat with Jesus – He protects me during the storms and I stand on His word. He is my rock and my salvation, I will not be afraid.
I love to interact with ladies I’ve met in prior years and getting to know new ladies
I loved the singing, led by Jess & Heather. The songs were a blessing to me and the 2 women led us well with their beautiful voices. I enjoyed the worship time, learning more about Jesus
Being reminded of the promises of God that Jesus did and seeing the disciples struggle in similar ways we do.
Consider joining us on our next women’s weekend, February 23-25, 2024.
Please put this on your calendar for next year. We look forward to seeing you!