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New camp takes youth outside their element

By Anne Marie Gerhardt More than 90 Chicago area youth from the city and suburbs ventured more than a hundred miles from home this past August to experience a three-day overnight camp and many firsts. This was the first time away from home and their families for many of the youth, first time sleeping overnight…

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Outdoor & Retreat Ministries AC report

By Jeff Casey, Director of Outdoor and Retreat Ministries Three-and-a-half years ago we considered selling the NIC Camps because of financial losses and low usage by our own United Methodists. And did we ever – we sold them to you, NIC congregations and agencies. Through the dedicated work of your Outdoor and Retreat Ministries (ORM)…

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Outdoor Retreat Ministries fall happenings

Reynoldswood Your Reynoldswood staff hosted 31 ladies at the Reynoldswood Christmas Tea on Saturday, December 12. The Tea, Desserts, Decorations and Fellowship were outstanding. Christmas songs were performed live by Rachel Huffman (French Horn), and Ryan Earl (Trumpet), from Roscoe UMC. (Rachel is also ORM Board member Karen Huffman’s daughter). Marcey Keefe, Administrative Assistant, shined…

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NIC Camps Host Social Justice and Inclusivity Retreats

NIC Camps Host Social Justice and Inclusivity Retreats Both Reynoldswood and Wesley Woods are leading the way in answering the Cabinet’s questions, Who is my neighbor, and how are the kids?, by providing safe, hospitable retreat space for diverse groups to openly pursue social justice and to practice inclusiveness while reflecting, praying, and seeking God’s…