SEPTEMBER 20th - 22nd, 2013
When congregation leaders are thinking strategically about how to engage young people in the life of the ministry God has called us all to, it is the hope of all of us here at Calumet that they consider how the New England Synod's outdoor ministry can help. High school youth from all over New England typically head to Hammonasset for the awesome Hammonasset Youth Campout in Madison, CT. The middle school kids need an event to jumpstart relationships, too. The Fall Fling is the perfect and affordable opportunity for groups that are really, really big or sort of small.
This year, the Fall Fling theme is "Serving Others, Serving God." During the weekend, the community will consider God's call to serve our neighbor, the opportunities that likely exist in their communties back home, and particular ways middle school students can be leaders in the congregation by inspiring a movement to more fully meet needs in the community.
When we serve our neighbors -- by feeding the hungry, engaging in issues of poverty, visit the sick and neglected, protect the weak, speak for those who have no voice -- we are serving our God who has called us to be faithful in our service.