MORNING OFFERING: CAMP AND CONFERENCE MINISTRY
A SPECIAL OFFERING BENEFITING THE CAMP AND CONFERENCE MINISTRY will be collected during the morning worship service. All gifts made to this morning offering will support camperships that will help send regional youth to camp at Loch Leven.
The PSWR sponsors various youth camps throughout the year at its own camp and conference center, Loch Leven, located in the Mountain Home Village area of the lower San Bernardino mountains. In the summer, week-long residential camp sessions are offered at Loch Leven for ages 4 through 18 (recent high school graduates).
Summer camps are organized by the Camps & Conference Committee of the Disciples of Christ Pacific Southwest Region and implemented entirely by dedicated volunteers made up of former campers, pastors, parents and young adults from around the Region. This program invites campers to explore, learn, and have adventures in Loch Leven's sunny 160 acres filled with streams, meadows, gardens, hiking trails, and wildlife.
The winter season features a JAN Camp for middle school (grades 6-8) over the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend in January. A high school program will also be offered this winter over the Presidents' Day weekend in February.
Click here for photos and upcoming camps within the Pacific Southwest Region.
AFTERNOON OFFERING: URBANMISSION FOOD PANTRY
AN OFFERING TO SUPPORT INLAND VALLEY HOPE PARTNERS (IVHP) IN COLLABORATION WITH URBANMISSION FOOD PANTRY will be collected during the afternoon worship. IVHP is a Pomona-based organization with a rich history of working with other Disciples of Christ and United Church of Christ churches in the Pomona Valley, and is one of the many partnerships UrbanMission has developed throughout the community. Collaborating with IVHP is one of several ways UrbanMission seeks to align themselves with what God is already doing in the south Pomona community.
At UrbanMission, we believe that Jesus calls us to advocate actively, ask questions from the perspective of God’s kin-dom, and act in support of the most marginalized among us. We do this in the public square, in food pantries and prisons, as well as around the communion table, the dinner table, and elsewhere. We are convinced that others will join us, and that it is a shared passion for action out in the world that draw people to affiliate with us as their way to follow Jesus.
Because hunger and food insecurity are so commonplace in our area, we collaborate with IVHP to meet the emergency food needs of our neighbors.
Inland Valley Hope Partners serves 75,000 residents with no, very low, and low-income throughout west San Bernardino County and east Los Angeles County every year. In addition to their Food Security Program, of which our pantry is a satellite site, their programs also include Housing and Healthy Living Programs.
We are excited for the opportunity to expand our Emergency Food Program with IVHP and continue addressing the emergency needs of our neighbors.
Thank you for considering this vital ministry and for giving generously.
Rev. Stephen Patten
Minister of Community Wellness