Oh The Places You'll Go!
Our Community of Christ legacy going back 150 years has been relationally blessed, inspired and grown through a variety of camping ministries. In 2020 COVID-19 has paused this person-to person experience and put a huge damper on a vital program in the life of Community of Christ. But have no fear!
In response, devoted camping leaders have been planning alternative experiences for our community for the last two months. We are calling our continuing summer events e-Camping. Starting the week of July 5th, a whole summer of e-Camping programming has been created to highlight experiences at our Family Reunions, Kid’s camp, Jr High camp and Sr High camp. There are all the familiar happenings for you to join such as worship, classes on the reunion text, chats, campfire, etc, Some sessions will be offered just for kids through the leadership of Kid’s Camp, Jr. High or Sr. High Camp while others will be led by leaders from our Reunions.
This may be your opportunity to attend a summer camp for the first time or to try out a camp or activity that you have never been to before. You can experiment or sample from a wide variety of gatherings. It’s so easy and sure to be fun as you meet up with your friends throughout Canada East Mission or meet new friends. You’ll receive an email shortly with all the instructions to register (all events are free so be sure to invite your friends to join in). Choose the activities that you would like to participate in. You’ll receive a zoom link and with a click, oh the places you'll go!!!
This is your summer.
You’re off to Great Places!
It won’t be a bummer!
With the click of the mouse,
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
Any direction you choose.
You’ll look up and down the lists. Look ‘em over with care.
About some you will say, “I can’t wait to go there.”
In that case of course, you’ll head straight out of town.
It’s opener there
In the wide open air.
Out there things can happen
And frequently do
To people as curious
And footsy as you.
And when things start to happen,
don’t worry, don’t stew.
Just go right along.
You’ll start happening too.
OH THE PLACES YOU’LL GO!
You’ll join a spiritual movement.
You’ll soar to high heights.
When you’re in a slump,
You’re not in for much fun.
Is easily done.
With the click of a mouse
Some windows will be lighted.
Do you dare to stay out? Do you dare to go in?
How much can you lose? Oh, how much can you win?
This global pandemic
Sent everyone down long wiggled roads
That grind on for miles across weirdish wild space,
headed, I fear, toward a most boring place.
THE WAITING PLACE…
…for people just waiting.
Waiting for a picnic,
A soccer game or a pool party
Or a visit to grandma and grandpa’s
Or the phone to ring, or a hair cut
Or a sleepover with friends
Or karate, gymnastics, or a Bridge game
Or the movie theatre to reopen
Or waiting for a Yes or No.
EVERYONE is just WAITING.
No! That’s not for YOU.
Somehow you’ll escape
All that waiting and staying.
You’ll find the bright places
Where Holy Spirit is playing.
With e-camping calling
Once more you’ll ride high!
Ready for anything under the sky.
Ready because you’re that kind of a guy.
Oh the places you’ll go! There’s fun to be done!
There are laughs to be laughed. There are songs to be sung.
There are people to meet. There are thoughts to be pondered.
There are lots of new experiences to be wandered.
No, not a chance.
Together we’ll glance
Living Jesus, Living Peace in a world full of dance.
And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and ¾ percent guaranteed.)
OLD OR YOUNG, YOU’LL MOVE MOUNTAINS!
Be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray
Or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O’Shea,
You’re off to Great Places!
This is your summer!
Your mountain is waiting.
So…get on your way!
Hope to see you “somewhere” over the summer.
community of christ
355 Elmira Road North, Unit 129
Guelph, ON N1K 1S5 Canada
Canada West Mission: 877-411-2632
Canada East Mission: 888-411-7537