Spiritual Writing Mini-Retreat

Thursday, July 13

5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Based on the book One Day I Wrote Back by Jane Herring, this special event provides an opportunity to enter fully into scripture through writing.  By simply “writing back,” we discover new truths about ourselves and God that scriptures invite us to explore.  No writing experience or expertise is required; each person writes for their own spiritual growth.  Bring your favorite writing instruments (paper and pencil, journal, IPad, whatever) and a Bible if you can.  This small group will be led by Pastor Laurie Boche and will meet at the Barr’s Lake home of Rob and Mary West.  A $10 fee covers the cost of the book and a light supper.  Please call or email the office to sign up (218-724-2266 or office@hopeumcmn.org).


Adventure Day Camp at Island Lake Boy Scout Camp

July 24-27

For all children who have finished Kindergarten through Grade 7

This annual event is a cooperative program with the Twin Ports United Methodist Ministries.  Experience Bible camp without the overnights as we canoe, swim, live out Bible stories, enjoy outdoor games and crafts, sing, meeting all kinds of kids from the Twin Ports area as we learn in faith.  Registration information is available in the church narthex, or call or email the office to have it sent to you (218-724-2266 or office@hopeumcmn.org).

High School Youth: You can serve as Camp Counselors, gaining valuable experience and making possible the faith journey of those younger than yourself!  Contact Children, Youth and Families Director Katrina Hagemeyer about this opportunity (katrina.r.hagemeyer@gmail.com).  Katrina will be on site throughout the week.

Thursday, July 27, is Hope UMC Day at Adventure Day Camp!  Katrina and Cynthia Coffin-Langdon will be leading the day’s activities on behalf of Hope Church.  If you would like to help out in any way, again, contact the office or Katrina.  Your support and prayers are appreciated as we make a difference in kids’ lives with Hope!