Good Things Happen When Denominations Work Together

Representatives from PCCCA, United Methodist Camp and Retreat Ministries (UMCRM), the United Church of Canada, Lutheran Outdoor Ministries (LOM), Episcopal Camps and Conference Centers (ECCC), and the Outdoor Ministry Association of the United Church of Christ (OMA-UCC) gathered together on March 18-21 for a meeting of the Outdoor Ministries Connection at Lutheran Hills Camp (Morgantown, IN). The group discussed the current projects of OMC including the 2019 Great Gathering at Lake Junaluska, Interim Director Training, and the oversampling with the American Camp Association's upcoming survey. The group took time to visit the headquarters of the American Camp Association to talk about how ACA and the outdoor ministry associations could partner more in the future. It is always great when the OMC comes together for a meeting. It shows us how much can be accomplished when we work together with our ecumenical partners. If the 2019 Great Gathering is not yet on your calendar, please make plans now for the joint annual conference that will bring together camp and retreat leaders from across the denominations. It will be held at on November 10-14, 2019 at Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center in North Carolina.