Saturday, June 28, 2014

UU Campfest

This upcoming week, we are participating in our congregation's annual camping trip.  This will be our first year.  While we do a lot of Scout related camping, we aren't that big of campers and most of the family are introverts.  We LOVE our alone/down time.  But, this year, I decided to give a try.  The kids are getting older (14, 13 and 10) and I know one of the best ways to keep them engaged in church, is to form solid friendships.  Sunday's just aren't enough.  I have seen many teenagers drift away from church as they have more say in their life.  I don't want that to happen.  When Husband and I moved to our current congregation after leaving our old one under difficult circumstances, it was challenging to develop new friendships like we had at our previous church.  Therefore, the level of commitment wasn't there.  Now that we have been attending for 4-5 years, those ties are stronger.  I want my children to feel those ties, too.  I am hoping that these next few days will help nurture that.  I also hope that I don't lose it and flee the campsite in state of panic and hide in my room for the next week.....

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