Family Camp: “Celebrating 50 Years”

Family Camp 2016 marked a milestone in the history of Pine Lake Fellowship Camp’s ministry.  The weekend was centered around the sessions & activities, but there were many opportunities for people to share with one another about how God is currently working in their lives.   The communal feeling is a huge part of the weekend.  Over 200 people spent time at PLFC to help celebrate!  Whether it was your first or 30th time at Family Camp, your presence at PLFC was welcomed.Praying over Pine Lake

The Legacy Panel was one highlight.  Titus Bender, founding visionary of PLFC, & others took part in a panel where they shared from their hearts about the early years, development, & other struggles of camp.  Audience members took part in asking questions & sharing about their experiences.   Panelists included: Titus Bender, Glenn Myers, Gerald Beadle, Shawn Beadle, & Jeff Landis.  The discussion was moderated by Duane Maust.

“The mission of Pine Lake Fellowship Camp is to draw people of all ages and of diverse backgrounds into renewal of Spirit, body, & soul and into reconciliation with God, creation, & each other.”

Our theme for the weekend was “Celebrating 50 Years of Renewal & Reconciliation.”  Glenn Myers shared a message on the subject of renewal at our Saturday morning session.  Butch Clay shared a message on reconciliation on Sunday.  What a weekend it was to celebrate the faithfulness of God’s people!  People who heard His calling and chose to follow Him in what would become Pine Lake Fellowship Camp.  It also demanded many others to join the vision in each of the following 50 years.  Countless times, it was mentioned how PLFC has developed into something beyond what was comprehended in the late 1960’s.  Perhaps the highlight for the early generations was to see so many young people at Family Camp, knowing that the future ministry of Pine Lake is in good hands for the coming generations.

And so it is that we pray for each person who comes to camp. We pray that he/she will  meet God & grow in his/her faith for years to come. May God continue to bless Pine Lake Fellowship Camp.

“Father, be with us. Draw us to thee. Kindle each spirit and make it a lamp to glow in thy glory, radiant for thee at Pine Lake Fellowship Camp.” –Gladys Rutt, 1982

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who helped make the weekend a huge success.  From providing meals to helping with the zip line, you played an integral part! Thank you!

Enjoy some of the sound-bytes from the weekend: