Outdoor Ministry

by Pastor Betsy 

This year we discovered that the outdoors is a great place to reconnect and renew! From bonfires to hiking, worship to VBS, service projects and casual conversation, we experienced God’s creation and connected with one another in Covid-friendly ways. I loved hearing things like, “Hey we should do this again next year; we don’t need a pandemic to go hiking together.” 

Fall Retreat at Wapo

by Rick Rothausen 

Reconnecting and renewing is an appropriate theme for Sandra and me, long time members who left PoP in 1999 to move up north and returned in 2021. The retreat was fun to reconnect with old friends and meet many new ones. We learned a few things like the names of Martin Luther’s six children. 

It was a good time seeing folks in a casual outdoor setting and brought back fond memories of our last visit to WAPO, a winter visit sometime in the last century. 

Because of Covid, this year’s Fall Retreat was a one-day outdoor event at Camp Wapo on a perfect fall day. Participations ranged in age from 10 to retired people.