The Communion offering on August 2 will support conference askings for Beersheba Springs Assembly and Cedar Crest Camp, two centers owned and operated by The Tennessee Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. The mission of Camping and Outdoor Ministries is to provide sacred space away from the ordinary and to offer guests radical hospitality while providing the opportunity to discover and connect with God and each other so that persons may go into the world and make disciples for Jesus Christ. Beersheba Springs Assembly, located in Beersheba Springs, Tennessee, provides a mountain setting for small and large group retreats and events. It is also the location of Belmont UMC’s annual All-Church Retreat. Cedar Crest Camp, located in Lyles, Tennessee, offers a summer camp program for children and youth, parent and child weekend retreats, family reunions, and other conference and community events.
The August 16 issue of the newsletter will be published early, so items for it (as well as the August 9 issue) will be due by noon on Monday, August 3.