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All-Church Camp

All-Church Camp is September 2–5, 2016.


Every Labor Day weekend, members and friends of our church gather for a three-day retreat in the Santa Cruz Mountains at Redwood Glen hear La Honda. The weekend includes a program led by a speaker, activities for children, youth and adults of all ages, and free time to relax.

The weekend is a fantastic way to experience warmth, hospitality, friendship, and spiritual growth. You'll connect and make many new friends! Folks may choose their accommodations when they have signed up for a volunteer job. For many at our church, this is one of the best weekends of the year.

This Year's Theme

The adult speaker's theme for this year's camp is "Held Together: Finding Cohesion in a Fragmenting World"

Sometimes it feels that success and stature in life are measured in terms of the number of things we are responsible for holding together. We live in a world where the degree to which we can successfully corral the various relationships, possessions and duties in our sphere of influence, is a primary marker for determining our self-worth. But the world's invitation to multi-task along with its temptation to pursue the elusive goal of balance, usually yields little more than the fruit of exhaustion. In the face of this pressure, what a relief it is to read St. Paul's assertion in Colossians that Jesus Christ is the one in whom all things hold together. In our time together at this retreat I look forward to considering our lives in light of Paul's words and exploring what it feels like to relax into the reality of being held together by Christ rather than live the struggle of trying to hold it all together on our own.

Primary Text, Colossians 1:15-20
He is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of all creation; for in him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or authorities -- all things were created through him and for him.He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the first-born from the dead, that in everything he might be pre-eminent.For in him all the fulness of God was pleased to dwell,and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.

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For more information on this year's camp, contact:

Bob Stoddard, Camp Registrar
Email |
Phone | 408-499-5069

Chuck and Lisa McManis, 2016 Camp Directors
Email |
Phone | 408-245-9652