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Conference Mission Trip to Blue Mountain Academy – May 15

Join us for a “mission trip” to Blue Mountain Academy

May 15, 2022

8:00 am – Breakfast

8:30 am – Worship

We’ll be cleaning up the grounds and buildings. We may tackle some dorm renovations and other projects. Bring tools, yard tools, etc. Doesn’t matter your experience or skill level–we’ll find a place for you to serve. Come prepared to get a little dirty AND have fun working alongside new friends!

Lunch will be provided.

Laurel Lake Camp Work Bee — May, 2022

We need YOU! Join us for a work bee:
May 22, 2022
9:00 am
Laurel Lake Camp
76 Lodge Rd
Rossiter, Pa.
We will be working on Baker Lodge–removing carpet, base cove, tile, and installing new underlayment. Lunch will be provided.

Single Parenting is not for Wimps – July 17

An afternoon for single parents and their kids! To play. Learn. Create memories. Enjoy adventures. Single parents will have the opportunity to connect and join Elder Tracy Wood to learn how to do “parenting strong” and will find encouragement in worship and interactive activities while their kids enjoy adventures of their own before families explore together for the rest of the afternoon.

Sunday, July 17, 2022

1:00-5:00 pm

Refreshing Mountain, Stevens (Lancaster area), Pa.

Cost of $25.00 per family includes time for parents to learn practical resources and encouragement in parenting solo while kids enjoy learning about reptiles and amphibians and go on a scavenger hunt. Then parents and kids will have the opportunity to go on their own fun adventures and create memories with a climbing wall and GIANT swing plus more! Each parent will also receive a copy of either “Solo Moms” or “Solo Dads” by Pam Consuegra.

Our Speaker

Pastor Tracy Wood knows what it is to parent solo. He parented his two boys as a single dad through grade school and into high school.

Pastor Tracy began his career as an engineer before sensing a call to become a pastor. He went back to college and completed a theology degree and then pastored for six years in the Oregon Conference.  Pastor Tracy moved to Michigan where he earned a Master of Divinity degree at the Adventist Theological Seminary.

While studying at the seminary Pastor Tracy went through a separation that eventually led to divorce. He left ministry as an occupation and served as a lay-youth leader for five years while single-parenting his two sons.

In 2005 Tracy accepted a call back into ministry and served in the youth department of the Oregon Conference.  In 2015 he accepted a call to serve at the North American Division in Youth & Young Adult Ministries and currently serves as the director.

In 2019 Pastor Tracy graduated again from the Adventist Seminary with a Doctor of Ministry degree in youth and young adult leadership development.

Pastor Tracy is married to Angelina and they enjoy flower gardening, backyard birding, reading books together, and spending time with family and friends.

Camp Meeting at Laurel Lake Camp – August 4-7, 2022

Enjoy camp meeting at Laurel Lake in a whole new way!

Homeward Bound | August 4-7, 2022 | Laurel Lake Camp, 76 Lodge Rd, Rossiter, Pa.
The fun of summer camp.

Horseback riding. Gokarts. The pool. Lake activities. Bonfires. And more!

This special event kicks of Thursday evening with a veggie hot dog roast, worship, and a campfire. Enjoy camp activities all day Friday, before we gather for worship in the evening. After our powerful messages on Sabbath, we’ll end the day with fun family activities. Sunday morning will be one last opportunity to enjoy all the camp has to offer before heading home.

The inspiration of camp meeting.

Wars. Earthquakes. Natural disasters. COVID. We are living in the end times. The good news is that Jesus is coming soon!

Friday evening and Sabbath, join Gary Gibbs and Yves Monnier as they look at the signs and prophecy unfolding around us and dig deep into God’s Word and promises of Christ’s soon return. Children and youth will enjoy Sabbath worships and activities planned just for them!

Come spend the weekend with us!

Bring your tent or RV and camp out at Laurel Lake Camp or Pathfinder Hill. Enjoy the fun of campfires and make memories as a family!

Don’t have a tent or RV?

A limited number of cabins and motel-style rooms are available. Each cabins has eight bunk beds and a private bathroom. Motel-style rooms have double beds and private bathrooms or two double beds and private bathroom. Linens are provided in the motel-style rooms but not in cabins.

The best part? Lodging is FREE!

Enjoy meals and fellowship!

We’re providing vegetarian buffet style meals throughout the weekend beginning with Thursday evening’s campfire-themed dinner, three meals both Friday and Sabbath, and ending with breakfast on Sunday.

Registration is required so we can plan. Please choose the meal plan that works best for your family! Note that you’ll need to put the number of people coming in the quantity to ensure that we have your whole family in our count.

The best part? Not only do you not need to cook or clean up, but the meals are FREE!

Treasurers Training – August 21

Rodney Brown
Our host for the day.

Treasurers, pastors, elders, school treasurers, principals, church board and school board chairs are invited to join us for a free one-day training event that will offer resources, tips, and skills for both the local church and schools.

August 22, 2022

Blue Mountain Academy

Hamburg, Pa.

Our Presenters

Pastor Ángel Manuel Rodriguez, ThD, is a part-time associate director of the Biblical Research Institute, for the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, and the author of “Stewardship Roots.”

Vilma Reynolds is the Columbia Union Conference account executive for Adventist Risk Management and will discuss insurance issues and information.

Vilma Reynolds is the Columbia Union Conference account executive for Adventist Risk Management and will discuss insurance issues and information.

Breakout Sessions

Treasurers, Pastors, Elders, and Board Chairs

Horacio Hernandez, Pennsylvania Conference Under Treasurer, and Rodney Brown, Pennsylvania Conference Auditor & Safety Director, will lead a breakout for church treasurers focused on internal controls and benevolent funds.

School, Treasurers, Pastors, Principals, and Board Chairs

Paulo Acosta, Pennsylvania Conference Associate Treasurer, and Manuel Gonzalez, Pennsylvania Conference Auditor, will present a breakout session for Hispanic treasurers focused on internal controls, budgets, financial statements, and restricted funds.

School, Treasurers, Pastors, Principals, and Board Chairs

Gabriel Morales, Blue Mountain Academy Treasurer, and Sheryl Barreto, Blue Mountain Academy Accountant, will present a special breakout just for school treasurers.

Fun for Everyone

Camilla Barreto, Pennsylvania Conference Accountant, and December Casey, Pennsylvania Conference Junior Accountant, will lead us in a game of Kahoot.

Laurel Lake Women’s Retreat – August 26-28

Tired? Discouraged? Hungry for something more? Weary of the news and challenges in our world and lives? Longing for God to restore joy? Hope? Courage? To find rest?

Join us for a weekend away in a beautiful wooded setting, with peaceful trails and pond, creeks, and beauty. For inspiring worship. God’s Word. Friendships. Delicious meals. Laughter. And time allowing God to restore our hearts and souls.

August 26-28, 2022

Laurel Lake Camp

76 Lodge Rd

Rossiter, PA

Our Speakers

DeeAnn Bragaw joyfully serves as Director of Women’s Ministries for the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists and has master’s degree in Pastoral Ministry from the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University. In addition to being a fervent champion of prayer, DeeAnn’s passion is connecting women to Jesus, each other, and their communities; she thrives on creating space for those connections to happen. A Colorado native, DeeAnn loves to be outside hiking, biking, paddle boarding, snowshoeing, and camping with her husband, Paul. They also love spending time with their two young adult sons.

Janet Salazar is a recovering Pharisee striving for an authentic, personal relationship with God.  Her passion is to inspire others to grow their relationship with God by sharing what she is learning.  She received a Bachelor of Arts in English from Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska; and a Master of Arts in Teaching from La Sierra University in Riverside, California.  Janet met her husband at Union College and has been a pastor’s wife for 35 years and counting. They have two boys, Nolan and Josiah.  She and her husband, Rudy, are living in Maryland where Janet is focusing her energy on her writing career.  You can connect with her at janetfsalazar.com.

Michelle Perez was raised in State Line, Pennsylvania and lived for many years outside of Philadelphia and is happy to be coming home.  She works as an Administrator at a nonprofit healthcare facility.  Michelle also serves as a domestic violence awareness advocate and speaker. She and her husband, Zeke, have recently joined the Pennsylvania Conference team serving the Laurel Lake and Clearfield churches as well as Laurel Lake Camp, Rossiter, Pa.

Master Guide Camporee

Calling all Master Guides and potential Master Guides!

If you are age 16 or over, here is an opportunity to join with other Master Guides in the PA Conference.  Make your reservation for camping on Pathfinder Hill for the weekend.  Early reservations receive a discount!

Stay tuned for further information and schedule.

September 30 – October 2, 2022

Laurel Lake Camp

76 Lodge Rd

Rossiter, PA

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

January

16 – Website 101 Zoom Training

21-23 – Pathfinder Winter Retreat

29 – Pathfinder Bible Experience: Area Level

29-30 – Hispanic Health Ministries Training

February

5 – Hispanic Pastoral Training

11-12 – Hispanic Pastoral Training

12 – Pathfinder Bible Experience: Conference Level at Harrisburg First Seventh-day Adventist Church, 400 N Progress Av, Harrisburg, Pa.

18-19 – Hispanic Pastoral Training

2o – Live Worship Zoom Training

25-26 – Hispanic Pastoral Training

26-27 – Hispanic Health Training

March

13 – Social Media 101 Zoom Training

13 – Family Ski Day

13-18 – Lay Bible Worker Training

19 – Pathfinder Bible Experience: Union Level

19 – Global Youth Day (Bucks County Church)

26-27 – Hispanic Health Ministries Training

March 27 – Princess Tea (York church)

April

2 – One-day Spring Women’s Retreat

3 – Elders Training

8-10 – Adventurer Family Retreat at Laurel Lake Camp

10 – Pathfinder Hill Work Bee

17 – Treasurers Training

22-24 – BMA Alumni Weekend

22-23 – Pathfinder Bible Experience: Division Level

24 – Digital Discipleship and Evangelism Zoom Training

30-May 1 – Hispanic Health Ministries Training

May

1 – Pathfinder Fair at BMA

1 – Adventurer Fun Day at BMA

1 – BMA Senior Recitals

12-15 – 100 Year Master Guide Convention

15 – Pennsylvania Mission Trip to BMA

20-22 – Hispanic Pathfinder Pre-Camporee

27-29 – BMA Graduation

28-29 – Hispanic Health Ministries Training

June

14-18 – Camp Meeting

19-26 – Adventure Summer Camp

25-26 – Hispanic Camp Meeting

26-July 3 – Junior Summer Camp

July

3-9 – Tween Summer Camp

10-17 – Teen Summer Camp

17 – Single Parent Family One-day Retreat

22-25 – Lay Bible Worker Training

August

4-7 – Laurel Lake Camp Meeting

5-6 – Hispanic Ministries Children’s Ministries Training

10-14 – Union Camporee

13-14 – Women’s Evangelism Training at Conference Mission & Evangelism Center

19-21 – Young Adult Retreat at Laurel Lake Camp

21 – Princess Tea at the Grace Outlet Church

21 – Treasurers Training at BMA

26-28 – Women’s Retreat at Laurel Lake Camp

September

9-11 – Hispanic Women’s Retreat

18 – Safety Training Event

24 – Family One-day Retreat

25 – River Rafting Trip

October

Sept 30-Oct 2 – Master Guide Camp Out

7-9 – Pathfinder Camporee

21-23 – Pathfinder/Adventurer Leadership Retreat

28-30 – Pathfinder Teen Leadership Training Retreat

November

5 – Hispanic Elders Retreat

5 – Youth Rally at BMA

December

5 – Hispanic Elders Retreat

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