Kris Eckenroth, pastor of the Grace Outlet church in Reading, remembers his first year as a camper at the Laurel Lake Camp (LLC) in Rossiter. At age 7, he spent a week earning Pathfinder honors in horsemanship, archery, nature, swimming, waterskiing, model rocketry and canoeing.
Approximately 150 Columbia Union members traveled to Grand Rapids, Mich., last month to attend the annual international Adventist Laymen’s Services & Industries (ASI) convention themed “Lift Him Up.” Here are three responses:
The Pittsburgh church’s community service outreach has tripled since 2008, with an estimated 70 percent of its members involved. Jeanette Dare, ACS director for the Pennsylvania Conference, recognized the accomplishment and presented Pastor Dennis Austin with the annual Adventist Community Service (ACS) award during a special presentation at Pennsylvania Conference Camp Meeting.