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Posted by on October 16, 2017

Fall at MRO is a very special time. The leaves are all changing. The summer schedule calms down and becomes the fall retreat season. We host a couple churches on weekends and begin to mothball the camp as we prepare to shut the site down for the winter. In two days Hannah, Adam, and a few others of us will be headed back up to blow the leaves off and finalize the winterization. To be at camp when its is empty is a weird mix of peace and sadness. The beauty of the MRO property has an added dimension when it is quiet and there are no sounds other than ones that exist in the natural settings. The sad part is that we have no one to share that with when we are at camp without campers.

MRO is in its best form when it is full of campers. The clash of the noisiness of camp with the natural beauty of the property means there are people enjoying MRO. The physical site is great but the thing that makes MRO truly special is the people. On this coming Saturday our work at MRO will be done for the year and we will lock the gate behind us. Both with sadness that no one will enjoy it until we return in late May and with anticipation of another great summer when camp is full of the people we love again.

See you there.

Christmas Reflections — Sarah Piek

Posted by on December 23, 2016

Be sure to check out the Christmas reflections, entitled “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” by Deer Run camp pastor (’14 &’15) Sarah Piek on the CCCI Blog.  Click below to jump to the post.

Christmas Reflections

Advent – Week 3

Posted by on December 13, 2016

O Come, O Come Thou Lord of Might

ADVENT WEEK 3 / Joy

Opening Prayer

God of timeless grace, you fill us with joyful expectation. Make us ready for the

message that prepares the way, that with uprightness of heart and holy joy we may

eagerly await the kingdom of your Son, Jesus Christ, who reigns with you and the Holy

Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.

Lighting of Advent Candels 1-3

Q. Why do we light the Advent candle?

A. To remember this truth: Jesus is the Word through whom all things were made. In

him is life and his life is the light of all people. If we receive his light, our joy is made

complete. (based on John 1:1-3 & John 15:11)

Prayer of Confession

Lord, we have neglected Advent disciplines. We’ve crowded them out with Christmas

celebrations that arrive too early and with our anxieties, selfishness and lack of trust.

Because of this, we have forgotten you and we are joyless. We are lost, in need of your

help. Come, Lord Jesus. Forgive and restore us. Guide and deliver us. Renew our joy.

Amen.

Readings for Week 3

· Sunday: Isaiah 35:1-10

· Monday: Luke 1:5-17

· Tuesday: Luke 1:18-25

· Wednesday: Luke 1:26-38

· Thursday: Luke 1:39-45

· Friday: Luke 1:46-56

· Saturday: Luke 1:57-66

Prayer of Faith and Response

The Lord’s Prayer or The Apostles’ Creed

Hail to the Lord’s Anointed

Closing Prayer

Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and, because we are

sorely hindered by our sins, let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver

us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and

glory, now and for ever. Amen.

Download the full Advent Devotional from Matt Brown. Matt is the Senior Pastor of Resurrection Brooklyn.

Thanksgiving Reflections

Posted by on November 22, 2016

Be sure to check out the Thanksgiving devotional, entitled “Thanking Big” by MRO director Craig Boronow on the CCCI Blog.  Click below to jump to the post.

Thanking Big

The 2017 Winter Reunion

Posted by on October 20, 2016

Believe it or not the 2017 Winter Reunion is right around the corner…

If you are like us, we are already missing our fellow summer staffers and campers! And we are looking forward to the next time we will all be together.

So, sign up for Winter Reunion, because we want to hang out! Then go find your favorite winter gear (ski goggles, snowman mittens, ski jacket) and take a “selfie” with it. Post that pic on instagram #winterreunion so we can see who is coming.

Winter Reunion will be held at Camp Brookwoods and Deer Run from December 30th thru January 1st, 2017. Campers should arrive at camp between 7-9pm. The Reunion ends on Sunday around 2pm. Transportation is available if needed.

Where: Camp Brookwoods and Deer Run

What to Expect: Fun, friends & fellowship. Games, sledding, broom hockey, hot chocolate, talks by the fireplace, summer videos, singing, Bible Studies, evening devotions and much more.

Registration Cost: $120.00 per person for the Reunion.

Transportation: By bus from Lexington or by van from Manchester or Logan Airports.

Campers Arrive : Plan to arrive between 7:00 and 9:00pm on Friday, December 30th. Dinner will NOT be served at camp, so please eat before you arrive.

SALT, WILD and LDP: Your Winter Reunion will start 24 hours earlier on Thursday, December 29th! Plan to arrive between 7:00 and 8:00pm on Thursday, December 29th. Dinner will NOT be served at camp.

Depart: The reunion will end at 2:00pm on Sunday, January 1st.

Who is Coming: Your fun-loving Brookwoods, Deer Run, and Moose River Outpost counselors, campers and other staff members. Only those age 12 and above will be permitted to attend.

What to Bring: Sleeping bags, your Bible, your journal, lots of warm clothes, a towel, and your toothbrush!

Bus: The bus will leave Lexington, Massachusetts from the McDonalds and Mobil rest stop on Route 128N, located just after the Route 2 interchange traveling north. It will leave Lexington at 6:00 pm on Friday, December 30th, and will return approximately 4:30 pm on Sunday, January 1st.

Airport: Flights into Manchester Airport in New Hampshire or Logan Airport in Boston, should be scheduled to arrive between 3:00 and 6:00 pm on Friday, December 30th, and depart from 2:00 and 6:00 pm on Sunday, January 1st. Airport transportation will only be provided to those arriving on airplanes.

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