The Upper Susquehanna Synod Council has designated that Transfiguration Sunday each year be recognized as “Mount Luther Sunday” to help promote outdoor ministries in the synod. Members of USS congregations are encouraged to celebrate outdoor ministries on this day, February 26, 2017. Mount Luther is an extension of the ministry that is done in local Lutheran congregations. The camp asks that congregations promote the camp on that Sunday or designate another Sunday this spring to do so. Ways to promote the camp include bulletin inserts to share with congregation members, Temple Talks, camper testimonials, bulletin board displays, special camp music during Sunday school and church services, as well as special offering being collected. Ideas are available here:
For a bulletin insert to put in your church bulletin, click here: http://www.campmountluther.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/2016-General-Bulletin-Insert.pdf
Camp Mount Luther is participating in “Raise the Region” on March 8-9, 2017. The event, coordinated by The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania, helps the community support local nonprofit organizations’ fund raising efforts. FCFP, in partnership with Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships, will be launching the 30-hour fundraising event on March 8 and 9, 2017, starting at 6:00 p.m. on March 8 and ending at 11:59 p.m. on March 9. Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships has donated $150,000 that will be used to stretch a portion of donations made to pre-registered nonprofits. Additional monetary prizes and incentives will be awarded throughout the entire event. This program is designed to help organizations, like Camp Mount Luther, kickoff our 2017 fundraising campaigns and increase donor bases. Proceeds from this event will go to camp’s Annual Fund, unless a donor gets in touch with the camp office to designate it for another camp cause.
How It Works:
- On March 8 and 9, donors will visit raisetheregion.org from a computer, smart phone, iPad, etc. to learn more about the nonprofits participating and how their work is impacting our community.
- You can then make an online donation to support one or more of those nonprofit organizations on the Raise the Region website. Running totals will be shown throughout the day at the Raise the Region website.
- At the end of the donation period, a pro-rated match per gift will be determined and the Community Foundation will send checks to all participating nonprofits with the amount raised, the pro-rated match, and any EXTRA money from prizes awarded throughout the day.
Camp Mount Luther has participated in Raise the Region for four years and has garnered about $50,000 in donations during this event. The camp hopes you will help us to have another successful year! http://www.campmountluther.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/2017-Raise-the-Region.pdf
Anyone wishing to come and write devotions for our First Light Digital Devotions is welcome to join us in the Evergreen Center for a day of writing and sharing resources for devotional writing. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to the camp office at email@example.com or 570-922-1587 before April 1, 2017.
Have you ever wanted to see Mount Luther’s site and facilities? Do you miss camp and want to visit in the springtime? Are you interested in coming to camp this summer but want to get more information and see the place first? Well, this is your chance. The Camp Mount Luther Spring Open House will be held on Sunday, April 23, 2017, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. You can ask questions, tour camp, and see what it’s like to be a camper! First time campers who are not yet registered for the summer and who attend the event can get a $25 discount on their summer registration! To download a flyer for the event, click here: http://www.campmountluther.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2017-Spring-Open-House-Flyer.pdf
The annual Bishop Open's Golf Classic is set for May 8, 2017, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the Susquehanna Valley Country Club in Shamokin Dam. The tournament benefits Camp Mount Luther and the camp’s annual fund. A flyer/bulletin insert containing information and registration form is available here: http://www.campmountluther.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2017-Golf-Tournament-Flyer.pdf. The camp’s golf tournament committee is currently looking for hole sponsors, door prize sponsors, silent auction items, and golfers. If you can help, please contact the camp office at 570-922-1587 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Congregations are also encouraged to become hole sponsors. Get involved and help our synod’s outdoor ministry!