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Outdoor Ministry

The Outdoor Ministry Committee calls people into Creation expecting God’s transformative incarnation. We envision a network of communities meeting God in the outdoors, caring for the environment, and interwoven in Creation together.

We meet every 2nd Thursday at 8pm CST on Zoom. Join us!

Goals for 2022-2024

Ongoing Projects

Earth Sunday: Plastic Jesus

Everywhere we look in our culture you will find plastic. One place where you will not find plastic, however, is in the Bible.

This resource is designed to help congregations think more deeply about the ways that plastics impact our lives and God's creation. It is also intended to equip people of faith to take action to address this epidemic in faithful and practical ways.

Check it out

University Park Water Crisis

Since June 2019, the village of University Park has been plagued with elevated lead levels in the pipes supplying over 7,000 residents with water. This is a moral sin and quite frankly unacceptable. Action is demanded at local and national levels to provide the funds for long-term infrastructural redevelopment to ensure that lead no longer comes into the homes of the fine people of University Park.

Sign the Petition

Illinois Climate Action Lobby Day

May 9, 8am-3pm 

State Capital Building, Springfield, IL

Illinois' environmental movement will be gathering at the State Capitol to meet with our legislators and push for the passage of key clean energy & transportation policies.

Join us!

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Summer Camp Registration

Camp registration launches on January 3rd, 2024!


Check back for all the exciting details: themes, programs, new leaders, training, and hiring information! 

We can't wait!


On Feb 3, 2018, the Family Council approved a resolution on recommendation of the property and finance committee to approve the sale of the Camp Grow property to the Green Lake Conservancy. Read the full text of this resolution here. 

Questions about the sale of Camp Grow? Click here.
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