Outdoor Ministry

Upcoming Events

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Our outdoor ministry committee meets monthly to plan summer camp and other outings. Whether it’s kayaking on the Chicago River, birdwatching in Jackson Park, or meditating in a forest preserve, we aim to host creation encounters that are meaningful, accessible and renewing for our congregants.

We recognize that, as God’s creatures, we have been placed into a wide and glorious world in which we can find inspiration for our work, spiritual and emotional restoration, and a renewed sense of connection with all of God’s creation. Further, we seek to hear anew the challenge of Genesis 1 to understand dominion as stewardship and so to engage in ministries of creation care.


Do you love spending time in nature? Have a suggestion for an outdoor ministry event? Want to get involved with our committee? Let us know here!



Stay tuned for details on upcoming events!

Past events include:

  • Kayaking the Chicago River at Ping Tom Park

  • Birding in Jackson Park

  • Scavenger Hunt at Japanese Garden

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.