|Dogwood Acres-weed pulling|
festival at the labrynth
Dogwood Acres is a retreat center and camp owned by the Presbytery of Florida. It is run by a small staff with the help of volunteers. We stayed in the lodge, hiked the trails, checked out the swimming lake and the gopher tortoise habitats, counted deer, played Scrabble and relaxed. And all of this still left time to do a little local mission work. We chose from the camp volunteer worklist, cleaning up around the cabin area one day and having a complete weed-pulling festival at the labyrinth the next. The four adults and three kids in our extended family — a family of believers and “maybes” — had a blast. The nicest vacations don’t have to be lengthy, expensive or far away — they just need to include loved ones, a purpose and good times.
James Vance, Dogwood Acres Ministry Team Chair
Let us pray
Lord, we come to you as we are, seeking your love and listening for your voice. We thank you for the gift of opportunities to serve, and for your ability to turn our action into faith. Amen.