Pilgrim Pines Camp has been a central part of ministry for the United Church of Christ in Southern California and Nevada for generations. Our conference, our churches, our community and world would not be the same without the opportunities for spiritual growth, leadership development, community building, and visioning a new world that have, through God's love, called countless campers into ministry as pastors, teachers, social workers, community organizers, public interest workers, stewards of God's creation, and many many more places where in their professional and volunteer lives they use the gifts that they learned and grew from their experiences at Pilgrim Pines. Pilgrim Pines is sacred ground, where countless people have had the opportunity to come together and build relationships that seek to transform our broken world.
And, Pilgrim Pines Camp is in dire need of financial support at this time. Due to the global pandemic, all events at Pilgrim Pines were cancelled beginning in March of 2020, and the future months are still very uncertain. While many cost-cutting measures have been taken, including difficult layoffs of our wonderful staff at camp through our site managers at UCCR, there continue to be fixed costs of basic utility charges, insurance, and more that cannot be eliminated. We need your help to continue the incredible legacy of ministry at Pilgrim Pines for future generations, and our campaign symbol of the Rainbow reminds us of the hope and promise God gives to us that our inclusive community can continue to change the world, when we work together.
Please give generously and support our special programs in this difficult time, and join us as we continue our journey to create space both for sabbath rest and renewal, and also equip leaders to transform the oppressions of our world, bringing justice and wholeness to all God's children and creation.