The wcNE gang was pleased to partner with the Portland Jr. Pirate hockey team of Saco, ME this past weekend for two days of service to the community. The players and coaches donated their time and hard work to a non profit organization, Our Father’s House, based just around the corner from where the boys skate. They worked hard and got a ton of great work done, ranging from demolition to repairs and even some window cleaning. We also want to say a big thanks to Mel Eitel and Matt Daniels for volunteering their weekends to help lead some crews! Check out the video below to see how it went…
We are thrilled to announce the addition of two great board members!
First up, let’s introduce Steve Logsdon! Steve brings a technical angle to wcNE with years of experience in the music production business and decades in the IT world. Steve was lured to workcampNE by his son and was immediately hooked. Steve serves as our lead for the technical side of everything you see and hear during nightly worship. He is always looking for new ways to enhance the impact of worship. As long as Steve is around, there’s no chance we’ll get stuck “going through the motions” in our evening worship. He does his best to make sure it is God-centered and meaningful. He also participates as a crew member/co-leader each summer. He lives in Pembroke, NH with his wife, Pam. He is the father of 2 sons, Christopher (Sunshine), who plays in the wcNE band, and Cory, who Steve hopes to groom as the next generation of workcamp geek.
Secondly (by age, not importance!), Steve Cullum! Steve began bringing his youth group in 2008, and immediately fell in love with the ministry of workcampNE. He has served as a crew leader and speaker. When not at workcampNE, Steve serves as the student minister at Rockingham Christian Church in Salem, NH. In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with his wife, Yvette, playing video games, playing soccer, running, hiking, skiing, and watching movies.
Check in each day to our youtube page and you can see what we’re doing at camp! Each day we will upload the previous night’s daily video, so tune in and check it out!
Just when we thought Kevin couldn’t get any better, here comes the May Fun Fact winner video. Check it out, and see if you won this month’s iTunes gift card! Good luck, now shuffle up and deal!
We excitedly await the arrival of Jack and Tammy Hageman to the East Coast! Jack and Tammy are planning a relocation early June to join in the ministry full-time. Answering the call to join our team, they’ll be packing bags, kissing the grandbabies goodbye for a bit and heading this way. Jack will bring extensive contracting knowledge to his role as Building Arts Director (aka: BAD….ask him….not us!) and Tammy will sort of test the waters to see where she feels most called to serve. Welcome aboard Jack and Tammy. May you both be blessed by your work for the Kingdom.
Check out the awkward way we went about filling you in on the Fun Fact winners from February, March, and April!
What do you think about when you hear about ‘being perfect?’ Does the
star athlete, the violin virtuoso or the classmate destined to be the
valedictorian come to mind? Or just maybe it’s a combination of those
and more. We might get compared to those that are ‘perfect’ like a
brother or sister or a family friend’s kids. ’Perfection’ in anything
is a lofty goal and those that we might view as being perfect aren’t
really so. When we realize that we are not perfect we might get
frustrated, sad or depressed with our own efforts (by the way, you
are probably better at most things than you think you are.)
Since being ‘perfect’ is an accomplishment reserved for a few select
people, its okay if perfection is not reached. However, in Matthew
5:46-48 Jesus tells us to be ‘perfect’ as our Heavenly Father is
‘perfect’. Jesus wants perfection from us when it comes to loving
others. A ‘perfect love’ is shown to more people than just those that
love us and those that are close to us. A ‘perfect love’ is a love
that is stronger, deeper and more far spreading than the love of many
that do not know Jesus.
So now the question comes, “What are you doing to perfect your love?”
Are you loving everyone that you encounter? Are you showing love to
those that are tough to love? Are you doing something that takes your
love further than simply saying, “I love you.” I encourage you to
think about those that love you, how they show it and how it makes you
feel. There are many ways to perfect love and remember that classic
phrase, ‘practice makes perfect.’
(And now for a shameless plug, a week at workCampNE this summer is a
great place to practice.)
Brian Dalbow is the Director of Student Ministries at Christ United Methodist Church in Landsdale, PA. He is a “newer” friend of workcampNE, as he first brought his great group of students to camp in 2012. We look forward to his CUMC youth rejoining us this summer, and are very excited for his upcoming wedding!
I have been attending workcampNE for the past six years. I have been a camper for four of those years and the other two I have spent as an intern. The first time I heard about workcamp I was a freshman in high school and was not sure what to think about it. Giving up a week of my summer to go and work sounded like, well, a lot of work. After some prayer I decided to go.
That turned out to be one of the best decisions I have made. I have loved all six years that I have been going. What makes workcamp so special to me is the fact that you learn all about God, and not only that but that you are able to live out your faith and share the love of God to others by helping them repair their homes.
workcampNE has made a major impact in my life whether it be spiritually, or the many relationships that I have built throughout those six years. workcamp has become a second family to me, and I always look forward to spending the summer with them each year. The count down until next year starts when the last week of camp ends!
Landon Liga is a student at Lincoln Christian University who, as he has shared, has been a workcamper for 6 years, and the last two was a tremendous blessing as an extremely hard working intern.
Check out our stage for our third week of camp coming up this summer in Nashua, NH! Doesn’t look like much? Well, wait until you get to camp and see how we’ve turned this ordinary cafeteria into an awesome stage where we will worship our God through music and messages! We might even play a game or two. We look forward to seeing you there!