Thankful to God for a safe summer at all of our sites and for the over 4,100 children and youth we were able to serve.
Thankful to God for the filling of our Director of Camps and Retreats position with Jon Epps. Pray for Jon as he transitions into this new job and as he begins working with the youth ministries team overseeing Firwood and the Chalet.
Thankful to God for a successful fundraising event on October 27th. The Firs Auction/Extravaganza went well with over $43,000 raised (before expenses) including $24,800 for our Campership Fund.
Thankful to God for the opportunity to partner with Family Promise in assisting with temporarily, displaced families in our community. Pray for those families this month who will spend a week with us and then later on again next year.
Thankful to God for financial health despite the loss of a major revenue stream (Discovery School) and the expectations that we will finish behind budget but well into the black. Pray for a tenant for the Rutledge building that will fit well with our ministries.
Thankful to God for the staff of The Firs as a whole. Thankful for the good morale that exists and the good function between departments. Keep praying for each of these people, not only for their work at The Firs, but for their personal lives and relationships as well.
Thankful to God for the growth in our children’s ministries at The Firs. Thankful for a great summer at Fircreek with record setting numbers. Thankful for the expanded use of the facilities on the south side of Cable St. and the help that has been already to our ASA programs. Pray for the research and preparation being done for the possible start of a unique pre-school program.