Perhaps one of my favorite moments during the weekend was a walk we took together as a community. People moved back and forth in conversation with one another. Children mingled among us, looked after by whoever they were closest to. Winston represented the family pets who were present... three dogs that joined us over the weekend! Over the course of the weekend, there were games of ultimate, frog hunts, shared meals, evenings roasting marshmallows over the fire, impromptu jam sessions on guitars, quiet moments shared on morning walks and listening to a child read aloud.
Some of us headed back to Evanston for church on Sunday morning. Others stayed to continue enjoying the Sabbath rest at Chain O'Lakes. What a wonderful experience of community, one that already has me looking forward to next year.
Pastor Jo Ann