Sit, chat and wander at Campfire

Over the September long weekend, 125 people from Uniting Churches around WA descended on the small, Wheatbelt town of Lake Yealering for Campfire 2016.

Campfire is run by the Pastoral  Network of Evangelicals Uniting in Mission Action (PNEUMA) with the express aim of encouraging and resourcing people for mission. It is also a fantastic weekend of relaxing and hanging out  with friends – old and new.

Andrew Hamilton, part-time retic guy and part-time pastor of Quinns Baptist Church, was guest speaker this year with his three sessions focusing on ‘The practices of sent people,’ ‘Living lives that are different’ and ‘Speaking of Jesus.’ Andrew’s sessions were engaging and practical with plenty of time for discussion.

There were fifty young people in attendance over the weekend and a particular highlight was having some of them lead worship for two of the sessions. Late night games of ‘spotlight’ and fireside chats were also well received.

Campfire is deliberately low-key with plenty of time to sit, chat, walk, wander over to the pub to watch the footy and just be. Pencil in the last weekend of September now and plan to be there in 2017.

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Andrew Broadbent

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