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Even as the days grow shorter and the temperatures drop, we are hard at work preparing for Summer 2016.  The season of Advent is a chance to prepare - to hope expectantly - to pray - to watch.  We hold you in our prayers and we hope you'll share our excitement about the coming year and all the promise it holds.  

Advent Family Gathering
Sunday, Dec. 6
1-4 pm

Join us for a fun-filled, festive afternoon!  Crafts for all ages, a simple meal, wreath making, walks through the woods and a roaring campfire!

Adults: $7
Youth 3-11: $3
Under 3 are free

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Living in God's Time

For over 57 years, Mar-Lu-Ridge has offered a place apart for campers of all ages.  Be part of the community!  Choose from our residential, day, or off-site programs.  Perhaps you'd like to try Horseback riding, Adventure, Cooking, or Night Owls.  Our new camps offer a chance to try a shortened week for older campers during Jr. High Express, or bring the grandkids for Grand Adventure!  Our traditional Jr. and Jr. High camps are here again, as well as old favorites like Sr. High, Sports, and Arts camp.  
Click here to view the brochure and get ready to register beginning January 1!

Summer camp changes lives.  We look forward to sharing the experience with you!
Thank you for your prayers and donations in support of your ministry!  We are grateful for everyone who is a part of this community and we continue to share the news and grow. Please read our Year End Appeal letter and consider a gift today.

You can also give an alternative gift which supports a variety of ministries, including Mar-Lu-Ridge, through the Metro DC Gifts of Hope program.  View the catalog and give a friend or family member a gift that helps others.
2016 Sojourner's Gatherings will begin January 12.  Dr. Rick Carlson returns to Mar-Lu-Ridge to lead our series "Luke as Subversive Storyteller."  Dates for winter/spring:  January 12, February 9, March 1 (first Tuesday), and April 12.  Register by contacting the office:   800-238-9974 
$30 fee includes a delicious hot lunch.

**Free Lunch! Pastors and youth leaders are invited to our annual Pastor's Luncheon on Thursday, January 14.  This informal gathering is a great chance to learn about the ministry of MLR and tour the facilities.  Materials for "I Love Camp" month will be available at that time as well.  We look forward to seeing you all on the 14th beginning at 11 a.m. in Agape Hall.
Wishing you peace as we watch and wait - 

Sarah Lefler, Executive Director
Karl Muhlbach, Associate Director