November Update
  From the Executive Director:   
Greetings from Pilgrim Pines
 
November is the time of year when we pause and take stock of our many blessings.  While we all have our share of challenges in this life, God continues to bless us through them all.  There is ALWAYS something to be thankful for, especially those little things that often go unnoticed.  When I ponder God's gracious faithfulness, I am  overwhelmed by gratitude.  I wonder out loud as to why God would continue to bless me even though I have let him down so many times over the course of my lifetime.  This faithfulness speaks to the very nature of our loving God.  He loves us unconditionally.  We belong to Him.  He knows what we need.  I am so very thankful for the security I find in Him.  
 
Pilgrim Pines is one such blessing in my life that stands out from many others.  The profound impact Camp Squanto had on me as a child has much to do with who I am today and why I chose to serve the ministry of Pilgrim Pines as Executive Director.  The profound impact that Camp Squanto, Mayflower Family Camp and our youth retreats had on my family is something I value enormously. 
 
While I cherish my Pilgrim Pines memories, my focus is now on the future.   Our conference is growing and changing rapidly.  There are a number of new churches with membership from all walks of life.   There are countless opportunities to do camp ministry in new ways.  We are excited about the journey ahead.    
 
If you are receiving this Newsletter, you are a member of our Pilgrim Pines family.  You are part of something very special.  You have a place here at Pilgrim Pines.  This is YOUR camp.  This is YOUR family.  This is YOUR spiritual home.  We are grateful for each and every one of you.  
 
Happy Thanksgiving to all!!  
 
In His service, 
 
Scott Lee
Executive Director   



 
Online Store
Shopping for your camper just got easier! Pilgrim Pines is partnering with Bulldog Design to send Pilgrim Pines gear right to your door in time for Christmas! In order to fulfill the order on time the store will close on November 29, 2016.
 
Upcoming Events
December 2-4, 2016
January 6-8, 2017
Session 1: January 20-22, 2017
Session 2: February 10-12, 2017
February 3-5, 2017
February 17-20, 2017

April 21-23, 2017

 
Save the Date!
 
2017 Camp Squanto Dates
 
Other Happenings
Air Conditioning Update
Here is an update as to where we stand concerning our Mayflower Air Conditioning project:

As you'll recall,  we have the project organized into two phases.  Phase One involves air conditioning the Mayflower Dining Room.  Phase Two involves air conditioning the Fireside Room.  We have agreed to a Phase One estimate of $16,800.  Phase Two of the project is estimated to cost $4,200.  The total cost of the project is $21,000.  

To date, through the generosity of several anonymous donors, we have raised $19,550.  Since our last communique, we have raised an additional $250.  THANK YOU to those generous hearts getting us this far.  We still need to raise an additional $1,450 to complete the project.  

For those of you who share our excitement about the Mayflower Air Conditioning project, might you consider contributing to the cause?  We are so very close to where we need to be!  

Thank you in advance for your prayerful consideration.  Should you wish to discuss any aspect of this project, please feel free to reach out to me directly.  We look forward to spending time together this Summer in our comfortable, air conditioned Mayflower spaces!!

In His service, 
Scott

 
Small Group Gathering- Connecticut
Scott Lee was able to visit with some of our Connecticut based Pilgrim Pines family on Sunday, November 6th. A wonderful time was had by all. A special thanks to Hilde and Doug Sager for hosting. We are grateful for those who continue to care for our ministry. 
 
Opportunities 
Product and Service Donation
Imagine owning a home with hundreds of beds, 96 toilets, multiple electronics, multiple wifi locations, a fleet of vehicles, power equipment, etc.
As you can imagine it takes lots to keep the place going.
Pilgrim Pines is always looking for more partners in its ministry.  If you are interested in partnering with us, there are several ways you can contribute. Take a look at our product & services page for ways you can help. Or feel free to make a direct donation by clicking the DONATE button below.
 
 

Our hope is that you will continue to faithfully walk with us, as you have in the past.  So, we are asking you to please consider joining us on this journey with your gifts of talent, time, and treasure.

Volunteer Opportunities
Pilgrim Pines welcomes volunteers all year long
Whether you come by yourself, with your family or through a church group. We are blessed by volunteers who help in the kitchen, serve as weekend hosts, assist in the Mayflower office and work on maintenance projects.
We can really use some volunteer help now and into the fall as we are clearing some areas of overgrowth in the camping area.
 
Your church may even be interested in our " Adopt-a-Cabin" program. When a church adopts a cabin they commit to an annual donation toward its maintenance and often send a volunteer group to specifically tend to their cabin's needs.  Contact  Jim Condap  if your church is interested in volunteering or the Adopt-a-Cabin program.

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