November Update
The Branch
Enjoy the second issue of The Branch! 
 
#GivingTuesday 
#GivingTuesday  is a global day of giving. Everyone, anywhere, can participate! On Tuesday, November 28th you can make the difference in the lives of children, youth, individuals, and families by making a donation to the general fund at Pilgrim Pines. 
 
Thank You Kelsey and Jon Shears!
For the past year Kelsey & Jon Shears have served with us at Pilgrim Pines. Kelsey has a long history with us as she started on summer staff in 2010 and has come back year after year to serve. In October they embarked on a new adventure called the World Race. They will be serving in 11 countries in 11 months. We miss them tremendously, but we know that God has great things in store for them as they set out on this new adventure. Please remember them in you prayers.
 
We are open all year!
Pilgrim Pines offers a variety of retreat opportunities for people of all ages throughout the year. Each of our retreats are designed to help you relax in God's creation, retreat in a faith community, and find restoration in Jesus. 
 
2017-2018 Retreats
Click the links below to find out more information about each of our retreats on our website. 
November 17-19, 2017
November 22-24, 2017
December 1-3, 2017
January 5-7, 2018
January 26-28, 2018
January 19-21, 2018
February 9-11, 2018
February 16-19, 2018
April 20-22, 2018
May 25-28, 2018
 
Spring 2018
Save the Date for the Spring Fling 2018! Get ready for a night celebrating the ministry of Pilgrim Pines. More details will be coming your way soon. 

We are seeking items for the raffle and silent auction such as sports tickets, gift baskets, art, quality craft items, new sporting or camping equipment, gift certificates, etc. If you have items you would like to donate, please contact Kayla O'Donnell at 603.352.0443 or kayla@pilgrimpines.org
 
Summer 2018
Camp Squanto
We are excited to announce the addition of a new building at Camp Squanto. Introducing the Camp Squanto Arts Barn! On November 4, 2017 we had a Barn Raising, and are so thankful for all those that came out and helped. Click the button below to check out the process. 
Family Camp
Elm Bunkhouse Lottery

The new Bunkhouse - named Elm - will be ready for Summer 2018! Reservations will be made through a lottery process.  We will accept requests through December 31st.  In January, we will "draw a name" for each week and we will let you know if your name was chosen.  At that time, we will ask for deposits. 

We will not accept deposits until after the lottery process is complete. (If you have an existing reservation, we will transfer your deposit to the new reservation if applicable.)

Full Week: $985   (Week 7 $845)
Sleeps: 6
Join the 2018 Summer Staff
We hire over 70 young adults and college students each summer to serve at Mayflower Family Camp and Camp Squanto. Applications are being accepted now. Information can be found on our  website.  
 
Road Scholar
Did you know that Pilgrim Pines has been hosting Road Scholar (formerly called Elderhostel) programs for over 29 years?  Road Scholars provide educational classes for adults on a wide range of subjects.  Pilgrim Pines hosts close to 20 courses during the school year.   The few examples of topics show how wide ranging the courses are:  "The Films of Ken Burns", "Celebrating the Autumn Tapestry and History of New Hampshire", "Greek Dramas", "The Great Depression".
 
For more information, 
Registration is processed directly through  Road Scholars.

 
Recipe of the Month
Sweet Breads
Preheat the oven to 350

Yields 5 small loaf pans.

In a mixer with paddle add
1 LB Butter
3 Cups Sugar
2 TBL Vanilla

Cream mixture, then add

12 Eggs

Cream mixture again, then add
1 Quart Flour
1 TBL Salt
1 TBL Baking Powder

Bake at 350 for 40 minutes.

 
Opportunities 
We want to hear from you! 
We value your opinion. Click the link below to give us some feedback on your experience with us.
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.   

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 or your church are interested in volunteering or the Adopt-a-Cabin program.


If you shop on-line through Amazon, please sign up for  Amazon Smile and choose Pilgrim Pines as your charity.  Amazon Smile is a non-profit arm of Amazon in which 0.5% of all purchase prices are donated to the charity of your choice.  So you can shop like normal and support Pilgrim Pines in the process.
   

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220 West Shore Road   | Swanzey NH  |  03446

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