When over 150 children registered for the annual Kids Camp Out event, the Pulse Team from Uniting Mission & Education knew that it was going to be a very special weekend indeed…creating ‘planet super heroes’.
On Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 March children, families, church leaders and community members gathered from 13 churches across the NSW/ACT.
From as far away as Canberra, Goulburn and Orange, to South Western Sydney, Western Sydney, the Blue Mountains and North Shore, students from Years 3 – 6 came together for this unique Christian children’s opportunity, and were supported by targeted high school students in leadership training.
Pulse Field Officer Siosiana (Joyce) Tangi was part of the coordination team, and feels that the weekend is about inspiration and the theme of “Planet Super heroes” was perfect.
“We aim of the weekend is to inspire and empower these young hearts to understand and conserve our environment and Gods Creation – we really explored… How can we help save and preserve God’s World?,” said Tangi.
“The Importance of what we do now, in terms of recycling, reusing and how we preserve our environment is what will affect their future. As we became Superheroes for the Planet (across the weekend) the big discussion was “How can you help save Gods Creation!”
Kids Camp Out, was a time of games, worship, celebrations and opportunities for church groups to develop old and new friendships and discipleship.
Uniting Earth Ministry’s expert in eco-theology, Jessica Morthorpe was joined by Stephanie Garland of Leura Uniting Church, who both used their talents to assist in leading Kids Camp Out in ecology, environment and ministry learning.
“The Pulse team would like to thank and acknowledge everyone that contributed to creating the KCO community which creating an environment of fun and creation. We thank the parents for their assistance with catering and camping, as well as the young leaders for shaping and leading the program.”
“KCO was a truly inspiring inter-generational community weekend. Our Pulse team had the chance to engage children, parents and church leaders, through the UC Listening Campaign and this was really valuable to everyone.”
“This year we welcomed back may old friends and also many new congregations for the first time such as Carlton – Ramsgate Uniting Church and Quakers Hill. Plus we enjoyed reuniting with members of the Corrimal Region Uniting Church which have used KCO as a strategic opportunity for their young leaders to prepare, engage and reflect as a team.”
“We hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and we are looking forward to 2020 already”.
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Pulse is a whole-of-church movement that recognises the importance of emerging generations within the life of the church. Pulse seeks to grow vital Christian communities where emerging generations thrive.