Family Retreat at Craigville

We had a wonderful weekend at Craigville.

The Sukkah

Raymond and Dottie taught us what a sukkah is. They had brought large bundles of wood from the clearing of our church parking lot to build one with! We worked together to design a sturdy sukkah frame, then gathered bits of nature from the beach and marsh to finish it off.

We built it with a beautiful view overlooking the marsh.

The Beach

It was a pretty chilly weekend, but we still spent time together on the beach.

Some even went swimming!!

The Stars!

Everyone got up EARLY on Sunday morning to view the Leonid meteor shower.

We saw hundreds of shooting stars!


Sunday morning, the children helped Raymond prepare communion.
Then they selected and read the Bible lessons. One was the story of the Widow's coins.

"Jesus said, 'Truly I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all.'"
Luke 21:3

That brought up the topic of "Widow's Mites".
Do you know that they are real coins, still traded by coin collectors today?

They are!