You and I live in a wonderful region of the State of Ohio because of its people and scenery. In fact, the Seal of Ohio depicts the Scioto River flowing between cultivated fields and Mount Logan in Chillicothe. I love the quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson, “ Each moment of the year has its own beauty…a picture which was never before and shall never be seen again” and the blessing is that we know the author of each of those moments. Ecclesiastes 3:11 says it best, “God has made everything beautiful in its time”.
We know that there are plenty of people in the Shawnee Valley District who share a love for the natural world God has created for us to enjoy. You may love to hike, kayak, canoe or fish so we thought we would create a quarterly adventure for pastors and laity and their families as well as friends or neighbors to join with others for an adventure in God’s good creation. We will name a particular place and a starting time each quarter where you can come enjoy the fellowship of others. You can pack a lunch and enjoy eating lunch together as well. We will let you know if there is a lake at the selected place for those who would rather kayak, canoe or fish.
Our first outing will be March 17 at the Edge of Appalachia Nature Preserve in Adams County. We will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Center (4274 Waggoner Riffle Rd, West Union, Ohio and decide which trail(s) we want to walk. There are a variety of trails and different lengths so you can choose your comfort level. This is an informal time of fun and fellowship and please feel free to invite others you know. This isn’t just a “church” thing but an opportunity to connect with others. We hope to see you there!