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.
Calling All Outdoor Enthusiasts in the SHV District! Our next adventure is Saturday, June 9 at Great Seal State Park near Chillicothe
The history of the Shawnee nation and Ohio's early statehood is centered in these rugged hills. Challenging trails through the 1,862-acre park take visitors to scenic vistas of distant ridgetops and the Scioto Valley below. These very hills are depicted on the Great Seal of the State of Ohio, from which the park gets its name. First depicted in 1803, the seal was often reconfigured until the present image was sanctioned by the Ohio General Assemble in 1967 and modified in 1996. In 1803, the law prescribed the sheaf of wheat to represent Ohio’s agricultural roots and the bundle of seventeen arrows to symbolize Ohio’s place as the seventeenth state in the Union. The range of hills seen in the background of the seal, include Mount Logan, as viewed from Thomas Worthington’s estate, Adena, now a state memorial. We will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the playground. Please pack your lunch or a snack to eat afterwards. Everyone is welcome; we hope to see you there!