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Moving Forward Together

We have an opportunity to do something quite extraordinary in these times: Move forward together as we navigate this extended time of pandemic.

While various forms of isolation and division have become a new way of living, as a follower of Jesus, we are called to a beautiful way of community that gives us the opportunity to find meaningful and creative ways to move forward together.

We don’t do this in rebellion or anger. We move forward together with compassion, conviction, and deep love for people and their wellbeing.

The fire circle in our back patio has become a “go-to place” for family and friends to gather for warmth and fellowship. Road trips and camping have provided amazing reunions after a season of being apart. Virtual connections have helped bridge the gap when physical gatherings are not wise or safe.

Likewise, camps and retreats are safely gathering and finding healing and encouragement as we move forward together.

Many friends of Warm Beach Camp Ministries gathered recently at Black Diamond Camp to celebrate, play, share food, and be reminded just how precious life is, especially when we do it together. A big part of what brings vibrancy and resilience is that we move forward in life together, no matter the challenges.

The Bible encourages this in very clear words “Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from his love? Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and compassionate? Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose.”  Philippians 2:1-2 NLT

I encourage you to take some time to think of intentional ways you can move forward together with those you love. Who knows, it might include coming to a camp or a retreat. It could land you in a car going through an amazing Christmas experience at The Lights of Christmas!

Be intentional, especially in these times, of finding ways to move forward together.

Have you heard it said, “There is joy in the journey!”?  When that journey includes family and friends, it a good day.

Moving forward together in Christ,

-Ed McDowell, CEO
Warm Beach Camp Ministries

A Fond Farewell to Margie Keane

After over 20 years of service in the Warm Beach Camp Business Office, Margie Keane is retiring! She first came to Camp in 1986 as Margie Henry, working in Accounts Payable. But after a couple of years, she got a better offer! An offer of marriage, that is, to her husband, Dan Keane. But that was not the end of it! In 2003, several kids and 17 years later, Margie returned to Warm Beach to serve full-time in the Business ...


Everywhere – from east to west – praise the name of the Lord. Psalms 113:2 There is a lot of talk today about what unites and divides us as people. From families to the massive global community, we don’t like division, yet we experience it. We like unity and community. It is a gift that brings joy, delight, and well-being to everyone within its reach everywhere. As a follower of Jesus Christ, the great unifier within families, communities, nations, and ...

This is Why We’re Here

On this particular Friday, twelve pairs of eyes looked down at Onyx and I from the arena grandstands. As I sat on Onyx’s sturdy frame, I looked back at the twelve campers. My mind flashed to Monday, the first day of camp. There was one camper who had been scared to get on her horse. However, after some reassurance and coaxing she had said she would try to ride. “I am so proud of you for pushing through your fear! ...