Twenty-five men gathered at beautiful Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp in New Hamburg Ontario June 9-10 for an enjoyable twenty-six hours of fellowship, worship, reflection, and leisure. Friday evening and Saturday all day featured sessions led by pastor Scott Brubaker-Zehr with music and bible story telling by Bryan Moyer-Suderman.
Drawing on Richard Rohr’s materials, Scott led us in reflections on the ups and downs of men’s spiritual journeys, highlighting the relationship between life experiences and our relationship with God. Bryan shared some of his own music, leading us in rhythmic and reflective worship experiences, and bringing to life stories of men in the bible. Times of sharing in response to the thoughts presented by Scott and Bryan were rich and meaningful, with the men from their early 20’s into the 80’s sharing with honesty and vulnerability.
Gathering at meal times, around the camp fire in the evening, and in leisure offered much time for visiting, discussion, and laughter! A panel discussion later Saturday afternoon gave opportunity for Canadian coordinator Hans Peters, board member Don Neufeld, and US coordinator Steve Thomas to update the men on the developments with the ministry of Mennonite Men.
Dates have been booked for next year. Stay tuned!