PointGuard: September 6, 2017

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Patti and Jerry Kinder are two of our many volunteers that are a vital part
of our ministry in many ways. Patti and Jerry just completed yesterday
2.5 weeks of serving in the Bear Necessities Store.


One of the keys to creating special summer memories at Zephyr Point are the many volunteers who serve here. They might come up for a day, a week, or even up to a month to help with maintenance, projects, gardening, office tasks, seasonal changeovers, and our Bear Necessities Store. Here’s how Patti and Jerry Kinder (pictured above) describe why they come each year:

“We have always enjoyed meeting people of like faith from various places and backgrounds, and working here has provided ample opportunity for serving, interacting with and sometimes praying with hundreds of them.”

We are very thankful for so many this year that have given generously of their time and talents. If you are interested in volunteering, please reply to this email or you can check out our upcoming Sprucing Up in the Pines volunteer weekend, October 20-22: http://www.zephyrpoint.org/programs/college-adult/sprucing-pines/
Even though summer is over, there are still things regarding Zephyr Point to be in prayer about: 
  • Please continue to pray for the hundreds who had life transforming experiences here this summer as they return to school and work after the long Labor Day weekend. May they find fellowship and encouragement from other believers.
  • We are just beginning to receive resumes for our Director of Operations and Business Director openings. 
  • We continue to be thankful that God has protected this ministry and our campers and guests from harm. This has become all the more evident in light of recent fires and floods. 
  • Even though the summer season is over, we continue to be thankful for the ministry opportunities we have in the next seven days with 12 more groups coming.
  • Folks are still registering for our Annual Banquet, two weeks from this Sunday, September 24. We are especially thankful for some friends of Zephyr Point that are willing to match every dollar given up to $20,000.
  • During that Monday and Tuesday after our Annual Banquet, our board will be meeting to discuss and make important decisions regarding increasing the effectiveness of the ministry.
  • 2018 is less than four months off so we are already planning for our winter youth camps, summer CREW recruiting, and our annual budget.
  • Finally, folks are beginning to sign up for our eight different Zephyr Point conferences betweeen now and the end of this year. We are thankful for the opportunity to be used by God in their lives as we anticipate together what God would have in store for them.
We can never thank you enough for your care and concern for the ministry of Zephyr Point.
It was very quiet at the waterfront this morning.
You can tell the summer season is now over!
Upcoming Programs at Zephyr Point in 2017
ZP Men’s Retreat ……………………..Sep. 15-17
Artist Retreat 3 …………………………Sep. 24-29
Preaching Pastors Retreat 2 ………….Oct. 2-4
Ethnic Concerns Consultation……….Oct. 6-8
ZP Women’s Retreat ……………………..Oct. 6-8
Sprucing Up in the Pines 2 …………Oct. 20-22
ZP Celtic Prayer Retreat……………….Nov. 3-5
ZP Winter Family Camp…Dec. 30-Jan. 2, 2018
Upcoming Programs at Zephyr Point in 2018
Jr. High Winter Basecamp…………Jan. 19-21
Sr. High Winter Basecamp ………….Feb. 9-11
Lenten Prayer Retreat………………..Apr. 6-8
Sprucing Up in the Pines 1 ………..Apr. 20-22
Preaching Pastors Retreat 1….Apr. 30-May 2
Artists Retreat 1 …………………………..June 3-8
Camp Zephyr Day Camp……June 19-Aug. 11
Zephyr Experience….………………June 24-29
Family Camp…………………………………..July 1-6
Jr. High Summer Basecamp ………..July 8-13
Sr. High Summer Basecamp .……..July 15-20
Art of Transitional Ministry…………..July 15-20
Handbell Program Conference……..July 22-26
Sr. High Summer High Camp………July 22-27
Summer Sing ……………………………..July 26-29
Jr. High Summer High Camp…July 29-Aug. 3
Tuning @ Tahoe ……………………July 29-Aug. 3
Artist Retreat 2 …………………………….Aug. 5-10
ZP Men’s Retreat …………………………Sep.14-16
Artist Retreat 3 ………………………….. Sep. 16-21
Preaching Pastors Retreat 2 ……………Oct. 1-3
Ethnic Concerns Consultation…….….Oct. 5-7
ZP Women’s Retreat ……………………….Oct. 5-7
Sprucing Up in the Pines 2 ………….Oct. 19-21
ZP Prayer Retreat………………………..Nov. 2-4
ZP Winter Family Camp…Dec. 30-Jan. 2, 2019
Here’s one of our regular guests at Zephyr Point just above Cabin 82. He has surprised and made the day of many of our guests these last few months.
We hope you enjoyed this week’s edition of PointGuard.
Your next edition will be coming your way at the end of this month.

If you’ve got a fun or scenic shot (the picture of the bear came from one of our cabin guest last week) taken here at Zephyr Point that you’d like us to consider for possible inclusion in a future edition of PointGuard, please send your digital picture to pointguard@zephyrpoint.org

Our mission:

Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Center exists to serve as an extension of the ministry of the church and to provide a place apart where God’s Spirit may illuminate hearts and minds as they are exposed to the Gospel and the claims of Jesus Christ, and enable Christians to communicate and relate their faith to the world in which they live.


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