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MissionWorks 2016
You'll want to Save the Date of Oct. 14-15 for MissionWorks 2016! The Rev. Sharon Koh, new Executive Director of International Ministries, will be joining us as one of our keynote speakers.

The Journal Tribune in York featured the work by Oceanwood staff to make entry to the beach easier with the installation of a walkway of bright blue PathMat beach matting at the Randall Avenue entrance to the beach.

Camp staff rolled out and secured the mat, which is made of a slip resistant plastic. The mat, which runs numerous feet onto the beach, was installed in late June and will remain throughout the summer.

Read the story and then watch the video: Oceanwood Beach Path 2016.


Breaking Ground at Grotonwood

Wielding the shovels on June 24th to break ground at Grotonwood for the new building were (l to r): Richard Wolf, Rev. Mary Miller, Ed Guerard, Dexter Bishop, Mark Reilly and Neil Harvey of Harvey Construction.

The new "Prescott Lodge" is named in honor of Groton revolutionary war hero William Prescott and the fireplace in the new building will be dedicated to the memory of Ronny Lanier. It is the first new building at Grotonwood since 1973.

If you or your church would like to contribute to the Memorial Lodge Fire Fund, email to Ed Guerard or call (617) 721-5738.

Matthew 25 Grants
ABC USA welcomes applications by September 1 for Matthew 25 Grant awards, a three-year-old initiative. Beginning this fall (2016), there will be only one grant application period each year rather than two.

Matthew 25 grants are awarded to ministry that helps meet the needs of "housing, feeding, education and health with regard to the less fortunate."

Read about what different organizations and churches have done with Matthew 25 Grant Funding

Find out how to apply for a Matthew 25 grant.