Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas Around Camp Daniel!

Here's a quick tour of Christmas Around Camp Daniel...

As you enter camp, you will see a nativity set that is beautifully illuminated at night.  

The Hartley House & The Piantines

This one lost a few branches & needles.

Even the camp dog gets a stocking!

Papa Tony & Grandma Jo's Place

Grandma Jo enjoys Christmas flowers!

The Bury's Place 

Jen's Grandmother's Christmas Village

And the last stop on the tour is The Brunot House....
Betty & Trish made gingerbread houses.

Guess who's stocking...

Thanks for taking our tour. Have a Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

The Able Church Special Olympics & Christmas Fair!

Last weekend, The Able Church Special Olympics team, The Attack, took fourth place at the state tournament in Waukesha. They played four games that day, consisting of three matches each. The Able Attack was one of 28 teams that progressed onto the state level. Nick and Betty of Camp Daniel are serving as the agency managers. Roger, Nick, and Bill were coaches for this year's season.

Special Olympics has been a large part of The Able Church since 2008. Sports offered include volleyball, bowling, basketball and bocce ball.  Practices are held on Tuesday nights at Living Hope Church in Green Bay. It is a part of The Able Church Family Night, which includes eating pizza together, and men and women’s Bible studies.

Special Olympics is the heartbeat and center of the disability community. Being apart of this program helps The Able Church stay connected and current with the issues of the disability community. It also provides The Able Church opportunities to make an impact in the community at large. 

In efforts to support The Able Family Night, thispast Sunday we had our first annual Able Church Christmas Fair held at Living Hope Church. It was a huge success with at great turnout, selling Christmas items, baked goods, popcorn and a chili lunch. Members of The Able Church family made the majority of the items and helped at the fair.

There are plans to expand the items sold for next year and offer more fun activities. We would also like to look for other hosting churches. If you would like The Able Church to host a Christmas fair at your church, please contact Pastor Tim Mandich or Tony Piantine.

Thank you to all those who participated in the Christmas fair and support The Able Church!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Welcome Betty!

This year’s Camp Daniel intern is Betty Miller. She moved into the Brunot House, the girls group home, the beginning of October. She had been living in Green Bay attending UWGB, working towards a degree in Human Development. 

Betty is originally from Whitehall, a teeny tiny little town between Eau Claire and La Crosse. She heard about Camp Daniel through her friend Katie Cohen back in 2006 and decided to volunteer that summer. That summer impacted her greatly and she has volunteered every summer since.

This past summer, she really felt God leading her to do the internship program. So, she decided to take a year off of school and invest the ministry of Camp Daniel. She is expecting this year to strengthen her relationship with God as she learns to depend on him and hear his voice. She is also hoping to gain some clarity with the direction of her life after this year’s program.

Currently, Betty is busy serving in several areas. She plays a big part of The Able Church in Green Bay. She helps with members of The Able Church lead the worship singing time. She also helps with the Special Olympics program and leads the women’s Bible study. At camp, she helps Trish maintain the grounds and helps molly in the office. She is also a leader for a youth group in Crivitz.

One of Betty’s major accomplishments, so far, has been to put on Camp Daniel’s first women’s retreat here on the Camp Daniel grounds. This retreat had 10 campers and 5 counselors. Its theme was called Beautiful Things, with speaker Becky Bazette-Jones and worship leaders, Jill Kocian & Molly McMurry. It was a wonderful and fun time had by all.

We are so glad to have Betty here with us and be a part of our family. We are excited to watch her grow and see where God leads her in her future. Please pray for Betty as she continues to sacrifice and serve within the Camp Daniel and disability community.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The Able Church Christmas Fair!

The Able Church Christmas Fair will be held at Living Hope Church this Sunday from 12-3pm. This Christmas celebration will support The Able Church and its functions. LHC is located at 1840 W. Mason St in Green Bay. Bring your family and friends!!!