Collide is a unique week for youth and adults to enter into theological discovery, discussion, and reflection. By immersing participants in experiences outside of their everyday context, Collide helps move youth and adults towards a more robust faith and better understanding of God, themselves, and others. Collide is not a mission trip. It is an experience that offers both youth completed 6thth grade by summer and adults the chance to explore theology through unconventional lenses. Through discussion talks, service, and active learning, we will unpack those discoveries and learn new ways of understanding and claiming our faith. Collide is designed to: PROVOKE Disorienting dilemmas — experiences and quandaries that upend our usual ways of explaining the world and the thin answers of faith that we too often rely upon. Youth and adults the space and resources to work together through these dilemmas in an environment of discussion, worship and theological reflection.
2021 Summer Camp Schedule
As we struggle through a very weak retreat season, we are thankful for the groups that are still coming, and the way that the Lord continues to meet our needs. We are very blessed in the fact that we have been able to maintain all of our full-time staff, and are able to minister to the groups that are still scheduled. With finances extremely tight due to the impact of Covid, we are looking at ways to continue forward with the numerous projects that need to be completed before operations get back to normal. We have compiled a list of items that will enable us to provide materials for our staff and volunteer groups to work on these projects for the next months. If you, your church, your Sunday School class, your family, your association, or your business would like to purchase any of these items, it would go a long way in helping the camp out during these times. If you have a group that would like to provide any of these materials and volunteer to help with these projects, that would be great. We have a couple of volunteer groups already scheduled and want to make sure that we have materials on hand for them. Please call the office at if you have any questions. Please click the following link for the List of Materials needed.
Lakeview is often mentioned at United Methodist gatherings, as onlookers recall fondly the days they spent learning to enhance their relationships with God while worshipping and building lasting memories at the wooded retreat center outside Palestine Texas. While camp is a learning experience, it is also a fun one. Collide is an Annual Conference of sorts for young people, a time of colliding of the youth of the Church with the delegates—for young people to be fed, renewed, challenged and form friendships as well as a time to come together as the Church and collide with the delegates of Annual Conference. Who is my neighbor? Discipleship as Vocation- Who am I called to be? How do I live this at home, school and work? Mission- Deeper, responsible relationships with my neighbor in the name of Christ. We encourage all participants to receive housing assignments at local churches hosting the youth groups coming in—more than one youth group is housed in a church so it adds some extra time of meeting other youth from across the conference or connecting with friends from camp, midwinter, or other conference activities. Thera Freeman at tfreeman txcumc.
Somewhere down the road, you will find another girl who will be a much better match for you. The ideal, in my opinion, is that she discovers what we all know about the lies the church tells her. We're giving it to you straight because we hope to help you avoid the heartache many of us have experience due to the harmful teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I've been thinking more about your situation and another thing came to mind. I thought it was beautiful that they included him in the circle, even though he was not a Priesthood holder.