August 2013


The weather was gorgeous for our annual camping trip to Groton Lake. It was a quieter weekend than usual (far fewer kiddos this time!), but there were still many, many rounds of Hand and Foot, great conversations—and, of course, s’mores, kayaking, duck-watching, and general relaxation.

In the photo is about half the group that gathered for our Sunday morning service. (You’ll notice that some of us opted to hike barefoot.) Richard and Ruth Ann invited us to reflect on Psalm 104 and the ways that we see God’s hand in creation.

All in all, an excellent weekend of celebrating God’s creation by both enjoying it and meditating on it.

No church service at Taftsville Chapel this Sunday, August 18, 2013. We’re going camping!

Canoe races at Groton lake

Canoe races at Groton lake


Please join us for the Saturday evening potluck fellowship and campfire (5:30 at Richard and RuthAnn’s site, bring your own hotdogs!) We’ll be singing and making s’mores!

Or come to our Sunday morning service (10:30 at Owl’s Head Pavilion, Stillwater State Park). Bonus: take an easy hike to the top of the mountain with its stone tower and amazing view, and then stay for a lazy afternoon at the lake!

For Taftsville, Lake Groton means more than just a long weekend away.  It means Community.

We’re excited to have Laura back from her year in Nepal! Join us for worship on Sunday, August 11, at 9:30 and hear about her time there. Afterward, she will be treating us to a Nepalese meal.