Rev. Robin King – It’s Summer And (Holy Moses!) We’re Doing A Lot!

Holy Moses! is the name of this year’s summer church program for kids, happening right now at the Ponoka United Church and starting up on Monday at the Bashaw United Church. It’s the first in-person summer day camp that we’ve been able to run in three years, but it’s a program that Robin King and Lori Miller have been planning and delivering for about 12 years now. This summer we’ve also been really busy recruiting volunteers as it’s the first summer in three years that we’ve been able to take on fundraising contracts at large in-person events in other communities.

Today, Robin talks about the challenges of getting things going again after “the great chasm of emptiness” that has left community nonprofits, events, fundraisers and churches all grappling with how to re-engage the people they are seeking to serve and the people they rely on for volunteering, participating and supporting their important work in the community. As Robin says, it’s not about “getting back to normal”, it’s about building something new. In many ways, it’s a lot like the story of Moses that the children are learning about this summer. There are plenty of challenges facing us, and also many opportunities to create something new together.