It's Holiday Food Box Time Again and your pathfinder club will be accepting non-perishable food items from our church family now through November 17th. You can place your non-perishable food items on the table that is set up on the lower level between the two main bathrooms. Or if you choose, you can place a monetary donation in a tithe envelope and mark it "holiday food boxes". It takes a lot of donated food and money to make this project work, please give generously. Be sure to check your expiration dates on the food you donate.
If you know of a family that you would like to deliver a food box to, please fill out one of the inserts that will be in your bulletin or you can also find one on the credenza in the foyer. You may also call in a request to the church office. The food boxes will be ready for you to pick up and deliver on Monday, November 19th during regular church office hours. If you have any questions you can contact Brad or Tracey Hall.
Your Pathfinders Need Your Support to Make Oshkosh International Camporee a Reality. By now you have received an invitation to our "Non-Banquet" banquet. As I'm sure you figured out, we aren't having a banquet, but we do need your help. Your donation would be greatly appreciated for our hard working youth, as this experience will help their faith to grow. But we can't make this possible without you. If you are able to donate, please mark your tithe envelope "pathfinders Oshkosh" or mail a check to the church office. Thank you for supporting your pathfinder club.
PATHFINDER CLUB UPDATE: In April, the Pathfinders worked on march and drill with Logan Bateman leading out, Zachary Davis taught the camelids honor, and we also finished our soap honor. You can stop by our pathfinder board downstairs to see some of our handmade soap creations on display now. We are preparing to close out this pathfinder year in May with our Annual Investiture service on Sabbath May 12 at 6:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. Please plan to join us. We can also use Master Guides to come and help us with the pinning ceremony. If you have any 5th-12th graders (or know of any) that would benefit from joining our pathfinder club for the 2018-19 year, we will be starting back up in September. You can email us for more information at email@example.com. - Brad and Tracey Hall, Directors of the BC Pioneers Pathfinder Club
PATHFINDER CLUB UPDATE: In February and March, the pathfinders learned about Airplanes; the history in advances in aviation, how they operate and what brought about the need for more advanced technology. We visited the Air Zoo in Kalamazoo, to get a better understanding of airplanes. While there, they were able to operate a flight simulator to get the full effect of flying for themselves. It's hard to believe how advanced technology has become in less than 100 years. All are signs that Jesus' return is soon! - Brad and Tracey Hall, Directors of the BC Pioneers Pathfinder Club
PATHFINDER CLUB UPDATE: In February, the pathfinders enjoyed some fresh air and nature at Camp AuSable for our annual District 8 winter snow outing. We joined friends from other clubs for the weekend. Some of the events for the weekend included an intense game of sardines in the dark, snow tubing, ice skating, cross country skiing and a couple of pathfinders even found out what happens when you stick your tongue to frozen metal. It is always good to spend time with God, friends and nature! - Brad and Tracey Hall, Directors of the BC Pioneers Pathfinder Club
Our Pioneer Pathfinder club works in partnership with the home, school and church. Our purpose is to lead young people into a redemptive relationship with Jesus, to build them into responsible and mature individuals, and to involve them in active and selfless service. The club encourages the youth to participate in all aspects of church life.
Throughout the calendar year the Pathfinder club is involved in many fun, and meaningful activities. These help the youth (ages 10 and older) to see and experience the joy of being a follower of Jesus. Please see some the pictures below.
- Brad and Tracey Hall, Directors of the BC Pioneers Pathfinder Club
Some activities pictured:
Volunteering at the Food Bank of Battle Creek, January 2018.
Food collected for holiday food baskets at the BC Tabernacle, November 2017.
District 8 winter snow outing, Camp AuSable February 2018.
The Pathfinder Pledge & Law is an important part of Pathfinders.
Thousands of Pathfinders each year learn and choose to abide by the requirements of the Pathfinder
Pledge and Law for the sole purpose of growing closer to their fellow men and women, and to their Creator.
Pathfinder Pledge and Law:
By the grace of God, I will be pure, and kind, and true. I will keep the Pathfinder Law. I will be a servant of God and a friend to man.