This past weekend, I was the leader at our Camp Calumet annual Men's Retreat. Sixty-eight guys from around New England gathered for conversation around the topic: "How Men think about God, Sex and Money." The title was intentionally designed to raise eyebrows. While I never got to money, we did spend considerable time in the area of Male Sexuality and Spirituality. I have been thinking about this subject for close to 15 years now. It was nice to finally present some material I've been pondering for a long time. Judging from the feedback, it was really well received.
Saturday mornings discussion centered around theme's emerging from the stories of Jacob and Esau, Fathers & Sons.
The afternoon include a variety of options. Some chose a workproject.
John from Our Savior in Hanover, NH, worked especially hard (Bad over acting)
Our fearless leader and host Jim Doyle lead a tour for the over 20 guys who had never been to Calumet
A few familiar faces from St. Andrew in Charlestown, RI
An evening camp fire and drum circle concluded Saturday followed by many of us watching the Red Sox make their way into the World Series.
Earlier on Saturday I took a solo hike on the Jackman Ridge Trail, and enjoyed the beauty of God's creation.
On Sunday morning, I was off to St. Ansgar Lutheran in Portland, Maine, but had to stop along this river to catch the one last glimpse before the leaves disappear and winter rolls in.