Group campingsAfter the youth and young adult camping trip, I was so glad to hear from a new young adult who said, “I really had so much fun and felt like I was part of something where people understood me and I could be myself.” As a community, we have a wonderful opportunity to gather to affirm one another, have fun, and explore together. I am reminded of author Katherine May’s reflection: “More and more I crave being part of a congregation, a group of people with whom I can gather to reflect and contemplate, to hear the ways that others have solved this puzzling problem of existence.”

I am starting to plan for classes, workshops, activities, and programs for people of all ages next year. I would love to hear from you about what you want to contemplate in community, how you would like to grow in spirit and service, and of course how you’d like to have fun together.

Please fill out these brief surveys to share what you want to learn about and what activities you want to see at USNF next year:

If you would like to find a time to meet with me to talk about ideas or wishes from next year, you can email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or sign up on my calendar.