All of us going on a wet, late summer field trip? A renewal of our baptisms of sorts perhaps! Ok, perhaps that’s a bit of hyperbole.
But think who from church you’d like to see relaxing in an inner tube floating lazily down the Delaware up where it’s pastoral and pretty as it flows by Bucks and Hunterdon counties.
The middle school youth group and some parents and Sunday School teachers and the new YASCers did it last year, and had a great time. We thought this year, we’d open it up to anyone and everyone. (We will ask for younger children to be accompanied by a parent).
To make it possible, we’re going to have our last early service at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 7. Everyone going is encouraged to wear their swimsuits (and whatever other coverup they wish) to worship. (And one needs sturdy shoes — no sandals — that can get wet! …and ask Michael about why you should leave your glasses back in the car.)
And as soon as service is over, we’ll work out rides, load up and head to Frenchtown where we’ll put in with Delaware River Tubing. It’s a 3 to 4 hour float (depending on how fast we and the river are running), so that puts us back at church about dinner time.
All the details can be found on the website for Delaware Riving Tubing. We will need to get the releases signed by parents and all the money collected before we leave the church. If you have any questions, you can ask Michael, Sarah S., Linda H., Andrew H., Ed B., or Jonathan V. or any of the middle school youth who went last year.