The Latest News from PCCCA

PCCCA LogoThe May issue of Branches Online, the enewsletter of the Presbyterian Church Camp and Conference Association, is available online. You can see all of the latest news and resources by checking out this new issue. You will also find the April issue here. If you did not receive these issues in your email inbox, you can subscribe by sending your email address to joel@pccca.net.

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Ferncliff's Sharing the Goods Program

Sharing the GoodsFerncliff Camp and Conference Center, our PCCCA member site in Little Rock, AR, serves as one of 30 Community Distribution Centers for Good360, a national leader in product philanthropy. Ferncliff receives truckload donations from Home Depot, Tempur-Pedic, and others and shares it with non-profits/churches at deep discounts. As a pilot program they are doing some shipping to sites that are not close enough to justify a trip to their warehouse.

By joining Ferncliff’s network (currently free), organizations can buy at Ferncliff’s online store (www.sharingthegoods.org) and also automatically get an additional 20% off most of the discounted products at the Good360 national online store once they have registered with Good360 (which is also free). Product offerings change regularly and camps have benefitted from items such as office supplies, sports equipment, batteries, etc.

Products available through Ferncliff’s Sharing the Goods program change with every shipment. Current inventory includes kitchen and bathroom sinks & faucets, bed pillows, bathtubs, tile & laminate flooring, toilet seats, comforters, vanities, and more. Ferncliff has a discounted rate with Fed Ex Freight and can ship on pallets. For more information, go to www.sharingthegoods.org.

Have You Updated Your Website Listings?

Three Websites
PCCCA has websites that help potential retreat groups, summer staff, and summer campers find your ministry. While all of our camps appear on the websites, PCCCA members receive priority listings which include pictures and appear at the top of search results. Have you made updates to your listings? If you haven't already done so, please go to the links below to access your login for each website.

SummerToRemember.com for summer staff
BookARetreat.com
 for retreat groups
BestSummerYet.com for summer campers

What Are All of These Presbyterian Ministries Doing at Stony Point?

Christian Formation Covenant Partner GatheringOn May 7-10, the Presbyterian Mission Agency brought together ministries for the Christian Formation Covenant Partner Gathering at Stony Point Center, our PCCCA member site in Stony Point, NY. The denomination asked PCCCA, the Presbyterian Youth Workers Association, UKirk Campus Ministries, the Association of Presbyterian Church Educators, and the Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries Network to take part in a discussion on how these affinity groups could partner with each other and how they could better partner with the Presbyterian Mission Agency. It was a fruitful meeting and some exciting collaborations will hopefully be coming together in the next couple years. Please click on the links above so you might learn more about PCCCA’s covenant partners.