Fall is my favorite time of the year. I love the crisp air, the changing leaves, the smell of hot coffee and pumpkin pie. I enjoy all the fellowship that comes in fall like church retreats and Thanksgiving. We’ve already begun to enjoy some of these things. Last weekend I went to the Camp Hunt men’s retreat, which was a great time of fellowship, worship, and study. We had some fantastic lessons on the holiness of God, and the challenges of being his holy people. We had great campfires at night, and the wing & rib run to Hamilton, NY wasn’t bad either.
Sunday we had a great day, too. We had 23 in worship, and one of our guests spent the day with us afterward. Several of us got together in the afternoon and hung invitations (door-hangers) in a couple of Troy neighborhoods. After that we joined several families from the Albany congregation at the Indian Ladder Apple Tree Farm in Altamont. It was a gorgeous day. I doubt it got much over 75, and it was clear and sunny. God’s creation really sings in the fall doesn’t it? It was nice to sit outside together after apple picking and visit and laugh and enjoy some great apple cider and fresh, hot apple cider doughnuts.
Here are a few pictures:
Camp Hunt, Hubbardsville, NY
Tanya & Emma apple picking
Apple Tree Farm