Glisson Camp and Retreat Center shared the following email announcement today. Congratulations, Glisson! You did it!
If you have made a pledge, given a gift, told a friend, told a stranger, recruited your church, or recruited your friend's church ...boy, have we got good news for you: WE DID IT! If there's a member of the extended Glisson family within shoutin' distance, give them a holler! Better yet, a high five! Sing a round of "My Friend" together! Celebrate, for goodness' sake!
This is the biggest initiative our 90-year-old ministry has ever undertaken, and it's taken every bit of dedicated support from individuals, churches, and foundations to get where we are.
More than a new Dining Hall, a Leadership Lodge, and a new back entrance to camp, the Serving Generations campaign has been about securing the future of Glisson's ministry for generations to come. Reaching our $4.9M goal means being able to finish the construction projects we've started; even more importantly though, it means that Glisson is well-positioned to create disciples of Jesus Christ and nurture leadership for future generations. That's what has us hollering and high fiving - and we hope it has you that excited too!
We're targeting a grand opening celebration for the new Dining Hall this March - and you're invited! And if you've been thinking about contributing but haven't yet, there's still time to join in. You'll recall from long-ago newsletters that the North Georgia Camp and Retreat Ministries Board committed up to $900,000 of Glisson operating funds to go toward our $4.9M goal. That's a commitment Glisson will certainly keep. It's also an invitation to participate if you haven't yet and you'd like to be a part of this historic campaign. (And if you're really excited, there are some naming opportunities and recognition levels still available.)
Congratulations, friend of Glisson: We did it!