National Presbyterian Mariners, the head organization that linked individual Mariner groups across the nation, closed in 2003. There were too few members in this social and service couples’ organization. But the story does not end there. Remaining members regrouped to become Mariners in Mission to serve Presbyterian camps.
We gather to work at one of the camps two or three times a year. Our tasks are determined by the camp. The only costs are the meals for the week and travel expenses. During the day, tasks such as painting, landscaping, cleaning and sewing are performed. We might also help with electrical, construction or woodworking jobs. We have made countless curtains, T-shirt quilts and camp signs over the years. Evenings call for snacking and games before a well-earned rest.
Anyone is welcome to join our service teams! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Barbara Taylor