Quilt Auction 3 Months Away!

The annual Camp Metigoshe Quilt Auction is only 3 months away from today! Are you planning to submit a quilt for the auction? The deadline for quilt submissions is May 15. Now that spring is here, it is going to come fast.

Make sure to mark your calendars and plan to attend the quilt auction on June 22, beginning at 10 am. It is a fun event for the entire family and helps raise money for our summer camp staff. See you in June!

Celebrate Spring!

Spring is finally here!  We are celebrating it by marking down all Trading Post items throughout the month of April!   We need to clean out our shelves to make room for the new camp clothing that will be arriving soon!  

Check out our online Trading Post store at:  http://store.metigosheministries.com/ or stop by the Christian Center office and shop on site! Everything is 20% to 50% off!  

2018 Nights of Christmas Coming Soon!

Plan to attend the 2018 Nights of Christmas event on December 27, 28 and 29 at the Metigoshe Ministries’ Christian Center. This year’s entertainment is as follows:

December 27

Red River Worship brings an incredible sound to our stage as we try something new for Nights of Christmas in 2018! In recent years, many churches have been gathering in public places, like bars and restaurants, and singing favorite church songs: hymns, camp songs and contemporary worship music. We will gather around tables for a night of “Cider and Song” – both listening and singing along with these talented musicians from Fargo/Moorhead and Alexandria MN. Red River Worship includes Nolan Weisz from Calvary Lutheran in Alexandria and Jon Dahl, Eric Addington and Camp Metigoshe alum Kevin Stenstrom  from Good Shepherd Lutheran in Moorhead and Fargo.

December 28

Thistle & Lace is husband and wife, Jon and Ashley McLemore. They are joined by Bradley McClendon in an “eclectic, acoustic trio that combines spot-on harmonies with music from the past eight decades,” with a special emphasis on folk and country sounds. You might recognize Jon as one of the acapella vocalists from the group Street Corner Symphony – they were runners-up in season 2 of NBC’s The Sing-Off in 2010. Thistle & Lace is based out of Dixon IL, and has toured throughout the United States. It is a show that you are sure to love!

December 29

Colleen Reinhardt is a talented pianist and singer from Bismarck ND. She is an accomplished church musician who also has performed widely both as a part of groups and as a solo artist. You may have heard Colleen at the 2018 Hostfest in Minot.

Too Old to Stand is a talented group of Bottineau-area musicians who have been getting audiences on their feet since 2017. They cover a wide range of musical styles and have performed widely throughout North Dakota. Band members include Shane Parsons, Luther Olson, Tim Hines, Brady Michel and Metigoshe Ministries’ own site and facilities director, Robert Marum.

2019 Summer Camp Schedule Set

Start planning now to choose the dates you want to attend Camp Metigoshe in the summer of 2019. Grandparents Camps, Family Camps and Youth Camps for campers entering Grade 2 to College Freshmen are all available with registration beginning January 1, 2019. Camps have limited space and fill quickly, so start planning now.

Click Here to download the 2019 summer schedule.

New Trading Post Items Online

New clothing, stickers, pop sockets and much more have been added to our online store. Camp Metigoshe clothing is so comfy…you will want to buy some for yourself and gifts for others. Click Here to go directly to the store and shop all of the merchandise now!

Cookbook Now For Sale!

We have a new cookbook available for sale! You can now bake all of the goodies you have experienced at Metigoshe Ministries. Recipe categories include Cookies, Baked Breakfast Goods, Desserts, Bread, Sourdough and Camp Favorites. Cookbooks are $10 and can be picked up at the Christian Center office, the Trading Post at Camp or you can call 701-263-4788 to order one and have it mailed out to you for $7.50 additional. Order today for yourself and pick up a few extra to have on hand. They make excellent gifts!

Another Batch of Quilts to View

The Quilt Auction is fast approaching and here are more quilts for you to view. Remember to mark down the Quilt Auction date, June 23, on your calendar and plan to attend. The fun begins at 10 am at the Christian Center. Click Here to view the most recent quilts, plus all the others that have been posted.

Interested in Volunteering?

We are building and we need your help! We will begin working on the final cabin at camp beginning on Thursday, June 7 and Friday, June 8. We will also need volunteers June 18-22 as well. If you are interested, please complete the Volunteer Registration Form and Volunteer Health History Form. Click Here to access the form. Please bring the completed form to our office or to Anna Manor the day you plan to work. Questions? Contact Deb at 701-263-4788.

Tons of New Quilts!

The quilts continue to arrive for our upcoming Quilt Auction, which is going to be held June 23 at 10 a.m. at the Christian Center. View some of the newest quilts here, or Click Here to go to the Quilt Blog and view all the quilts that have been posted so far. Remember to keep checking back as we add more quilts throughout the week.

Another Batch of Quilts to View

Enjoy viewing more beautiful quilts. We are close to just a month away from our annual Quilt Auction. Remember the date…Saturday, June 23, 10:00 am at the Christian Center. Is your calendar already booked with something else? You can still place bids on your favorite quilts. Call the office and receive details on how to place your bids. Click Here to go to our Quilt Blog and see all the quilts posted so far.

Even More Quilts To View Now!

We are getting closer everyday to our annual Quilt Auction, and the quilts continue to roll in! We are so blessed to receive these works of art by many talented quilters. These donations help us raise money to be used towards our summer staff at camp. Please plan to attend the Quilt Auction. It is a fun and entertaining event at the Christian Center…Saturday, June 23 at 10:00 a.m. Click Here to go to the Quilt Auction Blog to view all the quilts that have been posted so far.

Beautiful Quilts Available to View

Even though it may be Monday, it is a great day because more quilts are available to view on the blog. Remember to mark the Quilt Auction date on your calendar. It is an event you will not want to miss…June 23, 10:00 am at the Christian Center. Click Here to go to the Quilt Auction blog to view all of the quilts that have been posted so far.

View More Beautiful Quilts!

The quilts keep coming in for our upcoming Quilt Auction. Plan to attend the auction on June 23 at 10:00 am at the Christian Center. You can preview the quilts here. Keep watching for more to be posted in the next few days. Click Here to go to the Quilt Auction Blog, where you can see all that have been posted so far.

More Quilts to View Now on the Blog

More quilts have been added to the Quilt Auction Blog. The Quilt Auction is coming up on June 23 at 10:00 am. Click Here to go directly to the Quilt Auction Blog to view all of the quilts that have been posted at this time. More quilts will be added, so keep checking back to view the artistry!

10 Years of Climbing!!!

Our high ropes course, Higher than the Mountains, is 10 years old and we have had hundreds of climbers over the years. To stay within regulations, updates are needed to some of our equipment. Help us by sponsoring an item with a monetary donation. See the items on the list below. Thanks for your support!

Trading Post Sale!!!

We are clearing our shelves at the Trading Post to make room for our new summer items. All items are on sale from April 1 to June 1. Find clothing and other Camp Metigoshe gear at 10% to 25% off! Get ready for camp by online shopping on our website at http://store.metigosheministries.com. You can also stop by the Christian Center to browse as well.

Save The Date!

Mark your calendars for special events at the Lakeside Christian Center on Sunday, April 29. Stina Fagertun, Trine Strand and Joan Paddock will be presenting two Norwegian concerts as well as a Norwegian craft activity for children. We will also be serving an authentic Norwegian meal between concerts. The children’s concert and story telling event (adults invited as well) begins at 3:00, with the craft project beginning at 4:00. The delicious Norwegian meal will be served at 5:00 pm, with the evening performance for both children and adults at 6:00 pm. Please RSVP by April 22 by calling 701-263-4788 or email deb@metigosheministries.com. A free will offering will be collected, with the proceeds divided between the performers and Ensure the Adventure building project.

Cranberry Orange Cookies

These delicious cookies make a wonderful addition to any holiday dessert spread, both with their beautiful color and their sweet-tart flavor.

Cranberry Orange Cookies
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
½ cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
Zest of 1 orange
1 egg
2 tbsp fresh orange juice
2 ½ cups flour
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
2 cups fresh cranberries*, chopped (I do this in the food processor)

Cream together butter, sugars, and orange zest until smooth. Beat in the egg, followed by the orange juice, scraping the bowl well between additions. Mix in flour, baking soda, and salt just until the flour disappears, then stir in chopped cranberries until the dough is all the same shade of pink. Chill for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 375⁰. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls on a cookie sheet lined with parchment and bake for 10-12 minutes, until the edges are golden.

*Be sure to use fresh cranberries for this recipe, not craisins. Fresh cranberries usually show up in the produce section in October and last through December, but freeze well if you want to make this recipe all year long.

More Quilts to View

Quilts for our upcoming Quilt Auction are on our blog to view. Make sure you check back often, or subscribe to our blog, to keep up on all the beautiful quilts being donated. Remember the Quilt Auction–June 23, 2018 at 10 a.m. Click Here to go directly to the Quilt Auction Blog.

Amazon Chocolate Cake

This has become my go-to chocolate cake in recent years. It’s simple, chocolatey, and happens to be vegan (although you wouldn’t guess it) if you’re looking for a new treat for the dairy- or egg-free people in your life.

Amazon Chocolate Cake

From Food52.com

1 ½ cup flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup sugar
½ tsp salt
5 tbsp neutral oil (vegetable or canola)
1 cup cold water (you can substitute some or all of this with cold strong coffee)
1 ½ tsp vanilla
1 tbsp cider or white vinegar

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. In another bowl, whisk together the water, oil, vanilla, and vinegar.

Whisk together the wet and dry mixtures until smooth. Pour into a greased 9 inch round cake pan and tap the edge of the pan on the counter a few times to pop any air bubbles in the batter. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center.

Cool before removing from the pan. Serve with a dusting of powdered sugar, a scoop of ice cream, or frost with your favorite frosting.

Quilts are Arriving!

The beautiful quilts are beginning to arrive for our annual Quilt Auction which will be held on June 23 at 10:00 am. Quilts submitted to the office before June 1 will be pictured on our blog, so stay tuned to view all of the amazing quilts. Make sure you save the date for the Quilt Auction. We appreciate all of your support!

Cheddar Bay Biscuits

These biscuits are better than the restaurant version, and you don’t even need to leave your house for them!

Cheddar Bay Biscuits

2 cups flour
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
2 tsp garlic powder
½ tsp kosher salt
¼ tsp paprika
1 cup buttermilk, room temp
½ cup unsalted butter, melted
1 ½ cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
2-4 chopped green onions (optional)
2 tbsp butter (for brushing on top)

Preheat oven to 450°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients. In a large glass measuring cup, whisk together buttermilk and butter. Pour over dry ingredients and stir together just until moistened. Fold in the cheese and green onions.

Scoop the dough into equal-sized portions onto the baking sheet (you can use anything from a cookie scoop to a ¼ cup measuring cup, depending on the size of biscuits that you want). Bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown. As soon as the biscuits come out of the oven, brush them with the remaining butter.

New Recipe Now On Blog

Here is a recipe that you can use for a large crowd or to make for yourself and have leftovers. Roasted Pork Shoulder makes a great evening meal or can also be used for sandwiches…versatile and delicious. Click Here to go to the recipe so you can try it out for yourself.

Roasted Pork Shoulder

Roasted Pork Shoulder

Slow and steady is the way to go when cooking hard-working cuts of meat like pork shoulder. When buying pork for slow cooking, go for a pork shoulder (also sold as a pork butt or Boston butt) with a layer of fat on one side, which will keep the meat moist and flavorful over hours of cooking.

1 pork shoulder, 6-8 pounds
3 Tbsp. white sugar
3 Tbsp. kosher salt
1 Tbsp. ground black pepper

The day before you want to cook the pork, stir together sugar, salt, and pepper and rub over the entire surface of the pork shoulder. Place the shoulder, uncovered and on a baking pan with a 2 inch rim, back in the fridge overnight. Don’t skip this step—it helps the meat stay moister and more flavorful.

The next day, bake the pork in a 250°F oven for 6-8 hours. Check the meat every hour or so to make sure that the outside doesn’t go past deep golden brown to burnt. If it begins to get too dark, loosely cover the meat with foil for the rest of the roasting time. For the last several hours, check the meat occasionally with a paring knife. When the knife goes through the meat without much resistance, the pork shoulder is done.

Remove from the oven, cover with foil if not already covered, and let the meat rest for 20 minutes (this helps the meat stay juicier once you cut into it). Slice, shred, or pull the pork, making sure to include some of the crispy caramelized surface.

This pork freezes and reheats nicely, so it works well to prepare it several days before you need it and then reheat it with some of its juices. I like to serve it as pork roast, mixed with sauce for barbecue pork sandwiches, or with a green chili sauce for pork burritos.

Welcome, Katie Edgar!

After an in-depth search process, we are excited to share our new Program Director! Please help us welcome Katie Edgar to our Year-Round staff!

Logan will be concluding his time with us in February, and we wish him the best as he  starts a new adventure in South Dakota.

Katie will start part time the week of January 28. She is finishing her schooling at UND and will graduate in May. She looks forward to serving camp in new ways. Katie was a long time camper and served on summer staff for four years. WELCOME KATIE!!