The folks on Team Blue, the Nature Lovers, want to do more than save the environment for theoretical reasons. They want to save it because of their passion for being in nature. Camping. Hiking. Bike rides. Backpacking. Mountain-climbing. Trail running. Stream or park clean-up. Birdwatching. Nature photography. Fishing and hunting. Some Blue Team goals include:
- Helping FBC members to experience God’s awesome and majestic creation through events and activities in nature. “O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth!” (Psalm 8:1)
- Providing a variety of events and activities so that all FBC members, regardless of experience, fitness, and gear, can find an event/activity they can access and enjoy.
- Sharing our experiences in God’s creation with the whole congregation (through photo, videos, storytelling, etc.)
In 2020, Team Blue did a low-mileage, low-key nature hike at the KU field station near Lawrence, and a couple of preparatory hikes for a Colorado Pike’s Peak hike, then the Pike’s Peak hike itself. They also traveled to Wisconsin for an ultra trail run on the Ice Age Trail—2 in that group ran 50 miles, and others ran shorter distances along the way with them. (A number of other events were canceled due to the pandemic lockdown.)
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