Smoky Mountain Resort Ministries celebrated a worship service at Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort for the blessing of our equipment for the Snow Sports Center and Ski Patrol. It was a wonderful moment of fellowship and of revealing God-with-us at the start of our season!



Christmas is about surprise.

Christmas is about beauty.


Angels appeared to shepherds

And surprised them with beautiful light

And with a great announcement.


May we know Emmanuel,

“God with us” this Christmas.


New seasons are about surprise.

Fresh snow is about beauty.


We gather with friends for creative work.

Relationships are renewed with fresh energy.

Angels appear in our midst.


May God be with us and bless us as we join together.


And we bring out all our “good stuff”.


May God join with us and use this, our equipment,

skis and snowboards and boots and clothing and technical gear and safety equipment and teaching tools and all our “good stuff”

for the good of others and ourselves. 


And now, Lord,

Blessings upon this mountain and all of Ober Gatlinburg,

its peoples, slopes, and guests.

Blessings upon this our “good stuff”.

Blessings upon us all.