INFORMATION REGARDING 2020 SUMMER CAMPS
Memo To: Mid-States Moravian Congregations (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio)
From: Mid-States Youth Ministries Committee
Western District Executive Board
Eastern District Executive Board
Re: 2020 Mid-States Camping Season
Friends and Partners in Ministry:
It is with a heavy heart, yet with hope in our Risen Christ, that we communicate the following announcement. The Mid-States Youth Ministries Committee, in consultation with the Western District Executive Board and the Eastern District Executive Board, have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 mid-states camps (Tar Hollow, Illiana, and Bethany) due to the inherent implications of the current pandemic upon the camping environment. This was not a decision easily made and comes after multiple online meetings with other Moravian camping programs across both the Northern and Southern Province. We would like to express our gratitude to the countless volunteers who annually support our camping programs and the campers themselves, who make each camp the wonderful experience of faith and kinship that it is. Although we will grieve the loss of this year’s camping program, we are already looking forward to next time we can gather in the spirit of faith, united in song, warmed by the campfires, and united in our love for Jesus Christ.
In the meantime, let us be united in prayer now for those who have been affected by this pandemic – for lives lost and for lives dedicated to courageously caring for those many suffering from COVID-19.
Grace and peace,
Amy Keller - Mid-States Youth Ministries Committee
Bruce Nelson - Western District Executive Board
David Bennett - Eastern District Executive Board
The goal of MSYMC is to ensure that the youth and young adults of the Mid-States Moravian churches (which include Ohio, lower Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois) are able to participate in interchurch activities and further their relationships with Christ. We strive to provide appropriate, safe, and challenging programs for participants of all ages.
Through our organization, young Moravians (and their friends) in our region are able to participate in various events throughout the year.
Click to see the events' pages above for more details and any additional forms, as are available!
THANK YOU TO THE WESTERN DISTRICT CEC, OMMC, MID-STATES MORAVIAN WOMEN AND THE LARGER LIFE FOUNDATION FOR MONETARILY SUPPORTING OUR CAMPS TO KEEP THE COSTS TO OUR CAMPERS LOWER.
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