ECCC’s mission is to sustain and enhance the ministry of all camps and conference centers of the Episcopal Church, by nurturing professional growth, developing current and future leaders; fostering excellence at member centers, strengthening support among leaders of centers, and advocating widely for camp and retreat ministry.
God of the Universe, at the dawn of creation, your Spirit breathed on the waters, making them the wellspring of all holiness. You created the oceans and rivers, and all that dwell within them, and at your word the wind and the waves were born.
The seasons follow your plan, and the tides rise and fall on your command. In both calm and storm, you are with us.
On the Sea of Galilee, even when the disciples began to fear, Jesus showed that he was Lord over the waters by rebuking the storms, so that all would know that even the wind and the waves obey him.
Creator God, we ask you to calm the wind and the waves of the approaching hurricane, and spare those in its path from harm. Help those who are in its way to reach safety. Open our hearts in generosity to all who need help in the coming days.
In all things and in all times, help us to remember that even when life seems dark and stormy, you are in the boat with us, guiding us to safety.
For green-leaning individuals, groups and politicians, the need to represent communities that are most vulnerable to environmental problems is nothing less than a moral imperative. But it also represents an opportunity: an opportunity to engage those who are most committed to finding environmental solutions. And an opportunity to build a more just and inclusive environmentalism that looks as much like Flint, Michigan as it does like the glittering shores of Lake Michigan.
Gaining donors through your website can be difficult if you’re not using a strategy and incorporating specific elements. This doesn’t mean you’re tricking anyone into donating, but rather you’re showing them why donating to your organization is beneficial. You need to look at things from the user’s point of view and anticipate their needs.
If your Facebook algorithm is anything like mine, you may have seen this sweet (as in precious moreso than rad) print floating around. I can so imagine it hanging in staff housing, or would love to see a postcard size for sending mid-year messages to campers.