Engagement News

Mt. Morris is Looking for Volunteers!

As we begin to see 2020 in our rearview mirror and move cautiously forward into 2021, the Moravian Church is witnessing the return of activities within its ministries.  One of which is the plan for in-person camps at Mt. Morris Camp & Retreat Center in the Western District.  In partnership with Director Dan Scharnhorst and the staff of Mt. Morris, the Board of World Mission is sponsoring a work camp during the dates of June 11-20, 2021.   Tasks that Dan has identified to prepare the campgrounds include:

-staining cabins

-staining the newly built playset

-replacing the backdoors of cabins

-refinishing cabin windows

-painting in Sandhill Center

-repairing Black Oak Lodge wooden ramp

-trail clearing

-raking/mowing/trimming/weed pulling

-replacing fascia around Arrowhead (dependent upon $4000 in funds for the repair)

In order to accomplish these tasks, the BWM is seeking volunteers to be part of this effort as the camp facility is prepared to receive young people and adults for the faith and life-enriching experiences that are offered in that setting.  The BWM will be covering the expenses for meals and cabin lodging for the dates that a volunteer can commit to assisting with.

As a volunteer, we ask you to:

-provide your own bedding & towels for cabin lodging

-bring along work gloves & safety goggles

-bring clothing appropriate for painting, staining, and outdoor tasks

***An Important Note: All volunteers will follow the Covid safety protocol established and followed by the Center for Disease Control, Mt. Morris Camp & Retreat Center, the BWM, and the Western District Camping Committee.  This will include wearing masks when inside buildings with other people not related to or known by the volunteer.  Individuals who are known by or related to each other will share lodging space.

If you are able to join the volunteer team to prepare the camp for the upcoming season, please contact BWM Director of Mission Service, Jill Kolodziej by May 28 at [email protected] or 920.256.9472 to reserve your space.