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Virtual Choir for Pentecost

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We're planning to have a virtual choir for Pentecost Sunday and we need YOU!

All the details can be found at the link below:

https://www.stmatthiasonline.org/diocesan-virtual-choir.htm…

We know we have lots of talented musicians in the diocese, and we'd love to have as many parishes represented as possible.

(Note: the photo is shamelessly stolen from the virtual choir from Zion Episcopal Church, Oconomowoc singing Jesus Christ is Risen Today for Easter Sunday. If you haven't seen that, I highly recommend it.

Posted by Sara Bitner

Bishop Miller and other faith leaders appear on WUWM's Lake Effect

Bishop Miller will be on WUWM's Lake Effect this morning along with Pardeep Kaleka (Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee), Ahmed Quereshi (Islamic Society of Milwaukee), and Rabbi Hannah Wallick (Milwaukee Jewish Federation) to discuss how they are all encouraging social, not spiritual, distancing.

It airs today at 10 am, and their segment is slated to be first, just after the news update.
Posted by Sara Bitner

Camp Webb Announcement

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April 22, 2020

Dear friends in Christ,

It is with heavy hearts that we write to inform you of our decision to cancel Camp Webb for summer 2020. In consultation with Lutherdale Bible Camp, we have decided that it is best to encourage families to stay at home and stay safe until the COVID-19 pandemic is under control.

Should Lutherdale proceed with their camping sessions this summer (which we believe to be highly unlikely), they will have to institute social distancing, masks, and gloves, and will keep groups to a limit of 5 and under. They are still determining if this is possible. In our case, we are housed in a much smaller and intimate space with less availability to spread out and keep our campers and staff safe. More importantly, we believe the necessary precautions would severely undermine the program and experience we want to offer.

At this time, we are considering the possibility of offering camp virtually. The Rev. Elizabeth Tester, Camp Webb Director, will be researching ways that we might connect and stay in touch this summer through virtual means in addition to other avenues of participation. Please stay tuned.

In the meantime, if you have paid towards your camping fee this summer, you may request a refund by contacting Canon Kevin Huddleston, Interim Canon for Finance at .  Alternatively, you might wish to consider designating any fees paid a donation to the Camp Webb Scholarship Fund, which helps campers from economically challenged families attend camp.

While we will not gather in person this summer, we continue to be connected through the Holy Spirit and in our Episcopal identity. We would invite you to sing camp songs and play camp games in the safety of your own homes and with the understanding that this too shall pass, and, when it does, we will come together again to celebrate at Camp Webb.

God’s blessing and peace be with each of you.

The Rt. Rev. Steven Andrew Miller, Bishop

The Rev. Elizabeth Tester, Camp Webb Director       

 

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