A few additional donations and pledges have been received. As of April 13th, donations and pledges now total $4,200, still leaving us critically short of the $25,000 goal.
I strongly encourage you to seriously consider giving a generous contribution no later than May 18th to help assure the youth and adult camping ministries planned for this summer at Manitou will not have to be cancelled. If you would like to give a donation but will not be able to until after May 18th, or would like to make a pledge, please let me know.
Park of the Pines, Community of Christ campground, located on Lake Charlevoix, near Boyne City, MI, seeks a year round resident manager. Must have a good mechanical aptitude, good people skills, and handyman skills, (basic carpentry, electrical. mechanical, and plumbing work).
Experience with machinery, (tractor, mower, snow removal), highly desirable. Responsibilities include camp inspections, daily operations, building and property maintenance, mowing, computer record keeping, serving as camp liaison, doing pre and post-camp inspections, maintaining kitchen supplies and other general duties. Able to promote additional use of the campground highly desirable. Housing, utilities and monthly stipend provided.
Temple School SL101- $22.00
Introduction to Caring Ministries
Where: Capital Area Congregation - 1514 W. Miller Road, Lansing, MI 48911
When: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 6-8:30 pm
Facilitator: Lorraine Mogg
Temple School AM-200 - $22.00
Aaronic Ministers: Ministry of Presence
Where: 7078 Houghton Drive, Davison MI, 48423
When: April 27, May 4 & 18, 3-6:30 pm
Facilitator: Brenda Danielson
Kids are welcome!
Temple School SS101 - $22.00
Introduction to Understanding Scripture
Where: Onaway Congregation - 300 Michigan Ave, Onaway, MI 49765
When: April 28, 4-7 pm; May 4, 1-5 pm; May 6, 4-7 pm
Facilitators: Wendy Brooks and Gary Villeneuve
Financial Crisis Update #1 (April 7, 2014):
No additional donations or pledges have been received since March 30. As of April 6th, donations and pledges remain at $3,100, leaving us far short of our goal of $25,000.
I strongly encourage you to seriously consider giving a generous contribution no later than May 18th to help assure the youth and adult camping ministries planned for this summer at Manitou will not have to be cancelled.
Camp Manitou is faced with a financial crisis. The severity of the crisis is such that Manitou will not be able to continue operations during 2014 unless it is reduced or eliminated. To eliminate the crisis, $25,000 in donations is needed by May 18th. Partial operation may be possible for part of the year if donations are less than $25,000. The actual amount of donations would determine how long the campground could be kept open. Receipt of the full $25,000 would keep the campground open this year. Income during January through May of each year is minimal due to low campground usage. Manitou depends on income support from Congregations and the Mission Center during these months as well as cash reserves. Cash reserves at this time are inadequate, and part of the $25,000 would be used to replenish the cash reserves.
The attached document provides additional information regarding the financial crisis.
Donations and pledges of $3,100 have all ready been received. Each Manitou Board Member is making a donation.
Donations are needed by May 18th to allow time for the Camp Manitou Management Board to make a decision regarding continued operation for 2014.
Please seriously consider making a financial donation to Camp Manitou by May 18th. Pledges are also welcome with receipt of the pledged amount by May 31, 2014. Donations may be sent to Manitou Board Treasurer, Robert Bonhomme, 6725 Keystone St, Portage MI 49024-3426. Please make checks out to "Community of Christ – Camp Manitou".
Gary Wiltse, President
Camp Manitou Management Board
There will be a Child Protection Core Training class held in Midland on May 14, 2014. Please see details below.
Date: May 14th
Time: 6:00 pm
Where: Gladwin congregation
Who: anyone who wants to be staff at youth camps and/or events, all priesthood and ordinands