Dear Friends of Agapé † Kure Beach Ministries,
The health and safety of our guests is one of our major goals as an organization. We continue to put procedures in place to protect guests from the spread of the virus at our sites. Extra cleaning measures are in place, encouraged hand washing, and safe social distancing, and safely prepared and distributed meals are practiced at camp. We are monitoring this fluid situation and will release updated information on our web site and on our face book page concerning coming events. We ask that all guests and staff consistently monitor their personal health.
We are adhering to the current guidelines for 2.5 phase of regathering established by our Governor. In other words, we are open to hosting small groups of 25 or less for indoor space and 50 or less for outside gatherings at both Camp Agapé and at the Kure Beach Faith Center. At Agapé we continue to provide social distance hiking on our 12 miles of trails. Come to camp for a walk in the woods. Our campground is open for group use and we offer reserved guided nature excursions (with our naturalist) at a fee.
Currently we have three scheduled events we are hosting this fall. Oct. 17 is our work day using social distancing for projects. Nov. 20 to Nov. 30 our 5K event will take place virtually wherever you are across the country. On Dec 11 & 12 we are going to do our O’ Holy Night Christmas pageant and celebration on the site at Camp Agapé. The event will take a new and different approach to re-telling the greatest story ever told.
We pray for the health and safety of all in our churches, communities, country and the people of God globally. “Fear not little flock” Luke 12:32
Your Servant in Christ,
Randy Youngquist-Thurow, Deacon
Executive Director, CCD
Prayer: As together in community we face a time when we need perspective.
For a pandemic
May we who are merely inconvenienced
Remember those whose lives are at stake.
May we who have no risk factors
Remember those most vulnerable.
May we who have the luxury
of working from home
Remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent.
May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close
Remember those who have no options.
May we who have to cancel our trips
Remember those who have no safe place to go.
May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market
Remember those who have no margin at all.
May we who settle in for a quarantine at home
Remember those who have no home.
As fear grips our country,
Let us choose love.
During this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other, let us yet find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbors. Amen. -- Cameron Bellm
Help us bring 100 kids in need to a week of faith-based residential camp.
Through the “Reach 100” challenge, A†KB hopes to assist campers in financial need as well as provide each child with a positive and lasting impression of their value as a child of God.