Workcamp Ministry will offer seven weeks of virtual workcamps

By Hannah Shultz

The Workcamp office is excited to announce that we will be holding seven weeks of virtual workcamps this summer! Virtual workcamps will be held from 4-5 p.m. (Eastern time) every Monday from June 22 to Aug. 3. Each week will focus on one of the daily themes from our workcamp devotional book. Participants will hear a short reflection from one of our awesome workcamp directors, engage in small and large group discussions, and play some fun games with us!

Here is the schedule of our weekly themes and leaders:

June 22: Deanna Beckner on the theme “Voices for Peace”

June 29: Marie Benner-Rhoades and Jenna Walmer on the theme “Identifying Injustice”

July 6: Ben Bear on the theme “Receiving the Call”

July 13: Marissa Witkovsky-Eldred on the theme “Bringing Your Voice”

July 20: Walt Wiltschek on the theme “Building the Body”

July 27: Eric Landram on the theme “Singing in Harmony”

Aug. 3: Lori Walmer on the theme “Going Out with Joy”

Each week, participants who registered for 2020 workcamps will receive a Zoom link via email to join these gatherings.

If someone who was not registered for workcamps would like to join the Zoom calls, they can be in touch with the workcamp office at cobworkcamps@brethren.org for the link and to receive an electronic version of the devotional book that will be followed in the sessions.

We will record the director’s reflection and post it on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CoBWorkcamps ) so that participants who can’t join the call can watch later.

Participants also have been sent a link to an electronic copy of our workcamp participant devotional book. This book includes daily themes and scriptures, reflection questions, and some fun activities. Participants are encouraged to use this resource and follow along as they join our Zoom sessions and learn how to be a voice for peace in their communities!

— Hannah Shultz is coordinator of short-term service for Brethren Volunteer Service and heads up the Workcamp Ministry.