On Sunday 28 April St. Mark’s in Barriefield asked Carol Fitzpatrick to come and speak about her ministry with children, the importance of summer camp, and what it might mean in their lives. The hope was that she might remind us of its importance, and instill in our community a desire to support the camp, and send young people to summer camp to experience its riches for themselves. Having not heard her speak before, we were not certain what we would receive.
We were well fed. Well fed indeed.
Carol spoke warmly, carefully and engagingly about her ministry with young people at Camp Hyanto. She shared with us stories of the children’s discovery that this God whom we speak about, learn about and wonder about can be known – and experienced – through the care of those who seek to act in His name. She connected deeply with the Gospel read in church that morning, and allowed what we heard to come alive in her message. It was a rich, powerful and engaging conversation: one which St. Mark’s was deeply blessed to participate in.
If you haven’t had her speak in your community, you might well consider asking her to join you. You would be well fed indeed.
May God richly bless Carol, her staff, and their ministry with young people this summer, as they seek to allow God’s message of love in Jesus Christ to be apparent and experienced by those involved with Camp Hyanto. As a diocese, we are deeply blessed to have her lead this ministry.
Fr. Haynes Q. Hubbard
Rector, St. Mark’s Anglican Church
256 Main St. Barriefield, Ontario
613 546 3386
We are looking forward to the camping season of 2013!!
The wait is over so please check out the new registration system by clicking here to go to our Camp Hyanto section of the site. The yellow button to register is right in the middle of the page and you can find out lots more about our camp, and how great it is. Please let us know if you have any problems registering.
Swimming and summer games are not that far away!!
Pamphlets are in the process of being printed and they will be mailed out as soon as possible in March. Feel free to call me with any questions regarding the 2013 camping schedule at 613-544-4774, Ext. 122. I would be happy to answer any and all questions. Thank you and I hope to speak with you soon.