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Basically, any meeting which would constitute a gathering of ten or more has been canceled. The following is a list of future events (as of this writing) to which our office is aware.
April 17: Camp Developer's Banquet (Kasson)
April 20-21: Northern Fellowship Meetings (Sauk Centre)
April 25: Southern Ladies' Spring Rally (Brownsdale)
BASS LAKE CAMPING NEWS
Many have wondered whether or not we will have camp this summer. Right now, no one knows for sure. We are planning on camps going as scheduled unless we hear otherwise. If we are prohibited from having camp for health reasons, we are prepared with a couple of contingency plans. A ten minute video has been posted on the camp's Facebook page describing how we stand as of April.
EARLY BIRD BONUS:
The early registration discount has been moved back to MAY 15
. This will allow families more time to assess the current economic impact before committing to camp this summer. Our website registration will reflect this change. This change has also been announced to all our former campers through a mailing which went out in early April.
As with many of our churches, the pandemic has impacted our finances. We lost our Developer's Banquet which will minimize what we can do for developer projects. I anticipate our general fund may take a hit as families take employment furloughs and churches have reduced income due to not meeting regularly. Our building fund has trickled a bit too. If you can help us with any of these funds, your gift can have a significant impact during this time of need.
WORK WEEKEND (May 15-16):
Hopefully the current ban on public gatherings will be lifted soon and we can all gather outside. There is so much to do at camp. Can you help us? We are looking forward to a weekend where many friends of the camp can help us get the camp ready for the summer. We need all age groups as there is a job for everyone. Lawn work, chainsaw work, planting of flowers/trees, cleaning buildings, painting, general repairs, mechanical work plus much, much more will be on the job detail. Many Christian hands working together produced a blessed work! Come
BOY'S CABIN #2 UPDATE:
The committee responsible for this project is seeking to hold the cost at $35k. We are still in need of $7.5k to reach that goal. Currently, we are taking bids on the project. The former building was taken down in early April. We plan to begin the new construction very soon.
MEMORIAL DAY (May 25):
Join us for an afternoon of remembering those who have given their all for the freedoms we enjoy. We will begin with an 11:45 flag-raising followed by a noon cookout meal by the camp. Around 1:00 a service with guest speaker Pastor Riley Brown (Albert Lea, Faith Baptist) will be held. Cost for the event is $10 per person (or $40 family maximum) if registered by May 15.
Be sure to follow us on Facebook
. The camp has a business page
and a public group page
whereby you can share your thoughts on the camping ministry. The Facebook feeds allow you to be informed of camp events on a regular basis. You will see pictures of building progress, our needs, deadline alerts and other useful information.
The 2020 camp schedule is at the end of this newsletter. Check out the camp's WEBSITE for more information.
MARBC FINANCIAL REPORT (as of 4/15/20)
General Fund: $7,956.44
Burden Bearers: $1,703.98
Northern Fellowship: $1,454.26
Church Planting: $32,049.42
STATE CALENDAR & FRIAR UPCOMING SCHEDULE
APRIL 19: Fairmont, Fairmont Baptist - Canceled
APRIL 26: Kasson, First Baptist - Canceed
MAY 3: Faribault, First Baptist - Canceled
MAY 5: Blaine, Council of Seven Meeting (10:00 a.m.)
MAY 5: Zoom Web Conference, Camp Board Meeting (6:45 p.m.)
MAY 10: Duluth, Heritage Baptist
MAY 15-16: Work Weekend, Bass Lake Camp
MAY 17: Wadena, Southbrook Baptist
MAY 24: Albert Lea, Faith Baptist
MAY 25: Memorial Day Rally, Bass Lake Camp
MAY 31: Marshall, First Baptist
JUNE 7: OPEN
JUNE 8-13: Teen Staff Training, Bass Lake Camp
JUNE 14: Rochester, Calvary Baptist
JUNE 21: OPEN
SEPT. 21-23: MARBC Annual Meeting, Rochester, Calvary Baptist
Logan Friess from Calvary Baptist in Rochester