Thursday, May 10, 2012

EYMC Matching Grant

Wonderful news! An Anonymous Donor has contacted EYMC with the offer to contribute up to $5,000 in matching funds.

Any individual who donates to EYMC between now and July 15th will have their donation matched up to $5,000. If you donate $50, EYMC will actually receive $100.

We are beyond excited to have received this gift. The donor has stated that she wants to support EYMC because, “Camp gives confidence and community to youth who need just that.”

If you would like to be involved in supporting this amazing ministry and have your gift be doubled, please send your tax-deductible donation before July 15th to:
c/o Sheila Foster
St John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church
2175 First Street
White Bear Lake, MN 55110

Sunday, August 14, 2011


All of the pictures I have are now up on the Picasa photo album.
- J

Friday, August 12, 2011

Last free time has started.
Everyone has been practicing hard and it sounds great.
This afternoon we will be having a combined choir practice where all the groups that were practicing independently finally come together and we get to hear the full sound. Then we get into the doing a final rehearsal of the musical and figure out the technical things. Some time it is a little crazy trying to get everyone in their places ready for what comes next. But it is all worth it.


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Thursday, August 11, 2011


There have been some technical difficulties with the photo albums.
We are working on making space for the 2011 photos... More to come.
The blog will be updated when things are back to normal and the new pictures are up.

UPDATE 10pm Thursday: The pictures are back and new ones added.

Something Silent

Dinner costume creativity for Something Silent:
  • FOBBY time
  • Clouds
  • Darkness
  • A mouse
  • A person with a mute button
  • Silent letters: e, k
  • a rest (music notation)
  • Dandruff
  • Ninja
  • Dementors
  • Love


The sun is a little brighter and the wind a little calmer.

It's the day of silence and listening at camp, and we celebrate this theme by throwing an awesomely ironic dance party beside the Camp Heartland stage. While dancing isn't had by all, everyone participates in of many activities; like cards, football, or just socializing.

When the whole camp is a little sweaty and a tad bug-bitten, we make our way to our communal campfire to celebrate listening and the sanctity of silence through a rousing version of "Lord of the Dance".

Camp is brimming with inspirational messages, especially on this Wednesday where we celebrate with the sanctity of God both silence and raucous rejoicing.

To each his or her own.

- Andy