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Celebrating Interim Executive Director Holly Blacker of Camp Wightman

Please let us know you are attending by emailing campwightman@outlook.com. If you are unable to attend, but would like to send a card, please mail it to Camp Wightman, 207 Coal Pit Hill Road, Griswold, CT 06351, or email a note to campwightman@outlook.com Donations: In lieu of gifts, Holly has asked that donations be made to Camp Wightman to fund a badly needed truck to plow the Camp roads! Donations can be made at https://www.campwightman.org/donate.html or checks can be mailed to Camp Wightman, 207 Coal Pit Hill Road, Griswold, CT 06351. The Board of Directors of Camp Wightman would like to announce the retirement of Holly Blacker, Interim Executive Director of Camp Wightman. Over the past four years, Holly has passionately guided Camp Wightman through transition. She tackled many challenges, including the unforeseen disruption in business operations due to Covid-19. Despite some rocky days, Holly persevered. Her enthusiasm for Camp has been magnetic, creating a revived energy by drawing in many new and returning volunteers and new resources. In her tenure, Camp Wightman secured funds from generous donors to revitalize the Reynolds and Cathcart Retreat Centers, and the Executive Residence. Holly has also created new opportunities for families to enjoy retreats throughout the year. As many of you likely know, Holly’s love and passion for Camp started at a very young age as a Camper! She served on Staff in her teens and has been a dedicated volunteer ever since, honoring her mother’s legacy – Joyce Blacker, a lifelong volunteer in whose memory the Chapel is named. “It has been my pleasure to serve Camp as the Interim Executive Director over the last several years. It has been wonderful reconnecting and building new relationships with so many who also love Camp. The most recent highlight was being able to bring kids back to Camp this past summer! I will miss serving Camp in this role, and I will be back to volunteer soon!” Holly Camp Wightman has been blessed with Holly’s leadership. The board is truly excited for Holly as she enters into a new chapter in life, and we look forward to celebrating her service.

Rest, Reflect and Be: Inaugural Pastoral Retreat, October 4th-6th, Camp Wightman -Register NOW!

Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from Him. (Psalm 62:1)

Rev. Riggs has been hard at work preparing for the Inaugural Pastors’ Retreat and REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!This will be a two-day event held in-person at Camp Wightman beginning October 4th through October 6th.Please note SPACE IS LIMITED and COVID guidelines will be followed.

The cost to attend the full retreat is $20. For retreat commuters and/or one day attendees, the cost is $10. Please remit payment at time of registration. [Note Pastoral Retreat in the Special Projects/Mission Line]
What should you expect? It will be a time to rest, reflect and be. Rev. Riggs has asked the Reverend Tom Carr to come and be available for Spiritual Direction. Individuals will be able to sign up with him and have one on one time in spiritual direction. He’s also asked the Reverend Dr. Micheal Christy to be our morning plenary and evening vespers speaker to help us start and end our day together. Other than that, eating, sleeping, and fellowship are the order of the day.

We genuinely hope you will join Rev. Riggs and some of your ABCCONN colleagues at Camp Wightman for a time of refreshing.

In order to provide a great experience, no refunds or exchanges will offered. All registrations are final.

Catch the Replay! 197th Annual Gathering Highlights and Survey

 

WATCH IT AGAIN! 

The full, downloadable recording of the 197th Annual Gathering is available here using access code GATH3RING!
The Annual Gathering Committee would like to extend its sincere gratitude for each of you for your presence and participation. The committee sends special thanks to Union Baptist Hartford and Pastor Beauford for graciously hosting us, the remarkably talented tech team for ensuring those #athome were “in the room”, the harmonious sounds of Pastor Bob Beckwith, Immediate Past- President Sue Honeychurch,  all of the board officers,  [newly installed] pastors, ministers, guest presenters/preachers, ABCCONN partners, volunteers and again attendees for making Saturday possible. The Committee applauds Executive Minister Rev. Riggs for his continued leadership and office manager Jasmine Hernandez for the endless support. The appreciation is extended to quite literally everyone. 
We’d love to hear from you! To that end, we invite you to participate in our brief survey which will be accepting responses until October 12th.