Camp Noel Porter Update

Camp Noel Porter Update

Dear Friends in Christ,

After a lengthy process of discernment stretching back years, in December 2018 the Board of Trustees authorized the listing of Camp Noel Porter property for sale. We have accepted an offer from a Christian organization whose stated purpose is to use the property for long term ministry/camps and God’s purpose. The Outdoor Chapel will remain in use and well cared for by this faithful organization.

Previous offers and negotiations did not result in assurances the property would continue to be used as a Christian camp. This sale offers us the opportunity for this property to continue as a Christian camp to the glory of God. The Standing Committee, the Board of Trustees, and Bishop Beisner believe this is the best decision for our diocese at this time.

This is difficult news and causes many of us to grieve the place we have loved so much. Unfortunately, it is not possible for St. Nicholas Church, founded in 1957, to be separated from this offer. The building that has housed St. Nicholas will be transferred as a part of the camp property. We are actively working with the St. Nicholas congregation to live out its mission in a new venue.

Please click here for information on Camp Noel Porter from the 2017 Diocesan Convention.

Please click here for news from the celebration honoring the memory of Camp Noel Porter on September 1, 2018. 

Please click here for a slideshow of the celebration of Camp Noel Porter from September 1, 2018

Please click here for the video on "What's Next for Camp Noel Porter" from September, 2018.

Please join Bishop Beisner, Board of Trustees, and Standing Committee in praying for all who are affected by this change and for God’s good purpose to be accomplished.

O God of unchangeable power and eternal light: Look 
favorably on your whole Church, that wonderful and sacred 
mystery; by the effectual working of your providence, carry 
out in tranquility the plan of salvation; let the whole world 
see and know that things which were cast down are being 
raised up, and things which had grown old are being made 
new, and that all things are being brought to their perfection 
by him through whom all things were made, your Son Jesus 
Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity 
of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. (BCP, p. 515)

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