Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, was shot seven times in the back by police in Kenosha, Wis. and since then demonstrations have engulfed the city. Wisconsin President Mike Edge in a video statement called for prayer for Jacob Blake and Kenosha residents.
"Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; Not as the world gives do I give you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither it be afraid. John 14:27
(NKJV) In the most violent of storms, Jesus promises to give us peace. My prayer is that today, and in the days to come, you will experience that peace that Jesus so freely offers to each of us."
Like many other events and activities, most summer camps have not been able to escape the effects of the pandemic. As the novel coronavirus ravaged the country earlier this year, many Adventist summer camps held out for as long as they could before making the dreaded decision; that there would be no traditional summer camp this year.
However, instead of forfeiting their summer altogether and losing an opportunity to mentor the youth in their communities, Youth leaders around the Lake Union began planning creative ways to host virtual or mobile camp programs. Summer youth ministry is too important to quit,” says Lake Union Youth Director, Ron Whitehead. So, we adapt. All for His glory.”
Epic Church opened an Urban Center of Influence (UCI) on Monday, July 27 in the Wicker Park Bucktown suburb of Chicago. At the core of the new center, is the Epic Art House, which is an art and cultural center offering art classes, as well as exhibition space for local artists.
Since opening, the center has hosted the two of four week long summer camp sessions and is currently finishing its third week. During these initial weeks, the Art House staff has focused on getting to know the newcomers and establishing relationships with them.