Episcopal Diocese of Utah
June Newsletter: Second Edition
June 18, 2021
Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
(June 20)
Liturgical color is Green

People of the Diocese,

I hope you're staying cool this summer! Check with your local churches for the latest on church offerings.

This Saturday, we observe Juneteenth, a holiday celebrating the emancipation of African-American slaves. Earlier this week, Bishop Scott B. Hayashi declared that the Diocese of Utah Office would be closed on Friday, June 18th in observation of this important holiday. To learn more about Juneteenth, click HERE.

Additionally, we would like to hear from you about how your congregation is adapting to these unconventional times. Please continue sending any relevant resources or stories to Nick Cockrell at ncockrell@episcopal-ut.org

Bishop Search Updates
This is another in a series of communications from the Nominating/Search Committee. The articles are designed to inform and educate the Diocese about the search process. This is from committee member Mike Mitchell (St. Luke's, Park City)

  • Front Row, from Left to Right: The Rev. Kathalin Walker, St. David’s, Page, AZ | Mary McEntire, St. Luke’s, Park City, UT | Rhonda Dossett, St. Paul’s, Salt Lake, UT
  • Back Row, from Left to Right: Mike Mitchell, St. James, Midvale, UT | Atem Aleu, All Saints Salt Lake, UT | Rick Stevenson, St. Stephen’s, West Valley, UT The Rev. Christopher Szarke, St. James, Midvale, UT | The Very Rev. Tyler Doherty, St. Mark’s Cathedral, Salt Lake, UT | The Rev. Michael Carney, St. Elizabeth’s, Whiterocks, UT | William Downes, St. Mark’s Cathedral Salt Lake, UT
                                                                                                                                  
Several hundred members of our Diocese (lay, ordained, staff) told the Nominating/Search Committee what qualities they seek in a bishop and what issues are important to them by taking the Survey and participating in the Focus/Listening groups this spring. Thank you! But what is happening now? All the comments and information gathered is being added to other descriptive information about our Diocese (structure, finances, ministries, history and culture, etc.) to develop a Profile of the Episcopal Diocese of Utah. When finished (and with approval from the Standing Committee) we have a goal of publishing our Profile online during July. This will introduce our Diocese to potential applicants to be our next bishop throughout The Episcopal Church and applications will be open for three weeks. Stay tuned: we will let you know when and where you can read the Profile (and hopefully suggest that potential applicants you may know look it over and pray to see if this is God’s call to them). Don’t forget to find out more information at our website, utahbishopsearch.org.
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Anglican Lutheran National Worship Conference
Join other Episcopalians this summer for the Lutheran-Anglican National Worship Conference, happening July 6-7 online. Every two years, the NWC gathers worship leaders, musicians, clergy, and interested people from across the country to learn and reflect on the worship life of the church. This year’s theme–Disruption and Grace: Learning Edges in Liminal Times–reflects the many ways Covid-19 has challenged our worship to adapt and grow. We are excited to bring you an engaging group of speakers and workshop leaders to inspire you. Register now at nationalworshipconference.org.



Camp Tuttle Updates


Hello Families & Friends of Camp Tuttle,
Camp season is rapidly approaching, and we are so excited to spend time with you in the mountains! We want to make sure you and your camper have all the information you need to be as comfortable and satisfied as possible this summer. Below is a short description of the camps we are offering this summer. Visit camptuttle.org and click on the registration tab once you’ve decided which camp is right for you. Registrations will need to be completed 10 days prior to each camp session, as we plan to open up registrations for campers who would like to attend a 2nd camp session. High schoolers and graduating seniors (class of 2021) are welcome to register for both the weekend retreat and backpacking trip!

Work Day and Meet the Staff! 
June 26th @ 10 am - 2 pm:
Please join us for the day of working together to get camp ready for our campers and meet the staff! Please bring your own lunch and we will celebrate with cake and ice cream! Work Day Registration: https://eccu.wufoo.com/forms/zghwm1w1s9ckkh/

Beginner Family Camp
July 8th @ 4pm - July 10th @ 2pm:
This camp is designed for new/inexperienced campers in mind. Campers of any and all ages plus their families (at least one adult 18+ required) are welcomed to join us for two nights. Campers will get to share the experience of camp with loved ones nearby, in hopes that in the coming years, they will be prepared to tackle camp by themselves. Each family unit will have their own cabin with meals included. Prices vary by age.

5th/6th Grade Camp
Session I July 11th @ 2pm – July 13th @ 2pm
Session II July 14th @ 2pm – July 16th @ 2pm
Rising 5th and 6th graders will join us for two nights for all the camp classics and favorites, including ropes course, Nuke ‘Em, rock climbing, mountain biking, capture the flag, and hiking. Cabins will operate at 50% and most of our programming will take place outside. When inside and in close proximity, we will practice social distancing and/or mask wearing. At this time, please select only one session for attendance to allow for maximum participation. If your camper would like to attend a 2nd camp please email camptuttle@episcopal-ut.org. We will open up registrations 10 days prior to the camp session, for campers who would like to attend a 2nd session. 

7th/8th Grade Camp
Session I July 19th @ 2pm – July 22nd @ 2pm
Session II July 26th @ 2pm – July 29th @ 2pm
Rising 7th and 8th graders will join us for three nights for all the camp classics and favorites, including ropes course, Nuke ‘Em, rock climbing, mountain biking, capture the flag, and hiking. On the second night, campers will have the option to participate in an overnight backpacking trip! Cabins will operate at 50% and most of our programming will take place outside. When inside and in close proximity, we will practice social distancing and/or mask wearing. At this time, please select only one session for attendance to allow for maximum participation. If your camper would like to attend a 2nd camp please email camptuttle@episcopal-ut.org. We will open up registrations 10 days prior to the camp session, for campers who would like to attend a 2nd session. 

High School Weekend
July 30th @ 4pm – Aug 1st @ Noon
This camp is designed with busy high schoolers in mind! Rising 9th – 12th graders will join us for a weekend at camp to enjoy time with friends and build community. Bring a friend along and show them the wonders of Camp Tuttle! High schoolers are welcome to register for both weekend retreat as well as backpacking. Graduating seniors (class of 2021) are also welcome to join us!! 

High School Backpacking Trip
Aug 2nd @ Noon – Aug 4th @ Noon
If you’ve ever wanted to sleep under the stars at a lake high in the Wasatch Mountains, your chance is finally here! Before our trek we will discuss and learn elements of Leave No Trace and other outdoor survival principles. After we’re packed and ready, we’ll hike into the beautiful peas outside camp. Participants should be prepared to hike around 10 total miles. And if you’re brave enough, you can even take a chilly dip in Lake Lackawaxen! Gear can be provided. Drop-off is at Camp Tuttle and pick-up is at the Lake Lackawaxen trailhead. High schoolers are welcome to register for both weekend retreat as well as backpacking. Graduating seniors (class of 2021) are also welcome to join us!!  Email camptuttle.org for more details.

Family Camp
Aug 13th @ 4pm – Aug 15th @ Noon
This is one of our most popular camps and will fill up quick! Bring your family to spend a weekend in the mountains and get some much-needed rest and relaxation. You are invited to take part in all our scheduled activities, and with our help you may also explore the beautiful mountains surrounding camp. Meals are served at 8am, Noon, and 6pm. Each family has their own cabin. This multigenerational camp is sure to bring joy to the whole family!

Please note that this year we have introduced a new tier pricing system. Each camp has options for three tiered payments. Please select the tier that best suits the financial needs of your family. We don’t want finances to ever stand in the way of a child coming to camp! Email camptuttle.org for further information about the tier payment plan.

Please view this short Camp Tuttle video for more information:
We will be following CDC guidelines for Covid restrictions at the time of camp sessions.  
 
Thank you for your on-going support of Camp Tuttle. We can’t wait to see you in the mountains! 

--
Karen Gleeson
Diocesan Youth Coordinator
Episcopal Diocese of Utah
Photos from the annual Camp Tuttle Work Day *Coming up on June 26th!*

FROM THE WIDER CHURCH
Diocese of California creates Juneteenth feast day amid push to add holiday to churchwide calendar
Episcopal News Service
[Episcopal News Service] "Juneteenth is recognized by most states as a secular holiday and celebrated in many American communities on June 19. This year, the Diocese of California is taking its Juneteenth commemorations a step further with its inaugural feast day worship service for the holiday, which celebrates the emancipation of American slaves..." READ MORE
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Makes Generous Donation to Episcopal Migration Ministries

[Deseret News] "As U.S. refugee resettlement agencies scramble to rebuild after four years of closures, cuts and losses, all nine agencies again will split $5 million in aid from Latter-day Saint Charities headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah..." Read More

Among the recipients is Episcopal Migration Ministries, a ministry the Episcopal Church focused on supporting immigrants and refugees in the United States and across the worlds.

Utah Epodcopalians
Camp Tuttle
On this episode of Epodcopalians,  Karen Gleeson (Shine) and Ingrid VanZanten (Frets) join the Diocese's Craig Wirth to talk about the beautiful Camp Tuttle and what they're most excited for this summer.

You can watch video versions of the podcasts on Youtube or you can tune-in on Spotify or Apple Podcasts. Keep an eye out for new episodes!
COVID-19 Vaccine Updates
The COVID-19 vaccine is becoming more widely available for Utahns. Governor Spencer Cox recently announced that all Utahns age 12+ are eligible to receive their vaccine. Visit Vaccinate.Utah.gov to find an appointment.