Many church leaders have been busy adjusting to a new era of ministry since early in Lent. We know that many of you have cancelled vacations or had continuing education opportunities cancelled. We know it's easy to let the time slip by with the press of ministry concerns. Ministry is not sustainable without rest! We invite you to set aside some time to rest and renew through participating in our Washington Island Forum from your own home.

The WCC has moved the Forum to a fully online event. We are pleased to be able to honor our commitment to speaker Kaitlin B. Curtice, author of Glory Happening and the forthcoming Native, and also to offer the opportunity to gather in virtual space to those who have already registered, and to any who are interested in joining us the last week of June. Our program will consist of daily lectures and reflection time, live question and response with Kaitlin via streaming media, and fellowship time with participants across the country. Join us for this online retreat by using the registration link below. There's plenty of room for you!

Please help support the Washington Island economy by purchasing your copy of Native from our favorite Island bookseller, Fair Isle Books, using this link. It can be preordered now and is due to be released on May 5. Fair Isle is also setting up a list of other titles recommended by Kaitlin, now available on their page as Washington Island Forum reads.

By joining us June 22-25, 2020 for the Washington Island Forum you will be a part of continuing a 40+ year tradition of gathering for learning, community-building and reflection. You'll also help support the work of a gifted Christian speaker and writer who has been impacted by event cancellations due to the coronavirus. We hope to see you onscreen (and we'll make sure we have an Island sunset photo to greet you).