South Carolina Camps and Retreat Ministries has a received a $14,000 grant on behalf of Sea Islands Camp and Retreat Center (formerly Rural Mission).
This grant comes directly from the United Methodist Camps and Retreat Ministries Association to increase capacity at Sea Islands.
The United Methodist Camps and Retreat Ministries Association is a nationwide ministry that is committed to the mission of The United Methodist Church and networks to enhance the effectiveness and sustainability of camp and retreat ministries. This association plays a major role in the growth of South Carolina Camps and Retreat Ministries and the professional development of South Carolina staff.
Mid-February, the nationwide association secured $2.5 million from an anonymous family foundation to distribute to all United Methodist Camp and Retreat Ministries in the U.S. South Carolina applied for a small portion of this.
Its project to “increase the capacity at Sea Islands Camp and Retreat Ministries” was one of the 86 projects chosen to receive funding.
They will be utilizing this grant to help open the ministry at Sea Islands Camp and Retreat Center. They said this means that, ultimately, they will be able to host and serve United Methodists and others even better.
“We are so thankful for this association and the ability to work alongside UMCRM to grow our ministry,” representatives of South Carolina Camps and Retreat Ministries announced. “The UMCRM Association doesn’t cost anything as it has moved to being supported by voluntary donations. SCCRM is proud to support this association and has greatly benefited from all that it offers.”
They are working to get the gates of Sea Islands Camp and Retreat Center open for guests soon.