Stone Ministry Fall 2020
In spite of the pandemic Stone Ministry remained a one-of-a-kind program for Kingswood campers throughout the summer of 2020. We just had to modify the way we did certain things to make sure all participants were protected.
We no longer had tractor rides, but campers found their way to Stone Ministry on their own. Of course, we wore masks and tried to stay distanced. We used watering cans to wash stones individually rather than dunking scrub brushes into common buckets. Finally, the mason’s gloves we always wore to do the cementing were worn throughout the process.
Thanks to diligence on the part of camp staff and campers, Kingswood had a very full and vibrant summer without anyone getting the disease.
The core Stone Ministry enthusiasts were disappointed to have to cancel their April weekend working on the slate roof but did have a September weekend doing just that. That slate roof is just magnificent!.
Stone Ministry just completed its 16th year of giving campers the spiritual experience of befriending rejected stones, inscribing them with personal messages and cementing them into our “timeless evolving structure.“ This “wonderfully impractical“ program is well along at creating a temple of diversity where every stone is a keystone.
The core Stone Ministry enthusiasts are looking forward to doing some more slate roofing one weekend next spring and then starting to erect the next phase of the heavy timber roof structure during a weekend in the fall.