It is probably not a surprise but none the less it is with deep regret that we inform you that the Free Church has taken the decision to cancel this summer’s FCYC camps due to coronavirus.
We have been monitoring the situation very closely, following Government advice and consulting with our partners. Over the past few days, the national and local picture has changed immensely. It is also now clear that whatever the situation is in the summer there will still be significant restrictions in place.
Please pray for FCYC as we go through the more practical aspects of cancelling the camps and for those whose livelihoods are affected by this decision.
FCYC would like to express a personal note of gratitude to all the leaders and cooks of the camps for their support and dedication to the young people of our church over the years. The work and prayers they have already put into this year’s camps will not be wasted; nothing ever is in God’s economy.
We would also like to thank those who had booked to go to camp. FCYC will be looking to arrange some kind of event as soon as practical, later in the year.
These are unprecedented times. We are praying for the many who are affected in different ways during this crisis, and especially the youth of our church for whom we run the camps each summer. We would encourage you to join with us in praying that God would be at work in their lives.
On a positive note, we have 60 years of camps to celebrate and coronavirus cannot change that. Watch this space for how we plan to celebrate and give thanks over the coming months.
Donald A Macleod