Oh When the Saints Go Marching In

We are so grateful to count the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama and many, many parishes among the supporters of Sawyerville Day Camp. For years, roughly 60% of the Diocese’s parishes have supported the camp. Imagine what we could accomplish together if 100% of parishes were involved. What if the saints went marching into Greensboro?

With this question in mind, for Summer 2017, we’re looking at parish participation in a new way, and we’re asking parishes to give together to sponsor one day of camp. For example, we’ll ask all three parishes named St. Mary’s (Birmingham, Jasper, and Childersburg) to pool their resources to support St. Mary’s Day at Sawyerville Day Camp. Sponsoring one day of camp includes everything from bus transportation to meals, water bottles and back packs to staff housing and pool fees.

The day your parish sponsors will be the perfect opportunity for parishioners to tour the camp and the learning program or to volunteer to serve a meal to the staff. We’ll celebrate your parish’s day with the campers and post a special “thank you” on social media.

To learn more about how your parish can be a part of a team of parishes sponsoring a day of camp or staff training, contact Claire Cotten at ccotten@dioala.org or (205) 358-9237.

Oh, when the saints


Go marching in


Oh, when the saints go marching in


Oh Lord I want to be in that number


When the saints go marching in



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