Beckwith Sunday - April 29th
Please help us celebrate the ministry of camp, our youth, and the role Beckwith plays in the life of our diocese. We hope you will all take the time to celebrate Beckwith in your parish on Sunday April 29th.
Parishes are encouraged to use the camp liturgy, Alleluia III song book, wear your favorite Beckwith shirt, wear your camp and Cursillo name tags, have parishioners and campers speak or preach in church - have someone talk about BayLights as a Diocesan Homecoming event and Beckwith event fundraiser.
Bishop Russell has approved and encourages the use of the Beckwith Creed, the Beckwith Sunday Prayers of the People and The Great Thanksgiving found at www.BeckwithAL.com/Beckwith-Sunday
or download the documents below:
The Beckwith Creed - written by Sr. High Campers 2017
Prayers of the People
The Great Thanksgiving
Beckwith Fun Facts 2018
Beckwith Hires Director of Operations
Our new Director of Operations, John Dreyfus, is coming to us from Memphis, TN where he serves as Director of Camps and Event Management at St. Columba Episcopal Conference and Retreat Center. John will be joined by his beautiful wife Chelsea who works as a Special Education Teacher and their cute little 2 y/o daughter, Eliza. John and his family will live on site at Beckwith.
John grew up in Meridian, MS and attended Camp Bratton-Green in The Diocese of MS as a kid. Camp is where John and his wife met. They both served as staff members throughout school and were very involved in diocesan youth ministry for many years.
After graduating from The University of Mississippi, John began working grounds and guest services at the Duncan Gray Center, home of Camp Bratton-Green, and eventually became Camp Director. After serving at Gray Center nearly 4 years, John became Communications Director at the cathedral in Jackson, MS for a short time before going to St. Columba.
John and his family are excited to join the Beckwith family and can't wait to get started. Please help us welcome John, Chelsea and Eliza to Beckwith and the Central Gulf Coast.