Mike McOrmond to Lead Flower City Outreach

Mike & Tammy McOrmond are partners in ministry and life. Mike was the original founder of Flower City Work Camp and will become the Executive Director of Flower City Outreach on August 1st, 2020.

Flower City Outreach (FCO) is excited to announce that Mike McOrmond will become the organization’s Executive Director starting on August 1st, 2020.  Mike had previously founded Flower City Work Camp (FCWC) in 1985 while the Director of Youth Ministries at Browncroft Community Church and led it for a few years before moving on to other ministry opportunities.  McOrmond later rejoined the organization as a charter member of the board of directors for Flower City Outreach when it was incorporated in 2015.  For the past two years he has served as the board chairman, before being selected to serve in the paid professional role of Executive Director.

“I appreciate the opportunity to return to a ministry that, by God’s grace, has endured so many years.  It is a true joy to see how others have shared the vision and contributed to the flourishing of FCWC,” shared Mike McOrmond.  “I hope to build greater unity and cooperative ministry among churches in the greater Rochester area and to facilitate launching new ministries beyond FCWC so ‘that the city might see Jesus.’”

Read the whole release here:  FCO Leadership Press Release

FCWC 2020 Cancelled

Due to the mandates banning mass gatherings by the State of New York, we are sad to announce that we must cancel Flower City Work Camp 2020 (April 5-9).

There are a number of practical reasons why the current situation will keep us from holding Work Camp.  But, we also want to be a good corporate neighbor and take measures to protect the most vulnerable in our community by working to limit the potential spread of disease.  It was a very difficult decision to cancel Work Camp, and one that saddens all of us.  For more information follow this link to learn more about our decision and to answers to some commonly asked questions:  FCWC2020

Work Camp Status Update

Many have reached out asking about the status of #fcwc20 and understandably so. We are monitoring the situation closely, consulting with our medical team & receiving guidance from State and County officials on the best path forward. We are balancing the overwhelming desire to join together as One Church and bless our city in Jesus name with the need to take steps that further the public health and welfare. We are still a month away from Camp and a lot can transpire in that time. Rest assured that we will make the best decision at the right time to protect those serving and those we serve. We will issue updates as we have them. Please join with us in prayer as we seek the Lord’s will for Camp.

FCWC20 – Key Dates

Training events for most areas of service are conducted on each side of Camp. While it is preferable that you attend the one for the side you are participating on, you can attend the alternate training date if you have a conflict. Please notify your Team Leader if so.

Worksite Leader Training
East – February 29th – 8:00am-10:00am – Browncroft Community Church, C31
West – February 22nd – 8:00am-10:00am – Calvary Assembly Church, Youth Room

Sidewalk Club Student & Leader Training
February 27th – 7:00pm-9:00pm – Bethel Christian Fellowship, Historical Sanctuary
NOTE – There is only one combined training date for Sidewalk Club

Agency Support Leader Training
February 29th – 10:00am-11:30am – Bethel Christian Fellowship, Room 306

Basketball Camp Student & Leader Training
March 13th – 6:00pm-8:00pm – Avenue D Recreation Center, 200 Avenue D

Soccer Camp Leader Training
February 23rd – 1:00pm-3:00pm – Pittsford Community Center Rm 206, 35 Lincoln Avenue
March 8th – 1:00pm-3:00pm – Pittsford Community Center Rm 18, 35 Lincoln Avenue

Soccer Camp Student Training*
March 21st – 12:45pm-3:00pm – David Gantt Community Center, 700 North Street
March 28th – 12:45pm-3:00pm – David Gantt Community Center, 700 North Street
* Adult Leaders should attend these sessions as well

Overnight Leader Training
East – March 14th – 9:00am-10:30am – Browncroft Community Church
West – March 21st – 9:00am-10:30am – Bethel Christian Fellowship

Security Team Training
East – TBD
West – TBD

Medical Team Training
March 21st – 9:00am-10:30am – Browncroft Community Church, TBD

Gofers Training
East – TBD
West – TBD

FCWC20 Planning Meetings

It is time to start thinking about FCWC20 – our 35th Anniversary Year of Camp!

There are only three Church Rep Meetings left before Camp (mandatory attendance is required from each church):

Wednesday, December 11th – 12:00pm-1:00pm – Browncroft Community Church
Wednesday, January 8th – 12:00pm-1:00pm – Calvary Assembly Church
Tuesday, March 10th – 6:30pm-8:30pm – Browncroft Community Church

Contact Amy Ahlquist with any questions at (585) 321-0325 or amy@flowercityworkcamp.org

FCWC19 is a Wrap!

Flower City Work Camp 2019 is officially closed and behind us. But, the memories, the lessons and the special time that it was will endure. Thank you to all of the students who participated, the site and team leaders that worked hard out across the City and all of the different support volunteers that made this week possible.

To see more of the week, watch the recap videos published on our Media Page and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Applications for Flower City Work Camp 2020 will open on November 1st!

FCWC19 Kick-Off Info – When & Where to Be

FCWC19 is right around the corner, and here is all the information about when and where you need to show up on Sunday, April 14th:

STUDENTS – East (Browncroft Community Church)

  • Sidewalk Clubs – Arrive 1:45pm (Dinner provided)
  • Student Shepherds – Arrive 4:00pm / Orientation Meeting at 4:30 pm (Dinner Provided)
  • Worksites – Arrive 5:00pm (Eat before you arrive)
  • Agency Support – Arrive 5:00pm (East before you arrive)
  • Basketball Camp – Arrive 5:00pm (Eat before you arrive)
  • Soccer Camp – Arrive 5:00pm (Eat before you arrive)

STUDENTS – West (Hope Lutheran Church)

  • Sidewalk Clubs – Arrive 1:30pm / Proceed to Lakeshore Community Church by 1:45pm for training (Dinner provided before returning)
  • Student Shepherds – Arrive 5:00pm / Orientation at 6:00pm (Eat before you arrive)
  • Worksites – Arrive 5:00pm (Eat before you arrive)
  • Agency Support – Arrive 5:00pm (East before you arrive)
  • Basketball Camp – Arrive 5:00pm (Eat before you arrive)
  • Soccer Camp – Arrive 5:00pm (Eat before you arrive)

ADULTS – East (Browncroft)

  • Sidewalk Club Leaders – Arrive 1:45pm
  • Worksite Leaders – Arrive 5:45pm / Orientation Meeting at 6:00pm
  • Gofers – Orientation Meeting at 6:00pm
  • Overnight Leaders – Orientation Meeting at 6:00pm
  • Agency Support Leaders – Arrive 7:15pm / Team Meeting at 7:30pm
  • Basketball Camp Leaders – Arrive 7:15pm / Team Meeting at 7:30pm
  • Soccer Camp Leaders – Arrive 7:15pm at / Team Meeting at 7:30pm

ADULTS – West (Hope)

  • Sidewalk Club Leaders – Arrive 1:45pm at Lakeshore Community Church
  • Worksite Leaders – Orientation Meeting at 5:45pm  Orientation at 6:00pm
  • Gofers – Orientation Meeting at 6:00pm
  • Overnight Leaders – Orientation Meeting at 6:00pm
  • Agency Support Leaders – Arrive 7:15pm / Team Meeting at 7:30pm
  • Basketball Camp Leaders – Arrive 7:15pm / Team Meeting at 7:30pm
  • Soccer Camp Leaders – Arrive 7:15pm at Hope Lutheran Church

Need to contact Home Base?
East  | Browncroft      (585) 210-8287
West | Hope               (585) 210-2216

FCWC19 – Key Dates

Basketball Camp Leader Training
March 9th – 10:00am-12:00pm – Browncroft Community Church, Room C31
March 22nd – 6:00-8:00pm – Avenue D Recreation Center* (200 Avenue D)
April 13th – 10:00am-12:00pm – Calvary Assembly*
*Students serving on Basketball Camp should attend

Soccer Camp Student & Leader Training
March 23rd – 12:45-3:00pm – Gantt Recreation Center*, and;
April 6th – 12:45-3:00pm – Gantt Recreation Center*
*Students serving on Soccer Camp should attend

Soccer Leader Planning
February 10th – 2:00-4:00pm – Pittsford Recreation Center (35 Lincoln Ave, Room 206)
February 23rd – 10:00am-12:00pm – Pittsford Recreation Center
March 10th – 2:00-4:00pm – Pittsford Recreation Center

Overnight Leader Training
March 16th – 9:00-10:30 am – Calvary Assembly, or;
March 30th – 9:00-10:30 am – Browncroft Community Church, Cafe

Security Team Training
March 16th – 9:00-11:00 am – Hope Lutheran Church, Room 110
TBD – TBD – Browncroft Community Church

Medical Team Training
March 23rd – 9:00-10:30 am – Browncroft Community Church, Room A12

Gofers Training
April 14th – 6:00pm – Browncroft Community Church, and;
April 14th – 6:00pm – Hope Lutheran Church

FCWC19 – Save the Date

This next year FCWC will be kicking off on a Sunday, the week before Easter.  Check-in will be on Sunday, April 14th and pick-up will be on Thursday, April 18th.  Church Rep meetings will begin soon and dates will be published here.

FCWC18 – WITNESS

This year our theme is WITNESS, inspired by Acts 1:8 –

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

As the week unfolds, please be praying for the nearly 800 students who have gathered this week to serve, the 850+ adult volunteers who are supporting them and teaching as they go.  Pray also for the amazing families whose homes we will be working on, the teens we’ll interact with at the sport camp locations and the countless children coming out to sidewalk clubs across the city.  The city will see Jesus, because we will be His witnesses!