Wednesday, September 2, 2015

GET REAL: finding your true self in Jesus

What an amazing summer it has been for each of the Susquehanna Conference Camp & Retreat Ministry sites. God’s spirit has been consistent at each site through Bible study, hikes, water games, swimming, tubing, singing, worship, canoeing, and much more. Friendships have been made. New skills have been learned. Risks have been taken in these safe environments to try new things. What an amazing God we serve!

This summer campers were encouraged to “Get Real, Finding Your True Self in Jesus!” They learned who Jesus is and what he means to each camper. They saw how Jesus is our friend, a great teacher, a healer, how he offers forgiveness, and how he calls us to join him in his ministry everyday of our lives.

Check out the new video on the camping website at to see some of the pictures from the summer.

Thank you to all the churches that sent children and youth to camp. Thank you for supporting Camp & Retreat Ministry. This year the Camper Scholarship Fund gave assistance to 110 campers for a total of $17,744. There were 72 first-time commitments to Christ made, and over 600 re-commitments made. It’s a blessing that we can give this assistance.

You can see from these fabulous pictures how wonderful the summer has been. Thank you so much for helping to touch lives for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Sunday, September 20, is Christian Education Sunday. One hundred percent of the special offering collected will go toward camper scholarships. Please consider supporting this vital ministry.

TOP churches sending campers to summer camp

Aldersgate UMC, Mechanicsburg (69)
First UMC, Mechanicsburg (50)
First UMC, Williamsport (49)
Camp Hill UMC (46)
Stewartstown UMC (40)
Christ UMC, Selinsgrove (38)
Duncansville UMC (34)
Calvary UMC, Harrisburg (21)
Aldersgate UMC, York (18)
Grace UMC, Hummelstown (18)
Wesley UMC, Bloomsburg (18)

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