"Can't we stay here forever?" - Carson, age 11 Family Camp has come to a close for another year. Leaving is always bittersweet. While we look forward to our own beds and our home showers, the bonds that are made each year are difficult to walk away from. Family Camp is as close to … Continue reading And That’s a Wrap: Family Camp 2017
"I like getting to know everybody." -Rileigh, age 13 "There are a lot more kids than I expected" - Jan G. "It's great to see the next generation take leadership at Family Camp." - Barb B. Just like the disciples on the boat who woke Jesus to calm the violent water, we all *know* we … Continue reading Boredom is Not an Option
"Family Camp is my favorite week of my life." - Owen, age 7 "At Family Camp, I don't have to worry about who my kids are running off to play with." - Mom of 3. On Sunday July 16, families of all shapes and sizes moved in to beautiful Lake Michigan Camp for a week … Continue reading Family Camp 2017 Kicks Off!
Guest blogger: Alex Johnson, age 10 Hi! My name is Alex Johnson. I’m ten years old, and I have been to Wesley Woods camp for the past two summers. I love going to church camp because of a lot of reasons: First, the food at camp is actually really … Continue reading I can’t wait to go back this summer!
Editor's Notes: On Sunday April 23, GUMchurch welcomed Rose Simmons from United Methodist Community House to share her work and the work of UMCH in honor of United Methodist Women Sunday. This is part of an ongoing effort to build a relationship between the people of GUMchurch and the people of UMCH. The GUMchurch community … Continue reading Building Relationship with Community House
Guest Blogger: Kayla Cole *This is the fourth in a series of posts on Lenten Prayer Practices. I am not a monk; I am a disciple, and a rather distracted one at that. But I do have an advantage over Jesus’ disciples: I’ve got stories of their failures and lapses of intelligence to make me … Continue reading Prayer: The Real Way
Guest Blogger: Kayla Cole *This is the third in a series of posts on Lenten Prayer Practices. So, I was finally making good progress cramming the next day’s bible study (never mind that it was probably my seventh time sitting down to do it that morning…) when my attention was completely arrested by a song. … Continue reading Prayer: The Composer’s Way