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by Ken Luebbering last modified Fri Mar 09 02:30 PM

by Sandy Weis


It doesn’t seem possible that we are thinking and talking about summer camp.  But here we are into March already.  It’s time to begin planning your summer events.



This camp is for youth of just completed 5th grade through just completed 8th grade.  This is an all day camp, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., June 11th – 15thThe cost is $55.00 per student.  We will begin the day at First Presbyterian Church for morning greetings and songs followed by a Bible Study.  The theme this year is MOSES – A BASKET CASE.  The rest of the morning time will be filled with a mission project.  Afternoons are play time for crafts, swimming, canoeing, etc.  Thursday of that week is an overnight stay in cabins.  Dinner will be served followed with games, a movie, singing around a campfire, and making S’Mores.  This will be the fourth year Grace Church has been involved with First Presbyterian and First United Methodist Churches.  It’s a wonderful opportunity for our young people and an even better opportunity for our adults to get involved.



Camp Phoenix, the official summer camp of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri is located on 240 wooded acres near Nashville, IL.  Boys and girls live in separate villages within the camp, and share in activities and meals.  Campers swim, ride horses, hike, canoe, and participate in crafts, archery, and an outdoor adventure course.  Each day includes a joyful spiritual connection to our Episcopal faith.


Get involved this summer as a camper (children ages 8 to 15), a counselor in training (ages 17 and up) or a counselor (ages 18 and up).


The fee for Camp Phoenix 2012 is $325 per camper, with a $25 discount for returning campers, and a $25 discount for families sending more than one child to camp.  Go to for more information and to register.


“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?”        Martin Luther King, Jr.



Peanut butter and jelly, cereal, hamburger helper, pasta, tuna, “Mac & Cheese”, canned fruit, Ramen noodles, “Spaghettios’s” and soups.


This month the food items will be taken to Samaritan Center.  People in need come to the Samaritan Center for various reasons, but one is to pick out groceries to feed the family.  Please give generously.