Hey Church family!
Our youth room has undergone a minor facelift with the design and layout. We added one of our favorite scriptures and blessings to the wall and arranged the room to be engaging from all angels and aspects. It is a place where the young feel at home with one another as they live, love, learn and fellowship together. We will be growing in our knowledge of the absolute basics of our Christian faith!
Please continue your prayers for our children, youth, families and dedicated volunteers. This is what kingdom work look like my friends!! I know God is beaming. Imagine all of the wonderful adventures He has in store for our future here at Camp UMC. To God be the Glory!
Peace,Pastor Sheena Cartrette
“May God bless and keep you always, May your wishes all come true, May you always do for others, And let others do for you, May you build a ladder to the stars, And climb on every rung….
Our mission is to encourage one another in their relationship with God, to provide opportunities in the areas of spiritual growth, social interaction, Christian service and Bible study. To accept youth where they are and to challenge them to God’s call to service in their church and community.
(United Methodist Youth Fellowship)
UMYF is the large group gathering for youth at Camp. Other than Sunday school and worship, it is the primary opportunity for Christian education and fellowship each week for our youth.
UMYF meets on Wednesday from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in our fellowship hall. The gathering begins with dinner and fellowship time, followed by a program. There are also mission and service opportunities. Parents are encouraged to sign up to serve a meal on a rotational basis. UMYF programming focuses on four areas of youth ministries: faith development, worship, fellowship, and mission/service.
Age range-6th thru 12th grade
More info: Pastor Sheena Cartrette 910-918-3160
The NC Conference Council on Youth Ministry mission statement:
“To walk with youth in their journey to know Christ by creating an environment in which youth can experience Christian communion, to hear the gospel, to know God’s love and to respond in faith by loving and serving others…for in all of this we are making disciples of Jesus Christ.”
Camp UMC Youth Mission Statement:
To encourage one another in their relationship with God, to provide opportunities in the areas of spiritual growth, social interaction, Christian service and Bible study. To accept youth where are and to challenge them to God’s call to service in their church and community.
At various times throughout the year, youth have the opportunity to take trips designed to encourage Christian fellowship and growing in faith. Some of these trips involve just the youth from CAMP UMYF, while others are open to all North Carolina Conference youth (visit the conference youth event for more information).
If you would like to know more about UMYF, please contact Sheena Cartarette 910-754-4840. Wednesday nights are exciting times for youth at CAMP – we hope to see you there!
“May the Lord bless you and keep you; may the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you; may the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace. AMEN! ”
Helping Children Look Like Themselves and Live Their Lives!
The various causes of hair loss in children don’t result in just physical suffering. The change in their appearance can drastically undermine their self-image and sabotage their self-esteem. To help heal the pain of these struggles, Certified Cosmetic Therapist Jeffrey Paul founded Wigs
for Kids, a non-profit hair donation organization that has been serving children suffering from hair loss since 1981. Wigs for Kids is a cooperative effort among Certified Cosmetic Therapists throughout North America who share a common goal. “Children shouldn’t have to worry about how they look, especially when they’re in the middle of a health crisis,” says Jeffrey Paul. “We want to give these kids the opportunity to feel good about themselves again.”
The value of the Hair Replacement Systems Wigs for Kids provides is approximately $1,800. The wigs are custom-made. Jeffrey Paul says, “Each prosthesis is hand-tied and is made completely from human hair. We make sure they look just like a child’s own hair.” They won’t come off on the baseball field or on the playground,” Kids can count on them. And because kids look just the way they did before, they feel better about themselves. They look in the mirror and their eyes light up. To see that light in their eyes – that’s priceless.”
Question: Where does Wigs for Kids get the hair? Answer: People like Margie Steve
Margie is the 14 year old daughter of John & Bobbie Steve. She is in the 8th grade at Shallotte Middle School. Margie is active in Camp’s Youth Group. She is also generous with her time: volunteering in the food pantry, working wherever help is needed, including filling buckets for the flood victims on Friday, Sept. 21st. Blessed with a thick head of hair, Margie decided at age 11 that she wanted to donate hair for wigs. At that time, she donated her hair to Locks of Love. Two years ago she felt “called” to donate her hair again. However, she learned that Locks of Love charged people for their wigs. Searching the web, she found Wigs for Kids which doesn’t charge for the wigs and decided that she would donate to them. After 2 years, her hair reached past her waist and it was time to get it cut for the wigs. The donor’s hair must be freshly washed and no products should be used on it. Securing her freshly washed, long locks with hair ties, Margie went to Wal-Mart for a haircut. Her hair was then put in plastic ziplock bags and mailed to Wigs for Kids.