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Talking about Tragedy on Social Media

by Stacie Hoppman on October 2,2017 in Growing Faith with No Comments

Talking about Tragedy on Social Media

What do we say in the face of tragedy? How are we supposed to respond? We call for prayer through social media posts and even with trendy hashtags like #prayforvegas. We post articles and watch as the death count rises. Doesn’t it sometimes seem trivial, far removed from the reality that some people went to... read more

They'll Know We Are Christians By Our Love

by Stacie Hoppman on September 5,2017 in Growing Faith with No Comments

They'll Know We Are Christians By Our Love

“We are one in the Spirit; we are one in the Lord We are one in the Spirit; we are one in the Lord And we pray that all unity may one day be restored And they’ll know we are Christians by our love By our love Yes, they’ll know we are Christians by our... read more

What if all the world were like summer camp?

by Stacie Hoppman on August 17,2017 in Camp Talk Growing Faith Summer Camp with No Comments

What if all the world were like summer camp?

It’s Sunday afternoon and there is an almost palatable energy that hovers over the meadow, fills the dining hall, and flows through the cabins. A parade of cars snakes its way down the gravel road to the heart of camp. Campers tumble out of vans and cars and SUVs, nervous, excited, and very uncertain about... read more

A Season of Thanksgiving

by Stacie Hoppman on November 16,2016 in Camp Talk Growing Faith with No Comments

A Season of Thanksgiving

We have had such a wonderful year here at Camp Wyoming, and it seems fitting as we draw into a season of Thanksgiving to reflect and give thanks for some of the many ways we have been blessed. First, we are thankful for our beautiful site and the chance to provide a sacred space for... read more

The Way We Worship

by Stacie Hoppman on October 12,2016 in Growing Faith with No Comments

The Way We Worship

This summer, our campers had the chance to explore the Church and why God chose to create this community of people. One of the chief purposes of the Church, we learned, was to worship God. Of course, worship can look very different to different people. Our older youth used Gary Thomas’s 9 Sacred Pathways to... read more