Our summer is underway! What a heat wave.
July 25th is our famous Blueberry Pancake Breakfast!
An established part of the festivities surrounding Camas Days, our blueberry pancake breakfast is the way to have fun, get fed, and share the community spirit of Camas! Our blueberry pancakes are delicious and filled with fresh berries. Our famous Rose’s sausage always packs ’em in. Our sausage is so popular we will be selling sausage in addition to the breakfast this year for those who want to take some home.
Ticket prices for 2015 are $8 per adult and $4 for children.
Don’t forget to renew your food worker card!
Join us at Camas Days!
We will again have a booth during Camas Days. We will be spreading the word about Movies in the Park and Drive Out Malaria. Come and stop by for a chat!
Summer Sunday School begins in July
School’s out and for the summer months we plan to celebrate by journeying through a couple of big stories for the kids. First we spend time with the story of Jonah and the Whale. Whew! Next we take on the story of the Tower of Babel. Join us for some whale watching, tower building, and Sunday fun. Learn more about our programs for kids.
Movies in the Park is every Friday in August!
Bring a blanket or a lawn chair or both to Crown Park in Camas for a free family friendly movie that starts at dusk. Camas United Methodist Church is proud to sponsor this and other family and fun activities for our community. We love it here! Check out our Movies in the Park page for tips and more information.
August 1st is Drive Out Malaria!
Our church is part of the network of Christian Methodist Churches that are working internationally to make the world a better place (learn more about Methodists!) Because there are so many of us across the globe, we can work together to do really big things. One of those big things is Drive Out Malaria! Our church will participate in this effort on August 1st at the Orchard Hills Golf Course in Washougal. Everyone is invited–this is golf for a good cause you do not have to be affiliated with ours or any church. Come and have fun and celebrate the good we can all do together! Drive out Malaria is part of an even bigger Malaria eradication effort. To learn more see Imagine No Malaria in the Northwest, and Imagine No Malaria nationally.
August 10th – 14th is our Summer Musical Drama Camp!
Last year was our first-ever Drama Camp and what a hit it was! This year we stage another show, we head out west to the town of Goldville to see what those folk have gotten themselves up to. Join us! Registration forms and more information is online on our Summer Drama Camp page.
August 25th is our next Messy Church, 5:30-7:30pm
Our hope for this next Messy Church is to, through our Summer events, to invite the community to learn more about what we are doing. We think that for many, once they learn about Messy Church they will want to try and see! Our theme will be Bubbles, and we will celebrate the beautiful rivers and waters of creation! Come for activities, storytelling, with dinner provided.
Messy Church will not meet in July. In July we work have a lot of fun with Camas Days and Blueberry Pancakes.
School Supplies Drive!
Every year our congregation pitches in to purchase school supplies for Helen Baller Elementary School, helping them close the gap for those who cannot bring all the items on the list. Attached is this years list per grade, be sure to get the name brands that the teachers asked for as they are the items that last in the classroom. The list (a PDF) is online here. Key items include Tigonderoga #2 pencils, Crayola 24 pk crayons, 8 pk washable crayola markers, 24 pk crayola colored pencils, elmers glue sticks, wide-rule composition books (not notebooks), kleenex, clorox wipes, ziplock bags and more.
Camas-Washougal Community Orchestra practices on Thursdays.
Learn more about the Camas-Washougal Community Orchestra which practices 5-7pm on Thursdays at the church. (Summer break for orchestra–there will be no practices the last three Thursdays in August.)
Summer Camp starts now!
Our church is connected to churches and camp organizations all over the Pacific Northwest. There are camps in Oregon, Washington and Idaho that are filled with faith and fun for all ages this summer. Find out more about Summer Camp. Camp is trans-formative for young people. Please consider signing up your child for a lifetime of faith camp experience.
One more very special thing–July 25th
We have a very important family at our church, the Maas family. They work together to raise awareness for diabetes with the hope that talking about it and raising funds gets us that little bit closer every day to a cure.
Learn more about the family and their work toward a cure.
Annual Conference is over but if you missed it there are a number of materials online. Follow up by viewing photos, videos, and or by reading the ‘Amen Reports’ which give an overview of the goings on for conference.
- Amen Report Day One (PDF)
- Amen Report Day Two (PDF)
- Amen Report Final (PDF)
- Photos from Conference on Flickr
- Videos: Plenary Sessions, Reports, Lay Leader’s Address, and more.
We are hiring an Administrative Assistant for a few mornings a week. We are looking for someone wonderful! Please check out our posting on Craigslist. Do not email or call the church. All correspondence needs to go through our employment committee, to contact them please email through Craigslist. Thank you!
Summer church hours are variable. Some of our groups will be on hiatus during the summer, but others will continue–some with a modified schedule. To contact the church please email firstname.lastname@example.org