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Children’s Book Drive


We are having a book drive! We need children’s books for readers k-6th.

In summer of 2017 we launch Project Transformation at our Camas church! Project Transformation is a national literacy program that helps close the reading gap for kids who need extra help. We now have a brand new chapter right here in the Pacific Northwest!

We need your help as we work to help those in our community who need it most. We want to make sure we have plenty of books to help our kids gain needed reading skills.

Please donate books this Christmas season (and  beyond!) We need books for readers grades k-6th grade. If you want to donate but are not sure what books are needed check out these two Amazon Wishlists, one from our Chapter, the other designed from our Camas Church.

Your donation is so very appreciated.

Give by check: If you would like to donate funds please write a check to Camas United Methodist Church and put ‘Project Transformation’ in the memo. To make your gift more specific, you can add ‘Project Transformation book drive’ or ‘Project Transformation Camas UMC.’ If you want your donation only to go to books, be sure to write ‘book drive.’ Mail the check to Camas United Methodist Church, 706 NE 14th Ave, Camas, WA 98607 or drop it by the office or mail slot.

To Give by Debit Card: We accept one time or recurring payments through our online bank service. Follow this link and it will take you a page with many fund options. Select the option ‘kids and families.’ Your donation to that fund will be credited to Project Transformation through December. Thank you so very much! Please follow up your gift with an email to our office ( with your name, address, and amount so we can send you a tax deductible statement and thanks!

Follow Project Transformation Pacific Northwest: On Instagram @pnwpt, Twitter (@pnwpt), or Facebook /ProjectTransformationPNW

Your contribution will make a real difference for kids right here in our Camas Washougal community and beyond. Thank you!!


December Events 2016

Christmas is coming right up! Advent—the season of expectation for the church as we await the birth of Jesus—begins Sunday, November 27th! Our theme for Advent/Christmas this year is ‘Storybook Christmas.’ Please save some important dates upcoming during the Advent/Christmas season.

Children’s Program Practice Begins at 9am November 20th. (Practice will be continue on November 27, December 4th, 11th, and 18th at 9:00am. We will perform in worship December 18th.)

storybookmarks-webSunday, November 27th—Project Transformation Christmas Book Drive begins!

Learn more about our book drive!


messy-storybearTuesday, December 6th—Christmas Messy Church, 5:30-7:30pm!


Sunday, December 11th—Christmas Brunch and Auction


Sunday, December 18th—Children’s Program and Choir perform during our 10am worship service.

Saturday, December 24th—Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 7pm.

Sunday, December 25th—Christmas is on a Sunday this year. We plan a small morning Prayer & Communion Service.

Nov 27th: CAROL Tree—support this effort by our local firefighters. Bring hats, socks, gloves of all kinds to the church for the CAROL tree to spread the warmth this winter.


Storybook Christmas

storybook-christmas-bannerThis year we celebrate a very special Storybook Christmas! (Learn about our Children’s Book Drive and our December Calendar of events.)

In the 2000 years since the birth of the infant Jesus in Bethlehem, poets, storytellers, and the faithful have dreamed and imagined what those first days were like for Mary, for Joseph, for Jesus, and for all those who looked on in wonder at the baby born in such humble circumstances–a baby who would grow up to do amazing things!

BearReadingBook by SuzysGarden 2012 Flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
BearReadingBook by SuzysGarden 2012 Flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

We still tell stories about Jesus of Nazareth, our Christ, and his great work in the world. We celebrate the birth of a man we could come to understand as ‘savior,’ whose power challenges all corrupt authority, remedies injustice, and declares peace, joy, and hope for the coming Kingdom of God.

Join us a we share the stories that are part of our faith and tradition. As we imagine what it might have been like long ago, we imagine still what it means to have Jesus with us right now. What a story it is!

Come celebrate the coming of Christmas with us! We have a full calendar and you are very welcome. We have worship every Sunday at 10am, followed by Sunday school for the children. Every 2nd Sunday we have special all-family activities following the service. Our Christmas eve service is at 7pm.


Remembering Haroldene Dickerson

We will be remembering our longtime member Haroldene Dickerson with a graveside and Celebration of Life service Saturday, April 25th.

We will first gather at 10:00am at the Fern Prairie Cemetery on NE Robinson Road for a short service of prayer. Following this, we will gather at 11:00am for a Perfect Rose by John Morgan 2009 Flickr CC BY 2 smCelebration of Life Service at the Camas United Methodist Church in the main sanctuary.  After the service, we will be serving coffee and cookies in the downstairs Fellowship Hall at the church.

Regarding the committal at Fern Prairie Cemetery:  Haroldene’s resting spot is a special kind of burial plot that allows for the planting of flowers over the site. As such this offers a special opportunity for remembrance. We are inviting people to bring living flowers in plantable pots, for we will be blessing them and planting them right there. If you would like to bring a plant or flower ready for planting, please do so. The family would prefer living plants to cut flowers. Haroldene’s favorite flowers were yellow roses.

Read Haroldene’s obituary online on the Straub’s Funeral Home website.

Image credit: Perfect Rose by John Morgan 2009 Flickr CC BY 2.0