Religious Life


OZARK MISSION PROJECT brings together youth and adults for service in the spirit of Christ to neighbors who are in need of some handiwork and friendly visiting. All camps take place in Arkansas. This unique camping is a great opportunity for sharing ones skills and energy to clean up, fix up and paint up. Working and playing together, we meet new friends while growing in the faith and having a great time. During the week, the campers are divided into service teams called Family Groups. These groups include five or six members from different churches who go into surrounding communities to help the elderly and the poor. Each day the Family Groups venture forth to paint, build, clear brush, or do any other task that is needed. After working they return to camp in time for supper and then enjoy recreation and group activities followed by sharing and worship. Applications are due December 1! Past students on OMP staff include Anna Johnson and Anna Keahey.


KIDZ CAMP is looking for 20-25 volunteers age 19 or older to work at Bear Creek Camp in Marianna, Arkansas May 31-June 5. This week long camp will consist of a bible study program, worship, fellowship, and arts and crafts. The children attending the camp are 4th, 5th, and 6th graders from the lower delta of Arkansas who have never been to camp. These children come from economically deprived situations. There is no cost for families to attend the camp. Contact Rev. David Moore at First United Methodist Church in Hamburg at 870-853-5417 or for more information.

CAMP ALDERSGATE summer medical camps serve children with disabilities, developmental delays and a diverse range of medical conditions including autism, cardiac conditions, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, arthritis, cancer, epilepsy, asthma, kidney disorders, and diabetes. For more information or to get an application go to .  Amy Elder worked for the camp two summers ago!