Camp Bible: The Journey
Wednesdays during Advent
6-7 p.m. (Dec 2-23)
Our Camp Bible team of directors will be offering free weekly evening programing led by Kessler Park UMC, FUMC Sherman, FUMC Richardson and White Rock UMC church leaders via Zoom. We will also have free resources for local churches to host their own "Camp Bible" experience, as well as Christmas Boxes that will support Bridgeport Camp and include Traci Smith's "Faithful Families for Advent and Christmas" AND a Bridgeport mask!
To register your church or family click the registration button below
The Journey: Lesson Overview
Journey of the Ancestors
December 2: 6-7pm
Rev. Kay Ash, Minister of Christian Education at Kessler Park UMC, will lead our campers through our first Camp Bible lesson, "Journey of the Ancestors". In this lesson our campers will be guided through the list of Jesus ancestors found in the Matthew's Gospel and how this reveals God's presence on our journey.
Journey with the Wise Men
December 9: 6-7pm
Associate Director of Children's Minister of FUMC Richardson, Natalie Nenovich, will lead our campers through our second lesson, Journey of the Wise Men. In this lesson we will discuss what the journey of the wise men has to teach us about what gifts we have to bring to Jesus!
Journey with Mary and Joseph
December 16: 6-7pm
Karin Jones-Moore of White Rock United Methodist church will lead our campers through the third lesson, "Journey with Mary and Joseph". In this lesson we discuss how Mary’s and Joseph’s journey was the incarnation: God’s love made flesh among us in the form of a tiny baby. As we continue our own journeys, we know that God’s love is with us too.
Journey with the Shepherds
December 23: 6-7pm
Rev. Abbey Echols, Directors of Children's at FUMC Sherman, will lead our campers through our final lesson, "Journey with the Shepherds". In this lesson children will learn about the wonder of Christ’s arrival from the perspective of the shepherds and how it shows that the Good News of Jesus Christ is to be shared with all, regardless of social or political status.
Unable to attend our weekly Zoom meetings? Go to our registration page and select "Email me the Curriculum" and we will email you a link for you to use on your own. If you have any questions along the way just let us know!
Family Advent Boxes
We are also excited to be offering special Advent Boxes that will include Traci Smith’s book, Faithful Families for Advent and Christmas, which offers 100 easy ideas to make the season sacred at home, from a blessing of the decorations, to prayers for those missing from our celebrations, to creating a simple Epiphany party
We recognize a huge part of Camp Bible is an introduction to our beloved Camp Bridgeport. Bridgeport has been a vital part of faith formation for children, youth and young adults across the North Texas Conference for generations, and this Advent season, we’ve made a way for you to support Bridgeport and family faith formation.
We have three different options for purchasing our boxes. The first covers the basics of what is included, (Book, supplies, and 1 mask per box.) The second tier includes everything from the first tier but includes 2 masks and a donation of $25 to Bridgeport Camp and Conference Center. Our third tier includes all of the basics, 3 masks, and an even larger donation of $50 to go to supporting Bridgeport Camp and Conference Center. We will also give those that donate at this tier the opportunity to email us a picture with their masks to put on a special donor bulletin board that will hang in Martin Hall year-round. (Those not wanting to submit a photo will also have the option to put a name on the wall instead)