Sierra Vista UMC Celebrates "Spirit Life" with Children's Camp


Sierra Vista United Methodist Church’s Children’s Ministries hosted its annual children’s camp at Butman Camp and Retreat Center in Merkel, TX on Aug. 6-10. Sixty-four children, six youth, and 15 adults enjoyed five days of fun, fellowship, and faith formation in the Big Country. 

As a result of the generosity of campers’ families, Sierra Vista’s Finance Committee and congregation, and the West District; 43 from Sierra Vista; nine from Saint Luke UMC, San Angelo; seven from First UMC, San Angelo; one Miles UMC child; and five children from Saint Paul UMC, Kerrville were able to study and learn about the “spirit life.” 


Those youth and adults who took off work and dedicated their own valuable time and love to the smallest in God’s kingdom were also pivotal to camp’s success: Kyle Arnold, Susie Bonner, Ben Burkhalter, Tanya and Ryan Campen, Jan Chitsey, Danielle Crowder, Riley Duke, Carson Green, Coe Groce, Sandy Harris, Bailey Harvey, Caitlin Marshall, Gracie McMillan, Jillian Moore, Jean Ann Owens, Mattie Sanford, Jahanna Shah, Samantha Sollers, Christie Wynn, and Tucker Young. Blessings and thanks! 

Dates for next summer’s camp, “The Jesus Way,” have already been set: August 5 through 9. Mark your calendars! 

Written by Kelly Duke, Sierra Vista UMC