Camp sets focus on music—and mission

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First United Methodist Church Fort Smith, held its 24th Annual Music/Mission Camp July 27-31, 2015. The church welcomed 44 campers, 53 adults and 16 youth assisting in the week’s activities.

Campers learned and presented the musical “The Sailor’s Bible,” by Allen Pote and Thomas Long. Donations made at the performance attended by more than 200 persons resulted in an offering of more than $2,500, which the camp gave to the Antioch Association for Youth and Children in Fort Smith. That organization was selected as the offering recipient because its work includes feeding hungry children, in keeping with the Arkansas Conference-wide initiative 200,000 Reasons to Fight Childhood Hunger.

—submitted by Nancy W. Vernon