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Cumming church holds service-themed camp
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Forsyth County News

CUMMING — A group of local students recently went hands-on to the heart during a three-day service-themed camp.

Helping Hands Camp at Cumming United Methodist Church welcomed students in third through sixth grades who worked together on various projects.

Projects took place both at the church and within the community, with 20 students participating.

“What an amazing week we had learning to serve others, just as Jesus did,” said Cherie Perkins, children’s ministry director at the church.”

The theme for the week was JOY, or Jesus, others and yourself.

Camp-goers kept busy. They packed more than 100 “blessing bags” for the Forsyth County Children’s Summer Lunch Program and more than 800 backpacks filled with school supplies for at-risk children in Forsyth County Schools.

They also painted a 60-by-90 fence at Brecht’s Stables/Dustin’s Place, a therapeutic horseback-riding program for kids with special needs.

Campers even found time to wash and clean the church buses, tie blankets for local hospice patients and make 200 lunches for Smart Lunch, Smart Kid in neighboring Hall County.

“The kids had a great time,” Perkins said, “and great attitude as they gave of their time for others.”

For more information about summer camps at Cumming United Methodist Church, visit cfumcga.com/childrens-ministry.