Olinda Barnes, director of Camp Living Waters near Luther, Mich., writes about a fundraiser held for the camp: “John Reynolds of Mt Hope UB church (Carson City, Mich.) holed a 50-foot putt at the Rose Golf Course, LeRoy Michigan to in Leron, Mich., to win $2,500.

The long putt was made on No. 9 during a fundraising event held for Camp Living Waters. No practice putts were allowed and this was his only attempt allowed.

Over $20,000 was raised by 16 golfers to go for capital improvements at Camp Living Waters.

Rhodes Grove Camp, the United Brethren camp located outside of Greencastle, Pa., will holds its traditional campmeeting August 20-24. The speaker is Michael W. Sigman, bishop of the Evangelical Congregational Church. Nursery service will be provided, along with children’s lessons for grades K-6 taught each night by Rev. James Herman.

Services will be held in the air-conditioned Meadows Conference Center Sunday through Thursday, beginning at 7 pm. the Macedonia Messengers will provide special music on Sunday evening. Rev. Bob Conway will lead a morning Bible study on the Parables of Jesus in the conference center on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings at 10 am.

On Saturday morning, an 18-year-old young man was found dead at Camp Cobutic, the camp in Bellefontaine, Ohio. He was with a non-UB church group that was using the camp. Bishop Ron Ramsey asks that you, as churches and individuals, remember in prayer the family of the young man who died, and Camp Director Dave Stephens as he deals with the aftermath of this tragedy.

“A bittersweet time has come at Rhodes Grove Camp. The historic tabernacle, constructed in 1917, was officially condemned in the spring of 2004. Since that time the management of Rhodes Grove has sought a sensible plan for its removal.

“A local German-Baptist business offered to take the building down, piece by piece, to be used for wood-flooring. This is being done for an extremely minimal amount of money. We consider this to be a blessing, as we did not want to spend significant dollars on removing the Tabernacle. The removal process should be complete by mid-February.

“There are no immediate plans to construct a new building on that site. To help preserve the important commitments, memories and decisions made in the building, we have commissioned an artist to render a painting of the tabernacle. Rhodes Grove will make prints of this painting available at a low cost to those who are interested. More information will be shared as it becomes available.”

On January 7, Camp Cotubic sent out a plea for help. An ice storm knocked down numerous trees and branches, and also killed the power at the camp in the town of Bellefontaine. The ton of trees and branches and also wiped out the power.

In response, 40-50 men, women, and children showed up the next day, Saturday, to help clean up the mess. Chainsaws ran most of the day. They created a number of piles of wood to be removed or burned, and in other places pushed trees to the side to open the roads. New Horizons Church in Rockford, Ohio, offered to rent a tree chipper for the camp.

Rhodes Grove Camp (Chambersburg, Pa.) had 613 campers this summer, 23 of whom made first-time salvation decisions. Campers gave $3,000 to help with world hunger.