With art camp less than a month away, New Hope is buzzing with preparations! On Saturday, our men and boys will be gathering to construct 80 wooden looms, one for each child to work on and take home–along with a new skill for weaving something unique and beautiful. For months now, we’ve been collecting picture frames and pine cones, trying out various projects for their “fun factor,” and even preparing a flower garden designed to attract more birds to the church so that children can watch them out the windows. And why?
This year’s art camp theme is “Consider the Birds and Flowers.” The title is inspired by Jesus’ timeless teaching on anxiety and faith, which challenges us with this kind of logic: “Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” (Matthew 6: 26). Isn’t this a wonderful thought for young hearts to ponder as they marvel with us over God’s design in birds and flowers and turn to create their own artwork?
With art camp week coming up fast (July 29-August 2), now is the time to register your kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews, friends and neighbors. Seriously, stop and think of a kid in your life that hasn’t yet experienced one of these special weeks with us. We have about 10 spots left, and we’re eager to see who those last 10 will be!