Camp Read-A-Lot Exceeds Expectations

Praise God for the opportunity to share how God is at work through Faith’s Camp Read-A-Lot! Thanks be to God for everyone involved who made Camp Read-A-Lot such an amazing experience for everyone who participated!

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By Rick Wolcott*

United Methodist congregations across the East Ohio Conference are doing their part to fight illiteracy.

A driving force behind the development of such ministry is the reality that if people struggle to read, how will they ever read and understand God’s word?

Welcome to Camp Read-A-Lot, now in its second year at Faith United Methodist Church (Tuscarawas District) in North Canton. The program is led by teachers and trained literacy volunteers and is offered at no cost to participants.

“I first learned about it from Westbrook Park UMC,” said Kathy Schmucker the spiritual formation director at Faith UMC. “I was serving Fair Hope in Louisville at the time. We started a program there and when I came here I brought it with me and it has mushroomed from there.”

Students entering kindergarten through third grade gathered at the church on Thursday mornings in July for…

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