Currents

Ministry Highlights of
Sugar Creek Bible Camp

June/July 2023
Happy Summer! Time flies at Sugar Creek when campers are here. It's hard to believe we are already half way through the summer camp season. It's been great to see so many familiar faces. Looking forward to seeing many more.
-Greta
"Lives are being changed, kids are being empowered and loved, summer fun is on! Thanks to all of you who support this ministry in this impactful way."
Excitment is building for the Annual Sugar Creek Bible Camp Golf Tournament.

Time to recruit your team and practice your swing! Maybe your church council, bible study group or circle would like to share fellowship and support Sugar Creek Bible camp at the same time. Everyone is welcome to participate.

Also looking for hole and corporate sponsors as well as golf prize donations.
Contact the camp office for more information: 608-734-3113 office@sgrcreek.org
It's not too late! Select spots are still available in Explorers, Pilgrims, Family Camp, and week long youth camps.
A Note from the Program Director
Hello,

It has been an exciting summer season at Sugar Creek Bible Camp so far! This sacred valley has been filled with buzzing energy since Staff Training in late May, early June. This year’s staff is filled with talented, passionate, and loving young people. It has been a privilege to witness them foster life-long memories for campers of all ages through activities, spiritual practices, and of course horse rides galore. They have walked alongside campers through some of life’s greatest joys and hardest trials with the grace and love of God. This has been most evident in our Thursday night worships when counselors pray for each camper in their cabin. It is a beautiful ritual to watch as these prayers rise up to God; a representation of the life changing, Christ-centered relationships being built this summer at Sugar Creek. I cannot wait to see what is in store for Sugar Creek in the remaining weeks of summer and throughout the rest of the year. Thank you for your continued support of Sugar Creek Bible Camp and the many ways you share the good news of what is happening in this special space.
On a personal note, I want to sincerely thank you for the support in person and in spirt for my ordination into the Ministry of Word and Service. It is an honor and a privilege to be called as the Program Director of Sugar Creek. Please continue to pray for me and all of our amazing staff members and volunteers who are the hands and feet of God. 

God’s Peace,
Deacon Stephanie M. Engel 
Please contact the camp office at office@sgrcreek.org or 608-734-3113 if you are interested in volunteering before the auction to help prepare, during to work one of many different stations, or after to help with clean-up.

Are you crafty? We are looking for vendors for the arts and crafts fair. Contact us for more information.

Accepting quilt donations at any time. Quilts can be dropped off at the Synod Office in La Crosse or at the Sugar Creek office. Please deliver quilt donations by August 31 so we can include your quilt in online auction pre-bidding.

We will supply churches with disposable pie plates for any group that would like to supply pie for the dinner.

Thank you in advance for all your help and support. This is the primary fundraiser for Sugar Creek Bible Camp.
September 22 Fireside Dinner Theater
"Titanic the Musical"
November 3 Fireside Dinner Theater "Scrooge the Musical"
November 6-10 Branson, MO Christmas Shows
Grateful! Thankful! Blessed!
Memorials and Honorariums are one of many ways to support Sugar Creek. Thank you to all of you who remembered or honored friends and loved ones with a gift to this Bible Camp ministry.

Donors and Sustaining Givers...
Sugar Creek Bible Camp is blessed to have monthly supporters, known as Sustaining Givers, as well as regular Congregational Supporters (benevolence) and Individual Donors.

These gifts were received in May/June, 2023.
In Memory of Given by

Joan Brudos - Roger & Sheila Champlin
Lois Edinger - Rand & Cheryl Kuenzi
Gary Everson - Elling & Joan Davig
David Hayden - Rand & Cheryl Kuenzi
Jane Johnson - Rand & Cheryl Kuenzi
Kathy Kirkegaard - Bob & Sally Severson
Charles Lederman - Tootie Ties
Cheryl Mader - Roger & Sheila Champlin
Floyd McKee - Roger & Sheila Champlin, Margie Grimsled, Tootie Ties
Sharon Norris - Judy Brown, Lucas Bruflat, Gerald & Mary Clark, Karl Halverson, Don & Lorraine Hammes, Rebecca Jacobson, Jodi Jansky, Jeanne Johnson, Barbara & John Katrana, Dave & Vickie Kloss, Judith Konop, Linda & Joel Kouba, Ruth Kuntz, Donna Lamke, Vicki & Dan Markussen, Janet Melby, Sue Newcomb, Larry Norris, Jon & Samantha Parkhurst, Steven & Mary Schaub, Kay Taylor, Sheryl Wrighter
Leonard Olson - Roger & Sheila Champlin
Bob Tumi - Roger & Sheila Champlin


Congregational Donors

Barneveld Lutheran Church
Evangelical LC - Mount Horeb
First Lutheran Church - Onalaska
French Creek Lutheran Church
Good Shepherd LC - La Crosse
Good Shepherd LC - Viroqua
Grace Lutheran Church - Darlington
Grace Lutheran Church - Elroy
Holmen Lutheran Church
Immanuel LC - Cashton
Immanuel LC - Viroqua
Lewis Valley Lutheran Church
Luther Memorial Church
Middle Coon Valley Lutheran Church
Mindoro Lutheran Church
Mt Sterling Lutheran Church
Our Savior's LC - La Crosse
Our Savior's LC - West Salem
St. John's LC - Alma
St. John's LC - Boscobel
St. John's LC - Richland Center
St. Peter Evangelical LC - PdC
St. Stephen's LC - Camp Douglas
Trinity Lutheran Church - Sparta
Westby Coon Prairie LC
Wilmington Lutheran Church


WELCA

LaCrosse Area Synod
St. John's LC - North Freedom
Individual Donors

Joan Allen
Dan Amundson
Pastor Jim & Lynn Arends
Kevin & Betty Baird
Suzanne Bartels
Jennifer Bjorklund
Pastor Harald & Andrea Bringsjord
Elizabeth Davis
Ed & Diane Eisermann
Pastor Donald & Elizabeth Fox
Arne Fremstad
Larry & Sharon Gehl
Pastor Lucy & Ross Hardie
Shirley Hummel
Pastor Joe & Brianna Iverson
Kyle Jaeger & Laura Mackey
Samantha Johnson
Daniel Kirschbaum & Jonathan Tippetts
Pastor Jim & Laurie Klosterboer
Jordan & Laura Lee
Dr. Ann & Tim Marty
Peter Melby
Pastor Steve & Stacey Meyer
Charles & Tiana Montgomery
Kate Moody
Alice Olson
Linda Smrcina
John & Nancy Solberg
Pastor Jason & Carla Stanton
Lavonne Swiggum
Pastor Andy Twiton & Kristen Swedlund
Verna Wallace
Ray Weiss
Tim & Geri Zauche


Gifts in Kind

Anonymous - 4 Field Guides
Nicole Borreson - Amazon Wishlist
Ellie Davis - Amazon Wishlist
Andrew & Brook Engel - Amazon Wishlist
Donna Ray Engel - Amazon Wishlist
Deacon Stephanie Engel & Casey Brooks - Amazon Wishlist
Dr. Randy & Marcia Hinrichs - All Terrain Knee Scooter
Sue Hitman - Knee Scooter Loan
Pastor Lori & Greg Kleppe - Amazon Wishlist
Carol Krakar - Amazon Wishlist
Bill & JoEllen Mapp - Blinds for Staff Housing
Nature Center Group - Bench, Binoculars, Sign Printing, Storage Bins
De Anne Nelson - Amazon Wishlist
Judy Schure - Life Vests, Camping Backpacks
Dr. Warren Wilson - Veterinary Services
Christina & Peter Winch - 5 canoes
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