Marketplace - Past Themes

In 2017 out theme was: We Are A Covenant People.

The daily lessons were learning about this important people in the early bible-- 
On Day 1 we learned about Abraham; on Day 2 we learned about Jacob; and on day 3 we learned about Moses. 
Our 2017 Memory Verses - The Ten Commandants
Our 2017 Mission Project - Imagine No Malaria 
This is year 2 of the six year cycle.

In 2014 our theme was : The Promised Messiah - His childhood, His Ministry, His mission.

Jewish customs, culture, and celebrations played an important role in the childhood, ministry, and mission in the life of Jesus. Special focus is on the Passover and how this event affected His life.

Daily lessons were : Day 1 - Growing in Strength, Wisdon, and Grace - His Childhood. Day 2 - Disciple, Parables, Prayer - His Ministry. Day 3 - Redeemer, Savior, Lord - His Mission.

This is Year 5 of the six year cycle.

 

In 2013 our theme was "Sing a New Song". Marketplace this year started  with the pain and sorrow of the exile and follow with the abduction of Daniel, the re-establishing of the Temple in Jerusalem, the return of the Jews led by Ezra, the rebuilding of the wall around Jerusalem led by Nehemiah and the study of a young Jewish orphan girl named Esther. Scriptures for this year are: Daniel 1-6; Ester 1-10;Nehemiah 1-6, 8-9; Psalm 137:1-4;Psalm 33:3; Psalm 98:1 and Isaiah 51:11.

 

In 2012 the theme was "Growing in Faithfulness". We focused on the time frame from the death of Moses to the exile as the Children of Israel enter the Promised Land under the leadership of Joshua, one of the "faithful." We will learn about Rahab and the part she played in the Battle of Jericho and how she became an ancestor of David and Jesus (Matthew 1:5). Then we will focus on the book of Ruth set chronologically in the midst of the dark years of the judges. Ruth is a love story between a Gentile woman and the God of Israel whom she chose to serve. We will also learn that "when others see a shepherd boy, God may see a king,"

 

Day 1 will cover Joshua. Day 2 will cover Ruth. Day 3 will cover David.

Key verse: Psalm 78:1-8 and Deut. 11:18-20 “Teach them to your children …not forget works of God….keep His commandments.”

 

The Outreach project for this year's camp will be Samaritan's Purse - Operation Christmas Child.

In 2011 the theme was "We Are Covenant People". We will be covering the history that led us through Genesis and into Exodus. We will study Shem, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, with his 12 sons, who ended up in Egypt, and eventual slavery. Over 400 years later, God heard their cry to be released from bondage. God called a man named Moses to lead the men, women, and children, and animals from Egypt back to the land He promised to Abraham., This action resulted in the building of the Tabernacle.

Key Verse : "And I will establish My Covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you". Genesis 17:7.

Our project this year was the No More Malaria Project and coins were collected for the project. 

In 2010 the theme was "Genesis - In The Beginning", focusing on creation, fall of man, and Noah, all based on the first nine chapters of Genesis..

 

Memorization verses were: Genesis 1:1; Psalm 139:14; Genesis 6:8 with bonus verses of Genesis 2:7; Colossians 1:16 and Genesis 9:14.


Do you understand what Genesis 3:15 means? The youth will be looking at this verse and how it relates to mankind.


Remember that Genesis builds a foundation that we will be building on each year at Marketplace.

This year we will have a “Wandering Prophet” located near the Campfire circle beyond the pond. Groups will head in the direction at their designated time and the “prophet” will locate them and lead them to his location for the day.

 

Our project this year was the Heifer Project and coins were collected for the project.

In 2009 the theme was "The Early Church", beginning at Pentacost with the coming of God's Holy Spirit and going through the imprisonments of Peter and Paul for their faith.We also looked at the lives of Lydia and Timothy and the part they played in the spread of the Gospel. Day one focused on "Power To Be A Disciple" and we learned about Peter. Day two focused on "Growing As A Christian" and we met Lydia. Day three we met Timothy and learned about Paul's admonishment to "...run the race with endurance". The 2009 Program Schedule will be available for your viewing, and printing if you wish.

In 2008 the theme was "MESSIAH - His Childhood, His Ministry, His Mission " as we focus on Jewish customs, culture, and celebrations that played an important role in the life of Jesus. Click on the link for a document displaying the many Names of Jesus. Special focus was on the Jewish celebration of Passover and how this affected Jesus' life. Each group had a scheduled time of sharing in the celebration of Passover. For lunch on the last day, we ate a typical passover meal. Click for an image of Palestine In The Time Of Jesus. For our outreach project we collected money for one of our UMC Conference Volunteer in Missions projects. Memorization this year focused on learning the books of the New Testament and the names of the 12 Disciples. 

In 2007 the theme was "Sing Unto the Lord A New Song" and we began with the pain and sorrow of the Exile. Our studies then took us thru the abduction of Daniel, the re-establishing of the Temple in Jerusalem, the return of the Jews led by Ezra, the rebuilding of the walls around Jerusalem led by Nehemiah, and the study of a young Jewish orphan girl named Esther. The Books of Ezra and Nehemiah both deal with the Jews return to Jerusalem, the rebuilding of the Temple, and the city wall and gates. The books also recount the difficulties and challenges which faced the Jews who chose to leave comfortable Babylon and return to the Jewish homeland. Ester is one of the most unusual books in the Bible. It tells us of a young Jewish woman who becomes Queen of Persia just in time to save God's people from extermination. This will end our study of the Old Testament. Next year we will move into the New Testament. For our outreach project we will be collecting money for one of our UMC Conference Volunteer in Missions projects in East Africa. Memorization this year will focus on learning the books of the Old Testament. Scriptures for this year are: Daniel 1 - 6; Esther 1 - 10; Nehemiah 1 - 6, 8 - 9; Psalm 137:1 - 4; Psalm 33:3; Psalm 98:1; and Isaiah 51:11. 

In 2006 the theme was "Growing in Faithfulness" and focused on the time frame from the death of Moses to the exile as the Children of Israel enter the Promised Land under the leadership of Joshua, one of the "faithful."  We learned about Rahab and the part she played in the Battle of Jericho and how she became an ancestor of David and Jesus (Matthew 1:5).  Then we focused on the book of Ruth set chronologically in the midst of the dark years of the judges.  Ruth is a love story between a Gentile woman and the God of Israel whom she chose to serve.  We learned that "when others see a shepherd boy, God may see a king," as we studied the life of a boy who slew the giant Goliath and was later anointed king and served forty years. Although David made mistakes and sinned, he became a "man after God's own heart."  His expression of love for his God is found in the Twenty-third Psalm. Day 1 will cover Joshua. Day 2 will cover Ruth. Day 3 will cover David. The Outreach project for that year's camp was Samaritan's Purse - Operation Christmas Child. 

 

In 2005, the theme was the Tabernacle – God’s Dwelling Place. This covered the history that led us through Genesis and into Exodus – Shem, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, with his 12 sons, who ended up in Egypt, and eventually slavery. Over 400 years later God heard their cry to be released from bondage and called a man named Moses to lead the men, women, children, and animals from Egypt back to the land He promised to Abraham. This culminated in the construction of the Tabernacle. An individual consented to bring their completed, scale model of the Tabernacle for the campers to view. Click on the image to view an enlarged version of the image. 

  

In 2004 we began the 6 year cycle with our focus in Genesis - The Beginnings. This study began with the creation, creation and the fall of mankind,and ended with Noah and the flood.

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