The closing of the month of May means that in many places, our local churches are completing their participation in our Scripture Memory Program! The program traditionally runs from September through May, though this year, we gave local churches the opportunity to start later and run the program from October through June. Participants have been busily memorizing Scriptures selected by our Conference President, Rev. David Stall. Upon completion of the program, participants whose names are reported to the Christian Education Council receive a certification of completion. Additional individual recognition is reserved for those who complete the program for a decade.
In addition to personal recognition, participants from local churches who complete the program help their church in an effort to secure church recognition for the program in the form of two separate awards. The first is the Mary Clare Scripture Memory Bowl, given to the church with the most participants in the program. The second is the Andrew J. Camenga Award, given to the church with the highest percentage of church participants who complete the program.
Some local churches have already submitted the names of those who have completed the program by email, but for those church representatives looking for the official form, it can be downloaded using the link below. To return the form, we ask church representatives to either fill out the form and send it through postal mail, or to fill it out and return it by email. The due date for the forms for recognition at General Conference and to insure eligibility for the awards is July 11, 2018. To be eligible for the Camenga award, churches must also have submitted information for the General Conference yearbook.