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Rev. Greg Haroutunian
Rev. Vache Sevajian
Rev. Vache Sevajian was born and raised in Pasadena, Ca. He went to Maranatha HS in Pasadena and went to UCLA on a track scholarship, also playing football there. After UCLA, he was a NFL free agent for a few short years, but left athletics to go into full time ministry. He went to Talbot School of Theology where he received an M.Div. He currently serves as Pastor of Youth Ministries at Armenian Brotherhood Bible Church in Pasadena, CA and also teaches Bible at Sahag Mesrob Armenian Christian School. He loves sports, outdoor activities, Armenia, food, people, and God.
Badveli Greg Haroutunian is a native Californian who lives to follow Christ wholeheartedly and to set others free to become like Jesus. He is the Pastor at First Armenian Presbyterian Church in Fresno. He met his wife, Sossy, in Ainjar, Lebanon and they have three children, each one born in the different city where he’s served as a pastor: Mark in Chicago, Ani in Fresno & Alexan in Boston. He loves to run and hopes to run a marathon in each of the cities that he’s lived: San Francisco, Chicago, Beirut, Washington, D.C., Fresno and Boston. If you can guess which one he’s run so far, any of his childhood nicknames or his family’s motto, prizes can be yours!
Camp Arevelk 2020 reminder (August 4, 2020)
Thank you to those who have registered their children for our Virtual Camp that will be starting next week. Aug. 12th-Aug 14th, 7:00. Our camp committee and counsellors have been busy preparing games, activities and worship for our time together. As well, Rev. Jonelle Garo will be with us sharing her messages each night.
Keeping with Camp Arevelk tradition, there will be a talent show that will be shared on Thursday night. Campers can record their talent acts and send them to firstname.lastname@example.org is this Friday 7th.
If you haven't registered yet-please do so by Sunday, August 9th! Registration is required in order for us to have media release information for each camper. Also, starting next week-we will be sharing updates, "packing lists" and Zoom "directions to camp" only with families that have registered in advance.
You can also follow our Instagram account @camp_arevelk or Facebook group <Camp Arevelk> for updates.
https://forms.gle/7NzHSfSK6umnvtDd8 Sign up Today!
Camp Arevelk 2020 goes virtual! (July 21, 2020)
We hope you are all safe and well, finding ways to enjoy the summer months. We all know Camp will look and feel different this year, but we are thankful that God will bless our campers and counsellors during this time. We are excited to share our plans for our virtual camp ministry.
𝗔𝘂𝗴. 𝟭𝟮-𝟭𝟰-𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝘁 𝟳:𝟬𝟬 𝗽𝗺 𝗼𝗻 𝗭𝗼𝗼𝗺
𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗸𝗲𝗿: 𝗥𝗲𝘃. 𝗝𝗼𝗻𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗲 𝗞𝗮𝘇𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗻, 𝗙𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗻𝗼 𝗖𝗔
𝗔𝗴𝗲𝘀 𝟭𝟬-𝟭𝟲 (𝗴𝗼𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗼 𝗚𝗿. 𝟱-𝟭𝟭)
We are thrilled that Rev. Jonelle will join us each night to share her message with the campers. For those who don't know Rev. Kazarian, she is a dearly loved child of God and follower of Jesus whose desire is to walk, live, and love in the Spirit of Almighty God. From a young age she experienced God’s presence and calling on her life. At 14 she wanted to be a missionary and tell people about Jesus. While college provided education and challenge, Jonelle constantly wanted to grow. This passion led her to 4 colleges and universities, culminating in a Masters of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary.
Jonelle is an ordained Minister of the Word and Sacrament and spent 6 years in two local churches as an Associate Pastor; preaching, teaching, counselling, speaking, and mentoring. Currently she carries on the same job description in a much more fluid way as she also is a book-keeping wife, a homeschooling mother, and a sharer of health with her Juice Plus+ business. Jonelle grew up in Fresno and currently resides on 40 acres of grapevines in Fowler, California, where she dwells with her husband Kalem of two decades, three tenacious teens, 17 chickens, 1 ducks, and 1 dog. Jonelle loves creating in her study, in her kitchen, and in her shop.
We hope your children will join us for Worship, Games, Devotions, Fun and Fellowship! Stay tuned for more details, pre-camp challenges and zoom link! You can also follow our Instagram account @camp_arevelk or Facebook group <Camp Arevelk> for updates.
Registration is OPEN and REQUIRED for every camper! https://forms.gle/7NzHSfSK6umnvtDd8 Sign up Today!
Virtual Cabin Connections (June 24, 2020)
Campers! Are you missing your friends and counsellors? While we determine what Camp Arevelk 2020 will look like, we are excited to announce our new initiative:
Ⓥⓘⓡⓣⓤⓐⓛ Ⓒⓐⓑⓘⓝ Ⓒⓞⓝⓝⓔⓒⓣⓘⓞⓝⓢ!
At the end of June, Cabin Connections will bring former campers together with their friends, cabin mates and counsellors.
Through weekly, online sessions the groups will:
-Hang out and share about their lives
-Spend time in prayer
-Participate in a devotional
We hope that 𝓅𝓇𝑒𝓋𝒾𝑜𝓊𝓈 𝒸𝒶𝓂𝓅𝑒𝓇𝓈 will participate! Sign up for your cabin connection group by using the following link.
Don't miss out, sign up TODAY! We'll be in touch soon with details!
COVID Update (June 1, 2020)
Welcome to 2020! Who would have predicted that we would be social distancing and be in isolation? Despite this unfamiliar way of life, we know that our Lord is still Lord no matter what is going on around us. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jer. 29:11. We put our trust in Him.
We are sad to announce that Camp Arevelk 2020 will not run based on the decision made by the NY Board of Health, which has announced that there will be no in-person camping programs in the state of NY this summer. Even though traditional camp is not possible, we will not let this situation stop our community from sharing in Christian fellowship, building friendships, worshiping and praising God. The camp committee has been meeting and prayerfully discussing what Camp 2020 will look like. In the coming weeks, you will receive a survey that will help us determine how to best meet the needs of our campers. We value your input and your responses will help us prepare for a new vision for ministry this summer. Stay tuned for the survey and more details!