Camp Meeting August 2-11, 2019
"Living Truth in Love"
Camp Meeting 2019 will be August 2 through August 11. Please come join us, whether as a visitor, CBA member, seeker, or traveler on the way! All are welcome to this special place of diverse Christian faith backgrounds.
Our 2019 Camp Meeting theme is “LIVING TRUTH IN LOVE”. Our Bible Studies for the week will survey what TRUTH was for many persons in different settings in Bible times. Then we will explore applications for our times and settings. We hope our mornings “under the tent” with Presiding Elder Lee and Scholar-in-Residence Jonathan will enrich your faith and your journey through this life.
Much of the week will seem familiar to most of us: Rev. Welkley, Rev. Dennis TeBeest, and Rev. Denise Esslinger will be preaching during the week, and evening Vespers will offer opportunities to share with our brothers and sisters. Your response to Prism of Praise was so overwhelming that we have invited them to return to kick off the week in song and testimony, and they are excited to return. But we have several new items to bring to the table this summer:
On Sunday evening we will be blessed with a program of scripture and sacred dance presented by the dance troupe Ekklesia.
Those who wish to reflect on, or delve deeper into, the morning’s Bible Study and Contemporary Christianity session will have the opportunity to gather daily after lunch.
We will offer elective sessions on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday afternoons for small groups to share:
o “Writing your Camp Bethel Memoir” with Shea McGovern (3 sessions)
o “Crafting with Dorrie” (Kendall, that is) – beading, jewelry making (2-3 sessions)
o “Intro to the Cloud” and “Using Google Drive” with Bill Caulkins (2 sessions).
There will be mini-trips on Wednesday afternoon to places of interest that suit your fancy. Wendy Scott will be coordinating leaders and passengers for transportation via personal vehicles from Camp. Choose from among the following:
o The Mark Twain House in Hartford
o The Submarine Force Museum in Groton
o Afternoon at the beach – Rocky Neck State Park
On Wednesday evening we will gather in our “coffee house” for fellowship with one another, accompanied by a local musician.
The summer (July) issue of the Bethel Bulletin will have more details on the electives and trips with information on how to sign up for each. Some will have limited numbers, so give thought to what “floats your boat”. See you August 2-11 “down by the riverside.” So come join us for the week, a day, or just an event. All are welcome in this place!