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Camp Meeting Program 2017 Camp Meeting Program 2017


Camp Meeting August 4-13, 2017

"Walking Together in Community" 

A full PDF copy of the 2017 Camp Program can be downloaded here.

A PDF of the meal pricing for the 2017 Camp Meeting can be downloaded here.

“On each side of the river stood the tree of life…and the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.” (Revelation 22:2)

Camp Meeting 2017 will be August 4 through August 13:  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.

Topics of discussion will include: • Characteristics of healthy community • Relationship growth and enrichment • The art of dialogue • Celebrating diversity of giftedness

In “Contemporary Christianity”, we will be reaching out to professionals who are knowledgeable on these and other issues. Dr. Jonathan Malone will lead us in “Nurturing a Diverse Community”, and sociologist Debra Welkley will help us “Unpack Our Invisible Knapsacks.”

Vespers will be meaningful and moving, as our brothers and sisters will share their stories of God’s faithfulness. Our speakers will be Susan Babcock-White, Bernie Grapski, Donna and John Wolcott, Heidi Toppel, and Diana Evans.  Come join us for this beautiful time of fellowship and faith sharing.

As with past years, Sunrise Stretch Yoga will be offered Monday through Saturday at 6:30 a.m. in the VBS cottage, as well as Yoga for Arthritis and Pain, and Balance and Restore Yoga at other times during the week.  Please see the descriptions of these classes in the News article announcing the yoga class offerings for the week.

We also are adding a “hands-on” project this year: a team of volunteers will be travelling to Middletown on Wednesday to work with Gilead Community Services, an agency that has been serving individuals and families living with mental health needs since 1968.

And Bible Study each weekday morning led by Rev. Lee Welkley will continue to be a vital part of our Program, along with nightly worship and events.

The first Saturday concert at 4 p.m. will feature the St. Luke's Steel Band from New Haven.  This Christian group will present a variety of music genres with a Caribbean flair.  You can hear some of their selections on their web site:

On the first Sunday, Rev. Dr. Jonathan Malone from the First Baptist Church of East Greenwich, RI, will speak in the morning service on "Nurturing a Diverse Community" and in the evening service will visit ways in which we can build inter-generational harmony in worship.

Tuesday evening's speaker will be Rev. Brian Evelich, Missionary State Director of Child Evangelism Fellowship of Connecticut.

On Wednesday evening beginning at 5:30 p.m., please join us for a community "All Aboard" picnic in Fairview Park, complete with a blue grass band!  Be sure to sign up so we have enough food.

Friday evening we will hear the Rev. Tim Haut of the First Congregational Church of Deep River, who is always thought provoking as he preaches God's Word.

On Saturday evening we will hear the joyful music of Camp Bethel's choir and talented musicians for our annual Camp Bethel Concert.  Fellowship at the Preacher's Stand will immediately follow the service.

And we close out our Camp Meeting services on Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. with our Farewell and Communion Service led by the Rev. Lee Welkley.

So come join us for the week, a day, or just an event.   All are welcome in this place!

Camp Bethel.