Visitors are always welcome to join the services which have their roots in early Methodism of 18th century America.
Members who will be speaking this month include
- January 5 – Tim Beeler
- January 12 – Rev. Andy Jones
- January 19 – Allison Chappell
- January 26 – Coury or Andrea Clements.
The original camp meetings usually took place in rural areas during the summer. People would travel great distances and set up tents to stay for a few days and listen to preaching. Francis Asbury, who saw camp meetings as vital to Methodist evangelism, wrote in a letter dated December 2, 1802, saying the purpose was, “To collect such a number of God’s people together to pray and the ministers to preach, and the longer they stay, generally the better.” Asbury considered the camp meetings as “fishing with a large net”, citing Matthew 4:19 where Jesus told his disciples to follow him and they would become fishers of men.