What: The Camp Meeting played a significant role is the spiritual revivals of New England. Families from hundreds of miles around would pour into a campground days to weeks at a time for worship, singing, preaching, and fellowship. The Newmarket, NH Camp Meeting grew so large, that its 18,000 people had to move to Epping, NH so they could be accommodated! What would have it been like to see that many people assemble to hear the Bible taught or have families sit around the camp fire teaching the youth about the things of God? The loss of the Camp Meeting has had a distinct impact on forging the spiritual lives of the future generations in New England.
This year's emphasis for the Camp Meeting will focus on church and family investing in the next generation. Proverbs 1:8-9 says, "My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck." We must view our youth as today's treasures, and not just the church of tomorrow. A camping environment not only provides instruction for enjoying the great outdoors, fishing, boating, making fire, and survival skills, it also presents the opportunity to teach the next generation the how to honor Christ while doing such things.
When: Friday September 24, 2021 3:00pm through Sunday September 62, 2021 3:00pm.
Where: Pawtuckaway State Park in Nottingham, NH. We are using sites A-D in the youth group tenting area. Pawtuckaway State Park is a 5,000-acre preserve in New Hampshire, United States. It is one of the largest state parks in southeastern New Hampshire and is named for Pawtuckaway Lake and the Pawtuckaway Mountains.
Who: Pastor Justin Kauffman of Faith Baptist Church in Kittery, Maine will be our special speaker.