LETART — A fellowship tradition dating back to 1922 returns this weekend with this year’s annual Camp Meeting services held at the Union Camp Ground in Letart.
Located just outside New Haven, services start Sunday and continue through July 17. Services begin at 7 p.m. each evening, and will offer singing and preaching each evening. There will also be a children’s service for children five-years old and up.
Over the years, there has been many spirit filled meetings held under “The Pines” in this great rural country setting, according to organizers. This year will be no different as people once again join together in Christian fellowship worshiping “Down the Sawdust Trail at the Old Camp Meeting,” again, according to camp organizers.
This year’s evangelists and preachers include: Pastor Bobby Patterson preaching Sunday and Monday evening, July 10-11 with the Point Pleasant Church of God Choir singing Monday evening July 11. Next, Evangelist Earl Cochran from Fishers Chapel UMC will be preaching on Tuesday, July 12 and Wednesday, July 13 with the Fisher Chapel UMC Choir singing on Wednesday evening July 13. On Thursday, July 14 and Friday, July 15, Pastor Greg Collins from the Faith Worship Center, Chatsworth, Georgia, and former pastor at the Maratha Cornerstone Church will be preaching. Then on Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17, Evangelist Scott Ferguson from Randleman, North Carolina will be preaching.
Along with worship each evening there will be special singing which include the following groups: Forever Blessed, Covered by Love, The WV Curriers, Living Proof, Heavens Call, New Covenant, Truly Saved and The Builders Quartet.
Again, Camp Meeting services have been held at the tabernacle since 1922 which is for over 94 years. Those attending are asked to bring blankets or lawn chairs, and join in fellowship at this year’s services.