Beulah Family Camp begins with a Prayer Covering @ 7:00 p.m. on Friday in the Tabernacle. This year will feature several highlight moments to celebrate the 125th Anniversary (a quasquicentennial – in case you were wondering!) of our historic campground and annual gathering. The 2019 Camp Evangelists, Lenny Luchetti and Moe Diggs, will serve alongside another inspiring year of worship ministry under the leadership of Kelly Jay. Check out this line up for Super Saturday kick-off for Beulah Family Camp on July 6th – don’t miss the opportunity to have your family and friends enjoy this packed day. To download the 2019 Camp Handbook click HERE – all online event registration is now open.
Graham Perry (SJ1) was the speaker this weekend at the first Caton’s Island Family Camp. The August Family Camp started a few years ago and quickly maxed out at nearly 250 campers. Last summer (2018) was the first offering of an additional Family Camp over Canada Day weekend with 11 families (43 campers). This weekend experienced explosive growth with 28 families (138 campers)! We are so blessed by Director Dean Stephenson and his staff.
The drawing above represents the projected expansion for the Choate Dining Hall on Caton’s Island. Work has begun on phase one which will cost $252K. Detailed plans and costs for this project are available upon request to Project Manager and Caton’s Island Overseer Brian Murray. A special offering will be taken during Beulah Family Camp to contribute to the completion of phase one which has currently received nearly $235K in donations to date. This does not include pledged amounts or additional projections of estimated giving, but actual donations in hand. We praise God for His provision as we seek to expand seating and serving capacity for 420+ per meal. Pending donations for additional phases, we hope to complete the entire expansion for use by the summer of 2021. Along with the finished Stephenson Center, this capital improvement will open the door for exponential growth in reaching students for Christ in the years ahead!
Maple Ridge (Mike Agrell) offered a day camp this week with over 60 kids participating. Family Life Pastor Ryan Genereaux shared, “It was was incredible to see about 30% of our elementary school hearing about God for five days!” Yesterday morning there were six unchurched families who accepted the invitation to come to church with 171 in attendance on a long weekend.
Houlton (Wayne Robertson) hosted a Volunteer Appreciation Picnic last Sunday honouring over 100 volunteers serving in various ministries. Yesterday’s service celebrated six baptisms!
Dr. Lenny Luchetti serves as Professor of Proclamation at Wesley Seminary. He is known as an “insightful professor with a pastor’s heart.” Lenny is the author of Abingdon’s Preaching with Empathy: Crafting Sermons in a Callous Culture (Fall 2018) as well as Preaching Essentials: A Practical Guide, which has been nationally recognized by Outreach and Preaching magazines as one of the best books on preaching in its publication year.
This summer at Beulah Family Camp, Lenny will serve as our first Evangelist. In addition to preaching Sunday through Wednesday, he will be offering an afternoon workshop on Wednesday, July 10th, entitled Practices for Preaching with Empathy in a Culture of Apathy. The first 50 pastors to register by clicking HERE will receive a complementary copy of his book courtesy of the Atlantic District.