What is Campmeeting all about? Campmeeting is a uniquely American institution
with its roots dating back to the early 1800’s. With the rapid growth of
America and the boundary lines of our nation moving westward, revivals became
the primary means of Christianizing the growing and expanding population.
As the summer harvest was completed, families gathered together and built “brush
arbors” where they would hold Christian meetings, sing and catch up on the
latest news with each other’s families. This is the tradition from which modern
campmeeting has come.
Tabernacle Campmeeting has not strayed far from these
beginnings. While very few of us have anything to do with a “summer harvest” we
all still gather once a year to hold Christian meetings, sing and catch up on
the latest news with each other’s families!
Campmeeting is open to everyone! Though there are ties to the United Methodist
Church, we consider ourselves to be non-denominational and we welcome anyone
that’s interested in studying the Word of God and learning more about our Lord
and Savior Jesus Christ.
Church services are held 3 times daily, with the attire being much less than
Sunday best (that means casual). There’s a dinner on the grounds the first
Saturday night, a community day lunch on Thursday afternoon, a homemade ice
cream supper on Thursday night and Youth Night on the last Saturday.
We still worship in an Arbor – not a “Brush Arbor” – but an Arbor nonetheless.
The floors are sawdust, and the air is “conditioned” by ceiling fans. A special
kind of fellowship takes place around this Arbor; without the modern
conveniences that we are all use to in our home church; it seems that you are
able to get closer to God in an Arbor.
At Tabernacle Campmeeting, you will pay no admission charge. No
one will ask you to buy hundreds of dollars worth of materials or books. But
your experience at campmeeting can definitely change your life!
We invite you to attend Tabernacle Campmeeting. Come and enjoy
the good food, the fellowship and the presentation of God’s word in our very
own “Brush Arbor”!