SOUTH UNION CAMPMEETING 2017: JULY 21 - 26

Pastor Kevin Yearber and the members of South Union United Methodist Church cordially invite you to attend the 144th Camp Meeting at South Union Campground beginning Friday evening, July 21 through Wednesday, July 26.

Camp Meeting Evangelist - Rev. Glenn Ray (preaching at 11 am and 7 pm)
Song Leaders - Buddy & Carol Smith
Children's Camp Coordinator - Connie Black
Pianist - Sherry Griffin


A Choctaw County homecoming welcome to our evangelist, Rev. Glenn Ray! Glenn has been a pastor in the local church since 1967, and has served churches in North Georgia, Mississippi, Illinois, and Iowa.  After ministering in the Midwest for 13 years Glenn returned to Georgia and is on Staff at Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church in Marietta, Georgia.  He is pastor of Congregational Care.

While living in the Midwest, Glenn was Senior Pastor of the Grimes UMC in Des Moines, Iowa from 2001 to 2010 where he was instrumental in the church growing from 30 to 325 attendees on Sunday morning.  Glenn introduced contemporary worship to the church and before he left the church there were two praise bands that lead worship during both Sunday services and were asked to perform at religious and secular events across Central Iowa and the Iowa State Fair.  Glenn sang with the group and played both bass and rhythm guitar.  Prior to that Glenn was a Chaplain for two years in Rockford, Illinois, at Wesley Willows Retirement Center.

Glenn has preached and led singing and sung all over the south in Campmeetings and revivals.  He has also performed concerts in local churches and ministered through song in nursing homes and retirement facilities. He is married to Joyce who retired from the Gannett Company Media Division in 2015, and they have four children and eleven grandchildren.

2017 Campmeeting Schedule


Friday, July 21
    7:00 pm - Opening Worship Service

Saturday, July 22
      8:00 am - Devotional & Prayer
    11:00 am - Worship  7:00 pm - Congregational Hymn Sing & Preaching

Sunday, July 23
    8:00 am - Devotional & Prayer
  11:00 am – Worship
    6:30 pm - Joyful Noise Quartet    7:00 pm - Worship

Monday, July 24 - Camp South Union
    8:00 am - Devotional & Prayer
  11:00 am – Worship
    6:30 pm - Alan Sibley & The Magnolia Ramblers    7:00 pm - Worship

Tuesday, July 25 - Camp South Union
    8:00 am - Devotional & Prayer
  11:00 am – Worship
    6:30 pm - Various Campmeeting Singers    7:00 pm - Worship

Wednesday, July 26 - Camp South Union
    8:00 am - Devotional & Prayer
  11:00 am – Worship
    7:00 pm - Closing Worship

Camp South Union July 24-26
 

South Union United Methodist Church will offer its own version of Vacation Bible School during Camp Meeting this year. Camp South Union will begin on Monday, July 24, at 11:00 AM and conclude on Wednesday night, July 26, with the 7:00 PM service.

The patriotic theme “Jesus, Light of the World” will be evident as the children participate in Bible Exploration, music and campfire songs, crafts, wilderness activities, and of course, hay rides, watermelon cutting, and homemade ice cream, S’Mores by the campfire and water slides for young and older children.

Camp South Union is for ages 4 – 12 with older teens assisting the adults in the many stations throughout the camp. Children who plan to stay at the campground overnight will need to supply their own sleeping bags.
Please call Brother Kevin Yearber at 662-285-6655, Lindsay Salley at 662-285-7016 or Connie Black at 662-285-3201 for further information or to register your child for Camp South Union.


Campmeeting takes us back to a simpler time; just good old-fashioned worship of God under the 100 year-old open arbor with hymns like, “When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder,” “Revive Us Again” and “Love Lifted Me.” Campmmeeting affords us the opportunity to worship and to teach our children to worship in the same place our ancestors did, in the same way. We can go back to a single, uncomplicated time and place and always know that God is with us and He loves us.

Today many people believe the usefulness of the Campmeeting has passed. They consider it an old mode of operation that needs to be put to sleep. We strongly disagree. Instead of allowing the Campmeeting to die we should renew our efforts to bring it to new life. Far from being a dried relic of the past, Campmeetings still provide the opportunity for many people to hear the message of salvation and scriptural holiness.
MaMaw Blaine - Precious Memories

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