As we emerge from the previous two years of “virtual camp meeting,” here within the Lake Region Conference (LRC) we are encouraged in “Standing Together as One,” our 2022 Camp Meeting theme.
This year, the Lake Region Conference will cautiously embark upon an in-person encampment, beginning Wednesday, June 29, through Saturday, July 2. Various services will include dynamic speakers from across the Lake Region Conference, culminating with Pastor Wintley Phipps as guest speaker on Sabbath, July 2. Pastor Phipps is an international, world-renowned vocal artist, having witnessed to countless audiences including six United States Presidents. He is an education activist and founder of the U.S. Dream Academy.
Whether you are a Youth or Young Adult, or just young at heart, consider the LRC Youth Pavilion as the place to be on Sabbath, July 2. Pastor James Doggette Jr., currently shepherding the Riviera and Deerfield Beach congregations in South Florida, will engage our Youth and Young Adults during the Sabbath worship hour.
Enlisting our Hispanic Camp Meeting attendees will be Pastor Elden Ramirez, executive secretary for the Lake Union Conference. In-person Hispanic Camp Meeting will kick off on Friday, Sept. 2, through Sabbath, Sept. 4.
Many have come to the realization that the building does not define nor make the church. It, that dreadful virus called COVID-19, has made us acutely aware of this fact as we were forced to act out our faith individually while feeling as though our existence was in silos, functioning independently and isolated from others.
Rising as we come forth, embracing the words used by Paul admonishing the Philippians (Phil. 2:2 KJV): Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. We at the Lake Region Conference are “Standing Together as One.”
NOTE: While the LRC encampment(s) are planned for in-person, all services will be simultaneously streamed on all Lake Region social media accounts.
Garth Gabriel, Lake Region Conference president