Members On Fire UCC Camp Meeting Brings Revival
The Upper Columbia Conference Camp Meeting began with beautiful choir music Friday evening June 19, followed by a stirring sermon by Ron Clouzet, Theology professor and director for the North American Evangelism Institute based at Andrews University. Clouzet encouraged people to let God awaken them and live through them.
The theme of the camp meeting weekend was From Flicker to Flame — Letting Jesus Light Your Life. Contents of the weekend were designed to help people rekindle their love for Jesus and teach people how to truly live through His power.
In addition to Clouzet, worship speakers for the weekend included Brad Thorp, Hope Channel president, and Robert Folkenberg Jr., UCC president. Folkenberg spoke to a packed Walla Walla University Church on Sabbath morning for the main service. His sermon Firefly or Forest Fire reflected his passion for lifestyle evangelism.
"Camp meeting is such an important event for people who are serious about doing God's work," says Folkenberg. "It not only gives us an opportunity to re-focus on the mission we have for these end times, but it's also like a spiritual fruit smoothie full of vitamins and beta carotenes that help boost our faith and commitment to God."
On Sabbath afternoon, 11 seminars were held, including: How to Make a Friend Out of a Stranger, Disaster Preparedness, Health Ministry in Our Church, How to Effectively Disciple Kids and Bible Study Boot Camp.
A concert by Charles Haugabrooks was also part of the Sabbath afternoon programming. His lively singing style combined with classic and inspirational songs created a musical feast that people of all ages enjoyed. "You can really tell that he enjoys singing and sharing the love of God," says Nona Melisted who attended the concert.
For those not able to attend, the main programs were streamed live for Web viewing. The programs are available to view and listen to online at www.uccsda.org/campmeeting. Audio CDs of the seminars are available at the Adventist Book Center in Spokane and College Place, Wash. For more information about these, you can call the ABC at (509) 838-3168.