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Hilda UMC Old Fashioned Camp Meeting
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 • Posted October 10, 2012

I realized something earlier this year. I realized that I am a United Methodist pastor in my 40s and I have never attended a Camp Meeting! That used to be one of the staples of the Wesleyan tradition. Sooooo, I decided to rectify that by having the Hilda United Methodist Church host an Old Fashioned Camp Meeting. There will be food and fellowship followed by an outdoor worship service with lots of great old gospel music.

Hilda UMC is the perfect location for a meeting such as this. These days, most other churches would have to hold a service like this in their parking lot. At Hilda we have been blessed with a beautiful country setting free from traffic and other distractions (you’ve got to cross three cattle guards just to get to the church). On Sunday, October 14th at 4:00 PM we will begin serving barbeque chicken on the church grounds, then around 5:30 PM we will begin our praise and worship service under the oak trees. We will gather like they used to in the “good old days” to offer praise and thanksgiving in the spirit of the old time camp meetings. We’ve got our talented Hilda musicians such as David Lively, Nanci Gibbons, Rebecca Dodson and the choir ready to go as well as guest musicians such as Darryl and Petra Watson from Mason.

Following the camp meeting, the sanctuary will be open and pastors and prayer partners will be available to pray with anyone that would like to take advantage of that opportunity.

We are the “church in the wild wood” so come, come, come and bring a friend!

Hilda United Methodist Church is located in Mason County off of Ranch Road 783. From Mason, take Hwy 87 South toward Fredericksburg about 10 miles, then turn right onto Ranch Road 783. Continue about 4 miles and turn left onto Loeffler Lane, then cross two more cattle guards and you are there.

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