Union Wesley United Methodist Church will hold its annual Camp Meeting on July 22-23, July 29-31 and Aug. 1-6. Begun in 1844, Wesley Camp is the oldest camp meeting still in existence in the state of Delaware.
This year, Union Wesley will celebrate 173 years of hosting the Wesley Camp, which includes nightly preaching, music, food and fun. The roots of Wesley Camp are steeped in history, beginning with families in horse-drawn wagons gathering in a circle for worship with a podium at the center for the preacher.
“While a few things have changed since then, the mission has remained the same — to hear the word of God, be revived, lead the lost to Christ and fellowship one with another,” organizers said. “Come experience this wonderful celebration under the bower at Wesley Camp.”
Services are scheduled to include:
• Saturday, July 22, 7:30 p.m. — The Rev. Jarrel Taylor, Restoration Christian Church, Newport News, Va.;
• Sunday, July 23, 10 a.m. — The Rev. Jeanel Starling, Union Wesley U.M. Church, Frankford; 4 p.m., the Rev. George Edwards, Friendship Baptist Church, Lewes;
• Saturday, July 29, 7 p.m. — The Rev. Anthony Mumford, Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Rockville, Md.
• Sunday, July 30, 10 a.m. — The Rev. Jeanel Starling, Union Wesley U.M. Church, Frankford; 4 p.m., the Rev. Jacqueline Evans Wilson, Union AME. Zion Church, New Castle;
• Monday, July 31, 7:30 p.m. — Joy Night featuring The Crusaders of Antioch A.M.E Church, Frankford, and other guest choirs;
• Tuesday, Aug. 1, 7:30 p.m. — The Rev. Dania Griffin, Antioch A.M.E. Church, Frankford;
• Wednesday, Aug. 2, 7:30 p.m. — Youth Night, Apostle Helena Bailey, Kingdom Life Family Ministries, Millsboro;
• Thursday, Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m. — The Rev. Marjorie Burns, Faith U.M. Church, Rehoboth Beach;
• Friday, Aug. 4, 7:30 p.m. — The Rev. Tambara Stewart, Restoration Worship Center, Georgetown;
• Saturday, Aug. 5, 6 p.m. — The Rev. Wendell Hall, Solid Rock Baptist Church, New Castle;
• Sunday, Aug. 6, 10 a.m. — The Rev. Jeanel Starling, Union Wesley U.M. Church, Frankford; 4 p.m. — The Rev. Timothy Duffield, Zoar/Curtis Charges, Selbyville; Camp Closing/Prayer Bands following service, Elder Naomi Wescott (in charge)
The camp is located at 32137 Powell Farm Road, Frankford. For more information, contact Sister Lois Mumford at Union Wesley UM Church, (302) 539-8335.