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Tucker’s Grove Camp Meeting begins today



Staff Writer


Nearly a week after Denver’s historic Rock Springs Methodist Camp Meeting wrapped up, Lincoln County prepares to embrace a second annual camp meeting, Tucker’s Grove, with a similar mission of reviving the community’s Christian faith.

Tucker’s Grove Camp Meeting, established in 1874, will commence 5:30 p.m. today with a special trustee meeting and blessing of the grounds, according to camp meeting officials.

The annual family worship and singing event will run through Aug. 25 at Tucker’s Grove Campground on N.C. 73 in Iron Station with a variety of area church leaders taking part in daily sermons.


Below is the camp meeting schedule of events:



5:30 p.m. meeting with trustees (Everyone invited to attend.)

6:30 p.m. prayer and worship



7  p.m. singing program



6  p.m. Youth Day (speaker – Rev. Stephanie Wilson Haynes of Madison, N.C.)

7  p.m. singing program



7:15 p.m. (host church – Brevard Chapel UMC; speaker – Rev. Jeff Johnson, Denver UMC)



7:15 p.m. (host church – Ebenezer UMC; speaker – Rev. Cornelius Halland of Hickory)



7:15 p.m. (host church – Rock Hill UMC; speaker – Rev. Elenora Wilson Shilo, AME Zion in Mt. Holly)



7:15 p.m. (host church – Gold Hill Missionary Baptist Church; speaker – Rev. Jeffery Mahan, Mt. Calvary Baptist in Lowell)


Aug. 23rd:

7:15 p.m. (host church – St. James UMC; speaker – Pastor Kathy Steward, Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Newton)


Aug. 24th:

7:15 p.m. (host church – Tucker’s Grove UMC; speaker – TBA)


Aug. 25th:

11 a.m. (speaker – Rev. Alexander McCorkle, Brevard Chapel UMC in Denver)

3 p.m. (speaker – Rev. Jaspher Hemphill, Mission AME Zion, Morganton)




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