Union Wesley UMC to open 174th camp meeting July 21

July 8, 2018

Union Wesley United Methodist Church announced its 174th year of camp meetings will take place Saturday and Sunday, July 21 and 22; and Saturday, July 28 through Sunday, Aug. 5, with preaching, music, food and fun. This year’s theme is based on 2 Chronicles 7:14. Praise and worship will begin nightly at 7 p.m. All prayer bands are welcome.

This year’s guest preachers include: 7:30 p.m., Saturday, July 21, Pastor Dennis Milner, Beth’el Tabernacle Church of God; 10 a.m., Sunday, July 22, the Rev. Dr. Jeanel D. Starling, Union Wesley UMC, Clarksville; 4 p.m., July 22, the Rev. George Edwards Sr., Friendship Baptist Church, Lewes; 7 p.m., Saturday, July 28, the Rev. Anthony Mumford, Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Rockville, Md.; 10 a.m., Sunday, July 29, the Rev. Dr. Jeanel D. Starling, Union Wesley UMC; 4 p.m., July 29, the Rev. Jacqueline Evans Wilson, Union AME Zion Church, New Castle; 7:30 p.m., Monday, July 30, Joy Night; 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 31, the Rev. Dania Griffith, Antioch AME Church, Frankford; 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 1, Youth Night, Apostle Helena Bailey, Kingdom Life Family Ministries Inc., Millsboro; 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 2, the Rev. Marjorie Belmont-Burns, Faith United Methodist Church, Rehoboth; 7:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 3, Pastor Mike Vaughn, The Father’s House Church, Frankford; 6 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 4, the Rev. Wendell Hall, Solid Rock Baptist Church, New Castle; 10 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 5, the Rev. Dr. Jeanel Starling, Union Wesley UMC (communion and service at church); 4 p.m., Aug. 5, the Rev. Timothy Duffield Sr., Zoar/Curtis charges, Selbyville; Elder Naomi Wescott will officiate camp closing, and prayer bands will follow.

Begun in 1844, Wesley Camp is the oldest camp meeting still in existence in Delaware. 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.”

The address is 32127 Powell Farm Road, Frankford. For more information and a complete schedule of events, call 302-539-8335.