Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association


2017 Weekly Newsletter



The seaside community where all generations can know and grow in Jesus.

The mission of the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association, rooted in its Methodist heritage, is to provide opportunities for spiritual birth, growth, and renewal through worship, education, cultural and recreational activities in a Christian seaside setting.



July 27th & 28th - 7:30pm

Teen Show - Pilgrim Pathway

Original Play - The Youth Temple

 Go HERE for tickets.


July 27th - 9:00pm

PrayerSong: 30 Minutes of Time With God

Bishop Janes Tabernacle


July 29th - 8:00pm

Sidewalk Prophets
Reserved Seating $35 - General Admission $25

“It’s not easy for any of us to do what God has called us to do, to go make disciples of the world,” says lead singer Dave Frey. However, fourteen years on, all that work has carried their music and their collective hearts for the Lord to the upper reaches, but more importantly has earned the affection and respect of a growing legion of fans in audiences worldwide.



Camp Meeting Week

July 30th - 10:30am

Worship Services in the Great Auditorium

Rev. Dr. Michael Youssef

Children's Church - Ages 4-7 & 8-11 10:15am - Youth Temple

Nursery - Ages 6 months - 3 years - 10:15am - Lower Level Youth Temple 


July 30th - 7pm

Worship Services in the Great Auditorium

Rev. Dr. Steve DeNeff

July 30th - August 1st - Steve DeNeff

Bible Hour 9am

Bishop Janes Tabernacle


7pm Evening Service in The Great Auditorium



August 2nd - 5th - Rev. Dr. Duffy Robbins

Bible Hour 9am

Bishop Janes Tabernacle


Children and Teen Programs

Breakfast Club - Ages 12-17 Monday - Friday 9-10am - Boardwalk Pavilion

Free Style - Ages 12-17  Tuesday and Thursday - 7-9pm - Youth Temple 

Riptide - Ages 8-11 Monday - Friday 9-11am - Youth Temple

Thornley Chapel - Ages 3 1/2 -7 Monday - Friday 9-10am - Thornley Chapel 


Ladies, Join Us Under the Umbrella

August 7 at 7:00pm

Bring your own beach chair and a friend and look for the pink striped umbrellas at one of our two locations:  Main Avenue Beach or The Hub Courtyard for a relaxing time of fun, friendship and a focus on God! Small group discussions open to all women.  Rain location at the Bishop Janes Tabernacle.


Beach Activities

OG Recreation

Main Avenue Beach

Monday- Friday 

2:30pm - 3:30pm - Ages 5-12



July 31st - 6:00pm 

Lifeguard Tournament - North End Beach


August 1st - 9:00am

Registration opens at 8am

Dave Mitchell, Jr. Memorial Lifeguard Tournament - North End Beach


How did Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Ministries bless you?

Let us know how one of the ministries has blessed you or your family this summer.  Email me at john@oceangrove.org and share your story. 



Love does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil;
I Corinthians 13:5


By John DiGiamberardino

Everything we do must be done with attitude or motivation of LOVE.  Paul defines the meaning of love by saying what love is and what love is not.  He says, Love is patient, love is kind.  Then he says love is not rude or selfish.  Love does not revile others or thinks about doing the wrong thing.  

We live in a time when rudeness is recognized as funny.  If a person speaks rudely or crudely, to or about someone else, many people laugh it off.  Rudeness is based on getting attention.  Our culture affirms stupidity and selfishness.

TV exploits people and this idea that the ruder you are the more attention you will get.  We even see this in athletes who will not pledge the flag or stand for the national anthem.  This is not God's plan or desire.  

We are to live lives that care more about others than ourselves.  Last night my wife and I were coming home from dinner and we saw a car broken down in a busy intersection.  We had a long day and I was tired but we decided to pull over and help.  I know nothing about cars.  Apparently the battery was dead and it seized up the starter and steering.  We could not get the car in neutral to push it off to the side.  We got a jumper cable but the hood of the car would not open.  The driver called AAA and we called the police for safety reasons since the car was in the intersection.  It was nice to see a number of people stop and ask if they could help.    

How many times have I made an excuse not to stop and then decided not to stop and help?  Usually my excuse is I do not have the time.  Am I really that busy I cannot help someone in need?  Maybe I need to be looking for more opportunities to interrupt my day.  Maybe God wants me to interrupt my day to share love toward someone else.

As you go through the next few days, don't miss an opportunity that God might be providing you to express your love toward someone else.  Look for it and anticipate it.  Be ready for it and help.  Love is not rude but helpful and caring.

Hope to see you around town!

Contact Us

Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association Office

54 Pitman Avenue, PO Box 248

Ocean Grove, NJ 07756

Phone: 732-775-0035
Fax: 732-775-5689

Office Hours

Monday through Friday

8:30am - 4:30pm


(May 21st to September 10th)

9am - Noon

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