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.



June 11th - 10:30am Worship

The Great Auditorium

Dale Whilden, President OGCMA

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

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

Bible Hour 9am

Bishop Janes Tabernacle

June 19th - 22nd - Pastor Lloyd Pulley


Job Opportunities

We are NOW HIRING a Full Time Maintenance Worker!  Applications are available at the office or can be downloaded from our webpage (http://www.oceangrove.org/employment). 

We have also restructured the Program Department and are looking for a Program Assistant in Marketing and Graphics.  If you are interested go to the website and download the Job Description under Employment Opportunities. 


Children and Teen Programs Begin June 19th

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

Free Style - Ages 12-17  Tuesday and Thursday - 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 


Volunteers Needed

Your help is needed.  The Ocean Grove Beuatification Project is looking for volunteers to help plant flowers and care for what has been planted.  They meet every Thursday at 8am at a designated work site.  To volunteer call Would you like to donate your time and skills to our ministry? There are many ways to be involved through the Camp Meeting.  Read below and see how you can volunteer your time this summer Connie Ogden at or 732-614-7836 or Phyllis Schroeder at  or 732-775-6588


New Mezzo Soprano

We welcome Katherine (Katy) Pracht to our ministry this summer.  Katy has an extensive       portfolio of musical experience in both opera and sared music.  Be sure to welcome her when you see her and thank her for using her gift to honor and worship the Lord.  






You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.  Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.  In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.  

Matthew 5:14-16




By John DiGiamberardino

This past March, Nancy Baker went home to be with the Lord.   I attended her Memorial Service on April 23rd and was moved as many shared of her love for people and the Lord.  Nancy was the treasurer of her church in Nutley, NJ.  Nancy was also a faithful supporter of Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association.  She served on the Board of Trustees for the Camp Meeting and as Finance Chair for many years. 

There was a unique responsive reading of the 23rd Psalm at the service.  I have included it here.  Please take a moment and read it out loud and spend some time in personal reflection. 

The Lord Is My Shepherd 

The Lord is my Shepherd - That's Relationship!

I shall not want - That's Supply!

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures - That's Rest!

He leadeth me beside still waters - That's Refreshment!

He restoreth my soul - That's Healing!

He leadeth me in paths of righteousness - That's Guidance!

For His name sake - That's Purpose

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil - That's Protection!

For Thou art with me - That's Faithfulness!

Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me - That's Comfort!

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies - That's Hope!

Thou anointest my head with oil - That's Consecration!My cup runneth over - That's Abundance!

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life - That's Blessing!

And I will dwell in the house of the Lord - That's Security!

Forever - That's Eternity!

-Author Unknown-