Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association

 

September 2, 2017 Newsletter

Reflection 

By John DiGiamberardino

Another great summer season in Ocean Grove!

As in the past we want too be the seaside community where all generations can know and grow in Jesus.  We do this through providing opportunities for spiritual birth, growth and renewal through worship, educational, cultural, and recreational programs.  

Our tradition is one that invites people into a relationship with Jesus.  During our Sunday morning and evening worship services and daily bible hours we appreciated each time the preacher or teacher of the day invited people to solidify their commitment and relationship with God through Jesus Christ.   Whether it was through asking people to stand, raise their hand or come forward to the altar rail and pray, we thank God for the moving of the Holy Spirit in many people’s lives as they responded to God’s love, grace and forgiveness.

This summer was another great summer for our children and teen programs.  There were hundreds of children who participated in our programs.  Special thanks goes to our youth staff and volunteers.

Our music ministry is unmatched from the Ocean Grove Summer Band to our Organ Concerts to the Summer Stars Classical Music Series to the Annual Choir Festival ending last week with the Sacred Masterwork.  We have excellent musicians that use their talents and abilities to honor God.   

This year we intentionally provided Saturday Night Programs that reached all age groups.  A special thanks to all that attended and were blessed by our Saturday Night Family entertainment.

Weather this summer gave a few less nice beach days then previous years.  But we are fortunate to have a wonderful beach staff that faithfully serve and protect all those who desire to swim.

And I cannot forget our tennis and shuffleboard programs.  This season we saw many new members of our shuffleboard club as well as the tennis club.

Special thanks also goes to our volunteers: Ladies Auxiliary, Ushers, Beautification, Refreshments, and Auditorium Choir.  Folks who volunteer are priceless to us as an organization.

Our season in review annual meeting is Labor Day at 9am in Bishop Janes Tabernacle.  It is a time to share with and thank our constituents for their support and prayers. See you around town!

John DiGiamberardino
Executive Director / COO
Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association

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