Two Covenant Camps to Mark 60 Years of Ministry

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CHICAGO, IL (June 13, 2007) – Two Evangelical Covenant Church camps will celebrate their 60th anniversaries this summer.

Camp Mission Meadows in Dewittville, New York, and Covenant Harbor Bible Camp in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, will hold special events to mark the occasions.

Mission Meadows will hold an open house and dedicate its new chapel on July 1. The grounds will open at 2 p.m. and a dedication service will be held for the new chapel at 4 p.m. The service will take place in the chapel, although the building won’t be completed until near the end of the year. Speakers will include past campers and a 10-year-old current camper.

Covenant Harbor will celebrate its anniversary each Sunday of the summer, beginning this week and running through August 12. Festivities will include public worship services in a lakeside tent at 10:30 a.m., and an opportunity to picnic, swim and enjoy the grounds for the afternoon.

The theme of the anniversary celebration is “Some things change . . . One thing remains,” based on Hebrews 13:8, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”

Preachers throughout the series will be people serving in full time ministry who spent formative time at the Harbor on staff or as campers. The musicians also have long ties to the camp. Former staff and campers also will testify to the influence of the camp on their lives.

Historic photographs will be on display. A photographic history of the camp’s first 10 years, called “The Mansion Years” will be for sale, along with anniversary T-shirts featuring the Mansion and the Worship Tent.

Listed are the speakers and musicians for each of the services:
•    June 17 – Preaching Don Holmertz (camper 63-67), music by Matt Lundgren (staff 94-95), and testimony by Inez Olander (waterfront director 49).
•    June 24 – Preaching Dan Lannin (staff 98-02), music by the Edgebrook Covenant Church Ensemble, and testimony by Wendy Kallestad (camper 75-85, staff 91-97).
•    July 1 – Preaching by Cathy Stanley-Erickson (staff 94-95), music by Kurt Barker (summer worship 97-07), and testimony by Laurel Anderson (staff 88-97).
•    July 8 – Preaching by Tim Stohlberg (staff 79-81), music by Leslie Hodgkinson (staff 80-82), and testimonies by Pete & Pat Heintzelman (staff 79-01).
•    July 15 – Preaching by Karen Hinz (staff 94-07), music by the summer staff, and testimony by Bob Klockars (lifelong camper, staff 61- present).
•    July 22 – Preaching by Bruce Lawson (interim director 72-73, Harbor Point staff 00-07), music by Fabian Quiroga (staff 03), and testimony by Covenant Enabling Residences camp participants.
•    July 29     – Preaching by Tim “Yak” Johnson (staff 80), music by Becky Johnson (camper 90-94), and testimony by Marilyn Larson.
•    August 5 – Installation of  Ray Warren as new executive director, preaching by Jerome Nelson, superintendent, music by Faith Covenant Church in Wheaton, Illinois, and testimony by Charles Peterson (staff 71-76).
•    August 12 – Preaching by Sara Jane Sosa (staff 93-95), music by Glenn Kaiser (summer worship 99-07), and testimony by Bennie & Willa Simmons (bringing inner city campers 94-07).

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