OCGMA Announces Sunday Worship Schedule, Featuring Renowned Guest Speakers

Note: OCGMA Also Offers Daily Worship Services — Bible Study — Kids & Teens ProgramsOrgan & Choir Recitals — Prayer Song & Vespers — Gospel Music MinistriesAll Sumer Long – Visit www.oceangrove.org for a Complete Schedule. Share
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Schol – UMC of Greater New Jersey, Neptune, NJeffort.August 13 – 10:30 am Rev. David’s, PAAugust 27 – 10:30 am Dr. Mitch GlaserChosen Peoples Ministries, New York, NYJuly 30 – 10:30 am Dr. Barry Black – Chaplain, U.S. Kenda Creasy Dean – Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJJune 25 – 10:30 am Pastor John Randall – Calvary Chapel, San Juan Capistrano, CA July 2 – 10:30 am Pastor Kenneth Levingston – Jones Memorial United Methodist Church, Houston, TXJuly 9 – 10:30 am Peter Weaver – Bishop-in-Residence, Drew University Theological School, Williamsburg, VAJuly 16 – 10:30 am Pastor Christian Andrews – Renaissance Church, Summit, NJJuly 23 – 10:30 amDr. Dale Whilden – President, Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association June 18 -10:30 am Rev. Dr. Dr. Steve DeNeff – College Wesleyan Church, Marion, INAugust 6 – 10:30 am Bishop John R. Timothy Tennent – Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, KYAugust 20 – 10:30 am Rev. Dr. Michael Youssef – The Church of the Apostles, Atlanta, GAJuly 30 – 7 pm (also July 31, August 1 at 7 pm) Rev. Dr. September 3 – 10:30 am Pastor Tim Lucas – Liquid Church, Madison, NJ September 10 – 10:30 am Commissioner James M. June 11 – 10:30 amDr. Duffy Robbins – Eastern University, St. Senate, Washington, D.C. Knaggs – The Salvation Army
Outside, a large lighted cross beams towards the Atlantic Ocean, a beacon in memory of departed family and other loved ones. Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association (OCGMA) Announces Sunday Worship Schedule Starting Sunday June 11 in the Great Auditorium  Note: OCGMA Also Offers Daily Worship Services — Bible Study — Kids & Teens Programs, Organ & Choir Recitals — Prayer Song & Vespers — Gospel Music Ministries All Sumer Long — Visit www.oceangrove.org for a Complete Schedule    Contact: David Lotz, 609-203-2342, [email protected]  NEW YORK, May 22, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — When a group of Methodist ministers founded The Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association in 1869, their aim was to give Christians a summer break from the unsettling scientific, industrial and demographic changes wrought by the Victorian Age and the devastation of the American Civil War. It also boasts a mighty pipe organ with over 10,000 pipes that is one of the largest in the world and has inspired everything from stirring hymns to classical performances, as well as the rousing vigor of large choirs. They saw that "The brain and nerve were taxed to the last extreme by these refinements, until the physical was often prostrated and the mind imperiled." Accordingly, they felt the peaceful water, clear air and delightful sunshine of the Jersey Shore would be ideal for "A place of respite where religion and recreation should go hand in hand." This kind of site was called a Camp Meeting Ground. In those days, the Camp Meeting Movement (numerous camp grounds to which Christians came from miles around to hear a series of traveling ministers) was in full swing from coast to coast – especially in rural areas and around small towns that weren’t gifted with a formal church, resident minister, and the support of a spiritual community.  Sunday Worship in the Historic Great Auditorium  Built in 1894, the Great Auditorium is the heart-and-soul of Ocean Grove. Today, The Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association still holds a Camp Meeting Week, which is the highlight of the Camp Meeting’s June-to-September program of weekday and weekend religious events, including Sunday worship services, for visitors of all Christian denominations. With over 5000 seats, this massive wooden structure, likened by conductor/composer Leonard Bernstein to "Noah’s Ark upside-down," welcomes guests with barn-door-style entrances that allow the cool ocean air to flow through the Auditorium both day and night.