2023 Conference Camp Meeting
Prayer Service: 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Morning Service: 9:15 am – 1:00 pm
President’s Report: 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Ordination: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
On Sabbath, June 3, 2023, Ontario’s camp meeting will highlight the twin themes of spirituality and engaging the community.
“These two great themes reflect the foundational characteristic of every disciple of Jesus,” says, Pastor Mansfield Edwards, Ontario Conference president. “When we think of spirituality, we are not thinking of a religious person who is simply trying to keep to the rules, but one who has experienced the saving power of Jesus Christ and is converted to Him, and who lives a life that is led by the Holy Spirit.
“Engagement with the community is how we are to live with and among people when we are filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. If we are not engaging in the life of the community as individuals and as congregations how can we claim to be disciples of Jesus, especially in reference to the urgency of the times?”
All four speakers for the camp meeting will address a different aspect of the twin emphasis. Some who remember hearing Pastor Sweeny when he was last in Ontario in 2007, have already stated their intention to be present, not simply to watch the stream on YouTube. They want to be present, amongst thousands of worshippers, engaging in live, active worship of God and to hear the messages He will deliver through the preachers.
After a ten-year absence, Pastor Cyril Millett’s presence at an Ontario camp meeting will be a joyful reunion for many who know and love him, and missed him after he left for Bermuda in 2012. Millett will be the preacher for the ordination service at 6:15 p.m.
With ten pastors scheduled for ordination during the evening service on June 3, Camp Meeting 2023 will feature the largest number of pastors ordained at the same time. “It’s the largest cohort in the past thirty years,” said Pastor Oppong, Ministerial secretary. “We were pleased to ordain four pastors in 2021 and two additional ones last year but because of pandemic placed restrictions on public gatherings, these took place at local churches. We are grateful to the Almighty that once again, many thousands are able to join us as we set aside ten pastors to serve in the gospel ministry.”
The children’s programme will only be offered during the morning at Sabbath School and the worship service. There will not be any children’s programme in the late afternoon or evening.
Parents are asked to take careful note of this because they are accustomed to dropping off their children in the evening while they attend the services in the other halls. Those registering their children during the morning will be reminded of the schedule.