Community Living | Coupon | Police Scanner | E-News Signup | Archives | Merchant Directory | Dining Guide
Have a HOT TIP? Call 704-276-6587 Or E-mail us At LH@LincolnHerald.net
Advanced Search
Lincoln Herald | Lincolnton, NC


home : religion : religion September 27, 2022

8/12/2022 1:51:00 AM
Campmeeting Time

Wayne Howard
Reporter


It's Campmeeting time--with Rock Springs continuing this week and Ball's Creek and Tuckers still to come.

Except for two occasions, the Rock Spring Campmeeting has been held annually at the campground in Denver since the land was purchased in 1830. This year's campmeeting began August 1st and cranked into high gear last weekend with Kids Day and the Big Sing last Saturday night (Aug. 8th). This Saturday (Aug. 13th) will be Bluegrass gospel night with the Primitive Quartet and Adam Rose. Sunday (Aug. 14th) will be the last day, ending with a farewell service Sunday evening at 6.

The Balls Creek Campmeeting starts this Sunday (Aug. 14th) with evening worship (7:30 PM). Nightly services will continue all next week. Rev. Eddie Andrews of 1st Baptist Church of Maiden will conduct the Monday night service; Rev. Matthew Seatle of Mountain View Baptist will preach Tuesday evening; Rev. Taylor Kale of Pursuit Church, Denver, will speak at a Youth Rally Wednesday night. The Balls Creek Campmeeting at Balls Creek Campground on Buffalo Shoals Road just southwest of Bandys High School will continue through August 28th.

The third of area campmeetings, Tuckers Grove, gets underway on Thursday (Aug. 18th) and will continue through the 28th at the campground on Highway 73 at Beth Haven Church Road. Tuckers has been canceled the last two years because of the COVID pandemic.

Tuckers Grove Campmeeting has for most of its history been the African-American campmeeting, but it was originally an integrated affair. An Irishman came to North Carolina to try to proselytize freed slaves and other free blacks into the Methodist church. He established what was called Seven Springs Campground near Brevard Chapel around 1869. In those days after the Civil War, blacks also attended Rock Springs, but the Ku Klux Klan's influence separated the races and the only blacks you saw at Rock Springs were there to clean up. The segregation left Tucker's Grove as one of many historically black camp meetings across the South. Now, while most of those attending Tuckers are black, you'll see quite a few white faces among the worshipers.

The Blessing of the Grounds begins this year's Tuckers Grove campmeeting Thursday (Aug. 18th) at 6:45 PM. A singing program is scheduled for Saturday night (Aug. 20th) at 7 and a Youth Sunday service at 6 PM Sunday (Aug. 21st). Bible study will be held from 5:30-6:30 each evening Monday through Friday Aug. 22nd-26th followed by an evening service at 7 PM. Tuckers also ends on Aug. 28th will 11 AM and 3 PM services.



1 - Court Street Grill 300

CLICK HERE
to have us email you 
the latest news every day--

Since 2012, we've been providing local news, information about community events, sports scores, the obituaries, and more--for FREE!  We post links to all our articles on Facebook and Twitter. 
Many readers who have signed up for it also receive a daily email with links to our articles.  It's FREE--and we won't share your email address with anyone.

Follow us on
 Facebook at LincolnHerald.net and on Twitter  @LincolnHerald20.


1  - Rock Fitness 2021




Article Comment Submission Form
Please feel free to submit your comments.

Article comments are not posted immediately to the Web site. Each submission must be approved by the Web site editor, who may edit content for appropriateness. There may be a delay of 24-48 hours for any submission while the web site editor reviews and approves it.

Note: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number is for our use only, and will not be attached to your comment.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Required
Last Name:
Required
Telephone:
Required
Email:
Required
Comment:
Required
Passcode:
Required
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.
   














HomeNewsState NewsReligionOpinionSportsObituariesExtrasCommunityClassifiedsSubmitLife

Terms and Use | Merchant Directory | Dining Guide
Site Design and Content
Copyright Lincoln Herald, LLC 2011-2021

 


Software © 1998-2022 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved