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MRC President's Announcement -   MRC 2020 Virtual Camp Meeting

  2020 MRC Camp Meeting

For the second year in row, the Church of God Ministry & Retreat Center (MRC) at the Palmetto Campgrounds is having to cancel its Summer Camp Meeting.  However, this summer Camp Meeting is moving to a different platform.  Due to safety concerns and circumstances associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic, MRC will still hold Camp Meeting virtually.

MRC will livestream its nightly services via Facebook, YouTube and Zoom Webinar on Thursday, July 9, Friday, July 10, and Saturday, July 11.  The evening services will begin at 7:00 p.m. each night.  The theme this year is "Christian Maturity is Key."  Dr. Gideon A. Thompson of Boston, Massachusetts will be the guest speaker.  At the close of each service, Dr. Thompson will convene a Question and Answer Session to help us better process each message given.

There will not be a Registration fee for the Virtual Camp Meeting, but we are encouraged to give offerings to support the production cost of a virtual meeting and to support the ongoing work of the MRC.  Offerings can be given via Papal on MRC webpage: or mailed to Rev. Joseph Rucker at P.O. Box 1253, Oak Grove, LA  71263.

While there may be some disappointment in not being able to enjoy and be strengthened by the fellowship and revival of Camp Meeting, we must look for an opportunity to carry out our mission as the church in a different way.  We know that none of what's going on in our world cannot be complacent during this season; nor can we abdicate our role to be salt and light to a decaying and dark world.  May God be glorified in this year's Virtual Camp Meeting!

See you there (online,that is)!


Bro. Dale Fontenot
COGMRC Chairman
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