Lamar Lighthouse plans concert to kick off Family Camp Week

PHOTO PROVIDED The Weaver Believer Survival Revival group includes, from left, Sam, Steve, Sarah, Michael, Johnny, Michelle and Tom.

MILL HALL — Lamar Lighthouse Camp kicks off Family Camp Week this Sunday with a concert featuring the Weaver Believer Survival Revival band.

The concert will be held at Cedar Height Brethren in Christ Church, 37 Cedar Heights, Route 64, Mill Hall, since the tabernacle at the campground did not survive this past winter’s weather.

Weaver Believer Survival Revival has performed numerous times in the Lamar Lighthouse Camp Concert Series, and the members are like family to the camp.

A covered-dish meal before the concert will be held at the campground on Route 64, two miles south of the I-80 interchange, at 5 p.m. All are welcome. The campground and Cedar Heights Brethren in Christ Church are less than six miles apart.

Weaver Believer Survival Revival is a family band that uniquely blends bluegrass, Southern gospel and country music. The musicians’ instruments allow them to move in different musical circles and make a high-energy, fast-tempo, toe-tapping sound.

Family Camp Week at the campground starts Monday.

There are two adult Bible studies at 10 a.m.

Children’s ministry is from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for 3-year-olds to fifth graders, and includes lunch. It is led by Tara Hale.

The Teen Ministry, headed by Lydia Heiser and Shaleigh Confer, is for youth in sixth to 12th grade. The youth program is offered the entire week, until Sunday, July 15. The teens can stay in the dorms for the week or come daily.

Nightly evangelistic concerts are at 7 p.m. and are hosted by Lamar United Methodist Church, also on Route 64 and only about two minutes away from the campground. Jack France is the evangelist. He has served in numerous ministries as missionary, as pastor and in administrative positions. A local worship team will lead worship which will be guided by Jackie Garbrick.

The band A Day Awaits returns for a contemporary night of worship in a youth concert (all ages invited) at 7 p.m. Friday, July 13 at the campground. If there is rain in the weather forecast, the concert will be at Lamar United Methodist.

Lamar Lighthouse Camp operates on a donation basis for all events and meals. Three meals a day are provided during Family Camp Week: breakfast at 8:30 a.m., lunch at noon, and dinner at 5 p.m.

The camp is grateful for the use of Cedar Heights and Lamar churches for its ministries, due to the fact that the campground tabernacle cannot be used. Plans are in the works to replace that building. However, it will be costly. All donations are welcome.

The camp is planning a special benefit concert Saturday, July 21 to raise funds for a new building.

For more information, call Pastor Janis Heiser at 570-660-6008.