Religion: Morrison Campmeeting’s 151st edition begins Friday; what to know. First Baptist Church in Cave Spring offers ‘In the Wild’ July 15-19.

Religion: Morrison Campmeeting’s 151st edition begins Friday; what to know. First Baptist Church in Cave Spring offers ‘In the Wild’ July 15-19.

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The 151st Morrison Campmeeting begins this Friday, July 12, and continues through Sunday, July 21, in the rustic setting in eastern Floyd County. All are invited  “under the Arbor” for an experience that “will take you back to a time where life was simpler and slower.”   Families come from Georgia, Alabama, Texas and Kentucky to the camp meeting. There are 28 cabins and a permanent camper for 29 families who stay on the property for the entire camp meeting. Services begin each night at 7:30 and different dining arrangements are set; please click here for the complete schedule. Some highlights include:

  • Rev. Pam Gutermuth, Pastor at Mizpah United Methodist Church, will be preaching Friday night.
  • Rev. Robin Lindsay, retired elder in the North Georgia United Methodist Conference, will be preaching Saturday morning, and the night service on Saturday through Monday.
  • Rev. David Carpenter, Missionary for the Bartow Baptist Association, will preach Tuesday night, Thursday night, and Saturday July 20 (morning).
  • Dr. Gil Watson, teaching minister at Rome First United Methodist Church, will be preaching our Memorial Service which will be the first Sunday, July 14.  He will also be leading bible study Monday-Friday morning.
  • Rev. Mike Garrett, pastor of Dykes Creek Baptist Church, will be preaching on Wednesday night.  The Dykes Creek Baptist Church will be will be singing.
  • Merritt Williams, pursuing Pastoral Leadership at Highlands College, will be preaching Friday, July 19, evening service.
  • Rev Jeff Gravitt will preach Sunday morning, July 21.

About the Morrison Campmeeting: Last year, as  part of the 150th anniversary, Hometown’s Natalie Simms took a closer look at the rich history of the event. Please click 150th.


First Baptist Church of Cave Spring, 4 Cedartown Street, will have Vacation Bible School with the theme “In the Wild” on July 15-19 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. for ages 4-18. Supper is served nightly and transportation is available. For more information, call 706-802-8773.

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