Sunday, September 10 | Camp Weaver | 4–7 p.m.
Some might say the annual Baptism at the Lake is a time when we celebrate the end of summer vacation, but that is only a small part of it. More than anything else, the Baptism at the Lake is a celebration of the fellowship we enjoy together. Baptism at the Lake is the embodiment of fellowship. It is an extended period of time to engage in conversations that last more than a few minutes. It is a time when we enjoy catching up on the families of our church. We come together to enjoy Lee’s barbecue, and the special dishes brought by everyone at the picnic. Recipes and many of the family stories from which they derived flow as freely as the iced tea and lemonade.
And we come to enjoy the fellowship of our faith. We participate together as folks join with the minister in the lake for baptism…one of the oldest of our traditions…one of the most significant events in our faith journey…one of the most important acts of bonding a group of believers into a fellowship of faith. This year’s Baptism and BBQ will include the ordination of our new incoming deacons.
Baptism at the Lake is more than the food, more than the recreation, more than the ritual or a social event. It is what God intended fellowship to be: the celebration of our commonality and our deep and abiding love and appreciation for one another.
What to Bring:
- Side Dishes/Desserts – enough for your family and to share
- $2 for BBQ and money to purchase leftover BBQ
- Lawn Chairs/Blankets
- Bug Spray – just in case
- Swimsuit/Towel – if you want to enjoy the lake
- Life jacket if you have one – Camp Weaver also provides them
- Friends and neighbors
Directions to Camp Weaver:
Take East Lee Street until it ends.
Turn right onto Young’s Mill Road.
Make a left onto Mill Point Road.
The camp is 3/4 of a mile on the right on Tapawingo Trail. Follow signs to the lake.