It's Campmeeting time again at Fountain Campground.
Campmeeting will kick off with a barbecue chicken supper and gospel sing on Saturday, June 4. The barbecue chicken supper will be served from 5-6:30 p.m. and will include a barbecue chicken half, homemade potato salad, green beans, bread, tea and your choice of homemade cake. Tickets are $6 each and may be purchased from any Fountain Campground Tentholder or by calling Ronnie Johnson at 595-6146 or Henry Fluker at 595-5245.
Rev. Don Walton
The Gospel Sing will feature the following groups: 4 p.m. - Endless Flight; 5 p.m. ;Destiny's Call; 6 p.m. - Holy City; 7 p.m. - Southern Songmasters; 8 p.m. - The New Apostles.
On Sunday, June 5, at 7:30 p.m., the youth of Macedonia United Methodist Church will play host to a one-night revival. The guest speaker for the evening is Rev. David Lambert, the Minister to Students at First Baptist Church of Thomson. He has been married to Julia for four years. The couple met while he was in seminary in Dallas, Tex. Rev. Lambert is originally from Maryville, Tenn., and has been in student ministry now for 10 years, serving churches in Tennessee, Texas, and Georgia.
The special music on Sunday evening will be provided by The Slant, the FBC Thomson student ministry praise band. They have been playing together for a year-and-a-half every Wednesday night at the Warehouse, FBC's student building, as well as at the Thomson Relay for Life, See You at the Pole, Mission: McDuffie and area youth revivals. The Slant is lead by Brad Pirkle, Thomson Middle School Band Director. The Slant is further comprised of Jacob Powers on guitar and vocals, Margaret Dowda on keyboard and vocals, Andrew Harding on drums, Neal McLarnon on Bass Guitar and Levi Young on electric guitar.
Morning Worship Services will be held daily at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 6-Friday, June 10. Rev. Andy Collins of Sharon Baptist Church will provide the message. Evening Services will be held on Monday, June 6-Saturday, June 11 at 8 p.m. each night. Rev. Don Walton, a dynamic evangelist from Missouri, will be the featured speaker and special music will be provided nightly. On Wednesday, June 8, there will be a special Memorial and History Service beginning at 7:30 p.m. Activities conclude on Sunday, June 12, with Sunday School at 10 a.m., worship at 11 a.m. and a covered dish lunch at noon.
Special activities during the week include a covered dish dinner at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8. An ice cream social will be held immediately following the worship service on Friday night, June 10. In addition, special music will be provided during each evening service.
The morning worship service Monday through Saturday will feature Rev. Andy Collins, pastor of Sharon Baptist Church since June 2004. He worked as Youth Director at Sharon for two years and at Powell Baptist Church for four years. Rev. Collins has a heart for kids. He taught high school social studies for a year at Butler High School before becoming full time pastor at Sharon Baptist. His calling to youth ministry came during a mission trip to Mexico. He went to Mexico to pour concrete and to be part of a construction crew to add on to the church building, not to work with the children. But as the Lord would have it, it rained too hard to pour concrete and the only thing left to do was to work with the children.
Rev. Collins currently attends Luther Rice Seminary in Atlanta where he is working on a Masters of Divinity degree.
Rev. Andy Collinse
The guest evangelist for the Monday through Saturday evening services and the Sunday morning service is Rev. Donald F. Walton of Oak Grove, Missouri. Rev. Walton is no stranger to Fountain and those who have heard him will agree that he is a dynamic speaker. Rev. Walton was born in Lincoln County and graduated from Lincoln County High School, North Georgia Technical School, Florida Baptist College, Louisiana College and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Over a 21-year period, he pastored churches in Florida, Louisiana and Missouri. Rev. Walton has been a full-time evangelist for the past 12 years. He is past president of the Fellowship of Missouri Baptist Evangelists. He and his wife, Lauren, have three sons and six grandchildren.
Fountain Campground was established in 1822 on land deeded for religious purposes only to be governed by nine trustees - three each from McDuffie, Warren and Wilkes Counties. The nondenominational campground does not fall under any one church affiliation, but invites people of all faiths to attend and worship.
The tabernacle is open with hand-hewn beams and trusses, wood benches and a sawdust floor. Surrounding the tabernacle are open wooden tents (cabins) which also have sawdust floors. Modifications such as electricity and running water have been added. There are recreational vehicle campsites and public bathhouses.
Fountain Campground is located on Highway 80 North, approximately 9 miles from the Camak/Warrenton Exit on I-20. It is located between Cadley and Washington, Georgia.
For additional information, contact Ronnie Johnson at 595-6146.
Monday night: The New Apostles
Tuesday night : Donna Williford
Wednesday night : Brian Willis
Thursday night: Scott Lamb and Family
Friday night: Warrenton First Baptist Choir
Saturday night: Macedonia UMC Choir
Sunday morning: Laura Nutial and Christen Shelton