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Camp meeting a 'huge success'
Visitors and organizers declared the 2009 Community Worship Center International Annual Camp Meeting to be a huge success.

This year's theme, "A fresh anointing for the season of divine activation" was inspired by Psalms 92:10, "But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of a unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil."

There were visitors from states near and far, such as Georgia, Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, Kentucky, Louisiana, and Maryland. Many were healed and some were baptized.

There were a large number of outstanding speakers: Bishop Samuel Smith, AWCF chair; Bishop Teklemariam, Ethiopia; Pastor Jonathan Suber, Shreveport, La.; Randy Hollis, Louisville, Ky.; Pastor Anthony Langston, Jersey City, N.J.; Pastor Tim Dyson, Tampa, Fla.; and many more. There was a special ladies only meeting with Vicky Yeomans of Longmont, Colo.

A band opened every evening service with exciting and enthusiastic worship: Ethiopian choir from North Atlanta, August Rain from Shady Dale, and New Creations of Douglas. There were two speakers each evening with drama and special singing by the Community Worship Signs of Praise and choir.

There was also a special Ordination Service for Pastor W. Glenn Purvis and other local ministers. Bishop Samuel Smith and Bishop Teklemariam ordained Pastor Purvis as Bishop over several churches, and he and other ministers were ordained in affiliation with Apostolic World Christian Fellowship. Attendees commented it was one of the most moving and humbling services they had ever experienced.

Community Worship Center's annual Camp Meeting, which began in the early 1960s, is a community affair. The church has opened their doors to the community in Millstead and Conyers in many ways, such as an annual Back-to-School Bash in July for children in need who are given school supplies. This year's Back-to-School Bash was held July 21. August will be Growth Month with many special activities and the annual Fall Festival will be held in October.

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