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Glory Through the Ages: Smyrna Camp Meeting closes 188th year
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The 188th Smyrna Camp Meeting drew to a close Thursday as the katydids sang their song and the sweltering heat of the day faded. Families and members young and old came down to the campgrounds June 19-25 to reunite, refresh, and replenish the bonds of family, faith and community. Cherished activities included porch sitting, catching up with friends and neighbors, surviving in un-airconditioned cabins, fishing at the pond, swimming at the pool, meals the dining hall, a raccoon hunt, candlelight walk and of course daily services at the open air Tabernacle with music from special guests and the Smyrna Camp Meeting Choir. This week’s intense heat and even more intense thunderstorms also made for new memories.  Guest speakers included Dr. Todd Speed, pastor of Decatur Presbyterian, and the Rev. Jonathan Andersen, associate pastor at Hamilton Mill UMC in Dacula, and the Rev. Jonier Orozco, associate pastor at Dios Es Amor Church in Medelin, Colombia.  For more photos, click here.