Center Point, Arkansas – Ebenezer will begin its 200th annual encampment with an 8:00 pm service on Friday, July 16th. Daily services will be held at 11:00 am and 8:00 pm with an afternoon service at 3:00 pm on Sunday and Wednesday.

Rev. Carlton Cross of First United Methodist Church of Pine Bluff, Arkansas will be the evangelist. Young campers will be under the direction of Jeremy Carter, of Magnolia, Arkansas. Mrs. Carolyn Carter of Junction City will return as pianist and Morgan Lee of Butterfield, Arkansas will serve as song leader. Rusty Jones of Gurdon, Arkansas will serve as host pastor. Thomas Lee of Butterfield will speak at the lay service on Sunday afternoon.

The Truth Infusion group, including camper Kelly Wright, will offer music beginning at 8:00 pm on Saturday night. The Testimonies plan to return Monday evening for their twentieth meeting. That evening service will be followed by the traditional ice cream supper.

The camp ground is located off Highway 278, three miles north of Center Point. Services will end Thursday evening, July 22nd.

My great grandfather became a regular in 1874 and one of his daughters trained my grandfather to enjoy Ebenezer for years, as my dad did for my mom. It truly is a place of reunion with good food, good preaching, good singing, dinners on the ground, homemade ice-cream and lots of visiting with kith and kin.

For more information, contact: Bob Lee at 501-922-3958 or blee_72104@yahoo.com.