Community invited to worship at Albright Camp Sunday

COMMUNITY WORSHIP: Community members are invited to a community worship service at 11 a.m. on Sunday at Albright Campground. (Herald Review File Photo)
COMMUNITY WORSHIP: Community members are invited to a community worship service at 11 a.m. on Sunday at Albright Campground. (Herald Review File Photo)

REED CITY — In the spirit of togetherness, community members are invited to a worship service Sundayrday at Albright Campground during the Great American Crossroads Festival.

The service will be held at 11 a.m. in the Tabernacle at the camp, located at 3156 190th Ave. in Reed City.

Reed City United Methodist Church Pastor Kathy Cadarette will preach during the service and Chuck and Barb Schneider will lead the group in favorite hymns.

“The campground is a traditional camp setting and we thought it would be nice for visitors in the community to experience the camp,” said Sheri Thompson, Reed City United Methodist Church Worship Team Chair. “It's a real historical camp and it has been here since before the turn of the century.”

Albright Campground was first used in 1897 for Christian revival services. Today, the camp maintains a Christian, family focus, and features a prayer-meditation garden and a meditation fire bowl along with more than 1.5 miles of shaded walkways.

“A lot of people who have lived here for a long time maybe haven't been out there,” Thompson said. “The community worship service is an opportunity for people to come worship in the old historical tabernacle and see the camp.”

The tabernacle holds up to 500 people and the service will last about an hour. Due to construction on 190th Avenue, event-goers must follow signs on US 10 for detour directions.

This is the first year for the worship service during the Crossroads Festival, and the event will take place rain or shine. The Reed City United Methodist Church hopes to partner with other churches in the future and make the event an annual happening.

“It's very casual, a ‘come as you are’ service,” Thompson said.

Following the outdoor worship service, community members are invited to the Reed City United Methodist Church, located at 503 S. Chestnut St. in Reed City, for fellowship and lunch.