Camp Meeting 2020
July 31-August 9, 2020
Roxbury 2020 – COVID-19 Protocols
WE are living in an uncertain time, and every one of us has an opinion about COVID-19. As we come together for Camp Meeting this year, we encourage everyone to respond to this situation as The Body of Christ and follow what Scripture teaches us.
How we choose to live as individuals is a personal choice and a matter of personal conscience. In light of Scripture, how we live in community may necessitate how each of us responds to the best interest of others, even though we may not live that way in our private lives.
The authorities that govern our state have mandated that all individuals older than 2 years of age should wear a facial covering when a social distance of 6 feet cannot be maintained from those who do not live in our household, unless there is a safety or health concern.
In light of these mandates, masks will be required in all indoor public gathering areas, except for health and safety reasons. This will include meal lines, public restrooms, and the tabernacle. The leadership team strongly encourages each camper to respect the personal space of others; and, when moving through places where social distancing is not possible—regardless of an indoor or outdoor setting—consider a face covering of some type.
For the past four months, the camp leadership team has been working closely with the Franklin County Department of Emergency Services as we continue to interpret mandated regulations and develop guidance and recommendations for camp meeting.
Additionally, the leadership team has prayerfully approached the development of COVID-19 protocols based on Scriptural principals.
As Camp Meeting Directors, we are asking each person who attends Camp to consider the provided Scriptures as you prepare to come to camp.
Compassion For Others:
Philippians 2:1-4 says, “1Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. 3Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.”
Submission To Authority:
Romans 13 says, “1Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 2Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. 3For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. 4For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. 5Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience.”
As we get closer to camp, we will continue to monitor the guidance of authorities and make changes to these recommendations as necessary.
ELEMENTARY CAMP PARENTS
We are continuing the check in procedure for your elementary-aged children at Camp Meeting this year. To avoid long lines on the first day of Elementary Camp please Pre-set up your KidCheck Account by following the link below. Look on the sub-camps page for a video with more information.