Greeting from the President

 
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Renewed in Spirit

This offseason, perhaps more than ever, you have longed for a “normal” summer. Now is the time to recharge. There’s golden sand, playful waves, dazzling sun, and a gentle breezes awaiting you. Affectionately, Ocean Grove is called God’s Square Mile. It’s a place of revitalization and renewal. Cast off your doldrums and come to the family-friendly, Christian beach that is Ocean Grove.

Last summer I talked with a father named Matthew while his kids and their friends played a game in Auditorium Square Park. Matthew related that everywhere outside of OG that his children went they were haunted by the fear of the pandemic. Only in Ocean Grove were his kids able to laugh, run, and play. While remaining socially distanced and wearing masks whenever necessary, the Camp Meeting Association had found ways for the children to joyfully participate in outdoor activities including Junior Life Guards, drama small group, Bible education, and beach activities. He thanked the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association for the healthy and life-enhancing approach we’d taken. I’m happy to announce that of the hundreds of children enrolled in the OGCMA’s 2020 children and youth programs there were zero reported cases of COVID-19. Thank you to the amazing OGCMA staff and the answered prayers by the Holy Spirit!

 
 

Being in sun with the salty air has long been recognized as the perfect location for health resorts. Last year more people flocked to be at the shore. More potential patrons sought to buy OG season beach badges than any other year in our 152-year history. The 2021 season is already shaping up to be more program filled and exciting than 2020! Make your plans now to be in Ocean Grove. Don’t miss out!

The Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association has been preparing for your arrival. The theme for 2021 is Renewed in Spirit based off of a verse from the Bible.

“…and that you are to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.” Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 4:23-24 (NASB)

Come to Ocean Grove to experience the freedom to relax. Experience what Matthew’s children felt as they met with friends and experienced gladness. Be renewed in the spirit of your mind as God creates a new and holy reality in your heart, mind, and soul.

Michael J. Badger

OGCMA President