Celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ in an old fashion “Candlelight Christmas” service at Red River Meeting House Dec. 4, attendees shared a spirit-filled evening with one another in the glow of God’s mercy and love.
The touching service transports those who participate back over a century when the Second Great Awakening sparked a major religious movement in the United States.
Adding to the holy evening was special music provided by Steve and Joyce Vann, Gloria Ambuske and Laura Blankenship.
The Red River Meeting House was the site of the first religious camp meeting in the United States. Held June 13-17, 1800, it marked the start of the Second Great Awakening in the first part of the nineteenth century. The meeting was organized by the Presbyterian minister James McGready in Logan County, and several preachers took part.
On Dec. 4, Bro. Brad Rogers of New Vision Church spoke during the service.
The meeting house and grounds are utilized each year in the fall when people visit from all over to become a part of the Camp Meeting and Rendezvous, which has people dressed in period clothing and living life as they did back during the Great Awakening. There is also a very historic cemetery nestled beside the log cabin that holds a variety of interesting graves.
Participating in the candle light service is a spacial event that not only celebrates the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ, but also gives those in attendance a feeling of being back in time during a period that was so instrumental in spreading the word about Christianity in this region of the United States.
The Red River Meeting House is located three miles from Hwy. 431 on Hwy. 663 near Schochoh.
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