camp meeting


Definition of camp meeting

: a series of evangelistic meetings usually held outdoors and attended by persons who often camp nearby

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Recent Examples on the Web The camp meeting grounds were once a thriving religious community with thousands of people attending week-long services. Carroll County Times Staff,, "Religion briefs: Finksburg Community worship to be held at Emory Grove," 9 Aug. 2019 The gospel of socialism spread through Oklahoma at weeklong summer camp meetings that attracted thousands and had the atmosphere of holiness revivals. Trevor Paulhus, Smithsonian, "When the Socialist Revolution Came to Oklahoma—and Was Crushed," 19 Sep. 2019 Emory Grove is celebrating 151 years having started as a camp meeting in 1868. Carroll County Times Staff,, "Religion briefs: Finksburg Community worship to be held at Emory Grove," 9 Aug. 2019 That’s the era when small cottages were the houses of choice in this sleepy town founded by a Methodist minister in 1873 as a place to hold religious camp meetings. Chris Lindsley, Washington Post, "Rehoboth Beach’s Funland: A timeless treasure," 2 Aug. 2019 That same year, the Obamas hosted a performance of gospel singing at the White House — where, despite a broken air conditioner, Franklin and the Morgan State University choir led the room in what was effectively an old-time camp meeting. Aja Romano, Vox, "The Obamas’ Aretha Franklin tribute is an elegant reminder of how she united us," 16 Aug. 2018 In May 1871, three Methodist preachers from California set up a tent and held camp meetings in Boise that drew large crowds. Arthur Hart, idahostatesman, "Boise’s first church bells inspired praise — but also gambling | Idaho Statesman," 21 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of camp meeting

1803, in the meaning defined above

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“Camp meeting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of camp meeting

US : a religious meeting that is held outdoors and is often attended by people who camp nearby

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