News Stockton, CA, US: Urban Camp Meeting Intentionally Engages with Community

by Pieter Damsteegt, North American Division News, courtesy Adventist Review

For the second and final time in two years, the Northern California Conference’s Urban Camp Meeting met in Stockton, California, United States, on June 20-22, 2019.

This year’s theme was “Time to Engage.” For next year, in 2020, the camp meeting will meet in a new place. And it’s all part of a plan.

The goal of Urban Camp Meeting is outreach, and every two years it moves to a new city in the region. In each two-year rotation, the first year’s goal is to lay the groundwork for evangelism, while the second year has a strong emphasis on citywide evangelism.

“When we talk about this time to engage, this is part of the initiative that we have here in Northern California, where we want to engage our calling,” said Chanda M. Nunes, associate pastor of the Capitol City Seventh-day Adventist Church in Sacramento. “Then we want to engage our churches, and when we engage our churches, we'll be able to engage them and get them out so we can engage our community.”

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