Southern Cluster Shindig

Pack up the babies, and grab the old ladies, and everyone goes…

Hot August night and the leaves hanging down
And the grass on the ground smellin’ sweet
Move up the road to the outside of town
And the sound of that good gospel beat
Sits a ragged tent where there ain’t no trees
And that gospel group tellin’ you and me
It’s Love, Brother Love, say Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show

Camp Meeting

An old-time UU gathering – see the coffee tent?

Gather with UUs from Athens, Beckley, Charleston, Huntington, Marietta, West Fork and Morgantown for fun and fellowship and a tent revival Sunday service on the Power of Universal Love.   Friends and family are welcome.

Mountwood Park near Parkersburg, Saturday and Sunday, August 26 and 27

Schedule and contact info:

Saturday August 26

Picnic Shelter #2

Noon – 5 pm  Gathering, setup, and visiting

5 pm – Opening Worship

5 15 pm : Getting to know each other games

5 30pm : UU Quiz Bowl

6 15pm : Potluck evening meal; bring something to share.

7pm : Drum Circle hosted by Huntington UU Fellowship

7 30 ish pm : Open Mic

9 30pm : Closing Worship.

Sunday August 27

Carson Station Picnic shelter

10 am: Informal meet and greet

11 am Worship Service: ‘The Power of Universal Love’ – several ‘preachers’ including OMD District Executive, Rev. Joan Van Becelaere

Noonish: Picnic Potluck

1 30 Activities: including Kids Kung Fu, Traditional Music Session, Hike in Forest, Book Discussion: ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’, Tai Chi, Youth Book Discussion: ‘Twilight’, ‘The Giver’, Percy Jackson etc, ‘Healing Bowls’, Frisbee Golf, Children’s Crafts

3 30 pm: Closing Worship.

4 pm: Depart.

Signup and contact information

For Campground Reservations in the adjacent campground
Call Ruthie: 304-588-1407 OR 304-679-3694 (a UU has booked pitch #21).

For Primitive Camping inside the park, near the lake (you can still use campground facilities)
Call Chris at UUC: 881 7037 (UUC has reserved several spots so we can be together)

Other Options:  The park has 2 rustic cabins and 2 beach houses. Pictures are on the Mountwood website.
Call Beachhouse Reservations: Lorrie: 304-588-1403 or Ruthie at the Campground to book independently. If you are interested in either but would like to share, call Chris: 881 7037.

Motels in Parkersburg (12 miles away)
Travelodge in Parkersburg 1-800-997-5148
3604 East 7th St., Parkersburg, WV 26104

Red Roof Parkersburg in Parkersburg 1-800-997-5149
3714 7th St., Parkersburg, WV 26104

Comfort Inn Parkersburg in Parkersburg1-800-230-4134
401 37th St., Parkersburg, WV 26104 (Downtown-City Center)

Quiz Bowl Teams – organize in your congregation and contact Chris Higgins at UUC or phone 304 345 5042

Open Mic Bob Worth from the Beckley Fellowship, a well known singer songwriter and dulcimer maker, will host.  Share your talents, poetry, music etc. You will have a maximum of 2 songs or 10minutes, but timing will be determined on the night. Signing up in advance is preferable.  E-mail Bob:

Other questions, suggestions, or volunteers:  contact Chris Higgins at UUC or phone 304 345 5042