The 2020 President’s Letter from DA Harral has been published. Please visit the President’s Letter page.
Assisted Listening System Information – Please Click Here for instructions. We now have Assisted Listening System at Campmeeting. This will allow smartphone or tablet users to install an app and listen to services via headphones or Bluetooth enabled devices (hearing aids etc.) www.audiofetch.com
Bloys Campmeeting Association
Bloys Campmeeting, established in 1890, meets in August for five days of worship and fellowship. All denominations are welcome. Bloys Cowboy Campmeeting is held in Skillman Grove in the Davis Mountains of West Texas. Bloys Campmeeting was founded by the Rev. W.B. Bloys, a Presbyterian minister. His camp pulpit was an Arbuckle coffee crate. At that first camp meeting, 48 people from remote ranches and towns slept in tents and wagons. in 1902, Bloys Campmeeting Association was incorporated by the Baptist, Disciples of Christ, Methodist, and Presbyterian families who spent time each August to worship together. From that first meeting of 48 people, Bloys has grown steadily and now regularly welcomes 2,500 worshipers. Many are the fourth and fifth generations of their families to attend Bloys, and it is not uncommon to meet men and women who have attended 60 or 70 consecutive meetings.
Bloys Campmeeting 2020 – CANCELLED
From Bart Medley on the Bloys Campmeeting Facebook page following the Executive Committee meeting on June 14, 2020:
I have been asked to relay to you the results of today’s Executive Committee meeting on Bloys 2020.
The Executive Committee met for about three hours this morning in the Tabernacle. Every possible solution was discussed. They looked at input from our members, health care professionals, local residents, and everyone else who had offered opinions and suggestions.
In the end, the Executive Committee had to determine if there was a safe and feasible way to hold Campmeeting this August. Unfortunately, that proved impossible. The risk was simply too great.
It is with a heavy heart that I must tell you that Bloys Campmeeting has been cancelled for 2020.
More details will come in the next few days, in the form of a letter from the Executive Committee. I’ll post a copy here when it comes out.
Please rest assured that no one is happy about having to make this terribly difficult decision. I didn’t see a dry eye in the room. Bloys will continue, and we will be stronger that ever in 2021.
Important Dates for 2021
Tuesday, August 3 – Campgrounds closed for spraying
Wednesday, August 4 – First day to move into campground
Friday, August 6 – First meal served at 6:00 pm with first church service following at 8:00
Wednesday, August 11 – Closing service at 8:00 pm
Bloys Caretakers are Virgil and Beverly Gage who can be reached by phone at 432-426-3375.
For information regarding space at the on-site trailer camp, please contact Donna or Ken Greaves at 432-661-9367
Photo Credit to Carolyn Nored Miller