Thursday, March 20, 2008

Song and Story Fest to focus on "Streams of Mercy."

The 12th annual Song and Story Fest family camp co-sponsored by On Earth Peace will be held on the theme, "Shenandoah Song and Story Fest: Streams of Mercy, Never Ceasing." The dates are July 6-12, at Brethren Woods Camp and Retreat Center in Keezletown, Va. The event features storytelling, workshops, concerts, campfires, intergenerational gatherings, recreation, and worship, for all ages of children, youth, and adults.

"We have a great line-up of the best folk musicians and story tellers in the denomination," said director Ken Kline Smeltzer in an announcement. "In this 300th Brethren anniversary year, we will give thanks for God's unceasing mercy and look forward to how God would use us to foster faith and peace and justice in a troubled world."

Cost for the full event for adults is $230, $200 for teens, and $160 for children age 6-12. Children age 5 and under are welcome at no charge. A daily fee of $40 per person or $120 per family is available. Maximum fee per family is $720. Registration includes meals, onsite facilities, and leadership. Registrations post-marked after June 15 are subject to a 10 percent late fee. For information about financial aid, contact Bob Gross, On Earth Peace director, at 260-982-7751 or

Register at To mail registrations or for more information, contact On Earth Peace, P.O. Box 188, New Windsor, MD 21776; 410-635-8704; Contact Ken Kline Smeltzer, Song and Story Fest Director, at 1452 Willowbrook Dr., Boalsburg, PA 16827-1668; 814-466-6491 or More about the camp is at

Source: 3/20/2008 Newsline

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