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Welcome to the Loy White Celebration! We are grateful you are able to join us and hope you will be willing to share stories of how God has used this beautiful property to draw persons closer to Christ. While the name of the property has changed, the ministry and mission remain the same. 

Below is a detailed schedule of events and a reference for our worship service. 

Schedule of Events

2-2:30pm      Guest arrival and Check-in at Tent; Loy White Lodge open to guests 

2:30pm           Worship Service & Dedication at the Chapel 

3*-6pm              Recreational Activities Open: Zipline, Boats, Pool (weather permitting), Axe Throwing

                             Lakeside Lodge & Asbury Lodge Open House

                             Free Hot Dog Dinner served from Loy White Lodge Dining Area

Order of Worship

Welcome & Greeting - David Mitchell, Vice-Chair of Tekoa, Inc. Board of Trustees

Music - Jimmy New, Tresurer of Tekoa, Inc. Board of Trustees

Scripture Reading- Rev. Jennifer Hampton, Director of Tekoa Foothills

PSALM 24 (NRSV) 

The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it,

    the world, and those who live in it;
for he has founded it on the seas,
    and established it on the rivers.

Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord?
    And who shall stand in his holy place?
Those who have clean hands and pure hearts,
    who do not lift up their souls to what is false,
    and do not swear deceitfully.
They will receive blessing from the Lord,
    and vindication from the God of their salvation.
Such is the company of those who seek him,
    who seek the face of the God of Jacob.

Message of the Good News of Jesus Christ - Rev. David Christy, Catawba Valley District Superientendent 

Consecreation Liturgy - Rev. Keys Pendleton, Tekoa, Inc. Board of Trustees, former Director of Loy White Camp

A SERVICE FOR THE CONSECRATION OF TEKOA FOOTHILLS  

OPENING:

Leader: Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever,

to whom belong wisdom and might.

Campers: God gives wisdom to the wise

and knowledge to those who have understanding.

DECLARATION OF PURPOSE

Dear friends, this Campus

which by the favor of God and human labor has been so far completed,

embodies the obligation of each generation

to impart its treasures of wisdom and knowledge

to the generation following.

For the fulfillment of this task we need

not only the best that we can do

but above all the blessing of almighty God.

Let us, therefore, bring praise for God's aid in this undertaking,

giving thanks for those who, by their gifts of their service,

shall unite in fulfilling the purpose

for which this Campus is prepared.

PRESENTATION OF THE FORMER CAMP LOY WHITE CAMP

TO BECOME TEKOA FOOTHILLS CAMP:

We present this campus to be consecrated to the glory of almighty God

and for service in the preparation of God's people for discipleship.

It is in loving memory of Loy White, who loved Christ above all others, that this campus will welcome all to touch hearts, change lives, and share the light of Christ. 

ACT OF CONSECRATION

Dear friends, it is with joy that we gather to consecrate this campus of Tekoa Foothills.

But the consecration of this campus is vain

without the consecration of those whose gifts it represents.

Let us give ourselves anew to the service of God:

our minds, that they may be renewed after the image of Christ;

our bodies, that they may be fit temples for the indwelling of the Holy Spirit;

and our labors, that they may be according to God's will,

and that their fruit may glorify God's name

and serve God's eternal purposes.

Leader: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,

Campers: we consecrate this campus of Tekoa Foothills.

Leader: To the spiritual enrichment of all who shall come here seeking knowledge,

Campers: we consecrate this campus of Tekoa Foothills.

Leader: To the loyal service of those whose training and devotion

have prepared them to lead students toward the truth,

Campers: we consecrate this campus of Tekoa Foothills.

Leader: To that ministry of administration upon whose ability and faithfulness depends

the wise conduct of our life together and our ministry in the world,

Campers: we consecrate this campus of Tekoa Foothills.

All: and we consecrate ourselves anew to that service of humanity

in which we perform the true service of God.

PRAYER:

Almighty God,

hear us who gather here to consecrate ourselves to your service.

Grant that those who come here,

whether as leaders, staff, or camper,

may come with inquiring minds, honest purpose,

and steadfast endeavor to do your holy will.

We give thanks to you for all your servants,

our parents, staff, benefactors, and friends,

by whose love and devotion

we have come into our great inheritance of health, truth, and faith.

Help us guard this treasure, be blessed by it, nurture it,

and pass it on to the coming generation, that they may serve you;

in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Music - Jimmy New, Tresurer of Tekoa, Inc. Board of Trustees

Benediction - David Mitchell, Vice-Chair of Tekoa, Inc. Board of Trustees

 

 

 

What is Loy White Weekend?

The inaugural Loy White Weekend will take place May 14-16, 2021 at Camp Tekoa Foothills. This is a weekend to honor and celebrate the life of Loy White as well as the supporters of Camp Loy White. Interested individuals/families are invited to stay on-site for the duration of the weekend. The main celebration will be on Saturday, May 15, 2021 from 2:00-6:00pm. 

Who can participate?

This event is open to the community! Anyone who knew Loy White or who was involved in the ministry of Camp Loy White is invited to join this celebration. The aim of this event is to honor the past and provide a space for stories, photographs, and memories to be shared! 

Schedule of Events

The event will begin with a worship service at 2:30pm on Saturday. There will be a free hot dog dinner for the community following the worship service. This will be a fluid time to promote unity within guests; there will be a space to formally share stories and photographs. Please bring photos of Loy White or Camp Loy White- copies will be made to preserve the originals. If you would like to scan and email them ahead of time, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any photographs. There will be a scheduled adventure program as well as time to enjoy the lake, boats, and hiking trails. 

Safety Concerns

Masks and closed toed shoes are required for adventure programming. Masks are required for entrance into buildings. Guests participating in adventure programming need a signed waiver on file. 

Additional Information

It is vital that during this time of transition we honor and integrate the inception and past of this beautiful space. We want to hear your stories! Many people were impacted by the life of Loy White while many others by the space created with his namesake. Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any suggestions or additions to make to the program plan to help best utilize this space and show gratitude to all those involved. 

 

*Recreational/Program activites will commence when worship has concluded.