The Indian Springs Ladies' Fellowship invites you to become part of our dynamic fellowship for spiritual growth and outreach. By participating in this fellowship, you will have the opportunity to meet other women in 'our camp family'.
Retreats, missions projects and hospitality to the campground are just a few aspects of the Ladies' Fellowship. Send us your e-mail address and you'll receive information about our activities and important dates!
Plan on attending the Spring Retreat Arpil 25 - 27, 2014! The annual retreats sponsored by the Ladies' Fellowship continue to build a sgnificant spiritual presence in the life of Indian Springs. We're planning on the best retreat ever!
Exciting News: This year, women from other campmeetings will be attending!
"Having a Holy Heart in an Unholy World" is the theme of this year's retreat. Speakers are Sabrina Jones, Beth Coppedge, Cricket Albertson and Rhonda Holton. Music will be provided by Stacey Wood. Registration Fee is $25.
For questions, contact Wanda Roberts firstname.lastname@example.org
- Wednesday, July 9 - time to be announced.
- Thursday, July 11 - time to be announced.
All ladies are invited to attend our Pre-Camp Prayer Retreat for a time of praise, thanks, confession, petition, intercession and submission.
If you are on the campground but cannot come for the entire retreat, please feel free to join us, even if you have just an hour! We want to hear your special prayers and concerns as we join our hearts and hands in prayer for our 2014 Campmeeting.
Casual dress is just fine!
- First Friday, July 11 - Main Tabernacle after the 11 am service
- Second Friday, July 18 - Main Tabernacle after the 11 am service
- Monday, July 14 - after 11 am Service
- Location to be announced
2014 Honduras Mission Activities
The Ladies' Fellowship has sponsored a number of projects in Choluteca, Honduras. In February 2014, several women from the Ladies' Fellowship joined the missions team. Watch this site for updates on that recent trip!
(2014 updates soon to be posted!) The Lizzie Project provides scholarships, school uniforms, backpacks, school supplies and housing needs to impoverished families in Honduras. The project was inspired by a beautiful brown-eyed girl named Lizzie, who walked straight into the heart of project visionary, Rhonda Holton.
Building and home repair for needy families has also been a part of The Lizzie Project. Various construction projects are done in conjunction with the ministry of WGM missionaries, Larry and Angie Overholt who serve in Choluteca, Honduras.
Lizzie was the first child to receive school tuition from the Indian Springs mission trip in February 2011. Since then, many children have been sponsored for school. Money received from the Ladies' Fellowship was also used to build a house for Lizzie's grandmother, Ava.
In 2012, bicycles were purchased for students to be able to attend school. The Ladies' Fellowship keeps in touch with our WGM missionaries, Angie and Larry Overholt, to learn about the most current needs.
In Feburary 2013, an eight person missions team served in Choluteca to help build a home for Lizzie and several family members.
Our 2011 camp meeting marked the centennial of the Indian Springs Ladies’ Fellowship. Founded in 1911 as a hospitality ministry, the Women’s Auxiliary provided chimney lamps, pitchers and maid service to evangelists and other workers.
In 1940, the Board of Trustees recognized the Women’s Auxiliary as an official ministry of the camp meeting. Their purpose at that time was to care for preachers, musicians and their wives and children. A free-will offering taken each year was used for the upkeep of the Workers’ Cottages and to pay for furniture, kitchen equipment and linens. Membership was open to any interested woman attending camp meeting.
Our camp history for the 1990 Centennial Celebration notes that the role of the organization had expanded. The Women’s Auxiliary was now providing flowers and decorations for the Main Tabernacle and planting shrubs for the beautification of the grounds. It also helped to provide toys and needed linens for the Nursery. Support for our missionary families was also an important part of the ministry.
Renamed the Ladies’ Fellowship in 2009, this vivacious ministry now encompasses prayer retreats, Fast Prayer Meetings during camp meeting, the Annual Luncheon held on the 1st Monday of each camp, and The Lizzie Project. The Ladies’ Fellowship sponsors our unique Legacy Lady Project which honors women who have made a difference at Indian Springs. In April of 2011, they hosted the first annual Spring Retreat with over 75 women attending!
A new ministry for 2011 provided hospitality needs by ‘adopting’ a Worker’s Cottage to ensure the comfort of our workers and their families during camp. This new heart-felt ministry demonstrates that the founding purpose of the organization remains.
The Ladies' Fellowship is open to any woman attending camp meeting who desires the fellowship and involvement of our various ministries. If interested in joining, contact Rhonda Holton, President at email@example.com.
A special time of worship and fellowship occured at the third annual Spring Retreat sponsored by the Ladies' Fellowship. The retreat was held at the campground April 26 - 28, 2013, with approximately 90 women attending. Several of the attendees had never been on the campground before and enjoyed learning more about Indian Springs.
An excellent slate of speakers included Bette Crouse, Tami Gibson, Joy Griffin, Rhonda Holton and Wanda Roberts. The theme of the weekend was "Drinking at the Springs of Living Water"; a study book titled Love to Pray was a foundational part of the weekend.
Love to Pray is a book by Harvest Publishers that focuses on prayer principles through 40 devotions over eight weeks. Women were instructed how to access online weekly videos and introduced to the new Indian Springs blog site that provides viewers the opportunity to share their reflections on the various videos and prayer materials.
Click to see VIDEOS and to learn more.....
See below for information to order recorded sessions of the retreat.
Worship music was provided by Stacey Woods & Praise Team of the Powder Springs UMC. So that the ladies could concentrate on friends, fellowship and worship, several men of the Powder Springs UMC graciously prepared meals on Saturday. On Saturday afternoon, the ladies enjoyed lesiure time and touring the campground.
A highlight of the retreat was when Rhonda Holton announced that $1,113 had been contributed to the Lizze Project! The Lizzie Project provides scholarship funds for children in Honduras to attend school.
2013 Retreat Sessions available:
- $3 for single CD per session
- $15 for all sessions on a single CD (includes 5 sessions; see below)
- $35 for one DVD of all sessions
To order the 2013 materials, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. List your name and address and which media you want to buy:
Session 1 - Joy Griffin: Letting God remove the High Places that keep us from Him
Session 2 - Tami Gibson & Wanda Roberts: Prayer (Wesley's Self Examination Quiz)
Session 3 - Rhonda Holton: Honduras and the Lizzie Project
Session 4 - Bette Crouse: Fill my cup
Session 5 - Bette Crouse: Share my cup
Preserving our History - Leaving a Legacy
The first edition of the Legacy Ladies book was presented during our 2009 Campmeeting. We want to emphasize it is just that - the first edition. This is a living project. It is our hope that as friends of Indian Springs read through this first edition, they will be inspired to continue the stories of their own Legacy Ladies.
These pages have been put in a loose leaf binder so that additions can easily be made. Each year for several years, a new edition will be compiled and pages can be added as family and friends honor those ladies who have left and are leaving a legacy of faith and godly lives. Eventually, we hope to publish the entire collection in permanent book format.
This year consider honoring your wife, mother, grandmother, special friend, teacher, or worker - any special lady who has been a blessing at Indian Springs and an example to those who come after her.
Need a Special Gift for a Special Lady?
The Legacy Ladies project is a perfect gift! We can provide you with a lovely certificate which you can present to your Honoree.
Please allow a month to process the order for a gift to make certain there is time for mailing the certificate to you. Send request to:
Mrs. Helen Rhea Stumbo
314 W. church Street
Fort Valley, GA 31030
Email: email@example.com (Please include "Indian Springs Legacy Project" in the subject line.)
How can I participate in this project?
You may download actual legacy examples of the Legacy Lady Project on the link shown above. This information gives you helpful guidelines about writing your Special Memory for your Honoree, photographs, and where to send your information.
A contribution of $100 (up to $499) includes your Honoree in the Legacy History Book.
A contribution of $500 (or more) includes your Honoree in the Legacy History Book and provides an Engraved Bronze Leaf to be on the Memorial Tree.
Memorial Tree will be 4’ x 5’ in a public place at the Camp Ground.
2012 Ladies' Fellowship Officers
|Office||Name - Contact Info|
|Hospitality||To be Announced
2012 Committee Chairs
|Spiritual Advisors||Beth Coppedge, Ann Artmann & Cricket Albertson|
|Flowers & Communications||Mary Jean Banter|
|Refreshments for Children’s Ministry||Elizabeth Lane|
|Ladies’ Fellowship Luncheon||
|Nursery||Judy Seifert & Donna Dawson Volunteer – Alita Adams|