Area Christians will come together for music, praise and fellowship this week at the 95th Annual Central Pennsylvania Bible Conference.
The conference, which begins Sunday and runs through Friday, will feature speakers and performances each night. Pastor Gary Dull, president of the governing committee, said the organizers were seeking to bring the conference back to the "basic, renowned position" it held in years past, starting with the location.
The event begins at 6 p.m. Sunday, and then there will be presentations at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. each day through Friday. Visitors will also get a free dinner at 5:30 each day. This year's theme is "With Eternity in View."
The conference will be moved backed to The Casino at Lakemont Park, he said. It was last held there in 1978.
Beverly Kelley, another member of the governing committee, said there are a lot of memories in that location.
"The conference actually started in 1920, and started at The Casino at Lakemont Park. We had it there for several years," she said. "We're going back to The Casino this year, and we thought it was kind of historical."
Dull said that though the older generation may feel the most nostalgia during the event, there is something for the younger folks, too.
"The newer generation that comes will be able to experience good music and great teaching that will be very, very relevant to where they're living today," Dull said.
Kelley said that unfortunately, though, some of the guests had to cancel at the last minute. Dull said that the conference will still be a week of "great fellowship between Christians," despite the cancellations.