This Week in Texas Methodist History


Epworth-by-the Sea Meeting Begins, August 6, 1908.


Although a Methodist encampment near Corpus Christi called Epworth-by-the-Sea lasted only a few years, it was one of the most important expressions of cooperation between the annual conferences in Texas Methodist history. Each summer a tent city was created with thousands of young people.  A hospital, restaurant, barbershop, post office, regular rail service and other amenities were created to serve the population. 


The 1908 encampment represents the Epworth movement at full tide...

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