The Fourth of July JamboreeCelebrate American Independence with Us!
The Jamboree committee was hopeful that this 4th of July, our beloved community event would take place in some capacity. However, we think it is safest for our community to wait another year. We will honor the 65th Jamboree by decorating the bandstand in patriotic colors, opening the day with a prayer, a reflection on why the Jamboree means so much to our congregation and the National Anthem. We will close the day with our traditional flag ceremony. All festivities will be pre-recorded and posted on the Jamboree Facebook page.
We invite all of you to honor the day by sending us a short patriotic video sharing a favorite Jamboree memory. Dress up in your Jamboree best and hit record. Please keep your video to no more than 1 minute so that it can be incorporated into a video montage set to Patriotic music. Be sure to keep light sources to your front and hold the phone horizontally. Check the EWCC Weekly Reminder for info on where to send your video. The deadline is June 1.
Also, please find it in your heart and your wallet to donate $65 in honor of our 65th Jamboree and help keep our church budget on track for the year.
The Jamboree Committee wishes all of you a very blessed and happy 4th of July, and we look forward to being with all of you again to celebrate in 2022. Please continue to stay safe.
Years We've Hosted the Jamboree
Hours of Activies
Amount of Fun
The Jamboree is a much anticipated event every year. This old-fashioned celebration reminds us of a simpler time. So come with us and step back in time as we celebrate the brave people who have gone before us.
The public is invited to come and enjoy live entertainment, children’s games, contests, food, and much more. The Jamboree is a major fundraiser for the church; all the money raised supports our programs of Christian education, music, and community outreach.
The conditions were quite different from today – Fellowship Hall had not yet been built and the church had no running water, so a hose was run from a neighboring house to the brick schoolhouse building. Various homes around the common were opened so people could use the bathrooms. The BBQ was held outdoors – no inside seating was available. The Jamboree was such a huge success, that it became an annual event which has grown and evolved over the years into our biggest and most well attended fundraiser. Hundreds of people from local communities attend each year to enjoy a good old-fashioned 4th of July.
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We invite you to enjoy your lunch under our dining tent!
- 8:30 am Coffee & Donuts
- 11:30 am Chicken BBQ
- Hamburgers and Hot Dogs
- Pulled Pork Sandwiches
- Homemade Cookies and Pies
- Strawberry Shortcake
- Snow Cones
- We-Li-Kit Homemade Ice Cream
- Soda, Water, Lemonade
- Commemorative T-shirts for sale!
- Attic Treasures in Fellowship Hall
- Book Sale
- Silent Auction
- Pipe Organ Pops Sing-a-long in the Sanctuary
- Musical Entertainment
- Patriotic Dedication
- Fireman’s Water Polo
- Cake Walk
- Jewelry Booth
Entertainment & Games
- Hay Rides
- Children’s Games
- Bounce House
- Bella the Clown
- Frog Jumping Contest
- Bottle Booth
- Horseshoe Tournament
- Corn Hole Game
- Pinewood Derby
The money you spend at the Jamboree helps to support those in need in our local communities and globally and enables us to share the Good News of our loving God. Here are a few of the programs which our church supports:
- Covenant to Care through DCF
- Shelters – Homeless, Domestic Violence
- Youth Group & Giv2 Youth Outreach Program Daily Bread
- Sunday School & Vacation Bible School
- Community Kitchen & other Community Service
- One Great Hour of Sharing
- Prayer Shawl Ministry
- Provide space for Al-anon Meetings
- Hospital & Nursing Home visitation Special services
- Daily Bread Food Bank
- Emergency relief (such as tornado) DKH Homemakers, Pastoral Care Providing backpacks for needy children
- Center of Hope & TEEG
- Holiday dinners (Thanksgiving, Christmas)
- Gas & grocery cards
- Heifer International
- Scholarships (summer camps/college)
Order of the Day
|8:30||Coffee and Donuts Booth|
|9:00||Attic Treasures & Book Sale open!|
|10:45||Patriotic Dedication Ringing of the Church Bells National Anthem led by Rachel Solomon|
|10:45 – 11:45||Music by the East Woodstock Cornet Band|
|11:00 – 4:00||Children’s Games|
|11:00||Frog Jumping Contest|
|11:00 – 2:00||Children’s Entertainment with Bella the Clown|
|11:30 – 2:00||Chicken Barbecue Please enter through the brick school house stairs|
|12:00-12:45||Music by Sarah Jo Burke|
|1:00||Parade with Emcee Rev. Dr. Sue Foster|
|1:45 – 2:30||Music by Ben Gould & Jeff Wong|
|2:00||Firemen’s Water Polo Muddy Brook Fire Department Bungay Fire Brigade
Woodstock Volunteer Fire Association
|2:30 – 3:15||Music by Rick & Abby LaMarre|
|3:15||Pipe Organ Pops Sing-a-Long (in the Sanctuary) with organist Brenda Rich-Pike and song leader Rev. Dr. Sue Foster|
|3:15-4:00||Music by Mike Glinsky|
|4:00||Cake Walk with music courtesy of Rich Gaudette, R&R Sound|
|10:00 – 4:30||Free Shuttle Service|