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The FNCA is a Church Camp

Overview    Religious Programming   Our Beliefs


The Fryeburg New Church Assembly is a Swedenborgian Christian church camp. Although we are affiliated with the General Convention of Swedenborgian Churches, we are a completely independent organization with our own Board of Directors and by-laws.

© Beki Greenwood 2010 Our focus is on learning about God, the Bible, and our church teachings: the spiritual writings of the eminent 18th century Swedish scientist, statesman, and seer Emanuel Swedenborg.


Religious Programming

Most of our religious programming is packed into the morning schedule and most, but not all, of it happens in Whitehead Lecture Hall. It starts each day after breakfast with a brief chapel service for the entire camp followed by two 50-minute lecture sessions (below), each with Q&A at the end, for the adults. There is babysitting for the children in the Goddard Annex during all lectures.

© Anna Rich 2009

© Beki Greenwood 2014After lectures, there is an optional Adult Discussion Group (left) while the children ages 3 and up and the
teens (below) have their religion classes in four different sections by age.

© Beki Greenwood 2011

There is a lecture theme each week: traditionally, one week has a Biblical theme and the other a doctrinal theme. The teen's and children's religion class teachers often incorporate these themes into their lessons.

Our Religious Program Coordinator very purposely plans the lecture schedule to have a very wide variety in type and intensity of lectures. We try to have something for everyone.

Our excellent lecture staff includes several core lecturers who return year after year, several more who lecture repeatedly over the years but not necessarily every year, frequent guests lecturers who offer one of more lectures, theological students from our seminary, and — since 2015 — the Rev. Everett K. Bray Visiting Lecturer.

Lecture Themes        Lecture Schedule

Other religious content includes occasional special presentations by various campers or staff as Evening Activities, as well as saying grace before meals. And, of course, personal discussions of the lectures (or any religious topic) can and does happen just about any time.

Our Beliefs

We believe in One God: our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We believe in the sacredness of Holy Scripture — the Bible — and its deep, continuous, connected inner meaning. We believe in the Ten Commandments and the Two Great Commandments. © Kristina Madjerac 2014 We believe that our purpose here on Earth is to become good, loving people and to love one another as He loves us. We believe that God's goodness and truth are the basic building blocks of life. And in its simplest form: We believe that a well-intentioned life of good deeds and personal integrity is the way to Heaven.

You don't have to be a member of any church, denomination, or of the FNCA to attend camp. We welcome anyone who is sincerely interested in learning what we have to offer. We welcome into membership all who truly believe in our purpose and love being a part of the Fryeburg New Church Assembly.

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84 Main St, Fryeburg, ME 04037 (map)