International flavor at OOB
The Old Orchard Beach Camp Meetings always draw vacationing French Canadians, but this year’s event from July 29–Aug. 4 will have a distinctly Canadian and international flavor.
Commissioner Susan McMillian, territorial commander and president of women’s ministries in the Canada & Bermuda Territory, will open the camp meetings in the Pavilion at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 29.
Joining her will be the Eastern Territorial Songsters, Canadian Staff Band, the Territorial Arts Ministry (TAM) team, a mass ARC Chorus, and Unbound.
McMillian will speak again on Sunday, July 30, at 10 a.m., during the holiness meeting.
Lt. Colonel Allan Hofer, territorial secretary for Spiritual Life Development in the USA Southern Territory, will be the speaker at 7 p.m. in the Pavilion on Sunday.
The rest of the week’s schedule includes these events:
|Monday, July 31:||Canadian Staff Band, under the direction of Bandmaster John Lam, in concert, 7 p.m., in the Pavilion.|
|Tuesday, Aug. 1:||Family Fun Night, 7 p.m., in the Pavilion featuring Summer Brass and the Hands On teams. There will be a host of activities from 5:30 to 6:50 p.m. on the Pavilion grounds such as pony rides, face–painting, bouncy houses, and more.|
|Wednesday, Aug. 2:||The Creative Arts Services Team (CAST) will present “A Wrinkle in Time,” 7 p.m., in the Pavilion. The 50–minute, one–act play is based on the Madeleine L’Engle classic children’s book. This year’s CAST team features Bethany Kelly, Skyela Bussey, Laura Hevenor, Oracia Morris, Hannah Furman, Megan Pentland, Alexis Duperree, Marissa Riley, Ryan Livingston, Robert Stewart, and Scott Martel.|
|Thursday, Aug. 3:||Pier Ministry, 7 p.m. at the Old Orchard Beach Pier. The evening will conclude with fireworks.|
|Friday, Aug. 4:||Christian singer Mark Schultz in concert, 7 p.m., in the Pavilion.|
A team of evangelists, dancers, singers, and actors will perform at the Pier each night of the camp meetings from 7–10 p.m. under the direction of Envoys Sharon and Steve Bussey.
The camp meetings will also feature two Bible studies.
Captains Keith and Pamela Maynor will lead a Bible study at 9 a.m. Monday through Friday on the beach off Union Avenue.
Lt. Colonels Allan and Fiona Hofer (assistant secretary for Spiritual Life Development in the USA Southern Territory) will open God’s Word at 10:30 a.m. Monday through Friday in the OOB Corps Chapel.
by Robert Mitchell