July 28 – August 3rd

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Daily Schedule

8:30 AM Crossfire Brass Rehearsal Pavilion
9:00 AM Beach Bible Study
Lt. Colonel Pat LaBossiere
Beach/End of Union Avenue
10:00 AM Coffee & Fellowship Corps Fellowship Hall
10:30 AM Bible Study
Dr. David Rightmire
Corps Chapel
7:00 PM OOB Pier Festival Old Orchard Beach Pier
7:00 PM OOB Camp Meeting Seaside Pavilion

 

Special Guests

Commissioners AdamsLt. Colonel Pat LaBossiereDr. David RightmireJosh WilsonHousehold Troops Band

Commissioners Adams

Clive is a teacher by profession and taught at a primary school for three years before entering training college as a “Herald of Hope” (1981-1983).  Marianne worked in a care home before entering training as a member of the “Guardians of the Truth” session (1983-1985). They were married in 1990 following a courtship conducted over the expanse of two continents, with Marianne, a Norwegian, living in Northern Europe and Clive, a South African, living in Southern Africa.  (Their courtship is worth a hearing!)

Clive and Marianne have each served as corps officers in their respective home territories, and Clive also served on a mission station, and on the Training College staff before their marriage.  Together, they have served as corps officers in the UK (a “neutral” territory was chosen because they could not serve in South Africa due to Apartheid laws) and divisional youth secretaries in Norway before being appointed to IHQ as Co-ordinators for the International Youth Forum which was held in Cape Town in the mid-90s.  Southern Africa followed where they served as leaders of the Training College and then in divisional leadership. In 2005, Clive and Marianne were appointed to the Norway, Iceland & The Færoes Territory respectively as Field & Programme Secretary and Territorial Home & Families Secretary. They were subsequently appointed as Chief Secretary and Territorial Secretary for Women’s Ministries before becoming territorial leaders of that territory in December 2010. In 2013, they became the leaders of the United Kingdom Territory with the Republic of Ireland, and in January, 2018, became the leaders of the Sweden and Latvia Territory.  Their officership has taken them to live in Mozambique (Clive), the Færoe Islands (Marianne), South Africa, Norway, the United Kingdom and Sweden, and to minister in Swaziland, Lesotho, Iceland the Republic of Ireland and Latvia.

As they gather together all that God has taught them in their previous experiences and appointments, they can confirm that their understanding of leadership has been developed; the importance of faithfulness – as they have served alongside unheralded heroes of the faith in comparatively small settings doing mission – has been highlighted; their understanding of the value of team has increased, and that planning and prayer are not mutually exclusive. Clive shares:

‘I am convinced that Salvationism is typified by a free spirit rather than a template shape – it is practised rather than patterned or even patented.’ 

Clive particularly enjoys (watching!!!) sports especially cricket, rugby and football, and visiting new places. Marianne loves gardening, reading and nature. They have two strongly independent children, Robert and Kristin based in Norway, who are currently in the process of starting their careers.

Lt. Colonel Pat LaBossiere

Lt. Colonel Pat LaBossiere has been a Salvation Army officer for 33 years. She has enjoyed serving with her husband Jim as Corps Officers in Massachusetts and in Youth Ministry for 11 years. Following their appointment as Divisional Leaders of the Northern New England Division, Lt. Colonel Pat was appointed to THQ as the Territorial Secretary for Spiritual Life Development.

The LaBossieres have been married for 36 years and have two grown sons. David and his wife, Emma will be entering the CFOT this fall with their 2 year old daughter, Edyn Joy. Daniel and Leann will be/are serving in the Japan Territory as Territorial Youth and Creative Arts Specialists.

Pat is passionate about prayer and loves the Word of God. She enjoys kayaking, hiking, quilting, the beach and spending time with family.

Dr. David Rightmire

Dr. David Rightmire teaches at Asbury University, where he has served as Professor of Bible and Theology since 1985, teaching a variety of courses in New Testament, Christian Theology, and Church History.  His academic preparation includes a B.A. in history from Bloomfield College, a M.Div. from Asbury Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in theological studies from Marquette University.

Dr. Rightmire is the author of three books, two of which have been revised and expanded in second editions: The Sacramental Journey of The Salvation Army: A Study of Holiness Foundations (Crest, 2016); Sanctified Sanity: The Life and Teaching of Samuel Logan Brengle (Francis Asbury Press, 2014); and Salvationist Samurai: Gunpei Yamamuro and the Rise of the Salvation Army in Japan (Scarecrow, 1997). He has also written numerous articles and book reviews for professional journals and denominational publications, and has lectured both nationally and internationally on topics of Salvation Army history and theology.

Dr. Rightmire serves as the Faculty Advisor for the Salvation Army Student Fellowship at Asbury University.

He and his wife, Dawn (a nurse at Asbury’s Student Health Services), soldier at the Lexington (KY) Corps, where Dave also teaches the ‘College and Beyond’ Bible class. They have one daughter, Katherine, and two granddaughters, Juniper and Laurel.

“Carry Me” lyric video by Josh Wilson

About Josh Wilson

I’m wide-awake in the middle of the night, scared to death. God, would you make this stop?

A guy with chart-topping hits, an industry award for Songwriter/Artist of the Year, and critical recognition as “the future of Christian pop”—all well before age 30—should be walking around feeling lighter than air, right? A strong faith and a healthy marriage are even higher in that mix. So no one was more surprised than JOSH WILSON when he had a serious panic attack last year.

“My strange symptoms culminated in severe chest and shoulder pain, difficulty breathing, and almost passing out,” he explains. “My wife took me to the emergency room because we thought I was having a heart attack.”

After several tests a doctor confirmed what had happened, and Josh went home thinking the out-of-nowhere anxiety rush was a weird one-time event. But it wasn’t, and the melodious storyteller was soon waking up frantic in the dark, even canceling performances for fear of losing control. Reconciling these unexpected shades of emotion with his long held beliefs has come to define Wilson’s intentionally joyful, duly heart-touching new album, Carry Me.

“Philippians 4 says, ‘Do not be anxious about anything . . . the peace of God will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.’ I prayed for that and each day would say, ‘God, I can’t make it without you. I literally can’t breathe without you. I need you to carry me.’ And He did carry me, and He still does. He carried me through each day even before I experienced the anxiety, but I just didn’t realize it. It took these difficult moments for me to realize how much I need Jesus.”

That theme of divine support—heaven’s light seeing us through earth’s dark valleys—brightens every corner of Carry Me, from its opening universal anthem to the quiet introspective finale. And the artist’s insight first found on previous No. 1s “Savior Please” and “Before the Morning” matures in ways that early fans predicted it would.

Produced by Matt Bronleewe (Chris Tomlin), the eleven-song set stands out sonically for its heightened rhythmic contributions from drummer/programmer Jeremy Lutito (Leagues) and bassist Tony Lucido (Kelly Clarkson), coupled with the addition of strings and woodwinds to Josh’s friendly, assuring voice and often noted, acoustic-based multi-instrumentation.

Folk-flavored guitars meet punchier production right off the bat with “Pushing Back the Dark,” a beaming reminder to Christians that, no matter how stormy we may feel inside, there is a bright hope within each of us: Let your light so shine / Don’t underestimate the God you follow.

The title track is equally uplifting and empowering despite its dark night of the soul confessions. Giving a clear account of his recent burden, Wilson finds blessings in the brokenness of anxiety.

“You feel like you’re dying, like this is the end. You simply have to cry out in desperation,” he says. “I don’t like that feeling, but it can be a good thing. For any time I may have given lip service to Jesus in the past, this was very hands on—a really good wake-up call.”

To that point, the especially pop-driven and radio-ready “Faith Is Not a Feeling” has Josh admitting, We all know emotions ebb and flow / Some days I gotta trust what I already know / Even on my darkest days I’m gonna keep believing.

“We get so caught up in feelings and let them dictate our life,” Wilson says of the bouncy song that he hopes listeners will want to put on when they drive or exercise. “But on days I don’t feel faith, it doesn’t mean I don’t have faith. I look back on my life and don’t rely on the moment.”

Further in, Carry Me faithfully celebrates the gift of life itself and what a precious thing it is to receive another day, to encounter friends, and sometimes get a glimpse of God’s bigger picture.

Written after a near plane crash when a bird-strike caused fire in the engine, “Wake Me Up” is what Josh calls “the prayer for my life and this album.” Reminded by the emergency landing to live as if each day were his last, Wilson asks God to light up my heart / do whatever it takes to wake me up. Similarly, the stirring “Let There Be Light,” connects creation to now when it begs: Chase out the shadows and kick down the doors / I’ve finally decided to let the light in.

Already a crowd favorite, “I See God in You” lets in plenty of light. A James Taylor-like meditation upon the lives of Josh’s widowed 94-year-old neighbor and a special needs child he met at a concert, this gentle piece reflects on circumstances that could read as cloudy but rather shine in light of God’s grace.

“That’s a true story. The ‘Lilly Grace’ I mention lives next door, and visiting with her is so inspiring,” he says. “Her Bible is so worn—she has read through it every year since 1968. I just sit and listen, and I see God in her eyes. The second verse is about a boy with Down syndrome that I met while touring with Steven Curtis Chapman. It was my joy to sing for him that night.”

The impact of the track actually carries over to “Grace Enough for You,” another real-life report that took shape after a woman heard Wilson sing a first draft of “I See God in You” live.

Josh remembers, “She said, ‘You need to put that on your record. My grandmother just died at 94, I have a special needs child, and I don’t feel like I’m doing things right.’ I asked her if she had heard all this Jesus stuff before, and she hadn’t. I got to share the gospel right then.”

Carry Me finishes with the jubilantly philosophic “Symphony,” two diverse tributes to love (the playful “What a Mystery” and poetic, romantic “One Safe Soul”), and the beautifully written and arranged “What I See Now.”

The latter is Josh Wilson’s masterpiece thus far, a personal remembrance of being a childhood outcast, a lonely college graduate, and now a 29-year-old who still feels like a boy sometimes, needing to be carried. Singing softly over guitar, flute, marching drums, strings, and xylophones, he looks back and ahead knowing Christ is our constant and will do the heavy lifting.

Every time I have those fears I think of me in twenty years /
Telling me “You’ll be just fine / Just keep on walking toward the light.”

Household Troops Band

Information to follow.

Parking for Camp Meetings

Parking in the Pavilion area is limited. However, parking is available at the Old Orchard Beach High School at 40 E. Emerson Cummings Boulevard. Free shuttles will start running 1 hour before each meeting (except Thursday), with return trips to the parking lot following events. Watch for Pavilion Parking signs as you approach the area. Please park only in designated parking areas, preferably at the High School. Police will ticket vehicles illegally parked on the streets, blocking driveways or parked on lawn areas. Vehicles will be subject to towing at owner’s expense.

Children and Young Teens

Registration for meetings begin at 6:45 pm. Preschool children will be in their own rooms for the majority of the meeting time and will only be united with elementary children during the opening exercises. Meetings will run Saturday through Monday. Wednesday meeting for Nursery and Preschool only.

Age Meeting & Pick-up Registration
Nursery (0-2) Corps Nursery & Library Corps Nursery & Library
Preschool (3-5) Corps Annex Tabernacle
Children (6-10) Tabernacle Tabernacle
Young Teens (11-14) Corps Chapel Corps Chapel

Old Orchard Beach Pier Festival | Come to Life

This year at the Old Orchard Beach Pier Festival we invite you to COME TO LIFE! Jesus told his followers, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”(John 10:10) Our theme, “COME TO LIFE” is a cry of hope for today’s world that people can experience new life in Christ.  We are preparing for another significant, impactful, and joy-filled Pier Festival with amazing acts and performances that will amaze and entertain.

For more information please visit the OOB Pier Festival Facebook page.

OOB Pier Festival

 

Miscellaneous

» Lost and found is located in the Pavilion office.
» Pavilion office will be open daily 8:00 AM–5:00 PM.
» No food or beverages are allowed in the Pavilion.

Locations & Driving Directions

The Seaside Pavilion

8, 6th St. Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064

Old Orchard Beach Corps

2 Church St, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064

Old Orchard Beach Pier

2 Old Orchard Street, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064