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Old Orchard Beach Camp Meetings 2024
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Pier Ministry July 25 – 28 Camp Meetings July 27 – 30 Bible Studies July 29 – 31

Pier Ministry July 25 – 28

Camp Meetings July 27 – 30

Bible Studies July 29 – 31

What is Old Orchard Beach Camp Meetings?

The Salvation Army Old Orchard Beach Camp Meetings are a series of annual religious gatherings held by The Salvation Army in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. The events take place at the Seaside Pavilion and the Old Orchard Beach Pier and last several days. The main focus of the camp meetings and pier ministry is to provide a space for spiritual renewal and growth through worship services, Bible studies, prayer meetings, and other activities. The camp meetings and pier festival are also an opportunity for attendees to connect with others who share their faith and to build relationships that can last a lifetime and is open to people of all ages and backgrounds.

JULY 25 – JULY 28, 2024
7PM-10PM

A free, family-friendly variety show produced by The Salvation Army. Come for four nights of fun giveaways, balloon animals, face painting, magic and dancing. Sing-along, dance along, grab a bite at a local vendor and enjoy the show!

Schedule

Thursday, July 25 – Sunday, July 28, 2024

  • 7pm – 10pm | Pier Ministry  – Old Orchard Beach Town Square

Saturday, July 27

Sunday, July 28

  • 10am | Sunday Worship with Commissioner Ralph Bukiewicz | (Children’s Ministries Available) – Seaside Pavilion *Livestreamed*

    4pm | March of Witness (From the top of Old Orchard Street to the Town Square)

Monday, July 29

  • 9:00am | Beach Bible Study Led by Captains Joel & Kathleen Ashcraft – End of Union Avenue

    9:00am | Coffee & Fellowship – Old Orchard Beach Corps Lobby

    9:30am | Chapel Bible Study Led by Commissioner Mark Tillsley – Old Orchard Beach Corps

    5pm | Family Fun Night Activities – Old Orchard Beach Corps Grounds

    7pm | Family Fun Night Gathering – Seaside Pavilion

Tuesday, July 30

  • 8am | OOB Fellowship Golf Outing & Luncheon – Registration

    9:00am | Beach Bible Study Led by Captains Joel & Kathleen Ashcraft – End of Union Avenue

    9:00am | Coffee & Fellowship – Old Orchard Beach Corps Lobby

    9:30am | Chapel Bible Study Led by Commissioner Mark Tillsley – Old Orchard Beach Corps

    7pm | New York Staff Band and Eastern Territory Staff Songsters Concert (Children’s Ministries Available) Seaside Pavilion – *Livestreamed*

Wednesday, July 31

  • 9:00am | Beach Bible Study Led by Captains Joel & Kathleen Ashcraft – End of Union Avenue

    9:00am | Coffee & Fellowship – Old Orchard Beach Corps Lobby

    9:30am | Chapel Bible Study Led by Commissioner Mark Tillsley – Old Orchard Beach Corps

Fellowship Golf Tournament

This is a special time for many Salvationists and one aspect of the Camp Meetings is changing as the NNE Division, who previously hosted the Annual Golf Classic, has moved their golf event to another location and time.

  • Tuesday, July 30th – Dunegrass Golf Club (65 Wild Dunes Way, Old Orchard Beach, Maine)
  • Early Bird Registration: July 1 – $75 per person. $90 after July 1.
  • 8:30am Shotgun/scramble format
  • Includes 18 holes golf with cart and luncheon
  • Prizes for Top 3 Groups, Longest Drive & Closest to the Pin

Kids Meetings

Children’s Meetings will be offered for the children (ages 6 months to 12 years) of parents attending the camp meetings. Check-in will begin 15 minutes prior to the start of meetings at the Seaside Pavilion.

Preschool children (ages 3-5) will be in their own space in the gym at the OOB Corps and will only be united with elementary aged children during the Bible Story time. Nursery care will be provided for children 6 months up to 2 years.

Meetings for all ages will run Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday. Join us Monday night for Family Fun Night at the Seaside Pavilion!

Chapel Bible Study

Commissioners Mark & Sharon Tillsley

At home in the USA Eastern Territory, Mark currently serves in post-retirement as Senior Instructor, Curriculum Department, College for Officer Training and Territorial Theology and Christian Ethics Secretary for the Territorial Commander’s Office and his wife Sharon is enjoying days with her grandson as well as blessing officers throughout the Territory with her continued encouragement. They are known for their sound Biblical teaching and their desire to live out a strong message of Hope that represents the optimistic nature of our theological heritage.

Beach Bible Study

Captains Joel & Kathleen Ashcraft

Joel and Kathleen began dating when they were just 16-year-old high school sweethearts and were married shortly after graduating college. When they’re not working, they can be found spending time with their three incredible children – Matthew (13), Evelyn (10), and Audrey (6). Before they served as officers in The Salvation Army, Joel worked in banking for M&T Bank, and Kathleen worked in property management for The Salvation Army. They both hold Master’s Degrees in Business Administration from Asbury University.

Their deepest desire is to see everyone they meet come to know the fullness of life available through a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Musical Guest

Randy Bonifield

A piano-playing singer/songwriter and film composer from Kansas City, Randy Bonifield is the youngest of five children born to Salvation Army officer parents. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from North Park University as well as a Master’s in Worship Studies (M.W.S.) from the Robert Webber Institute for Worship Studies.

Over the last decade, Randy has released five albums (including Forty4, The Beauty of Weakness, and Songs of Christmas), scored three feature films – State of Grace (2023), The Land (2019) and The Tree (2017) – and co-produces and scores On Carlson Drive, a podcast of stories and conversations featuring Wendy Bonifield. While these projects represent the breadth of his work (or artistic wanderlust, one might say), Randy has devoted most of his career to the world of sacred artistry and liturgy, serving as a pastor of congregational worship for the since 2003 in the southern part of Kansas City.

Randy and Wendy (who met at Salvation Army summer camp at the age of fourteen) are the proud parents of three adult daughters (and one son-in-law), and are deeply devoted to their roles as doting grandparents.

Streaming Links

Saturday Opening Celebration

Sunday Morning Worship

Tuesday Night Concert