Streaming Schedule

OOB Camp Meeting Saturday 7pm

OOB Camp Meeting
Sunday 10am

OOB Camp Meeting
Sunday 7pm

OOB Camp Meeting
Family Fun Night
Monday 7pm

OOB Camp Meeting
New York Staff Band Concert
Tuesday 7pm

The Chief of the Staff
(Commissioner Lyndon Buckingham)
and Commissioner Bronwyn Buckingham

Commissioners Bronwyn and Lyndon Buckingham, originally from the New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa Territory, are passionate representatives of The Salvation Army. They have served as officers since they were commissioned in 1990 as members of the Ambassadors for Christ Session. Commissioner Lyndon assumed his current appointment as The Chief of the Staff on 3 August 2018 and Commissioner Bronwyn as the World Secretary for Spiritual Life Development on 1 January 2021, having previously served as the World Secretary for Women’s Ministries.

Over the years of their officership they have served in corps appointments in New Zealand and Canada, as Territorial Youth and Candidates Secretaries, Divisional Leaders and Territorial Programme Secretaries.

On 1 February 2013 the Buckinghams were appointed to the Singapore, Malaysia and Myanmar Territory, firstly as Chief Secretary and Territorial Secretary for Women’s Ministries, before assuming territorial leadership in June 2013. On 1 January 2018 they were appointed to lead the United Kingdom Territory with the Republic of Ireland, Commissioner Lyndon Buckingham as Territorial Commander and Commissioner Bronwyn Buckingham as Territorial Leader for Leader Development.

Bronwyn and Lyndon are parents to Daniel, married to Juanita, and Emma, married to Jaden. Daniel and Juanita are Corps Officers and Emma, a single spouse officer, holds a Social Ministry appointment, with Jaden a mechanical engineer in the Airforce, all in New Zealand. They are continually blessed, encouraged and challenged by the desire of their adult children to serve God in their generation. They are also proud grandparents to Israel and Tobias.

In each of their appointments the Buckinghams have displayed a desire to see the great news of the gospel shared.

Bronwyn is inspired by the belief that God has a new truth to reveal to her daily and compelled by the promise that He is continuing to grow and stretch her (Philippians 1:6). She desires to be the woman God is calling her to be and is passionate to be part of an Army where the next generation will choose to embrace their leadership calling.

Lyndon is passionate about finding ways for The Salvation Army to be more effective in fulfilling its mission. He is determined to be faithful to the covenants he has made, and is motivated by verses from Paul’s letter to the Colossians: ‘Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men’ (Colossians 3:23)

Both are intent on enjoying life, endeavouring to stay fit by walking and jogging. They enjoy reading, watching good movies and are avid supporters of New Zealand’s ‘All Blacks’ rugby team!

TOGETHER – Nothing Shall Separate Us


No matter what the world might throw at us, no matter what our own brokenness might uncover, no matter how far we may feel from everyone and from God, we are confident that, as the body of Christ, nothing shall separate us from the love of God.

Corps Bible Study

Monday-Thursday, 9:30am

Commissioners Mark and Sharon Tillsley are not strangers to us.  At home in the USA Eastern Territory, Mark currently serves as Senior Instructor, Curriculum Department, College for Officer Training and Territorial Theology and Christian Ethics Secretary for the Territorial Commander’s Office and Sharon as Personnel Officer, Officers’ Services and Records Department.  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.   We look forward to how God will use them to speak to us through the Bible Study this year as the Commissioners focus on “Together in Mission – Lessons from Corinth”.

Beach Bible Study

Monday-Thursday, 9:00am

Majors Brett and Jessica DeMichael, both children of Salvation Army officer parents, have been serving as officers for many years.  They have served as Corps Officers, Kroc Administrators, Youth Leaders, and are currently serving as the General Secretary and Women’s Minis-tries Secretary, respectively, in the New Jersey Division. They have two college-aged children, Joey and Jenna. As they lead the Beach Bible Study during Camp Meetings, they will be following the theme for the weekend – “Nothing Shall Separate Us” – focusing on Romans 8.  Don’t’ miss this opportunity to join in the Word, and the sun, as they meet on the beach at the end of Union Avenue each morning at 9:00am.

Beach Bible Study Materials

Kids Meetings

Children’s Meetings will be offered for the children (ages 6 months to 9 years) of parents attending the camp meetings.  Registration 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 to 2 years.  Meetings for all ages will run Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday.

Register

Family Fun Night

Monday, 5-9pm

Join us for an evening of free fun and entertainment!  Petting Zoo, inflatables, face painting, pony express, ice cream, food, Extreme Balloon Man and more!

Go Take A Hike

Summer Resource

Summer can lend itself to a more leisurely stride in which dwelling in God’s presence can be more easily felt, but intentionality is vital. There are spiritual rhythms for summer that call you to give time and attention to what God says to you as you spend more time outdoors. This booklet holds a guided hike for one person in solitude with God.

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Pier Ministry Festival

Saturday – Tuesday, 7-10pm

After a two–year hiatus, the Pier Ministry Festival is back, and this time, we’re featuring exclusively Salvation Army performers from around the territory.  This year, the new pier ministry creative team focused on two goals:

1. Our audience will have a positive experience with The Salvation Army.

2. Our audience will have an opportunity to encounter Jesus.

MOVE Dance Co.

MOVE Dance Company is a territorial team that exists to model and encourage the use of dance in worship, evangelism, and ministry. MOVE brings high-energy dance to the pier stage and engages the audience through the integration of popular music and a Christ–focused message. Throughout the program, MOVE will also engage the people of Old Orchard Beach through interactive dance–a–longs and impactfully choreographed pieces. 

Eli Morgan Magic

Eli Morgan is a magic and mystery performer. He pulls from psychology, magic, comedy, and audience participation, and blends these art forms to pluck thoughts out of people’s minds and influence their behavior. For over a decade, thousands of individuals have experienced his unique brand of entertainment, and we are excited to have him grace the Old Orchard Beach Stage for another year.

UNBOUND

UNBOUND is the Eastern Territory Contemporary Worship Band that exists to create music that unites worshippers, proclaims the truths found in God’s Word, inspire, and train Salvationist musicians and focus the cannon of music produced by The Salvation Army. At the pier, UNBOUND will explore diverse music to speak the truth of the Gospel to a wide audience; from young families to those people who remain young at heart. Children’s sing–a–longs, Disney classics, contemporary pop music, and classic rock will all have their place throughout the evening. 

CAST Presents Oasis

The Creative Arts Service Team will present an original work by Kellyn Mylechreest; an interactive movement theater piece that focuses on the ways water was used throughout the Bible. From Jesus walking on the water, to being baptized in the Jordan River, to meeting the woman at the well, water has been used as a literal and figurative way to showcase true transformation throughout the gospels. Oasis is an experience that will take you into the depths of God’s transformative love for each one of us and leave you thirsty for more!

NYSB & ETSS Concert

Tuesday, 7pm

Join us for an exciting evening of music brought to us by the New York Staff Band and Eastern Territorial Staff Songsters.

Schedule

Saturday July 23

  • 10am-7pm | Trade Store Open – Seaside Pavilion Store
    6:45pm | Children’s Meetings Check-In – Tabernacle/ Old Orchard Beach Corps
    7pm | Children’s Meetings – Tabernacle/ Old Orchard Beach Corps
    7pm | OOB Camp Meeting – Guests: Commissioners Lyndon and Bronwyn Buckingham – Seaside Pavilion
    7pm-10pm | Pier Ministry Festival – Old Orchard Beach Town Square

Sunday July 24

  • 9am | Prayer Meeting – Old Orchard Beach Corps Chapel
    9:45am | Children’s Meetings Check-In – Tabernacle/ Old Orchard Beach Corps
    10am | Children’s Meetings – Tabernacle/ Old Orchard Beach Corps
    10am | OOB Camp Meeting – Guests: Commissioners Lyndon and Bronwyn Buckingham – Seaside Pavilion 
    3pm | March of Witness – Saco Biddeford Savings Institution
    3:15pm | Eastern Territorial Staff Songsters & New York Staff Band Ministry – Old Orchard Beach Town Square
    6:45pm | Children’s Meetings Check-In – Tabernacle/ Old Orchard Beach Corps
    7:00pm | Children’s Meetings – Tabernacle/ Old Orchard Beach Corps
    7pm | OOB Camp Meeting – Guests: Commissioners Lyndon and Bronwyn Buckingham – Seaside Pavilion
    7pm-10pm | Pier Ministry Festival – Old Orchard Beach Town Square

Monday July 25

  • 9am | Beach Bible Study with Majors Brett & Jessica DeMichael – End of Union Avenue
    9am | Coffee & Fellowship – Old Orchard Beach Corps Lobby
    9:30am | Bible Study with Commissioner Mark Tillsley – Old Orchard Beach Corps Chapel
    10am-12:30pm | Trade Store Open – Seaside Pavilion Store
    5pm-7pm | Trade Store Open – Seaside Pavilion Store
    5pm-6:45pm | Family Night Fun Activities – Old Orchard Beach Corps Grounds
    7pm | OOB Camp Meeting – Family Fun Night with Majors Jason and Leslie Knaggs – Seaside Pavilion
    7pm-10pm | Pier Ministry Festival – Old Orchard Beach Town Square
    8pm-9pm | Family Fun Night Activities Continue – Old Orchard Beach Corps Grounds

Tuesday July 26

  • 7:30am | Northern New England “ForeKids” Golf Classic – Register by July 8 – Dunegrass Golf Club
    9am | Beach Bible Study with Majors Brett & Jessica DeMichael – End of Union Avenue
    9am | Coffee & Fellowship – Old Orchard Beach Corps Lobby
    9:30am | Bible Study with Commissioner Mark Tillsley – Old Orchard Beach Corps Chapel
    10am-12:30pm | Trade Store Open – Seaside Pavilion Store
    5pm-7pm | Trade Store Open – Seaside Pavilion Store
    6:45pm | Children’s Meetings Check-In – Tabernacle/Old Orchard Beach Corps
    7pm | Children’s Meetings – Tabernacle/Old Orchard Beach Corps
    7pm | OOB Camp Meeting – New York Staff Band Concert – Seaside Pavilion
    7pm-10pm | Pier Ministry Festival – Old Orchard Beach Town Square

Wednesday July 27

  • 9am | Beach Bible Study with Majors Brett & Jessica DeMichael – End of Union Avenue
    9am | Coffee & Fellowship – Old Orchard Beach Corps Lobby
    9:30am | Bible Study with Commissioner Mark Tillsley – Old Orchard Beach Corps Chapel

Thursday July 28

  • 9am | Beach Bible Study with Majors Brett & Jessica DeMichael – End of Union Avenue
    9am | Coffee & Fellowship – Old Orchard Beach Corps Lobby
    9:30am | Bible Study with Commissioner Mark Tillsley – Old Orchard Beach Corps Chapel