Saturday Opening Celebration

Sunday Morning Worship

Sunday Night

Tuesday, 7:00pm



Saturday Evening Guest | Commissioner Mark Tillsley

 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 his wife 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.

Sunday Morning Guest | Commissioner William A. & G. Lorraine Bamford

Commissioners William A. & G. Lorraine Bamford have served in corps and leadership appointments in Eastern Pennsylvania & Delaware, Western Pennsylvania, Southern New  England and Northeast Ohio. They served as the Chief Secretary and Territorial Secretary for Women’s Ministries in the South America West Territory before returning to the USA East Territory in those roles. In 2016, Commissioners Bamford took up the mantle of leadership as the Territorial Commander and Territorial President of Women’s Ministries in the USA Eastern Territory.

The Commissioners are blessed with three children, Michelle, Nicole, and Bill, and six wonderful grandchildren.

Sunday Evening Guest | Majors Michael and Cathy Himes

Cathy and Mike Himes are both the children of Salvation Army Officer parents. They have been involved in Army activities their entire lives. As soldiers they held the positions of Sunday school teacher, bandsmen, songsters, League of Mercy members, Bandmaster,\ Songster Leader, and Corps Sergeant Major. They worked at Divisional Headquarters in Pittsburgh and Saint Louis, in the Corrections Department, Public Relations, and Music Department. Cathy is a trained teacher with a love for child evangelism. She was commissioned with the highest grades in her session and received the Commissioners’ Award. Mike’s desire is to be a lover of souls. They met at Glen Eyrie at the Soldiers’ National Seminar on Evangelism. They will have but five appointments when they finish their thirty-four years of service. They are corps officers, first and foremost, currently serving at Manchester Citadel, Connecticut. They have three grown children, and two grandchildren.

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.

Canadian Staff Songsters

Music is an integral part of Salvation Army ministry around the world, and the Canada and Bermuda Territory is no exception. The territory’s vocal ministry received a boost in the fall of 2016 with the formation of the Canadian Staff Songsters, under the leadership of Major Len Ballantine. The Salvation Army in Canada had a staff songster brigade in its early days, but such a group has not existed for about 100 years.

The brigade has shared in ministry across the province of Ontario, including on Parliament Hill in Ottawa and in the annual Christmas With The Salvation Army events at Toronto’s Roy Thomson Hall, in Calgary, Chicago and Bermuda. The group is delighted to minister at the Old Orchard Beach Camp Meetings as together we celebrate our faith and joy in all things music-making for God’s glory.

Chapel Bible Study

Lt. Colonel John Murray was born in Digby, Nova Scotia to Salvation Army officer parents and spent most of his younger years in Toronto.

In 1987, he married Brenda Brown, also a child of Salvation Army officers and in 1994, they entered the Toronto College for Officer Training from Woodroffe Temple, Ottawa as part of the “Messengers of the Truth” Session. They were commissioned and ordained as Salvation Army officers in 1996 with their first appointment being Sydney Citadel in Nova Scotia.

In the annual move of 2017, he was appointed as Territorial Public Relations and Development Secretary at Territorial Headquarters in Toronto and after a year, was promoted to the rank of Lt. Colonel and moved into the office of Territorial Secretary for Communications.

He is currently the Chair, Toronto Grace Health Centre Board of Trustees and has been appointed as Executive Officer for the Canadian Staff Songsters.

John holds a BA from York University, Toronto, a Graduate Certificate in Public Relations and Communications Management from Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC, and an MA in Leadership from the University of Guelph. John has also completed the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Certificate, Non-Profit Leadership. He is also an accredited APR (Canadian Public Relations Society) and holds the Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) designation. John and Brenda delight in their four sons, Zachary, Liam, Kieran, and Nathan and when he’s not working, John enjoys golfing, cycling and photography.

Kids Meetings

Children’s Meetings will be offered for the children (ages 6 months to 9 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!

NNE Forekids Golf Classic

Please join The Salvation Army of Northern New England at our 3rd Annual Golf “Forekids” Golf Classic on Tuesday, August 1 at Dunegrass Golf Club.

The proceeds of this event support The Salvation Army’s Youth Programs. This event is a scramble format with a shotgun start at 8:30 am. There will be a lunch & awards ceremony immediately following the golf. Appropriate golf attire is required (no tank tops or cut-off shorts.)

JULY 27 – JULY 30, 2023

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!


Thursday, July 27 – Sunday, July 30, 2023

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

Thursday, July 27 

  • 9pm Approximately | Fireworks  – Old Orchard Beach Town Square

Saturday, July 29

  • 7pm | Opening Night Celebration with Commissioner Mark Tillsley | “God Is Working – In Our World” (Children’s Ministries Available) – Seaside Pavilion – * Livestreamed *

Sunday, July 30

  • 10am | Sunday Worship with Commissioners Bamford | “God Is Working – In Our Lives” (Children’s Ministries Available) – Seaside Pavilion * Livestreamed *

    3pm | March of Witness (From the top of Old Orchard Street to the Town Square)

    7pm | “God Is Working – In Our World”  with Majors Himes (Children’s Ministries Available) – Seaside Pavilion * Livestreamed *

Monday, July 31

  • 9:30am | Chapel Bible Study Led by Lieutenant Colonel John Murray – Old Orchard Beach Corps

    9:00am | Beach Bible Study Led by Majors Phil and Jodi Lloyd – End of Union Avenue

    5pm | Family Activities – Old Orchard Beach Corps Grounds

    7pm | Family Fun Night Gathering – Seaside Pavilion

Tuesday, August 1

Wednesday, August 2 – Thursday, August 3

  • 9:30am | Corps Bible Study – Old Orchard Beach Corps

    9:00am | Beach Bible Study – End of Union Avenue

*All livestreams will begin approx. 15 minutes before their scheduled time

2023 Program Book

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