Portage Holiness Camp's 2013 events get underway PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 02 August 2013 08:40
Audience members watch the Dubbeld Family  perform at the Portage Holiness Camp, the evening before the camp opens. (Photos: Enoch Wu/Sentinel-Tribune)
PORTAGE - The annual Portage Holiness "Campmeeting" is underway for 2013.
The pre-camp concert on Wednesday featured the Mark Dubbeld Family.
Preaching services began Thursday and will run through Aug. 11 at the camp, located at 12306 Portage Road, roughly one mile east of the village.
Services are held at 10 a.m., 2 and 7 p.m. on most days with the last services on both Sundays at 6 p.m. There will be no 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. services on Monday.
Rev. Russell Coffey will be preaching with Rev. Gary Bond both preaching and serving as the song leader.
In addition to the regular services, the Youth Camp will feature Rev. Bradley Buhro and is designed for those age 11-18. There is also a children's program at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily with all children welcome. That program is directed by Barbara Deaton.
Coffey is affiliated with the Anchor Point Foundation, an organization which helps people deal with a variety of drug rehabilitation and other addictions through Christ. The organization has established groups of BIble-based rehab centers across the United States.
His ministry focus is holiness.
Since 1969 Bond has traveled throughout the United States and Canada proclaiming Christian holiness in song and sermon. The baritone is comfortable both in the concert hall and revival service. Bond and his wife, Beth, live in Sturgis, Michigan and are members of The Sturgis Church of the Nazarene on the Michigan District. He serves as the office of Revivalism Coordinator for the Church of the Nazarene.
Members of the Dubbeld Family (from left): Vincent, Elena, Mark and Janene perform at the Portage Holiness Camp for an audience, the evening before the camp opens.
Monday is "Missionary Day" with Michael and Elaine Peters of  One Mission Society (OMS).
The day will feature a picnic supper at the shelter house at 4 p.m. with the missionary service at the Tabernacle at  7 p.m. The public is invited to attend both the picnic and the service.
Michael Peters was born with mild cerebral palsy and a mild speech impediment, Despite any limitations, he has been called to ministry. He and his wife, Elaine, in East Asia and continue to minister together with One Mission Society.
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