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Weekly Staying Connected

Week of October 26 - November 1 Update

Hi Church -

We missed being with you in church on Sunday and are so sorry that there were audio problems on the Facebook livestream. Although, it was a little strange being in the church by ourselves, we had a touching and intimate time of prayer with our own little family at the end of the service. It is true, no matter where you are or who you are with - even if you are alone - God is there!

We are counting the days down until we can worship with you again in person. Weekly programs will start up again on November 2 - which means our first Sunday back together is November 8.

In this newsletter, please note that we would like to bless you with some give aways, so take a good look.

God bless you,

Majors Celestine and Shoshannah Ruwethin

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2020 Cascade SAY Rally - Youth Kits Are Here!

Hey youth!! Our wonderful Divisional Youth Department has prepared special activity kits for each one of you to participate in this year's virtual SAY Rally.

They are ready to be picked up tomorrow, TUESDAY, October 27, from 2 - 6 pm at The Salvation Army. When you are ready to dive into the world of The Greatest Showman - just get your kit ready and follow along here: Virtual Link.

Church - even if you don't have a kit or youth in your home - we're all kids at heart! Check out the video and hard work of Captains Simoes and one of our own - TASHA ANDERSON - as the ring master! You'll want to see this!

While you're there, pick up a costume, some candy and more. We hope to see you tomorrow!

Social Injustice Newsletter

This week is WRAP week - White Ribbon Against Pornography. Please read the following newsletter to be informed and be in prayer. October - November newsletter

Mid - Week Devotionals

The Divisional Youth Department has made it so easy to access GREAT weekly video lessons for all ages from preschool to adults. They've even taken an extra step to record personal introductions. Please clink on this link to enjoy these great videos for a boost of inspiration and challenge. Sunday School can be ANY day of the week! Video Lessons

Free Food Market - November 4

Free Food Market is on the basketball court every first Wednesday of the month. The general public can come by between 9 - 10 am as the fresh produce supplies last. Remember to bring your mask and practice social distancing.

The senior program pick up time is between 10:30 am - 12 pm.

The food is great and for everyone! Please spread the word!

From the Territorial Music Department - They want to see you!

Dear Friends,

On Sunday November 22 we will be holding an online Territorial Thanksgiving Worship service.

Following the final part of the sermon we are finishing the service with the congregational song “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”. We are asking 60 + family units from around the territory to take part in this and we’d like you and your family to be part of this massive congregational song. Please note that “family” is whomever you see as family, husband, wife & kids, or nieces and nephews, or you and a parent, you and your siblings, cousins etc. etc.. (HOWEVER please do not break any COVID regulations for gatherings based upon your local authority)

Please note that you DO not to be concerned about the quality of your singing! We are more concerned with video.

*If you would like to participate - please let Major Shoshannnah know. She'll email you the easy directions on how to do this.*

Seasonal Bellringer Help Wanted!!

As we get nearer to the remembrance of God's gift to us at Christmas, we gear up to bless people. We remind families of God's love through a simple gift and a food box. We need your help this season in many areas. The first need is volunteer bellringers. Please let Major Shoshannah know when you/your group can ring the bell.

However, we understand that some may be looking for seasonal work. If that is you, please pick up an application at our Family Services front desk from 9 am - 12 pm. And bring your completed paperwork this Wednesday and interview at the times below:

*We will be conducting individual interviews on October 28th . Please come at the time frame below according to your last name alphabetically. *Please bring your completed application, 2 pieces of valid ID and 2 valid references. If you need help or have questions, we can help you at that time.

*Interview times according to your last name on October 28th:

A – M – Interviews will be from 10 am– Noon

N – Z - Interviews will be from 1 pm to 3 pm

(We are following COVID-19 safety guidelines – face coverings are required, thanks)

*Mandatory Orientation Date: Thursday, November 5th, at 10 am

(This meeting will be set up for social distancing in our Chapel and is for all workers)

Christmas Toys

Our on-line Christmas application will be opened on Nov. 1 @ You enter your zip code to start the process.

You’ll want to be prepared to upload:

1) Your I.D. (i.e. driver’s license, state ID)

2) Proof of Residency (i.e. utility bill, lease)

3) I.D.s for children up to age 12 (i.e. birth certificate, school record)

We only have a certain number of slots and pray that we’ll be able to help you and your family this year.

Rescue Christmas

This year, the need is greater. With more people hurting and fewer Red Kettles to help them, your generosity helps rescue Christmas for the most vulnerable. You can help Rescue Christmas right now by visiting our Virtual Red Kettle at

You can also donate through the QR code right now through your mobile device.

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Church Collection Goals

The Salvation Army's joy is to serve people in the name of the Lord. During this time, even more people need help. Families, businesses, and the church are financially struggling. This is where we as individuals can step out in faith and give to God what is His. Then we watch Him work.

The tithes, offering, and World Services collected help support this ministry's budget. We ask that you pray and determine with/for the Lord what you will commit to financially in this next budget year October 2020 - September 2021. Help invest into this church.

Click on the link to see what our small goals are for this year. We pray that we'll be able to out give ourselves!

Tithing Up Date

Remind App

Please help us keep you informed by signing up for the Remind App. Simply follow the directions. The goal is to touch base with a newsletter once a week and avoid 25 responses to a group text. This is a secure way for us to do this.

Feel free to share the info. Thank you in advance.

Weekly Schedule


8:30 am

- Adult Sunday School - Facebook Watch Party

9:30 am

-Adult Sunday School (@ church)

10:30 am

-Worship Service (@ church),

-Facebook Live (The Salvation Army - Gresham Corps)

6:00 pm

-YouTube Live (Cel Ruwethin)


-12:00 pm Monday M'unch (@ church)

- 6:00 pm Soldiership/Salvation Army 101 (@ chuch & Zoom)


-6:30 - 8 pm Women's Bible Study (Messenger Michelle VanAusdell/Marcia McQuade)

(Dinner from 6 - 6:30 pm if you can get there earlier.) - On break, resuming November 3

-6:30 - 8 pm Men's Bible Study at the church - On break this week


- 6:00 - 8:00 pm Teen Youth Group (@ church)

*Food Pantry Open from 9 am - 12 pm Monday - Thursday.*