Santa Clara Clarion

Weekly Staying Connected, June 19

Major's Moment

We were blessed to join in corporate worship with our Salvation Army family from all three divisions: Del Oro, Intermountain, and Golden State. God is good!

We look forward to seeing you in church tomorrow to celebrate Our Father.

Pray for the nine youth who be heading out to summer camp this week. Camp is always a special place where God is found by his children.

Major Shoshannah Ruwethin

*Please keep this church in prayer as we seek ways to share the love of God with the community - the outreach, programming, and etc.*

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Parents - you are always welcome to join and hang out and support all of the kids.

1) Thursday, June 23, 10 am - 6 pm (for all ages 1st grade and up)

Meet at the church to pack lunches and then spend the afternoon at Half Moon Bay. The

return time can be changed depending on parent need. Lunch and snack provided.

2) Tuesday - Thursday, June 28 - 30, 3 - 6 pm (for all ages 1st grade and up)

We will play sports, games, and have early dinner together.

3) Friday, July 1, 4 pm - 11 pm (teens and young adults welcome)

San Francisco KROC Center First Fridays Night

4) Monday - Friday, August 1 - 5 (9 am - 3 pm)

Vacation Bible School

Santa Clara's Newest Soldiers

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School Supplies Registration Deadline Extended Until July 16

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SA Justice Webinar

Please save the date for our upcoming SA Justice Webinar on Wed, 22nd June at 11am PST (2pm EST) as we learn from “Foster Care Alumni” Captain Lisa Barnes, about the ways in which we can reach out to Foster Kids & Kinship Care Providers in our communities and have a mighty impact - at no cost!

To register for this webinar CLICK HERE!! Read on for further details…

TITLE – Proactively transforming our world by reaching out to foster kids and kinship care providers. A mighty impact at no cost.

WHEN – 6/22/22 at 11am PST/2pm EST


DESCRIPTION – In this webinar we will chat through the global strategic plan for foster care engagement and learn about how we can be the answer to a broken system in ways that we are already actively doing in our communities. This will be a step by step guide on how to interact with foster care and kinship care providers with a bit of info about the Brave empowerment program sprinkled in. Spoiler alert: no matter what you are doing in your community, you are already engaging with the majority of the plan already. Join us to hear more.

PRESENTER – Captain Lisa Barnes has been a Salvation Army Officer for 14 years, and has served in San Francisco, Phoenix, Seattle and Las Vegas. In her youth she was a kid lost in the foster care system which consisted of between 30-40 different foster and group homes. Lisa attributes her success in ministry, and family to those at The Salvation Army in Gresham Oregon, Salinas California, and influencing people throughout the Golden State Division in her teen years that showed her that life could be different than she could ever expect.

Now Lisa refers to herself as “Foster Care Alumni” and in addition to her appointment as Divisional Secretary over Southern Nevada, she is also The Salvation Army’s coach for anyone who would like to host a Brave event. Brave is an empowerment program for girls 12-18 and in foster care or other vulnerable situations.

Lisa has also written a Global Strategic Plan for Foster Care Engagement which she believes can be the catalyst for the Army’s next wave of intentional global impact, and it is something that every corps or service center can participate in- with no financial investment, no new programs, no changes to buildings or property… except for a box of donuts and the time spent making connections in our communities.

(The webinar will be recorded and posted on afterwards – but we would much rather you join us in person on the 22nd 😊)



Jacqui Larsson, M.A.

Territorial Social Justice Ministries Director

The Salvation Army – USA Western Territory

30840 Hawthorne Blvd.

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

562-491-8725 (office)

310-437-3627 (cell)


If you think someone is a victim of human trafficking, please call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-3737-888 or text 233733

Young Adult Camping Weekend

Friday, Sep. 23rd, 6pm to Sunday, Sep. 25th, 1pm

This is an online event.

Location, time, and other details are still to be determined - but the date is set!!! For those of you 18 - 35 years old - it's not too early to put this on your calendar! We had a great night on May 21 ... continue to connect and support each other!

Western Youth Institute - Details Coming

Monday, August 8th - Saturday, August 12th

Must be 18 by August 8th

Camp Redwood Glen
3100 Bean Creek Rd.

Western Music Institute 2022

The Western Music Institute (WMI) is like a music camp for older youth. You must be at least 14 years old to attend this camp as well as a dedicated participant in the church. This is a great week of fun and learning!!

The WMI Applications are now available. To fill out your application click here: This is a reminder that Territorial Youth Band and Choir members are required to attend WMI. Details of travel are still to be determined. The corps will help share in the delegate portion - participants from our corps will only be asked for $150 - a GREAT DEAL!

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All California Men's Retreat

Thursday, Aug. 18th, 9pm to Sunday, Aug. 21st, 11pm

64144 Hume Lake Road

Hume, CA

Who: Men from the Cal South, Golden State, and Del Oro divisions

What: All California Men’s Retreat (including S. Nevada too)

When: August 18-21, 2022 (Thursday – Sunday)

Where: Hume Lake Christian Conference Center.

Why: Because brotherly Christian fellowship strengthens the individual, the family, & the church.

How: This event is being heavily subsidized by DHQ. The total cost per delegate will be $200. Santa Clara Corps members will only need to be $130 for 3 nights lodging, 9 meals, and more snacks than anyone really needs. It also includes special guests, “Skit Guys”. Sign up in the foyer and we will get you signed up asap!!

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General Schedule


  • 9:30 AM Sunday School for Youth and Adults
  • 10:30 AM Worship service
  • 11:00 AM Junior Church
  • 12:30 PM Potluck & Fellowship (2nd Sunday)


  • 6:30 PM Family Night (for everyone)
  • Dinner, Bible Study, and Corps Cadets (Teen Study)


  • 7:00 PM Corps Council Meeting (Zoom Invite - 1st week)
  • 6:30 PM Men's Basketball (2nd and 4th week)


  • 7:00 PM Women's Fellowship - Ladies Night Out (3rd Friday - except for special dates)