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Weekly Staying Connected

Week of October 5 - 11

I wanted to come to you this week as Mom - my everyday self. But, I couldn't figure out the words to say in the video. I wanted to focus on the word FAMILY. Even with the ups and downs, the disagreements - family is important. There's joy, encouragement, teaching, growth, and fellowship. At any time, anyone can walk away from family and survive, but you'll be alone - but you can thrive with family.

We, encourage and challenge you to fight to stay connected to the church - even though it's hard work, yes - it can be work - but it's worth it!

We love you - Majors Celestine & Shoshannah Ruwethin

Oct 5 greeting

UPDATE: Senior Soldiership Classes Live AND on Zoom - 6 pm

*** Several people are interested in these classes - so it's not too late to join. UPDATE - in person classes will be @ the church at 6 pm - while those who need ZOOM can still join.

In person AND Zoom Senior Soldership/Salvation Army 101 Class on Mondays @ 6 pm, starting September 28. Taking the classes is not a commitment to become a soldier (church member) - but rather for believers to learn more about The Salvation Army and it's doctrine. We do ask that you make a commitment to these classes from September 28 - November 30 (10 meetings, once a week maximum). The classes may end earlier depending on how the discussion and instruction goes.

Click here to join the classes. The classes will be no longer than 1 hour each time.

Meeting ID: 993 4739 6319
Passcode: 1234
One tap mobile
+12532158782,99347396319#,,,,,,0#,,1234# US (Tacoma)


It's already the first Wednesday of the month! So, it's Free Food Market time. The general public can pick up fresh produce from 9 - 10 am on Wednesday, October 7. Senior BINGO and chapel starts at 10:30 am followed by senior food pick up @ 11:15 am. See you then!

Ministry Moments

Family Check In - NEW TIME!!!

We had a great time of sharing in our first Church Family Check In last week. It was simply a time to check in - share praise/prayer and support each other. Last week those who called in shared scripture, their family happenings, how work was going, and prayed for each other. We encourage you to ZOOM in and connect. We will now be checking in on Wednesdays from 6 - 6:30. Join us link.

Meeting Info:

Meeting ID: 997 8518 1703
Passcode: 1234
One tap mobile
+12532158782,,99785181703#,,,,,,0#,,1234# US (Tacoma)

Sunday School Link

Captains Simoes at Divisional Headquarters have lovingly put together Sunday School lessons for the youth who cannot make it to in person church. Please clink on this link at enjoy this week. Sunday School

Teens Moving to THURSDAYS!

Who knew that contactless hide and seek with phone flashlights would be so fun? The teens did last week! If you are 13 years old and up - come join us for Teen Group. We are meeting in the church building, so make sure to bring your masks ... on THURSDAYS from 6 - 8 pm. We are back to our regular meeting days.

From the Territorial Youth Office ...

We want to share with you a new event that THQ youth is doing called Church Words. Church Words is a quick fire (30 mins) biblical teaching workshop that dissects and explores one “church word” at a time. A church word is a word (sometimes phrase) that we often use in the church with the belief that others understand. It’s rarely broken down and this expected understanding usually leads to misunderstandings and misuse of the word. Examples of these words are: calling, blessed, disciples, tithe, etc.

This year, they are taking Church Words virtual with a conference style set up. Over the course of one week, they will be hosting one church word each day via Zoom with teachers from all over the world.

DATES: October 12-16th

TIME: Each night 5:00-5:45pm PST

The Church words they will be discussing are:

  • Prophecy
  • After-Life
  • Anti-Christ
  • Apocalypse
  • Resurrection

We would love you to support this event. Stay tuned for the registration link in the coming days. We hope you and your young adults can join, even if it just for a day or two.

Afterschool Program ON HOLD

We are sorry to inform family and friends that we will not be having our Afterschool Program this Fall as we hoped. We will reevaluate the possibilities of having the Afterschool Program after the New Year.

Second Saturday Sisters

Saturday, Oct. 10th, 10:30am

473 Southeast 194th Avenue

Portland, OR

Hey Ladies -

The smoke is gone, we have a covered basketball court, we want to see you!! So, we'll be meeting outside at the church to enjoy each other's company! We pray we'll see you then!

Second Saturday Sons

Saturday, Oct. 10th, 8am

1230 Northeast Cleveland Avenue

Gresham, OR

Hey men! Treat yourself to a meal out! Meet Major Celestine @ Heidi's restaurant to enjoy fellowship and being encouraged by each other!

Remind App

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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)j

- 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.)

-6:30 - 8 pm Men's Bible Study at the church


-6:00 - 6:30 Church Family Check in on Zoom/call in


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