Gresham Go - To
Weekly Staying Connected While Apart
AUGUST 31 - SEPTEMBER 6
On our last day off we visited Newport for the very first time. We didn't research much at all before we headed out on the road. The trip was beautiful - filled with green trees, hills, and seeing the ocean was breathtaking. Then we ended up spending our time walking around the Historic Bayfront. As we walked down sidewalks, we heard the sounds of the sea lions. The ruckus was so loud that we actually thought that it was some nature recording blasting out of a shop to lure people in. We were surprised to see a large gathering of sea lions on a nearby mountain of rocks and also just a feet below us on the water.
We just watched the sea lions lazing around on the dock, fighting for space, "talking" to each other, and cozying up and napping. We saw many of the sea lions at one point arch their backs and their faces to the sky as if to say, "Ah, this is the life." I'm not sure if that's what they were actually doing or thinking, but it did make me think ... wow, to enjoy life. Are we living our best life right now?
If we were to live as if "Jesus is coming tomorrow", would we regret our days? So far in this month we've talked about fellowship, being a witness, and fear ... what is God laying upon your heart? How is he calling you to live? What is he calling you to do?
"Trust in the Lord and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart's desires. Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you." Psalm 37:3-5
Majors Celestine and Shoshannah
Monday M-unch Praise
Thank you all for helping with Monday M-unch! We provided families with backpacks, sack lunches and children's books. A special shout out to D-Deb, Nana, Marcia, Dr. Maxine, Janae, Brianda, Eden, Mark, Elijah, and Tim for helping in every way! It's a blessing to see relationships happening while serving the Lord and His people. Due to the Labor Day holiday there will be no Monday M-unch next week, September 7.
Updated School Year Childcare Survey for Parents - with Spanish
We would like to offer a child care program this year to help our community. Parents, could you help us by answering this survey as soon as possible? Even rigth now. It will only take a couple of minutes to collect this information. Thank you.
Nos gustaría ofrecer un programa de cuidado infantil este año para ayudar a nuestra comunidad. Padres, ¿podrían ayudarnos respondiendo esta encuesta lo antes posible? Incluso ahora mismo. Solo le llevará un par de minutos recopilar esta información. Gracias.
Adult Sunday School Is Back!!
We are so happy to say that Adult Sunday School in person will start again this week - September 6. Please arrive at 9:30 am to help set up chairs for church service and then join in the Youth Center Patio for Sunday school.
We will continue with meeting outdoors until we have to move back indoors due to weather. We pray we can keep meeting. Remember to check the weather to see if you'll need a warmer coat or a bottle of water. :)
Office Closed September 7
Saturday, Sep. 12th, 10:30am
473 Southeast 194th Avenue
Calling all Second Saturday Sisters and friends! Women it's been a long summer not seeing you face to face. We would like to get together for an outside, social distancing visit at the Gresham Corps. Grab a snack, your favorite beverage, and don't forget your mask. Join us for a devotion and time of social distancing fellowship. We hope to see you then!
Coordinator: Michelle Van Ausdell
Devotions: Debra Morgan
Thank You to Our Retired Officers
-Adult Sunday School i(In person at church) and on Facebook (Gresham Bible Study)
-Worship Service (@ church),
-Facebook Live (The Salvation Army - Gresham Corps), and
-YouTube Live (The Salvation Army - Gresham Corps)
-11:00 am Teen Group (@ church)
-12:00 pm Monday M'unch (@ church)
-6:00 pm Women's Bible Study (Messenger Michelle VanAusdell/Marcia McQuade)
-6:00 pm Teen Zoom Youth Group
-6:00 pm **Live Life Group @ Majors' Ruwethins and Zoom, password 1234