Weekly Staying Connected, Edition 7, September 5
From Majors Ruwethin
Hi Church -
Oh yeah! A new month, a new newsletter background, and new opportunities on the horizon. In this last week, our family went to our first dental cleaning appointments with our new dentist. The resounding theme for our family is ... FLOSS!! You would think after two cleanings each year with the same reminders, that we would do better.
This is the first time, however, that our dentist shared with us to take the time to floss first then brush. The brushing of the teeth is merely the rinsing off stage. The most important thing (flossing) needed more time.
Wow! Such a basic concept that can change our lives if we could live that way! Or maybe some of us know the concept - but need to relabel what "important things" are. Loving God first - spending time with Him, His Word, talking with Him, abiding in Him should be priority,
Continue to have a great Labor Day Weekend and let's put Him first.
Make sure you read/scan the newsletter each week - new info is out all the time!
Required Volunteer Protecting the Mission Training - 9/15
Office Closed Monday, Sept. 6
Human Trafficking 101 Webinar
Please join us on Wednesday 8th September at 11am PST for a basic 101 Human Trafficking Webinar. As you know, General Brian Peddle has made the Fight for Freedom against Human Trafficking a global priority, and we would love to share this valuable information with you and your teams.
All are welcome! To register click HERE!
(This webinar will be recorded and posted on SAJustice.us after the event).
Welcome of Cadets - September 11
Please share this with your corps members as we welcome the Reflectors of Holiness session, that includes Golden State’s very own Cadet Tania Urbina-Morales and Cadets Isaac and Merary Henry-John! This event will be in person, as well as available online.
Rally & Potluck Sunday!
Divisional Youth Retreat - Forms Due
When: September 17 - 19
Where: Redwood Glen Camp & Conference Center
Who: For ages 13 - 18.
Theme: Just Good News - As We Redeem the Screen
Cost: $175 per person, We will only be charging $80 for Santa Clara delegates
$40 Registration due September 5 with registration fee. 2nd $40 due by September 16. See Majors with any questions or concerns about fees.
Pick up registration forms in the foyer. Thank you.
1) Delegate Just Good News Registration Form
2) Parental Consent Form
3) Delegate Code of Conduct Form
Impact Learning Lab - Habits of Holiness
September 25, 2021 will be our next “Impact Learning Lab” and we hope you and your corps family will join us. Major Nancy Helms will be sharing “Habits of Holiness”. In this time together, she will share with us the concept of a “Rule of Life”. Taken from sacredordinarydays.com “A rule of life is a commitment to live your life in a particular way. It is meant to be crafted with prayer and discernment, in partnership with God, as you consider the way God made you and the values He has inscribed upon your heart. Once written, it serves as a tool that can help you make decisions for your life and determine how best to order your days.”
How is The Salvation Army Helping?
The Salvation Army is involved in fire and earthquake response. Please pray.
West Coast Fires:
A Salvation Army assessment team in the south of Haiti has sent reports that communities are working together to deal with the devastating after-effects of the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck on Saturday 14 August.
The Salvation Army’s initial approach will be to target its response in nine locations. In eight of these, 250 families – more than 1,000 people – will be provided with a tarpaulin, blankets, hygiene kits (including soap, diapers/nappies, sanitary items, toothbrushes and toothpaste, disinfectant and hand sanitiser), drinking water and basic food items such as rice, peas and cooking oil. In the city of Aquin, which has been particularly badly affected, the response will be provided to an even larger number of families.
Read more at https://www.salvationarmy.org/ihq/news/inr190821
And as a reminder, people interested in making a financial donation to support the response efforts may do so via our Salvation Army World Service Office. See link below.
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Programs Starting Soon!!
Well, we'll need to have some fun of our own, so starting the week after our Potluck Sunday, we'll be bringing back:
Tuesday Family Nights, 6:30 - 8 pm: Bring the whole family out to eat dinner together. Then break out into Adult Bible study, youth programs, and nursery.
Sundays, 9:30 - 10:15 am: Youth Sunday School, Women's Sunday school
Monthly Women's Fellowship - Date/time TBD
Monthly Men's Basketball Fellowship - Date/time TBD
It's so important that we take time during the week to spend time with each other in play and study. Why? To strengthen the family of God, to grow in the Lord, and to know our family.