Santa Clara Clarion

Weekly Staying Connected, June 26

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Major's Moment

This jellyfish was found at Half Moon Bay on Thursday. It looks so beautiful, fresh, clean, maybe even innocent. Yet, the information I found on the jellyfish shared a different story. The Mayo Clinic site says "Jellyfish stings are relatively common problems for people swimming, wading or diving in seawaters. The long tentacles trailing from the jellyfish body can inject you with venom from thousands of microscopic barbed stingers.

Jellyfish stings vary greatly in severity. Most often they result in immediate pain and red, irritated marks on the skin. Some jellyfish stings may cause more whole-body (systemic) illness. And in rare cases jellyfish stings are life-threatening."

Now, we know God had a reason for creating jellyfish, but if we were to find a simple lesson regarding this creature, it could be that "innocent" looking things can be hurtful, sneaky, unassuming, and even cause death. If we're not careful, we can start getting close to things that look innocent, or feel safe, but can be dangerous to us. God wants us to choose Him, His path, His Word, and His Kingdom. Let's keep our eyes opened to the sin that surrounds us and so easily entangles. Set our hearts and minds on God above. God wants us to have abundant life with Him.

"Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers, But they delight in the law of the LORD meditating on it day and night. They are like tress planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do." Psalm 1:1-3 (New Living Translation)

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.*

*The General's June 17 link is here for those who missed the meeting in San Francisco.*

Hope Marches On

Santa Clara's Newest Soldiers - Celebrating again on June 26

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Discovery Camp June 20 - 25

Discovery Camp Survivors

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Camper Reunion on Sunday, July 17 2022

Calling all campers for Discovery and Music Camp! We are inviting you to join forces on Sunday, July 17 and share with The Salvation Army Church (your supporters) what you learned at camp. Share about your favorite foods, activities, and more. We especially want to learn some camp songs from you! Come at 9:30 am and figure out together what you'd like to share in church service. After church we'll have a special treat for you and prizes. We hope to see you and your family. Family there are Group Discussion/Sunday school classes available for you at 9:30 am.


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

2) Tuesday - Thursday, June 28 - 30, 3 - 6 pm (for ages 1st grade & 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) Vacation Bible School (TBD)

Half Moon Bay Youth Trip

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Pics courtesy of Darlene and Major Cel. Thank you Darlene, Dale, and Majors Begonia for your support on this day!!

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School Supplies Registration Deadline Extended Until July 16

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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 Music Institute 2022

The Western Music Institute (WMI) is like a music camp for older youth and young adults age 14 - 26. You must be a dedicated participant in church to attend this event. 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!

Western Youth Institute - Details Coming

Monday, August 8th - Saturday, August 12th

Must be 18 by August 8th

Camp Redwood Glen
3100 Bean Creek Rd.

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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)