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Weekly Staying Connected

Week of October 12 - 18

In The Salvation Army world - this is the time when we start gearing up for Kettles and Toy Distribution. We're going to need your help this year, so much more than ever!

There's lots of new technological learning that needs to be conquered this year. There are additional protocols due to COVID-19. We're trying to keep expenses down due to very possible drop in kettle income. And the physical, emotional, and spiritual battle to keep going forward is a big one. So, before the plans are worked on and finalized - we ask that you now PRAY!!!

In the meantime - here are some basic updates for this season:

No Truck or Treat this year.

Volunteers needed: organizing, driving, bellringing, calling people, admin, and the list goes on.

Angel Tree/Toy Distribution - will be held on December 19. More details coming soon.

God bless you,

Majors Celestine and Shoshannah Ruwethin

Rescue Christmas

This year, the need is greater. With more people hurting and fewer Red Kettles to help them, your generosity helps rescue Christmas for the most vulnerable. You can help Rescue Christmas right now by visiting our Virtual Red Kettle at

You can also donate through the QR code right now through your mobile device.

Family Check In - NEW TIME!!!

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)

On the Move!

Don't worry, we're not making another scheduling change in our church ministry schedule - however, Lorrie Davis is moving to a house in Gresham! It is an answer to prayer. We ask if you are free - come and help her move to her new place! Meet at the church this Thursday, October 15 @ 12:30 pm and bless her with your hands and feet!

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

Register for Church Words Now ....

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're sorry we missed tonight, but it's not too late to catch the rest of the week. If you want to participate simply register here:

Church Collection Goals

The Salvation Army's joy is to serve people in the name of the Lord. During this time, even more people need help. Families, businesses, and the church are financially struggling. This is where we as individuals can step out in faith and give to God what is His. Then we watch Him work.

The tithes, offering, and World Services collected help support this ministry's budget. We ask that you pray and determine with/for the Lord what you will commit to financially in this next budget year October 2020 - September 2021. Help invest into this church.

Click on the link to see what our small goals are for this year. We pray that we'll be able to out give ourselves!

Tithing Up Date

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.

Remind App

Please help us keep you informed by signing up for the Remind App. Simply follow the directions. The goal is to touch base with a newsletter once a week and avoid 25 responses to a group text. This is a secure way for us to do this.

Feel free to share the info. Thank you in advance.

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)

- 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 pm Church Family Check in on Zoom/call in


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

*Food Pantry Open from 9 am - 12 pm Monday - Thursday.*