Weekly Staying Connected, Edition 6, August 29
From Majors Ruwethin
Hi Church -
Each week you continue to reach out and hold our family up. This week Shoshannah was taken out to lunch by Lizz. Then we were amazed by Peter's vehicle at a car show. This church is filled with so many caring people.
If God lays it on your heart, we ask that consider extending your care for us to our fellows officers in Gilroy - Captains Daisy and Manuel Gaytan. Daisy is at home with oxygen caring for their two kids while Manuel is in the hospital. A very easy and practical way to support them is through meals at this site https://mealtrain.com/yezlkl. Please check it out!
God bless you this week!
Corps Council Meeting
Volunteer Training - 8/31
Meet us at in the dining hall, August 31, 6 pm - for dinner and training. We hope to see you then! Please RSVP with Majors.
Office Closed Monday, Sept. 6
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 - Registration Due ASAP
When: September 17 - 19
Where: Redwood Glen Camp & Conference Center
Who: For ages 13 - 18.
Theme: Just Good News - As We Redeem the Screen
Theme Verse: Romans 12:1-2
- Today we are very dependent on our phones and social media. We are rarely without our "screens", it's always in our hand or in our pockets, becoming an extension of our very selves. On one hand technology can be used as a tool to make our lives easier and even help us in spreading the word of God, on the other it can sometimes become an addiction or a distraction. Social media can be both a blessing and a curse, we must be aware on the power it has over us and how we can best use it. The goal of this weekend is not to get rid of screens but to redeem them for good. Romans 12:1-2 clearly tells us that we do not conform to the world but to be transformed by renewing our mind. Are we confirming or transforming by the screen? Are we watching or worshipping the screen? We need God’s help in this area, so that we can find God’s good, pleasing, and perfect will for our life.
Registration: Registration is due on Sunday, Sept 5th! There is limited space so register early.
Cost: $175 per person, We will only be charging $80 for Santa Clara delegates
Tournaments: We have many fun things in store for our weekend including Soccer, basketball, swimming tournaments in honor of the Olympics, fun games and late-night activities! Please have your delegates bring sportswear or something comfortable for physical activities to the camp.
$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.”
Cadets David and Sarah Culley
There are months still open to support the Culleys. Sign up today!
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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