Gresham Go - To

Weekly Staying Connected While Apart

SEPTEMBER 7 - 13

Wow! We had another blessed Sunday worshiping together at The Salvation Army Gresham! We know that God is working! We see how the Holy Spirit is inspiring this church to reach out and care for each other. We hear how people are being bold in their walks and our sharing their faith. We speak about Jesus and gather together to grow in the Word! God is good!!


Enjoy this Labor Day and soak in God's goodness! Please continue to pray for the upcoming ministry and budget year. This summer has brought uncertain, yet excitement for things to come. We need to pray on God's timing and His will to be done.


Quick Info:


Second Saturday Sons Breakfast is this weekend.


Ladies - Check out Bible Study Fellowship App. It's a free seasonal study and another way to connect with women through Bible study. '


God bless you and remember to be in your B-I-B-L-E (Basic instructions before leaving Earth)!


Majors Celestine and Shoshannah

Two Music Instruction Opportunities

1) John, our Divisional Music Director is offering free online music instruction in brass, guitar, and etc as slots are available. This is for youth that are already engaged in Salvation Army programming. If you're interested, please reply through this newsletter.


2) Joel, our former Music Instructor in the Afterschool program is also looking for clients interested in music instruction for in person instruction. Please feel free to contact him directly at ltjbeussink@gmail.com.

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.


https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5CN5KD5

Senior Bingo and Chapel

Senior B-I-N-G-O was a hit this past Wednesday on our Free Food Market Day. The seniors had their own photocopied cards and enjoyed the prizes. It was great seeing them having fun after not seeing them through the summer. They were happy to see each other as well.


To top it off, we sang Amazing Grace, Great is Thy Faithfulness, and received a devotional from Major Celestine in both English and Russian! YES! You heard it - thank the Lord for Google Translate on our phones. We look forward to next month's Senior Bingo and Chapel.

Adult Sunday School Is Back!!

In person Adult Sunday School started up on September 6. Still distanced outside, the group enjoyed being back together again. Sharing face to face. They meet at the Youth Center patio. We hope to see you next week at Adult Sunday school at 9:30 am.


The Facebook Watch Party's for Sunday School will continue, but at 8:30 am instead.

World Services 2020-2021

Last week, the newsletter included the first promotional video regarding World Services. Did you know that The Salvation Army is in at least 130 countries around the world? Being part of this church gives us a chance to financially and prayerfully support ministry worldwide. Our territory this year is focusing on the work in four different countries: South Africa, India, Malaysia, and Ecuador.


World Services used to be called Self-Denial. What can we deny ourselves in order to help world missions? Give up a store bought coffee every week to give to missions? ... One less dinner out each month? ... Whether you ask what you will deny yourself of or what you are able to add to your giving - this is a challenge for all of us to give. We will share soon what our churches goals are for tithing, offering, and World Services this next financial year. In the meantime, we encourage you to watch these videos each week and ask God how to respond.

Self Denial, Episode 2 - South Africa

Office Closed September 7

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STAYCATION

Saturday, Sep. 12th, 10:30am

473 Southeast 194th Avenue

Portland, OR

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

Weekly Schedule

SUNDAY

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), and

-YouTube Live (The Salvation Army - Gresham Corps)


MONDAY

-11:00 am Teen Group (@ church)

-12:00 pm Monday M'unch (@ church)


TUESDAY

-6:00 pm Women's Bible Study (Messenger Michelle VanAusdell/Marcia McQuade)

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