SC Clarion

Weekly Staying Connected, Edition 3, August 15

From Majors Ruwethin

Hi Church - This is our family's SIXTH Sunday with you. Since our first Sunday, you have embraced us with open arms! We cannot express to you how much we appreciate you reaching out and taking the time to build relationships. Even our dog, Brownie, looks like she's feeling more at home here in Santa Clara.

Please know that we are firm believers in all of God's family ministering to each other, the church, community. Keep your eyes peeled for volunteer training, small group studies, sign up sheets, and more to come. There's so much opportunity to serve here - let's have fun together!

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Divisional Youth Retreat

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

    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.

    $175 Registration due September 5 with 1/2 registration fee. 2nd half due by September 16. See Majors for partial scholarship opportunities.

    Click on the buttons below to print, complete, and then return to Majors. Thank you.

    1) Delegate Just Good News Registration Form

    2) Parental Consent Form

    3) Delegate Code of Conduct Form

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    The Salvation Army has a church subscription to Right Now Media that allows all of us as church members access to great videos, teaching, illustrations for all ages. We encourage you to take a peek at Right Now Media. All you have to do is email us to let you know you are interested in having access and we'll sign you up for FREE.

    Cadets David and Sarah Culley

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    Please sign up in the foyer to support OUR Santa Clara Cadets!

    WYI (Western Youth Institute) Lite - Starting August 5

    What to know:

    • Theme: WYI lite – 1 John 1: 5-9
    • Speakers – Colonel Kelly Igleheart, Lt. Colonel Lisa Smith, Captain Jennifer Masango, Captain Emmanuel Masango
    • Target age – WYI’s normal age range is 18-28. While that is the target age still, teenagers can easily hang with the curriculum. We encourage YPLs to participate.
    • Cost – There is no cost. All materials will be downloadable.
    • When - Each Friday material will be posted on Facebook account(THQ West-Youth).

    Territorial Youth Leaders Conference - POSTPONED until early 2022

    As part of Covid-19 safety measures, capacity is limited, so be sure to get signed up before space is gone. All expenses will be personal for this event. - This event is postponed until early 2022. Details will be shared as the date nears.

    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. Text to: 81010, Send the message: @chkhc6.

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

    General Schedule


    • 9:30 am Adult Connect Group
    • 10:30 am Worship service


    • 6:00 pm Sermon Review - Paused to regroup