Gresham Go - To
Weekly Staying Connected While Apart
AUGUST 24 -30 (Updated 8/25)
Time is flying by so fast. Can you believe it's almost September? It has been five months since we started this new way of living with COVID-19. We've learned a lot and still have more to learn. We ask that you pray this week for continued guidance and patience on the Lord's leading. We especially ask that you pray this week for the church's budget and this next program and fiscal year. Included in this newsletter is information about School Supplies, a Back to School Survey, and women's events. Have a great week!
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
- Jeremiah 29:11
"The greatness of a man's power is the measure of his surrender."
- William Booth, Founder of The Salvation Army
Majors Celestine & Shoshannah Ruwethin
Monday M-unch Praise
We had a great time at Monday M'unch today. We are thankful to Portland Moore Street Corps for providing the lunches. We are able to pass out 100 peanut butter and jelly sack lunches in our community. A special shout out to D'Deb, Chuck, and the teen youth group for passing out the lunches. An extra shout out to the youth who helped add scripture and an encouraging word to the bags. Please pray that those who received were blessed and felt loved. Each one was told 'God bless you'!
Next week, we plan to give away lunches to the families who are coming to pick up backpack supplies. So, Monday M'unch will be between 11 am - 1 pm. Come help if you can.
Women's Prayer Retreat - Updated Location
Saturday, Aug. 29th, 12:30pm
8495 Southeast Monterey Avenue
Happy Valley, OR
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
School Year Childcare Survey for Parents
We would like to provide a childcare program this year to help our community. Parents, would you please help us by taking this survey as soon as possible? Even right now. It will only take you a couple minutes for us to collect this information. Thank you.
School Supplies Give Away
Monday, Aug. 31st, 11am-1pm
473 Southeast 194th Avenue
Office Closed September 7
Setting up chairs
Bringing out sound equipment
Setting up sound equipment
Picking up trash around the property
Greeters at a welcome desk
We will continue with meeting outdoors until we have to move back indoors due to weather. We pray we can keep meeting.
Saturday, Sep. 12th, 10:30am
473 Southeast 194th Avenue
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
Thank You to Our Retired Officers
-Adult Sunday School on Facebook (Gresham Bible Study)
-Worship Service (In person at church),
-Facebook Live (The Salvation Army - Gresham Corps), and
-YouTube Live (The Salvation Army - Gresham Corps)
-11:00 am Teen Group (@ church)
-12:00 pm Monday M'unch (@ church) (**August 31, we'll be starting at 11 am to help with Backpack School Supplies Give away.**)
-6:00 pm Women's Bible Study (Messenger Michelle VanAusdell/Marcia McQuade)
-6:00 pm Teen Zoom Youth Group
-6:00 pm **Live Life Group @ Majors' Ruwethins and Zoom, password 1234