By Hilary Jackson - For three years, The Salvation Army Song Book devotional series has shared music and devotions throughout lenten and Advent seasons online, amassing a Facebook group following of more than 13,000 viewers spanning over 100 countries. This year,
By Karen Gleason– Salvationists and friends throughout the USA Western Territory—and beyond—gathered online the evening of Nov. 22 to celebrate Thanksgiving 2020 in a service led by Territorial President of Women’s Ministries and Secretary of Spiritual Life Development Commissioner Colleen Riley.
An advisory organization member in each division across the U.S. was honored for exemplary service in The Salvation Army this year. While intended for presentation at the 2020 National Advisory Organizations Conference, the presentations were made individually due to the
By Christin Thieme - Consider for a moment that you lost your job at the start of this global pandemic. You had a good job. Last New Year’s Eve you never could have expected to be unemployed. But now you are.
Digital efforts support early Christmas fundraising By Hillary Jackson– Following the Sept. 14 launch of the nationwide Rescue Christmas campaign, Salvation Army units throughout the West began fundraising and assistance efforts to meet the amplified need caused by COVID-19. The augmented giving
By Hillary Jackson– It’s no secret COVID-19 has altered our shopping habits. How often do we opt for delivery instead of going to the store? Or if we go to the store, select curbside service to avoid going inside? These changes
Territorial evening of worship By Hillary Jackson - Salvationists and friends throughout the West—and the world—got to know Colonels Kelly and Donna Igleheart, the West’s new Chief Secretary and Territorial Secretary for Women’s Ministries, respectively, through an online worship service streamed
West’s Music Department holds online rehearsals. Music is a Salvation Army essential, creating an atmosphere of worship that invites the Holy Spirit’s presence. Amid the pandemic, with live rehearsals impossible, the Army has adapted by moving to online rehearsals. The West’s
By Lisa Smith, Lt. Colonel - The USA West Territorial Executive Council, made up of divisional leaders, command heads and the senior leaders of the territory, gathered virtually recently for its annual September meetings. The topic under discussion was how to
As fires burn across the West, many of The Salvation Army’s divisions are responding, providing meals, hydration and emergency supplies for first responders and fire evacuees sheltered in motels/hotels and congregate shelter facilities and helping those impacted take the next
By Kyle Farber - The Salvation Army and Walmart partnered up once again for Stuff the Bus, a school supply drive for families in need. The event began August 7, with more than 4,500 Walmart stores participating across the U.S. “The goal
Never, perhaps, has the importance of fundraising for The Salvation Army been as apparent as it is now. In the West, The Salvation Army is currently meeting needs caused by unprecedented wildfires, in addition to those associated with homelessness and