Commissioning to feature “Army of Stars”

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Unique event will recognize one soldier from each division.

By Martin Hunt

For more than 30 years, The Salvation Army USA Western Territory produced a radio show and CD recording at Christmas called “Army of Stars.” Designed as an evangelical outreach for the Army, this popular tool featured notable Hollywood stars who lent support to The Salvation Army. Commissioning 2013, Proclaim!, will be an “Army of Stars” event with a twist.

On June 15, the program features an Army of Stars banquet and awards show during which the Western Territory will honor one soldier from each division who has exemplified commitment, service and Salvationism to his/her corps and division. These recipients will be recognized as “Stars” of our Army.

The Hollywood-style awards celebration will include a meal, music and celebration presentations outlining the work of the Army.

Prior to the Army of Stars banquet, an Exhibit Hall of Faith will feature conversation spaces where delegates will be invited to share their testimony—to tell stories about the Army and God’s grace. Stories of transformation will be told in multiple languages, and guests will be free to roam the room listening in or conversing while sharing appetizers.

Commissioning weekend also features a concert by Israel Houghton, Spiritual Life seminars on “Life with God,” the Territorial Bible Bowl finals, and Encore presentations. Delegates may register for Sunday lunch, which will be held at the Pasadena Convention Center, between the ordination and commissioning meetings.

Registration for all events and discounted hotel rooms at the Pasadena Sheraton and Pasadena Hilton can be made at uswevents.org.

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