Front Lines – News briefs of the West
by Sue Schumann Warner –
I know whom I have believed and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him for that day. 2 Timothy 1:12
Eugene women deliver May baskets
Shut-ins in Eugene, Ore., were treated to homemade May baskets, made by the corps’ women’s ministries group, reports Major Betsy Kyle, Cascade divisional women’s ministries & community care ministries secretary. Each basket was adorned with a fresh flower taken from the Home League secretary’s garden. Similar ideas will be shared at a workshop being prepared by Major Florence Murray, Eugene corps officer, at an upcoming fall Women’s Ministries retreat: Taking the tea party to the homebound woman. “This could be a CCM/WM outreach effort,” said Kyle, “combining the two ministries in one.”
Spirit of the West
The May 2007 episode of the Spirit of the West is now available for listeners. According to Josh Cowing, director of multi-media ministry, in this episode Commissioner Phil Swyers discusses the importance of Women’s Ministries in the territory with Commissioner Pat Swyers and Lt. Colonel Deborah Bell; they also discuss the upcoming WOW event during Commissioning weekend. To listen to this and any past episode of the podcast, visit https://spiritofthewest.blogspot.com and click on the title of the blog entry to download the audio file.
Stockton ARC turns 40
Stockton Mayor Ed Chavez recently signed a proclamation recognizing the Stockton, Calif., ARC’s 40 years of ministry. The week culminated with the annual BBQ sobriety reunion dinner at the center. Majors Delbert and Victoria Brockelman serve as administrator and director of special services, respectively.
Coeur d’Alene Kroc hits goal
The Western Territory’s Kroc Center slated for Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, has reached its groundbreaking goal of $6 million, reports Major John Chamness, Inland Northwest & Kroc Center coordinator. Coeur d’Alene Mayor Sandi Bloem announced the pledge of $1 million, given by the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation. The foundation is an Idaho-based family foundation that gives to educational and charitable causes in Idaho.
PASCH addresses domestic violence
Commissioner Kay Rader shares a resource for Salvationists called PASCH (Peace And Safety in the Christian Home), which its website describes as a “loose coalition of academics, professionals, clergy and lay people who are alarmed by domestic violence in the Christian home.” To learn more about this ministry, which is an outgrowth of Christians for Biblical Equality founded by Dr. Catherine Clark-Kroeger, visit: www.peaceandsafety.com/
General names sessions
General Shaw Clifton has announced names for future cadet sessions following Witnesses for Christ (2007-2009). They are: Prayer Warriors (2008-2010), Ambassadors of Holiness (2009-2011), Friends of Christ (2010-2012), Proclaimers of the Resurrection (2011-2013), and Disciples of the Cross (2012-2014).