Frontlines — News Briefs of the West

by Sue Schumann WarnerIt’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…” at THQ, even though our weather in So. California isn’t conducive to snowballs and snowmen. The New Frontier office has new holiday look as well–complete with “snow” made of cottonballs hanging from the ceiling–courtesy of Art Director Kevin Dobruck’s sons Aaron, Jeremiah, and Jason. The boys tackled it as a school project, under the direction of Kevin’s wife, Brenda, who homeschools them.

Thanks, boys, for your gift of Christmas creativity…it’s a wonderful reminder of God’s generous gift of love to us, Jesus, who is the reason for the season…

Santa Rosa Kettle Kick-off

An enthusiastic crowd of over 50 community leaders attended the recent Santa Rosa, Calif., corps Kettle Kick-off luncheon. Director of Development Blaine Goodwin reports that Safeway Stores kicked off the campaign with a donation for $4,000; last year’s kettle workers passed on tips on how to reach out to friends and business partners.

New look for Booth

The Salvation Army’s Booth Memorial Home in Anchorage, Alaska, received the care and attention of more than 30 community volunteers recently. The Anchorage Rotary Club and CRW Engineering Group helped paint the residence dorms, clean the carpets, plant flowers, and complete a variety of group projects, said Business Manager Ann Robinson.

Home League Highlights

At the Grass Valley, Calif., corps, meetings are held to coincide with corps youth activities; moms bring their children to youth meetings and go on to Home League. In Manteca, Calif., the “Breakfast Club” prepares breakfast for families with and without children on Mondays and Wednesdays. Families have become attached to corps activities and some have become soldiers.

To invite new women to the Denver Red Shield Temple, Colo., HL members conducted a meeting in a local park and shopped at a nearby mall for craft supplies. They share a meal during every outing and invite new women. Women at the Green Valley Outpost, Ariz., have returned to school to learn the Spanish language to better help their outreach.

Reconciliation devotional booklet

Reconcile This!, a series of devotions in preparation for Reconciliation Sunday and Cultural Awareness Week (Jan. 8-13, 2001) is available from corps officers/SA units. Or, contact Geir Engøy at:

Computerworld interviews White

Computerworld magazine featured Clarence White, information technology secretary at THQ, in a recent Q&A column. White responded to a variety of questions about The Salvation Army, the nature of the Army’s work, and the role IT plays in the Army’s ministry.

Let us hear from you!

We are always on the lookout for newsbriefs from throughout the Western Territory. Please remember to send brief news items to “Frontlines”-New Frontier at P.O. Box 22646, Long Beach, CA 990802-9998. If your corps has a newsletter, be sure to include New Frontier on your mailing list!

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