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New leaders

Staines Salvation Army welcomes new leaders of the church on Sunday 28 July.

All are welcome to join the family atmosphere at our meeting at 10am and 5:30pm.

More details to follow.

Territorial Commander’s Blog

The leader of The Salvation Army in the UK and Ireland writes a regular blog on all sorts of subjects.
To read his Insight follow the link.

About the commissioner in his words:
I am the Territorial Commander for The Salvation Army in the UK with the Republic of Ireland. I am originally from South Africa and married to my lovely wife Marianne, Territorial President of Women’s Ministries, who is from Norway. We are both excited about working together in our new appointments.

Cupola Message

Dear Friends,

Welcome to worship today!

The Family Service this morning is our Young Peoples Anniversary and therefore our young people will be to the fore. Following the service you are welcome to share in the BBQ and various activities that will take place. (There will not be a 5.30pm meeting today.)

‘Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity…….Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.’ 1 Timothy 4:12–16 NIV.

A thought: most present-day Christians will have had to face the general question ‘What do you get out of it?’ The challenges are not always so general. Accusations such as ‘it feeds your ego, It gives you a little glory and importance. You feed your emotions on other people;’ are often made. It would be false to deny that we find personal fulfilment in our Christian faith but we need to be sure that the central driving force in all that we do is Christ and not ourselves. As we read in Paul’s letter to 1 Thessalonians 2:1–6 ‘Our message to you is true, our motives are pure, our conduct is absolutely above board. We speak under the solemn sense of being entrusted by God with the gospel.’

God Bless you!

Stephen & Christine, Majors

Kenya Trust ‘Into Africa’ Concert

Saturday 15 June at 7pm

Into Africa concert featuring music and special guest Peter Shreeves. Compere for the evening Samantha Turner and SA Stainash player of the season presentations. For more details and to find out about The Kenya Trust visit their website here.

Rev Roy Howard

Informal evening with the Rev. Roy Howard, Chaplain at Bronzefield prison.

SA Stainash Vets Victorious

SA Stainash Vets football team won their recent cup final against Coign Vets FC.

The game was played on Wednesday 17th April at Molesey FC’s ground under floodlights and despite going 1-0 down, Stainash fought back to eventually win the game 3-2.

Congratulations to the whole squad for a fine win and successful conclusion to the season.

For more information about SA Stainash Vets visit this page.

Football Finals

SA Stainash Football Club – the club of Staines Salvation Army – has two teams in cup finals this season.

The Vets team completed a great achievement of reaching the final of its cup for the second season running by winning their semi-final. The final will be played at Molesey Football Club at 7.30pm on 17th April 2013. Support would be most welcome! Hot drinks and snacks will be available on the night and of course your very own matchday programme!

The Firsts have followed up winning Division 3 last season by reaching its first cup final in the London Churches Cup. They play the final at the London Soccerdome at 6pm on 6th May 2013. Again, support would be most welcome! Hot drinks and snacks will be available on the night and of course your very own matchday programme!

New Corps Website Launched

Staines Corps of The Salvation Army have launched a brand new website. The aim is to provide up to date information, news and points of interest to the hundreds of people who have regular contact with the corps in Ashford and thousands in the wider communities of Staines, Ashford, Stanwell and more.

The current state of the site is on of construction with more and more relevant information appearing daily. Please make sure you visit us again soon! A more public launch will be made in some time during April.