Staines Salvation Army Christmas programme has something for everyone! Click on the link below to view a PDF with all the information about upcoming services. Christmas Programme
[title size="2"]Salvation Army founders' love story revealed[/title] LION Hudson has published a new book on Salvation Army founders, William and Catherine Booth. Written by Staines corps member Cathy Le Feuvre, William and Catherine tells the couple’s love story. ‘The main message that I want to get across in the book is that despite their challenges, Catherine and William always believed God was directing their lives,’ ‘They were sometimes confused, but eventually they developed into an amazing couple who created this fantastic organisation which is The Salvation Army.’ Cathy will be launching her new book at Canaan Bookshop, 121 High Street, Staines TW18 4PD. On Sunday 10 November during the evening meeting Cathy will talk about her new book and after meeting books will be available to buy and have signed. If you miss these two opportunities then don't worry as Cathy will also be signing copies of William and Catherine on Sunday 17 November after the morning meeting.
[title size="2"]Latest match report online now[/title] SA Stainash traveled to Cheam last Saturday. Read how they got on here and explore the rest of the Stainash pages to find out more about the club.
[title size="2"]General André Cox writes[/title] Since its early days The Salvation Army has responded to crises caused by natural disaster, famine and war. Today, I am calling upon Salvationists worldwide to pray for peace in Syria and grace and wisdom for elected officials the world over who are adjudicating on how to manage the tremendous humanitarian crisis that has enveloped the region. Syria will be the focus of the Worldwide Prayer Meeting on Thursday 12 September 2013. A news item on the United Nations website www.un.org reports: 'With an estimated 5,000 desperate Syrians fleeing their homes every day, the spiralling violence in the country has now created more than two million refugees. As of the end of August, the number of Syrians registered as refugees or pending registration was 110,000 in Egypt, 168,000 in Iraq, 515,000 in Jordan, 716,000 in Lebanon and 460,000 in Turkey. Over half of them are children under 17 years of age. The refugee crisis has placed an overwhelming burden on the host countries’ infrastructures, economies and societies, and with an average of almost 5,000 Syrians fleeing into these countries every day, the need for international support has reached a critical stage.' The Salvation Army has been invited to participate in and support the humanitarian effort in Jordan. Officials from The Salvation Army's International Headquarters in London, UK, are actively working in partnership with other non-governmental organisation representatives and a Salvation Army team is soon to depart for the region. As world leader of The Salvation Army, I believe it is our Christian duty to respond to the humanitarian crisis in Jordan both practically and prayerfully. Please join me and Commissioner Silvia as together we pray for peace. I invite Salvationists [...]
[title size="1 to 6"]Mission For Vision[/title] 200 million people need glasses just to lead a normal life. Mission For Vision is committed to providing vision to those living in the deprived areas of the developing world. The charity comprises optometrists and dispensing opticians willing to volunteer their skills, time and money to improve the quality of life for others. For many, just obtaining the basics for life is a daily struggle, and for those with deficient eyesight there is little hope of obtaining either education or employment. You can make a difference by donating your unwanted glasses, and just £15 would provide someone with a life transforming cataract operation. Ian Squire from Mission For Vision is special guest at Staines corps on Sunday 9 September where he will be speaking at an informal evening at 5:30 pm.
Every Thursday morning at 07:30 at Costa Coffee, Church Road, Ashford a prayer meeting takes place. We pray to support One Army, One Message and One Mission and our local community. Every is invited to join us. If you can not make it then please do pray where you are at 7:30 every week on this subject. For more details about the mission read this web page from The Salvation Army's International headquarters website.
[title size="2"]General André Cox elected as Salvation Army leader[/title] Commissioner André Cox, a Swiss-British Salvation Army officer, has been elected as the 20th General of the Christian church and charity. The election took place at the High Council, which saw 117 of The Salvation Army’s senior leaders from around the world gather just outside London for the sacred task of choosing the next international leader. The General accepted his new responsibility in a spirit of humility, saying that, irrespective of the rank he held, he had not moved away from his original calling to officership – to be God’s servant and to proclaim the gospel. General Cox shares his ministry with his wife, Commissioner Silvia Cox, who is the World President of Women’s Ministries. Together General and Commissioner Cox will lead the 1.5 million strong world-wide church of The Salvation Army. Born in Harare, Zimbabwe, to an English father and Swiss mother, André Cox spent his childhood years in Zimbabwe and the United Kingdom, before moving to Switzerland, where he met his wife and from where they entered training to become Salvation Army officers, taking up their first appointments in 1979. The 59-year-old General has vast experience of the international ministry of The Salvation Army. In the early years of his Salvation Army officership, General Cox held appointments in Switzerland and Zimbabwe. More recently he has served as the territorial commander in the Southern Africa Territory, the Finland and Estonia Territory and the United Kingdom Territory with the Republic of Ireland. In February 2013 he was appointed as Chief of the Staff – second in command of the international Salvation Army. On being announced as The Salvation Army’s 20th General, the new international leader told [...]
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.
[title size="2"]Commissioner Clive T Adams Blog[/title] 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.
[title size="2"]30 June message from the officers[/title] 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