This Week's Schedule
9:00 AM - Praise & Worship Practice - Chapel 10:00 AM - Adult Sunday School - Library 10:00 AM - Corps Cadets - Run Through - Chapel 10:15 AM - Prayer Time - Prayer Room 11:00 AM - Worship Service - Chapel 12:15 PM - Food & Fellowship - Fireside Room 12:30 PM - Encore Youth Music Rehearsals - Chapel 6:40 PM - Pick up TYC Members - Oakland Airport
6:00 PM - Men's Bible Study - Fireside Room 6:00 PM - Rooted: Small Group - Library 7:00 PM - Songsters Practice - Chapel 8:00 PM - Senior Band Practice - Chapel
10:00 AM - CAMEO: Our Cosmic Address - Fireside Room
SATURDAY - CORPS CADET RALLY - Suisun Kroc Center
8:00 AM - Youth Leave for Rally - Concord Corps NOTE: We need to leave earlier than originally posted so that the Concord Youth Praise Team can do its sound check at 9:00 AM. 4:30 PM - Estimated Return from Rally NOTE: Don't forget to bring a change of clothes for the gym, rock wall, or swimming pool.
This year’s theme for Corps Cadet Rally 2023 is “What in the Word!”. In 2 Corinthians 9:6-7, it says, “Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each one of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” Delegates will get to learn about what the Word says about Stewardship, Creation Care, and Forgiveness and learn about how they can apply these three themes into their daily lives.
The cost for the Rally is $10.00 per delegate and lunch is included.
At the end of the day, delegates will get to use the Kroc Center amenities like the Rockwall, Gym, and Pool so make sure they bring the appropriate attire for those activities.
Registration is due Friday, February 18. See Major Ann for the registration forms.
NOTE: Please pray for our Youth Praise Team as they will be leading worship for this event. Also, Morgan Jones has been asked to share her testimony. Pray that the Lord will help her clearly communicate to her peers what God has done and continues to do in her life.
Love around the world luncheon
Corps Cadet Sunday
CAMEO: Valentine's Party
YouthForce - March 3
The YouthForce will be hosting a Family Fun Night. So mark your calendars now! YOU are invited to share in the excitement as we play Cranium: Bible Edition together.
You don't want to miss this! We want everyone to join in on the laughs that will be had while acting, sculpting, shouting, humming, drawing, and most importantly, learning.
Bring your children and grandchildren.
See Steve Spicer for details.
Requests will be prayed for in our Prayer Room and distributed through our Prayer Chain. Requests can be made anonymously.
Creative Arts Conference
Hello Artists, Creatives + Worship Leaders!
Get ready for the Territorial Creative Arts Conference! Our theme for this year is "Rhythms" inspired by Matthew 11:28-30 (The Message)
"Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”
We pray that you will find rhythms of rest, growth, and grace in Jesus and through our time together.
Date: March 10-12, 2023
Location: Camp Del Oro, Nevada City
Saturday-only attendance option available
Guest Speakers + Performers
Allen Arnold, author and speaker, will speak on 1) Eden Rest: Real Restoration for your Heart and Art and 2) God's Design for Growth: reclaiming voice, union and vision.
Dr. Bonnie Robb, educator and teacher leader, will teach about effective strategies of storytelling to reach more people.
Bill Booth Theater Company will share a drama presentation on Saturday evening.
Douglas Berry – Director of Contemporary Music USA Eastern Territory
Additional workshops in a variety of artistic expressions are available to train and resource individuals for local ministry. You can sign up for a total of 3 workshops. In the registration site, be sure to pick one workshop each workshop time.
Register at https://events.usawest.org
Workshop 1 @ 10:45 am (select one)
Dance: Learn a lyrical (slow) dance for worship.
Drama: Scripture Alive! Learn ways to dramatize scripture to use in a worship service.
Visual Arts: Using decoupage, paints, and a handful of journaling elements you will express your “heart, mind & soul” as you create your own 6” Tiny Me.
Creative Writing: Questions to ask when creating your next writing project or book. discover how to pursue your idea, your audience, your voice, and your project with renewed passion and purpose.
Praise and Worship: Worship Leading with Doug Berry
Workshop 2 @ 1:15 pm (select one)
Dance: Learn an upbeat praise dance.
Drama: Learn short sketches and scenes.
Visual Art: Mixed Medium Art Personal
Journal: Journey into the world of personal -expressive - healing art that will emerge from layers of mixed media you apply to tell your story of faith amidst struggle.
Creative Writing: The Three Stages of Creativity, how to avoid its pitfalls and insights to maximize your time.
Praise and Worship: Worship Leading with Doug Berry
Workshop 3 @ 2:45 pm (select one)
Dance : Foundations of movement, technique, and choreography.
Drama : Learn a Jesus Theater piece.
Visual Art : Mixed Medium continued
Creative Writing : Scriptwriting
Praise and Worship: Worship Leading with Doug Berry.
Women's Day Retreat - March 18
Hosted by Concord's CAMEO Club, we have a special guest, Lt. Betty Vesikula, coming to share her story. Ladies will have an opportunity to take two workshops. (See descriptions below.)
Lunch will be provided and there will be a book exchange at the end of the day.
The registration fee is only $15. Additional workshop fees may be required. The registration form can be found on the Fireside Room Bulletin Board.
Just One More Chapter: Create a 3D-framed art to take home. Fee: $10
Symbolize Your Story: Create a personalized jeweled memento of your life. Fee: $5
My Yoga Story: Learn and practice various stretches that will help to bring balance to your life. Bring your own yoga mat. Or you can purchase one for $7.
Share Your Story: Learn how to refine your story, understand how God is involved, and learn how to share your story with others.
Write Your Story: Learn how to write your story with guided prompts and mindful journaling.
You can make a tithe payment, give an offering, or donate towards the World Services fund.
Divisional Youth Retreat - Upside Down - March 24-26
Our theme scripture will be Colossians 3:1-17 and will be looking at Peter’s story. We will be taking into account major life-turning points and transformational moments that lead to Peter's world-changing ministry, leading others to turn their lives upside down from darkness to life in Jesus. Delegates will have the opportunity to build friendships, participate in fun activities and hear from amazing leaders throughout the weekend.
Divisional Youth Retreat is for ages 13-18 years old. Keep in mind that delegates who are 18 years old and still in high school will need to complete PTM. The cost for the weekend is $75 per delegate.
Registration is due March 10. Please see Major Ann for the forms.