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This Week's Schedule

SUNDAY 09:00 AM - Praise Team Practice - Chapel

10:00 AM - Discipleship Classes

  • Adult Sunday School - Library
  • Young Adult Bible Study - Classroom 3
  • Corps Cadets/Teen Bible Study - Classroom 2
  • Senior Soldier Class - Corner Classroom

10:30AM - Prayer Time - Prayer Room

11:00 AM - Worship Service - Chapel

Junior Church is dismissed during the message.

12:15 PM - Food & Fellowship - Fireside Room

1:00 PM - Youth Chorus Rehearsal - Chapel

2:00 PM - Beginning Band Rehearsal - Chapel


NOTE: Starting on this day, our Chapel will be inaccessible while our pews and chairs are being reupholstered. Therefore, when trying to access instruments for rehearsals, please go through the back door near the courtyard bathrooms. Classrooms will also be transitioning into our Christmas Warehouse for the next two weeks, so must of the activities in the classrooms will be moved to the Library or Prayer Room. The Fireside Room will also be in use after this Sunday's Christmas Concert.

TUESDAY 5:00 PM - Craft Class - Library

6:00 PM - Men's Bible Study - Fireside Room

6:00 PM - Advent Bible Study - Library

7:00 PM - Songsters - Fireside Room

8:00 PM - Senior Band - Fireside Room

WEDNESDAY 10:00 AM - CAMEO: Hallmark Movie - Library

FRIDAY NOTE: Donations for the Angel Tree are due by the end of business day.

6:00 PM - YouthForce - Concord Tree Lighting Ceremony - Todos Santos Square (Please meet at the corps beforehand so that we can go over together.)


09:00 AM - Praise Team Practice - Chapel

10:00 AM - Discipleship Classes

  • Adult Sunday School - Library
  • Young Adult Bible Study - Classroom 3
  • Corps Cadets/Teen Bible Study - Classroom 2
  • Senior Soldier Class - Corner Classroom

10:30AM - Prayer Time - Prayer Room

11:00 AM - Worship Service - Chapel Junior Church is dismissed during the message.

12:15 PM - Potluck Fellowship- Fireside Room 🥘 NOTE: We realize that we just had our Thanksgiving Potluck, but we are back to our First Sunday Potluck schedule. Thank you for all those that made our Thanksgiving Potluck delectable!


  • 1:00 PM - Resetting the Stage
  • 2:00 PM - Youth Chorus Sound Check
  • 2:30 PM - Dance Sound Check
  • 3:00 PM - Del Oro Brass Sound Check
  • 3:45 PM - Del Oro Chorus Sound Check
  • 5:00 PM - Divisional Christmas Concert 🎵 NOTE: Corps musicians that are members of the Divisional Christmas Concert, please be prepared to stay the whole afternoon. Volunteers are requested to assist with set-up of refreshments that will be served following the concert. Please see Major Ann if you are available.

Statistical Highlights

We are blessed to have such a dedicated team of volunteers to support our staff as they serve our community with meats, produce, staple commodities, and household products. Last month, our food pantry increased the amount of service dramatically. Prices on groceries have gone up, cost of living continues to increase, and utility bills are higher. By getting food from the pantry, our patrons can save some money and use it towards other expenses.

Susan Van Brocklin and Rondi Harth also voluntarily run the REACH Office. They patiently handle all the calls, emails, voice messages - literally hundreds of them - and personal interviews to process paperwork and to follow-up with benefits awarded or applications denied.

It is not easy for any of our team members to deal with people who are on desperate times. Many are demanding, embarrassed, angry, discouraged, fearful, and at a loss when they come seeking assistance of any kind. It is emotionally taxing. And for those in the pantry, physically overwhelming. Please keep our team in prayer as they represent "us" The Salvation Army and God's love, light, and hope in our community.

For comparison, the first number indicates those served in September 2023; and the second number represented those served in October 2023.


  • Men (Single) Cases - 51:79
  • Women (Single) Cases - 48:84
  • Family Cases - 139:248
  • Total Persons Served - 489:1,011
  • Groceries, Orders Provided - 473:819
  • Personal Comfort Kits - 181:296
  • Volunteers - 7:8
  • Volunteer Hours - 318:373


  • Utility Assistance - 63:47
  • Total Amount Approved of REACH Funds to Clients - $25,644:$16,910
  • Volunteers - 2:2
  • Volunteer Hours - 120:120


  • Men (Single) Cases - 26:36
  • Women (Single) Cases - 55:66
  • Family Cases - 60:88
  • Total Persons Served - 239:360
  • Groceries, Orders Provided - 141:190
  • Personal Comfort Kits - 40:35
  • Volunteers - 4:4
  • Volunteer Hours - 128:140

You will notice that the number of volunteers hours has increased for this team. If you have time, please send our volunteers a word of encouragement. These are unpaid hours that they give of their personal time. We are so grateful for them! (Many of them are camera shy, so I'll have to sneak more pictures of them throughout the year.)

Food Drive by Harley Davidson Group

Thanksgiving Sunday & Potluck

Corps Cadet Class

Young Adult Bible Study

Senior Band

Youth Chorus

Youth Praise team

Kitchen Team

Potluck Dinner

Thanksgiving Meal for Veterans

Christmas Decorating Crew

Craft Class

CAMEO gifts to TLP

Christmas Happenings

To adopt an angel click here

Click here to register for a food box

Click here to apply to be a bell ringer

Christmas Concert

Upcoming Events

United Young Adult Retreat

Registration is now officially open!!!

We are excited to announce that the Del Oro and Golden State Divisions are UNITING at the Young Adult Retreat this year! We hope that our Young Adults will grow in their relationship with Christ and also make new relationships with like-minded young adults.

This year we will be doing online registration only. Space is limited. Register here:

Quick note: Payments will be processed through your Corps

Theme: Overflow "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit". Romans 15:13

Dates: January 19-21, 2024

Location: Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Center 660 Hwy 50, Zephyr Cove, NV 89448

Ages: 18-35 Cost: $150 + Outing Cost Continue with registration for more information on outing costs

Registration and payments due by Friday, January 5th, 2024. CANCEL your registration by Friday, December 29th, 2023. Your corps will be charged the full amount for any late cancellations

Contacts: Del Oro Youth Department Captain Jillian O'Brien (908) 797-8571

Captain Mike O'Brien (908) 797-8468

Kat Phrasavath (916) 563-3774 x 3774

16-Day Service Corps Trip: Pacific Islands

Next Spring, April 1-16, the Western Territory Youth Department will be sending a team of young adults on a journey of a lifetime to spread love and hope across the stunning Pacific Islands in our territory!

This team will travel to the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and Guam.

The team will be able to enjoy the rich culture and crystal-clear waters as they share their passion and learn from these remarkable communities.

Consider this your opportunity to make unforgettable memories with the youth in our territory. Apply to be a part of this team today by visiting

If accepted, you will need to fundraise $400. Applications are due by January 1, 2024.

SERVICE CORPS Service Corps is a Salvation Army missions program that provides an opportunity for sacrificial Christian service. Service Corps is designed for young adults between the ages of 18-28 who are eager to engage in serving others.

Service Corps is focused on building relationships in communities that The Salvation Army serves through intentional service and evangelism. Teams have the opportunity to serve and evangelize alongside The Salvation Army in national and international locations. This often includes leading worship services, day camps for youth, teaching music, sports ministry, creative arts, open-air evangelism, community discipleship, and even building projects during the course of the mission trip. Service Corps is a life-changing experience where members are challenged spiritually in their stewardship and service to God, as well as learning to adapt to new cultures and living environments. Our desire is that members will draw closer to God and be challenged toward a deeper commitment in ministry and service while gaining a larger vision of God’s work through their Service Corps experience.

QUALIFICATIONS We are looking for dedicated, responsible young adults between the ages of 18-28, who are actively living out their faith in Christ, eager to serve, willing to learn, and who are currently involved in Corps or church ministry (preferably in leadership).

SERVICE CORPS APPLICATIONS For this application, you will need to provide the following information: Basic information about the applicant Citizenship info Emergency contact info Academic info Employment history Corps or Church involvement Health info Additionally, you will need to provide: 3 references (at least one pastoral) Responses to questions about your faith, skills, service experience A media release endorsement

Rose Parade 2024

We received information from our Divisional Music Director, Daniel Prince regarding the upcoming annual Rose Parade.

There are two categories that marchers can fit into: USA/CANADA GROUP: This will be people who come in on Dec 28th – by 2 PM at LAX – and picked up and stay at camp. They will be expected to be fully involved in the whole camp/group experience. Nothing is optional. (This will also include TYB members.) Camp stay etc. is covered. They just need to get to LAX on time. Plan to depart before noon on Jan 2nd, 2024 to go home.) OTHER MARCHERS: They would need to stay locally under their own steam and then show up for the marching rehearsal and the parade. That’s it.

There is a limited number of spots for the USA/Canada Group. Regardless of which category a marcher chooses, transportation to and from LA is the responsibility of the individual (unless they are members of the TYB).

There is a level of playing and physical endurance that is required to march this parade (roughly 6 miles of walking/playing). Typically those who wish to play timbrels also have to submit a video proving they have learned the routine.

See Major Ann if you want to participate. We need to inform DHQ and THQ Music Departments.

Testify Congress 2024

Commissioners Douglas and Colleen Riley, Territorial Leaders of the USA Western Territory have announced that the territory will hold a Congress in June 2024.

This will be an opportunity for Salvationists from across the territory to join in times of corporate worship, celebration and fellowship.

On accepting the invite to the Congress, The General said, “We are thrilled that we are able to accept this invitation. We love the theme, Testify. We want a Salvation Army where people feel confident to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Never underestimate the power of a Testimony!”

Commissioner Douglas Riley says, “We are praying that the events that take place not only Glorify God, but challenge each one of us to tell the story of Jesus more often, and to more people, through words and actions.

During the Congress delegates will: Attend four main meetings featuring the preaching of The General and Commissioner Buckingham.

Share in five family-wide meals.

Have the opportunity to learn more about “sharing your own story”.

Attend workshops and training seminars on holiness, bible study, and evangelism.

Celebrate our creativity through music and worship arts concerts.

Witness our youth participate in Encore and Bible Bowl.

Experience the joy of Commissioning events.

Witness The General enroll new soldiers.

The weekend will be centered around the challenge found in 1 Peter 3:15: “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.”

Where? (Where America's Got Talent is filmed!)

Pasadena Convention Center 300 E. Green Street Pasadena, CA 91101

When? June 14-16

Officers' Councils (including Retired Officers) will be held on Thursday, June 13, with The General.

Registration Information - ONLY $100 Registration INCLUDES all the main meetings or child care AND five congress meals.

Register here:

Please let Majors Gwyn or AnnMarguerite know if you are interested in going. We need to book hotel rooms VERY SOON! The Corps will help subsidize some of the expenses. We would like to have a large delegation or representation of the Concord Corps.

Women's Ministries Newsletter

Click on the link below for helpful material for Women's Ministries

International Prayer Focus

This initiative of turning our thoughts and prayers towards the same part of the world at some point in the same week is a beautiful way to unite us as a global Army family and I thank you for the commitment you each give to this.

USA Central Territory

Territorial Leader: Commissioner Evie Diaz

Prayer requests:

  • More people for Jesus.
  • More candidates responding to the call to officership and to local leadership.
  • Successful fundraising season.
  • Wise, Godly choices in all areas.

Prayer Requests

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Requests will be prayed for in our Prayer Room and distributed through our Prayer Chain. Requests can be made anonymously.

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You can make a tithe payment, give an offering, or donate towards the World Services fund.

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