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I pray that this newsletter finds you well. The weather has been quite intense for us Californians these past few days. And today, we were expecting the worst of it all. Yet, as I write this, I'm looking out my office windows to see that the skies have parted and the bright blue skies are visible. It's glorious!

My momma's/officer's heart is grateful because I was concerned that our delegates traveling up to camp this weekend would have difficulty navigating torrential rain and the possibility of snow. Keep Kaylynn, Morgan, and Suzane in your prayers as they attend the Territorial Creative and Worship Arts Retreat where they will have an opportunity to develop more of their skills in the areas that enhance our worship - praise and worship, drama, dance, and visual arts.

This Sunday, we will be enrolling 5 young people as Jr. Soldiers. It is a public declaration of their faith in Jesus Christ, but also a statement of membership as they choose our fellowship as their home church. You don't want to miss that as it will also be an opportunity for you to encourage them in their spiritual journey.

It is also our last big push for our very own Women's Day Retreat. I have received registrations from other Salvation Army churches/corps, but it would be nice to have support from our own Concordians! Please see me or Major Willdonna so that we can confirm your registration and workshop choices. Our theme verses are taken from Psalm 107:2-3:

Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story— those he redeemed from the hand of the foe, those he gathered from the lands, from east and west, from north and south.

Whether you are able to join us or not, I do encourage you to share your transformational story - how God has made a difference in your life.

God bless you,

AnnMarguerite Jones

PS. Don't forget to move your clocks forward this Sunday! (Although most phones automatically adjust nowadays.) Hope to see you then!

Friday March 10th, 2023