Food Safety Steps for Successful Community Meals Whether preparing food for a family reunion or a community gathering, people who are great cooks at home don’t necessarily know how to safely prepare and store large quantities of food for large groups. Food that is mishandled can cause foodborne illness. However, by following some simple steps, volunteer cooks can make the event safe and successful! Plan Ahead Make sure the location meets your needs. Be sure you have enough oven, stovetop, refrigerator, freezer and work space. Find out if there’s a source of clean water. If not, bring water for preparation and cleaning. Store and Prepare Food Safely Refrigerate or freeze perishable food within two hours of shopping or preparing; one …

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It can be tempting to answer the call to contribute to World Services/Self-Denial with an emphatic, “But I don’t have anything to give!” True, giving up so others can receive is difficult stuff—especially when you have burdens of your own weighing you down. But it’s not just about donating money. Each person in the Body of Christ has been gifted by God in some way. Paul reminds believers that every function of the body matters. In other words, every person in the Body of Christ has a purpose—and something to give. If you think you don’t have anything of value to contribute, here are some ideas: Good with kids? Babysit Bake delicious brownies? Organize a bake sale Knit or crochet? …

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by Danielle Grecco Detroit, Mich., could be one of the largest comeback stories in United States history. The city filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy in 2013, which devastated Detroit communities. However, with amazing tenacity and vigor Detroit has begun to revitalize. The Salvation Army in Detroit does not take lightly the time and effort needed to rebuild communities and continues to provide hope to the families and neighborhoods that remain underserved. To connect Millennials in Detroit with The Salvation Army so they can give back, interact and make an impactful difference, Echelon Detroit was born. With the help of Echelon chapters around the United States and an extremely supportive Metro Detroit Advisory Board, the Army was able to begin sharing …

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Week 2 The Journey Begins March 12, 2017   WORSHIP SERVICE OUTLINES Each worship outline contains all elements needed for your worship service.  The order of each service presented is only a suggestion.  No doubt changes will be needed to accommodate the flow and worship style of your corps.  The outlines are flexible and allow opportunities to “cut and paste” as needed.  If you are blessed with instrumental or vocal music resources, you may find there is more structured material here than needed.     Announcements and Offering [Take this opportunity to encourage World Services/Self-Denial offerings.  “Self-Denial Transforms” resources available at:  http://centralmissions.org/type/self-denial-transforms/  ] Call to Worship: 14 You see, the controlling force in our lives is the love of the Anointed One. …

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In 1934, a group known as the Salvation Patrol was started in Mexico by Alejandro Guzmán. Three years later, General Evangeline Booth presented a flag to Guzmán at the USA Southern Territory Congress in Atlanta, Ga. The group was absorbed by the international Salvation Army under the supervision of the divisional headquarters located in Dallas, Tex. Mexico became part of the Latin America North Territory in 1976, became a command in 1998 and a territory in 2001. With 150 active officers, 54 corps, two outposts and 26 institutions, the Mexico Territory has more than 1,600 senior soldiers, 1,000 junior soldiers and almost 900 adherents in four divisions. In 2016, under the theme “A Generation Advancing,” 65 members of the Future …

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As a symbolic act, the launch of The Whole World Mobilizing, the international Salvation Army initiative to encourage and enable Salvationists and friends to engage more closely with their communities, could not have sent a clearer message. The event was not a gathering in; it was a sending out: a time of vibrant worship that spilled from International Headquarters (IHQ) onto the streets of central London where passers-by were swept along by a wave of joy and praise. Interviewed by IHQ employee Andrew Yates (a soldier at Bromley Temple Corps), General André Cox said the initiative follows in the footsteps of the international prayer and Bible reading programs linked to the Boundless International Congress in 2015. In a way, he …

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