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ISSUE 10

VOLUME 11

2011

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 S TEWARDSHIP REPORT 9

Flint Citadel

OUR MI SSI ON: SAVI NG SOULS, GROW ING SAINTS, AND SERVING SUFFERING HUMANITY-FROM THE HEART OF FLINT

june sparks

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SPRING CONCERT RECAP lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the LORD. (NIV)

It has been almost 90 years since the Flint Citadel Band played at historic St. Paul's Episcopal church in downtown Flint. But on Sunday, May 15, that hiatus was broken when the Band played it's Annual Spring Concert in St. Paul's ornate sanctuary as the saints looked down from their stained glass perches.

of music ranging from an upbeat version of Onward Christian Soldiers called Onward to a classical piece; Mendelssohn’s

Commissioner Siler told the audience that God offers each of us a firm place to stand and a new song to sing, not the same tired old song we've been singing. As a result many, hearing our new song, will trust in the Lord.

Themes from 'The Italian'

The concert ended with the band playing the moving piece God Be

Movements. 1, 2, and 4.

With You Til We Meet Again.

Commissioner Paul Seiler shared a devotional drawn from Psalm 40. Verses 2-3 of that psalm say, He

The Flint Citadel Band has been sharing its ministry of sacred music for over 100 years; ever since William Beacraft, a foreman at the fledgling Buick Motor company, began to bring Salvationists to Flint for employment from Canada and England. Ever since that time Flint has had one of the Army's premiere brass bands. Present for this year’s Spring Concert were Central Territory Commanders, Commissioners Paul & Carol Seiler, Retiring Divisional Commanders, Lt. Colonels Norman & Diane Marshall, and a good size crowd. Bandmaster Matthew Rowland and Deputy Bandmaster Andrew Bell presented a diverse program

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SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES SUMMER DAY CAMP Do you, or someone you know, have children and can’t figure out what you are going to do with them this summer? Have you even thought that far ahead? Well, we have! Summer is rapidly approaching and we here at the Flint Citadel Corps Community Center are working hard to make Summer Day Camp fun and successful. Summer Day Camp will run for eight weeks, starting Monday, June 20, and ending Friday, August 26. Regular hours are 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. with before/after care provided two hours before and two hours after for an additional fee. Day Camp is for children entering first grade through eighth grade. Sorry, high school students, you’re getting too old! Parents, don’t worry, you don’t have to put up with your high school students staying home all summer doing nothing! Sign your high school student up to be a Student Leader! This position will provide your high school student with the opportunity to mature their leadership skills and participate in all the fun summer time activities. The registration fee is $10.00 per child. The weekly fees for the year are as follows: First Child: Second Child: Additional Children: Before/After Care:

$60.00 $35.00 $15.00 $10.00/Per Child

The fees cover the cost of the Summer Day Camp t-shirts, field trips, two snacks a day and many more fun filled activities. Lunch will not be provided so you’ll have to pack a lunch. If you would like more information or would like to enroll your children, please contact Lauren Augenstein at 232-2199 ext. 203. Don’t have any kids? Come grab some Summer Day Camp flyers to pass out at your work place, your neighborhood and to all your family. Not able to do that? Then pray! Pray for the success of our Day Camp. Pray for our staff. Pray for the kids who come into our building through this program, that somehow their life will be impacted, in a positive manner. PICNICS IN THE PARK Our third year of Picnics in the Park will begin Monday, June 20. This program was the first program to establish relationships with families in the Grand Traverse neighborhood. Each year we come out with deeper friendships, new connections made, and experience growth in our corps youth programs because of “Picnics”. Would you like to get involved? It is so easy and so much fun. We’re looking for people to do crafts and Bible lessons with kids, help serve lunches, and whatever else kids and families would enjoy.

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Community Ministries at Commissioning Weekend

Mission: Literacy is a program recently adapted by Prime Time After School to promote reading and writing with some of our students. Assisted by a handful of volunteers who come and teach on a rotation several times per week, the after school program is attempting to target children they feel can gain the most out of this literacy program. A typical session includes reading Bible stories in picture-book form, learning vocabulary words from the book, and playing rhyming, vocabulary, and grammar games with the children. “Rhyming is not my favorite,” says Kia Lillard, a 5 year old kindergartener who has been taking the Mission: Literacy classes, “it's really hard.” When asked what her favorite part of the lesson was, she deliberated over the question for some time, “I think... Everything, reading, spelling, games. We learned about 'in the beginning,' and creation, and Adam and Eve. I like those stories.”

Again this year Tom and Rachel will have the opportunity to promote Ignite and Community Ministries during Commissioning Weekend. They have secured a table at Resource Connection which they will share with our friends from St. Louis Temple who are also invested in community ministry work. Brochures about Ignite will be shared, which we hope will interest people to become a part of Ignite for the coming year. Additionally, Tom and Rachel will be involved in a discussion on urban ministry. It was through this discussion last year that Dave Mantel was recruited for Ignite.

You are Invited to a Wedding!

The program is not just for young students, however. The hope is to engage students at multiple ages and educational levels to help them succeed in reading, writing, spelling, and grammar in school.

Everyone is invited to a

Graduation Open House For

Chris York Saturday, June 4 Noon—3:00 pm Flushing County Park Pavilion #3

On Sunday, June 19, Edward Hackett and Inga Dismukes invite you to witness their marriage. The marriage ceremony will be held following the morning Holiness Meeting at 12:30 (or 20 minutes after the close of the service). The wedding will be over by 1:00 pm and you still have plenty of time to celebrate Father’s Day.

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Flint Citadel Corps Picnic WHO:

SUNDAY SCHOOL ATTENDERS, WEDNESDAY NIGHT PARTICIPANTS,

AND

CORPS MEMBERS WHO JUST WANT TO HAVE SOME FUN! WHEN:

SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2011 10:00 - 3:00 (LUNCH WILL BE AT 12:30)

WHERE:

SILVER LAKE PARK 16000 JENNINGS RD. FENTON, MI 48430

ITEMS TO BRING: PERSONAL BEVERAGE DISH

TO

PASS

BAITHING SUIT BEACH TOWEL SUN SCREEN PLEASE NOTE: THERE

IS A PARK ADMISIONS FEE, PER VEHICLE, SO FIND A FRIEND AND CARPOOL IF

YOU CAN!

MINORS MUST

BE ACCUMPONIED BY AN ADULT.

AND

IN THE EVENT OF

RAIN, THE PICNIC WILL BE HELD AT THE CORPS IN THE GYM. IF

YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT

LINDA LARNED

OR

LAUREN AUGENSTEIN

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Songsters to Perform Our own Flint Citadel Songsters are scheduled to perform at this year’s Congress and Commissioning in Merriville, Indiana June 10-12.

Flint Ignite Dave Mantel has entered Level III of The Salvation Army/Charles Lake Discipleship program. This material is useful as a refresher, or in helping a person become more disciplined in their faith. It starts at the basics and works all the way through the deeper aspects of the Christian faith. Currently the Ignite Team is going through “Where Faith and Culture Meet: 6 Sessions On How You Can Engage Your Culture” by Andy Crouch and Christianity Today. This is a six week video/discussion about cross cultural ministry. We have found it to be a great resource and plan on using it in the first few months of the 2011-2012 Ignite year. The team is also reading through the newest version of The Salvation Army Handbook of Doctrine as well as a book by Shane Claiborne and John Perkins called “Follow Me to Freedom: Leading and Following As An Ordinary Radical”. As we go through these books we have group discussions about what we are reading. Currently there are three people interested in being a part of the 2011-2012 Ignite year. We are hoping to have six people be a part of Ignite for 2011-2012. As far as housing the Ignite team, we are working with one of our neighbors about possibly renting one of their houses for the next year.

Songster leader, Eric Bell, is working with the Songsters as they prepare to share their ministry in music. The songsters will participate in concurrent concerts on Saturday afternoon, perform as part of a massed choir and present a special piece during the Saturday evening program.

A Celebration of Life On Monday, June 13, the Allen Family will be celebrating the life of Eldona Allen. The celebration will be held in the Fireplace Lounge at the Flint Citadel Corps from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Please come and share your memories of her with the family. Eldona was Promoted to Glory on Feb. 23, 2011 in Rio Rico, Ariz. Jim Allen, Nancy and Mark Schultheiss, Anita (Neil) Albala, Phillip and Michele Allen, Rachel, Mitchel and Stephen invite you to join them in this time of celebration and remembrance.

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MORE SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES

DIVISIONAL SUMMER CAMPS Moonbeam Camp

June 18

Registration due June 6 Music Conservatory

Wednesday, June 15, at 7:00 pm the Senior Band will be in Flushing playing a concert in the park!

June 20-24

Registration due June 6 Music Camp

June 25-July 2

Registration due June 13 Girl Guard Camp

Sunday Nights July 5-9

Registration due June 20 Ranger Camp

July 10: Flushing County Park @ 6:00

July 5-9

24: Fenton (location to be determined)

Registration due June 20

August Sunbeam/Explorer Camp

July 22-25

Registration due July 11

7: Movie @ The Corps

TERRITORIAL CAMPS C.B.L.I.

July 29-August 7

Registration due June 23 SUNDAY MORNING

C.M.I.

August 11-21

Registration due July 22 Starts June 19 at 10:00 am

We will once again be having Sunday Morning Fellowship beginning Sunday, June 19. There is a sign up sheet on the bulletin board for those interested in hosting a Sunday. Submit receipts to Peggy for reimbursement.

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Clowning Around for Kids Scott Holman, principal at Pinehurst Elementary School, has been caught clowning around again. This time we have pictures! The Mt. Morris Schools Parent Involvement leaders came up with the idea of "Race to Read" to honor "March is Reading Month.” Scott came up with his own way to encourage the kids. The kids read books and logged in the number of hours and book titles. Scott told them he would ride around the school on a tricycle in a clown suit if they went over their goal. With that incentive, the students logged in over 2,000 books for the month. Scott was true to his word and dressed up in a clown suit, hopped on his tricycle, and took off pedaling around the school grounds to the students gleeful cheers. Jimmyjbo, posted this on the mlive article comments section, “What a great story! It's nice to see school administrators getting out and doing fun things with their students. You don't see much of that these days.” You can read the article at http://www.mlive.com/flushing/index.ssf/2011/05/mt_morris_principal_goes_extra.html

PICTURE CONTEST Sparks Newsletter Cover Picture Contest Do you like to draw, paint, take pictures, or do computer graphics? Enter in the contest to have your work of art displayed on the cover of September’s Sparks! Entries should be 6” x 8” and reflect the time of year or some aspect of the ministry of the Flint Citadel. All entries should be submitted no later than Monday, August 1, 2011 and include your name on the back.

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Relational Evangelism Study Rachel will be leading a Bible Study on relational evangelism for six weeks this summer. The study will begin Sunday, June 19, at 10am. If you are interested, please see Rachel.

Sundays at The Sal: There are a couple of changes to take note of: 1) We will not have dodge ball during the Summer months. 2) The Match Factory will occur once a month and will focus on service projects in the neighborhood. In June, we will be cleaning and boarding up a property. This will take place on Wednesday, June 8, at 5:30pm. We will leave from the corps at 5:30. 3) Family Bible Study is being revamped. The details are still being worked out. More info will be presented soon.

Christmas in July This year we plan to do our second Christmas in July fund-raiser at limited kettle sites. We have secured sites at the Grand Blanc Wal-Mart and Sam's Club, Fenton Wal-Mart, and we are waiting on a response from the Farmer's Market. Kettles will be out the 3rd and 4th weekends in July (15, 16, 22, and 23). With the tight financial situation this fundraiser takes on new importance. Secure your spot soon. Volunteers can sign up with Rachel or Marcia or online at salarmygenesee.org

Join us for Summer Sunday School! Adult Sunday School: 10:00 am in the Fireplace Lounge Youth Sunday School: During the Holiness Meeting in the Lower Youth Hall

Stewardship Newsletter Report for June From the Corps Treasurer, Hank Heidel My dad was a remarkable man. Born first generation of a German carpenter immigrant, his spirit of adventure and hard work took him a long way. My dad and his father actually built two of the houses we lived in. Although he only had an eighth grade education, his commitment to continuing education at AC led him to be a product checker and supervisor. In my early years, dad taught me a lot about maintaining a house, how to be a hunter and take care of a car. He taught me more than how to just do things. He showed patience, compassion, love and righteous sternness. He was faithful to God through First Reformed Church where we served together as Deacons on the church board. Every child wants a father that he or she can lean on and receive help from with their problems and get guidance. A father that will be there when needed. For those who are not so blessed, there is a Father that is always near to them. He never judges, and loves them more than anyone ever could. He will never leave nor forsake them in their need. Psalm 68:5 “A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.” Psalm 36:7 “How excellent is thy loving kindness, O God! Therefore the children of men put their

trust under the shadow of thy wings.” As fathers, how will we be remembered? As fathers who were there when needed? Who gave the support and training to raise socially acceptable adults? Did we provide the spiritual training required in such a volatile and changing world? Not only will our children remember us for our deeds, but we will also have to give an account to God for our lives. May God bless all the fathers at Flint Citadel Corps

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Flint Citadel Corps June 2011 Sun

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1:00 Prayer Walk 6:30 Songsters 5:15 Supper 8:00 Sr. Band 6:00 Youth Activities

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9:30 Safe From Harm Training 11:00 Holiness Mtg 12:30 Songster Rehearsal

6:00 Women’s Bible 10:00 Home League Study

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5:30 Match Factory Service Project

6:30 Songsters 8:00 Sr. Band

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Noon - 3:00 Chris York’s Open House @ Flushing Park Pavilion #3

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Commissioning June 10-12

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11:00 Holiness Mtg

6:00 Women’s Bible Study 6:30 Celebration of Life & Visitation for Eldona Allen

10:00 Home League

7:00 Sr. Band @ Flushing - Concert in the Park

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Senior & VIP Camp June 13-17

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10:00 Fellowship Time 10:00 Relational Evangelism Study 11:00 Holiness Mtg

6:00 Women’s Bible 10:00 Home League Study

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Day Camp Begins Picnics In The Park Begins Music Conservatory & Teen Camp June 20-24

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10:00 Fellowship 10:00 Relational Evangelism Study 11:00 Holiness Mtg 8:00 Meet the Guests

6:00 Women’s Bible Study 8:00 Scavenger Hunt @ Music Camp

10:00 Home League 8:00 A & C Bands, Youth Chorus & Camp Choir

8:00 B & C Bands, Singing Company

8:00 Faculty Band

Music Camp June 25-July 2

W e e k l y A c t i v it i e s D ay C am p : 9 : 3 0 am — 3 : 3 0 pm M o nd ay - F r id ay P ic ni c s I n T h e Par k : 1 2 : 0 0 p m - 2 : 0 0p m M o nd ay — F r id ay * J u ne 2 0 — A u g u s t 2 6

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June Birthdays 4 4 4 7 12 12 18 19 23 24 25 25 25 27 30

Sun Hotchkiss, 602 Bowers, Lapeer, MI 48446 Jim Howard, 5135 Tahquamenon, Flushing, MI 48433 Danielle Linker, 574 Poplar St, Clio, MI 48420 Bill Cooke, 4386 Killarney, Burton, MI 48529 Chelsea Schmidt, 4439 Bridgeman Trail, Swartz Creek, MI 48473 Ilene Ward, 8181 Potter Road, Flushing, MI 48433 Matt Borders, 7090 Calkins Rd, Flint, MI 48532 Lauren Augenstein, 2228 E. Bristol Road, Burton, MI 48529 Mike McLanahan, 5041 Sandalwood Drive, Grand Blanc, MI 48439 Larry Ward, 12498 Marshall Drive, Montrose, MI 48457 Carol Burke, 3320 Madelon Court, Flint, MI 48506 Sheila Smith, 3109 Brookshear, Auburn Hills, MI 48326 Marge Linker, 574 Poplar St, Clio, MI 48420 Tom Garland, 1248 W. Cook Road, Grand Blanc, MI 48439 Darlene Sykes, 34 S. Elba Road, Lapeer, MI 48446

June Anniversaries 6 6 9 16 17 19 22

Mr. & Mrs. Ted Tolcher, 531 Sun Manor, Flushing, MI 48433 Mr. & Mrs. Don Clough, 302 Warren, Flushing, MI 48433 Mr. & Mrs. Doug Speck, 12280 W. Cook Road, Gaines, MI 48436 Mr. & Mrs. John Bonner, 1530 W. Paterson, Flint, MI 48504 Mr. & Mrs. Sam Nock, 6398 N. US 23, Oscoda, MI 48750 Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Bell, 230 Frances Ave, Flushing, MI 48433 Mr. & Mrs. Herb McDougall, 2304 Grove Park, Fenton, MI 48430

Corps Officers Captain Jon Augenstein and Captain Kris Augenstein Jon_Augenstein@usc.salvationarmy.org Kris_Augenstein@usc.salvationarmy.org

211 West Kearsley St. Flint, Michigan 48502 Phone: (810) 232-2199 Fax: (810) 600-4466 www.flintcitadel.org www.flintcitadelband.org www.flintcitysalvos.com www.twitter.com/flintcitadel www.facebook.com/flint.citadel

Program Ministry Staff Josiah Augenstein, Corps Ministry Assistant Josiah_Augenstein@usc.salvationarmy.org Lauren Holman, Corps Ministry Coordinator Lauren_Holman@usc.salvationarmy.org Lindsay Rowland, After School Director Lindsay_Rowland@usc.salvationarmy.org Rachel Wyatt, Community Ministry Coordinator Rachel_Wyatt@usc.salvationarmy.org Tom Wyatt, Community Ministry Coordinator Tom_Wyatt@usc.salvationarmy.org Ministry Support Staff Dave Bell, Facilities Maintenance Peggy Goodwill, Administrative Assistant Peggy_Goodwill@usc.salvationarmy.org Bob Lee Jenkins, Watchman/Security Cheryl Tolcher, Food Services Hours of Operation Office Hours 8:30 am—4:00 pm, Monday—Friday Program Hours—see schedule of events

MISSION STATEMENT The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its MESSAGE is based on the Bible. Its MINISTRY is motivated by the love of God. Its MISSION is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

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The Flint Citadel Salvation Army June 2011 Sparks  

Monthly newsletter from The Salvation Army Flint Citadel

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