OC ADMIN OFFICES
RED KETTLE HISTORY
OC ADVISORY BOARD
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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ABOUT THE SALVATION ARMY
The Salvation Army began in London, England in 1865 when William Booth, an ordained Methodist minister, gave up the comfort of his pulpit and decided to take his message into the streets where it would reach the poor, the homeless, the hungry and the destitute.
His original aim was to send converts to established churches of the day, but soon realized that the poor did not feel comfortable or welcome in the pews of most of the churches and chapels of Victorian England. Regular churchgoers were appalled when these shabbily dressed, unwashed people came to join them in worship.
Booth decided to found a church especially for them - the East London Christian Mission. The mission grew slowly, so William and his wife Catherine expanded their services within the community. They advocated that their mission should be "Soup, Soap and Salvation," then took their mission directly to the streets, helping to feed the hungry, rehabilitate alcoholics and fight teenage prostitution - all while offering spiritual guidance to those most in need. William Booth's ministry recognized the interdependence of material, emotional and spiritual needs.
In 1878, after reading a printer's proof of The Salvation Army's Annual Report, William Booth noticed the statement, "The Christian Mission under the Superintendent of the Reverend William Booth is a volunteer army." Booth crossed out the words "Volunteer Army" and wrote in "Salvation Army." William Booth became the General. Converts became Soldiers and The Salvation Army became an Army with a mission to meet human needs without discrimination.
Immediately, the movement captured the public imagination. Incorporating paramilitary ranks and uniforms, the movement spread throughout the British Isles. In 1880 the first missionary, George Scott Railton, was sent to New York. With the aid of seven untutored "lassies," The Salvation Army was soon on its way along the East Coast and the west was calling.
Conditions around San Francisco's Barbary Coast begged for a religious revival. Some sincere Christians, feeling that Booth's organization was needed, asked for officers to be sent there to form their group into the first corps in the West. Aided by reinforcements from England and new converts, Major Alfred Wells and Captain Merry Stillwell founded the vibrant, innovative Army that is today's Western Territory. In ten years there were 67 corps (Churches), spreading north to Seattle, south to San Diego and east to Montana and Utah.
Today, the “west” now encompasses the 13 western states, as well as the Marshall Islands, Guam and Micronesia, with more than 300 local centers of worship and community service. The Salvation Army’s scope of ministry has grown worldwide to include more than 120 countries. Locally, The Salvation Army has been operating in Orange County since 1887, providing service to others through its worship centers, community service programs, and rehabilitation facilities.
The basic social services developed by William Booth have remained an outward visible expression of the Army's strong religious principles. In addition, new programs that address contemporary needs have been established. Among these are disaster relief services, child care centers, summer camps, holiday assistance, services for seniors, hospitals and medical facilities, AIDS care and counseling facilities, shelters for battered wives and children, human trafficking, family and career counseling, vocational training, correctional services and drug and alcohol rehabilitation.
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What We Believe
The Doctrines of The Salvation Army:
• We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments were given by inspiration of God,
and that they only constitute the Divine rule of Christian faith and practice.
• We believe that there is only one God, who is infinitely perfect, the Creator, Preserver, and Governor
of all things, and who is the only proper object of religious worship.
• We believe that there are three persons in the Godhead - the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost,
undivided in essence and co-equal in power and glory.
• We believe that in the person of Jesus Christ the Divine and human natures are united,
so that He is truly and properly God and truly and properly man.
• We believe that our first parents were created in a state of innocence, but by their disobedience,
they lost their purity and happiness, and that in consequence of their fall, all men have become sinners,
totally depraved, and as such are justly exposed to the wrath of God.
• We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has by His suffering and death made atonement for the whole world so that whosoever will may be saved.
• We believe that repentance toward God, faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and regeneration by the Holy Spirit are necessary to salvation.
• We believe that we are justified by grace through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and that he that believeth hath the witness in himself.
• We believe that continuance in a state of salvation depends upon continued obedient faith in Christ.
• We believe that it is the privilege of all believers to be wholly sanctified, and that their whole spirit
and soul and body may be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
• We believe in the immortality of the soul, the resurrection of the body, in the general judgment
at the end of the world, in the eternal happiness of the righteous, and in the endless punishment of the wicked.
OC ADMIN OFFICES
The Orange County Administrative Offices
are located at:
10200 Pioneer Road
Tustin, CA 92782
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Tustin Ranch Church
Captains Nigel & Stacy Cross email@example.com
Orange County Coordinators
Director of Development
Bruce Freeman Bruce.Freeman@usw.salvationarmy.org
Director of Business and Operations
Jon Henderson Jon.Henderson@usw.salvationarmy.org
Director of Marketing & Community Relations
Kevin White Kevin.White@usw.salvationarmy.org
Director of Homeless Services
Jean Watkins Jean.Watkins@usw.salvationarmy.org
Director of Property and Maintenance
Richard Davenport Richard.Davenport@usw.salvationarmy.org
Human Resources Coordinator
Praise Byun Praise.Byun@usw.salvationarmy.org
RED KETTLE HISTORY
The Origin of Christmas Kettles
The Salvation Army Captain in San Francisco had resolved, in December of 1891, to provide a free Christmas dinner to the area's poor persons. But how would he pay for the food?As he went about his daily tasks, the question stayed in his mind. Suddenly, his thoughts went back to his days as a sailor in Liverpool, England. On the Stage Landing he saw a large pot, called "Simpson's pot" into which charitable donations were thrown by passers-by.
On the next morning, he secured permission from the authorities to place a similar pot at the Oakland ferry landing, at the foot of Market Street. No time was lost in securing the pot and placing it in a conspicuous spot, so that it could be seen by all those going to and from the ferry boats. In addition, a brass urn was placed on a stand in the waiting room for the same purpose.
Thus, Captain Joseph McFee launched a tradition that has spread not only throughout the United States, but also around the world.
By Christmas, 1895, the kettle was used in 30 Salvation Army Corps in various sections of the West Coast area. The Sacramento Bee in that year carried a description of the Army's Christmas activities and mentioned the contributions to street corner kettles. Shortly afterward, two young Salvation Army officers who had been instrumental in the original use of the kettle, William A. McIntyre and N.J. Lewis, were transferred to the East. They took with them the idea of the Christmas Kettle.
In 1897, McIntyre prepared his Christmas plans for Boston around the kettle, but his fellow officers refused to cooperate for fear of "making spectacles of themselves." So McIntyre, his wife and his sister set up three kettles at the Washington Street thoroughfare in the heart of the city. That year the kettle effort in Boston and other locations nationwide resulted in 150,000 Christmas dinners for the needy.
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In 1898, the New York World hailed The Salvation Army kettles as "the newest and most novel device for collecting money." The newspaper also observed, "There is a man in charge to see that contributions are not stolen."
In 1901, kettle contributions in New York City provided funds for the first mammoth sit-down dinner in Madison Square Garden, a custom that continued for many years. Today, however, families are given grocery checks or vouchers so that they can buy and prepare their own dinners at home. The homeless poor are still invited to share holiday dinners and festivities at hundreds of Salvation Army Centers.
Kettles now are used in such distant lands as Korea, Japan, Chile and in many European countries. Everywhere, public contributions to the kettles enable The Salvation Army to bring the spirit of Christmas to those who would otherwise be forgotten - to the aged and lonely, the ill, the inmates of jails and other institutions, the poor and unfortunate in the Untied States. The Salvation Army annually aids more than 3,000,000 persons at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Kettles have changed since the first utilitarian cauldron set up in San Francisco. Some of the new kettles have such devices as a self-ringing bell and a booth complete with public address system over which traditional Christmas carols are broadcast.
Behind it all, though, is the same Salvation Army message, "Sharing Is Caring" and that "Need Knows No Season."
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President: Linda Groth
Vice President for Membership: Janet Zaugg, Goldie Roe
Vice President for Programs: Joyce Luis
Recording Secretary: Jan Landstrom
Correspondence Secretary: Wanda Castillo-Cou
Parliamentarian: Janet Zaugg
Red Kettles: Marilyn Gregory
Easter Bags: Lee Braithwaite
Mother’s Day Shopping: Lynnette Palmquist
Birthday Cards: Ruth Levy
Valentine’s Tea: Dawn Marks
Treats: Sara Piazza
Telephone: Joanne Granville
Historian: Jane Duhonich
Mailing: Lois Beyer
Hostess Chair: Vicki Schultz
Members-At-Large: Alice Rosellini, Jo Ann Wort
Salvation Army Liaison: Stacy Cross, Captain
Admin Aide to the Auxiliary: Judy Fitch
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THE WOMEN'S AUXILIARY
The Women’s Auxiliary has been a vibrant and integral part of
The Salvation Army’s ministry in Orange County for many years, supporting local Salvation Army units through creative events, activities, special projects, and fundraising efforts. Through the hard work of it’s dedicated volunteer members, the Women’s Auxiliary continually strives to serve others, embracing the mission of The Salvation Army.
For more information about the Women’s Auxiliary, please contact Judy Fitch or Captain Stacy Cross at 714-832-7100.
OC ADVISORY BOARD
Chairman: Lydia Sarandan, Presbyterian Pastor, St. Andrews (Ret.)
Vice Chairman: Sue Faassen, Community Leader
Secretary: Lolly Colombo, Brewer Direct Inc., V.P. for Client Service
Treasurer: Don Cullen, Managing Partner, Rogers Clem & Co. (Ret.)
Past Chairman: Larry Buster, First American Title Co., V.P. County Manager
Member-at-Large: Erik Brown, DMI Direct
Robert Alvarado Cirque du Soleil
Wanda Castillo-Cou Pacific Western Bank
Edward Freeman TRW (Ret.)
Don Gilchrist Legislative Assistant (Ret.)
Jonathan Hallstead DMI Direct
Dr. Carolyn Hardy Physician (Ret.)
Doy Henley Business Executive
Dr. Rocky Hewitt Asst. Orange County Sheriff (Ret.)
David Melilli David Melilli Co.
Sharon Morrison Dynamic Air Energy
Richard Schmid Red Hill Enterprises
Jim Simpson Community Leader
David Threshie Freedom Enterprises (Ret.)
Ruth Ann Moriarty Community Leader
Betsy Tarbell Tarbell Realtors
Joann Waldron Community Leader