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Easter Means Hope

More than 2,000 years after the death and resurrection of Jesus, people are still attracted to Easter. Those who seldom go to church throughout the year will fill the pews on Easter Sunday. Others who won’t even go to church at Easter time will take advantage of the long weekend and stock up on Easter

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5 Ways for Dealing with Bitterness

There’s often a lot of pain and hurt behind the smiles in church lobbies and pews on Sunday mornings. If the things that haunt us were projected on a screen, we’d all be looking for a hole to crawl into. Maybe it’s lying or cheating on your income taxes. Perhaps it was a little thing,

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Christmas Bible

How much of Christmas is Biblical?

The world is busy preparing for a holiday called Christmas. We receive gifts we would not ordinarily receive. We will enjoy time off work and school. Many will receive a Christmas bonus; all because Jesus had a birthday. I invite you to revisit five traditions and customs of Christmas with me this year. 1. Gift

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Should Christians Celebrate Christmas?

Given the roots of many customs and traditions, is it wrong for Christians to celebrate Christmas? Should we ban Father Christmas? Stop buying gifts? Refuse to send Christmas cards? Throw out the tree? Not necessarily. There are three things we should bear in mind: There is nothing sacred about the day. No one knows the

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Lion Chasers

In his book, In A Pit With A Lion on A Snowy Day, unpacks the confrontation in 2 Samuel 23: 20-23 and I want to acknowledge his inspiration and recommend his writings. The Chase While we were in Tanzania, we worked closely with a tribe called the Maasai. Their history is that of a warrior

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7 Lessons from a Fisherman

I grew up in Chance Cove, a small fishing village of 300 on the East Coast of Newfoundland. I wasn’t much good in the woods or in the boat. In fact, my dad’s advice to me was, “Be a preacher or you’ll starve to death.” The first four disciples Jesus called were fishermen. That says

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COVID 19 Update

The members of The Salvation Army Oshawa Temple want to protect you from any Covid-19 spread yet, at the same time, wish to journey life with you. 

At present, there are still reports of new strains of Covid-19 spread and, unfortunately, we are not at a level of vaccination that safely allows us to congregate. Therefore, we have initiated the following:

 In-Person Church Services are postponed until further notice, but our ONLINE SERVICES, complete with music, songs, prayer, and Biblically focused sermons can be found here. [Click to follow]

 Our CHURCH OFFICE is closed, but we are still available Monday – Friday (9:30 am – 3:00 pm).  If you have enquiries, needs, prayer requests, or simply want to discuss life, please connect with us by phone at 905-436-0011, text us at 289-768-5959, or email the office. Email address is  office@saoshawa.ca 

 Our FOOD BANK and THRIFT STORE in downtown Oshawa are operating under COVID restrictions. If you are solely in need of food, please make an appointment at 905-723-7422 ext 221. 

 The Thrift Store is operating under COVID Restrictions. Store is closed April 12th -14th. Planned reopening Thursday April 15th. Accepting donations resumes Thursday April, 15th Mon-Fri 9:30am-4pm at the back loading dock door.  Please access the Albert Street side of the building in downtown Oshawa from Monday – Friday (9:30 am – 4:30 pm) and Saturday (10:00 am – 4:00 pm).  The Thrift Store is closed on Sunday. More Thrift Store Details… [Click to follow]

 COUNSELLING SERVICES, including aid with annual TAX RETURNS, continue Monday – Friday (9:30 am – 4:30 pm),  but please call for an appointment at 905-723-7422. Registration for The Low Income Tax Clinic is online. [Click to follow]