Music is an integral part of Salvation Army ministry around the world, and the Canada and Bermuda Territory is no exception. The territory’s vocal ministry received a boost in the fall of 2016 with the formation of the Canadian Staff Songsters, under the leadership of Major Len Ballantine. This group of choristers will lead the territory in worship, evangelism and integrated mission through music. The Salvation Army in Canada had a staff songster brigade in its early days, but such a group has not existed for about 100 years.
For all of us who have been involved in the formation of the new Canadian Staff Songsters it is a tremendous honour and privilege,” says Major Ballantine. “Our people come from all walks of life. Some have had musical training beyond what they learned at the corps or music camp, but the vast majority are just good musicians who can read music and sing. Our rehearsals are amazing times of ‘joy in discovery’ as we learn what we can do together.”
Through its ministry, the Canadian Staff Songsters aims to enrich the faith of Salvationists across the territory and beyond, to solidify the mission of the Army in the hearts and minds of those who hear them sing, and move the Army forward in faith.
Tomorrow’s territorial worship service is being led by CSS members, Majors David/Bev Ivany.
O’ Canada - happy Victoria Day from the CSS.
Grateful for all the women of influence in our lives. Happy Mother’s Day from the CSS!
Proverbs 31:26: "She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.”
A little shout out from the CSS. We love our friends and followers. Stay safe and remember to wash your hands! #Love #Bermuda @Salvationist
Palm Sunday marks the start of Holy Week. Be blessed as you reflect and journey to the Cross and Easter Sunday.
Palm Sunday Territorial worship - 9:00 am Toronto time -
https://t.co/t8nIKH7qDH~ this week ~ Lt.Colonels Waters are the guests and Lt-Colonel Wendy Waters is the CSS executive officer. @Salvationist https://t.co/x5qmCITaio
A joy to support a fellow Staff Songster in ministry ~ USW Staff Songster Leader, Barbara Allen
Great fun to connect by Zoom this evening with CSS friends. A time of laughter, encouragement and prayer. Blessings all!
CSS members love to take pictures and video. The reminder below is great advice in these challenging times. Remember, “Cleanliness is next to Godliness.” @Salvationist