Of Music and Mentorship

Cathie Koehnen, new leader of the Canadian Staff Songsters, shares her journey of music ministry and vision for the future.

After a life of music ministry in The Salvation Army and seven years in the Canadian Staff Songsters (CSS), Salvationist Cathie Koehnen has taken over leadership of the CSS following the retirement of Major Len Ballantine. Abbigail Oliver, Salvationist staff writer, spoke with Koehnen about her experience teaching music, the importance of

A Passion for Preaching

Riley Hobbs’ God-given gifts have helped him develop a stronger connection with The Salvation Army.


“I think that reading about my story will spark hope. My generation isn’t done!” 

Your Gifts at Work

Three highlights from the Gifts of Hope program in Africa.


Thanks to your generous support, hundreds of people around the world received the transforming gift of hope this year.

Marking National Housing Day

How Belkin House in Vancouver is building pathways to housing.


Each year, an estimated 235,000 people in Canada experience homelessness. Belkin House in Vancouver is tackling the most common barriers to getting and keeping housing with an extensive housing pathway program.

Christmas with The Salvation Army. December 2nd, 2023. At 7 pm.

Season of Wonder

New devotional book captures the essence of the Christmas story through a unique lens,

Faith & Friends

Making Room in Advent: 25 Devotions for a Season of Wonder is a stunning collection of original paintings depicting the Christmas story as told in the Gospel of Luke, paired with Scripture readings, devotional messages, breath prayers and reflection questions. Whether you are new to the Christmas story or have become overly familiarized with it, this book will help you encounter the Nativity in a fresh and contemplative way as you tune your heart to the wonder of Jesus’ birth this Advent season.

"The Meaning of Giving"

Phyllis Barnaby is forever grateful for The Salvation Army.

Faith & Friends

Every time Phyllis Barnaby sees or hears anything related to The Salvation Army, she gets emotional. “The Salvation Army showed me the meaning of giving,” she says, and she now contributes to the Army whenever she gets the chance.

Moss Art

Add a bit of forest to your décor.

Faith & Friends

This feature piece on any wall is a simple and cost-effective project. A thrifted frame, paint and paintbrush, cardboard, corkboards, glue gun and glue sticks, and moss brings a bit of forest to your décor.

Happy New Year!

Advent marks the beginning of the Christian calendar.

Opinion & Critical Thought

The Christian year is a means of ascribing meaning to time, a focus for worship and thanksgiving, an invitation to formation in the likeness of Christ, a tool for teaching and testifying the faith, and a form of resistance to the emptiness ascribed to time by lifeless philosophies.

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