We Couldn’t Do It Without You

From food banks to community services to Christmas kettles, volunteers are the army behind The Salvation Army.


As we celebrate International Volunteer Day, meet three volunteers who play an essential role in the mission of The Salvation Army.

Committed to the Cause

The Army honours retiring Vancouver advisory board members.

(Above) The Salvation Army hosted a celebratory luncheon in September to recognize retiring board members. From left, Thomas Skidmore, Kelly Heed and George Hungerford In 1980, lawyer George Hungerford was approached to join The Salvation Army’s Greater Vancouver Advisory Board, a dedicated group of community leaders positioned to assist

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!” 


No needling! Here’s the perfect Christmas ornament.

Faith & Friends

No spooling! Upcycle empty spools, vintage patterns, random buttons and rickrack trim into festive décor with this fun and easy DIY.

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.

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.

September and October issues now available in print and online. Issuu.com/salvarionist