Christmas Eve Service....

We want to invite you to join us for our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, "The Heart of Christmas", which starts at 6:30 p.m. We hope to see you there!!!

Our GRAND total for Christmas Kettles is...$175,289.39!!!! We are so thankful St. Albert and Spruce Grove!!! Through these generous donations, we are able to help others in their most dire moments of need.
Thank you for helping us to help others!!!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from our Church Family to yours!!!

Christmas Kettle Update

Our new total, as of December 16 (Day 22 of 29) is $108,944.00. Thanks St. Albert and Spruce Grove!!!! We still have shifts left on our kettles that you can fill. Call Judy Gale at 780 458-1937 to schedule a shift today.
Our new total, as of Saturday, December 12th (Day 19 of 29), is $88,148.00. Thank you so much for your generosity St. Albert and Spruce Grove.

We could still use your help in getting Kettle Shifts filled. If you are interested in manning one of our kettles, please call our office at 780 458-1937. Help us to help others.

Christmas Kettle Update!

Our new Christmas Kettle total as of Friday, December 11th (Day 18 of 29) is $80,048.00!!! Thank you so much for your generosity!!!

Welcoming New Members...

This past Sunday we were pleased to officially welcome three new members to our Church Family. Jackie Polis, Don Martin and Joanne MacLean were welcomed by Jason and Gaye and our congregation as they were enrolled as adherents of the St. Albert Corps and Community Centre.
Congratulations Jackie, Don and Joanne...we're so blessed to have you!!

Christmas Kettle Update

Our new total, as of December 8th (Day 15 of 29) is $64,210.50. Thank you for your donations!! If you`re willing to donate of your time on the Christmas Kettles, please contact Judy Gale at 780 458-1937 and she will find a time for you on our Christmas Kettles. We have a variety of shifts and locations to suit you!!!

Take the time to Vote for The Salvation Army this Christmas!!!

Take the time to vote!! This Christmas Best Buy has selected four Canadian Charities to support, and the one with the most votes will receive $10,000. You don't need to register, it's as simple as going to, click your vote for The Salvation Army, and then you're done.

Thanks for your support!!!

Christmas Kettle Update

Our new total, as of December 7th (Day 14 of 29) is $60,220.00. Thank you St. Albert and Spruce Grove!!!!

We are still in need of volunteers...we have 240 kettle shifts remaining in St. Albert and Spruce Grove!!! Your time is very valuable to us, so if you're able to fill in a 2 hour kettle shift, please call us. We are sure to have a time to suit your schedule. Please call Judy @ 780 458-1937.

Christmas Kettle Update -- As of December 3rd, 2009

We have a new total as of Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 (Day 11 of 29)!!! Our new total is....$46,221.00!! Praise the Lord!!!

Our new total, as of December 2nd (Day 10 of 29) is...$41,195.00. We're well on our way!! Thank you St. Albert and Spruce Grove.

Christmas Kettle Update -- As of December 1st, 2009

We have a new total as of December 1st (Day 9 of 29)'s $36,573.50!!! Thank you St. Albert and Spruce Grove!!!

This is a Friendly Reminder -- This Thursday, December 3rd, is "Light Up St. Albert".

The Salvation Army- St. Albert will be serving hot chocolate and singing carols. We hope to see you all there. If you are interested in volunteering for this event, and haven't yet put your name on the sign up sheet, please call our office today at 780 458-1937.

Christmas Kettle Update - As of November 30, 2009

Our new total as of November 30, 2009 is...$32,706.50!!!

We have 21 days left to raise $145,293.50.

Help us reach our goal by donating not only of your finances, but of your time.

We have shifts to suit your schedule...give Judy Gale a call at 780 458-1937.

Christmas Kettle Update!!

We have a new Christmas Kettle Update!!! Our total, as of Saturday (Day 7), November 28th is...$29,557.00. Great job St. Albert and Spruce Grove!! We couldn't do it without you!!
We have 22 days left on the Kettles...and we have $148,443.00 left to raise to meet our goal of $178,000!!! We can do it...together!! If you are interested in volunteering your time to help man our Christmas Kettles, please give Judy a call at 780 458-1937. Giving of your time helps us to help others!!

Day 6 Christmas Kettle Update!!

Our new total as of Friday, November 27th (Day 6) is $22,452.00!! Thank you so much St. Albert and Spruce Grove!! With your help we can give hope, not just today, but every day throughout the year!!

Remember, if you want to volunteer on the Christmas Kettle, give Judy a call at 780 458-1937.

Children's Ministries Christmas Program -- "Manger Mania"

Join us on Sunday, December 20th at 11:00 a.m. as our Children's Ministries Department presents...
"Manger Mania"

This is the story of Christmas. . . told in a unique fashion! You've seen them all over the place. . . you know, all those NATIVITY SCENES! This is the story of Christmas as told through the perspective of each of the pieces of the nativity. . . in this musical you'll meet some of the animals who were displaced by the birth of Christ, and the Innkeeper who hesitantly gave up the manger for the weary parents. You'll meet three "cool eastern guys" who outwit the nasty Herod. . . it's a Christmas party like you've never seen before!

Bring your friends and family as our kids take an interesting twist on the Christmas Story!!

Christmas Happenings...

Things are as buzzing with excitement at The Salvation Army St. Albert as the Christmas Season approaches. There's not only the busyness of the Christmas Kettles generating energy, there's all of the Christmas activities that come with the season. Here's a quick summary of some dates and times that will be of interest to you.

November 29th ~ First Sunday of Advent and the Advent Sermon Series Commences

December 3rd ~ Light Up St. Albert

December 8th ~ Final "Lunch Bunch" Gathering before Christmas

December 13th ~ Sunshine Bag Distribution
2:00 p.m. - Edmonton's Women's Institute
7:30 p.m. - Edmonton Young Offenders Centre

December 15th ~ Sunshine Bag Distribution
9:45 a.m. - The Citadel Care Centre
10:45 a.m. - Youville Senior's Complex
1:30 p.m. - RiverRidge Senior's Community

December 19th ~ Corps Kettle Day...We only have 11 shifts left for this day!!

December 20th ~ 11:00 a.m. - Children's Ministries Christmas Production "Manger Mania"

December 20th ~ 7:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Festival of Carols at The Winspear Centre.
Gaye has reserved 40 tickets for the St. Albert Corps. Please
place your name on the sign-up sheet in the foyer if you are attending so that
your ticket can be reserved.

December 24th ~ 6:30 p.m. - Christmas Eve Service with a special Dramatic Presentation from
our Young Adults Group.

If you have any questions about the above events, please feel free to give our office a call at 780 458-1937. Blessings to you and your family in this most sacred season!

Christmas Kettle Update!!!

Our new total, as of Thursday, November 26th is...
$17,390.50. Praise the Lord!!!
Thanks St. Albert and Spruce Grove...our goal is $178,000. We have $160,609.00 left to raise to meet our goal. We can do it...together!!!

Christmas Kettle Update!!!

After 4 days on the kettles our total is $13,786.50!!! Way to go St. Albert and Spruce Grove!! Keep checking back for daily updates!!
You can also give a donation by volunteering your time. If you are available for one kettle shift, maybe even two or three, please give Judy Gale a call at 780 458-1937 and she'll find a time for you.
So, if you can't give financially, consider giving of your time.

Christmas Kettles Have Begun!!

It's that time of the year again...Christmas Kettles have begun. We had a very successful Kettle Kick-off at the St. Albert Steels hockey game...506 people were in attendance and some great support was shown for The Salvation Army, yet again, in the City of St. Albert. If you are interested in donating your time as a volunteer on the Christmas Kettle, please give Judy a call at 780 458-1937. We have kettles throughout St. Albert and Spruce Grove and we're sure we can find a time to suit your schedule. Thanks for your support St. Albert...and we'll keep posted on our progress with Kettle Total Updates.

The Youth Have Spoken! Starting @ 6:00 p.m.

James Pedlar, a young Salvationist pursuing a doctorate in systematic theology at the University of Toronto, was tasked by The Salvation Army to oversee a project examining the significant decline in church membership and Sunday attendance. James will be sharing in our Sunday morning worship service Sunday, October 18th and giving a presentation based upon his findings Sunday night, October 18th.

Please follow the link to read James interview with John McAlister, senior editor for the Salvationist, about the results of his research and his recommendations.

Link to Cam's Article in the October 2009 Salvationist Magazine

This month in the Salvationist Magazine our own Cam Rennie (C.S.M) has been featured. Cam shares his testimony of how he first came to The Salvation Army and how God's presence has been clearly evidenced in his life. Check out the article, just click on the link below...

Kid Connection -- When it Fits, it Connects!!!

Calling all Kid's between the ages of 4-12!!! Kid Connection is a new program that we're offering at The St. Albert Church and Community Centre that allows kid's to connect with each other, with God, and with their community!!

Kid Connection will begin on Thursday, September 24th at 6:30 p.m. The fee for the whole year is just $50.00, and this includes an action packed, Bible based, hands-on, fun filled evening for your child(ren), and of course, snack included.

For more information, give Joe a call at 780 458-1937, or you can drop an email at

SonRock Kid's Camp Starts on Monday, July 13th

We're SUPER excited here at The Salvation Army...SonRock Kid's Camp is starting and we know that an AMAZING adventure awaits. There are only a few spaces left to register in the first week, and the remaining 4 weeks are filling up be sure to call Graeme and get your kids registered today.

You can contact Graeme at 780 458-1937 or email to Graeme's attention at

Our camp runs from July 13-August 14 from 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. daily. The cost is only $40.00 per child/per week. Subsidies are available for those who qualify.

We're Going to Miss You!!!

Today was the farewell for Major Ken Percy and we were all given the opportunity to say our "see you laters" to a great friend of the St. Albert Corps. As we all know, with the Salvation Army, it's quite easy for our paths to cross again, and we sure hope this is the case.

Ken has been appointed to the Public Relations Department for the Kitchener/Waterloo region in Ontario. He will be missed, but we know that God has great plans in store for his life.

We wish you all the best and thank you for enriching our Corps Family with your presence.

It's a Girl!!!

We are so pleased to welcome another Bundle of Joy to our Church Family...
Breanna Elizabeth Godfrey was born on June 19th to Marcus and Shelly, weighing in at 10 lbs, 7 oz. Big Sister Jennia is SUPER excited to have a little sister...

Register Your Child Today for SonRock Kid's Camp

Grab an adventure compass and make tracks along trails of fun at SONROCK CAMP. It's an exhilirating opportunity for campers to reach new heights and overcome everyday obstacles. They'll discover Jesus is for them and the world!!

Our camp runs weekly (Monday-Friday): July 13-August 14, 12:30-4:30 p.m.
The low weekly fee is only $40.00 per week, per child. Ages 6-12.

To register, or for more information contact Graeme at 780 458-1937...or email at

We'd love to have you join us for a summer of awesome adventures!!!

Rainmaker Rodeo Parade 2009

We had an amazing day at the Rainmaker Rodeo Parade!!! As you can see from the pictures, it was a gorgeous rain...yay!!!! Actually, it was a gorgeous, sunny, 21 degree day!!!
The theme for our float was "Sonrock Kid's Camp", which is our Summer Program for 2009. If you want to register your child, please call our office at 780 458-1937. Call soon before all of our vacancies are filled!

We want to give a "shout out" to all those who helped decorate our float, especially Sheila Rennie, who designed our AMAZING float. Also we want to thank all those who participated, gave of their time and resources to make our day an amazing one!!! We love being a part of the parade...any chance to be with the public is a valued one.

Upcoming Dates to Remember

Here are some dates for you to remember. Be sure to mark your calendar for the dates that apply to you.

May 21st Back to School Committee Meeting

May 23rd Crave/Young Adults Close-out Event for the Summer

May 24th Major Doug Hefford will be our Special Guest for Family Worship

May 26th Lunch Bunch

May 28th-30th Floor Stripping and Waxing -- No Dodgeball on Friday, May 29th

May 31st Baby Shower for Baby Kealan Ludlow following our Service at 1:00 p.m.

June 1-5 Seniors Week in St. Albert (See Bulletin Board for details)

June 6th Newfie Night

July 1-4 Mom's and Tot's Camp

July 14-August 15 Community Summer Youth Program "Sonrock Kid's Camp"

July 20-24 Pine Lake Summer Camp

October 2-4 Women's Retreat at Pine Lake

For any additional information on the above mentioned events, please call our office at 780 458-1937.

Rainmaker Rodeo Weekend ~ May 23rd, 2009

Remember...this weekend is Rainmaker Rodeo in St. Albert. Be sure to keep an eye out for our float in the parade on Saturday, May 23rd. Watch the colour and excitement of the Rainmaker Rodeo & Exhibition parade at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, which features well over 100 entries. The parade starts on Liberton Drive and winds down St. Vital Avenue through to downtown St. Albert on Perron Street, in front of City Hall and then along Sir Winston Churchill Avenue ending at Lion's Park.

Come out and see the sights and sounds of the parade with the wonderful floats, antique autos, team & company mascots, talented marching bands, as well as enthusiastic men, women & children (even animals) from various and numerous organizations promoting and/or demonstrating their enthusiasm for their group, sport or cause. Look forward to seeing you there!!

Newfie Night 2009!!

We're holding our 2nd Annual Newfie you have your tickets??? If not, what are you waiting for?? This promises to be a night with all of the fixings of a great Newfoundland evening. There will be a DEEEELICIOUS jiggs dinner for you to indulge in...great Newfoundland entertainment, with music from Fiddler's Three, and a silent auction, with some AAAAMAZING items for you to bid on.
You won't want to miss this evening, and tickets are selling fast. Be sure to get yours today by calling our office @ 780 458-1937, or you could just drop by to pick them up...or you can pick them up at our Thrift Store at 2003 Tudor Glen Place. The tickets are $20.00 each.

So c'mon along, bring a friend...for a "good ol' scoff" and night of fun!

Happy Mother's Day!!

Happy Mother's Day to all you FABULOUS Mom's out there!! Here's hoping your day is filled with hugs, kisses and best wishes. Keep up the awesome job that's makes you spectacular.

Here's the video that Captain Gaye used at the end of her sermon this morning...A Mother's Prayer, by Rachel Aldous. Just click on the link below and prepare to be blessed!

What you've been waiting for...Pictures of Baby Kealan!!

As promised here is a picture of our newest addition, Baby Kealan Ludlow, with his parents Joe and Donna.
Congratulations Joe and Donna!!

We want to
welcome another addition to our Church family here in St. Albert...Baby Kealan Oliver Wayne Ludlow arrived safely at 8:06 a.m.!!! Joe and Donna are SUPER happy and proud of their 6 lbs 2 oz bundle of joy!!! Mommy, Daddy and Baby Kealan are all doing fine!! Pictures to follow!!

Happy Mother's Day!!!

Well, it's just around the corner...the day when we get to honor our Mother's for all of the sacrificial work they do for us on a daily basis. It doesn't matter if you're 8 or 68, if you're fortunate to have your Mom still with you, you know that their job is matter how old you may feel as her child. We all know that for her, being a Mom has little do with biology and everything to do with that unwaverable love and devotion towards her child.

Be sure to join us on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. as we pay tribute to our Moms!!! We hope to see you and your Mom there!!!

Annual Change 2009

Well, it's that time of the year again. Click on the link below and it will take you to The Salvation Army's Annual Change.

Congratulations to our own Jon and Tracy Savage who are heading to Hanover, Ontario. We wish you all the best in your ministry there!!!

Dodgeball Reminder

This is a reminder that there will be no dodgeball on Friday, April 10th. We will restart Dodgeball on April 17th at The Salvation Army Castledowns Church, 12404 140 Ave NW...this will take place at Castledowns Church for this week only.

Easter Weekend Events

It's a wonderful weekend of celebration here at the St. Albert's Easter Weekend!

Please find below our service times and events:

Good Friday Service @ 11:00 a.m. With special Dramatic Presentation "This Blood"

Easter Sunday Family Breakfast @ 9:00 a.m. (There will be activities for the children).

Easter Family Worship @ 11:00 a.m. with Special Guests, Majors Fred and Wendy Waters.

Adult Fellowship!!!

Calling all adults...and teens age 14+...we will be going curling on Sunday, March 29th @ 1:45 p.m. The cost is $15.00 per person and must be paid in advance to Susan Kwak in order to secure the ice. If you are interested, please see Susan Kwak or call our church office @ 780 458-1937. It will be followed up by dinner at the church...and prizes. All are welcome to this great time of fellowship and fun!!!


Here are some pictures from our AWESOME nights at Dodgeball. You don't need to be an experienced player...we have LOADS of first timers. So, come along for a great time of laughter, fun and fellowship every Friday night at 7:30 p.m. @ 165
Liberton Drive. Call our office at 780 458-1937 for more information!!!