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Mountain Citadel Corps of the Salvation Army
835 Stone Church Rd. E.
Hamilton, ON L8W 1R8

GPS Coordinates - Latitude: 43.202413, Longitude: -79.852021

Phone: (905)389-3618
Fax: (905)389-2423
Email: samountaincitadel@gmail.com

Sunday Services at 10:30 a.m. (See the Church Programs page for full details.)

Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services Training
September 30 and October 1 at the Salvation Army Brantford Community Church, 33 Diana Ave, Brantford.
Anyone wishing to go, please contact Major Darryl ASAP.
SPACE IS LIMITED AND IS FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVE.

Friday: Introduction to The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services - 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. - $5.00 (Includes workbook & course certificate)
The purpose of this course is to introduce participants to the Salvation Army, Emergency Disaster Services
and to prepare them for a disaster assignment.
It is an introductory course of the Salvation Army's National Disaster Training Program and is designed for new disaster workers
with little or no experience.
It is also required as prerequisite for all other Salvation Army disaster training.

Saturday: Disaster Food Service Handling & Delivery - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - $10.00 (Includes workbook, course certificate & lunch)
This course will prepare staff and volunteers to work efficiently and effectively in food services.
It provides pertinent information on:
- The history of Salvation Army disaster food services and various types of food service in operation today
- The roles and responsibilities of food service team members
- Operation and maintenance of food service equipment
- Standards for safe and sanitary food handling
You will also have an opportunity to practice addressing potential challenges related to meeting food service handling and delivery standards in disaster situations.
Participants must have completed "Introduction to the Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services” prior to taking this training session.

For more information, or to register, please contact: Captain Kristen Gray - kristen_gray@salvationarmy.org

Practising Spiritual Disciplines
Practising Spiritual Disciplines is an exciting new resource designed to educate and inspire Salvationists
to explore 12 spiritual disciplines that can be used to guide Salvationists on their spiritual journey.

Take up the challenge of practising a different spiritual discipline each month for one year: prayer, evangelism,
Scripture, solitude, Sabbath, hospitality, tithing, service, worship, guidance, self-denial and confession.
Invite God to speak into your life, to show you his glory and to transform you into his image.
God will use these spiritual disciplines to strengthen your relationship with him.
He has promised: "Come near to God and he will come near to you". (James 4:8 NIV)

September: Hospitality

WHAT IS HOSPITALITY?
Hospitality is about organizing our lives so that there is room for others. It is providing a welcome for those who need a listening ear. It is welcoming people not only to our tables, but into our hearts, and living with open hands. The early church was moved by the Holy Spirit to become hospitable in an extraordinary way. They shared everything they owned and looked out for one another (see Acts 2:42-47). This took discipline, it did not happen overnight and, for some, it was a dificult adjustment (see Acts 5:1-11). A truly hospitable person considers their gifts and blessings and ponders how they can be shared with others. Living with open hands is possible when we recognize that all things come from God (see James 1:17).

The word hospitality comes from two Greek words—love and stranger. Hospitality is love of strangers. God’s Word says, “Show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it” (Hebrews 13:2 NIV). The world tells us that loving strangers seems risky, maybe even a little dangerous, but locks and rewalls cannot do for the soul what companionship and friendship do. The human soul longs for connection. Jesus said, “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat ... I was a stranger and you invited me in ... Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me” (Matthew 25:35-40 NIV).

WHEN DO I APPLY IT?
You do not need to wait until your home is perfectly ordered or you have extra money in an entertaining budget. There is something every believer can do to practise hospitality. Seek the Holy Spirit’s direction. Look for ways to extend kindness and share your presence. Get involved in church opportunities, such as hosting a small cell group, driving people to services, providing snacks for events or befriending newcomers. Read 1 Peter 4:1-11 as you reflect on this discipline.

Mountain Citadel Mission Statement
"To help individuals discover life in Christ, meaning through a living relationship with God, and purpose in Ministry."

  • "Work at bringing others to Christ" 2 Timothy 4:5 NLT

  • "My purpose is to give life in all its fullness" John 10:10 NLT

  • "...that we may be mature and full grown in the Lord." Ephesians 4:13 NLT

  • "Each one of us should use whatever gift he has received to serve others."1 Peter 4:10 NLT


Mountain Citadel Giving Hope Today