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Children and youth need a safe, fun place to feel at home, and The Salvation Army Portland Tabernacle Corps provides this and much more. Scouting programs, music lessons, junior band, sailing program, day camp, overnight camp, dance and excursions. The Portland Tabernacle Corps is a home away from home for youth looking for a place to belong. We here at The Salvation Army Portland Tabernacle Corps are always interested in providing the best level of service as our resources allow. While we are sorry that we can't meet every need, we can and will do our best to provide an atmosphere of service that seeks to value and love those who come to our programs. We appreciate your opinion and would ask you to fill out the following survey and let us know how we are doing. Thank you. For more information please contact the church office. Or send us an email.
Moonbeams are members of a national character-building program sponsored by The Salvation Army for boys and girls in grades Preschool through Kindergarten. They?ll meet friends and have fun learning about Jesus as they earn a variety of emblems such as Colors, Manners, Space and many more.
Sunbeams is a character building program sponsored by The Salvation Army. Sunbeams is a Christian group open to girls who are in the 1st through 5th grades of school. The Sunbeam program focuses on helping girls learn about themselves and their world. They do this through programs centered around education, fellowship, service and worship. These girls earn a variety of emblems that they wear on a sash.
Girl Guards is one of many youth groups sponsored by The Salvation Army for girls who are in the 6th through 12th grades of school. The Guarding program opens the door to many exciting and new experiences. With each experience they are encouraged to discover things about themselves and the world God has created. Girls Guards meet together as a troop to earn a variety of emblems that they wear on a sash, such as: learning new skills, hiking, singing, camping, swimming, making handicrafts, meeting new friends, going on trips, and serving the people in the community.
Adventure Corps is a Salvation Army, Christian education program designed for boys in grades one through eight. It is divided into two sections: Explorers for boys in grades one through four and Rangers for boys in grades five through eight. Each section takes members through a series of achievement emblems and levels, helping boys to develop their individuality and potential through:
Junior YPL is a youth group for middle school students (grades 6-8) designed to allow young people an opportunity to come together and fellowship in a safe environment. During Jr. YPL we allow for free time when children can play basketball, volley ball, board games, or just sit around and chat. After free time we have a planned activity and a short devotional. On occasion we also have planned outings. Jr. YPL meets on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month, unless otherwise scheduled.
Senior YPL is a group for teens in high school (grades 9-12) designed to give young people an opportunity to come together and fellowship in a safe environment. During Sr. YPL we allow for free time when teens can play basketball, volley ball, board games, or just sit around and chat. After free time we have a planned activity and a short devotional. On occasion we also have planned outings. Sr. YPL meets on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month, unless otherwise scheduled.
The Corps Cadet program is one of the most vital programs in The Salvation Army because its goal is the preparation of spiritually mature, committed, servant-leaders. Members are literally cadets in the corps, learning to become the leaders of tomorrow. Corps Cadet membership is for young people at least 12 years old and in the 6th grade, actively part of the weekly Corps programs, and enrolled as a Junior or Senior Soldier.
Youth Councils is an annual event that gives an opportunity for young people ages 13 through 22 from Oregon and Southern Idaho, to spend a weekend at Camp Kuratli. During the course of the three day conference delegates attend keynote sessions and special breakout sessions that cover a wide variety of topics, and enjoy a time of fun and fellowship. The ultimate goal of Youth Councils is to bring delegates into a closer relationship with Jesus Christ.
Vacation Bible School, or VBS, is a week long, fun-filled program we offer during spring break to connect with the children and families within our community. Vacation Bible School is for children 7 through 12 years old. During these 5 days we meet for about 3 hours starting at 1 PM with an assembly where the children learn songs, a memory verse, and the main bible theme for the day. From there we have the children rotate between crafts, bible lesson, games, and snack where the bible theme and memory verse is reiterated. Then we end our time together with a closing assembly where we sing songs and recap what they learned in their classes. VBS is a fun time where kids are able to be kids while learning more about God.
Junior Band - A band made up of brass instruments for children ages 6 to 18. This band is for children who are at beginner and intermediate level and prepares them to play at a higher level and also gives them the chance to play with other young musicians.
Individual music instruction and Junior Band: Wednesdays 6:00 PM to 6:50 PM
Singing Company - Singing Company is a junior chorus of the church for boys and girls 5-13 years of age. They sing in Sunday services on a regular basis and at special events at the Portland Tabernacle Corps..
From 9:30 -10:30 we have age specific bible study groups for all ages before our main worship service.
The Sailing program is open to children ages 8-18 who are already a part of regular programing and who have been chosen by their instructors to take part in the classes. This course takes place twice a year, in the Spring and early Fall. It consists of four weeks of sailing lessons that take place on Friday afternoons. The students learn the basics of sailing. Returning students are given advanced skills to give them the opportunity to learn about sailboat racing.
For More Corps Events, See Our Calendar