Majors Owen and Sandra Budden in front of corps sign

Friends,

It has been nearly a year since we arrived at Meadowlands in Mid August 2020. Despite COVID-19 restrictions and the rapidly changing guidelines from Public Health, we have been able to touch base with many of our congregants through various methods: through weekly “Connections Conversations” we have been able to get to know people through mutual discussion; our broad leadership team has been meeting monthly, seeking God’s direction for a way forward as we return to in-person worship; our transition to a YouTube Worship Service has helped us touch base with people who may not officially be connected to our congregation; and, through online Bible studies and breakfast meetings via Zoom, we feel that we are finally settling into our roles as Shepherds and Pastors of those who call Meadowlands their home for worship.

It was an exciting morning on July 25th as we gathered for our first in-person Worship Service in 504 days. Through proper registration techniques and safety protocols, we gathered, worshipped, and enjoyed fellowship with one another on a beautiful Sunday morning.

As we move into the final days of summer and prepare for another school and church year, we remind ourselves that we exist for the sake of others. It was for the others that Jesus came; it was for others that William and Catherine Booth founded The Salvation Army in obedience to God’s leading; it is for others that we gather to demonstrate our love for God and one another. Those outside the chosen people of Israel were invited to be full participants in revealing Kingdom of God, and we continue to share in that invitation today.

We invite you to register for a Sunday morning worship experience with us by contacting the office via phone or email. Office hours are Tuesday to Friday, 9:00am to 3:00pm.

Join us, as together we seek to emulate the words of Colossians 3:16:

“Let the word of Christ with all its richness dwell in you. Teach and admonish one another in all wisdom, singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God with gratitude in your hearts”

In Christ’s Service,

Majors Owen and Sandra Budden

Corps Offices/Pastors