The Salvation Army of Porter County Corps Community Center

The Salvation Army of Porter County Corps Community Center A Bible-based, evangelical part of the universal Christian Church whose ministry is motivated by the love of God. WORSHIP PROGRAMS: Sunday Opening 9:45 a.m.
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Sunday Bible Study 10:00 a.m. Holiness Meeting 11:00 a.m. Salvation Meeting 1 or 4 p.m. Bible Study & Prayer Meeting Thursdays 10:00am Casual fellowship time when adults & teens come together to interact in prayer and the study of God’s Word. Young Adult Bible Study Saturdays 8:00 pm Young adults study the Bible for personal/social growth, community ministry leadership, interaction & prayer. Young Adult Gaming (Call for Information) Saturdays 4:00 pm Women’s Bible Study/Craft Tuesdays 10:00am Share in a women’s Bible study focuses on daily needs, encouragement & concerns along with Craft project times. Women’s Ministries [Home League] Tuesdays 11:00am Join us for a program for women that focuses on Christian fellowship, education, service & worship. (Also “Pinterest”) Women & Men Exercise [by appointment] Spring & Fall Salvation Army Men's Ministries Saturdays 9:00am/6 pm 1st & 3rd Saturday of each month. Join us for service, Bible study, snacks, fellowship along with outreach & projects. Men & Women Weekend Retreats (Stop by for a camp brochure) at Little Pine Island Camp in Comstock Park,MI. Women's & Men's Ministries are designed to nurture faith, fellowship & family growth. All are invited. COMMUNITY CARE MINISTRY: Family & Single Assistance: Our friendly staff are available to help Mondays—Fridays, 9am—noon, 1-3pm by appointment only. During appointed time we give confidential, one-on-one counsel (spiritual, social & financial) to assist persons during emergency crisis situations: food, utilities, clothes, rent, furniture & other needs are met based on availability. Daily distribution of free bread Mondays – Fridays during regular business hours. Food Pantry Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Applicants must bring photo ID as well as the names, birth dates and last four (4) digits of Social Security numbers for everyone in the home. Case Management Program: This program offers more comprehensive services customized for the unique needs of each participant. Case Management may include counseling, parenting education, resource education, budgeting education, conflict resolution, advocacy, etc. Also, Shut-in home & Nursing Home visits can be arranged in this program. Gospel Arts & Music MUSIC PROGRAMS: Singing Company meets on Wednesdays 6:00 pm Spring & Fall. Children sing fast-paced action songs for performance. Kid’s Club—SONday’s Cool Wed. 6:30 pm in the Spring & Fall Children sing, use drama, puppets & learn Bible truths. [youth & music classes are during school year] Praise & Worship Ensemble: Saturdays 9pm in the Spring & Fall. Practice Christian brass hymns, songs & contemporary music for Sunday worship: Presentation & outreach ministry. Beginner Brass (appointment) - by signup Spring & Fall Learn theory & how to play a brass instrument in Christian brass hymns and contemporary music for Sunday worship. Guitar Class (by appointment) Thursdays 4:30pm Spring & Fall Learn how to play the guitar starting with a beginner to intermediate level. Play and Practice contemporary & Christian music using chords & notes. Improve skills to perform on Sundays with the PC Praise Band (contemporary music for weekly Worship Services). YOUTH PROGRAMS Character Building Sunbeams Wednesdays 4:30-5:30pm in the Spring & Fall. Younger Girls who are in grades 1-5. They begin to learn cooking, camping, Bible study, first aid and much more. Girl Guards Wednesdays 4:30-5:30pm Spring & Fall Older Girls in grades 6-12 similar to Girl Scouts. The girls will gain self-esteem, learn life skills and earn badges related to life skills: building strong women is the focus. Adventure Corps Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 in the Spring & Fall. Boys in grades 1-12 and is similar to Scouts. Boys begin to learn about being a man in our society, the importance of team work & community while earning badges. Moonbeams Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 pm in the Spring & Fall. A preschool program for boys & girls preparing them for future schooling and scouting programs. Supper Club Wednesdays 5:30-6pm in the Spring & Fall. A time when the children can receive a free meal for the night while continuing in Corps activities. (50¢ donation suggested but not required). Volunteer Cooks & drivers needed. Camps(stop in for camp brochure) -signups in May-September. Youth, Seniors & adults may apply for camp/retreats that focus on building relationships, skills & recreational activities. Bible-based overnight weekday & weekend stays at Little Pine Island Camp, MI: grants/transportation available. [Thanks John W. Anderson Foundation] Corps Cadets Wednesdays (1st/3rd) 6:00 pm in the Spring & Fall. A teen discipleship & leadership program preparing youth for community ministry & leadership through Bible Study, interaction and prayer. Junior Soldiers Wednesdays(2nd/4th) 6:00 pm in the Spring & Fall. A discipleship program preparing elementary children for Church worship, community service & leadership with Bible Study, interaction and prayer. If you have questions or need additional information regarding church activities, please email Major Jonathan Welch at: [email protected]. If you have questions or need additional information regarding youth programming and activities, please email Major Kim Welch at [email protected]. If you have questions or need additional information regarding the Social Services Dept., please email Vicki Burge at [email protected]. If you would like to volunteer, please email Kathy Childress at [email protected]. If you do not have access to email, please call us Monday - Friday between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM. We accept donations of food and hygiene products for the food pantry Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM -4:00 PM. There is a collection box at the south side of the parking lot for donations of clothing and other small items. Please do not leave large items outside of the collection box. If you have large donations, The Salvation Army would be happy to speak with you about picking up those items from your home/office. Please call 1-800-348-8700 to schedule a pick-up of your large item donations.

Mission: Mission Statement: The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. OUR LOCAL VISION: “As a Christ-centered Army, we will put faith in action by ministering to the whole person in order to improve the quality of life for our Porter County residents.” [ An “Army” (of salvation) is a united people in love with Jesus, working to serve suffering humanity, by fighting for the person against sin, poverty and injustice. ]

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Good Morning. The Salvation Army Porter County Corps Community Center would like to tell all of you about the new addition to our services. Pathway of Hope is a a new, long-term, holistic, case management approach focused on breaking the cycle of inter-generational poverty by helping families identify and solve the root causes of their problems. Families in Porter county who have children under the age of 18 and who are interested in breaking the cycle are welcome to call us at 219-762-9191 to go into more depth. Pathway of Hope services are offered free-of-charge and we are seeing a lot of success. Our staff members are 100% as committed to helping families succeed. It is so much easier to solve problems with a team. Please call us or send a private message for additional information!

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We would like to thank everyone who helped us to make Stuff the Bus such a wonderful event this year. Because of all of the help, many school-aged children were able to return to school prepared to learn! Without volunteers, we could not make this happen.

If you are interested in volunteering for The Salvation Army Porter County Corps Community Center, please stop in and pick up a volunteer application packet. We always need volunteers to assist us in serving this wonderful community.

Matthew 25:35-40 New International Version (NIV)

35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

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If you have prayer requests, please post them here so we can pray with you. If they are private, send us a private email. God bless all of you.

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Hello everyone--(si usted necesita esta información en español, por favor ver más abajo)

Each year, TSA Porter County has an event called Stuff the Bus. This event provides new backpacks filled with school supplies to children in Porter county needing such assistance. If you need help to provide your children with school supplies, please see the instructions below.

If you would like to assist us in providing supplies to these amazing Porter County students, you may bring new supplies to The Salvation Army Porter County Corps Community Center, 799 Capitol Road, Valparaiso, IN 46385 or call us at (219) 762-9191.

You may also drop items off at the following locations this week between the hours of 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM:

Monday, 7/20/15 Staples in Valpo
Tuesday, 7/21/15 WALMART in Valpo
Wednesday, 7/22/15 KMart in Chesterton
Thursday, 7/23/15 WALMART in Portage

We need all kinds of school supplies and new backpacks for school-aged boys and girls (K-12).

If you need assistance to provide your children with school supplies, it is an easy process. Here are the instructions:

The Salvation Army of Porter County—Stuff the Bus Program
Application Dates:
Monday, July 27, 2015 – Friday, July 31, 2015
Times:
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM--Mon.- Friday

Applicants MUST bring the following items to apply:

Photo ID for adult applying
Social Security cards for everyone residing in the home
Proof of residency (i.e. a utility bill or a lease)
Birth certificates for all school-age children grades K-12
Proof of income for household (Wages, SSI, SSD, Food Stamps, etc.)
In the case of guardianship, official proof of guardianship
IMPORTANT NOTE: Children must live in the home of the applicant.
Families interested in this program may apply at:
The Salvation Army of Porter County, 799 Capitol Road, Valparaiso, Indiana 46385. Please call Kathy or Vicki for more information at (219) 762-9191.

Hola a todos -

Cada año, la TSA Porter County tiene un evento llamado Stuff el autobús. Este evento ofrece nuevas mochilas llenas de útiles escolares a los niños en el condado de Porter que necesiten este tipo de asistencia. Si necesita ayuda para proporcionar a sus hijos con los útiles escolares, por favor, consulte las instrucciones de abajo.

Si a usted le gustaría que nos ayuden en la prestación de los suministros a estos increíbles estudiantes del Condado de Porter, puede traer nuevos suministros al centro Cuerpo Condado Salvation Army Porter Comunidad, 799 Capitol Road, Valparaiso, IN 46385 o llame al (219) 762-9191 .

También puede colocar elementos fuera en los siguientes lugares esta semana entre las 10:00 AM y las 18:00:

Lunes, 20/07/15 Grapas en Valpo
Martes, 21.07.15 WALMART en Valpo
Miércoles, 7/22/15 Kmart en Chesterton
Jueves, 07/23/15 WALMART en Portage

Tenemos todo tipo de útiles escolares y mochilas nuevas para niños y niñas en edad escolar (K-12).

Si necesita ayuda para proporcionar a sus hijos con los útiles escolares, es un proceso fácil. Aquí están las instrucciones:

El Ejército de Salvación de Porter County-Stuff Programa autobús
Fechas de aplicación:
Lunes, 27 de julio 2015 - Viernes, 31 de julio 2015
Horario:
09:30 AM - 11:30 AM y 13:30-15:00 - Mon.- Viernes

Los solicitantes deben traer los siguientes elementos para aplicar:

Identificación de fotos para adultos la aplicación
Tarjetas de Seguro Social para todo el mundo que residen en el hogar
Prueba de residencia (es decir, una factura de servicios públicos o de un contrato de arrendamiento)
Los certificados de nacimiento para todos los grados de los niños en edad escolar K-12
Prueba de ingresos para los hogares (Sueldos, SSI, SSD, estampillas de comida, etc.)
En el caso de la tutela, la prueba oficial de la tutela
NOTA IMPORTANTE: Los niños deben vivir en la casa del solicitante.
Las familias interesadas en este programa pueden solicitar en:
The Salvation Army The Salvation Army of Porter County Corps Community Center, 799 Capitol Road, Valparaiso, Indiana 46385. Si necesita asistencia en español, llame a Vicki para más información al (219) 762-9191.

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Welcome to all of our new followers!!

06/01/2015

Even though Porter County schools are finishing up their school year, The Salvation Army Porter County Corps Community Center is busy preparing for the fall. Each year, we have a program called "Stuff the Bus" which provides Porter County school-aged (K - 12) children with new backpacks and school supplies. Porter County residents can apply for their children to receive backpacks and school supplies by coming to The Salvation Army Porter County Corps Community Center between the dates of Monday, July 27, 2015 and Friday, July 30, 2015. Hours are 9:30 - 11:30 AM - 11:30 AM or 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM.

To apply, applicants must bring a photo ID for the adult applying, Social Security cards or print-outs for EVERYONE living in the home, a utility bill or lease to prove residency, Birth Certificates for all school-aged children (grades K - 12), Proof of income for the household including any wages, SSI, SSD, SNAP (Food Stamps), TANF, Child Support, etc., and in the case of guardianship of a child, please bring the official proof of guardianship documentation,

Children taking part in this program MUST live in the home of the applicant. In the case of joint custody, the primary caregiver is the person who must apply.

Applications will be taken at our office located at 799 Capitol Road, Valparaiso (South Haven), IN 46385. The office is one block west of US Hwy. 6 and 149. If you have questions or need additional information, please call Kathy or Vicki at
(219)762-9191.

Thank you and God bless!

05/29/2015

We are accepting applications for our summer camp program. If you would like to send your school-age children to one of our wonderful summer camps, stop in t our office located at 799 Capitol Road in Valparaiso (South Haven), IN. The Salvation Army provides transportation to and from our camp in Michigan, and the fee for camp is very affordable.

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Major Jon preaching Sunday.
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Major Jon preaching Sunday.

04/08/2015

Thank you to all who attended our Taste of Care Breakfast with the Bunny event. It was a huge success. Your support is feeding families in Porter County! Watch for future events. We will post the information here. Again, thank you for your support.

And a special thanks to our wonderful sponsors, donors and volunteers. Without you, these events would not be possible.

Our wonderful friends.
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Our wonderful friends.

Our lovely place of worship.  Everyone is invited!!
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Our lovely place of worship. Everyone is invited!!

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03/29/2015

What a great time today at the first annual Taste of Care "Breakfast with the Bunny" event. The attendees all had a great time and money was raised to help The Salvation Army of Porter County meet the nutritional needs of individuals and families who are struggling to provide food for their household. Thanks so much to Prompt Ambulance for their tremendous support . Also thanks to Wendy's for all the delicious beverages and smiling staff. Thanks to Indiana Beverage/Costal Water for the bottles of water they provided to the event. Thanks to all of the local businesses that provided financial support. If I tried to list all of them, I am certain that I would miss someone. Please know that we appreciate your generous support so much. Thanks to the musicians and characters who entertained us all. Thank you to the volunteers that made this event possible. Thanks to the great chefs who prepared such lovely food. Thank you to the amazing AmeriCorps volunteers who spent the entire week before the event working at the office to prepare for the event and who helped so much today too. And thank you to all of the community members who came our and supported this cause. Together, we can make a difference. We can wipe out hunger in Porter County. God bless all of you.

03/14/2015

Thanks to everyone who has liked our new page. This page is the official page of the Salvation Army in Porter County. Please feel free to post prayer requests or praises here. If you have a private prayer request, you can send us a message. God bless you.

Meet Majors Jon and Kim Welch, the Corps Officers at The Salvation Army Porter County Community Center.  Majors Jon and ...
03/13/2015

Meet Majors Jon and Kim Welch, the Corps Officers at The Salvation Army Porter County Community Center. Majors Jon and Kim have been Corps Officers for 26 years and live their lives to serve God.

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The Salvation Army of Porter County Corps Community Center

Address

799 Capitol Rd
Valparaiso, IN
46385

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 09:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 09:00 - 16:30
Thursday 09:00 - 16:30
Friday 09:00 - 16:30
Sunday 09:45 - 12:00

Telephone

(219) 762-9191

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very sad to see the lord our saviour doesn't like Hells Angels helping you people out.... so much for not judging lest thee be judged
DISAPPOINTED IN THE SALVATION ARMY. I was raised and have been Lead to believe that the Salvation Army is there To HELP Man-Kind, To HELP the Fallen, To HELP the weary, To Help a Family or person in need, To HELP the downtrodden. That it is NOT an Organization who falls to Stereotypes or discriminates against our fellow Humans No Matter the Color, The Race, The Creed, The Religion or Organization. The Salvation Army allows Men and Women who are doing Community Service because of Bad Life Decisions to pay off their Time by ringing the Bells of Holiday Hope and or allows them to Sign up to work at one of their Building Locations. I was always lead to believe they Needed Help and Needed Volunteers No Matter who you were because Love for Man Kind is Stronger than any other thing we as Humans can possess. Im Gravely Disappointed and Mistaken that the Salvation Army has changed that and now discriminates against a Group of Men who have ask to stand in the Cold and Humble themselves to show Yes we are Men ,Yes We Have Family's ,Yes We May Live Different or Have different beliefs BUT! Yes We can Stand For Humanity and Ring the Bell of Love and Hope while asking the public to come forward and show Love. These Men have ask for just a couple days and a few hours to Stand Up as Americans and say We Want to Help. Isnt that what the Salvation Army is about? It should make No difference If a person is wearing a Nike Coat ,An Adidas Coat, An Over-Coat, A Suit and Tie, A Firemen’s Uniform, A Policemen’s Uniform, If he or she has bad body Hygiene , Is A member of the NCAA , Is member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles ,The Black Panther Party ,The Samaritans Purse ,A Car Club or A Motorcycle Club. I was lead to believe Through the Salvation Army We Can all come together and say We Care and We want to Help, We want to Give a Little piece of our Time and Life Back But I have been proven wrong and This Thanksgiving weekend and Christmas Holiday has Proven to be a Very Sorry Time in Valparaiso Indiana as well as America. I am Very Saddened the Salvation Army has now found a group to Discriminate and Has told them “We Don’t Need You ,Your Help or Your Time.” This is a Very Sad time in America. Nathan Goodfellow Proud Citizen Of The USA ,Valparaiso Indiana
Where can I find information about Bell Ringing? I have a couple of service groups that would like to help this year? Thanks!