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Through programs designed to address the mind, body and soul, we meet the needs of adults of all ages.
The purpose of all Salvation Army programs is to first and foremost share the love and gospel of Jesus Christ. The programs also hope to promote a sense of community among our neighbors, encourage each other in our spiritual walks, and help each other to grow to be the people God wants us to be.
Women's Ministries provide a program of meetings and other activities based on the fourfold aim of the organization, the Home League, which was inaugurated in 1907. Those aims are worship, education, fellowship and service. The motto of the Home League is, "I will live a pure life in my house." (Psalm 101:2 Good News Bible)
The Mission of Women's Ministries is to bring women into a knowledge of Jesus Christ; encourage their full potential in influencing family, friends and community; equip them for growth in personal understanding and life skills; address issues, which affect women and their families in the world.
The Kalamazoo Women's Ministries meets on Thursday afternoons at 1 p.m. for a variety of programs, devotions and refreshments. All women are invited and membership is not limited to Salvationists.
Each year the women pack up and travel to Little Pine Island Camp in Comstock, MI, for the annual Women's Camp. It is a weekend filled with inspiring singing, motivational messages, Bible Study, recreation and great food and fellowship. The cost for the weekend is minimal, and reservations can be made by calling the Salvation Army office at 344-6119.
COMMUNITY CARE MINISTRY
The Community Care Ministry (CCM) began in 1892 in Canada. Today CCM is primarily conducted through the membership of The Salvation Army local church. It is a ministry that engages all ages to respond to the spiritual and social needs of the community. Determined by the local situation, the size of the membership and the skill of its members, the Community Care Ministry endeavors to follow Christ's example to care for those in need out in the community. Activities include visits to Senior Centers and Senior Housing organizations, home visits to shut-ins, etc.
MEN'S FELLOWSHIP CLUB
The Salvation Army has long recognized the need of an organization designed for , and particularly adapted to the spiritual, social, educational and recreational needs of men.
Through The Salvation Army Men's Fellowship program it is hoped that we shall foster the warmth of personal fellowship; the understanding developed by common interest; the relaxation of recreation with one's friends; and the spiritual enrichment of close association in active Christian worship and service.
The Salvation Army of Kalamazoo Men's Fellowship meets the Third Saturday of each month at 8 a.m. for breakfast and fellowship. Throughout the year special projects will be completed by the Men's Club. Recently they remodeled the church nursery. To get the location for the next breakfast, you may contact our main office at 344-6119 for more information.
For our friends ages 50 and older, Friendship Club meets Thursdays at noon for a hot meal and fellowship with friends. Meetings include special interest programs on a wide variety of subjects.
Those interested in attending should RSVP 24 hours in advance at 269-743-0686.
The first Wednesday of each month, food commodities are provided to eligible seniors through the USDA Commodity Supplemental Food Program. We are proud to host this program at The Salvation Army as a partnership with area agencies, including Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes. Seniors who are interested in registering for this program should contact Senior Services at 269-382-0515.