SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army is an international church denomination with 16,000 corps or churches in 113 countries around the world. The Salvation Army considers everything it does as ministry, including its vast array of social and human service programs. In The Bahamas five Salvation Army Corps or churches provide spiritual development as well as social and educational programs for all ages. Activities range from religious instruction to music training to lively, welcoming times of family worship. Special programs are designed to contribute to the individual’s self- improvement, creative learning and meeting spiritual, emotional and community needs. FOOD PROGRAMS Since 1931 the Army has worked tirelessly to assist thousands of individuals and families with meals and grocery items through its feeding centers in Nassau and Grand Bahama. More than 300 hot meals are prepared and served each week, and each week 200 parcels of grocery items are given to needy families (See Appendix – Picture 10). Both centers are supported by businesses and the general public, who provide financial or in-kind donations to help the Army ensure that no one in need goes without a nutritious meal. RED SHEILD FAMILY SERVICES Feeding Centers on Mackey Street and Grants Town in Nassau, and on West Atlantic Drive in Freeport, provide more than 40,000 meals and 7,500 food parcels every year to needy individuals and families. Family Services also provides clothing and assistance in meeting basic home, educational and medical needs. Individual and families also receive counseling, referral services, and encouragement and support to help them through life’s challenges. The Salvation Army Advisory Board One of the reasons The Salvation Army is able to do what it does is its many friends! One such group of friends is the Army’s Advisory Board, made up of business persons and community leaders who give their expertise, technical advice and professional support to help the Army fulfill its mission. The help of the Advisory Boards in Nassau and Freeport, as well as the help of other volunteers who assist in The Army’s social and community programs, is invaluable. The Nassau Advisory Board is ably chaired by community leader and retired businesswoman Mrs. Judy V. C. Munroe, O.B.E.
VOLUNTEER SERVICES One of the reasons The Salvation Army is able to do what it does is that it is supported by the generosity and kindness of its many friends. Here are some of the ways you can help: Become a volunteer. Volunteers register with our 31 Mackey Street office, and give invaluable support to the Army’s varied social and community service programs by participating once or twice a week at our School for The Blind, Thrift Store or Feeding Center. In-Kind Donations. Businesses and individuals provide a considerable amount of the support that is needed to keep our feeding and other programs going throughout the whole year. Donations of food items, clothing (new and used), books, furniture or anything else that someone else can use, are warmly welcomed! Service Donations. In addition to donation of material items, we also welcome the contribution of service providers, both companies and individuals who can donate their services or expertise. Financial Donations. Your financial contributions of any amount are always needed to help us continue meeting the needs of individuals and families in our communities. The Salvation Army in The Bahamas remains committed to its mission of sharing the love of God and meeting human needs in his name without discrimination. SALVATION ARMY EVENTS BELL RINGERS’ APPRECIATION LUNCHEON On January 28th, The Bahamas Division of The Salvation Army held its annual Bell Ringers’ Appreciation Luncheon (See picture 6 in the Appendix). The luncheon celebrated the end of the 2008 Christmas Kettle Season and acknowledged the local service clubs who volunteered their time to raise money for The Salvation Army during the holiday season. This year, the drive raised a record $112,000 thanks to the generosity of the community and the many service clubs and church groups that volunteered their time and energy. The Rotary Club of West Nassau won the 2008 Bell Ringers Award, once again raising more money than any of the other groups. Alpha Phi Alpha came in a respectable second place, warning the other groups that they would be looking for a win in 2009. The 2008 Christmas Kettle Campaign ran from November 22nd through December 24th. Kettles were located outside many Bahamas’ businesses, including City Market, Super Value, Scotia Bank, John Bull and Solomon’s. The red kettles help to raise funds that provide special meals for needy individuals and families, toys and clothing for
disadvantaged children, personal care products for the elderly and institutionalized, and vital funding for year round programs. Donations are always welcome, and can be placed in the red kettles during the Holidays, or sent to The Salvation Army’s headquarters. TSA PARTNERS WITH NEMA TO ASSIST THE ISLANDERS OF INAGUA On September 11, 2008, The Bahamas Divisional Headquarters of The Salvation Army in Nassau teamed up with NEMA to send out relief supplies to those affected by Hurricane Ike in Inagua (See picture 5 in Appendix). Food boxes, cleaning supplies and other items were taken by boat to the island for immediate distribution to residents. Goods distributed include: 54 Mops 83 Cleaning Kits 30 Cases Sugar 28 Cases Corned Beef 16 Cases Rice 28 Cases Sardines The donated items were presented to Chrystal Glinton, 1st Assistant Secretary of NEMA earlier today. Glinton thanked The Salvation Army for their support, saying “I know that the victims will be most grateful and are thankful to you.” During times of disaster, The Salvation Army works closely with NEMA, the Department of Social Services and other churches, agencies and NGOs to provide relief supplies and rehabilitation materials to those affected. The Army supplies an abundance of counsel and hope, too. The Army in The Bahamas also networks with its Caribbean and international offices to source and supply the goods, materials and human power needed in the event major hurricanes and other catastrophes occur.
EMPTY BOWL EVENTS March 1st, 2009: Hundreds of supporters converged on the College of The Bahamas Culinary, Hospitality & Management Institute on Sunday afternoon to enjoy a fun-filled day of Art, food, entertainment and philanthropy. The first annual Empty Bowls event raised over $5,000 to combat hunger in The Bahamas (See appendix pictures 1-3). Funds raised were given to the local branch of The Salvation Army, to be used to support their feeding programs on the island. Attendees purchased ceramic bowls handcrafted by local artists. These bowls were then filled with homemade soups, and served along with Johnny cake and bush tea. Patrons ate their meals while enjoying entertainment from TaDa, The Bahamas National Children’s Choir, The Mighty Beacon, and other local performers.
SALVATION ARMY CORPS Corps locations are as follows: The Nassau Citadel Church 31 Mackey Street PO Box SS-6286 Nassau, The Bahamas Telephone: 242.393.3602 Corps Officer/Pastor: Major Marylee Johnson The Grants Town Church Meadow & West Streets PO Box GT-2216 Nassau, The Bahamas Telephone: 242.323.5608 Corps Officer/Pastor: Majors Oral and Marcia Morris The Salvation Army Freeport Church West Atlantic Drive PO Box F-3456 Freeport, Grand Bahama Telephone: 242.393.3602 Corps Officers/Pastors: Captains Chris & Rhonda Matthias The Salvation Army Palmetto Point Church Palmetto Point, Governors Harbour Eleuthera, The Bahamas Telephone: 242.332.0231 Corps Officer/Pastor: Captain MaryJane Edgar The Salvation Army Westside Outreach Palm Beach Street c/o PO Box N-205 Nassau, The Bahamas Telephone: 242.394.7989 Supervising Corps Officer/Pastor: Captain Naomi Bain
SALVATION ARMY DEPARTMENTS Women's Ministries
Contact: Captain Beverley Ferguson
Community Relations & Development
Contact: Mrs. Lisa Armbrister
Contact: Bandmaster Everette Sands Sr
PICTURE 1 Art-Filled Fundraiser Raises over $5,000 for Feeding Programs
Empty Bowls Event Committee presents Salvation Army with event proceeds. Pictured: Sabrina Skinner, Andrea Curling, Katherine Farmer, Joann Behagg, Major Lester Ferguson, Andrea Archer, Jay Jones Mills and Madeline Froning. PICTURES 2 & 3
Left: Unique, hand-crafted bowls created by local artists for event. Right: Attendees fill their newly purchased bowls with homemade soups and Johnny cake.
Rotary Club of West Nassau Takes Top Prize for 2008
From left: Chrystal Glinton of NEMA receives disaster supplies from Lisa Armbrister of The Salvation Army. (September 11, 2008)
A little girl drops her donation into a TSA kettle. This takes place during the Christmas holiday.
Mrs. Lisa Armbrister SALVATION ARMY
The Salvation Army Band
THE SALVATION ARMY CHURCH Mackey Street, Nassau, Bahamas
SALVATION ARMY FOOD PROGRAM
BGCSE RELIGIOUS STUDIES COURSEWORK QUESTION 4 QUESTIONNAIRE – The importance of love for the family
Answer the following questions as truthfully as possible, by placing a tick in the box next to your response. The information you give will be confidential. 1. I become frustrated when my spouse communicates to someone of the opposite sex. Agree Disagree 2. My spouse and I communicate daily via the telephone, while we are at work. Agree Disagree 3. My spouse and I attend social events such as dinners, movies etc. … once a week once a month every other month 4. I embrace (hug, kiss) the members of the family … daily once a month every other month 5. I communicate with my children on a daily basis. Agree Disagree 6. In order for a family to be happy, money must be evident. Agree Disagree 7. I work extremely long hours and feel exhausted when I arrive home to my family. Agree Disagree 8. My children are always included in my family social activities. Agree Disagree 9. If my children participate in immoral actions, (drugs addiction, sexual immortality) I am afraid to deal with these situations. Agree Disagree 10. My children become frustrated when they are unable to get their wants/desires. Agree Disagree