Welcome to The Front Royal Corps of the National Capital and Virginia Division of The Salvation Army’s USA Southern Territory!
The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church with its own distinctive governance and practice. Its doctrine follows the mainstream of Christian belief and its articles of faith emphasize God’s saving purposes.
The Salvation Army is a Christian church which is committed to spreading the good news of Jesus Christ through both word and action. Because of this primary aim the Army shows practical concern and care for the needs of people regardless of race, creed, status, color, sex or age.
How does the Salvation Army operate worldwide?
Although The Salvation Army had its beginnings in the East End of London, it has grown into an international movement. There is no continent where the Army is not at work somewhere, and it operates in more than 123 countries.
The Army’s work combines a spiritual and social ministry which takes into account the needs of each particular country. Projects are geared specifically to local requirements and are often run by local people. This is of particular importance in trying to ensure that the spiritual ministry is unhampered by language or cultural barriers.
In many countries The Salvation Army co-exists with non-Christian faiths such as Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism. It respects the sincerely-held beliefs of devout non-Christians, and does not regard conflict or bitter controversy as suitable means to making known the good news of Jesus. It prefers to maintain a clear and consistent witness to the Christian faith, hand-in-hand with a varied social ministry to people, no matter what their race, creed or class.
The USA Southern Territory
The administrative center of the Southern Territory is in Atlanta, Georgia. The USA Southern Territory comprises 15 southern states and is divided into nine divisions. The territorial commander is the administrative and spiritual leader of the territory.
Territories are divided into divisions, with a divisional commander, the division’s spiritual and administrative leader, leading a team of administrative officers in each division. Each division encompasses a number of corps and other Salvation Army centers. Where it is not possible for a corps to have its own full-time commanding officer, non-commissioned local officers (lay leaders) are often asked to accept some responsibility for local leadership.
Divisions Territories are divided into divisions, with a divisional commander, the division’s spiritual and administrative leader, leading a team of administrative officers in each division. Each division encompasses a number of corps and other Salvation Army centers. Where it is not possible for a corps to have its own full-time commanding officer, non-commissioned local officers (lay leaders) are often asked to accept some responsibility for local leadership.
Corps Community Centers
This is the local Salvation Army center of operations seen in most towns and cities across the country. Each week a variety of people will meet here for worship, cross-cultural services, fellowship, musical activities and other events.
There may also be a variety of community outreach activities, as well as character building activities for youth and adults. Services and so on which are part of the corps program. All are welcome to attend Salvation Army meetings.
Emergency relief, emergency shelter or other social services may also be available at the corps community center, though they often are offered at one or more separate nearby Salvation Army facilities.
The Salvation Army is well-known for its network of thrift stores, which raise money for its charitable and religious activities by selling donated used items such as clothing, house wares and toys. Donated goods are sold in Salvation Army Thrift Stores to help support the local community.
The Thrift Store is much more than meets the eye. It is an outlet for bargains, a donation center, a training site, and a place where neighbors can shop with dignity.
The Front Royal Corps is one of 34 corps in the National Capital Virginia Division. We offer the following programs and services:
Weekly worship services and Sunday School
Families nourish their spirits while enjoying meaningful fellowship with their neighbors.
Children meet once per week for fun character-building activities and educational programs that benefit their everyday lives.
Men’s and Women’s Ministry
Regular worship, community outreach, fellowship, and education – with a light supper served.
Volunteers make or purchase small gifts and deliver them to local elderly people in need of love, attention and companionship
Vacation Bible School
A week of fun summer activities and educational programs for community children.
Bible classes, arts and crafts, music, and a variety of outdoor activities such as swimming and hiking. Character-building is an essential component of these camp programs.
Families receive nonperishable grocery items from our on-site pantry to supplement their food stock and help provide nourishing meals for their household.
Families can receive a voucher to go to the Thrift Store and receive clothing, shoes, linens, and home items valued up to a set amount based on population of household.
Emergency Furniture Assistance
Clients who have been victims of natural disasters or domestic violence can receive assistance with basic household necessities to replace lost items and help them to get back on their feet.
Emergency Financial Assistance
Qualifying clients who are in danger of eviction from their home or loss of utility service can receive a one-time financial contribution toward the past due balance on these necessary bills.
Tools For Schools Program
Children receive such essentials as clothes, shoes, notebooks and backpacks to help them prepare for school in the fall.
A nourishing, warm meal is served at our Corps building, to all who ask. Many local restaurants and families assist by preparing, donating and serving the food
Christmas Food Boxes
Individuals and families in need during the holidays can receive boxes of nonperishable food for their family holiday meal.
Angel Tree Program
Each year during the Christmas season, families and individuals purchase Christmas gifts of clothing, shoes, toys, personal items and other gifts for needy children. Local businesses and churches provide Angel Tree sites.
TIME AND ATTENDANCE
Hours of Operations for Front Royal Corps The general office hours at the Front Royal Corps are Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with a 30 minute unpaid lunch period from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Thrift Store hours are:
9:00 – 5:00
These hours are in effect for both hourly and salary employees unless otherwise noted in writing and approved by the corps officer.
Your normal working schedule has been set by your location. Deviations from this schedule must be approved in writing. Any changes to your scheduled working times must be approved in advance.