The Salvation Army offers many centers for Worship and social service. To learn more about prayer, the gospel and where to go for a Sunday service, please visit: www.use.salvationarmy.org.
We invite you to visit our centers for Sunday worship or to participate in Bible studies. Please contact the Center in your area for more information.
What is it like to worship at The Salvation Army?
The first thing to know is that Salvation Army meetings are open to anyone - you don't have to be a Salvationist or even a Christian to attend.
Salvationists (church members) regard their whole life and being as an act of worship, but, of course, they meet regularly for worship.
Meetings don't have a set order of service. They usually include plenty of hymns and songs, and there may be group or individual music items. Occasionally a dance or drama group may be used to help with the worship. Verses from the Bible are read in every meeting.
Music may be provided by the local Salvation Army band or by the choir (who are called the 'Songsters').
An officer usually leads the meeting and gives the 'address' (sermon), but other people can do both or may be invited to take part by praying, reading out verses of hymns or from the Bible, or by giving 'testimonies' in which they talk about their experience of God.
Prayers are not formal or liturgical, but more often spontaneous and from the heart.
Music has been important to the Army from its early days, when it was a powerful evangelical tool; not just to attract a crowd to hear the preacher, but as a way of helping people to experience faith in a more embracing way than words could on their own.
For more information on how to donate your clothes, please call 1-800-728-7825 or visit its Web site at www.use.salvationarmy.org.