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We are so excited to team up Carolina Dance Collaborative with our Creative Arts Academy. It is Carolina Dance Collaborative‘s mission “to reach every individual regardless of age, gender, race, income status, and ability” which perfectly aligns with Joan Kroc’s vision for our community center. Their talented staff have been working with our Wednesday night youth group children to explore their creativity in dance and to experience God’s love in the process. Learn more about Carolina Dance Collaborative or make a gift to continue this collaboration by clicking here– we appreciate your support!

MINISTRIES + MISSIONS

Women’s Ministry

For women 16 years of age and up, who want to experience worship, education, service, and fellowship, this program provides an opportunity for these connections.

Thursdays, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Held in Kroc Greenville Conference Center

Men’s Ministry

For men 16 years of age and up, who want to strengthen their lives through evangelism, fellowship and service.

Thursdays, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Held in the Kroc Greenville Board Room

Young At Heart

This program is for those looking for fun and fellowship. If you are 50 or older, we would love to have you with us every Tuesday. We do something new every Tuesday. We have bible studies, BINGO days with prizes, Walmart trips, Pool time, arts and crafts just to name a few.

TSA TAXI

Kroc Church staff members and volunteers run a round-trip  food & grocery transportation service every 2nd Monday of the month!

TSA Taxi begins the shuttle from the front Kroc entrance at noon.  After stopping for lunch at a small home-cooking buffet, the shuttle stops by a bargain food outlet before bringing everyone back.

The Kroc Church would love to add a second shopping day, and volunteers can help!  If you have questions or would like to volunteer for this service, contact Pamela.Kitchen@uss.SalvationArmy.org

TODDLER TUESDAY IS BACK

Join us from 10am – 12pm every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.  All preschoolers are invited to create a fun craft, enjoy a snack, and swim in the rec pool with their parent/guardian.  $5/Child, free for accompanying adults!  All proceeds benefit Kroc Youth programming.  Visit our Front Desk to register.

OUR HISTORY

To preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human needs in His name without discrimination: that is the mission of The Salvation Army. Since 1865, when William Booth founded our movement in England, The Salvation Army has been passionately pursuing the spiritual and physical needs of people from all walks of life all over the world.

At the core of this process is Our Church. We believe that God has blessed our community as with new opportunities to be encouraged into relationship with Jesus Christ and one another, to be equipped to find God’s truth wherever it lies and to be engaged in mission for our community’s benefit and God’s glory.

1904

The Salvation Army of Greenville County officially opened to the public in 1904 and we have been serving our community ever since. For more information, you may be interested to read “Way Down Beside the Reedy River” that was written by Church member Ray Kitchen.

1904-1907

Our “Century of Service” began in a tent located at the corner of Brown and Washington Street . Here, The Salvation Army offered a religious message and good music to all those willing to listen.  After years of migrating from location to location, the Army’s first permanent home was completed. Mr. C.E. Graham donated the lot the building stood on, which took on the name ‘Citadel.’

1908-1910

The Salvation Army Women’s Social Services Department opened the Shelter for Homeless Women and Maternity Home. Mrs. W. G. Sirrine and Mrs. W. W. Burgiss formed the Charity Aid Society.

1917-1921

The Salvation Army assumed operation of the Bruner Home, which was a home for orphaned and abandoned children. The Emma Moss Booth Memorial Hospital was opened and began operating as one of the main city hospitals.

1938-1942

The Salvation Army Red Shield Boys Club was formed with the aid of Mr. P.D. Meadors, a local candy manufacturer. The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club (formerly The Salvation Army Red Shield Boys Club) began the Community Camping Program. This program offered a healthy outdoor experience in a summer camp setting.

1950

The Salvation Army broke ground for the new ‘Citadel’ on Rutherford Street.

1969

The Boys and Girls Club operation moved to a new facility on Owens Street.

1984-1988

The Salvation Army-operated overnight homeless shelter underwent re-establishment to meet the needs of the growing homeless population.

1994-2003

The Salvation Army Service Unit in Seneca was dedicated as a full-fledged Corps operation.  The Salvation Army Service unit in Easley was dedicated as a full-fledged Corps operation. The Mary C. Davidson Dining Building was opened on the Rutherford Street property. A new lodging facility for men was completed and the Women’s Shelter was renovated to better meet the needs of the residents. A new Thrift Store and warehouse were completed on Rutherford Street.

2005

The Greenville, SC Corps received preliminary approval to build an endowed Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center, as described in Mrs. Kroc’s $1.6 billion bequest to The Salvation Army.

2007

The Greenville Community helped The Salvation Army raise the community match endowment dollars required to receive a Kroc Center.

2009

The groundbreaking ceremony took place at the site of The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, which was led by Major Dalton Cunningham, Divisional Commander and Major Bobby Lancaster, Area Coordinator.

2011

The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center opens in late summer.

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The Kroc Center is a non-profit Community Center

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.

424 Westfield Street | Greenville, SC 29601

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