Salvation Army - Chattanooga, TN


Contact: Kimberly George · Director of Marketing and Development Email for Info

March 21, 2013

The Salvation Army Celebrates Holy Week with Events Throughout the Week!

Chattanooga, TN – The Salvation Army of Greater Chattanooga invites the community to join them in the following events to honor Holy Week:

A Seder Meal on Monday, March 25th, at 6:30 pm at The Salvation Army's 614 Corps on McCallie Avenue . The Seder Meal  is an interactive evening that tells the story of God and His people. A tradition among Jewish people as a part of the Passover Celebrations, it is also meaningful to Christians as a way to consider the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. There will be a $5.00 charge at the door. Click here to RSVP .

An Easter Vacation Bible School – "A Journey with Jesus" will take place Monday - Friday, March 25 - 29, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm for ages 6 - 12 years of age at The East Lake Salvation Army located at 2140 East 28th Street . A graduation service will take place on Easter Sunday, at 10:00 am. This is ideal for children who will be on Spring Break Vacation from school. A free lunch will be provided. For more information, please call 423-305-6207 .

A Seder Meal on Wednesday, March 27 at 6:00 pm at The East Lake Salvation Army located at 2140 East 28th Street . This dinner will be free. For more information, call 423-698-4484 .

On Good Friday, March 29, The Salvation Army will partner with The Dynamic Church who is hosting a community wide Easter Festival called "Hunt to Can Hunger"  located at the Hamilton Place YMCA . Their goal is to raise 1,200 pounds of non-perishable food for The Salvation Army's Social Service Food Pantry. There will be an Easter Bunny, Chick-fil-a Cow, and 12,000 Easter Egg hunt along with food, games and fun for all ages. The Festival will be 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Also on Friday, March 29, at 7:00 pm, The Salvation Army on McCallie Avenue  will host a "Tenebrae" service, meaning "darkness or shadows" in Latin. This is an ancient Good Friday service that reflects on the events surrounding the last week of Jesus' life and His death. Special music will be performed by "Ten Bartram" featuring Rebekah Angel Rapp and Eleanor Angel.

Other Good Friday Services will take place on Friday, March 29, at The Salvation Army Corps located at 1019 North Moore Road  and 2140 East 28th Street  at 6:00 pm for both locations. All are welcome to these worship services.

A Spring Festival, Saturday, March 30, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm, at The Salvation Army located at 1019 North Moore Road . There will be live music, food, Easter Egg Hunt and fun for all ages. For more information, please call 423-756-1023 .

The Cleveland Salvation Army will host its first Easter Sunrise Service at the Fort Hills Cemetery  of Cleveland and will begin at 7:30 am. Sergeant Ruthie Forgey will be leading the service. All are welcome to attend.

The Salvation Army will celebrate Easter with its traditional Easter Sunrise Service at the National Cemetery at 1200 Bailey Avenue  beside the flag pole overlooking beautiful downtown Chattanooga! For the last 36 years, The Salvation Army has partnered with the National Cemetery for the Easter Sunrise Service. All are invited to worship at 7:30 am as the sun rises over Chattanooga.

Music will be provided by the internationally acclaimed Jericho Brass band. Our guest speaker, Salvation Army Area Commander Major Algerome Newsome, will deliver the message.

Come celebrate Easter with The Salvation Army at the Sunrise Service! The Salvation Army is expecting an attendance of more than 300.

For more information on The Salvation Army or this sunrise service, please contact Kimberly George at 423-308-7715  or email to 

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide.

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