Captains James S. & Maria M. Stephenson
Springfield Avenue in Newark had historically been a main artery in and out of the City. Prior to the Newark riots, the street was home to many fine stores, restaurants and businesses. However, following the riots, much of the Avenue was nothing but boarded up buildings and vacant lots. The Salvation Army at that time, had a small storefront outpost which provided weekly worship and youth activities for the local community children. As the needs of the community increased, so did our need for a larger, multi-purpose facility.
In the mid '70s, The Salvation Army built a new Corps Community Center within a large vacant lot with a gym, worship center, classrooms and recreational rooms. Senior citizens and youth of all ages, sought refuge and security within the confines of the building. As times and needs have changed, so have the programs and services. Today, the Newark Westside Corps offers the following programs and services:
The Newark Westside Corps is also home to the Essex County Grandfamily Success Center - a multi-service program for grandparents and relative caregivers. Services include but are not limited to:
Captain James, Maria (Pastors) and Soldiers (church members) of the Salvation Army Newark Westside invite you to experience the love of Jesus Christ! Come and visit us with your family!
|1:30pm||Jr. Soldier & Sr. Soldier Classes|
|11:00am||Women's Ministries (ages 14 and up)|
|6:30pm||Prayer Meeting & Bible Study|
|10:00am-2:00pm||Food Pantry (3rd Friday of the month)|
|5:30pm-7:30pm||Youth Activities for children 6 years and older|
|Monday - Friday|
|After School Program or Grandparents Programs - Please contact Rosario Jenkins for more information at (973) 373-5045 x220|