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Registration Form Registration begins on Monday, July 20. There are three ways to register: in person; by mail; or by phone.

If registering in person, please visit us between the hours of 8:30 am - 4 pm, Monday - Friday, at our Dickinson Park location at 1632 Linden Avenue SE. You must bring your registration form, payment, and identification. If registering by mail, please send registration form and payment to: The Salvation Army, Transitional Kroc Center Programs, 1632 Linden Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 For any questions regarding programs or registration, or to register by phone using a credit card, please contact us at: (616) 241-3723.

The Salvation Army Kroc Center Fall 2009 Program Registration Form Household/Primary Adult Contact Name: __________________________________________________________ Participant’s Last Name: ______________________________________ First Name: _______________________

Preview Program Guide Fall 2009 ...Something for Everyone!

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Spiritual Development Programs (continued)

General Information Table of Contents Registration Information General Information Unlock The Kroc Super Sign-Up Day Did You Know? Construction Photos Education Programs Fine Arts Programs Health/Wellness Programs Recreation Programs Spiritual Development Programs Character Building Programs Registration Form

Kroc Center Advisory Council Page 2 Page 2,3 Page 4 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 7,8 Page 8,9 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12

Shelia Mayfield Melissa Rincones Michael Robinson Major Cai Rubin Terry Sare Chris Shea Ella Sims Dr. Rik Stevenson Joni Waller Diane Wynsma-Hyland Richard Young Robert Young

Eric Britcher Jim Buick Peg Bykerk Phil Catlett Venesse Chandler Ed DeVries Dave Hathaway Brenda Hodde-Brown LaRissa Hollingsworth Bob Israels Ken Kelly Susan Lovell

Kroc Administrators/Program Staff

Mission Statement 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.

Registration Information/Deadline There are three ways to register: by mail; by phone; or in person. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Monday, July 20. Office hours are from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm. Please see page twelve for a registration form.

Cancellation and Refund Policy A full refund will be issued when The Salvation Army cancels a class due to low enrollment. Refunds will not otherwise be issued.

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Majors Roger & Joy Ross

Bram Roberts Program Director

Gabe, James, Lisa, & Tara

Fee Assistance and Scholarships The Salvation Army believes that everyone should have the opportunity to participate in Kroc Center programming. Sliding-fee scholarships are available and are based on income. Income verification is required. To receive a scholarship application form, please call us at 616.241.3723.

Program Locations Alger Middle School

Brookside Elementary School

921 Alger St. SE Grand Rapids, MI 49507

2505 Madison Ave. SE Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Dickinson Park Community Center

New Branches Community School

1632 Linden Ave. SE Grand Rapids, MI 49507

256 Alger St. SE Grand Rapids, MI 49507

All Kroc Transitional Preview Programs are being offered Additional Contact Information at discounted prices. We want the community to get a Phone: 616.241.3723 taste of some of the opportunities that will be offered Fax: 616.241.5777 through the Kroc Center. This is a great chance to try some new things for extremely affordable prices! E-mail: Web: 2

Sunday Worship Service

Anyone who wishes to pursue a closer relationship with God is welcome to attend our worship services. 11:00 A. M. 1632 Linden Avenue SE The Army brings to life the Gospel of Jesus Christ!

Dickinson Park Corps Community Center 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Every Sunday: Open to all ages! ***Childcare Available***

Character Building Programs Location: Dickinson Park Community Center Times: TBD Dates: September 15 - November 10 Program Fee: Waived

***The following character-building groups are currently forming. If you would like your child to participate or would like more information, please call us at 616.241.3723***

Sunbeams is a fun-filled program that helps girls ages six-11 develop socially, mentally and spiritually. From learning to help at home to assisting others in the community and respecting nature, this program will help the young ladies in your family develop into the women that God has called them to be! Girls in middle and high school are given the opportunity to join Girl Guards, a four-fold emphasis addressing their spiritual, physical, mental and social needs. Skilldevelopment, personal growth and community service opportunities expand as girls learn to work together and independently in various environments. We offer The Salvation Army Adventure Corps program for boys age six-14. Adventure Corps participants are encouraged to get out, explore the world around them and discover ways of serving God and others.

Spanish Bible Class

Acompanemos cuando leamos, “Un amor loco” de Francis Chan.

¿Hay algo en el dentro de su corazón esperando para escaparse de el estuto quo? ¿Tiene hambre para una fe auténtica que toca los problemas de nuestro mundo con soluciónes radicales y simple? Diós le llama para una relación passionale y amorosa con él. Porque la respuesta para religión completa no está trabajando para una lista de que se puede hacer y que no se puede hacer — se está enamorando con diós, y cuando se darlo todo su amor, nunca serás el mismo.

Locación: El Centro social del Parque de Dickinson Cuando: Los sábados: 6 p.m. - 8 pm el 16 de septiembre el 18 de noviembre Cuesta de la Programa: $0 Edades: 18 y adelante 11

Spiritual Development Programs Girlfriends Unlimited Ladies, take a break! Join us for a time to have some girl fun! Girlfriends Unlimited is a spiritually-based program that develops our relationships with God and with each other. Opportunities to pursue specific interests are provided, including activities such as scrapbooking, quilting, salsa dancing, or just some good-old selfpampering!

Location: Dickinson Park Community Center Times: Tuesdays: 6 pm - 7:15 pm Dates: September 15 - November 10 Program Fee: Waived Age Range: 16 and above

General Information Preview Programs The Salvation Army is currently developing a comprehensive community center, known as the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center (Kroc Center), at 2500 South Division Avenue in Grand Rapids, MI. This 96,000 square foot facility will incorporate amenities such as a performing arts center, a gymnasium, an aquatic center, a fitness center, a worship center, and much more. More importantly, the Kroc Center will provide a place for area residents to come together and discover their potential. While the future center will provide incredible benefits to the community in the near future, its grand opening is still over a year away. In the interim, The Salvation Army will utilize several community facilities to offer transitional programs until the Kroc Center is opened.

***Childcare Available***

Crazy Love Bible Study Join us as we read and discuss “Crazy Love” by Francis Chan. A brief intro follows:

Have you ever wondered if we are missing it? It's crazy if you think about it. The God of the universe-- the creator of nitrogen and pine needles, galaxies and E-minor-- loves us with a radical, unconditional self-sacrificing love. And what is our typical response? We go to church, sing songs, and try not to cuss.

Location: Dickinson Park Community Center Times: Wednesdays: 7 pm - 8 pm Dates: September 16 - November 18 Program Fee: Waived Age Range: 18 and above

We still need your help to unlock the doors of the Grand Rapids Kroc Center! An additional $2.5 million must still be raised to ensure that our community can reap the full benefits of this facility! Please contact us to find out how you can help us to “Unlock the Kroc” and open the doors of opportunity for thousands of community members!

Whether you've verbalized it yet or not, we all know something's wrong. Because when you are wildly in love with someone, it changes everything. Location: Dickinson Park Community Center Times: Saturdays: 6 pm - 8 pm Find community and authenticity, service and spiritual formation at Dates: September 19 - November 14 Faith Café... Program Fee: Waived Age Range: 18 and above

Community Needs

Faith Café

Every Saturday night we convert our chapel into a full-service coffee house!

The Salvation Army recently conducted a Needs Assessment Study in the Grand Rapids community. Through this process, community leaders, educators, and parents identified six specific categories of community concerns and needs:

Program Areas Transitional Kroc Center programming will be designed to meet the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs of children and adults, from newborns to seniors. All programs will fall under one or more of the following areas:

Childhood Obesity

We create a laid-back environment where we will explore what the Bible says about the issues we face every day. Faith Café features comfortable seating, musical guests, wonderful fellowship, and delightful coffee brews. While Faith Café is only for those 18 and up, on-site childcare is available.


Lack of Organized Positive Activities for Children and Youth

Fine Arts

Social Skills Development

Health and Wellness

Low Academic Achievement


***Childcare Available***

Poor Physical and Mental Health

Spiritual Development

Inability to Communicate Due to Language Barriers



What is Unlock the Kroc?

Health/Wellness Programs (continued)

The Salvation Army of Western Michigan and Northern Indiana has received a $1 million challenge grant from the Kresge Foundation of Troy, Michigan. The challenge grant will support the campaign to build and fund The Salvation Army’s new Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, a 20-acre, multi-use, recreation and spiritual center located at 2500 South Division Avenue on Grand Rapids’ south side. To meet the Kresge challenge, The Salvation Army of Grand Rapids has launched “Unlock the Kroc”, a community fundraising campaign with a goal of raising its final $2.5 million by March 31, 2010. The Kresge grant and the “Unlock the Kroc” campaign is the final step that will help The Salvation Army reach its $15 million campaign goal. The achievement of this goal is one of the leading criteria for securing the original grant from Joan Kroc, widow of McDonald’s co-founder Ray Kroc, which will go directly to construction and endowment.

For more information on how you can help The Salvation Army to “Unlock The Kroc”, please call us at 616.241.3723 or visit our website:

Super Sunday Sign Up!!!

Location: Dickinson Park Community Center Times: Wednesdays: 5 pm - 5:45 pm - Beginners This fun and exciting program is designed to enhance selfGroup 1 (5-8) confidence and improve coordination, physical fitness, and 6 pm - 6:45 pm - Returning flexibility. Learn from experienced instructors who teach the skills Students 7 pm - 7:45 pm - Beginners of floor gymnastics and tumbling. Students earn certificates, Group 2 (9-15) ribbons, and medals. Dates: September 30December 2 Instructor: Hillary Johnson, AIM USA Program Fee: $69 Age Groups: 5-8; 9-15 Enrollment Cap: 10 participants per group

Tumbling/Floor Gymnastics

Recreation Programs Location: Dickinson Park Community Center Times: Thursdays: 6 pm - 8 pm Come on out and join your fellow community members in a Dates: September 17 - November 19 spirited game of hoops! You must be registered to play. No Program Fee: $2.00 weekly admission fee spectators are allowed, and no age exceptions will be made. Age Groups: 18 and up Enrollment Cap: 20 participants Sportsmanlike behavior is required at all times. ***NO SPECTATORS ALLOWED*** Instructor: Gabriel Holmes ***NO AGE EXCEPTIONS***

Community Basketball Nights

Location: Dickinson Park Community Center Times: Wednesdays: 8 pm - we are all unconscious! Do you miss the days of gym class dodgeball? Well, it’s not too late Dates: September 16 - November 18 to regain your former glory! Come out for some athletic therapy as Program Fee: $10 we remember that we are never too old to be kids! Come as you Age Groups: 18 and up are, we will make teams when you get here! And don’t worry, you Enrollment Cap: 20 participants

Adult Dodgeball Nights

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Kroc Family Fun Nights Come join us on the third Friday of every month to celebrate the joy of family! Kroc Family Nights are free of charge and include games, movies, arts and crafts projects, praise and worship, food and refreshments, and various other activities depending upon the theme of each individual family night. Family Nights are held at the Dickinson Park Community Center and are open to anyone who would like to attend! So load up the whole family and come on down to The Salvation Army for wholesome family fun from the good old days!

Location: Dickinson Park Community Center Times: 3rd Friday of the month: 6 pm - 8 pm Dates: September 18, October 16, November 20 Program Fee: Waived Age Groups: All ages (children must be accompanied by an adult)

***Please contact us early in the month of each family night to find out what the specific themes and activities will be for that month*** 4


Fine Arts Programs (Continued) Bucket Drumming & More! Have you ever heard of “STOMP”, the musical? This high-spirited and energetic course is designed to teach the basic principles of drumming, STOMP-style, utilizing pickle buckets and drumsticks! In addition to bucket drumming, discover how you can develop your musical talents by turning everyday items into musical instruments! Instructor: Marcia Van Horn

Salsa Dance Class Learn a variety of salsa dance moves in this up-tempo and exciting dance workshop. Dancers and would-be dancers of all skill levels are invited! Come as a couple or a single! This class doubles as a great aerobic workout! Instructor: Isabel Garcia

Swing Dance Class Whether you have two left feet and no dance experience, or if Lindy Hop (swing dancing) is something you would like to add to your repertoire, this is the class for you! As the original swing dance, Lindy Hop has it all, from exciting and flashy to smooth and cool. Come join us for this fun and versatile dance and we’ll get you dancing the basic steps before you know it! You don’t need any experience or a dance partner to attend this class. Instructor: Amy Marseglia

Ethnic Jewelry Creations Come learn about and create your own ethnic jewelry. Ethnic jewelry is an expression of the individual's creativity filtered through tradition and culture. Create your own fashion statement while representing your individual culture!

Location: Dickinson Park Community Center Times: Thursdays: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Dates: September 24 - November 12 Program Fee: $25 (supplies included) Age Range: All ages (children accompanied by an adult) Enrollment Cap: 18 participants


The Salvation Army began in 1865 when William Booth, a London minister, gave up the comfort of his pulpit and decided to take his message into the streets where it would reach the poor, the homeless, the hungry and the destitute.

In May of 1878, Booth summoned his son, Bramwell, and his good friend George Railton to read a proof of the Christian Mission's annual report. At the top it read: THE CHRISTIAN MISSION is A VOLUNTEER ARMY. Bramwell strongly objected to this wording. He was not a volunteer: he was compelled to do God's work. So, in a flash of inspiration, Booth crossed out "Volunteer" and wrote "Salvation". The Salvation Army was born. ◊

In 1879, 17 year old Lieutenant Eliza Shirley, migrated from England to join her parents in Philadelphia. She began evangelistic meetings, and wrote to General Booth begging to start the work in America.

Location: New Branches Community School Times: Tuesdays: 6 pm - 7 pm Dates: September 15 - November 3 Program Fee: $20/participant Age Range: 18 and up Enrollment Cap: 20 participants

Location: Dickinson Park Community Center Times: Thursdays: 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm Dates: September 24 - November 12 Program Fee: $25 (supplies included) Age Range: 13 and above Enrollment Cap: 20 participants

Health/Wellness Programs Come get fit as a family! This class, taught by an AAFA-certified instructor, features fun and engaging aerobic activities that help raise the heart rates of you and your loved ones so that you can all be happy and healthy! If you are a household of 2 or 10, we want to encourage you to come out and get in shape together! This class is appropriate for individuals of all fitness levels and abilities. Instructor: Amy Marseglia

Did You Know?

Location: Dickinson Park Community Center Times: Thursdays: 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm Dates: September 24 - November 12 Program Fee: $25 Age Range: 18 and up Enrollment Cap: 20 participants

Instructor: Marcia Van Horn

Family Fitness Class

The Salvation Army’s History—Innovative—Cutting Edge—

Location: New Branches Community School Times: Thursdays: 6 pm - 7 pm Dates: September 17 - November 5 Program Fee: $20 Age Groups: 5 and up (children must be accompanied by adult) Enrollment Cap: 8 families (24 total participants) ***Minimum age of 5 to participate***

In 1880 Commissioner George Railton and 7 lassies landed in Battery Park, New York and marched off of the ship with a flag and drum and claimed the United States for God and The Salvation Army. ◊

The Salvation Army is a Church with a quasi-military structure. Members of the Corps (church) are called soldiers and the ministers are called officers. The officers are assigned a rank just like the military.

In 1899 in Australia, the son of the founder of The Salvation Army, Herbert Booth used film to propagate the faith and minister to people through storytelling. The Salvation Army may well be the earliest on record to use film for religious purposes.

◊ There are 14,918 Salvation Army Centers worldwide. ◊ The Salvation Army started in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1883. ◊ The first official Salvation Army brass band in the United States was formed in Grand Rapids, MI.

Recommended listening: Blood & Fire is the incredible story of William and Catherine Booth and the founding of The Salvation Army, brought to life through a wonderful journey in sound and drama in a three-CD, nine-episode audio drama series. Commencing at the funeral of William Booth, this high quality production looks back at The Salvation Army's humble and courageous beginnings. Contact us for information on ordering this CD: 616.241.3723 5

Kroc Center Progress—Opens Fall 2010

Education Programs English as a Second Language Is English your second language? This class will help to improve your English speaking, writing, and comprehension skills. Join other community members seeking to eliminate language barriers from their lives! Lead Instructor: Isabel Garcia

Location: Dickinson Park Community Center Times: Thursdays: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Dates: September 24 - November 12 Program Fee: Waived Age Range: 18 and up Enrollment Cap: 10 students

Location: Dickinson Park Community Center Times: Wednesdays: 5 pm - 5:45 pm - Beginners This fun course is designed for self-defense purposes emphasizing Group 1 (5-8) child safety awareness. Self-discipline rather than aggressiveness is 6 pm - 6:45 pm - Returning promoted. Children are taught how to avoid dangerous situations. Students 7 pm - 7:45 pm - Beginners Students are placed into classes according to age and ability. Group 2 (9-15) Participants will earn certificates, ribbons, and medals! This Dates: September 30 December 2 (no class 11/25) program is designed specifically for children ages 5 - 15, and is Program Fee: $69 taught by a black belt instructor. Age Groups: 5-8; 9-15 Instructor: Latravis Q. Hart, AIM USA Enrollment Cap: 10 participants per group

Youth Self Defense and Safety Awareness

Kroc Leadership Academy An after-school program designed for elementary and junior-high school students, the Kroc Leadership Academy offers a safe and supportive environment for students attending several local area schools to participate in a variety of educational and recreational activities that promote leadership and achievement. The Kroc Leadership Academy combines a focus on the entire family with high expectations to help participants to meet measurable outcome-based goals and objectives focused on student achievement. These goals are aligned to measure student and family development in the areas of academic success, positive social skills, positive self-esteem, health awareness, family teamwork, and volunteerism. Currently this program is operating at a limited number of schools. Please contact us to see if your child is eligible to participate or to let us know that you would like to see this program brought in to your child’s school.

Location: Various GRPS School Locations Times: Varies according to Academy group; most groups meet one day a week after school, in addition to various special events. Dates: September - June (academic year) Program Fee: waived Age Groups: Kindergarten - 8th Grade Enrollment Cap: 10 participants per Academy group ***Current projected schools that will be hosting a Kroc Leadership Academy group for the 2009-2010 academic year are Alger Middle, Brookside Elementary, and New Branches Community. These locations and number of locations are subject to change***

Fine Arts Programs Toot Your Own Horn - Level 1 Do you have a desire to learn to play a brass instrument but have never had the opportunity or time? Now is your chance to turn those dreams into a reality! This is a class for beginners, adults or kids. Group instruction will be provided in a small-class setting where the basics of music theory and technique are taught. Students will start off with recorders and progress to brass instruments in Level 2. Instructor: Denise Robinson 6

Location: Dickinson Park Community Center Times: Wednesdays: 6 pm - 7 pm Dates: September 16 - November 4 Program Fee: $10 (supplies included) Age Range: 8 and up Enrollment Cap: 10 participants


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