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The Salvation Army Celebrate 36 Years in Fort McMurray

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The date was Sunday, November 20, 1977. The air was filled with anticipation and thankfulness to God as 45 people gathered at the Senior Citizen’s Hall at Heritage Park for their first morning worship service. This congregation was the grassroots of what would become officially known as The Salvation Army Fort McMurray Corps on March 19, 1978.

Since that first Sunday, the congregation now has a membership of 556 and a church home at 125 Elmore Drive.

On October 10-12, 2014, the church will be celebrating 36 years as a Corps. Special guests for the weekend are our National and Provincial Leaders. There is much excitement as plans are being put in place to “Remember the Past...Celebrate the Present...Anticipate the Future” for The Salvation Army Fort McMurray Corps.

The Fort McMurray Corps is part of an international religious and charitable movement, founded in 1865, organized and operated on a quasi-military pattern and is a branch of the Christian church. It’s membership includes officers (clergy), soldiers/adherents (laity), members of varied activity groups and volunteers who serve as advisors, associates and committed participants in its service functions.

It’s message is based on the Bible; it’s ministry is motivated by love for God and the needs of humanity.

Schedule for the weekend Friday, October 10, 2014:

  • Leaders – meet and greet with Mayor at city hall- sign guest book – meet with media
  • Corps Anniversary Supper – Quality Inn – ticketed event.
Saturday, October 11, 2014:
  • Tour of oil sand sites
  • Gospel Concert – featuring local talent (7:00 p.m.)
Sunday, October 12, 2014:
  • Worship Service – Enrolment of membership – Senior & Junior Soldiers (11:00 a.m.)

For more information, please contact The Salvation Army @ 780-791-3234 or our facebook page @ The Salvation Army Fort McMurray.


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