New Britain Corps Community Center
78 Franklin Sq.
New Britain, CT 06050
Corps Officers: Majors Stanley and Norma Newton
Directions: Click Here
The New Britain Corps provides a place for worship, service, and program/outreach. The Salvation Army has been a presence in this community for over 100 years and continues to look for ways to serve New Britain in the future.
Sundays: 8:30 a.m. - Coffee Time; 8:45 a.m. - Prayer Time 9:00 a.m. - Sunday S'cool; 10:00 a.m. - Morning Worship
Monday: 5:00 p.m. - Bible Study/Prayer Meeting
Social Services: Tuesdays and Thursdays or by appointment; 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Men's Homeless Shelter: Call for hours of intake and operation
Monday: 6:00 p.m. - Men's fellowship (1st & 2nd Mondays)
Tuesdays: 4:30 p.m. - Supper Club, ages 7 and up; 5:00 p.m. - Sunbeams, Girls Guards, & Adventure Corps (Scouting Programs) age - same
Wednesdays: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Women's Ministries (English); Women's Ministries (Spanish) - 6:00 p.m.;
Thursdays: 4:30 p.m. - Supper Club; 5:00 p.m. - Music Programs (Singing Co., Beginner's band, Drama, Mime, etc.)
FREEZING TEMPERATURES SEES SHELTERS SCRAMBLING
(Excerpt from the New Britain Herald. Please follow link to read full story by Liz Newberg.)
NEW BRITAIN - The first icy blast of winter hit the region hard Tuesday night sending communities scrambling to provide warmth for the less fortunate.
The Salvation Army's shelter manager Gina Ann Storms said in the three years she’s managed the Franklin Square facility she has never seen it this full.
“We have 30 beds for gentlemen upstairs and usually we do six no-freeze beds. Now we’re averaging 18,” she said. “(Tuesday) night we had 21 guys here on cots and two gentlemen in chairs.”
The city’s Community Services Director Chris Montes applauded The Salvation Army’s efforts to relieve some of the overflow of homeless men from the Friendship Center’s shelter. Additional details on this demanding need for shelter...
KENSINGTON-BERLIN ROTARY AND INTERACT CLUB
SERVE AT OUT-OF-THE-COLD LUNCHEON
(From Berlin Patch website.)
NEW BRITAIN - Over 40 people were served January 6th by the Kensington-Berlin Rotary and Interact Club at the Out-of-the-Cold Luncheon at the The Salvation Army's New Britain Corps.
Thank you to the Tomasso Family for sponsoring the luncheon. The guests were very appreciative of the good food and fellowship.
ROCK CATS’ WINTERFEST DRAWS CROWD
TO NEW BRITAIN STADIUM
Fans drop off games, gloves, and gear for those in need!
(L-R Bell Ringers join forces with The Salvation Army’s New Britain Corps Officers prior to the start of Winterfest: Edgard Navarro, Majors Norma and Stanley Newton, and Hazel Potts.)
NEW BRITAIN – Only three more months until opening day! The New Britain Rock Cats held their annual WinterFest on Saturday, December 15th, at New Britain Stadium. In lieu of admission, guests were asked to bring games, gloves, and gear to donate to the local charities in attendance. The United Way, working with the Rock Cats, invited The Salvation Army and the Prudence Crandall Center to share the donations. When guests dropped their donations into the large boxes in front of the stadium, they were given a voucher for free admission to the opening night game, on April 11th, against the Portland Sea Dogs, at 6:05 PM.
Major Stanley Newton, New Britain Corps Officer for The Salvation Army, said, “Whenever the Rock Cats or United Way call us, we are ready to go! They are both community partners and tremendous supporters of our work. The mission of The Salvation Army is to help those in need and we can only do that with the support of great organizations like the Rock Cats and the United Way. I also want to thank the generous fans for the many gifts they dropped off on their way into WinterFest. We are really looking forward to another great season of baseball with Rocky and the Rock Cats and hope they will be blessed with a wonderful and successful season.”
THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMAS PUT EXTRA STRAIN ON CHARITIES
(Excerpt from the New Britain Herald. Please follow link to read full story by Diane Church.)
NEW BRITAIN - Need knows no season, but around the holidays, the need seems more acute. While many are enjoying Thanksgiving and Hanukkah or Christmas dinners and exchanging gifts, others cannot afford to serve a turkey or ham with all the trimmings, or buy a present for a child.
That is where local charitable organizations step in. They provide food, gifts and sometimes a safe place for the neediest to sleep or spiritual encouragement for those who feel hopeless.
At the New Britain Salvation Army, Majors Stanley and Norma Newton kicked the holiday season off Friday by handing out nearly 400 turkeys to needy residents who had requested them for Thanksgiving. Less than a week later, they will supervise a huge Thanksgiving dinner attended by about 100 people. Volunteers also bring 200 meals to those who are unable to leave home. Other ways those in need from New Britain are helped...
ROCK CATS GO TO BAT FOR HURRICANE RELIEF
Team up with Salvation Army to help victims
(Please click here to read the full press release for this modified excerpt.)
NEW BRITAIN - The New Britain Rock Cats Baseball Club, the Double-A Eastern League Affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, is taking action and asking fans to help support the victims of the recent hurricane which swept through the east coast. The Rock Cats are currently holding an on-line jersey auction to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Proceeds from the Rock Cats game worn jerseys will be donated to the Salvation Army’s Hurricane Sandy Relief fund.
In addition, the Rock Cats will also donate a portion of their Holiday Gift Packages available to purchase between now and November 30th. The Holiday Gift Package includes two club seats, two ten dollar concession vouchers and a pair of Rock Cats novelty items for $40 ($60 value). Gift packs offer the full Rock Cats game experience and are available for purchase by calling 860-224-8383 or stopping by the Rock Cats box office (M-F 10AM-5PM)...
Some of the game worn jerseys include:
Major League stars: Francisco Liriano, Matt Garza, Jason Kubel, Glen Perkins, Scott Baker, Trevor Plouffe, Ben Revere and Chris Parmelee
Rising stars: Aaron Hicks, Kyle Gibson, Oswaldo Arcia, Joe Benson
4TH NEW BRITAIN RECOGNITION DINNER
BEST ONE YET!
Bob and Marcia Anderson Receive
The Salvation Army's Others
BRITAIN - The Fourth Annual Corps Recognition Dinner for The Salvation Army of
New Britain was held on April 24th at Generale Ameglio Society Hall on Beaver
Street in downtown New Britain. There was a large, enthusiastic crowd, with
checkbooks in hand, in attendance to help support The Salvation Army and its
many programs throughout the City. Guests, dignitaries, board members, award
recipients, and donors filled the room looking for old friends, new
acquaintances, good deals and great food. And there was a good quantity of all
of the above. There were also both silent and live auctions throughout the
program to keep everyone interested and to help increase the excitement in the
hall. Many highlights...
THE SALVATION ARMY OF NEW BRITAIN
FOURTH ANNUAL RECOGNITION DINNER
Please see bottom of the page for a PDF of the flyer below.
CHRISTMAS COMES TWICE THIS YEAR IN NEW
Rock Cats and Salvation Army Join
(Salvation Army Southern New England Divisional Commander Major David
Champlin, New Britain Corps Officer Stanley Newton, Rocky and Santa Clause on
the field celebrating "Christmas in July.")
NEW BRITAIN - The
New Britain Rock Cats played the New Hampshire Fisher Cats Tuesday July 26th at
New Britain Stadium and helped The Salvation Army celebrate "Christmas in
July." No . . . Christmas is not going to happen twice this year, it's the Rock
Cats helping The Salvation Army raise money for people in need in the New
Britain community. The easily recognized Red Kettles were located around the
park and at the entrances to the stadium. As fans approached the stadium, they
could hear the familiar sound of the ringing bells. Some fans brought toys and
gifts and placed them under the tree at the main gate. Major Stanley Newton and
his advisory board members were ringing the bells, working the crowd and
enjoying the game. Newton said, "We have a fantastic group of dedicated people
that serve on our board. They are always ready to help. Demand for our services
keeps growing and we have to find new funds to keep up with the demand. I am
very grateful to the board, the fans and to owner Bill Dowling and the rest of
the Rock Cats team for helping us out during these tough economic times."
ROCK CATS ANNUAL WINTERFEST!
Come out to the Rock Cats Annual WinterFest on Saturday, December 11, 2010 from 10 AM until 2 PM at New Britain Stadium! In lieu of admission to WinterFest, join the United Way and the Rock Cats during this holiday season by bringing items to the Games, Gloves, and Gear drive!
Items being collected are:
Games - Board games, Card games
Gloves - Winter gloves, Mittens
Gear - Undergarments, Socks, Coats
To show our appreciation, all donors will receive complimentary tickets to the Rock Cats Opening Night on April 14, 2011! If you are unable to come to WinterFest, but still wish to contribute to the Games, Gloves, and Gear drive, items can be dropped off at the Rock Cats Front Office from Monday, December 20th-Thursday, December 23rd any time between 10 AM and 3 PM. Click here for additional information...
NEW BRITAIN CORPS NEWS!
NBC's KEVIN NATHAN JOINS NEW BRITAIN
NEW BRITAIN - Salvation Army New Britain Corps Officers Majors Stanley and
Norma Newton announced that NBC TV30's Sports Director Kevin Nathan recently
became a member of The Salvation Army of New Britain's Advisory Board.
Salvation Army Advisory Boards and their members have the responsibility to
support the local Corps Officers who rely heavily on the expertise of its board
to know the community and to help manage Army business and programs more
Major Stanley Newton said, "It is a privilege to have a person like Kevin
become a member of our board. We are very excited to have him participate in
many of our planning activities. The board already has many dedicated members,
but Kevin adds a new area of expertise to the mix. Everyone is looking forward
to working with him."
Kevin Nathan turned a passion for playing and following sports into a career
as the Sports Director at NBC Connecticut. Since joining WVIT in 1996, Kevin
has won four New England Emmy's and has been voted Connecticut Sportscaster of
the year by his peers the last three years and four of the past five. He is a
graduate of Dickinson College where he played football and was named a Division
III All-American safety. He also captained the baseball team for three years.
When Kevin is not on the air he is usually with his wife Kristine and their
three children -Ryan, Brynn and Katie.
NEW BRITAIN SALVATION ARMY FOOD PANTRY IS GROWING!
NEW BRITAIN - The Salvation Army of New Britain celebrated the opening of their "expanded food pantry" on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 4:00 PM at their 78 Franklin Square headquarters. Local officials, dignitaries, advisory board members and friends participated in a tour of the enlarged facility and joined in the dedication of the new pantry. There was a small reception immediately following the ceremony.
Funds for the project came from the City of New Britain, The Salvation Army - Southern New England Divisional Headquarters and members of the New Britain Advisory Board, which aggressively stepped up to the challenge and helped raise over $25,000 through a multifaceted campaign of fund raising.
Major Stanley Newton said, "This has been a big undertaking for us, but demand has been truly phenomenal. We are so happy that we will be able to serve the needs of the people of New Britain with our new expanded food pantry. I wish to thank everyone that helped raise money for this very necessary program and I especially wish to thank my Advisory Board. Without their help, this never could have happened."
We encourage everyone to stop by and drop off nonperishable food items or send a donation to The Salvation Army at 78 Franklin Square, New Britain, CT 06051.
LET'S PLAY TWO!
Christmas In July with the New Britain Rock Cats turned out to be twice the fun for baseball fans and The Salvation Army! Due to a rain out from the day before, everyone was treated to a double header on Wednesday night July 22nd! New Britain Corps Officer, Major Stanly Newton got the call and started the ball in motion. He began calling Board members and reassigned then to the early shift and they were ready to go! The Emergency Disaster Services Canteen was parked in front on the main entrance to New Britain Stadium. Red Kettle stands were dropped off and strategically placed around the entrances to let all the Rock Cats fans know "it's Christmas in July for The Salvation Army." Advisory Board members were ringing bells and spreading the word. They were greeting fans and telling them all about the Army. Board Member Roger Coyle threw out the first pitch and the games were underway.
Major Newton said, "this was a tremendous amount of work and I can't say enough about the effort of our Board members. They were truly fantastic. We had a great turnout tonight. The Board has become a key partner in helping the Corps reach many of our goals. I appreciate their outstanding effort."
It was a perfect evening . . . well almost . . . the Cats lost both games!
CORPS ACCEPTS CHALLENGE
Pictured left to right- Kent
Carlson, Advisory Board Chairman: Major Stanley Newton, New Britain Corps
Officer; Bill Hall, Board Member: Major Norma Newton, New Britain Corps Officer
and Major Douglas Bartlebaugh from SNE Divisional Headquarters checking out the
On March 1 the New Britain Corps will officially start is public
effort with a ceremony at headquarters on Franklin Square. The initiating donors, local and district
Salvation Army officers and the New Britain Corps' Advisors will dedicate the
On Tuesday, April 28 the corps will hold the first of what it
hopes will be an annual recognition dinner for individuals and organizations
who have been outstanding contributors to the health and welfare of the corps'
territory of New Britain, Kensington and Berlin. This year's dinner will be held at Angelico's
Restaurant on East Main Street. The
featured speaker will be UConn Women's Basketball Associate Coach Christine
Daly. The event will begin at 6:00 pm
with a social hour, followed by dinner, speaker and recognition program
beginning at 7:00 PM. Tickets for the
five-course, three-choice of entrée dinner are priced at $40.00. Seating is limited to 120 persons. Reservations can be made at the New Britain
Corps offices at 860-225-8491 between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM, Monday through
In addition, on Wednesday July 22 in co-operation with the New
Britain Rockcats organization the New Britain Corps will hold a Christmas in
July Salvation Army game night. Single
game tickets will be available at the Corps offices for $8.00. Tickets for a combination game seat and first
base all-you-can- eat patio buffet will also be available at Corps offices for
$20.00. Call 860-225-8491, Monday
through Friday between 9:00AM and 3:00 PM for tickets.
All proceeds from the challenge fund drive will benefit the New
Britain Corps' newest venture, a large food pantry to serve clients in a
south-end location. In co-operation with
the State of Connecticut and the City of New Britain, the New Britain Corps has
been raising funds, planning and clearing legal and zoning issues over the last
eighteen months to convert is unused garage into a major food pantry for long
term storage and distribution. The
challenge fund will put the finishing touches on the facility, projected to
open by Christmas in July. This is an
on-going effort to fulfill the Army's war cry of "Sharing is Caring" and its
motto of "Doing the Most good."