The Salvation Army hosts award winning music talent, Selah, in Cleveland
The music group Selah will perform in concert Thursday, October 18, 2018, 7pm, at First Baptist Church, Cleveland, sponsored by The Salvation Army. Area residents are invited to attend and support the ministry and services of The Salvation Army in Cleveland.
With signature hits including “You Raise Me Up” and “Wonderful, Merciful Savior”, Selah has amassed sales of more than four million CDs and downloads over their 20-plus years. During their concert in Cleveland, attendees will hear favorites and selections from their all-new recording, Unbreakable.
“Not only is this going to be a wonderful concert, support from the proceeds is very much needed,” says Ruthie Forgey, Salvation Army Corps Administrator in Cleveland, adding that support from the community allows The Army to continue their mission to share the gospel of Jesus Christ and help the needy in His name without discrimination.”
Tickets for the concert are available through Eventbrite, The Salvation Army in Cleveland and at White Wing Christian Book Store. A limited number of “Meet and Greet” tickets are available for $40.00; VIP seats are $35.00 and General Admission seats are $25.00
“The Salvation Army has been a part of Cleveland for more than 35 years and the community has seen its value and has supported us through donations of goods for The Family Store, monetary donations and volunteerism. Our community is so generous and is always quick to extend a helping hand to those in need,” says Forgey, adding that the Selah concert is a great way to raise funds and expand awareness of the services and ministries of The Salvation Army.
About The Salvation Army in Cleveland
“The Salvation Army is most known for our iconic Red kettles, family stores and Angel Tree,” Forgey continues. “In 2011, following the devastating tornados that touched down in our area, people saw first-hand our Emergency Disaster Services. Being able to serve our community during such a tremendous season of destruction and loss was some of the hardest yet most privileged work I have ever got to be a part of.”
According to Forgey, many local residents don’t know that every day, The Salvation Army helps neighbors in need through social service programs, providing utility assistance, help with non-addictive prescription drugs, serving more than 1200 hot meals each week, offer daily showers and laundry services for our homeless friends, and offer support for other urgent care needs.
In addition to these services, The Salvation Army offers Character Building and Thrive programs for youth. Character Building is for children 12 and under, and meets each Monday evening at 5pm beginning with a dinner meal at their location on Inman Street. This program teaches practical life skills with biblical principles that enable, equip and empower children for their future.
Thrive also meets on Monday evening for middle school through college age students beginning with a meal at 5:30pm. Through this program, students worship together in a venue of their own.
The Salvation Army also has a Sunday services, beginning with a community breakfast served at 9:00am, Sunday school for all ages beginning at 10:00am and Worship Service at 11:00am.
“Our congregation is very diverse yet inclusive, offering a welcoming place for folks from all walks of life,” Forgey adds.
Inman Coffee is also an outreach of The Salvation Army that offers a place for subtle ministry through sharing a cup of coffee, an in-house baked treat or great frozen drinks. Inman Coffee is also well known for its concert and showcase of local talent, some now moving into bigger arenas, such as Clark Beckham, 2nd runner up in the 2014 season of American Idol.
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. For more information, go to SalvationArmyUSA.org