BERLIN — The Northern New England Division of The Salvation Army announces the appointment of Captains A. Gary and Joyce Thornton as commanding officers and pastors for the Berlin Corps. The captains replace outgoing Lieutenants Timothy and Teddy Devine who received a new assignment in Delaware.
During their 10 years of service with The Salvation Army, Captains Gary and Joyce have demonstrated their commitment to serving others in His name. “We look forward to becoming a part of the Berlin community as we work alongside others to meet human need,” said Capt. Gary.
The Berlin Corps offers general assistance of food, clothing and utilities. During the summer, children have the opportunity to attend The Salvation Army’s Camp Sebago in Standish, Maine. During the holidays The Salvation Army will assist families with meals and gifts. These efforts help serve the primary commitment of The Salvation Army, which is to help meet the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of all people.
The Salvation Army offers weekly worship service on Sunday’s at 11 a.m. and invites everyone who doesn’t have a church home to come and worship. There is also Sunday School at 10 a.m. for all ages.
Prior to their current appointment in Berlin, Captains Thornton had served seven years in Cambridge, Ohio, and three years in Pennsylvania. They had also attended the Salvation Army College for Officer Training in Suffern, N.Y., graduated and were commissioned in 2007.
The Salvation Army in Berlin has ministered to the needs of residents since 1886 and values its charitable role in the community.