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Concord Community Church

Serving Contra Costa County for more than 140 years.

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3950 Clayton Road
Concord CA 94521

(925) 676-6180


About Us

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The Salvation Army – it’s a name familiar to just about everyone. But, there is so much more to The Salvation Army than meets the eye! In every community where you find The Salvation Army, you will discover a ministry that is unique. And yet, the same mission drives us all: to actively reach out to others in the name of Jesus Christ, and to introduce each one to a loving relationship with God.

For more than one hundred and forty years (since 1882), first in Oakland and then in Concord, The Salvation Army has been a vital part of the East Bay’s evangelical and social community.
Although it’s well known for its social ministries, The Salvation Army is less well known as a thriving and relevant mainstream christian church. You can find us at 3950 Clayton Road in Concord,  and everyone is made welcome at our vibrant weekly worship services and our programs for youth and music outreach.

Our exciting Sunday morning worship starts at 11:00 am and is usually finished by 12:15 pm. A highlight of family worship is a “food and fellowship” time immediately after the service.

The preaching is powerful and bible-based and you probably can't worship anywhere else where a brass band accompanies the singing every week! Looking for a spiritual home? Come join our Army!

Call the Church Office at (925) 676-6180 for more information.


Come Visit Us

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We come together for worship but we also enjoy good times eating and meeting each other. Everyone is welcome! There's no specific dress code - just show up. We're super friendly!


Sermon Series

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Click the + to see our current sermon series.

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Save The Date!

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• February 4 Divisional Music Rehearsals - Suisun Kroc Center
• February 12 Corps Cadet Valentine's Luncheon
• February 17-19 Territorial Youth Chorus Ministry Weekend
• February 25 Corps Cadet Rally - Suisun Kroc Center
• March 4 Divisional Music Rehearsal - Suisun Kroc Center
• March 11 Territorial Creative Arts Weekend - Camp Del Oro
• March 18 Concord's Women's Retreat Day - Concord Corps

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Prayer Requests

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We believe in the power of prayer! We have even set aside a dedicated "Prayer Room" on our campus so that we can come together and pray for needs which are made known to us. This is in addition to the regular individual prayer time of all our believers.

If you have a special need or situation you'd like us to pray about, just fill in the confidential form below and it'll become part of our world-wide email prayer chain.

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What we do:

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Church Ministries

Women's Ministries

We have several programs providing fellowship and support for the women of our congregation and community. These include our CAMEO club, Women's Bible Study and small group fellowship. There are lots of activities included such as arts and crafts and educational and entertainment programs.

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Youth Ministries

We have support and programs catering to young people ranging in age from toddlers to young adults. We provide nursery facilities during our worship services for the very youngest in families. Our Sunday School and Youth Mentoring programs give young minds a solid foundation for the challenges of life. Our older teens and young adults have opportunities to serve seniors and homeless members in our society.

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Recovery Support

The Salvation Army has probably the most successful drug and alcohol rehabilitation program administered through our Adult Rehabilitation Centers (ARCs). Men who have graduated from the ARC program have the opportunity to further their recovery in our Transitional Living Program with dedicated housing assistance on our campus. We provide support and counseling as these men reconnect with their families and transition back into society.

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Music Ministries

The public has a stereotypical view of our Brass Band tradition, especially at Christmas. We have a high standard of music making and have both junior and adult brass bands and choir groups that take part in our weekly worship services. We provide music instruction and instruments for members of all these groups from absolute beginners to college age music students.

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Men's Bible Study

We believe the Bible is the inspired word of God and can provide relevant instruction and a foundation for men in our society. We hold weekly bible study for men in a safe and highly participative environment. Especially for those in recovery this provides challenge, support and encouragement for facing the challenges of daily life. All men are welcome regardless of experience or knowledge level.

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Women's Bible Study

The women in our congregation enjoy the weekly fellowship and sharing that takes place in our women's bible study. The meetings approach the study of the word of God from a more feminine perspective gaining insight and support for the special challenges women have to deal with in everyday life. All women are welcome regardless of experience or knowledge level.

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Community Programs


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Utilities Assistance (REACH)

For over 30 years, PG&E's REACH program has helped low-income families keep their utilities services turned on in times of hardship.
 
The REACH program helps you pay for energy during a crisis. REACH provides an energy credit for up to $300 based on the past due bill (energy credit support is subject to funding availability). Your past due amount must be under $300 for the program to provide aid. The Salvation Army Concord can help process applications for the program
 
PLEASE NOTE: REACH is available only once within a 12-month period and customer must qualify for the program. Please call 925-676-6180 ext 007 for more information or to apply.


Recovery Services


Housing Assistance

Unfortunately, we do not have funding for rental or deposit assistance. Below please find some numbers to contact regarding rental assistance.  You can also call 211 or go to 211.org to ask for further agency information.

Desafortunadamente, no contamos con fondos para asistencia de alquiler o depósito. A continuación, encontrará algunos números para comunicarse con respecto a la asistencia de alquiler. También puede llamar al 211 o visitar 211.org para solicitar más información sobre la agencia.

Agency Phone
Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment Institute 213-804-3161
CityServe Network 661-371-2650
Community Housing Development Corporation of North Richmond 510-412-9290
International Rescue Committee, Inc. 510-452-8222
Monument Impact 925-682-8248
Northern California Land Trust 510-548-7878 ext 2
Richmond Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. dba Neighborhood Housing Services, of the East Bay 510-237-6459 ext 1601
SHELTER, Inc. 925-338-1038

You might also find resources available at these websites:
También puede encontrar recursos disponibles en estos sitios web:

https://ebho.org/resources/looking-for-housing/

https://housing.ca.gov/

If you find yourself in need of help with food, we do have a pantry that is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10-12 and 1-3.
Si necesita ayuda con la comida, tenemos una despensa que está abierta los lunes, martes, miércoles y viernes de 10 a 12 y de 1 a 3.


Donations

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Unfortunately we are no longer able to accept donations of clothing, furniture or household items at our location.

The nearest drive-up donation center to us is located at

1806 Linda Dr.
Pleasant Hill, CA, 94523

Store & Donation Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-8pm | Sunday 10am-6pm
(925) 685-6900


We run several campaigns throughout the year for donations of food, clothing, back-to-school supplies and cash. Your donations are used for the benefit of the local community in Contra Costa County. We are happy to provide receipts for Tax Filing purposes for your donations. Please contact the church office at (925) 676-6180 or email Major Gwyn E. Jones for details.


Volunteer

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We have seasonal and year-round opportunities for cheerful volunteers who wish to help us serve in Contra Costa County. Just click the link(s) shown below for details about the activity, location and sign-up. Our opportunities vary throughout the year, peaking at Thanksgiving and Christmas. We update the link(s) as opportunities become available.

According to Jesus Christ, "…it is more blessed to give than to receive…" [Acts 20:35] so you can be sure your generosity will bring even more joy into your life!


Leadership Team

Life in this congregation is exciting, challenging and fulfilling – just as Jesus intended it to be, with many interesting and exciting activities for children, teenagers and adults alike. New ventures and traditional activities sit happily side by side in this friendly, ethnically diverse and all-encompassing congregation.

We are led by the full-time, ordained, minister/pastor husband-and-wife team of Majors Gwyn and AnnMarguerite Jones.

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Major Gwyn Edward Jones

Corps Officer
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Gwyn's love for adventure - rock climbing, cycling, traveling - brought him to America from the U.K. when he was 23 years old. After a couple of summers working at a Salvation Army Camp, he accepted a position in a Salvation Army Church (corps) before entering The Salvation Army's College for Officers' Training in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. He used to restore antique furniture before his vocational ministry. He says, "Before I used to restore furniture, but now I have the privilege of helping to restore lives." His first appointment as an Assistant Officer (minister) was in Phoenix, AZ.

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Major AnnMarguerite Jones

Corps Officer
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AnnMarguerite loves "nerdy things" - brain games, puzzles, spelling games, escape rooms and fun office supplies. She also loves creating things and walking barefoot along sandy beaches. She met her husband while she was the Youth Pastor at a Salvation Army Church while a full-time student at Grand Canyon University. After graduating with a BA in Christian Studies and a Minor in Music in Piano Performance, she also followed her calling and attended the same College for Officers' Training. They were married after she was commissioned and also ordained as an officer (minister) in The Salvation Army.



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Majors Gwyn and Ann Jones were appointed as Corps Officers (Pastors/Ministers) of the Concord Community Church of The Salvation Army in July 2018.

They have been in ministry as a married couple for more than 25 years. They have four children - 2 boys and 2 girls - ranging from teenagers to twenty-somethings, so it is a very busy household. As a family, they love worshipping, working and playing together. Gwyn's family is originally from England and South Wales in the UK and AnnMarguerite's family from the Philippines passing through the Hawaiian Islands.

The love of God, family, music and food bring their cultures together.

They've had a variety of appointments and experiences which have helped shape them into who they are today. They know that they are still on their own spiritual journeys and there is always room for growth. Therefore, they are grateful for God's grace in their lives and feel humbled and privileged to serve the present congregation in Concord and its surrounding communities.

Staff Administration Team

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Cindy Hodges

Cindy is our Business Adminstrator and takes care of the day-to-day tasks of running our organization assisting our pastors/officers

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Mike O'Reilly

Mike is our Director of Recovery Programs and administers our Transitional Living Program.

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Maria Rubio

Maria manages our Food Pantry and nutrition servicies for families in our community.

Volunteer Administration Team

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Michael Bennett - Treasurer

Mike has fiduciary responsibility for the tithes, offerings and other donations to finance the operations of the congregation

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Jim Black - CSM

Jim is our Corps Sergeant Major or Head Deacon and is the most senior lay person in the administration of the church's programs.

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Steve Spicer - Assistant CSM

Steve assists in many areas of the church, but with a particular focus on youth programs

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Pamela Johnson - Prayer Room Leader

We set aside a prayer room on our campus for individuals and groups who pray for the needs of our members and their concerns. Pamela leads and organizes this group.

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Wildonna Rich - CAMEO Secretary

CAMEO (Come and meet each other) is primarily a women's ministry group, but men are welcome too! Lots of fun and fellowship.

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Paul Saguil - Welcome/Greeter

No matter if you visit us for the first time, or are a long-time attender, Paul wants to shake your hand and let you know that you are welcome in our fellowship. Paul also oversees our Food and Fellowship Ministry.

Adult Music Team

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David Prince - Bandmaster

David directs our British-style Brass Band

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Brunell Gugglemann - Media Manager

When it comes to congregational praise, Brunell makes sure your hands are free and that all the words you need are projected on our large screen.

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Debbie Bennett - Songster Leader (Choir Director)

Debbie leads both our Adult Choir and Praise and Worship Team

Youth Music Team

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Rhys Jones - Junior Band Leader

Rhys leads our Junior Brass Band and is also responsible for teaching beginner brass players.

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Kaylynn Jones - Singing Company Leader (Youth Chorus Director)

Kaylnn is the vocal coach and director for our Youth Chorus and also our Junior Praise and Worship Team.


Contact Us

We'd love to meet you in person, so please come visit us (see location above)
You can call us during normal business hours (9:00 - 5:00 M-F) at

(925) 676-6180

You can write to us at:

The Salvation Army
3950 Clayton Road
Concord, CA 94521

You can use the form below to give us your email address (we promise we'll never use it without your permission) and we'll get right back to you!


Concord Community Church
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3950 Clayton Road,
CONCORD, CA 94521

(925) 676-6180