Peace – Salaam – Shalom Summer Day Camp

The South Minneapolis Day Camp’s theme this summer will be: Peace ~ Salaam ~ Shalom.  Day Camp will be held at Bethel Lutheran Church (same spot as last year) June 27 – July 1, 9 am – 4 pm (child care available before and after for drop-off/pick-up needs).  Kids age 4 through 8th grade may participate–new this year will be a separate track for middle school kids (just finished grades 6-8). High school youth are eligible to be shepherds.  Registration materials are available at church and at .   Adult volunteers also needed for a variety of tasks, time commitments vary.  Please contact Deb Murphy ( in the SpringHouse office if you can help.


Welcome, Pastor Rhonda!

On Sunday, April 10, Salem members gathered for a special congregation meeting for the sole purpose of voting on a call to Pastor Rhonda Hlavinka. By proxy and in person, 54 votes were cast, and the congregation voted by a large majority to call Pastor Rhonda as Salem’s new pastor.

Pastor Rhonda has more than 14 years of ministry and pastoral experience. Prior to entering the call process with Salem, she was on leave from ministry. Her most recent ministry roles were as Director of Family Ministry at Salem Lutheran Church in West Saint Paul, Minnesota (2012-2014) and as Associate Pastor of Youth and Family Ministry at Long Lake Lutheran Church in Isanti, Minnesota (2007-2011).

Pastor Rhonda lives in Blaine with her husband and two children.

Pastor Rhonda began her time at Salem in May, and is busy getting to know the Salem community, our neighborhood, and our SpringHouse partners. Watch for more information about her installation, coming soon!


Sunday Mornings at Salem

On Sundays Salem offers two worship options – Traditional Worship and Jazz Worship. These two worship services are connected by Sunday School and Youth Group, as well as Adult Ed.  Child care is available throughout.  Full schedule >

SpringHouse Partner

Salem’s home is the SpringHouse Ministry Center, a shared, sustainable facility that anchors three churches with distinct identities and rich histories. Salem shares SpringHouse Ministry Center with partner congregations Lyndale United Church of Christ and First Christian Church. Learn more >