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 >

Annual Meeting!

Make sure you have your calendars marked for Sunday January 28! You do not want to miss this meeting. Yes, there are some business items we need to attend to (i.e. passing a budget, electing a few people to leadership positions, and even some constitutional amendments), but it is also a chance to get together as a faith community to talk about what is on Salem’s horizon!  I also seem to recall that there were party hats and prizes last year.

¨ Joint Worship at 10:30 am (NO 8:30 am worship this day)

¨ Brief SpringHouse Annual Meeting immediately following worship

¨ Lunch – which will transition into…

¨ Salem Annual Meeting

Childcare will be provided for all of the above

If you have questions about our annual meeting, please feel free to contact congregational President Josh Jorstad or Vice President Michelle Ruppert.

Can’t wait to see you all there!

 

SpringHouse Adult Faith Formation–Join Us, It’s Fun!

Join us for Adult Faith Formation at 9:30 am in the Gathering Space. For the next three weeks, you will be treated to an Introduction to Spiritual Practices. A spiritual practice is any regular and intentional activity that establishes, develops, and nourishes a personal relationship with the Divine in which we allow ourselves to be transformed. Join us as Pastor Ashley from Lyndale UCC,  one of Salem’s SpringHouse partner churches, leads us through an examination of various practices.

Confirmation Ministry

Reformation Confirmation, the joint confirmation ministry of the Minneapolis Synod, has met twice this fall and each time we have hosted 50-60 youth and adults from congregations around the Synod. We talked liturgical arts and covenants in September and covered the Reformation in October. What an exciting adventure for our young people. Here is what is coming up next!

February 11: At SpringHouse, the topic will be Interfaith Dialogues.

Just a reminder that we meet from 1–4 pm on the designated Sunday. Pastor Rhonda is still looking for an adult mentor who would be interested in participating with her in mentoring our amazing 5 young people taking part in this adventure. Let her know if you are interested.

Chili Cook-Off

Join us on Saturday January 27, from 4 pm – 6 pm, for Salem’s first annual chili cook-off. Whether you are up for making a pot, or just tasting them all, this will be a fun fellowship event for everyone! (Invite your friends!)  For those who like an opportunity to give – we will be highlighting the ministry of the Simpson Shelter and their ministry with the hungry. As we eat our fill of chili, we will collect spare change and other financial contributions that will go directly to Simpson’s ministry with the hungry.  Sign up in the back of the sanctuary or by emailing the office at office@discoversalem.org if you are ready to compete by entering your crock of chili.

 

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 >