Annual Meeting January 29

Worship, Lunch, Meetings

Official Notice:  Salem’s Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 29.  Please attend as we give thanks for our life together as a community.  We’ve arranged for extended parking time at both Intermedia Arts and TruStone, so it is fine to use them through the annual meeting time.

Annual Meeting Day Schedule

¨ 10:30 am:  Worship—A shared service with our partner congregations in the South Sanctuary.  Guest preacher Rev. Grant Stephenson will speak on becoming sanctuary church, safe places, from which immigrants under a new administration cannot be deported.

¨ 11:30 am:  Short SpringHouse Meeting—A brief meeting immediately following worship in the sanctuary.

¨ Noon:  Lunch—Together with our partners in the gathering space.  (see below for more details.)

¨ 12:30 pm:  Salem’s Annual Meeting—In the Garden Sanctuary (child care provided).  If you are not able to attend, and would like to vote absentee, speak with Linda Hanson or Laurie Zaepfel (in the office–612-872-4650 or

Annual Meeting Day Potluck

On Sunday January 29, Annual Meeting Day, we’ll share a noon potluck lunch.  Sandwiches will be provided; please bring a side dish, salad or dessert to share.  Volunteers are needed to set up on Saturday, January 28 (time TBA, check with Mary Patterson-612-825-3837) and to help set up and serve the meal on Sunday.  Please sign up now on the information table at church or by calling the office (612-872-4650).


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

Everyone is invited to join the adult faith formation happening in the gathering space at 9:30 am. We will be starting a new series called “Gifts of the Dark Wood” in this new year.  Whether you have already worshiped at 8:30 am or are getting ready for 10:30 am service – stop by and hear how God is speaking to us.

Here is what you need to know about this Sunday morning group:

  • No experience is necessary! This is a casual and fun group of adults simply entering into conversation about God in our lives.
  • Come as you can! You do not have to attend every week to be part of the conversation. There are people who come almost every week but we also have people come only as they can. Each week is independent enough that we welcome all whenever they want to join the discussion.
  • We have treats!
  • Those who have been part of the discussions over the summer have found it to be relevant, meaningful, and FUN!

We hope to see lots of you on Sundays!

Help Wanted — Child Care

We have hired one new child care worker, but SpringHouse is still seeking one or more people to care for children, infants through age 8, on Sunday mornings and at various other times for meetings and other events.  Child care workers will provide care, supervise activities, and help care for the child care facility.  Applicants should be 18 years or older with a successfully completed background check and reference checks.  Find more information on the SpringHouse website:   Applications may be directed to Deb Murphy, or Pastor Rhonda Hlavinka,


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 >