THIS SATURDAY! It’s time for our SECOND annual Chili Cook-Off! Join us on Saturday January 19, from 4-6 pm, as we gather around steaming crockpots full of delicious chili. 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. No need to have signed up—we welcome you to join us for all the fun!
Not Just an Annual Meeting!
Make sure you have your calendars marked for Sunday January 27! You do not want to miss this meeting. Yes, there are some business items we need to attend to, but it is also a chance to get together as a faith community to talk about how Salem is shining its light in our world! Rumor has it there will be bingo, prizes. and treats!
¨ 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
Can’t wait to see you all there!
Theology on Tap
Come and join the fun…be part of the conversation! We are trying something NEW. We will meet Wednesday, January 30 at 6:30 pm at Lago Taco (just south on Lyndale) for our final Theology on Tap before our Lenten break. We would love to have you join us for tacos and conversation!
Adult Faith Formation
You have spoken, and we listened! Based on all the wonderful feedback you gave us, here’s what we are going to be doing over the next several months!
January 13 & 20: What’s the Difference Between the SpringHouse Congregations? Over these two weeks, we’ll take a laid-back look at our three congregations through the lenses of our 3 SpringHouse denominations.
February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3: The Views From the Gospels
We’ll examine the difference between the Gospels (i.e. how Matthew comes from one direction, Luke comes from another direction, etc.) using a combination of videos and other materials, plus learn about the Gospel of Q, which influences Mark, the first of the gospels in the New Testament.
March 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7: Social Justice Through The Eyes of Prophets You May Not Know (or remember…)
For our Lenten study, our focus will be on some of the prophets that we forget about or may not know about, and how they underpin social justice.
April 28, May 5, 12: Human Geography of Palestine
We hear a lot of things in the news about the situation in Israel and Palestine. What’s the Biblical history that connects the dots, how does it relate to the Bible and modern history?
June 2 & 9: Is My Muslim Neighbor’s God the Same as My God?
Guest speakers TBA.
June 16, 23, 30, July 7 & 14: Myths, Leviticus, and Us
Pastor Laurie of First Christian will lead us through a study on Leviticus, helping us examine some common myths and how people use the Bible to ‘justify’ certain positions.
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