November is Stewardship Month
As we approach the end of 2015, it is our recent tradition at Salem to dedicate the month of November to stewardship. While stewardship is an ongoing process done throughout the year, the act of intentional community engagement on how we think about and participate in stewardship affords us a unique opportunity to come together as a faith community. This year, the Council has selected the theme of “By the Numbers, By the Book, and By the People.” As you will see below, you will have many opportunities to participate in this discussion from a variety or perspectives.
- November 1 – By the Numbers. During adult education, Josh Jorstad, Salem’s Treasurer, will lead us in a lively discussion about the current finances of the church. If you have questions about the budget process, church spending, or the impact of Springhouse’s budget, this will be an excellent opportunity to ask those or any other questions.
- November 8 – By the Book. During our 8:30 and 10:30 worship services, Pastor Jonathan will lead us in our community reflection on stewardship from a biblical and worship perspective. During adult education, Mike Bash will share his insights on how can be mindful stewards of our monetary resources as well as estate planning options.
- November 15 – By the People. On Pledge Day, we will hear from many voices at Salem on how they embrace stewardship. The testimonials will inspire and challenge us as we submit our pledges for the coming year and celebrate our renewed (or new) commitments!
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 >
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 >
New Traditional Service Musician!
The search committee is happy to announce that Danny Glass has accepted their offer to be Salem’s new traditional service musician. Hailing from northern Minnesota, yet calling Minneapolis home, Danny has recently returned to the Twin Cities after spending the last few years music-directing for various regional theatres and touring with the Broadway productions of Peter Pan and Jesus Christ Superstar. He studied Music Theory at MacPhail School of Music and his most recent position was at Spiritus Christi Church in Rochester, NY as Worship Accompanist. Danny is excited to be joining the Salem family and envisions a community wherein all can awaken to the Joy of music.