We are Sanctuary Supporting!
Welcoming and Sanctuary Supporting Luncheon on November 12 following Worship
in the SpringHouse Gathering Space
Wondering what it means to be Sanctuary Supporting or Immigrant Welcoming? The Spring House Sanctuary Task Force is hosting a “resource fair” to help answer our questions.
- Fundraising Lunch. Food will be prepared by Yolanda whose son-in-law has been detained 5+ months. Elmer and Kathryn are married with an infant daughter. Elmer worked in roofing and siding and was sole provider for his family. Household expenses are now a challenge. Free will donations at lunch will support this family (recommended $5/person or $20/family).
- Learning. Pick up materials on what it means to be Immigrant Welcoming and Sanctuary Supporting Congregations, including denomination resolutions.
- Ideas. Sanctuary Task Force will share ideas on actions that might manifest from our resolutions.
- Pray. Share in a joint time of prayer for immigrants and families.
- Stories. Learn about immigrant stories.
Thanksgiving! Worship and Pie on November 22
Join us on Wednesday, November 22 at 6:30 pm for a Thanksgiving Eve worship service in North Sanctuary and then we move into the Gathering Space for pie fellowship. Want an excuse to do some baking? (it’s okay to buy one, too) Watch for a sign-up sheet and plan to bring a pie to share if you’d like. If you’re in town, please join us!
Join Us to Decorate for Advent!
Come one and come all on Thursday November 30 to get ready for the season! Join us for a pot-luck dinner at 6 pm and time to decorate the sanctuary for Advent and prepare for Christmas. We will not only be setting up the tree, but creating some new pieces of liturgical art and paraments to use for the season. Everyone’s help is needed to make the season bright! Mark your calendars today!
SpringHouse Adult Faith Formation
–Join Us, It’s Fun!
Join us Sunday November 5 for a final look at Faith, Sexism, and Justice. We will spend our time together looking at art and images of God and talking about how they inform our image of faith and of ourselves.
On Sunday November 12, don’t miss hearing from our guest speaker Christian Piatt as part of the FCC VOICES conference series. But let us just say one word…PRINCE. (more information at http://www.fccminneapolis.org/home/voices/ )
On Sunday November 19 council members will host “Salem Conversations” in the garden sanctuary. Come with your questions or just to join the conversation about what’s happening at Salem.
Finally, join us for our Advent Joint Adult Faith Formation, “Christmas Accounts in the Gospels” beginning November 26 and running through December 17. Come experience how Christmas is observed in each of the four Gospels. Peek in and compare each of the Gospels to homes that Christians visit. Illustrations of each Gospel house are provided by artist Kevin Burns based on his interpretation of the shape and character of each Gospel.* Together we will be challenged to see Christmas from the different perspectives offered in each house as we reflect on the mystery of Jesus.
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!
November 5: We will be meeting at Nokomis Heights Lutheran Church to talk Stewardship. We will be joining with the other congregations in Project $100.
December 3: Place TBD
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.
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 >