Find out more about who we are by clicking the links below.

Worship at Salem

Jazz or Traditional, you take your pick.  Between services there is a social time and adult education, as well as Sunday School and child care.  Adult Education varies week to week and includes Bible study, outside leaders, topical discussion, or current issues.  Alternately, bring your newspaper, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the morning.

What We Believe

Link here to learn more about what we believe and how we express this belief in our community life and in our daily living.


It’s all about partnership, and together the staff, members, volunteers, students from local seminary, and those in our partnership congregations empower ministry big and small.

Sunday School and Youth

Link here for information about these program areas.

Young Adults

Yes, we’ve got young adults at Salem, active in literally every aspect of the congregation’s life.  That said, there is also a young adult group.  Click here for details.

Our History

Salem English Lutheran Church began in 1890 as one of the first English speaking congregations of its kind west of Chicago to worship in the language of the new neighborhood.  So many years later, Salem still seeks to speak an authentic language of the gospel in our neighborhood.