Welcome to Salem!

Monday, October 17, 2016

WELCOME to the SEASONS OF ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS
Salem United Church of Christ has a full schedule during the Advent and Christmas seasons. We are grateful you have visited our congregation's webpage, and we invite you to join us in any of the activities listed here or elsewhere on our calendar. Whoever you are and wherever you are on life's journey, welcome.



WOMEN'S GUILD HOLIDAY BAZAAR

The Women's Guild of Salem hosts a Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, December 3. The hours are from 11 AM until 1 PM, with a drawing for raffle prizes beginning at noon. Contact the church if you are interested in purchasing a raffle ticket. The bazaar offers a luncheon of BBQ, salads, dessert and beverage for $7.00 (the cost for ages 5-12 is $3.00; children under 5 are free). Additionally, there are many baked goods and craft items available for sale. The Guild uses proceeds from the bazaar to support  mission projects of all kinds here at the church, in the region, and around the globe.

CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM
Salem's Sunday School, with the help of others, will present a play with music on Sunday, December 11, at 2 PM. The play was written and is directed by one of our members. A freewill offering will be received, but there is no charge for attending the program.

CHOIR CANTATA
Salem's Chancel Choir will present a cantata during worship on Sunday, December 18. Worship will be at 10:15 A.M. In addition to the musical selections of the cantata, there will be prayers, readings, and congregational singing.







CHRISTMAS EVE
The highlights of the Christmas season at Salem are the two Christmas Eve Candlelight and Communion Services. One is held at 7:30 P.M. and the other is at 11:00 P.M. Both services are rich with Christmas carols, prayers, and scripture readings. Both services close with the Sacrament of Holy Communion (served in the pews) and the Sharing of Light, ending with "Silent Night" in English and in German. Communion at Salem is open to all.

CHRISTMAS DAYSalem will hold worship at 10:15 on Christmas morning.