Welcome to Salem!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

WELCOME!
Thank you for exploring Salem's website. We are glad you are here. Do let us know if you have any questions or would like more information, we would be happy to help as we can. In the meantime, here is an overview of what is happening at the church in May.

MUSIC SUNDAY
May 7th is our congregation's annual Music Sunday. The worship service that day is given over almost wholly to our various choirs and to congregational singing. Music is something of a signature piece in the life of this church, and Music Sunday gives us a chance to witness in a way we love. The theme for this year's Music Sunday is "Sharing the Love of God through Music." The Music Sunday worship service is at 10:15 A.M.

PIE AUCTION
Back by popular demand is Salem's annual Pie Auction, which is a fundraiser used to support the church's youth. A team of youth and adults from Salem will be traveling to Alamosa, Colorado, this summer for a Serving and Learning Together mission trip. The pie auction will help raise funds to make the trip possible. "What is a pie auction?" you ask. It is a fun event in which people bid on pies donated by bakers in the church; youth serve as the auctioneers, and a good time is had by all. In addition to live bidding, there is also a table with a silent auction for whole pies and another table where smaller portions can be purchased without bidding. This year's pie auction follows worship on May 7th.

SALAD LUNCHEON
Our Women's Guild will host their annual Salad Luncheon on Thursday, May 4, from 11:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. The meal, priced at $7.00 per person, consists of assorted salads, beverage, dinner rolls and dessert. All the proceeds from this event benefit the various missions projects of our Women's Guild.

RITE OF CONFIRMATION
Several ninth graders from our congregation will be Confirmed in the Christian faith during worship on Sunday, May 21. The Rite of Confirmation takes place at Salem following a two-year period of study with the pastor. The Rite of Confirmation is integrally related to the Sacrament of Baptism and is a ceremony in which persons who were baptized as infants claim as their own the faith that was pledged for them at the time of baptism.

SUMMER SCHEDULE
Salem's summer schedule will begin on Sunday, June 4. This means that worship will begin at 9:00 A.M. starting on June 4. The summer schedule will continue through September 3.

OPEN AND AFFIRMING
Salem is an Open and Affirming Congregation. No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome at Salem United Church of Christ.