Salem is a vibrant and friendly community. It is our connections with one another that make us special. Christ centered community is deeper than the coffee and refreshments we share after worship each Sunday. Christian community is about the relationships that we share with one another. It is related to the big difference that exists between being friendly and making friends. Friends are important to all of us, but developing spiritual friendships is particularly important within our spiritual lives. This is why Christianity cannot be lived out in isolation and why Hebrews 10:24 says that we should not neglect to meet together. When we enter into true Christian community with each other we surrender to God as we enter into these authentic spiritual relationships.
There are many ways that we seek to connect with one another in these types of friendships at Salem.
Family & Fellowship - On the first Sunday of every month, we have a special coffee hour following worship. Everyone gathers for good coffee, good food, and good conversation.
Lenten Lunches - Lenten Lunches are an annual tradition at Salem. People from all around the community gather for a light lunch on Wednesdays during the season of Lent. Area pastors offer adevotional as we all seek to observe this holy season together.
Grubby Sundays - Caring for our church facility inside and out.
Recognizing milestones in people's lives including significant birthdays, graduations, and anniversaries.
Prayer Buddies - Pairing up our children with the older saints in the church for prayer and relationships.
Senior Brunches - during the holidays and summer
Picnics & Retreats
Koinonia Groups - "Koinonia" is the Greek word for "together." These are groups of 8 to 10 people that gather about once per month in each other's homes to share a meal together. More importantly, as we gather around these tables, we share our lives together and get to know one another more and more.
AND SO MUCH MORE!