Welcome to Salem!

“We are the church that shares a living, daring confidence in God’s grace. Liberated by our faith, we embrace you as a whole person questions, complexities and all. Join us as we do God’s work in Christ’s name for the life of the world.”
Welcome to believers and questioners, and to questioning believers.

Here’s what is happening at Salem

June 13, 2019

How are you with mysteries? Many people like a good mystery. Book stores have shelves and shelves of mystery books. It’s not hard to find a mystery on TV. One thing these mysteries have in common, by the end we usually know “who did it”. Our response ranges from “I knew that” to “I didn’t see that coming”.

But there is a mystery that doesn’t seem to end up like that. This Sunday is Trinity Sunday. A quote, often attributed to St Patrick, says “The Trinity is a mystery that cannot be comprehended by human reason but is understood by faith and is best confessed in the words of the Athanasian Creed which states that we worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity; neither confounding the Persons: nor dividing the Substance. That we are compelled by the Christian faith to confess that each distinct person is God and Lord and that the deity of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit is one equal in glory, coequal in majesty.”

It’s a mystery that doesn’t get wrapped up at the end of 200 pages or after an hour on TV. It is one understood by faith. A faith that “is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1)

This Sunday worship service is at 9:30. Immediately following the service, we will have our semi-annual meeting.
Thursday, June 13
Food Pantry 4:00

Saturday, June 15
Innerview Chat & Chew 11:00

Sunday, June 16
Worship 9:30
Semi Annual Meeting 10:30

Monday, June 17
Finance 6:30
Executive 7:30
Scout Troop 103 7:30

Tuesday, June 18
Beer & Bar Theology 7:30 – Brewport

Food Pantry

When Salem’s Food Pantry first opened in October, 2015, barely a quarter of the parish hall was used for the shelves of food. Today almost half of the parish hall is being used for the shelves of food, tables full of fruits, vegetables, and bread products.
 
The pantry is open every 2nd & 4th Thursday from 4:00 – 6:30. Offering healthy and nutritious food items and everyday supplies. Fresh fruits and vegetables will also be available. Volunteers will be graciously accepted. Interested individuals should contact Joe Bales at joebales39@yahoo.com. Monetary contributions and food donations also graciously accepted. To view our Facebook page, click here.

 Youth ministry

We now have a special place on our website for our youth ministry. You can find it under Ministries on the menu bar at the top or by clicking here!

Aging & disability resource

We have added an aging and disability resource guide. You can find it under Resources above or by clicking here.