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The Great Commission

Dear Salem Family,

We dwell in the word in staff meetings on the text two weeks out. And this week I was struck by something in the Matthew text, Matthew 28:16-20, 16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him,…

Gather Around the Table

Dear Salem Family,

I love food. Many of you know I love food. I love to cook, dine out, share a meal, experiment with new recipes, I love food. But, I think what I love most about food is that it brings people together. Whether it’s two people sharing a meal or a huge party, food brings people together. These last couple of weeks, I was reminded multiple times about how much I…

New Relationships

Dear Salem Family,

This past week, I had the pleasure of working with some friends that are a part of the Islamic community of Johnson County. We had 4 friends visit Salem last Sunday and they talked with us about the similarities between Christianity and Islam. 24 members of Salem joined together in conversation with the Islamic community. We listened to our friends talk about the…

Making Space for Renewal

Dear Salem Family,

I have been reflecting the last week on the word busy. We are so busy with so many things. There is always something to do, and always something we need to do. I will admit, I love being busy. I love having a full calendar and seeing all kinds of people and being involved in all kinds of things. But, I’ve also learned that when I am that busy, sometimes I’m not always…

Now is the Time

Salem Family,

We went through the season of Advent, a time of waiting. Waiting for the birth of Christ, waiting for the joy. A time of preparation for our Lord. Our stewardship theme has been, “Now is the Time.” After we’ve gone through this season of waiting, now is the time. After the commitment the congregation made at the Annual Meeting, the theme, “Now is the Time”…

Weekly Word

Dear Salem Family,

It’s January. I know this isn’t a surprise. It hits every year and for some it means sadness with the Christmas season over and for some the excitement of a New Year is upon us. January can be a blue time of year when the sun doesn’t shine as much and the cold keeps people from their regular routines. For some, myself included, they love the cold and shine during…

Weekly Word

Dear Salem Family,

I am blessed to work with many different people and many different ministries as a part of my work here at Salem. I get to work with families, individuals, service and outreach groups and other organizations. It is something different every day and I love being able to work with this community.

In staff meeting this week, we discussed the Christmas Sunday reading…

Weekly Word

Salem friends and family,

I was blessed to partake in packing Thanksgiving bags with some great people this past Wednesday. Kids and adults came together to pack food for those that face food insecurity. After we packed the bags, we all sat down and discussed food insecurity and what it means to pack the bags. The kids had some great responses about feeling happy that they were able…