The word “Salem” comes from a Hebrew word that means “peace.” We gather for worship to receive true peace from our God, peace that comes from the certainty that our sins are forgiven because Jesus lived, died, and rose again to save us. As a result, we know that the almighty God is our friend, that he will always care for us and provide for us throughout our lives on earth, and that eternal life in heaven is ours when we die. Our worship focuses on Jesus and everything he has done to bring us this lasting peace, both for our lives here on earth and for our lives in eternity.
Worship Times: Sunday mornings at 9am during the summer and at 10am starting September 10.
How long is the service? Most of our services last around an hour.
What will I be expected to do? Our service is printed out in full every week in an easy-to-follow worship folder, so you don’t need to worry about getting lost or not knowing what to do. As a new visitor, you will not be singled out in any way. Our service consists of hymns, scripture readings, a sermon, and prayers. If you are comfortable singing along, join in! If not, you can just listen.
Where should I sit? Anywhere you’d like! You will enter the sanctuary from the back, so feel free to sit anywhere you feel comfortable.
What should I wear? You will see everything from dresses and suits to jeans and t-shirts. Many come in business casual attire. We don’t care what you’re wearing, just put clothes on. If they match, even better!
What about the offering? We’re not after your money. We’re after your heart. We just want to give you the peace of Jesus that he has given to us. For that reason, we don’t want you to put a dime in the offering plate unless you want to. So please do not feel obligated to give when the offering plate gets passed around. You are our guest, and it is our privilege to serve you during worship.
What about the kids? Please don’t feel badly if your children act up in worship, it happens all the time! Noisy or quiet, they are always welcome in church. At the same time, we also recognize that managing children during worship can be difficult and distracting for the parents. For that reason, during the school year we do offer Sunday School during church for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Sundays of the month at our Family Ministry Center, so that your kids can learn about Jesus on their level. To learn more about Sunday School, click here. The 4th and 5th Sundays of the month, as well as the Sundays during the summer, are Family Sundays where we encourage families to worship together. Family Sundays usually include a special 4-minute children’s sermon at the front of church for all children in the congregation, where our pastor will teach them the message of the service on their level. If for any reason you feel that you need to attend to your children privately during the service, you are always welcome to use the mother’s room located in the fellowship wing.