Celebrating 50 Years. Growing into the next 50.
In December 2020, Salem recognized the 50th anniversary of our congregation in our current building in New Brighton. We celebrated this milestone with gratitude and hope and invited all at Salem to mark the occasion by supporting the 50/50 Giving Initiative from Thanksgiving through Christmas.
The 50/50 Giving Initiative was an opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus by addressing desperate needs in our local community and world, offering support to Covenant ministry partners struggling in this difficult season, and accomplishing a building improvement project that will improve our ability to attract and serve the children and families God is calling us to reach with the Good News of God’s love.
We set out with a goal of $100,000 and Salem accomplished a milestone way beyond! Our congregation raised over $159,360 for this special year-end giving initiative. This translates into $79,680 in financial support going to our 3 ministry partners. Think about the impact this has on many, many lives. How wonderful and amazing to bless these partners!
- $26,560 to Ralph Reeder Food Shelf in our own community to provide food and help feed our hungry neighbors.
- $26,560 to Covenant Pines Bible Camp to enable this crucial ministry to plan for an impactful 2021 ministry season and help campers take a next step in their Christian faith.
- $26,560 to Covenant World Relief and Development to offer life-saving support to those most in need in our world.
The other $79,680 will help Salem move forward with a remodel of our lower-level bathrooms. A clean, safe, and refreshed space will serve our children, families, and guests well into the future.
What a great way to celebrate our 50 years of ministry in our current building! What a great way to make a significant difference for good in our world! Through the incredible generosity of our congregation, many lives will be positively impacted and we are so grateful for the opportunity to bless these ministry partners and be a part of the great work God is doing here and around the world.
“Blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence.
They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water.
Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought.
Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit.”
Jeremiah 17: 7-8
Join us in gratitude as we support partners serving neighbors in need and as we invest in this facility and empower ministry into the next 50 years. Thank you for your partnership in ministry!
We shared video highlights of our 50/50 Giving Initiative during our Sunday morning worship services. These videos capture important information about the 50/50 Giving Initiative and share details of the ministry partners we are supporting and blessing through your generous giving.