In Salem’s ministries for adults, there are many options to grow your mind, heart, and soul. Join the exciting adventure of becoming a stronger follower of Jesus. Adult Ministries at Salem has something for everyone. Brochures with more details are available at the kiosk in the Narthex.
The journey of faith gets more exciting the longer you’ve been on the road. There is so much to learn about and so much transformation to experience that most people are looking for some regular spiritual exercises and some friends to do the journey with.
Worship and Community Life Pastor
Adult Ministries Overview
Adult Ministries at Salem has something for everyone.
Adult Christian Education Classes
(September – May)
Sunday Mornings at Salem are a rich resource of spiritual nurture. Along with two worship services, we have a Christian Education Classes for all ages from 10:10-10:50 a.m. Adults who want to grow their Christian thinking and community will find three experiences to choose from. A copy of their recent brochure can be found HERE. Also available from 10:10-10:50, Faith 20/20, which includes a presentation from local experts followed by 20 minutes of discussion on topics relevant to living out faith. A copy of their recent brochure can be found HERE.
Come readers, one and all. Join us to read secular books and thoughtfully discuss them from a Christian perspective. We gather once a month on the third Thursday at 7:00 p.m. (September–May).
JOURNEYS for adult 50+
We believe aging is an exciting adventure full of the most productive years of life. We help provide opportunities to connect with others in this age and stage of life to grow spiritually and intellectually; to explore healthy living; and to build friendships through mission, service, and fun.
When men gather to grow in their faith in Jesus Christ through Bible study, outreach, prayer, and service, families, work places, and neighborhoods can change. Join us for connecting events which give men a chance to build each other up.
Nurturing a conversation with God in a busy world is critical for a growing faith life. Prayer events like the Advent service and the Seven Days of Prayer experience are held throughout the year. Join us on the first Tuesday of each month at 12:30 p.m. for a half hour of prayer with Pastors or join the Intercessory Prayer Team in praying for the needs of the Salem Community.
Women from all seasons of life are invited to gather for friendship and faith. Friday night events provide a space for women to get to know one another more deeply and be encouraged in their faith journey. Participating in service projects together invite the Salem Sisters to serve others in meaningful ways.
Senior Fellowship strives to meet the needs of Salem’s senior citizens through personal relationships, enjoyable programs, and creating a space and time for fellowship. We meet every third Friday of the month (September–May) for lunch and entertainment.
Small Groups and Bible Studies
Committing to a Salem small group opens a space in each of our lives to connect with new friends, grow in our faith, and to go into our world with love and clarity. Our small group launches happen in September and January, offering a variety of topics and biblical studies.
Bible Studies/Small Groups
Adult Small Groups
Jonna Fantz—Worship and Community Life Pastor
Committing to a Salem Small Group opens a space in each of our lives to connect with new friends,
to grow in our faith, and to go into our world with fresh energy and clarity.
Our small group launches happen in September and January, offering a variety of topics and biblical studies.
Salem Book Club
The book selections are primarily secular and we will discuss them from our Christian perspective.
Thursday, October 21st, 7:00 p.m.
Pox: An American History
by Michael Willrich
Thursday, November 18th, 7:00 p.m.
Before We Were Yours
by Lisa Wingate
Thursday, January 20th, 7:00 p.m.
The Warmth of Other Suns
by Isabel Wilkerson
Thursday, February 17th, 7:00 p.m.
Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale
by Adam Minter
Thursday, March 17th, 7:00 p.m.
by Liz Heinecke
Thursday, April 21st, 7:00 p.m.
The Engineer’s Wife: A Novel of the Brooklyn Bridge
by Tracey Enerson Wood
Thursday, May 19th, 7:00 p.m.
by David Oliver Relin
Christian Education Classes
Christian Education Classes for Adults
Salem offers two options for Christian Education Classes from September-May.
View previous classes HERE.
Don’t miss this chance to deepen your Sunday Morning experience.
Adult Sunday School
The Adult Sunday School is a 40-minute lecture. One of our guiding verses is I Peter 3:15, “But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.” A copy of their recent brochure can be found HERE.
Faith 20/20 is an interactive opportunity to learn—even from a distance. We continue with our twin goals of delivering thoughtful spiritual content (20 minutes) to be processed in intimate conversations (20 minutes). Each session is a bite-sized jump into deep topics with a side of getting to know some new people. A copy of their recent brochure can be found HERE.
MOPS (MOPS stands for Mothers Of Preschoolers)
MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers and is for every mom with children from birth through kindergarten. MomsNext, an extension of MOPS, exists to meet the needs of every mom with children in grades 1-12. MOPS and MomsNext groups provide an open, caring, and accepting atmosphere to grow and share your experiences with other women. No matter what your background or age, you will find support in MOPS and MomsNext as you try to be the best mom you can be! Come, join us! You are invited to attend the thriving group that meets at Salem on the second and fourth Fridays each month, 9:30-11:30 a.m., September-May.
MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers and is for every mom with children from birth through kindergarten. MomsNext, an extension of MOPS, exists to meet the needs of every mom with children in grades 1-12. MOPS and MomsNext groups provide an open, caring, and accepting atmosphere to grow and share your experiences with other women. No matter what your background or age, you will find support in MOPS and MomsNext as you try to be the best mom you can be!
We are finding creative ways to connect mothers of littles this fall while we strive to remain safe. Even though this year looks sooo different than we all expected or desire, we have an amazing semester of fellowship (in-person or virtual) for our dear mamas! Please contact Ashley Tramm (email@example.com) or Sarah Burt (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information. Our in-home table groups will be using content provided by MOPS International, which can only be accessed by registered members. To register, head over to mops.org/join and enter group code 9SDW to join the Salem group. Enter promo code EXPMIM21SEPT for $2 off your registration.
Email Heidi Anderson (Heidileeanderson@gmail.com) if you need to join a group! Email Sarah Burt (email@example.com) if you want to join the virtual group!
The SCC Prayer Team prays consistently for Salem and promotes prayer in the lives of those who are part of the community. Prayer events at Advent and to launch Lent help the church move into these special seasons with an ear tuned to hear from and experience God. The Intercessory Prayer Team, Prayer Line, and our monthly prayer gathering are all ways to grow in your life of prayer. Join us as we grow in our conversation with God.
Monthly Prayer Meetings First Tuesday of each month at 12:30 p.m.
Christmas Quiet Service First Wednesday of Advent
7 Days of Prayer During the first week in Lent
Seven Days of Prayer
During the Lenten Season
Individuals, couples, and families will be able to sign up for an hour to visit and pray in our prayer room which will be thoughtfully set up for a meaningful time between you and God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Sign up for Intercessory Prayer Team
Intercessory Prayer Team —Amazing things happen when God’s people pray.
“Pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints. Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel.” Ephesians 6:18-19
Paul spoke these words because he knew how important the prayers of his brothers and sisters were to his ministry. Through Lent, one hundred and eleven people committed themselves to pray regularly for Salem’s ministries. This Intercessory Prayer Team found great joy in lifting up the work of our church to God, who always hears our prayers and can do wonders when we are faithful. Twenty of those people have now extended their commitment and will continue to support Salem’s ministries on a daily basis—or every other day, or weekly—however, they feel led. They receive regular updates via email (or the Postal Service, if they aren’t online) with reminders of upcoming events, and of challenges being faced by our various ministry teams. If you feel led to make this commitment too, please contact Kathy Sammartano by email or call 763-786-5307).
The second half of life is a rich and challenging time. SCC’s Senior Fellowship focuses in on enjoyable monthly programs where we can continue to learn, laugh, and fellowship together. If you are 55+ join in these connecting events with a variety of speakers and entertainers.
We would like to CONNECT with you and GROW in this fellowship,
so we plan to GO forward with the following programs and lunches for September-May.
A copy of their recent brochure can be found HERE.