Reconciling in Christ (RIC) Sunday – Jan. 26

This year, Faith and Advocacy is the theme for RIC Sunday 2020. Knowing that God calls us to love and serve ALL of God’s Beloveds, it is important that we recognize the ways in which we as the church have turned away from our LGBTQIA+ siblings. We focus this RIC Sunday asking the question, “How do we […]

Thank You, Salem!

This week we received a plea from Braes Interfaith Ministries (BIM), our neighborhood social ministry coalition.  Due to the chemical leak at the Houston Food Bank, it was doubtful that they would get their normal shipment of  groceries.  We put the word out to you and you came through.  We made several trips to deliver […]

Advent at Salem

Advent is a season of waiting, but is idle waiting what God wants of us?  In preparation for the coming Messiah, we wonder together — what things can’t wait?  What demands our immediate attention?  What is it that God can’t wait for?  Is it our praise, reconciliation, and proclamation?  Is it the end of suffering, […]

Christmas at Salem

Christmas at Salem We hope that you can make plans to join us in worship as we praise God for the greatest gift of all, the gift of Jesus! Dec. 24, 7:30 p.m.  Christmas Eve Service  will be a candlelight service with Holy Communion. Dec. 29, 10:30 a.m.  The First Sunday of Christmas we continue […]

Congregation Annual Meeting – Nov. 17

Salem’s Annual Congregation Meeting is set for Sunday, Nov. 17, at 11:45 a.m. Items on the Agenda: Election of our 2020 Congregation Council Approval of our 2020 Budget Council Recommendation for Salem’s Future

Community Thanksgiving Service – Nov. 17

This year’s Community Thanksgiving Service will be hosted by St. Phillip’s United Methodist Church (5501 Beechnut) on Sunday, Nov. 17, at 4:00 p.m.  Area clergy and choirs combine their talents and traditions to lead this ecumenical service of praise and thanksgiving. A special offering will benefit Braes Interfaith Ministries. A reception which follows the service […]

NEW Adult Class Begins Nov. 17!

  Beginning on Sunday, No. 17, we will begin reading and discussing Lenny Duncan’s book, “Dear Church:  A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the U.S.”  Lenny address several concerns regarding theological and structural issues that continue to keep the ELCA the whitest denomination in the United States.  This promises […]

Set Your Clocks Back Nov. 2!

Remember to set your clock back one hour before going to bed on Saturday, Nov. 2, so you will have have an extra hour of sleep before coming to celebrate all the saints in our lives on All Saints Sunday!

All Saints Sunday – Nov. 3

The festival of All Saints calls us to rejoice in all the saints: those who have died and now rest in Christ, those who live now, and those yet to come. We are reminded that in holy baptism God unites all the faithful — in our church on earth and in heaven. A special service […]

Stephen Ministry is Forming at Salem!

Stephen Ministry is a Christ-centered, confidential one-on-one active listening ministry serving adult individuals experiencing a crisis such as the loss of a loved one, significant relationship, job, health, etc.  It was active here at Salem in the 1990s. Due to a renewed interest, it is returning to Salem this fall under the guidance of Pastor […]