Opportunities for Service and Fellowship
Altar Guild members are responsible for preparing the chancel for worship, including communion preparations, baptism preparations, changing paraments, and seasonal decorating. Altar Guild meets quarterly to discuss schedules and make plans.
Salem fields a team for the area's fast-pitch church league. Anyone that is interested can sign up in the Welcome Center or contact Jeff Paulsen at 815-895-8416.
Salem's Sound Crew provides audio tech support for all worship services. Team members are also responsible for recording and duplicating the services on cds to be delivered to shut-ins. New members are welcome and training is provided.
Nine times a year some of us have the privilege of taking communion from our altar to our homebound. There are about 15 people who welcome us into their home or their room at an assisted living place or a nursing home. The printed order of service is placed by Altar Guild with the communion kit, so when Pastor calls up the deliverers to the altar to bless them and the kits too, everything is ready to go. If you would like to join us in this ministry, please contact the church office 815-895-9171 for more information. It's probably one of the most rewarding 30 minutes you'll ever have.
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Recycle Your Dead Batteries … We have a basket for them in the Narthex. A volunteer will drop them off at Best Buy.
Remember to save your travel size toiletries for Safe Passage and Hope Haven. There is a basket for them in the Welcome Center.
RECYCLE your Aluminum Cans! They can be dropped off in garbage bags or put into the big garbage cans near the coat racks downstairs outside of Fellowship Hall. Any monies raised will be split between Salem’s Social Justice Committee and Youth Group. Many Thanks!
Items collected for both Hope Haven and Love INC in DeKalb. Contact the Church office to find out the current needs.
Fair Trade Coffee for Sale the first weekend of every month after all services 5:00 p.m. Saturday 8:00 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday and Between 8:00 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday Services Sponsored by Salem’s Global Missions Committee
Sunday School Student Reminder: Remember to bring an item for Salem’s Food Pantry along with your offering on the first Sunday of each month. See Salem’s Food Pantry Needs on a separate page in these announcements.