Whoever you are, wherever you are on life's journey,
YOU are welcome at Salem Church !
Please remember to follow these guidelines below to help everyone feel Welcome and Safe at Salem Church!
 
  • Everyone MUST wear a mask, vaccinated or not. 
  • If you have been or if you think you have been exposed to COViD-19 or have any symptoms of COViD-19, please do not attend in person and join us safely on Zoom.
  • Please arrive at least 10 minutes early so the Ushers have enough time to seat everyone safely. 
  • Please use ONLY the front, main Sanctuary entrance of the Church off of Oakland Street.
  • An usher will seat you with your family members.
  • Please remember to keep social distancing standards while in the Sanctuary and refrain from contact with other members.
  • Holy Communion - single serving communion cups and wafers will be available as you enter the Sanctuary. (Please place empty Communion cups in the trash, by the door, as you exit.) We will also have an offering plate near the entrance as well. 
  • At the close of the worship service, please remain seated until the ushers escort you toward the exit.
  • The restroom in the office hallway will be available for use.
  • The rest of the building will remain closed - including the nursery. You will have access to the restroom in the office hallway via the Gathering Room.
  • We will have some social time following the service outside, and there you may make contact if you are comfortable.
  • If you are not comfortable with being in the sanctuary, please join us on Zoom. 
We have taken appropriate safety precautions to make sure that you are safe and that the church is accessible and clean for your arrival for worship!

We Welcome and Thank our Guest Preacher
Kristen Metcalf
Sunday, October 10 - 10AM
Our guest preacher, Kristen Metcalf is a member in discernment in the Detroit Metropolitan Association, preparing for ordained ministry in the United Church of Christ. She earned her Master of Divinity at Pentecostal Theological Seminary (Church of God) in Cleveland Tennessee.


Click on the link below for our Sunday Bulletin!
Salem United Church of Christ is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Sunday 10AM Worship
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Salem United Church of Christ is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Bible Study
Time: Sep 12, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
    Every week on Sun, until Nov 21, 2021, 11 occurrence(s)
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2022 Offering Envelopes

It's that time of year again! We will be ordering our offering envelopes for 2022 soon. As some friends and members transition to online giving they have found they have no need for an envelope set. If you currently receive a set of envelopes and no longer use them due to online giving, please let the church office know by responding to this email or calling the church office at 248-474-6880. Thank you!
Endowment Fund Offering
October 17, 202
You have an opportunity to plant seeds of faith that will flourish and grow long after we are gone. The Salem Endowment has a special offering envelop coming up on October 17. Your contributions to this fund are invested and only the interest earned is used. Some of the projects the Endowment Fund has supported include youth group mission trip, a young student through Child Fund (international program) and assisting with the purchase of the property to the west of the church parking lot.  According to our bylaws, we can use the endowment funds for needs within Salem (50%), the outside community needs (25%) and or either one (25%). 
Please prayerfully consider an offering to the Endowment Fund! 

Service of Ordination for
Bonnie L. Meek-Miller
Sunday, October 24 at 4pm
at Salem Church
All are Welcome!

For those who can't make it in person,
see Zoom link below

Salem United Church of Christ is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Bonnie Meek-Miller Ordination
Time: Oct 24, 2021 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Please keep Frank Wildasin and Mark and Pam Tyler's Family in your prayer's as they mourn the passing of Pam's mother Joyce Wildasin. There will be visitation at Heeney Sundquist from 1 to 3pm this Sunday, October 10. A funeral service will be held at 3pm, followed by fellowship at Cowley's.

Please keep Joyce Pedersen and the family of Jayson and Juli Schwalm in your prayers as they mourn the passing of Juli's father and Joyce's husband, Pete Pedersen.
Hands and Heart Sunday
October 31st
 “Preach the Gospel - use words if necessary.”
(St. Francis of Assisi) 
 
At Salem, we dedicate each “fifth” Sunday to mission and outreach projects. This month we will be creating Christmas shoe box gifts filled with a breakfast meal of pancake and muffin/cookie mixes for our local Neighborhood House Farmington families.
How can we help?
1. Breakfast kit suggestions: 16 ounce syrup, 2 lb pancake mix, appx 14 ounce muffin/bread kit, muffin papers, spatula, Christmas towel – be creative!
2. Cookie kit suggestions: Sugar cookie mixes, frosting, sprinkles, spatula – anything to fit in a shoe box – have fun!

Matthew 25:35 “I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me”
SPECIAL REQUEST FROM THE
DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
 The VA is in need of new sweatshirts, sweatpants, underwear & undershirts in sizes X, XL & XXL and laundry detergent pods. If you would like to contribute any of these items for the VA, please bring them to church on or before survival packing day, Friday, November 26th Thank you!
Salem Mission Ministry
















Prayer Shawl Ministry Updated Schedule!

Salem United Church of Christ is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Prayer Shawl Ministry 
Time: Oct 5, 2021 10:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
    Every month on the First Tue, until Mar 1, 2022, 6 occurrence(s)
    Oct 5, 2021 10:30 AM
    Nov 2, 2021 10:30 AM
    Dec 7, 2021 10:30 AM
    Jan 4, 2022 10:30 AM
    Feb 1, 2022 10:30 AM
    Mar 1, 2022 10:30 AM

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Meeting ID: 828 5679 5548
Passcode: 147105
Property Resources Ministry Team 
(Repair, maintenance, and management of the
building and surrounding property)

The Property Resources Ministry Team is in need of a chair person! If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions please contact Jay Schwalm.