Renewing God's House Together Updates

Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. -Ephesians 3:20-21

Salem has now completed 14 months of the capital campaign that concluded on December 31, 2021. The capital appeal is providing the opportunity to leave a lasting legacy of love and faith for future generations. The response from members and friends has been very generous.

The original gifts and pledges for the 38-month period of time for the campaign increased slightly to $2,021,900. How are we doing? It is a great pleasure to report the following results as of December 31 ,2019.

• Cash contributions received in 2018 $490,344.00

• Cash contributions and other gifts 2019 $984,793.00

• Total cash contributed and other gifts $1,475,137.00

This represents well over 70% of the total pledges made for this appeal. Included in these numbers is $31,808 that was received from members who did not pledge and other sources including rent, cd interest, and gifts from Thrivent.

Please know that any member may contribute whether they pledged or not and that all receipts received will help lower the amount that needs to be borrowed to complete the renovation.

Please continue to pray for Salem and our future as we work our way through this process. A special thanks for all those who have taken an active role to see this to completion.

Together we are a community of faith striving to make a real difference in people’s lives. Your support and generosity ensures that worship blesses those who gather and that learning and growth happens for people of all ages. Reaching out in compassion and service to others is a tangible expression of God’s love to our neighbors. Thank you for your consideration in support of this effort!

Project Photographs for Renewing God's House Together at Salem Lutheran Church

Renewing God's House Together Project Update

Completed/In Progress:
    • Build handicap ramp at main entrance in front of building.
    • Main entrance Main Entrance under existing canopy, and Pre-School Entrance, are closed off to allow for the new canopy and addition to be built.
    • The existing classrooms in the lower level, on north end of building,  are to be closed off to allow for the remodeling into new office wing.
    • The lower level restrooms will be abandoned to convert into new accessible restrooms.
    • Exterior updates and commencement of HVAC updates

Anticipated Construction:
    • New Canopy and Main Entrance at Lower Level is Completed and Opened.
    • New Office Wing is Open.
    • Fellowship Hall is closed off for Renovations.
    • Kitchen Updates are made.
    • Pre-School and Restrooms are Closed off for Renovations.
    • Sanctuary is closed off for Renovations.
    • Second Floor Classrooms on North end of building are closed off for Renovations.
    • Second Floor Lounge is closed off for Renovations.
    • Exterior updates and HVAC updates

*Exterior Updates and HVAC Updates will be made during all three phases.
 
As construction progresses please continue to follow communication through Salem’s website for continued updates.
Mission
Growing People in Christ to Love and Serve through:
  • Dynamic and meaningful worship and prayer as the vital core fostering our sense of belonging
  • Supportive relationships that meet the personal needs of individuals and families at all stages of life
  • Sharing the Gospel with the community and world through both word and deed
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Vision
To be a vibrant welcoming Lutheran community that, through the grace of Jesus Christ, is connected within by love and reaching out in hope to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with one another, the community and the world.
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An Opportunity
To bless God by blessing God’s church
  • To give a legacy gift
  • To express your love for God
  • To remember someone important to you
  • To be generous with others as God has been generous with you
  • To express your understanding that God is at the heart of all you’ve been entrusted with
  • To bolster and strengthen Salem Church
  • To help position Salem for a new chapter of ministry
  • To leave a legacy!
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Salem Lutheran Church affiliated with the E.L.C.A. Salem is a vibrant welcoming Lutheran community that, through the grace of Jesus Christ, is connected within by love and reaching out in hope to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with one another, the community and the world.

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  • 309.688.9212
  • office@salemofpeoria.com
  • 1700 W. War Memorial Dr, Peoria, IL 61614

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