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

It is an exciting time at Salem as we see the construction and renovation in the midst of the first phase. As of November 6, 2019, we have received $1,392,699.80 in gift and cash contributions of the $2,021,900.24 that has been pledged over three years for this project. We want to thank each member for their commitment to complete their pledges. The amount received includes over $20,000 in cash from members who did not pledge to the campaign. 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.
 
Salem members will soon see actual evidence of renovation and construction that will begin to shape the dreams that we have for RENEWING GOD’S HOUSE Together. THANK YOU for both your commitment and involvement and we ask for your continued prayers and generous support as we see this dream come to fruition.

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

What has happened this week:

-Outside wall complete to roof line
-Access to Fellowship Lounge is through doors near elevator
New walls framed in for office areas
 
NEXT: Interior work progresses

In order to complete the project, and still keep the church in operation, the project will be completed in several phases. These phases include:

Phase One:  September 3, 2019 – December 3, 2019
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 restrooms.

Phase Two: December 4, 2019 – February 13, 2020
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.

Phase Three: February 14, 2020 – April 29, 2020
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 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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  • To bolster and strengthen Salem Church
  • To help position Salem for a new chapter of ministry
  • To leave a legacy!
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About us

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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