Salem Sunday School (prek-high school) will be reading The Jesus Storybook Bible in our homes this fall. Dwelling in God’s word together, just not in our Sunday School classrooms. Look for your Bible to arrive at your home!
Lessons and activities will be mailed each month to share during family devotion time. Maybe during mealtime once a week or Sunday morning… it’s all up to you to make it part of YOUR family’s ritual.
The Jesus Storybook Bible tells that Story beneath all the stories in the Bible. From Noah to Moses to the great King David, every story points to a Child. The one upon whom everything would depend. There are lots of stories in the Bible. But all the stories are telling one big story. The story of how God loves his children and comes to rescue them.
The Jesus Storybook Bible invites us to discover the one who is at the center of God’s great rescue story, and at the center of our story, too. Because the Bible isn’t a book of rules. Or a book of heroes. The Bible is most of all a story. And at the center of that story is a baby. And every single story in the Bible whispers his name.
In this time of uncertainty, confusion, unknown, and information overload… let us find hope and comfort in the Word of God. Faithful people across time have struggled and wandered and looked for hope. We know that Jesus is the way and through him we find strength and life. These stories are OUR stories! Stories that tell us of God’s love for us and that he will never abandon us.
“So we have known and believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them.”
– 1 John 4:16
Each Salem student, 6th grade and up will receive a copy of “The Story of God’s Love for You.”
The books will be delivered to student homes by the first week in September. Starting Rally Day, September 13, Salem will host 20-minute student devotions on ZOOM every Sunday night as follows:
Girls: 7pm-7:20pm Boys: 7:30pm – 7:50pm
Special guests will read students a story of God’s love for them. We will briefly discuss the main point and what the story has to say to us today. We will share our highs and lows and close with a prayer. Students will be sent out with a Blessing for the week ahead. All this will take place in 20 minutes.
We encourage parents to help our older students make this devotion time part of their Sunday night ritual.
Faith at Home is the Sunday School program for September – December. Other virtual FUN, FELLOWSHIP, & SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES AND ACTIVITIES will be introduced for both 6th-8th graders and high school throughout the fall as we learn to connect in new ways.
More information is coming soon directly to Faith for Life and Kappa Chi Families.
Stay safe and healthy; and keep Growing in Christ to Love and Serve!
Rally Day on Zoom! Everyone is welcome to join on September 13 at 10am!
Being creative in these uncertain times and trying to say “yes” to rituals we have always done at Salem, but are now needing to do in a new way, we are celebrating Rally Day on Zoom. You’re probably saying, “Not another Zoom meeting” right about now. This will not be your typical Zoom meeting! Don’t assume you will just be sitting down and no one will know if you are in your pajamas or not. Plans are underway to have special visitors that you may or may not recognize. There will be activities to get you up and off of your couch! We won’t be able to sing, but there will be online fellowship and perhaps a few games.
Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 13 at 10am for 30 minutes (the Zoom link will be included in the Bugle Blast and also emailed to families) of our traditional Rally Day celebration that usually takes place in the Sanctuary, but will now take place in your home!
Please plan to join and “see” your Salem family and friends that you haven’t been able to see for some time. Mr. Lantz will be giving virtual hugs… you won’t want to miss it! Interested in learning more about the Faith at Home program please contact Jill Goldhammer, Children, Youth & Family Ministries