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September 22.23
"What's Your Style?"
Ephesians 2:10

Announcements


Weekend Services Information

Vision 360 Weekend
This year’s Vision 360 Weekend, which includes our annual meeting, will be next weekend, September 29,30. This will be a special weekend you’ll want to attend as you hear stories of all God has been doing this past year, hear interviews from some of our ministry areas, celebrate baptisms, vote on Governing Board and Elder candidates and hear about our continued vision of making Salem “A City at Peace with God.”




Upcoming Events

Upcoming Mission Trips
We are sending teams out all across the world including Asia, Africa and South America. Stop by the World Impact table in the lobby after the weekend services. Applications open on Monday, October 1 at salemalliance.org/missions.


Alpha
Alpha is a series of interactive sessions, typically run over eleven weeks, where anyone can explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. Everyone is welcome, but Alpha is designed particularly for people who would not describe themselves as Christians or church-goers, or are new to faith. No two Alphas look the same, but they generally have three key things in common: food, a talk and good conversation. For more information about how to join an Alpha group, contact Sarah at smorrow@salemalliance.org.


Affirming Business
Saturday, September 29 from 9:00­­­–11:00 am in Cedar Hall. Affirming Business is a gathering of leaders who are interested in more than just simply economic relationships, but want to pursue a significant impact. If you work in a business (individual or contributor), own a business or are in positions of both recognized and unrecognized leadership, you are invited to this inaugural gathering. For more information, contact Gordon at gbergman@salemalliance.org


Marriage on the ROCK
Wednesday, October 3, at 6:30 pm in the Peru Room (306) in Broadway Commons. Marriage on the ROCK is a five-week class for couples who want to invest in their marriage, whether it is doing well or struggling. This class deals with practical real-life challenges and offers workable solutions. Register at salemalliance.org/connect/adult--family/


Share and Tell
Friday, October 19 from 6:30–9:30 pm or Saturday, October 20 from 9:30 am–12:30 pm in Cedar Hall. If you are interested in outreach and evangelism, please join us for our Evangelism Training Seminar. There is no cost and materials and refreshments will be provided. Come to either session; the content is the same. Click here for more information and to register. 




Job Postings

C1 Children’s Host Pastor (Kindergarten – 2nd) / 40 hours per week
We have an opening in C1 for a Children’s Host Pastor and are seeking someone who desires to pastor children (kindergarten thru 2nd grade). Our ideal candidate will be teachable, hospitable, enjoy teaching, and work well with teams. Duties that are essential to this position include teaching, volunteer management, hospitality, curriculum preparation and evaluation of classes.

Preferably we are looking for someone that has experience in elementary education or children’s ministry. We would prefer someone that has a four-year degree in ministry or related field. This is a full-time (40 hours per week) exempt position, and will include weekend work and some Wednesday nights. If interested, please submit a cover letter and résumé by email to employment@salemalliance.org.


TouchPoint Specialist (part-time 15–20 hours per week)
We have an opening on the Administrative team for a TouchPoint Specialist. This position is part of a small team that oversees and maintains our church management system and database (TouchPoint). Our ideal candidate will enjoy administrative tasks, multi-task well, maintain confidentiality and enjoy helping others. 

We are looking for someone who is detail-oriented, comfortable with technology and enjoys collaborative problem-solving. This position will need to maintain the integrity of the data in Touchpoint by coordinating training, along with acting as a help desk to staff and the church family. We prefer this position to have a 2-year degree in a related field and/or 2 years of experience in an office support position. This is a part-time (15–20 hours per week) non-exempt position. If interested, please submit a cover letter and résumé by email to employment@salemalliance.org.




Barnabas Groups

Iris Barnabas Group
Sunday, September 23 at 12:15 pm in the Mongolia Room, 305.

An Inside Look into Bible Studies

Every Thursday a group of five individuals gathers in a small conference room to write Bible study curriculum that corresponds with the sermon series here at Salem Alliance. Each member of the group brings a unique history, life story and perspective. The diversity of background, age and life experiences lends itself to deep discussion, dialogue and even debate. 

Every meeting begins with prayer. The team prays for God’s anointing of each word that is written and for each and every person who is going to do the lessons. The team knows that without Holy Spirit, none of the study guides would ever be completed. After months of writing, editing, rewriting and more editing, a study guide is formed. It is a beautiful, intense, dynamic and spiritual experience.

The outcome of the team effort is the study guide that is used in all of our Bible study groups. This fall our study is called “Real Faith” and it is eight lessons from 1, 2 and 3 John. The Apostle John is very clear in these letters: Real faith believes Jesus is the Son of God, fully human and fully divine. To that conviction, John adds that love is the essential evidence of that belief. Real faith believes and loves. 

The Bible study curriculum writing team longs for all of us to dig into the Word of God as a church body. We hope and pray that this year we all will be encouraged, challenged and changed. Real faith, when lived out in our day-to-day lives, will undoubtedly help us fulfill our vision that Salem be a City at Peace with God.

You can buy our bible study here.


Sarah Morrow
Group Life Coordinator 

Opportunities to Serve


Serve With Operations

Capital Manor Shuttle Drivers Needed
We need drivers for our shuttle that brings people to church from Capital Manor. We need drivers to pick them up 7:45 and take them home at 10:30 am. If you can help with pick up or take home once a month or more, contact Tim at tfrance@salemalliance.org.


Parking Team
Are you interested in being on the front lines of welcoming and directing the traffic on Sunday mornings? We park before the 9:30 and 11:00 am services. You can do one or both shifts. Coffee, doughnuts and being part of a great team are provided. For more information, contact Tim at tfrance@salemalliance.org.




Serve With Confident Kids

Confident Kids Support Team
If you have experience and skills in walking alongside a small group (4–5) of children in a supportive role and can facilitate a discussion using a pre-determined curriculum, Confident Kids might be a place for you to use your gifts. Consider serving in a team environment on Wednesday evenings from 6:15–8:15 pm for 14–18 weeks a year. For more information, contact Cindy at chayden@salemalliance.org.

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