Advent 2015

Christmas Is Not Your Birthday

November 22 – 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 Christmas Is Not Your Birthday
November 29 – Isaiah 9:2-7 Expect A Miracle
December 6 – Luke 1:26-38 Giving Up On Perfect
December 13 – Hosea 3:1-5 Scandalous Love
December 20 – Salem Christmas Musicals (Adult and Children)
December 24 – Matthew 25:31-46 Jesus’ Wish List (Christmas Eve Candlelight, Communion, and Carols) 5:30 PM

A Different Kind of Christmas

Join us on Wednesday nights during Advent at 6:30 (after REVIVE meal and Vespers) for a special Bible study led by Rev. Todd Vick.  This study is called A Different Kind of Christmas and it will supplement our Christmas is Not Your Birthday sermon series.  The study will take place Dec. 2, 9, and 16 in the fellowship hall.  There is a book that goes along with this study and it is available for $10 in The Vine bookstore located in the education building.  To register for this study contact the church office at 501-327-2884 or

Mission Project

During our Christmas Is Not Your Birthday sermon series we are challenging Salem to have a simple Christmas and donate an equal amount of what you spend on Christmas (gifts, cards, food, etc.) to our Pack Shack Mission project.  Sunday, April 3, 2016, we will once again hold a Be The Church Sunday and our project is to pack 10,000 meals with the Pack Shack at $0.25 a meal for a total of $2,500.00.  The total amount raised between now and April 3rd will determine the final number of meals packed.  These meals will be split between the Salem Loaves and Fishes food pantry and other Central Arkansas hunger relief agencies with the majority staying right here at Salem.  So, invite a friend to church this Advent/Christmas season, make simple Christmas plans (remember it’s not your birthday), and finally get Jesus something for his birthday by donating to our Pack Shack mission to feed hungry families in Central Arkansas.