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WELCOME TO SALEM
Welcome to Salem Presbyterian Church. We are a community of Christians who welcome others to come explore their faith and then go into the world living it. We gather to worship the Triune God through scripture, prayer, and song. We explore faith through study, asking questions, and discussion. We range in age from 9 to 106 and enjoy fellowship that provides comfort and support through all the ages and stages of life. We strive to give of our time, talents, and gifts in service to God, to one another, and to the world. We seek to share God's grace, love, and joy with all people.
We are conveniently located on Combs Ferry Road near the intersection of Todds Road and Colby Roads at the Fayette County and Clark County line - 15 minutes from Hamburg Pavilion in Fayette County and 15 minutes from Winchester in Clark County.
We invite you to join us. Please browse the website and contact us if we can help with any questions or concerns.
ALL ABOUT US
We gather on Sunday mornings to worship the Triune God with our hearts, minds, and voices in praise, prayer, and song. We encourage and support one another in loving fellowship as friends and family. We seek to grow in faith and spirit, and we are nurtured through study and discussions where questions are welcomed. With our time and talents we reach out in service to those in our community and around the world.
We strive to speak to the needs of today's world by exploring the many ways we are called to be God's people. Sharing in ministry with others within and beyond the congregation, Salem Presbyterian Church is part of a connectional church that witnesses to the Lordship of Jesus Christ and gives glory to God. We invite you to come join us on the journey, as together we move into God's exciting future.
For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. (Jeremiah 29:11)
God created all things good and continues to actively create today, calling humanity, created in God's image, to live in community and care for creation. We see God's love for us in the stories of scripture. The inspired scriptures tell the story of God’s relationship with people through the ages. When we tell these stories and witness to God’s work and blessing in our own lives, we give of ourselves and share the love of God with others. Over and over again in those stories and in our own lives, we see that when we sin against God and ask forgiveness, our merciful God forgives and loves us still.
We are disciples or followers of Jesus Christ, and we are called to be apostles who are sent into the world to continue the mission and ministry of service of Jesus. We seek to teach and preach the good news, to care for the poor, the oppressed, the sick and brokenhearted, and the hungry, to welcome all people, and to seek justice and peace for and among all people.
The Holy Spirit dwells in us and gives us the energy, intelligence, imagination, and love to live as Christ's disciples in the world. The Spirit claims us in the waters of baptism and feeds us with the bread of life and the cup of salvation. The two sacraments in our denomination are Baptism and the Lord's Supper. The Spirit enables us to rejoice always, pray without ceasing, and give thanks in all circumstances. (2 Thessalonians 5:16-17)
We respond to God's grace by living a life of gratitude, giving thanks to God for all we have received, and sharing ourselves and all that we have with others.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Coming through the doors of a new place can be difficult. We want to welcome you and provide some helpful information in advance.
The worship service begins at 11:00 a.m. in the sanctuary, and the adult study group meets at 10:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. We welcome ALL people and trust you will find that spirit among us. You can expect to be warmly welcomed by a small gathering of friends, so if you have questions, please ask anyone.
Come as you are. You will find a range of attire among the people gathered. Some wear jeans while others will be in dresses or dress shirts. Most are casually, but neatly dressed.
Come through the sanctuary doors at the front of the church or the Fellowship Hall doors off the parking lot. If you have mobility concerns, the Fellowship Hall entrance is handicap accessible and the entire building is on one floor. The sanctuary has a wheelchair aisle.
At the entrance to the sanctuary is a guest book. Please sign your name, address, and telephone number or e-mail address so that we can be in touch with you. We will not share that information with anyone, and we don't identify visitors in any public way. Rather, a general welcome is extended to all.
We do collect and dedicate an offering toward the end of the service that is a giving of our money, time, and the work of our hearts and hands. Although members and friends often bring financial contributions, if you are a visitor, we consider your presence with us to be an offering, and we are thankful. If you choose to give, please know that you are supporting the ministries of the church in Winchester and beyond.
The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper or Communion is celebrated monthly, often on the first Sunday. The Sacrament of Baptism is available for those who request it. To inquire about the sacraments or if you would like to become a member, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.