December 24th, 2020

Dear Salem Evangelical Church family,

With the recent ruling no longer restricting capacity as enforceable we will be restarting our services effective January 3, 2021:

  1. We will run back to back morning services and Sunday School hours just like before the shutdown.  However, our new service hours for both morning church and Sunday school are 9:30-10:30 and 11:00-12:00.   Adult Sunday school classes will be during the same hour as you met before the shutdown.  Your meeting room can be found at the end of this letter. We will continue to livestream the 9:30 service.
  2. Prayer service will be from 6:00-7:00 each Sunday evening.
  3. Wednesday night classes will be from 6:30-7:30. Pastor Randy will livestream four messages in January at 6:30 pm on the 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th.
  4. Due to restrictions there still will be no adult or children’s choirs.
  5. Mothers with children birth-2 years of age are welcome to use the nursery across from the Worship Center as needed.  As we restart our services we will not be providing birth-2 years of age childcare.  That will come as soon as we can put it together following the guidelines.
  6. With more people gathering it is even more important to follow frequent hand washing, social distancing and wearing face coverings.
  7. We still are not able to have food or drink at any meetings except what you bring in for yourself.

We are thrilled to be able to restart the church.  WE NEED SOME VOLUNTEERS TO SERVE OUR CHILDREN to make this restart happen with greater efficiency.  As you can imagine, we have lost workers for multiple reasons and NEED YOUR HELP!  PLEASE HELP US in our restart.  Please contact Carol or Lisa if you can help.  PLEASE CALL RIGHT AWAY!  On behalf of our precious children, thanks a million!  

SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES:  9:30…

  1. Koinonia 301-302 Andy Sheldon
  2. Followers of the Way 303-304 Michael Lonigan
  3. Faith Builders 305 David Shimeall
  4. Family Fellowship Hermanson Center Doug Hoffman
  5. Family of Believers East Sanctuary Jim Neifert
  6. Living Stones Conference Room Eric & Jenny Bates
  7. Preschool-Kindergarten 103-104 Lisa Brown
  8. NOTE:  #7 is postponed until we have an adequate group of volunteers who are willing to go through orientation, training and then serve each week our pre-k department at 9:30 on Sunday mornings.  Please contact Lisa Brown if you are willing to serve.  A background check is required and you must be 18 years of age or older to serve at this time.  
  9. 1-5 Grade 201-205 Carol Wright
  10.   NOTE:  #9 is postponed until we have an adequate group of volunteers who are willing to go through orientation, training and then serve each week in our children’s department at 9:30 on Sunday mornings.  Please contact Carol Wright of you are willing to serve.  A background check is required and you must be 18 years of age or older to serve at this time.  
  11. Mid High Activity Center Daniel Lee

SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES:  11:00…

  1. Open Bible 301-302 Steve Emerson
  2. Bereans Hermanson Center Brian Humphreys
  3. Adult Singles 305 Gary Elkins
  4. Beacons 306 Marion Knoll
  5. Encouragers 303-304 Fred Bassett
  6. Seekers Break Room Mike Whiteman
  7. Young Marrieds 202-203 Sam Bassett
  8. Kids on the Rock East Sanctuary Carol Wright
  9. High School Activity Center Jacob Alburn
  10.   Pre-K 103-104 Lisa Brown

SUNDAY AFTERNOON/EVENING…

  1. Young Adults 3:00 Activity Center Josh Bray
  2. Children Quizzing 4:30 202-203 Erin Dettwyler
  3. Youth Quizzing 4:30 305-306 Patrick McDonald
  4. Prayer Service 6:00 Worship Center Pastor
  5. Preschool-K 6:00 103-104 Lisa Brown
  6. 1-5 Grade 6:00 202-203 Carol Wright
  7. Mid High 6:00 305-306 Daniel Lee
  8. Senior High 6:00 Activity Center Jacob Alburn

MID-WEEK:  6:30

  1. Book of Mark 303-304 Mark McCracken
  2. Book of Colossians 306 John Sills
  3. Living out Your Faith East Sanctuary Jim Neifert
  4. Preschool-K 103-104 Lisa Brown
  5. 1-5 Grade 201-205 Carol Wright
  6. Mid High Activity Center Daniel Lee
  7. High School Activity Center Jacob Alburn

Merry Christmas!

In Christ,

Pastor Randy R. Butler