Mark your calendar! On Sunday, September 13th, we will kick-off our series of Fall Revival meetings by celebrating Homecoming at both of our morning worship services. Our guest preacher will be the Rev. Tom Atkins. Tom pastored churches in the North Georgia Conference for 23 years before being appointed a General Evangelist in 1994. He has preached all over the country; in 30 different annual conferences. Tom will preach at both services Sunday morning and will be preaching at 7:00 PM every evening: Sunday through Wednesday.
A Word about Invitations
Is there someone you ought to personally invite to our Homecoming celebration at Salem? Maybe they’ve moved away. Maybe they’ve found another church home. Maybe they’ve never found another church home. Whether they would just be coming home for a visit or might be open to coming home for good, extend the invitation! And if there are people you hope will receive an invitation from the church, too, please communicate those names and their contact information to the church office.
A Word about Schedule
On Sunday morning, we will have our regularly scheduled worship services at 9:30 and 11:00. After church, we encourage you to enjoy lunch together with friends and family. On Sunday evening, we will have a covered dish dinner in the Family Life Center at 6:00 and worship in the Sanctuary at 7:00. As always, if bringing a dish to add to the mix will be a difficulty, please do not worry. Just come! There will be plenty. In addition to the wonderful dishes that you bring, thechurch will be providing fried chicken. On Monday and Tuesday evenings, our worship services will be in the Family Life Center. On Wednesday evening, we will have a fellowship supper at 6:00 in the Family Life Center and worship in the Sanctuary at 7:00. Because we expect more people than usual for our Wednesday dinner, we will need people to sign-up if possible. The church will provide the dinner at a cost of $5.00
A Word about the Offering
Tom and his family live by faith. He is committed to going to any church, regardless of size or resources. All he asks is that his expenses (for travel, meals, and lodging) be covered and that the church take-up a love offering for him during the services. I believe that Tom’s time with us will be a blessing to us: individually and collectively. My hope is that we, in turn, will bless him. Please prayerfully consider contributing to the love offering and come to our revival services prepared to give generously!
Dan has been the Pastor of Salem UMC since June, 2017. He loves preaching, the Atlanta Braves, beach vacations, and precious time with his wife Brenda and their grown sons. Read More . . .