Who We Are
Who We Are and Where We Are Going
For Salem United Church of Christ it’s not about being liberal or conservative, left or right, contemporary or traditional. Rather, we are a church that finds our purpose and unity in our commitment to growing and deepening our relationship with God in Jesus Christ, caring for one another and serving our community and the world. In other words, we strive to be a congregation that is spiritually grounded and outwardly reaching. Having experienced the abundant love of God we desire to express this love to others.
At Salem, we work at being a congregation where spirituality is real, worship is vital, God is alive and experienced and people are engaged in practicing and expressing –living-their faith in their vocations, relationships, in service and advocacy on behalf of the poor and marginalized.
As a church we exist to change lives, we are here to grow people in faith, to be and make followers of Jesus and teach and embody the love of God and love of neighbor. As a church, we accomplish our purpose when we are welcoming and inviting, transforming and forming, preparing and sending. We have done what God would have us do and be what God would have us be when people are welcomed to the community, engaged in experiences that grow faith, and sent into the world to serve, in ways that make use of their gifts, as instruments of God’s love, grace and justice.