Adult or Intergenerational Studies

Lunch and Learn Meets Online

You are invited to Lunch and Learn Online

Join the happy group of Salem members who gather each Thursday, from 11:30 a.m. for an hour-long Zoom session.

We chat.  We pray.   Then we get down to the business of learning.  Our agenda for study at this time  is “Our Neighbor’s Faith.”  We have been exploring Judaism, and will look at Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism next.

Join our discussions for one session, or for many.  Just contact John Seraphine at, or by phone at 815-895-9736, and he will answer any questions you might have, and send you an invitation and link to the weekly Zoom sessions.

Your Invitation to Try a New Online Bible Study, The first meeting on April 14 was a great success with about 15 people taking part.  There's always room for you!

Everyone is invited to try out the new, experimental Northern Illinois Online Bible Study. This study will build on the excellent, free, online materials at Yale Divinity Bible Study (check it out at

We are asking people to click the “Courses” tab on that site and watch the brief video for the first session of the course “Reading the Bible.” After you check out that video, join us for a ZOOM meeting of our new group at 7 p.m. on Easter Monday, April 13.

We will introduce ourselves, brainstorm a bit about this new project, and then discuss that first session of the Yale course.
Our aim is to use this time of being shut-ins to build enthusiasm for reading the Bible as a doorway into a living faith of a community that strives not to judge others, but to bring them together in Christ.
To join the ZOOM meeting write to John Seraphine at for the link to the meeting and instructions on how to connect for audio by telephone.

Household Dedication to Jesus, the Good Shepherd

What is a household dedication to Jesus, the Good Shepherd? A household dedication is a ceremony in your home in which you ask Jesus to guide and protect your family in a special way. In other words, you invite Jesus to be the Shepherd of your home. Look for the Household Dedication to Jesus, the Good Shepherd insert in this newsletter. Pick up a copy of the dedication in the Narthex