Adult or Intergenerational Studies

Movies with a Message

We are trying something new! Salem will host a movie night at the church. Come and enjoy comfortable chairs, popcorn, and other refreshments. Then, on the following Sunday after worship, we will talk about the movie together. The schedule for this will be.

Friday, June 23rd – 7:00 p.m. Hidden Figures (Discussion June 25th)
Friday, July 14th – 7:00 p.m. Just Mercy (Discussion July 16th)
Friday, August 11th – 7:00 p.m. Till (Discussion August 13th)

But wait! What if you are saying Friday nights are busy for me or I would prefer to watch in the comfort
of my own home? You can watch at any time in your own home Just Mercy is on Netflix and Hidden
Figures is on Disney+. Till is on other digital platforms. We will also have DVDs available for loan.

If you are interested in attending, please sign up in the narthex of the church or call the office (815) 895 9171.

Lunch & Learn Studies

Thinking Makes Life and Faith More Meaningful

One secret to a full life:

Keep on learning.

One way to do just that:

Join in Lunch & Learn discussions.

This past year Lunch & Learn has lost several wonderful, productive members of Salem to death.  We have picked up others, but we strongly encourage all our adult member to consider joining us for our regular one hour sessions, which are currently happening on Zoom, every Thursday at 11:30 a.m.  We pray and laugh, and think about a variety   of topics that are  interesting and important to our faith.

Our current topic is “The Universal Christ,” and getting back to the biblical truth that we can see God everywhere in creation and in all our fellow human beings.

 You can join the Zoom Meeting any Thursday by using this link:

Don’t Let Your Bible Gather Dust. Study It and Grow with NIOBS.

Northern Illinois Online Bible Study (NIOBS) has been gathering Bible lovers to pray and study the Bible together for over three years.  We meet every Monday evening for an hour, starting at 7:00 pm Central Time.

The Spirit helps us read together, ask our questions, and share the wisdom we have to offer each other.  We usually devote eight weeks to each book of the Bible we study, and we are especially blessed to have many of the world’s leading scholars of Scripture join our conversation.

On Monday, May 1, we will wrap up our study of the Gospel of John, after which we will launch into a book we will be choosing over the final weeks of April.

You owe it to yourself to draw guidance and inspiration from God’s Word; and one of the best ways to do that these days is to join the lively hours of NIOBS.

Here’s the Zoom link that will work for any of our Monday sessions:

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. If you would like a copy of this please call the Church Office.  815 895-9171