Fellowship Opportunities

Shrove Tuesday . . .
Please join our Confirmation youth for their annual dinner and cake auction on Tuesday, February 21. The pulled pork dinner ($5) will begin at 6:00 pm followed by the auction at 6:45 pm. All proceeds from the cake auction will be divided between Salem’s Food Pantry, Shriners Children’s Hospital, and the American Cancer Society. Cake donations are needed and should be dropped off in Fellowship Hall by 6:00 pm that night. Please join us for this fun family event!


(Salem Adult Ministries, 55 or better)


On January 11, six of the classics’ members met in the Chapel Lounge at Salem to watch a live zoom broadcast sponsored by the Sycamore Library.  Poet Ross Gay was the speaker who has a new book out on some of his collective essays called “Inciting Joy.”  We had a great discussion afterwards, and felt this was something we may do for future gatherings.

On February 16, 2023 at 2:00 p.m., the Classics will be going to the Ellwood House Visitor’s Center for a display on the Pleasant St. neighborhood in DeKalb.

Many Scandinavian immigrants mostly Finnish people lived in that part of town during the early 1900’s.  Several immigrants were employees for the Ellwood family as factory workers or as household staff to the family members in their homes.  Most of the young household staff members employed at Ellwood dwellings were of Swedish descent, and remained in the cities of DeKalb and Sycamore after their employment.  Does anyone know if any former Salem members from the early 1900’s that may have been employed by the Ellwood family at one time?  It would be interesting to find out.  Watch for a sign-up sheet in the narthex closer to the event date.

We are still in need of a couple of volunteers to take out homebound communion.  This can be anyone from the congregation.  If anyone is interested, please feel free to contact myself or a member of the office staff.  Thank you very much.

Steve can be contacted at:

Email:  slatimer.mail4u2@gmail.com

Phone:  815-761-4813, texting works best during daytime hours, or one can call after 5:00 P.M.  That’s the most likely time I will be available to talk for more than a few seconds.

Thank you, and Peace be with everyone,

Steven Latimer.

Special Congregation Meeting and Clean-up Day Sunday

People kept moving around but Larry Schlawin's rough count was clean-up volunteers was 40-50 of all ages, from Youth through Classics. Thank you Larry and Sue Herrmann for all of these pictures!

On October 24, 2021 Salem had a indoor Trick or Treat and Chili Cookoff