Education

Sunday School

Sunday School for the kids is 9:30-10:15am – Meet teachers and friends outside starting Sunday, September 13!

From Salem’s Sunday School Superintendent Cheryl Baines:

Dear Sunday School Parents,

I hope this note finds you well. School is back in session and I hope everything is going well and everyone is staying healthy. The Sunday school team met a few weeks ago and came up with a plan to kick off the Sunday school year. Being parents ourselves, we know that the health and safety of your family is a priority and a responsibility that we do not take lightly. 

Rally Day will be held on September 13th from 9:30 – 10:15. Our theme this year is inspired by the beloved lesson of Jonah and the Whale. We will focus on trusting God’s call and recognizing His call as one of love and hope.

Our event will take place outside. All of our teachers will wear masks and we encourage ALL the kids to wear one as well.

Our schedule for the day is as follows:

9:30-10:00 we will have a game on the lawn and we will reenact the story of Jonah and the whale

10:00 we will watch a video on the lawn and have a snack.

10:15 dismiss to parents. We ask parents to pick kids up in effort to minimize the number of kids running around.

We have planned for the rest of the September lessons to look similar with all the teachers wearing masks and being outside as much as possible, weather pending. When not possible, we will be inside and practicing safe social distancing.

We understand that the safety of your children is a top priority and it is our intention to keep your kids safe and healthy while engaging and learning about God’s love for us. Please feel free to reach out to Cheryl Baines (402-990-5535) with any questions or concerns. I am open to any and all suggestions to find the best solution for keeping kids healthy.

We hope to see you September 13th and all month long. Your kids are important to us and we believe in the value of our Sunday School classes.

Cheryl Baines

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Teachers are always needed! To volunteer, contact Cheryl Baines, 402-990 5535.

Children’s Message Videos – On Tuesdays at 10:00am go to Salem’s Facebook page to see this week’s children’s message, often with a squirmy toddler assistant and Pastor Allison, and sometimes with your Sunday School teachers you know and love! Videos are saved on Facebook, and are archived here.

Faith at Home – For kids and families, here are some reading and video devotionals, coloring pages, prayers, virtual Easter Egg hunt ideas, curated by the staff of the ELCA. They are designed to help a household’s walk of faith especially in this time of physical distancing.

 

Adult Sunday School

As topics are offered, Adult classes meet in the Library at 9:15 a.m. on Sundays.


Confirmation

Our goals is to grow disciples and affirm baptismal promises in Confirmation at Salem. Salem’s 2-year Confirmation experience includes Scripture study, and Lutheran Heritage and Theology. Each confirmand also has a mentor to serve with, learn with, and talk with about faith.

Weekly instruction is held on Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm at church. With COVID-19 measures in place, mid-week supper is not happening at church for now, and we ask participants to wear face coverings as we socially distance inside.

We start on Wednesday, September 16! Our first mentor night is Wednesday, October 7. Parents, please contact Pastor if you are missing any materials or need support.

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Click the image to learn more about Re:Form, Salem’s Confirmation curriculum & its scope.

Sunday Evening Bible Study

Currently are not meeting.


Previous Adult Bible studies Salem has used:

A 5-week Sunday morning Bible study on “Living Our Baptism: Five Gifts/Marks of Discipleship” – click here

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A 6-week Sunday afternoon Bible study on “Making Sense of the Cross” by David Lose – click here