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Giving Without Getting
Mission Trip 2017 was a success! New relationships were formed, old ones rekindled, but most importantly, people in need were provided the help they have so desperately needed. We helped three families who were affected by hurricanes at the end of 2016. Seeing as this was a fairly recent disaster, we could still see the damage and hurt as we drove through the town. My favorite part of the trip was seeing the kids wanting to help. They wanted to show their love and support for those in need and to provide hope to the hopeless. Seeing them give their time and effort to help strangers honestly melted my heart. It made me realize that giving without expecting anything in return is spiritually and emotionally rewarding. And it's contagious when there are people in need. The church we stayed at was very giving towards us to show their thanks for us coming down. Our project manager gave up his permanent home in Ohio to travel around the country to give his time and talent to help those who have been affected by natural disasters. Various groups around town cooked food for us, all without expecting anything in return. That's the beauty of mission - giving without wanting anything back.

Exhale Youth Group would like to thank each and every member of the congregation, church groups, committees, staff members, and family members who supported us financially and spiritually during our preparation for mission trip. Without the love, support, and care from all of you, our trip would not have been successful.

August Schedule:
8/20 - Mission Trip Sunday
8/20 - Exhale 4-5:30
8/27 - Exhale 4-5:30

Salem Confirmation Homecoming

The Historical Committee is asking the assistance of members of Salem in notifying family and friends of the Confirmation Homecoming Sunday on October 1, 2017 and urging them to attend this special worship service. No invitations are being sent so your help is vital in getting the word out. Thanks to everyone.

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Thank You from Brenda Crisp

Hello Everyone. I do mean everyone. As I read the letter, I saw the many groups responsible for this very donation. Thank you to Sunday School, Board of Christian Education, Vacation Bible School, High Schoolers, pre-school to 5th Grade Class. I hope I didn’t miss anyone. I really, really appreciate you thinking of us and sharing your gifts with us. Stay cool – it’s been quite hot and humid. Peace,
---- Brenda Crisp, Uni-Pres Kindercottage

Thank You from Lorman Reckmann

Times change, years go by, and life takes its own turns, but memories remain. Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate my 90th birthday with me. It means a lot that you have all taken the time, and I must say that I am blessed to have each and every one of you in my life. Thank you for helping make my birthday special and one to remember. A special thanks to my children for hosting this celebration – without them it would not have been possible. I am truly blessed with the love of my children.
----- Lorman Reckmann