"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ Jesus they are a new
creation. The old has passed away, behold
all has become new.
2 Corinthians 5:17
We covenant one with another to seek and respond to the Word and the will of God. We purpose to walk together in the ways of the Lord, made known and to be made known to us. We hold it to be the mission of the Church to witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ in all the world, while worshipping God, and striving for truth, justice, and peace. As did our fathers, we depend on the Holy Spirit to lead and empower us. We pray for the coming of the kingdom of God, and we look with faith toward the triumph of righteousness and eternal life.
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Message from the Pastor
A NEW BEGINNING?
It is so hard to believe that this year has gone by so fast. We are in the last month of the year and quickly approaching another Christmas. Don’t allow yourselves to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the season, but rather slow down and see the blessings that God has given to you. A lot of times we miss those blessings because we are too busy either looking back at how things used to be or looking too far ahead at where we are going. Pause for a moment and reflect at what is right in front of you. Appreciate those things, and don’t take them for granted; because tomorrow is not promised to any of us.
As 2019 begins to fade away, we look to 2020 for a new hope and a new beginning. As the year draws to a close, it causes us to reflect on the past year and see how God has guided our lives. Only you know how God has had His hand in your life in the past year, and I hope that with this new year comes blessings upon blessings for you and your family.
The Bible tells us that “for everything there is a season”. For some of you, this past year may have been difficult. Rest assured that season has past and a new one is about to begin. We can have a new beginning, a fresh start in this new year that is approaching. Enter this new year with courage knowing that the past is past and His mercies are new everyday. You can start anew!
For the Church, we continue to see the Spirit of Christ growing in our Church family. God blesses Salem in many ways; from a new radio ministry, to new stain glass window projects, to more lives being reached with the Good News of Jesus Christ, to a renewed spiritual atmosphere and new faces weekly in our Sunday services. I truly believe that God is not done blessing us. I pray that in this upcoming New Year that God continues to have His hand upon us guiding us and showing us the new beginning He has in store for all of us.
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR,