Rev. Bocko of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in
America visits Salem on May 4, 2014 to discuss our African National
Pastor Bonnie serves Holy Communion during a Service of Farewell as she
retires and leaves Salem on Sunday, April 26, 2015,
33 new members affirm their faith on February 28, 2016. Here they
receive Holy Communion. Rev. Reuben Duran from the ELCA was among the
These girls from Rwanda/Congo help Upendo Mmari reorganize the Clothing Bank
on July 18, 2015. Donations of gently used items are
Friends and members of Salem from Zimbabwe sing in their native Shona
language on Reformation Sunday, October 26, 2014.
Rachel is experiencing her first Christmas in this country. She
hangs a Crismon ornament on the Salem tree on December 20, 2015..
Minister Douglas Mmari and Upendo Mmari sing a duet in Swahili as Salem
celebrates the Day of Pentecost on Sunday, May 24, 2015.
The choir sings our mission statement during
Salem's 175th Anniversary worship with Bishop Bill Gafkjen on October
Goat was on the grill while a neighbor's chicken
was getting this view of the Families Together picnic in Salem Park on
Sunday, July 26, 2015..
Helping our students start the school year. On July 31, 2016, they
received free back packs from Shalom Health Care Center. .
Son and father, Kalamo and Adolphe, rake leaves during the fall workday
on the Salem campus on November 18, 2015. They came to Indiana from the
Two Joe's grab a plate at the buffet of African and Mexican dishes
during the annual International Harvest Festival in Salem Park on
October 8, 2016.
serves as Salem
Minister and developer of Shalom International Ministry, a parallel mission start of
the ELCA and Indiana-Kentucky Synod. Click here.
adult English classes.
ESL (English as a Second Language) Classes
meet every Tuesday and Thursday in the Fellowship Hall
building. A morning class meets 9:30 to 11:30 and the
evening class meets 6:30 to 8:30. Register at the
Worship with Salem and Shalom Sunday mornings
Wear red when we celebrate Reformation Sunday on October 30.
Pastor James Capers will be our guest pastor.
All Saints Sunday is November 6 when we remember the Saints of Salem and
all loved ones who have gone home to our Lord. Pastor Nancy Nyland
In our 180th year, Salem is a caring
community of believers who offer an open invitation to join us in
serving, communing, and growing in Jesus Christ. Use the links on the
yellow banner above to learn about SHALOM and our other ministries for
African immigrants and refugees.