Announcements

Events in the Lobby — November 18.19

Partner in Prayer — Prayer magnets are available in the lobby 
C1 (our kindergarten, first and second grade ministries) would like to ask our church family to help serve our Children’s Ministries by partnering with them through prayer support. During this weekend (November 18/19), you will be invited to take home a prayer magnet from the lobby that lists ways you can pray for their team through the months of November and December. Thank you in advance for partnering with us in prayer. For more information, contact Katie at klander@salemalliance.org.


Feed Salem Food March — Bags and lists are available in the lobby 
Join us in supporting the Feed Salem ministry by providing a food donation during our annual food march at the Thanksgiving Eve service on Wednesday, November 22. All of the food donated will be used by Feed Salem as part of their monthly food box distributions that serve the needs of our surrounding neighborhood here at Salem Alliance. This year Feed Salem hopes to provide food boxes for up to six months, and all of that is made possible through your generosity. To participate in the food march, please locate a bag and shopping list in the lobby and bring your purchased items to Salem Alliance on or before our Thanksgiving Eve service. For more information, contact Gerad at gneely@salemalliance.org.


Tree of Giving - Tags are available now in the lobby 
Tree of Giving is an annual tradition at Salem Alliance where we have the opportunity to provide Christmas gifts to students in need from Grant, Highland and Parrish schools in our community. In order to participate in our Tree of Giving event, please visit the Salem Alliance Church lobby and find a gift tag with more detailed instructions hanging from one of our trees. Gifts must be returned no later than Monday, December 4. For more information, contact Gerad at gneely@salemalliance.org


Thanksgiving Eve Service and Offering

Thanksgiving Eve Service 
Wednesday, November 22, at 6:30 pm. Join the Salem Alliance family for an evening of songs and prayer as we give thanks to God with one voice. We will also have our annual food march to support our Feed Salem outreach ministry. Childcare for birth–four years old will be provided. Please plan to join us!

“Nations & Neighborhoods” Thanksgiving Offering 
The offering at the Thanksgiving Eve service on Wednesday, November 22, will be directed toward two needs—“Nations & Neighborhoods”:

Neighborhoods — Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs ages 14 and older. On February 9, 2018, Salem Alliance will join 350 other churches from around the world that will be hosting this event for around 90,000 honored guests in our communities. Our event could use some additional funding beyond what we received from the Tim Tebow Foundation to make it a success. For more information about Night to Shine, see https://www.timtebowfoundation.org/ministries/night-to-shine.

Nations — One of the natural disasters that impacted our world this past year was Hurricane Maria’s devastating destruction of the island of Puerto Rico. Part of the offering will be sent to the 63 Christian & Missionary Alliance churches in Puerto Rico to come alongside them as they show Christ’s love to their hurting island. For more information, see http://camaservices.org/project/puerto-rico-relief-recovery.


Holiday Events

Help for the Holidazed: Finding and Enjoying Holiday Sanity 
Beginning Mondays, November 20, from 6:30–8:00 pm in the Faith Annex. Join Ron Friesen and Jane Wolf for four weeks of LifePath events designed to offer help, hope and healing during the upcoming holiday season. Each night covers its own unique topic: Minimizing Unrealistic Expectations, Setting Boundaries with Difficult People, Practicing Grace in Relationships and Slowing Down to Reflect and Worship. Feel free to attend the events that speak to you or attend all four for maximum holiday enjoyment! There is no registration required. For more information, contact Rosanna at rdanielian@salemalliance.org


A Season to Love: A Holiday Musical Event 
Wednesday–Friday, December 6–8, at Salem Alliance Church. Whiteaker Middle School Choral Program, McNary High School Studio Productions, Salem Academy Jazz Choir, Reson8 (adult acapella group) and guest artists Nate and Lizz Dunn bring the holiday season to life in a multi-faceted production of “A Season of Love.” Tickets for the event are $10 and will be available in the lobby on November 25/26, or you may purchase online at any time by visiting salemalliance.org/seasonoflove. All proceeds will go toward the schools involved as well as a local charity, Keizer Network of Women (KNOW), and a global charity, Plan International. 


Advent Prayer Path 
Tuesday, December 12, through Friday, December 15, from 12:00–8:00 pm in the Aramark Building. Engage with the story and meaning of Christmas by participating in the Advent Prayer Path. Located in the Aramark building, the prayer path is a guided experience through stations specific to the story of Christ’s birth, helping us enter more fully into prayer, contemplation and worship during this sacred season. Come on your own, in a group or as a family. For more information, contact Sarah at smorrow@salemalliance.org


Donation Needs

Donate a Truck to Storage Unit Ministry 
Storage Unit Ministry (SUM) collects and delivers gently used furniture to members of our community in need. Because of a shift and evolution of SUM volunteers, they now require and are in search of a dedicated truck that can be used for making weekly pick-ups and deliveries. If you are interested in donating a late model, low mileage truck in good working order to help SUM with their January 2018 re-launch, please contact Gerad at gneely@salemalliance.org.


Barnabas Groups

Iris Barnabas Group 
Sunday, November 19, at 12:15 pm in the Mongolia Room, 305.


Open Positions

Childcare Worker / up to 8 hours per week 
We have two Childcare Worker positions open in OMNI. We are looking for someone that has a desire to support our preschool ministry area. Our ideal candidate must be passionate about serving children of young ages and have the ability to lead a classroom, implement planned activities and ensure safety.

Preferably we are looking for someone with at least one year of childcare experience. This position is part-time, up to 8 hours per week, and requires the ability to work on weekends, evenings and some holiday services. If interested, please submit a cover letter and résumé by email to employment@salemalliance.org.