Great Expectations Event Page (2023)

February 29 & March 1, 2024

Great Expectations is an annual fundraiser for high school students participating in high school missions. Our professional chefs have curated a delicious and flavorful four-course take-out dinner for you to enjoy, and we have no doubt that you will. Whether you are participating in Great Expectations as a Life Group, a couple, a family or with friends, we are so excited to serve you.

Reservations are open and will be accepted through February 22.

HS Mexico 2024

Raising funds for students attending Mexico 2024

More than 16 million people in Mexico live in inadequate housing. This Spring Break, High School Ministry at Salem Alliance Church is traveling to Tijuana, Mexico to build 3 houses by hand for families in need. Each house build costs $8300, and your donation helps students raise these funds as well as other trip costs.

HS Peru

Raising funds for students attending Mission Peru

Our juniors and seniors will be going to Peru in July 2024.  This trip is designed to give these students an opportunity to serve internationally and to experience what modern-day missions is all about. Students will be working directly with the Envision team there doing poverty relief, children's day camps, english teaching and sports ministry.

Reservation and Pickup

Each reservation can accommodate multiple meals. When making your reservation, be prepared to make an entree and dessert selection for each meal you order at the time of the reservation. Menu items are below. Meals will be picked up at Salem Alliance Church (555 Gaines Street NE Salem, Oregon 97301).

Reservation Times

Thursday, February 29 between 5:30–7:00 pm
Friday, March 1  between 5:30–7:00 pm

On-campus Room Reservations

While Great Expectations is primarily a takeout fundraiser, you and your party have the option of dining on campus with us. Spaces are first-come-first-served and are limited.  You can use the links below to request a room.


This fundraiser is donation-based and supports all high school students and leaders participating in Mexico 2024 this Spring Break and Peru in July 2024. Donations can be made with cash, check or credit card at the time of pick up, or by using the link below.

Questions, Changes and Cancellations

If you have changes or cancellations to your reservation, please call the church office during office hours (8:30am–5:00pm Tuesday - Thursday, 8:30am-2:00pm Friday) or send an email to If you have any specific questions about how to make a reservation, please contact Rachel Knowles at


Artisanal Charcuterie board including a curated selection of premium meats, cheeses, fruit, and accompaniments.


A delicate bed of mixed greens, topped with dried fruit, cheese, and dressing.

Entrees – select one

  • Thyme & Brown Sugar Glazed Chicken (dairy and gluten free) - Tender roasted breast of chicken enrobed in a delectable thyme & brown sugar glaze, served with flavorful wild rice and seasonal vegetables.
  • Creamy Rosemary Dijon Pork (gluten free) -  Succulent pork loin topped with a tasty Rosemary Dijon sauce, served with flavorful wild rice and seasonal vegetables.
  • Vegetable Lasagna (meat free) - Layers of delicate pasta sheets embrace a vibrant medley of oven-roasted vegetables, served with fresh seasonal vegetables.

Desserts – select one

  • New York Cheesecake topped with a sweet berry drizzle
  • Tuxedo Chocolate Mousse Cake
  • Sugar Free Apple Pie