Great Expectation Dinner 2022

Reservations will be accepted through February 16. Reservations are limited.  Covid protocols will be followed.

A takeout dinner fundraising event for students attending the CMA LIFE Conference

This year to keep everyone safe and to continue a way to financially support students attending the LIFE Conference, we are offering a takeout dinner. Upon arrival at the church, you will be greeted by high school students who will carefully package and give your meal to you so that you can enjoy a delicious dinner with your family, friends or House Church in the location of your choice!

Life Conference (GE Web)

Raising funds for students attending the LIFE Conference

The LIFE Conference is a gathering of all Christian & Missionary Alliance high school youth groups across the states. It includes main sessions, worship times and breakout seminars. We have 55 of our high school students and leaders are attending and raising funds through Great Expectations.

Reservations will be accepted through February 16 and are limited. Covid protocols will be followed.

Reservation Times

Thursday, February 24 between 5:00 pm–7:00pm
Friday, February 25 between 5:00 pm–7:00pm

Reservation and Pickup

Each reservation can accommodate multiple meals. You will need to be prepared to make an entree and dessert selection for each meal you order at the time of the reservation. Meals will be picked up at Salem Alliance Church.
555 Gaines Street NE Salem, Oregon 97301


This fundraiser is donation-based and supports all of the high school students and leaders who are attending the LIFE Conference. 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 (8:30 am–5:00 pm) or send an email to If you have any specific questions about how to make a reservation, please contact Rachel Knowles at


Charcuterie Box – A delicious assortment of goodness in a box.


A delicate bed of mixed greens, dried cranberries and sunflower seeds, topped with thinly sliced pears with a light vinaigrette.

Entrees – select one

Parmesan Chicken – Tender roasted breast of chicken enrobed in a creamy parmesan tomato basil sauce, served with a flavorful wild rice and seasonal vegetable.

Roasted Pork (gluten and dairy free) – Succulent pork loin topped with a tasty blend of cinnamon, spiced apple and bacon and an apple cider demi-glaze, served with a flavorful wild rice and seasonal vegetable.

Vegetarian Lasagna - Colorful layers of zucchini, carrots, red peppers and ricotta cheese in a delightful marinara sauce. Served with fresh seasonal vegetables.

Desserts – select one

New York Cheesecake topped with a sweet berry drizzle.

Tuxedo Chocolate Moussecake

Sugar-Free Apple Pie from Willamette Valley Pie Company.