The Bake/Quilt/Craft/Fair Trade Sale: The Alternative gift market, Fair trade fair and the traditional Bake sale will be woven together to provide opportunities to purchase gifts in a socially conscious way. The money raised at this sale is used locally and internationally to make a difference in the lives of those in need. Your gifts of love help alleviate suffering, build livelihoods and promote human dignity.
Bake and Craft Sale -- We need your help providing baked goods, craft items and helping at the time of the sale. Sign-up forms will be in the November bulletins. We look forward to enjoying the wonderful breads, cookies, candies, pies, jams, jellies, ethnic treats and creative crafts that always characterize this special event.
Fair Trade Fair/Alternative Gift Market--Please join us during the bake sale and check out our selection of artisan handcrafts as well as chocolate and coffee from around the world. Being "Fair" Trade means the sale benefits the artisans. Not only that, this is a partnership between Lutheran Relief and SERRV (http://www.serrv.org). Many organizations/people will benefit from the sale.
Love Feast: Salem serves supper at the south campus of the First United Methodist Church on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 5-6:30pm, providing a simple meal to families who need a helping hand. New helpers are always needed & on the job training is provided.
Global Mission Event: March 2017 Cindy Pennie, Pastor Sally, and John Houck showed slides and talked about their medical mission trip to Tanzania last summer. January 31, 2016, Jacob Wolff shared his experiences from a trip to Guatemala with an OSU Engineers Without Borders group.. Evan Moilan from Lutheran Social Services of the South was our guest in January 2015. He shared information about the immigration issues of unaccompanied minors at our southern border. Other recent speakers include Abby High with experiences in Tanzania and Ashley Haseley, who was in Malaysia with the ELCA Young Adults in Global Mission.
Offering of Letters: This is an annual program from Bread for the World where we write letters to our representatives in Washington D.C. asking them to consider legislation that will help the hungry & poor.
Lutheran World Relief Kits: For our summer/fall service project, we collected school supplies for 55 kits sent to Lutheran World Relief.
Fifth Sunday Offerings: On fifth Sundays we take a second offering for needs outside of our faith family. With our January 2017 offering, we were able to bring the Smile Bus to Stillwater for a day in February. The Smile Bus provides free dental care to those who need it. April, we took special offering for our Tanzania Medical Mission trip for supplies. In July, we gave offerings to help send Kelsey Haseley & Chelsey Johnson on their ELCA Young Adults in Global Mission year long mission trips. Other recipients of 5th Sunday offerings have been Mobile Meals, Habitat for Humanity, Mission of Hope, Wings of Hope, and Stillwater Community Health Center Special Lent and Advent collections are directed to the ELCA World Hunger Initiative
Oaks Indian Mission: In the fall, Oaks Mission students are our guests at an OSU football game. There is also the opportunity to visit with the OSU Native American Student Association. We also provide the students at Oaks Mission with Christmas gifts with our annual Sharing Tree.