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It Still Takes a Village

Fall has arrived, and with it comes football, foliage, and pumpkin spice everything. In the Salem office, one of the things I’m focusing on this fall, with the help of Lisa Taylor, is our Time and Talent campaign. In case you’re not sure, Time and Talent is Salem’s annual campaign to reach out to members and ask them to become involved in one of the many ministries at Salem.

And, if…

Block Par-tay!

Last night we enjoyed hosting a neighborhood block party with our friends at Lenexa United Methodist. The party was held in between our churches, in the parking lot, in the shade — whew! There was a large bounce house, smooth jazz music playing, smoking barbecue from the new Santa Fe barbecue restaurant, cool homemade ice cream, and space for people to come together around tables.

Like a Child

The second time Jesus cleared the temple is in Matthew 21:14-16. After witnessing Jesus heal the sick and the blind, it was the children who shouted, “Hosanna to the son of David!”. The priests were indignant and asked Jesus if he heard them. “Yes,” replied Jesus, “have you never read, “ ‘From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise?’ ”. Jesus was quoting from…

Spreading Blessings

Do you have time? Can you help? When are you available? I’m guessing you’re as bombarded with these questions as I am, and I am guilty of asking them a lot. Yet, I seem to be surrounded with people at Salem who are happy to help, thank goodness, as leading a church temporarily without a pastor requires teamwork! We are so blessed to have such dedicated members of Council, team leaders, and staff…