"GROW" at SPC is shorthand for the importance of Christian education and fellowship.
ministering through Sunday School and Groups
Our Sunday School classes meet from 9:30-10:30 a.m. for Bible study and discussion about how we integrate the lessons into our daily lives. In addition, we have our mid-week RoundTable program for K-12th grade that includes music, Bible study, recreation, dinner and family time. Throughout the week there are Bible studies, book clubs and circle meetings. Visitors and friends are always welcome.
Infants receive special care from paid caretakers and volunteers during Sunday School and worship.
Preschoolers (2 1/2 years - 5 years) have Cherub Choir from 9:30-10:00 a.m. on Sunday, followed by a Sunday School lesson from 10:00-10-:30 a.m. There is a preschool nursery available during worship.
Children (K-5th grade) study various Bible stories in 3-4 week rotations during Sunday School. They encounter the same story but through a different lens of art, drama, puppets or games. This year they will be studying Worship and Sacraments, Moses, Joshua, The Christmas Story, The Lord's Prayer, The Good Samaritan, Miracles of Jesus and Pentecost.
RoundTable is our Wednesday program for children (K-5th grade) from 4:15-7:10 p.m. The program includes music, Bible study, recreation, dinner and family time. Each week has a silly theme. As a group, we will be learning about the books of the Bible.
Sunday School classes are Bible based and interactive. We strive to apply the Biblical lessons to our daily lives.
RoundTable is our Wednesday program for youth (6th-12th grade) from 4:15-7:10 p.m. The program includes homework and fellowship time, Bible study, music, dinner and community service.
Youth Group (6th-12th grade) meets on Sunday evening for dinner, fellowship, study, community service, games and activities.
Disciple - This Sunday School class focuses on in depth New and Old Testament learning. This year they are using Disciple III: Remember Who You Are - The Letters of Paul. Students take turns leading the class.
Journey On - This Sunday School class tackles current issues, theological questions, and Biblical living through the exploration of Scripture, lively discussion, and prayer.
Kingdom Living - This Sunday School class will use the Kerygma curriculum. Each lesson draws from the Old and New Testaments.
Inquirers/Perspective New Members - This class meets periodically either during the Sunday School hour or after church. It is designed to give new and prospective members an overview and understanding of what it means to be Presbyterian as well as what it means to be a member at Salem Presbyterian Church.
Monday Morning Bible Study for Men - each Monday at Famous Anthony's in Salem, 6:45 a.m.
Women's Bible Study -each Wednesday at the church, 10:30 a.m.
Women's Circles (locations vary)
Morning Circle - 1st Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.
Evening Circle - 1st Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
Grace Circle - 1st Thursday, 7:00 p.m.
Joy Circle - 3rd Thursday, 7:00 p.m.
Presbyterians At Lunch (PAL) - 3rd Tuesday, 11:30 a.m.
Amazin' Grazin' - Dinner groups of 6-8 people that rotate to different houses. This program usually runs January through April.
Downtown Lunch - 3rd Wednesday at Alexander's in Roanoke, 11:45 a.m.
Lunch at Mac and Bob's - 2nd Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.
Book Club - 5th Thursday in various members' homes, 7:15 p.m. Contact SPC office for more details.