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We are a church in progress, very much like life in progress. You are more than welcome to come join us discover how to grow in God, reach out with God’s love and grace, and put out there our faith in action. I like what the Reconciling Ministries say, “BOL: Believe Out Loud!”
Join us if you want to make a difference, if you think beyond yourself and your needs, if you think God is bigger than anything you can think of, if you want dignity for all. Join us to discover God’s gifts for you and the world. Join us if you want to be relevant and lead and live a God-life.
We are a connectional church, in that we are a part of the global church that is the United Methodist Church who has churches and mission presence all around the world. Together, we respond to God’s call to authentic discipleship and responsible stewardship as shown by Jesus Christ. As we transform ourselves, we transform the world through love, justice, mercy, compassion– where we feed the hungry, clothe the naked, free the oppressed, walk with the poor, advocate for the marginalized and invisible. This is a lifetime walk with God, ever growing and ever deepening, and ever striving to live powered by the Holy Spirit.
Join us in this journey. It is an adventure worth living for and getting excited about!
It’s all about God!
Worship is Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Hymns are drawn from the 1988 UM Hymnal, The Faith We Sing supplement and the Global Praise songbooks and contemporary sources.
Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of every month. The Lord’s table is open to all.
Seasonal Services include Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Holy Week, Easter.
• At Salem UMC, we make no apology
for strong preaching, sound doctrine
and devotion to the Trinity.
Please join us as we welcome our new District Superintendent of the South East District Rev. Forrest R. Wells
It is an honor to now serve you as the district superintendent of the South East District. I look forward to getting to know congregations, lay leadership and clergy as we celebrate what God is doing through you! I am beginning this getting acquainted process by meeting individually with each clergy person this summer and already 58 clergy have signed up for appointments!
We will also navigate the challenges that are inevitable wherever there are people and organizations. Even in the midst of difficulty there is great possibility. Now is the time- it’s always the time- for us to be open to how God would have us engage our communities with compassion, justice and hope.
Please pray for all those clergy and congregations that are in transition during this time. Pray also for Deborah Thompson as she begins a new phase of life and ministry. Especially pray for the congregations that are still without an appointed clergy to lead them and for the bishop, cabinet and me as we care for those congregations.
I will see some of you at a welcome reception at West Allis: First on Sunday, July 15th from 3-5pm.
Thank you for your patience as I get to know you. I am eager to engage in ministry together with you.
Pray for me and I will pray for you!
Forrest Wells, district superintendent
This last year has taken its toll on the Pan-African community and more specifically on our group “Black Methodists for Church Renewal.” We have seen the loss of many black lives, the rise of white privilege and racial discrimination and we continue to face oppression in our society and even in our own AC. We have come together before to confront these societal ills. We have marched, prayed, worshipped and made major social justice reform before. Now is the time for us to united again, not only waving the banner of justice that we made so long ago, but weaving a new fabric to fly, that includes, our laity and clergy: youth, adults, elders, friends and allies are all essential voices that we need at the table.
Whether or not we move forward under the heading BMCR or create one that we feel will best reflect our presence in the WI AC, we must come together as black people of faith. Our youth need us, our communities need us and the church needs us.
Over the next month please invite all of pan- African UMC members young and old, pastors as well as friends and allies, to begin to consider their heart on this matter. Let them know that there will be several introductory meetings coming up and ask them to attend.
Each meeting will offer a time and space to gather, fellowship, raise/ identify and discuss key needs/issues in our church and community.
Please invite people to any and all of these meetings:
July 21st from 11:00am-2:00pm (refreshments provided)
Solomon Community Temple UMC
3295 N Martin Luther King Jr. Dr, 53212
August 25th from 11:00am-2:00pm (refreshments provided)
Central United Methodist
639 N 25th St, Milwaukee, WI 53233
September 22nd from 11:00am-2:00pm (refreshments provided)
Church of the Good Hope
8700 Good Hope Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53224
Thanks for your participation!
In Christ’s Peace and Grace,
Reverend Afi Dobbins-Mays
Rev. Deborah Thompson, DS
South East District-Wisconsin Conference
112 Hall St.
Watertown, WI 53094