Membership

Interested in membership?

Salem is always delighted to welcome new people! People join our community in one of three ways:

  • Those who have not been baptized join by Holy Baptism.
  • Baptized persons from other Christian traditions, or inactive with a Lutheran background, join by Affirmation of Baptism.
  • Active Lutherans moving from other congregations join by Transfer.

Why join? What difference does being a member make?

Membership is a tangible way to affirm and celebrate one’s commitment to the church, which is not just for the person joining but also a gift to the rest of the community.  It strengthens the relationship between worshiper and worshiping community.

At least once a year, Salem hosts a gathering for new and prospective members. These gatherings are usually scheduled on Sunday at noon and include lunch, a time for conversation and questions, and an optional tour of the facility. If you are interested in joining or attending a new member gathering, please contact Pastor Lynn.

On Sunday, March 23, we will have information meetings after each service for those who are interested in membership. Meet in the Fellowship Hall at 9:45 am or in the Fireside Room at 12 pm. New members will be welcomed in April.