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Summer Education Opportunities At Salem FUMC

Christian education is our invitation to understand God’s world and our experience in that world in deep and transformational ways. We will not be able to gather in person this summer, while our country and our communities engage in urgent conversations about racism, police brutality, power, government, creation care, and so much more. We want to provide opportunities for us as a faith community to learn, discuss, and inspire one another toward action for justice. 

We have several options for gathering online throughout the summer to do that:

Let’s Read: Open Door Churches Summer Book Study (online gathering times will vary)

Choose from the book(s) you want to read and register here.

How to be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi (July)

Untamed by Glennon Doyle

Rooted and Rising: Voices of Courage in a Time of Climate Crisis  ed. By Leah D. Schade and Margaret Bullitt-Jonas


Prayers of the Heart – Sundays at 9 AM on Zoom

This group gathers to share a short reading, a time of meditation, and lectio divina.  


Getting Educated on Race – Mondays at 7 PM on Zoom (through July 20th)

A weekly gathering addressing topics related to racism (such as white fragility, race-based trauma, racism, etc.) using a wide variety of resources to ground the conversation.  


Tuesday Evening Women’s Book Group- Tuesdays at 7 PM on Zoom

Join for a lively engaged discussion of a new book each month.

July book: You’re a Miracle (and a Pain in the Ass)  by Mike McHargue. 

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