Current Series: The Gospel of Mark
Sunday’s Message: “Incentives for Being a Good Listener”
Scripture: Mark 4:1-25
Big Idea: Christians are people who communicate with God. We speak and listen to Him. While speaking is important, how we listen makes a tremendous difference in our living fruitful and productive lives.
SUMMER CAMP - You can still register Sunday
There are still openings for Utopia Summer Camp which continues Monday at 9 a.m. Salem parents can register their child Sunday in the Welcome Center after either service. You can also register a child Monday morning at Salem, beginning at 8:30 a.m.
The Salem day camp experience includes Bible lessons, sports, games and other fun recreational activities. A free school lunch and a snack is provided. The camp runs Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., for children ages 4-12. For more information, please pick up a camp brochure in the Welcome Center.
Summer Bible Study in Colossians begins this Wednesday, July 11th
Join us for six Wednesday nights from 7:30 to 9:00pm. Pastor Paul Tallaksen and Pastor Larry Miraldi will lead this study from July 11th to August 15th in the Welcome Center. This study is for those new to the Bible as well as for those who are familiar with the Scriptures.
Register Sunday for ‘Backpacks’ race
Volunteers also needed for July 21 event
Registration for the 2nd annual “Booking It for Backpacks” 5K Race/Walk begins Sunday after both services in the Welcome Center. The Utopia-sponsored race is set for Saturday, July 21, beginning at 9 a.m. in Clove Lakes Park adjacent to the Salem Church parking lot.
Last year’s race/run raised enough donations to purchase backpacks and school supplies for 635 Staten Island children in 8 elementary schools and for students from 5 churches, including Salem. This year our goal is to supply more than 1000 backpacks.
This year the race is in memory of Jonathan J. Proce, an accomplished swimmer who drowned last summer while training to become an elite pararescue jumper for the U.S. Air Force. Jonathan attended Salem and led a Bible study for young adults. His parents, Ben and Susan Proce, are Salem members.
If you would like to volunteer as a race-day assistant, please visit the Welcome Center on Sunday or write “race volunteer” on your Communication Card and someone will get in touch with you.