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Welcome to Sunnyslope Christian Reformed Church. We are a multi-generational reformed church in South Salem. We encourage you to explore our site and learn more about our church.
We also want to invite you attend on of our worship services. Our worship is intentionally styled to reflect the wide range of individuals in our congregation. You will be warmly welcomed and received here as you visit with us.
Since growing in love for our each other is part of our mission statement, we strive to create opportunities for our entire church to engage with one another and form deeper relationships in addition to our worship services.
We also think it is important from church members to form friendships with people in similar life situations because they can understand the unique challenges you face in your situation. We have ministries geared towards different stages of life as well.
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We are a culture struggling to find happiness. We are one of the most prosperous nations in recent memory. We have at our fingertips, creature comforts and conveniences that previous generations couldn’t have possibly imagined. We have access to high-quality education. We have reasonable freedom to pursue whatever ambition we wish. Many of us have the opportunity to earn a good income, and to marry and to have a family. Yet ironically, as a culture, we seem no more happy than the generations before us. In fact, some would argue that we are less happy today than in years past. Rising rates of depression and suicide seem to bear this out. Sociological data seems to support the idea that more and more people (especially a younger generation) find life meaningless.
Throughout the months of January and February 2017, we’ll be “Pursuing Joy.” The New Testament book of Philippians on the book of Philippians was a letter, written by Paul, to a church facing discouragement, and conflict — yet it is a book pulsing with a heartbeat of joy. Paul spends more time talking about joy in these four chapters than he does anywhere else in the New Testament, and we have much to discover! We’ll see that ultimately, joy is not an achievement, or project we can undertake, but a gift we receive through our relationship with Jesus. Join us as we pursue joy!
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Growing in God’s Word is part our mission statement. One of the primary ways we grow in God’s word is through weekly worship services. This page helps explain how we worship and what our services are like.
Our worship reflects the broad range of ages and backgrounds that make up our congregation. That means that we don’t define our worsihp by one particular style of music. Since our worship reflects the personality of our congregation, services vary. Some services have organ music, others piano or guitar. It is a joy for us to gather as a diverse body, worshipping together!
We understand worship to be a conversation between God and His people: God speaks to us in his word, and we respond to Him in prayer, singing, spoken word, and action. The particulars change from week to week — the music may be different, the kinds of prayer may change and other elements may vary, but the same basic outline remains the same.
Our services begin with a time of singing, as we joyfully enter God’s presence. We experience a time of renewal, as God reminds us of his grace, and his call to obey Him. God speaks to us through His word during the scripture reading and the sermon. Finally, we are dismissed to serve God in our daily life.
We are currently preaching through the Book of James. From the first to the last verse of the book of James, God gives us one of the most practical pictures of the Christian faith in all the Bible. Written to a people who were scattered and suffering, James envisions communities of faith caring, providing, and praying for one another as they show what the Gospel looks like in real life.
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Dear First Time Attender,
I want to personally invite you to visit our church. Whether you have previously been a part of a church, or whether you have never attended a church before, we warmly welcome you to attend one of our Sunday services. We will do everything we can to make you feel at home! We are eager to share with you the story of God’s love for you, and His kindness to us completely transforms our lives, our communities, and the entire world. We look forward to seeing you!