Weekly Message

From Pastor Lori Harvey, Lead Pastor at Salem Grace UMC

We make choices every day.  The choice may be limited between wearing the green sweater or the red sweater but we still have a choice.  When Jesus went to the Samaritan well, he asked for water.  Now this wasn't bottled water or tonic water or soda water.  He just asked for water from the well that was nearby.  Jesus told the Samaritan woman that he could give her living water that would provide for a full life, never to be thirsty again.  Water comforts and cleanses, but also destroys when there is too much. 

Maybe this is the thirst that you have today.  You want a deeper relationship with the Living Lord, Jesus, who gives living water.  the woman at the well used her freedom to choose when she said, "Sir, give me this water, so that I may never be thirsty!"  Living water is nothing short of life in Christ.  As believers in Christ, we are filled daily with grace that overflows like water.  Only as we empty ourselves, out, can God fill our lives with the essentials of life.  If you want to know more about living water, we invite you to worship on Sunday morning. 

We hope you will join us at Grace UMC this Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. for worship and 10:15 a.m. for Sunday school.


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¨ We are committed to spiritual growth through Bible study, worship, prayer and Christian conversation

¨ We are committed to outreach and mission to our faith community and to the community of Salem and   beyond

¨ We value diversity within the congregation, serving all generations of God’s people

¨ We welcome all into our church family and into a walk with Jesus Christ, regardless of race, marital status, nation of origin, physical or mental ability or economic status.

Grace UMC is situated in downtown

Salem, Illinois, directly across from the Marion County Courthouse.