Upcoming Events

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Hanging of the Greens

Sunday, November 30 at 7:00 pm in the Worship Center
Begin the Advent season with a special time of worship, praise, and adoration for Jesus Christ our King during this traditional Salem service led by our Music Ministry, including children’s, student and adult choirs and student and adult handbells.

Women's Ministry Advent Wreath Workshop

Sunday, November 30 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall
Ladies, join us for this hands-on workshop and leave with your own advent wreath to use while preparing your heart and home for the Christmas season! Find details and register by November 17.

Adult New Members Seedbed Class

Saturday, December 6 from 8:00 am – 12 noon in Room D132
This class is for adults interested in learning about Salem, new membership, and the Christian life. Led by Nick Sennert. Sign up now.

Journey to Bethlehem

Thursday – Sunday, December 11 – 14 on the Salem Campus, begins at the Roman Census in the front of Building D
Follow your trustworthy guide through the streets of Bethlehem, the palace of King Herod, the shepherd's pastures and more, and ultimately to the stable housing God's greatest gift to us all in this live nativity journey!

  • Thursday, December 11: 6:00 – 8:30 pm
  • Friday, December 12: 6:00 – 8:30 pm 
  • Saturday, December 13: 5:30 – 8:30 pm
  • Sunday, December 14: 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Journey to Bethlehem is a free, non-ticketed event for the whole family—all ages are welcome! Please read through the following information to hopefully answer all of your Journey questions.

  • As you and your group arrive at the front of Building D—the main entrance at Salem—you will check in at the "census" (registration desk) and be assigned a tour group number indicating when you will begin your journey. Journey to Bethlehem draws many travelers, therefore you should plan to wait in line in order to register your group. Your entire group does not need to be present to register, but needs to be present and ready to go when your number is called to start travelling.
  • Each tour consists of about 28 people, starts about every 6 minutes and takes about 40 minutes to complete. Salem Baptist church members are encouraged to register for tours starting at 7:00 pm or later in order to make room for non-members and guests.
  • Unfortunately, strollers cannot be taken through due to space restrictions and use of stairs throughout the drama; if you need wheelchair access, we will accommodate you—please let us know upon check in.
  • Once you have received your group number, you will move to a waiting area in the Multi-Purpose Room in Building D where there will be tables with entertainment set up for children while you wait. Your group will then be called to move to the Fellowship Hall in Building C, where you will have your final wait until your group number is called to start your journey. In this area, there will be concession items (hot dogs, snacks, and cold drinks for $1.50 or less each) available for purchase if you would like—concession proceeds benefit our overseas mission trips. You may also bring your own food to eat in the Fellowship Hall while waiting.
  • We do not accept phone reservations, however we do offer these options at the registration desk:
    1) Sign up for the next available tour group that night and plan to return accordingly;
    2) Sign up for a later tour group that night and plan to return accordingly;
    3) Sign up for a specific tour group time on a different night.

If you need any other information about Journey to Bethlehem, please contact the church office at 919-362-7327

Kids’ Journey to the Manger

Saturday, December 13, from 10:00 – 11:30 am Beginning in the Fellowship Hall
This drop-in event for babies through 2nd graders uses a shortened Journey to Bethlehem route, visiting several nativity story characters along the way. Join us anytime between 10:00 and 11:30 am to start the journey to the manger, and see the story of Jesus’ birth unfold in live action!

Salem Baptist Preschool Open House

Friday, January 16 at 10:00 am in the Chapel
Salem Baptist Preschool prospective parents: please join us for an overview of the preschool, including a slide show of a typical day, then take a tour with our age level teachers. Questions? Contact Preschool Director Tammy Pressley at 919-387-3400. Please note that this event is for parents only.

Salem Men’s Winter Basketball League

Tuesday Nights, Beginning January 20 in the Salem Gym
Salem Men's Winter Basketball League begins in January and runs until the end of March. Games are every week on Tuesday evenings. Cost: $25 per player. Register by January 11. Details and registration.

International Fellowship

Salem hosts an International Fellowship one Sunday a month at 5:00 pm in the Salem Cafe (front lobby of Building D)
Next Fellowship: Date TBA at 5:00 pm in the Salem Cafe
International Fellowship meetings enable all of us to meet folks from different cultures and nations, especially people who attend Salem or are part of our ministries. No matter where the original place is that you call home, we hope you’ll come and be part of the international community that we have right here at Salem!

Complete Listing of Student Ministry Events

View the student ministry (grades 6 – 12) upcoming events calendar, including retreats, camps, and mission trips.

Complete Listing of Children's Events

View the Children's Ministry calendar for a full lineup of children's activities and events.