Brand New to South Salem

WAY OF LIFE FELLOWSHIP is a recently launched fellowship that meets in South Salem, Oregon at Battle Creek Elementary School.  Come back later for more up to date information, check us out on Facebook or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


We recommend using the following map to get directions, it seems the school is so new the on-line map databases don't recognize its official address.  Just click on the marker and select directions.

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Welcome to the fall. I'm sure we will be able to enjoy some more 80 degree weather before the fall officially begins. But as I look out of my window I see gray clouds and rain is falling from the sky. The smell of fall always reminds me of school. I think of the squeak my shoes would make as I walked into the building after coming in from the rain. I am reminded of playing football in the mud and evenings listening to the rain fall on the tin roof of our house as it would lull me to sleep. I am thankful for the rain because it reminds me that God is faithful. Every year of my life there has been a fall. Every year of my parents' lives and their parents' lives there have been falling acorns, birds chirping and grass turning green. God is faithful and even when things are not going well or the gray skies bring gloomy hearts, I can always know that I can rely on God’s faithfulness. He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Deuteronomy 11:14 says, "Then I will send rain on your land in its season, both autumn and spring rains, so that you may gather in your grain, new wine and olive oil."

Not only is God faithful in bringing the rain and water the earth he is also faithful in teaching us and watering our soul. He will lead us when we listen.

Deuteronomy 32:2 tells us, "Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants."

What is the Lord communicating to you? What is He wanting you to hear and to learn? Let His teaching fall on you like rain and water your soul.

I am preparing for the second sermon in our Everyday Grace Series on personal evangelism. Last week we talked about understanding failure and this week we are going to be wrestling to break free from spiritual monotony. If you miss any of the messages in this series they will be available online at It would be great if all of our Way of Life family could stay current on this series as it is going to be the foundation and focus for this year.

We have a lot going on in the life of our fellowship. Mark your calendars for these and stay tuned for more!

Wed thru Fri, Sept. 24-266am-9am & 6pm-9pm
3 Days of Prayer @ Robertson's
Potluck Dinner Friday @ 5:30 before prayer

Beginning in October…
Sundays @ 9am ~ Adult Bible Study (Library)
First Monday @ 7pm ~ Guys Bible Study @ Paquins
Wednesdays @ 7pm ~ Creative Small Group @ Robertson’s
First Saturday of each month ~ Youth Group Activity

We have two men's accountability groups started at Way of Life. If you're interested in joining one, contact me to discuss how you can get involved!

Love you all so much and I am praying for each one of you to glorify God in all aspects of your life.