New Salem Baptist
Thursday, August 22, 2019
 9806 Dallas Hollow Rd, Soddy Daisy TN  37379
     We would love for you to be our guest at any of our weekly services. Here is some useful information to help your first experience at New Salem be a positive one!
Sunday Morning
  Altar Prayer-----------------8:30 a.m.
Bible Study--------------------9:30 a.m.
 Worship ---------------------10:45 a.m.
Sunday Evening
Adult Choir Rehearsal-----4:30 p.m.
Worship-----------------------6:00 p.m.
Youth Bible Study-----------6:00 p.m.
Children's Activities- -------6:00 p.m.
Q: What time are the services at New Salem Baptist Church?
     Typically, Sunday services are at 10:45 AM and 6:00 PM. Our midweek prayer service is Wednesday night at 6:30 PM. We also invite you to Sunday School, a small group Bible study experience for all ages, which meets on Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM.
Q: Where do I park?
     We have reserved several parking spots just for guests right in front of the main entrance. If these spots should happen to be full, there is plenty of additional parking around on the front and rear of the building, or in the overflow lot on the hill overlooking our campus, which can be accessed via the driveway on the right (if you are facing the main entrance)  side of the parking lot. Just look for the signs.
     Once you park, be sure to come in the main entrance (clearly marked) and visit the 'Welcome' Desk for assistance.
Q: Where should I enter the building?
     The main entrance is through the front of the main auditorium building. Just look for the 'Entrance' sign. Once you enter the lobby, please visit the 'Welcome' Desk, where one of our helpful volunteers can assist you in finding where to go next.
Q: How should I dress?
     Our clothing policy at New Salem is very simple--just wear some!  Some people come dressed in suits or dresses. Others dress more casually. We are just glad you came!
Q: What about my kids?
     At New Salem Baptist Church, we love kids!  For children under 3, nursery care is provided during all services. The nursey is located close to the main auditorium: from the lobby, take the corridor on the left, and the nursery is the first door on the right.
     During the Sunday morning 10:45 service, children  ages 3 through grade 5 are invited to Children's Church, a fun, interactive program that helps kids worship on a level that is exciting and engaging for them. Children's Church meets in the Children's Church Building: from the main lobby take the corridor on the left and follow all the way to the church offices. Once you reach the offices, take the first hallway on the left.
     Activities for kids ages 3- grade 5 are also offered during Sunday and Wednesday evening services in the Children's Church building. Ask the children's ministry volunteers on duty for details. While you are at it, check out the variety of special activities New Salem offers children throughout the year, including our annual Easter Egg Hunt, Vacation Bible School,  our Trunk-or-Treat Fall Festival, and Breakfast with Santa.
Q: What should I expect during New Salem's worship services?
     For one thing, we will do our best to never put you on the spot. We can appreciate what it feels like to step into an unfamiliar situation. We will not single you out or publicly call attention to you. We want you to feel at home, like you are among friends--because you are! 
     Most of our worship services have an relaxed, family atmosphere. Our music incorporates a blend of styles, from traditional to contemporary. You will have an opportunity to be greeted by those sitting close to you. We worship through prayer, song, and sermon. There is also an opportunity to worship through the giving of financial gifts to support New Salem's ministry, but we do not expect guests to participate in this collection--it is strictly voluntary. Our pastor's messages are based on the Bible , seeking to connect the timeless truths of the scriptures with the issues of modern life. Each service ends with an opportunity to respond to what God has been saying to you through the service. Throughout the service, our prayer altar is open to anyone who feels led to seek the Lord in silent prayer.
Q: What version of the Bible does your pastor preach from?
     Pastor Alan responds: "That is a great question!  We need to keep in mind that the Bible originally was not written in English, but in Hebrew, Greek, and a little Aramaic. Thankfully, today we have a variety of English translations to choose from. The King James Version is a venerable English translation, but two major things have changed since the KJV was first published in 1611. One, the English language has changed quite a bit. Second, our understanding of how the original languages work, particularly as they were used in the Bible, has also increased. There are a plethora of modern translations that are more easily readable in English, but the quality of those translations varies. My personal preference, and the one I tend to preach from, is called the New American Standard, or NASB. I find it strikes a good balance between readability in English and faithfulness to the original languages.But no matter which translation you bring with you when you come to New Salem, whether it's the KJV, the NIV, the ESV, the CSB or any number of other English translations, with a little practice you should have no problem following along as I read the text out loud during the service. The important thing is that we are reading the Bible together, learning what it meant to those who first heard it, and learning how it applies to us today."