Summer events for all ages slated

CLAYTON — Salem Church of God invites the community to a variety of upcoming gatherings and events for all ages as the calendar moves toward summer.

* “The Race,” for Salem Students (7-12th graders)

June 7, 14, 21 and 28; 6-8:30 p.m., in the Salem gym

“The Race” is back on Wednesdays in June. Students will choose one of four teams and compete each week. Teams earn points by inviting friends, displaying team spirit, winning games and participating in various tasks or service projects during the week. Incoming 7th graders are welcome.

* “Married People Drive-By Date Night”

Saturday, June 10; 5:30-6:30 p.m.

There is one thing married couples need but usually doesn’t have enough of – time. “Married People” offers a solution with the return of its “Drive-By Date Night.” Pull up to Door No. 2 at the church between 5:30-6:30 p.m. to pick up everything you’ll need for a great evening. It’s a free event, and no pre-registration is needed.

* Pizza With The Pastors

Sunday, June 11; 12:30-2 p.m., in the Salem gym

Enjoy an informal pizza party, where you will have the opportunity to learn more about the vision and ministry of Salem Church of God as well as meet the pastoral staff. Lunch will be served and childcare will be available.

* Evening At Salem

Sunday, June 11; 6 p.m., in the Salem Worship Center

This free southern gospel concert will feature the Salem Quartet, from Englewood, and Trio, from Blacksburg, VA. A love offering will be received.

* Salem Kids VBS

June 26-30; 6-8:30 p.m. each day

“Gadgets and Gizmos” is this year’s Vacation Bible School theme, as 4-year-olds through new 6th graders discover how they are uniquely wired and wonderfully made. Space is limited, so please register early at

* Salem Church of God Car & Truck Show

Saturday, July 15; 12-3 p.m., on the west grounds of the Salem campus

The 9th annual Car & Truck Show is a free event for spectators. Registration, 9 a.m.-noon that day, is $10 per show car. There will be food, baked goods and Ullery’s Homemade Ice Cream, with many prizes possible for participating vehicles.

Salem Church of God is at 6500 Southway Road in Clayton. For more information about the church or any of the events above, please visit or call (937) 836-6500.

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Reach Salem Church of God at (937) 836-6500.