Salem United Methodist Church
Serving our community for over 200 years making disciples for Christ

Serving our community for over 200 years making disciples for Christ

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A message from our Pastor

Posted on September 25, 2020 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Salem UMChurch Family,


Since we opened the Sanctuary for Sunday Services, we've had five great times of Worship together, with some precautions.


We have four outreaches for our Sunday Service

1. Live service in the Sanctuary @ 8:45

2. Live Parking Lot service @ 8:45 on 89.3 FM radio.

3. FaceBook Live service @ 8:45

4. Church Website, available later Sunday afternoon.


So, we will be in the Sanctuary again this Sunday, 9-27-2020 at 8:45am.


You know the drill: masks, temperature checks, hand sanitizer, social distancing, stay seated, no singing, enter through Fellowship Hall door, exit through front doors of sanctuary, offering in plates as you leave the sanctuary. Thank you for your patience!


This will be the 4th & last message in this series on "Forgiveness," I almost entitled it, "Are You Spittable?" I'll tell you about it Sunday. Some of the Scriptures as which we'll be looking are Micah 7:18-19; Isaiah 43:25; Ephesians 2:11-18; 1Corinthians 13:4-7.


Our Church Yard Sale is going strong today (Friday), it reconveins today from 3:00-5:00 pm and tomorrow, Saturday it runs from 7am-1pm.


God Bless you,

JCILTTGOGTF Philippians 2:11


Let's Worship IN THE HOUSE!!!

Posted on September 4, 2020 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Salem Church Family,


Thank you for your attendance at Church last Sunday, whether you were in the Sanctuary, the Parking Lot, Facebook Live, or the Website.
I think if we combined all those we'd have our entire congregation back together, plus some.


It was great to be back together again in the Sanctuary. I'm so glad we have several options for worship.
My prayers are for your health and strength as we assemble again on Sunday.


This Sunday will be a bit better and more relaxing as we get used to worshiping together again with some modifications.


This is Communion Sunday. If you are in the Sanctuary or the Parking Lot, you will be given one of our individual sealed communion cups, which includes a small piece of bread, to open at the end of the service. If you are at home, please have a small piece of bread and some grape juice,
or liquid of your choice, ready as we all receive Communion together.


Please enter the church through the Fellowship Hall Door and exit through the front doors of the Sanctuary,
(unless you are in a wheelchair or on a walker or have difficulty with steps. if this is the case please use the ramp at the Fellowship Hall entrance.)


Please stop at the table as you enter the Fellowship Hall for a temp. check, hand sanitizer, and a mask if you don't have one.

Offering Plates have been placed at the exits as you leave the Sanctuary, we will not be passing the plates.

Masks are required for everyone.

We will remain seated during the entire service.

We will not sing the hymns, but will worship as we listen to beautiful hymns of our faith.

The pews are situated to assist in social distancing.

Ushers are needed for inside and outside Sunday services. Call Thad or Linda T.

Please see the "Salem Matters" email Beryl sent for more helpful announcements and info.
Feel free to give me a call if you have questions or advice.

Blessings in Christ Jesus,


Ushers Needed

Posted on September 4, 2020 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Now that we are back in the sanctuary
we need folks to volunteer to be ushers 
on Sunday mornings!!!!

Please see Pastor Thad Collier or Linda Treby
if you would like to volunteer.

Volunteers Needed

Posted on September 4, 2020 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

As we prepare for our next  YARD $ALE
we need volunteers to help with getting the
church ready for the big event...

We have thrown in one more day
of clean up which will be on 
THURSDAY (9/10) from 9am until noon.
Please see Beryl if you are interested.

Yard $ale

Posted on August 30, 2020 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Yard $ale...

Friday & Saturday
September 25th & 26th

All proceceeds go tohelp Michelle Mitchell with relocation expenses...

Friday (25th)
7a-11 a  and 3p -5 p

All New inventory!!!

If you are interested in volunteering for one of the scheduled work days
please see Beryl or Kay Atwood.

Work days:
Saturday (9 / 19)  Thursday (9 / 24)
9a - noon

About this week's service

Posted on July 31, 2020 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Salem Church Family - Greetings in Christ - 7-31-2020

We are thankful that Joel Tompkins has received the "all clear" for his quarantine time from C-19, that his test was negative and that he may return to work. We are so glad that Deanna's test for C-19 was also negative.

Joel will be returning to his "behind the camera ministry" Sunday morning.

So, this Sunday, August 2, 2020, at 8:45AM we will be videoing our service:

1. For our church website, which anyone may view later in the day at ""

2. We will be videoing our service for Facebook Live if you would like to watch our service as it is happening or later on Facebook

3. We will be broadcasting our service on 89.3 FM radio for all of you who would like to park in our church parking lot and listen.


If you are viewing the service away from the church, please select a small piece of bread and a small amount of grape juice
(or liquid of your choice).

If you are a drive-in-listener, communion bread and juice will be provided for you. Watch for the attendant in the parking area.

I will lead the communion time during the service.


If you are a drive-in-radio listener, our restroom is available.

Before entering the building, please don your mask and disinfect your hands with wipes
(extra masks and disinfectant wipes are available in the mailbox on the poarch).
Bottles of hand sanitizer are available inside.
Please, use disinfectant wipes on all surfaces in the restroom and doorknobs that you touch.


There will be only 5 people in the Sanctuary, Laura Mass on piano, Melonee Oatsvall singing, Beryl Pixley at soundboard,
Joel Tompkins at cameras, and Thad Collier preaching.

Please do not enter the sanctuary before or after the service.

We will be right out as soon as we disinfect our areas.

If you should need to let Beryl know that the sound needs adjusting you may text her at 615-478-6265.

Feel free to give me a call if you have questions or concerns.

Grace and peace,

Thad 931-704-3710




Things You Need To Know...

Posted on July 10, 2020 at 8:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Salem Church Family - Greetings in Christ Jesus

This Sunday, July 12, will be Phase #1 of our plan to return to worship.

We will have a Parking Lot Radio service. FM 89.3 will be our radio channel. The service will begin at 8:45 AM. and will also be placed on our Church Website and Facebook Live for viewing at a later time if desired.

Only four people will be inside the church: Joel Tompkins (video), Laura Maas (piano), Melonee Oatsvall (singing), Bro.Thad (preaching).

If you would like to attend the parking lot drive-in service, here are some guidelines:

1. As you enter the parking lot at church there will be a couple of drive-by stations where someone will give you
a Church Bulletin and a Hymnal which you may keep until we are worshiping inside regularly.

(If you already have a UMC Hymnal you may just bring your own.)

2. Proceed to find the choicest parking space.

3. The Church restroom will be available through the Fellowship Hall door. Please put on a mask before entering
the Church building (a mask will be provided if you don't have one).

The entire church has been professionally cleaned and sanitized Wednesday, July 8.
Lysol Disinfecting Wipes will be available just outside the Fellowship Hall door and inside the bathroom.
Please use disinfecting wipes to clean counters, handles, door knobs, seat, etc. you may have touched.

4. If you wish to give your tithe, an envelope will be available at the stations as you enter the parking lot, along with some instructions.

5. Clean-up inside the church will commence immediately after the service is over by those who have volunteered.

6. There will be no children's time, or regular scripture reading other than during the message, or receiving offerings.
This will be an abbreviated service.

I hope you can participate Sunday morning.




Better Safe Than Sorry

Posted on July 8, 2020 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Out of an abundance of caution
(some may call it overkill)
Salem UMC has decided to have the church professionaly
cleaned today ( Wed 7/8 ) just as a precautionary act..

The cleaning will include the use of:

Air scrubbers
wiping / disinfecting surfaces
UNLV treatment (fogging)

The cleaning will take place today ( 7/8 ) and the building must be closed
for 2 hours following the procedure...

We just want to make sure we do OUR PART to keep
our friends and families safe...

We would like to thank Americare for providing their services...

FACEBOOK LIVE This Sunday (7/12)

Posted on July 8, 2020 at 7:40 AM Comments comments (0)

As we prepare for our fist "IN CAR" worship service this Sunday
we have decided to go FACEBOOK LIVE so you can SEE
pastor Thad's pretty face!!!

Join us at 8:45 am
and if you happen to be driving by that morning
tune in to 89.3 FM and give us a honk (as an AMEN!!!)


Posted on June 24, 2020 at 8:20 AM Comments comments (0)

After what has felt like FOREVER
Salem UMC is FINALLY returning to "in house" worship!!!

Our plan is this:

On Sunday July 12th we will be hosting our first ever
outdoor worship service...
Everyone is encouraged to sit in their cars and tune the radio
to 89.3 FM to listen to the service...
If you are comfortable doing so, please bring a chair to sit outside...
Just remember to social distance...

Parking for this event is NOT an issue...

If the church lot is full please feel free to utilize the
grassy area between the church and the white building next door
at the corner of Rucker Rd...


JULY 19th, 2020

This is the day we have all been looking forward to!!!
Our first " in house" worship service in nearly 2 months!!!

Ther will be specific conditions that we must follow
as we get back to worship...
Once the list is complete we will post those contions here
as well as on our social media sites...

So stay tuned and get ready to set your alarm clocks!!!
(we will start at 8:45 a.m. in case you forgot)