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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advent reading

Posted on November 15, 2020 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Sunday (Nov.29th) is the beginning of Advent...

If you would like to take part in the Advent readings
this year please see Linda Trebey or pastor Thad Collier...

Advent is a season of the liturgical year observed in most
denominations as a time of expectant waiting and preperation for
both the celebration of the Nativity of Christ at Christmas and the return
of Christ at the Second Coming...

Advent is the the beginning of the liturgical year in Western Christianity.

Hanging of the Greens

Posted on November 15, 2020 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

If you would like to take part in the Hanging of the Greens
this year please sign up or see Linda Trebey...

Due to the pandemic we are doing things abit differently
and therfore doing the decorating in "small groups"...

Angel Tree

Posted on November 15, 2020 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

We will continue to collect for the Angel Tree mission
until the 1st Sunday in December...
Please consider opening hearts and wallets
this Christmas!!!

Events coming up

Posted on October 25, 2020 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Here is a breif list of things planned here at Salem UMC...

Stay tuned for more details...

Coming Up:

Sunday, 11/1/20. All Saints Day and Communion Sunday. Communion offering will be used for the Angel Tree Mission. If you have a loved one who has died in the last year, please send the information to Linda Treby. We would like to recognize these “saints” in the bulletin.

Sunday, 11/8/20. Veteran’s Day Sunday. More information next week.

Tuesday, 11/10/20. Salem Charge Conference. 6 pm, Zoom Meeting. Please let Brother Thad know if you want to attend so he can send you the email link.

All of November we will be collecting for the Angel Tree Mission for children at Salem Elementary.
Make checks payable to SUMC and put Angel Tree in memo line. Please let Beryl know if you are willing to shop for the children.


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