CHRISTMAS IS AROUND THE CORNER!
JOIN US FOR CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICES
Join us as we welcome Winter and prepare for Christmas!
There’s tons of holiday spirit and fellowship here at SUMC! We invite you to come and bring friends/ family to partake in worship this month.
- Nov. 28 – Advent 1 – First Sunday of Advent
- Dec. 4 – Community Event “Festival of Lights”
- Dec. 5 – Advent 2 / Communion / Advent Workshop
- Dec. 12 – Advent 3 / Handbells Perform
- Dec. 19 – Advent 4 / Baptism
- Dec. 21 – Blue Christmas / Longest Night Service
- Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve Candlelight Services
- Dec. 25 – Christmas Day – Office & Church Closed
- Dec. 29 – Holiday All-Day Scrapbooking (Small Group)
- Dec. 31 – New Year’s Eve
- Jan. 1 – Office Closed / New Year’s Day
2021 ADVENT WORKSHOP
The Advent Workshops are back! Our Annual Advent Workshop will be Sunday, December 5th, 2021, from 4 PM – 6 PM. Family groups will participate in ornament and card-making stations, and then share a casual supper and watch the movie “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.” Gluten and dairy-free foods will be available. There is no charge, but those who can are asked to bring a dessert or a dozen cookies to share. Forms are available with your bulletin and located in the church lobby. Please return a completed form if you plan on attending.
HOLIDAY HANDBELLS, HEAR US RING!
Save the date and bring a friend as The God Squad Handbell Choir rings their holiday music. Come and hear a special FUN song they will be performing! Sunday, December 12th, 2021, at either 8:45 am or 10:45 am. Please support our handbells! We are very fortunate to have a Bell Choir at Salem Church!
Unable to attend in-person worship? Don’t stress! You can view our Advent and Christmas Eve Livestreams. You can view online worship at www.Facebook.com/salemchurchorwigsburg
CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT WORSHIP
We will once again offer three unique worship times on Christmas Eve. The three special worship times are as follows:
4:00 PM Early Worship
7:00 PM Contemporary Eve Worship
9:00 PM Traditional Eve Worship
It all starts at 4:00 PM for people with young children, or for those that don’t like to be out at late at night, and those that have evening family activities. This is then followed by 7:00 PM worship, where our Praise Band will lead us in worship. This is followed by our 9:00 PM traditional worship time. All three worship times end with a candle lighting which represents the Light of Christ coming into our dark world. Everyone is invited to worship here at Salem, a place where are hearts are open to all people. Worship with us!
SERVE WITH US ON CHRISTMAS EVE
We need lots of hands on deck to make Christmas run smoothly! Signup sheets will be available in the church lobby on the Welcome Desk regarding volunteer opportunities. Please consider signing up! The three special worship times need participants to serve. Give a gift that counts and sign up to volunteer today!
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS?…
CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP ONLINE!
Unable to attend in-person worship on Christmas Eve? Don’t stress! You can view our Christmas Eve Livestream. Our Christmas Eve Worship Services will all be Live streamed online for folks unable to attend in person. Watch us online at www.Facebook.com/salemchurchorwigsburg
JOIN US FOR WORSHIP
We are currently offering online livestreaming options for worship. Join us online wherever you are. We look forward to worshiping with you! Click here to connect with us live on facebook during worship! (times below)
8:45 am Traditional / 10:45 am Contemporary
(Livestreaming available for both times)
WHAT WE ARE DOING IN MISSION: CHURCH NEWS
We aren’t letting this pandemic slow our mission! We are still actively answering calls from those that need our help. Our community, friends and family are always here to help (now more than ever!) See where you can lend a hand to those in need, participate in volunteer opportunities, or just share your story. You can see others’ stories by viewing our CHURCH NEWS.
We are also actively looking for volunteers to help! Join a team and lend a hand. You can also view our procedures we are implementing to keep the church safe and secure for everyone. View our current list of procedures HERE.
FOLLOW OUR FACEBOOK FELLOWSHIP
Not only is Facebook great for socializing with fellow members of our congregation, but it allows us to stay connected to faith as well! We upload news, devotionals and our weekly Sunday Worship to Facebook. We share inspirational messages, photos, events and more from our congregation. You can follow us on social media to see what Salem is doing and connect with the congregation. Give us a like, comment, or share — and join in the conversation. Stay safe, stay updated, stay connected. Visit our Facebook Page HERE!