Events

Events at Salem UMC

Events at Salem UMC are family friendly, safe, fun and open to the community.
We invite you to come join us at one or more of these events! If you’d like to be notified of
upcoming Church events and activites, please sign up for our mailing list Here.

A WHOLE NEW BOO! 

“A Whole New Boo” takes place on the night of the Halloween Parade on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019. Fun for the whole family! Candy and treats, A costume contest and more!!! You don’t want to miss out on this spook-tacular event! Costume judging starts at 6:00 PM at the corner of Margaret Ave. and North Warren St. We will then ride/walk in the Halloween parade to Salem Church where the prizes will be handed out and the kids will get a BIGGER-than-FUN-SIZE Bag of Candy. Make sure you register before October 18th! Please be sure to pre-register so we can make sure there is enough space and candy for all kids. Also look for clipboards for donations of candy and treats for the party held at the church. 

HALLOWEEN PARADE

COSTUME CONTEST

AFTER PARADE PARTY

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT RETURNS!

Join us as Family Movie Night returns this Fall!
Family Movie Nights will begin on Friday October 25th at 5:30 pm at Salem UMC in Sandherr Hall. The Featured Film for this Family Movie Night will be “Monster House!” Bring your blankets and pillows if you wish. This film is rated PG.

Regular seating will be available. We will provide supper, drinks, snacks and of course freshly made popcorn! A Fun Night that is FREE to everyone. Invite your friends, family and neighbors. Pop on over for a FREE fun family movie night at Salem!

TEAM ORWIGSBURG SOUP & BAKE SALE / UMW PURSE & JEWELRY SALE

Team Orwigsburg will be having their Annual Soup and Bake Sale at the church November 9th, 2019 from 9 am to 12 noon. This year the United Methodist Women will be joining them with another Purse and Jewelry Sale. Get some great food and support the TEAM and get some great purses and jewelry at low prices — just in time for the holidays!

Stop by to SHOP and support the Team and UMW Missions. The UMW give all their raised funds to local & global missions. The UMW will also be collecting gently used purses and jewelry prior to the sale. For more information stop by the church to drop off used items or contact the office for more information. 

NOVEMBER SPECIAL WORSHIP TIMES

November will bring some special worship times. November 3rd is All Saints Sunday where we remember those who have passed away in the last year. November 17th is Thank  Offering Sunday where we support our Food Pantry in town with gifts and food. 

This year’s community Thanksgiving Eve Service will be  on Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 at 7:00 pm. We invite you to come and join us for this special community worship service. All are welcome. Take this day to come together as a community and share in all that we are thankful for as we worship.

WELCOME WINTER BREAKFAST

Join us as we welcome the winter season by partaking in a delicious breakfast! Visit on on December 15th, 2019 at 10 am for a warm winter breakfast buffet. Join us as we anticipate Christmas and the winter season.

It may be chilly outside but its always warm and welcoming at Salem UMC! Everyone is welcome, bring a friend or family and consider coming to one of our worships before or after breakfast (8:45 am Traditional or 10:45 am Contemporary). 

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: DECEMBER

The next Family Movie Night will be Friday, December 6th, 2018 at 5:30 PM here at Salem. Featured film will be “Polar Express”. Food, drinks, snacks and of course fresh popcorn will be available. Bring your blanket and enjoy the movie! Regular seating is available. Cozy up and watch a movie with the whole family! Family Movie Nights are 100% FREE to all!

 

5TH ANNUAL ADVENT WORKSHOPS

The Advent Workshops are back! Our 5th Annual Advent Workshop will take place on  Sunday December 1, 2019 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. The event starts out with supper and continues with “make and take” crafts. It is open to family and friends of all ages and is 100% FREE! Get in the ho-ho-holiday spirit as we get festive and creative in preparation for Christmas!

This free event is open to all in the community. This takes the place of SNL Worship for this night. Join in the holiday fun and bring a friend or family!!! Take a look at some photos from last year’s Advent Make-And-Take craft and dinner. Beautiful Christmas crafted centerpieces!

CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLE LIGHT WORSHIP

We will offer three unique worship times on Christmas Eve. The three special worship times are as follows:

  • 4:00 PM Christmas Eve – Early Worship

  • 7:00 PM Christmas Eve – Contemporary Worship

  • 9:00 PM Christmas Eve – Traditional 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 in worship. 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!