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.


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!


Join us for the Annual Orwigsburg Festival of Lights! This community gathering will be on Saturday, December 7th, from 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM at the Town Square in Orwigsburg
(209 North Warren  Street, Orwigsburg, PA, 17961).

Enjoy an evening of Trolley rides with Santa, Christmas Caroling and music, cookie decorating and craft making and of course the annual Christmas tree lighting!

Don’t let the cold  weather deter you, bundle up and purchase some warm food and drinks at the event! Hot chocolate, yummy food and fellowship! Ring in the Christmas Season at a fun holiday night with the whole community at Festival of Lights!


Join us as we welcome Winter and prepare for Christmas! There’s tons of holiday spirit and fellowship here at SUMC! Below is our special advent worship schedule. We invite you to come and bring a friend or family to partake in worship this month.

  • Dec. 8—Advent 1 / Communion 
    •  (Advent workshop Dec 1 cancelled due to weather and rescheduled for Dec 8 at 4pm)
  • Dec 8—Advent 2 / Handbells Perform / Advent Workshop
  • Dec. 15—Advent 3 / Welcome Winter Breakfast Buffet 
  • Dec 22—Advent 4 / Caroling Sunday 
  • Dec 24—Christmas Eve Candlelight Worships 
  • Dec 25—Christmas Day / Office Closed 

More details for all of these events and special worships can be found in the articles below. If you have more questions regarding our Advent / Christmas schedule you may also contact the Church Office for more information. We hope to see you this holiday season at Salem! 


The Advent Workshops has been rescheduled for Sunday December 8, 2019 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Thank you for understanding! 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!


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 8th at either 8:45 am or 10:45 am. Please support our hand bells! We are very fortunate to have a Bell Choir at Salem Church!!


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). 


On December 22nd we will sing Christmas carols to shut-ins at local retirement homes. We will meet at 1 PM at the church. Last year a fun time was had by all and our members enjoyed being remembered at this special time of year. Brighten up someone’s day with a song and a smile. Join us as we spread holiday cheer to our local shut-in residents. Look for more information in upcoming bulletins and our December newsletter.



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!


The Church Office will be closed on Christmas Day, Thursday Dec. 26th, and New Years Day. Stay up-to-date with weather cancellations and revised office hours by signing up for our newsletter and email updates! Please email your up-to-date email address to the Church Office at: [email protected]. You can also stay up to date with events and cancellations on our Facebook page at:

Week of 12/23—12/27:
Monday 12/23 9 AM—2 PM 
Tuesday 12/24 9 AM—2 PM 
Wednesday 12/25 CLOSED Christmas Day 
Thursday 12/26 CLOSED
Friday 12/27 9 AM—1 PM 

Week of 12/30—1/3:
Monday 12/30 9 AM—2 PM     
Tuesday 12/31 9 AM—2 PM
Wednesday 1/1/2020 CLOSED New Year’s Day
Thursday 1/2 9 AM—2 PM
Friday 1/3 9 AM—1 PM