Events

Event information may be subject to change due to further limitations or restrictions being in place. Any postponements or cancellations of events will be posted below. If you are unsure please contact the church office to review an event. The church volunteers and staff are working diligently to make sure all churchgoers are safe and healthy while visiting. We ask that you please follow all safety procedures and guidelines while at an event. We look forward to seeing you at one or more of the following events!

ANNUAL RE-GIFTING SALE

We had cancelled our annual Christmas in July Sale early on because of COVID precautions. We now see that there will be a town wide yard sale on August 15th.(rain date August 22nd) We have decided to be part of the sale. We will do our Annual Re-Gifting Sale that day. Hopefully you have been saving your unwanted gifts and not used items for our sale. You can start dropping off items the week before the sale at the church office. Any questions, contact Barb Stein at 570-449-6533. Please wear your mask while attending the sale.

NEW EVENT! BELATED BUNNY TRAIL 

The Easter Bunny has a stash of Eggs that he could not give out at Easter this year, so he is having a “Belated Bunny Trail” at Salem Church! It takes place on Sunday August 30, 2020 from 2- 4 PM out on Independence Street.

Bring your own baskets! You will hop down the bunny trail to pick up your eggs and then pick up a goodie-bag when you are done. Open to all children up to 10 years old. A safe and fun outdoor event. Make sure you have your “bunny” mask on! See you on the trail! You must pre-register a time slot for this event to secure your spot. This will maintain event precautions and ensure social distancing with an appropriate crowd size. REGISTER NOW!

HANDBELL SUNDAY 

The Handbell Choir plans to return in September. We have some openings. We plan on having a Welcome Back Bell Sunday on September 27, 2020 where we will play our music that we had prepared for this past March. The bells will play during both morning worship times (8:45 am and 10:45 am). We invite you to hear our handbells play by joining us either in person or online!We have some openings if you or someone you know if interested in joining. The Hand bell Choir practices Wednesdays at 7 PM at SUMC.  If you would like more information on joining the hand bells, please contact Allison Wagner at 570-391-8948 or Barb Stein at 570-449-6533. 

POSTPONED: COMMUNITY BLOCK PARTY

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and constraints the Annual Block Party for this year (2020) has been cancelled. The Block Party will take place next year 2021. Thank you for your understanding!

POSTPONED: VBS 2020 “KNIGHTS OF NORTH CASTLE”

TEAM VBS 2020 “Knights of North Castle” will now be TEAM VBS 2021. We are unable to put on the kind of event we want to have this year. The GOOD thing is we have a whole year to plan a spectacular VBS for 2021. All volunteers who said they would lead a section of VBS, you now have a year to plan your strategy. If anyone would like to come on board for next year, please contact Barb Stein at 570-449-6533 or Pastor Warner at [email protected] to see what needs to be filled. Please consider joining our team! VBS is a huge outreach to children in our community and they will be excited to come back next year. We need a solid team of volunteers to make it happen. Volunteers are required to have all background clearances to participate. For more information to get your clearances please visit http://www.salemum.com/volunteer-clearances/

POSTPONED: ANNUAL “CHRISTMAS IN JULY” SALE

Please continue to save all those unwanted gifts for our Annual Christmas in July Sale. We have decided to postpone this year’s Christmas In July Sale until next year (2021).  So don’t throw those like-new items away — everything can be used next year. Please save all your unused items and donate them for next year’s sale. We appreciate your understanding. THANK YOU so much!