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.


Would you like to know more about what we believe as United Methodist Christians? Do you want to learn more about what God is doing in and through Salem UMC?  Have you wondered what it means to be Methodist?  Are you interested in growing in your faith?

You are invited to take part in a New Member/Inquirer Class where we will explore each of these questions. The class will be held on Sunday February 23, 12:15-2:30 pm.  While the class is directed toward new folks who are considering membership here at Salem UMC, anyone is welcome to participate in this class. 

Please contact Pastor Warner at the church [email protected] to sign-up for the class.


Lent begins on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 as we celebrate Ash Wednesday.  Be sure to watch for service announcements here and in future bulletin & newsletter updates for our full Lenten schedule coming soon. We hope to see you!

Community Lenten Supper and Worship 
ThemeFreedom in Christ: A walk through the book of Galatians

Lenten Wednesday’s Schedule 6 PM – Dinner,  7 PM – Worship
Date:  Host Church / Guest Preacher / Dinner / Service 

  • Covenant UMC, Schuylkill Haven, Rev. Bill Parrish
    215 E Main St, Schuylkill Haven, 17972   (570-385-1994)
  • First UMC, Schuylkill Haven, Rev. Dr. Chris Fisher
    420 Saylor St, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972  (570-385-3941)
  • Salem UMC, Orwigsburg, Rev. Steward Warner
    133 S. Liberty St, Orwigsburg, PA 17972  (570-366-0201)
  • St. John’s UCC, Orwigsburg, Mrs. Kay Jones
    232 E Market St, Orwigsburg, PA 17961   (570-366-2255)
  • St Paul’s Lutheran, Rev. Mike Petresky
    215 N Warren St, Orwigsburg, PA 17961  (570-366-2316)
  • Welcome UMC, Landingville, Pastor Tim Christman
    107 Main St, Landingville, PA 17972   (570-366-7764)
  • Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020Ash Wednesday / Each church will be on their own for this worship. 
  • Wednesday, March 4, 2020 – St. John’s UCC / Rev. Chris Fisher/6 PM – Dinner,  7 PM – Worship
  • Wednesday, March 11, 2020 – Welcome UMC / Rev. Bill Parrish /6 PM – Dinner,  7 PM – Worship
  • Wednesday, March 18, 2020 – Covenant UMC Mrs. Kay Jones /6 PM – Dinner,  7 PM – Worship
  • Wednesday, March 25, 2020 – First UMC / Rev. Steward Warner / 6 PM – Dinner,  7 PM – Worship
  • Wednesday, April 1, 2020 – Salem UMC / Rev. Mike Petresky/6 PM – Dinner,  7 PM – Worship


Don’t miss out on the last winter family movie night! Family Movie Night will be on break throughout the Spring and Summer. This movie night will be on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 5:30 PM. Our feature film will be “Maleficent 2” (a new movie release!) Supper, Snacks, Drinks and Popcorn are provided and are all free. Bring a blanket and pillow to cozy up and enjoy the show. Regular seating is provided. Don’t miss this last movie night until the fall season!!!  Bring friends and family to  a FREE movie night!


The God Squad will be performing on Sunday March 15th at both morning worship times. In between at 10 AM we will have a breakfast brunch where you can meet and greet the bell choir. Bring a friend or two to hear our wonderful bells and enjoy some tasty food. We will have a sign up sheet on the Welcome Desk to sign up for bringing breakfast foods.


Welcome Children’s Time beginning Sunday, March 1st, 2020.  Children’s Time will replace the old Children’s Sunday School we had at 10 am between services.  Sunday School will no longer be offered after March 1st, 2020. We are launching a new special time for children during worship each Sunday.  Children’s Time will begin with the Children’s Sermon introducing the theme for the week. Then children will go downstairs for an interactive and exciting Bible lesson, led by two volunteers while adults continue to worship upstairs. Read more about worship & childrens’ time!


Join us for the Annual Community Egg Hunt! This year our Annual Children’s Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 1 PM. We will meet in the Sanctuary. Bring your own baskets! This egg hunt is for kids up to age 10 years old. There will be Easter Goodie Bags, Treats and more — and of course the Easter Bunny will be there for photo ops! If you would like pictures please be sure to bring your own camera. This egg hunt is 100% FREE and open to all kids in the community. Join us!


Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday on Sunday, April 5, 2020. Maundy Thursday, or Holy Thursday, will be on April 9, 2020. The Church Office will be closed Friday, April 10th, 2020 in observance of Good Friday. Easter is on Sunday, April 12, 2020. The day will start with a Sunrise Worship at 6:30 AM followed by an Easter breakfast at 7:15 AM. Regular worships begins at 8:45 AM and 10:45 AM will complete the day. Make sure you make your first stop at the cross outside of Salem Church and place a flower on the cross. Remember if you order Easter Flowers to take them home with you after you leave worship Easter Sunday.


Save all those unwanted gifts for our Annual Christmas in July Sale happening on July 11, 2020 from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon. This event will take place on the Church Office porch. It’s time to start your spring cleaning! But don’t throw those like-new items away — Everything can be used! Last year, we gave away all leftover items from the sale to  charity, so we are starting over again this year. Start saving now!! Keep up to date with newsletters and bulletins to see when you can bring in items.