Church News

DECORATING HOLIDAY HELPERS!

ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS TREE DECORATING
Decorating Helpers Needed! We will be decorating the church for the First Sunday of Advent on Saturday, November 30th starting at 9 am. We need all the help we can get. Many hands means less time. We will also need help putting up the Christmas Tree on Saturday December 7th at 9 am upstairs in the sanctuary.  Please contact the church office or Barb Stein if you can help at 570-449-6533 or contact the  Office at [email protected] or 570-366-0201. Thank you in advance for your help!

UMW ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DINNER

Next UMW meeting is Nov.4 at 1:00. We will be having a guest speaker from FREE organization in Reading. The topic will be human trafficking in our area. The UMW Christmas Dinner is Dec.11 at the Schuylkill Country Club. Sign-up at the Welcome desk. All ladies welcome. Mark your calendar now! Have questions about our Christmas Dinner? Contact Sharon Booher or the Church Office for more information.

CHURCH CLEANING HELPERS NEEDED

Our Trustees have been using volunteers for our weekly church cleaning. Its important to keep our church clean and nice for our community and all of our church goers. We need a few extra volunteers to help with this cleaning service. Remember, many hands make light work! Consider volunteering your time to keep our facilities and church clean. Please contact the church office if you can help. You can call the Church Office at (570.366.0201) or [email protected]. Thank you in advance for your help!

SHARE THE GIFT OF WARMTH! 

The UMW Mitten Tree (and NEW underwear/socks for all ages). UMW is accepting donations of new mittens, hats, scarves ,gloves and NEW pre-packaged underwear/socks for all ages from November through mid-December. All donations must be brand new and not previously used. These donations will be given to the Orwigsburg Food Pantry and the Salvation Army in time for Christmas distribution to the needy and homeless. Please place your winter item donations on the Welcome Desk or hang them on our tree once it is up in the lobby.  THANK YOU!

ADVENT WORKSHOP

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!

HOLIDAY HANDBELLS: THE GOD SQUAD

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!!

CHRISTMAS CAROLING TO SHUT-INS

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.