Small Groups at Salem

We have many small groups that meet at Salem or within the local community. Our current small groups are listed below.


At its core, a Small Group is less about what you do and more about who you do it with. We all need each other and that’s why we have Small Groups. We believe God wants every person to experience abundant life here on earth, and He designed us to find freedom and healing in relationships with others. Discover how lives are changed in Small Groups and how you can get involved. Just like most things, you won’t know until you try, so check our list of groups and connect with a Salem Small Group today! We have spot for everyone at Salem UMC – find yours!


Small Groups are the best place to get connected and grow at Salem. We want to see people enjoying life together as they study God’s Word, experience life change, support one another through the challenges of life, as well as pray and care for one another. Joining a small group at church is a great way to experience biblical community, strengthen your faith, build new friendships and grow closer to God.




Thursday Women’s Small Group is a bible and book study held on a weekly basis in the Salem Social Hall. We meet every Thursday Morning at 10:00 AM. Please contact Group Leader, Barb Stein, at 570-449-6533 if you are joining and want a book ordered. Women’s Small Group takes the Summer off and returns in the Fall. Join us for our next meeting: Thursday, September 2nd, 2021 at 10:00 AM. 

Eat. Pray. Color. takes place over the Spring/Summer months. Meetings take place two times a week. We consume yummy treats and color. Each meeting has group discussion and prayer. Join us as we Eat, Pray and color!!

Meetings are Wednesdays at 2 PM at Cake Pros in Haven and Thursdays at 10 AM at 419 Café in Orwigsburg. All are welcome to come for this seasonal small group.

Questions? Contact group leader Brenda Binns at 570-617-1342.

Do you have a musical talent? Why not join the praise band! The Praise Band meets Wednesdays at Salem at 8:00 pm in the church sanctuary. Have a musical gift you would like to share with the church? Rock out and play with the praise band! Contact Praise Band Leader, Kevin O’Brassill for any questions or more info about joining the worship team. Contact Kevin by emailing at:

Raise your voice to the Lord with the Salem Choir! Choir Practices are held Thursdays at 6:00 pm at Salem UMC. We are looking for new members! Raise your voice and sing out loud with us! All are welcome to join! “Psalm 105: sing praises to him;  tell of his wonders works!!”
For more information, contact  Choir Director Wendy Campbell at: 

Join us for our Fall Start-Up on Thursday, September 9th, 2021.


Get ready to ring! The hand bell choir: The God Squad has a place for YOU! We have practices on Wednesdays at  7:00 pm at Salem. The God Squad performs during services on multiple occassions and for special Holiday Events. 

The God Squad handbell choir is currently on summer break and appreciates your continued support!! We will resume regular practice on Wednesday, September 22nd at 7:00 PM to start learning our Christmas music. We will perform our Advent Christmas Music on Sunday, December 12th, 2021. The handbell choir is always looking for new people to join the squad! If you have an interest in playing handbells, please contact Allison Wagner (Handbell Director) at 570-391-8948 for more info.


Sunday Night Live (SNL) Worships! Come experience our coffeehouse style worship! SNL Worship begins at 6:30 pm held at SUMC. The entrance to Sandherr Hall is on Independence Street. All are welcome! For any questions please contact Lay Leader Brenda Binns for more information. You can contact Brenda by emailing her at Worship with us!


Make memories and make friends at the Scrapbooking  Small Group! 

Scrapbooking meets every third Friday of the month from 4:00 pm—10:00 pm. Meet creative friendly fellowship at this small group!
All ages are welcome to join.
No experience required! Save those sweet memories with this small group!

Scrapbooking will return for regular meetings starting in the Fall on Friday, September 17th, 2021, from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM.


Grow in Faith, Friendship and FUN! 

The Youth Group meets every third Sunday of the month at 12:00 noon. All youth are welcome to join! Bring a friend to Youth Group!! Please, contact leader Susan Carlson at for more information regarding joining, or for questions on the schedule or for Youth Group.


UMM meets the second Saturday each month at Salem  7:00 – 8:00 AM. ALL men are welcome and encouraged to attend. We work within our church and community to help those in need, sponsor events, and fundraise to help those in our Church and community.


The UMW sponsors many fundraisers and local events. We are a fellowship based on caring and serving others. For more information about joining please contact UMW President, Sharon Booher

The United Methodist Women (UMW) meet monthly on the second Monday of the month at 7 PM. Contact UMW President, Sharon Booher if you are interested in joining, or for meeting details. With your support at our May Yard Sale the UMW was able to buy enough school supplies for 72 students K-5. Thank you for your support!! Next UMW Meeting: Monday, August 9th, 2021, at 7 PM.

Team Orwigsburg is a local mission team that works within the community to expand our outreach program. The Team also has an annual Mission Trip to serve outside our town and to lend a hand to those in need.

Meetings are held the first Monday of each month at 7:00 pm.

Team Serves Dinner for Applewood Senior Citizens every 3rd Thursday of each month. 

Part of being a great volunteer is loving what you’re doing. Find something that you’re passionate about or something that inspires you, and then find a need in your community. There are dozens of reasons why you should volunteer – you just need to find the one that feels right. Not sure where to start, let us help! Contact us at the office  We have many opportunities for you to get involved and lend a hand!

We can’t have worship without YOU!

We are always  in need of worship participants to help and assist  during service. You do not need previous experience to help.

Make your year meaningful by volunteering your time in serving during worship. We need your help to make worship a success!

Join us for monthly ministry meetings (held in person or on Zoom), on the 3rd Monday of the month to share stories about Salem’s ministries and brainstorm ways we can continue our community outreach. Find out how you can get support for a new mission or ministry idea of your own, or join in one already working to transform lives through Christ. Contact Christ Servant Minister, Brenda Binns by emailing her at ( at any time for ideas for Welcoming and Outreach ministries at Salem.


Missing your church small group? Go online! Contact Admin. Assistant / Secretary, Hayley, at the church office to schedule an online session! You must contact the Office to use our zoom. Please plan a week before your meeting date so we can review all zoom meeting procedures with you ahead of time. We also must make sure your meeting does not conflict with another scheduled time. You can contact the Office for more information at 570-366-0201 /