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.

CHOIR & PRAISE BAND: IN-PERSON REHEARSAL SUMMER START-UP

Choir and Praise Band Rehearsals will start in-person again on the first and third Wednesday of June. Choir will meet at 3 pm and Praise Band at 7:30 pm. During practice music will be prepared and recorded for our online worship.

  • Wednesday, June 17, 2020
  • 3:00 PM Choir Practice
    7:30 PM Band Practice

OUR CURRENT VIRTUAL SMALL GROUPS 

It is with an abundance of caution that Church Council is canceling worship services, Children’s Time, SNL and all Sunday activities, all church activities and all meetings being held in the church. This includes Small Group Meetings for the time being until we return to the Church Buidling. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time!

Some Groups have moved ONLINE! View our current list of Virtual Small Groups below — consider joining a small group.

 

MONDAYS

WWJ BIBLE STUDY SMALL GROUP—HOST: BRENDA BINNS

Brenda Binns is continuing the Monday small group study “Walking With Jesus (WWJ)” on Mondays at 7:00 PM via Zoom. This Bible study is based on the novel “Mark: 20 Studies for Individuals and Groups” By N.T. Wright.

Please Contact Brenda for meeting notes. Contact Brenda via email at [email protected].

Link to Psalm 142:5 Coloring Page: https://1drv.ms/b/s!Asxm-zcpw_E0vwMuoqHL-TG5CYot?e=uz68V7

WEDNESDAYS

WWJ BIBLE STUDY SMALL GROUP—HOST: PASTOR WARNER

Pastor Warner is hosting his “Walking With Jesus (WWJ)” Small Group Bible Study on Wednesdays at 12 noon via Zoom. This Bible study is based on the novel “Mark: 20  Studies for Individuals and Groups” By N.T. Wright. If you order from Smile.Amazon.com the church gets a small credit! Participate in a Bible study to share and discuss with others as you participate in this journey of discovery, renewal and strengthening of your faith.  For more on this group please contact Pastor Warner [email protected]

THURSDAYS

THURSDAY WOMEN’S SMALL GROUP — HOST: BARB STEIN

We will be meeting Thursday mornings on Zoom at 10 am until we return to church. We will finish our current book on Thursday May 7th. We will begin “Grace- More Than We Deserve…Greater Than We Imagine” by Max Lucado on Thursday May 14th. Books will be mailed to group members. If you would like to join, please contact Barb at 570-449-6533. There is one extra book available if someone wants to join us for this study. Thank you!

NEED TO HOLD A CHURCH MEETING? HAVE VIRTUAL SESSION ON ZOOM!

Missing your church small group? Go online! Contact the church office to schedule an online session! You must contact the Office to use our zoom and to make sure your meeting does not conflict with another group’s. Once you get approval to host a session, the office will email all the information you need to log on and access the zoom meeting!

Please plan a week before your meeting date so we can review all zoom meeting procedures with you ahead of time. You can contact the Church Office for information or to request a Zoom Meeting date at 570-366-0201 / [email protected].

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.

MANY SMALL GROUPS ARE CURRENTLY ON HOLD

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, many of our small groups will be temporarily suspended from meeting in the church building. Please see the above for lists of small groups that are still meeting virtually. 

WEEKLY SMALL GROUPS

MONTHLY SMALL GROUPS

COMMUNITY OUTREACH 

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 Lay Leader, Barb Stein, at 570-449-6533 if you are joining and want a book ordered. 

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. Have a musical gift you would like to share with the church? Rock out and play with the praise band!

Contact Kevin O’Brassill for any questions or more info about joining the Praise Band. Please, contact  Kevin by emailing at: [email protected]

Raise your voice to the Lord with the Salem Choir! 

Choir Practices are held every Thursday 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: [email protected]

THE GOD SQUAD: HANDBELLS

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. 

Contact Handbell Director, Allison Wagner, if you have an interest in joining the handbells. Allison Wager: 570-391-8948. Ring with us!

SNL WORSHIP

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 [email protected] 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!

 

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 [email protected] for more information regarding joining, or for questions on the schedule or for Youth Group.

 

UNITED METHODIST MEN (UMM)

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.

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN 

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 [email protected]

 

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.

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!