TRANSFORMING LIVES THROUGH CHRIST (TLC)
We Share Christ's Love
We reach out to share the message of Jesus Christ with others. We practice radical hospitality to share God’s love with others. We offer a welcoming environment so that visitors are comfortable in worship and other activities. We host a variety of community events. We support missionary work through our prayers and gifts. We build unity by showing God’s love for all people.
We Serve Others
We address injustices in our community and the world. We support the work of Team Orwigsburg mission team. We are a living witness to the community through the Orwigsburg Food Pantry. We serve the poor by meeting the physical and spiritual needs of our community.
We Worship, Glorify, and Praise God
We offer a blend of traditional and contemporary elements in our worship services. We regularly, creatively, and passionately worship. We believe that we were created to worship God, both individually and corporately, as we keep God at the center of our lives
We Nurture People as Disciples
In the United Methodist Church, our mission statement is to “make disciples for the transformation of the world.” At Salem, we are committed to nurturing each person as a disciple of Christ- to grow in love of God and neighbor, to be faithful stewards of God’s creation, and to use God’s gifts to bring life to the world. We are committed to meeting people where they are, while helping them to most fully be who God has created them to be.
Salem United Methodist Church, Orwigsburg PA
How We Got Our Start
The United Methodist Church (UMC) was formed in 1968 when the Evangelical United Brethren Church and The Methodist Church merged. Our beliefs are rooted in the Word of God and the historic Confessions of the Christian Faith. United Methodists share a common heritage with all Christians. According to our foundational statement of beliefs found in The Book of Discipline, we follow basic affirmations in common with all Christian communities. We share Christ’s love, serve others, we worship God and aim to nurture people in the community. We are the people of The United Methodist Church.