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Serving Ministries

Service represents an important part of our mission at Salem, so there are many opportunities to serve each other and the community. Contact our Dir. of Serving Ministries, Laurie Murry at (717) 938-1928 ext. 117 or with any questions.

A sample of our service opportunities is below. See a complete list HERE.

Refugee Resettlement

What: Assist a newly arrived refugee family with acclimating to live in the United States.
How: Assist with transportation to appointment, help with language, educate in culture.
 Learn more about this process Here.

FAMILY PROMISE HOST WEEKS

What:    The church provides sleeping quarters and meals for homeless families.
How:     Setting up the living space, preparing meals, donating food, driving the van, sharing in a meal, reading a book to a preschooler, playing a game, staying overnight.
When:     Four weeks a year.

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY

What: Provide shawls for those in need of prayer.
How:  Crochet or knit shawls and pray for recipient.
When: Second Saturday of the month, 10 a.m.

FREE PIZZA FRIDAY

What: Share pizzas with families/individuals residing at a local motel.
How: Pick up pizzas, set up and distribute pizzas from the motel lobby.
When:  Third Friday of each month.

COMMUNITY SERVICE DAY

What: Serve neighbors by completing simple home repairs or yard work.
How: Use repair skills to make simple home repairs, paint, or help with work around the yard.
When:  Typically twice a year.

COMMUNITY DINNERS

What: Free home-made, family style meal.
How: Cook, serve, set-up, clean-up, greet, assist with transportation.
When:  Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

MISSION OPPORTUNITIES

What: Opportunities to serves others through service at places like Red Bird Mission in Kentucky, and Port a Prince Au Prince, Haiti.
How:  Unique with each trip - home repairs, Vacation Bible School, medical assistance, orphanage care.
When: Summer 2017

SOUL FOOD & POWERPACS

What: Food provided to families and West Shore School District students .
How: Packing bags of shelf safe food for weekend meals .
When: During the school year

GIVING TREE

What:  Each Christmas, Salem provides needed items  to local individuals and families who need a little extra help with gifts around Christmas. 
How: Individuals purchase and wrap requested items.
When: Christmastime each year.

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FAMILIES IN THE FIELD 

What:  A service-based small group where children and adults of all ages work on a service projects together.  It concludes with a meal.
When
: First Saturday of the month at 4 p.m.
Where: At Salem

HANDYMAN MINISTRY

What: Individuals perform simple home repairs and tasks to persons who may be unable to complete these tasks due to illness, surgery, physical limitations, passing of a spouse, or just not knowing how.
When: As the need arises.

LICE KITS 

What: Helping to keep children in school.
How: Collection of monetary donations, purchasing of lice kits (at a reduced cost), and distributing the kits to the West Shore School District Nurses.
When: August of each year

COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CLOSET

What: A free gift shop available to the community before Christmas.
How: Individuals bring in used household items, clothing, shoes, toys, books etc., help with clean up and set up.
When: Once a year before Christmas.