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.
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
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.
How: Cook, serve, set-up, clean-up, greet, assist with
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
What: Each Christmas, Salem provides needed
How: Individuals purchase and wrap requested items.
When: Christmastime each year.
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
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.
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.