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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 the church office  (717) 938-1928  or with any questions.

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

Find the Etters' Help Guide, a guide to helpful services in the Etters' area, 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.