Serving Ministries


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Rev. Jenny Thomas

Community Pastor

Office: 717-938-1928 ext. 102

Find a sample of our service opportunities  below. 

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

Budget Inn Community Center

What: Salem began hosting a Community Center in a room at the local Budget Inn, when it was discovered that many individuals live at the hotel. Sign up for Grab and Go Meals at
How: Those working with the BICC spend time with the residents, have holiday meals and parties, provide food packages, tutoring, computer help, etc.
When:  The group meets regularly to plan, and meet with residents as needed.


What:    The church provides sleeping quarters and meals for families experiencing homelessness.
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.


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.


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.


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

Susan Schell Memorial SOUL FOOD Ministry 

What: Food 
How: Packing bags of food for weekly distribution.
When: Throughout the year


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.


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

Salem Shares

What: Food Distribution
How: Salem receives food from local food banks to distribute through our parking lot.
When: Monthly