Rev. Jenny Thomas
Office: 717-938-1928 ext. 102
Serving at Salem has continued during COVID-19! Our ministries look a bit different and some are on the back burner for now. Contact Community Pastor, Jenny Thomas if you would like to participate in our Serving Ministry or if you have a unique way you would like to serve. Pastor, Jenny Thomas 717-938-1928 or
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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 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084ea9ac22a7ff2-grab
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.
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.
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
Susan Schell Memorial SOUL FOOD Ministry & 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.
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 donate used household items, clothing, shoes, toys, books etc., help with clean up and set up.
When: Once a year before Christmas.