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Salem UMC Depends on YOU!

We have 2 openings each on three of our committees – are you willing to volunteer a few hours of you time to step in and help keep our church running smoothly? Please contact a member of the Lay Leadership Committee: Pastor Keith Hewitt, Sue Grulich, Kim Ouwerkerk, Chris Holmstrom, Cathy Reilly.

Advanced Lay Servant Ministry Class

Click for information and schedule
Justice in Everyday Life: A look at the Social Principles of The United Methodist Church

When: Saturday, June 9 and Saturday June 23, 2018

Where: Marinette: First UMC, 813 Owena St, Marinette

Time: 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Leader: Rev. Kevin Dembinski

Deadline to register: June 1, 2018

The text is: Social Principles of The United Methodist Church 2017-2020. It can be purchased from Amazon or Cokesbury. Please make sure the date of the text is 2017-2020. The cost is $4.00.

This class is for anyone who needs to take an Advanced Course to keep their status as Lay speaker(those who have completed all 7 classes) current. Every Lay Speaker is to take at least one advanced class every three years. This class does not qualify as one of the 6 advanced classes needed for lay speaker certification.

Please bring your own lunch or there are several nearby local restaurants.

To register or if you have any questions, please contact Rev. Kevin Dembinski at kev360@hotmail.com or 920.255.2402.

A letter will follow with further instruction on pre-class assignments.



Barbara A Franken
North East District Office Manager
Wisconsin Conference of the United Methodist Church
1025 Tullar Road
Neenah WI 54956
920.991.0549 FAX


Rev. Deborah Thompson Farewell Celebration

After serving as a District Superintendent for six years, Rev. Deborah Thompson will be retiring from her position as South East District Superintendent. Save the date for her Farewell Celebration on May 6 at 4 p.m. The celebration will be held at Fifth Avenue UMC in West Bend: 323 S. 4th Ave., West Bend, WI 53095. The celebration will include dinner and a program.

Rummage & Bake Sale

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Sunday School Year End Party

The Sunday School Year End Party will be held on Sunday, May 20 right after worship in the lower fellowship area. We will be having orange and root beer floats and presenting awards and appreciation to students and teachers. The entire congregation is invited to attend.

Messy Church

Next Messy Church is May 20. Click for details.

Men’s Breakfast

Next Men’s Breakfast is May 13. Click for details.

Office Closed

In observance of Memorial Day the church office will be closed on Monday, May 28.

Spring Fling Celebration at Bristol UMC

The Bristol UMW will be hosting a Spring Fling Celebration on Wednesday, May 9 starting with a Potluck Supper at 6 p.m. followed by singing, fun and fellowship! You are welcome to come and bring a friend. Please let Gail Burgess know by May 5 if you will be coming (262-857-2224 or 262-945-8578 or send an email to hb53104@aol.com).

Feed My Starving Children

Saturday, June 9 Click for details.

Youth News

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Music Ministry – Everyone welcome to join!

Praise Power choir practices at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

Chancel Choir, directed by Kyle Miskovic, practices 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

Hand Bells, directed by Kim Ouwerkerk, practice on Thursdays at 7 p.m.

You are invited to join one, two or all three!

All-Committee Meeting Night

The next SUMC All-Committee meeting night will be scheduled for May 20 with All Committees meeting at 6 p.m. followed by Church Council at 6:30 p.m.

Supporting Our Fellow Congregations With Prayer

Please Pray for the Following South East District Churches and Clergy: (click to see list)
May 7 – May 13, New Berlin: Agape UM Ministry, their pastor Yeng Yang, and their 208 members, Agape UM Ministry is located at 3100 S. Stigler Rd., New Berlin, WI 53146.
May 14 – May 20, New Berlin: Our Lord’s, their pastor Keith Aurand, and their 246 members, Our Lord’s is located at 5000 S Sunnyslope Rd., New Berlin, WI 53151.
May 21 – May 27, North Prairie UMC & Eagle UMC, their pastor Hong-Lim Moses Park, and their 63/? members, North Prairie UMC is located at 107 N Main St. North Prairie, WI 53153 and Eagle UMC is located at 305 E Main St., Eagle, WI 53119.
May 28 – Jun. 3, Oak Creek: Community, their pastor Wendee Nitz, and their 226 members, Community is located at 8675 South 13th Street, Oak Creek, WI 53154.

Caring Ministry Needs Addresses

We have a mission to send cards out to people on our prayer list. This mission is part of our caring for those in the community and is part of our hospitality. Most prayer concerns don’t include an address, so a card cannot be sent. Please put an address on your prayer concern so we can send a card. If you don’t want a card sent, please indicate that.

From the Finance Committee

All expenses to be reimbursed by the church need to be turned in to the church treasurer within 30 day of occurrence. Funds request forms can be found in the treasurer’s mailbox outside the workroom office or on the back counter of the workroom office.

All Pastoral expenses will be from January through June and July through December (inclusive of all except Annual Conference expenses) with budgeted monies to be limited to 50% of yearly budget for each 6 month time period.

Westosha Community Senior Fellowship Time

Wednesday, May 2 at 10 a.m.
A Program on: “Kenosha County Fair” by Denise Zirbel, Fair Manager
Free Bingo and prizes.
Located at Wilmot United Methodist Church fellowship hall
(11425 Fox River Road)
Call 1-262-862-6366 for more info
(Co-sponsored by Living Waters Ministries)

Sharing the Scripture on Sunday Morning

Would you like to be a part of the worship service by reading the scriptures? Contact Joanna Carlberg.

Soup Kitchen

Salem UMC has the privilege of serving at the Shalom Center Soup Kitchen on the fifth Thursday of a month. We make soup, enough sandwiches for everyone to take home after dinner and serve a hot meal provided by the Shalom Center to as many as 125 people or even more sometimes. The whole process takes about 2 1/2 hours some time between 2:00 and 5:30 p.m. (depending on which you choose – soup or sandwiches or serving). There is no cleanup. The center handles that. That is a very tiny gift of your time to provide so much for so many. We also donate money to the Soup Kitchen for milk – just mark your contribution “MILK” and drop it in the collection plate. If you would like to help make an “Impact on Your Community” sign up on the sheet found on the information board in the fellowship area – or call the church office at 1-262-843-2525 to get your name on the list.

Senior Dining Available

The Westosha Community Senior Center located on Hwy C east of Hwy 45, Bristol, offers the Senior Dining Program at noon each weekday for a confidential donation for anyone age 60 or better. The menu for the month will be posted on the bulletin board in the fellowship hall. Reservations are required by 10:30 a.m. 24 hours in advance. Suggested donation is $3. Call Ken @ 1-262-358-5554. There are 8 other locations in the Kenosha area offering this service including Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at The Sharing Center, 25700 Wilmot Rd. (Hwy C), in Trevor. For Sharing Center dining reservations, call 1-262-658-0237. Check the back of the menu or ask for a copy from Jane Smith.


  1. Please update Pastor’s sermons.

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