Please also click through the links on the news items in the Have You Heard? column (on the right or down below) and check out our Events Calendar for a complete list of activities.
During this COVID-19 Crisis
Please see announcements from Pastor Keith in the In The News… section of the Home Page.
Virtual Scripture Reading
If you’d like to record a reading of scripture for a Sunday service, please call Salem’s church office (262-843-2525) or email Pastor Keith. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Safe Sanctuary Policy
Our Safe Sanctuary policy requires a criminal records check for all adults who work with our children. They are valid for 5 years. Request forms are available on the round table in the narthex. Please return the forms to Regina McKillips. She will lock them in the safe for Mindy.
Prayer ListClick to see who we have been praying for:
Family of Ann Bradshaw’s son-in-law’s brother, Randy Kessler who passed away suddenly
Lauren and Dustin Jensen
Marsha’s cousin, Craig Kuhns, who has a tumor on his lung
Regina’s father, John Mecklenburg, is in a hospice facility
Ruth Perry – foot surgery
Charles McCormick; Gertrude, Lisa Franz’s mother; Gosha’s mother – marrow transplant; Jane Smith; Judah Thompson; Anita, Sandi Betz’s daughter, Deborah, her sister and Bart, her son-in-law; Daughter of Rick Carlberg’s co-worker who is being treated for an eating disorder
The Ouwerkerk Family
Scott and Michelle Donaldson
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Courage to Cope (C2C)
Next Courage to Cope meeting is Feb. 19. Click for details.
Next Men’s Breakfast is Feb. 9. Click for details.
Music Ministry – Everyone welcome to join!
Praise Power meets at 6:30 on Wednesday nights.
Hand Bells practice Thursdays at 7 p.m.
Chancel Choir rehearses Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.
All-Committee Meeting Night
The Salem UMC All Committee Meeting night is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 20 with all committees meeting at 6:30 p.m. followed by Church Council at 7 p.m.
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 days 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.
Sharing the Scripture on Sunday Morning
Would you like to be a part of the worship service by reading the scriptures? Contact Joanna Carlberg.
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 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 the office.