PENNSYLVANIA SOUTHEAST CONFERENCE
OF THE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
Salem United Church of Christ

307 Covered Bridge Road, Oley, PA  19547
"People Responding to a Still Speaking God"
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Hello, I am Pastor Bob Witmyer and I welcome you to Salem UCC. Thank you for visiting our website. We especially enjoy welcoming new friends, and we hope you will visit us soon!
THIS  WEEK @ CHURCH
WEEK OF SEPTEMBER  23 — SEPTEMBER  29
  Sunday
 9:15 AM – Sunday School for All Ages Canceled Until Further Notice
 10:30 AM – Parking Lot Worship Service (Weather Permitting)
 8:00 AM – Worship Service - Indoor
  Monday
 8:30 AM – Quilters & Crafters Canceled Until Further Notice
NEWS  &  NOTES
  Worship Schedule
  Sunday September 13, 2020 -
8 AM worship in person Salem UCC Sanctuary
10:30 AM Drive up Service (Weather permitting)
Sunday September 20, 2020 -
8 AM worship in person Salem UCC Sanctuary
10:30 AM Drive up Service (Weather permitting)
Sunday September 27, 2020 - Harvest Home
8 AM worship in person Salem UCC Sanctuary
10:30 AM Drive up Service (Weather permitting)
All of the above worship services will be recorded for downloading online (Face Book & You Tube)
  Harvest Home
  Harvest home is set for Sunday September 27th. Food items, especially large size cans, can be brought to the church to be used in the display and dedication of the Harvest during worship. The food will be taken to Bethany Children’s Home following the celebration.

  World Wide Communion
  On Sunday, October 4, we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper with all other Christians around the world. This will be our first time to have communion in a worship setting together in a long time. We will have communion at both the 8 AM in person service and the Drive-up service at 10:30 AM. Please remember that communion will be different in order to maintain safety levels for everyone. We are asking that everyone that comes to the 10:30 AM Drive up service to bring their own elements, bread and juice. Specific directions will be given for those attending the 8 AM service on how to receive the elements.

  Neighbors in Need
  Neighbors in Need (NIN) is a special mission offering of the UCC that supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States. One-third of NIN funds support the Council for American Indian Ministry (CAIM). Two-thirds of the offering is used by the UCC's Justice and Witness Ministries (JWM) to support a variety of justice initiatives, advocacy efforts, and direct service projects through grants. Neighbors in Need grants are awarded to churches and organizations doing justice work in their communities. These grants fund projects whose work ranges from direct service to community organizing and advocacy to address systemic injustice. This year, special consideration will be given to projects focusing on serving our immigrant neighbors and communities. We will receive our NIN offering on October 4, 2020 as part of their World Communion Sunday observance.
  Boscov's Friend Helping Friends
   2 days October 14 & 15, 2020 9am - 9pm
Shoppers get 20% off - there are some exclusions.
5% donation of purchase goes to our Salem UCC, when you mention that is where you want the donation to go. There is no buying a ticket
If anyone interested, call Susan Fick 610 468 6420

  Children's Story Time
  During this time apart, we will continue having a Story Time for children. Michele and Pastor Bob will be reading various books and sharing them online with our children. They will be posted on Facebook and YouTube. For those watching on YouTube, please watch your email for the Link to join the reading time. The Link will be different each time because it is a different video each time. Those watching on Facebook, it will be posted on both Salem and Christ Lutheran pages. The hope is to post them for Tuesdays. We hope the children will enjoy these reading times
  Bible Study
  We have begun a bible study on Zoom. It is held 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 9 AM. The study we are looking at is called “Miracles- Signs of God’s Glory”. It is a study put out by Life Guide Bible studies. I will have the material emailed out to those interested, so you can be prepared each time we meet as well as the Zoom links so we can connect for the study. We presently have several attending. If you would like to participate, please send me your email address and I will send the links and material before each event.

OUR CHURCH
Welcome to Salem UCC, a diverse group from different backgrounds, different places, and with different gifts, all joining together as a family to do the work of the church. We are a community who believe in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, a community that strives to be faithful in all that it does for the glory of God. We are an active, talented group here at Salem UCC. There are many niches to fill. Some are as traditional and long-standing as the Church itself. Other niches are filled by people who come along and create them! Everybody fits here because we are family. Who are We? We are people who value faithful commitment, full devotion to Jesus, praise and worship, teamwork, and raising children and youth in the Christian faith. We are the family of God here at Salem UCC. Come meet the family!

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