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 JANUARY  19 — JANUARY  25
  Saturday
 11:00 AM – Choir Rehearsal
  Sunday
 9:00 AM – Sunday School for All Ages
 10:15 AM – Sunday Worship
 8:00 AM – Worship/Communion
  Monday
 8:30 AM – Quilters & Crafters
  Thursday
 5:00 PM – Choir Rehearsal (Optional)
NEWS  &  NOTES
  Blanket Sunday
  On January 20th, we will have our Blanket Sunday mission offering. You will find an envelope at church or in the bulletin on Jan. 13th and the 20th so you can give to this important mission. Blankets+ means that Church World Service is there for the long haul as people recover from a disaster. It also means they provide support to families struggling against grinding poverty as they seek to develop viable, sustainable livelihoods – wells, livestock, micro credit, and health training. Blankets + also means you, because without you and our congregation, World service could not do this work. Our gifts provide the means to transform lives and communities during difficult times. Please consider a gift this year for Blanket Sunday. It may change your life, and it will definitely change the life of those who have no hope without Church World Service.
  Pulpit Exchange
  On Sunday, January 27th ,Christ Lutheran and Salem UCC will be engaging in a pulpit exchange. This is an event planned by the Shared Ministry Conversation committee to help further our discussions. It was shared that it would be helpful if the folks at Christ Lutheran could have a chance to hear Pastor Bob preach and lead their worship service. Pastor Diane will lead worship at Salem that Sunday and Pastor Bob will lead worship at Christ Lutheran.
  Book Club
  The Chapter and Verses Book Club will be beginning it’s second book study on Wednesday January 30th at 7 PM. We will study the book “The Five People You Meet In Heaven” by Mitch Albom. In the event of bad weather, this meeting will be held the following Wednesday, February 6th at 7 PM. If you would like to participate in this and were not a part of the first book study, please see Kathy Snyder or Michele Witmyer for additional details.
  Confirmation Class
  Attention All Confirmation Students: Our Next Class sessions are scheduled for Sunday January 13th and January 27th ; February 10th and February 24th. Please remember to continue doing your Worship reports and attending Sunday School. Confirmands don’t forget to meet with your mentors (parents) to plan you projects and don’t forget your worship reports every week. Check out the newsletter and bulletin for possible ideas to complete your projects, such as mission, church project, or visitation possibilities.
  Oley Food Pantry
  The Oley food pantry is in need of many items to help serve those in our community who need food. The churches of the ministerium have decided to make the pantry a priority this year. Here at Salem, we are going to list an item each month that you can donate to the needs of the pantry. For the month of January the item is “Peanut Butter” and February the item is “Jelly”. Please consider picking up a jar or two when you do your shopping and bring it to church. We hope to deliver the items to the pantry by the third Wednesday of each month. Please consider this important outreach to those in need.

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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