Connect

There are multiple ways that you can connect within the Salem United Methodist Church. We have Sunday School classes for all ages, children and youth ministries, and Bible Studies. Over the next couple of weeks our Sunday School classes are opening up so be sure to check back for any updates as more classes are starting back weekly.

Are you looking for other activities that Salem UMC is hosting or happening at the church? Be sure to see our calendar of events for upcoming agenda.

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Salem UMC has 2 private Facebook groups for connection with one another. One is for prayer requests and joys. This group is a place where prayers are lifted up and also praises are celebrated. The second is a resource page, where church information and resources are posted.

Adult Sunday School Classes

Salem UMC offers a variety of Sunday School classes for all ages. If you would like assistance in finding a class that fits your needs contact the church office or email admin@sumcb.org. Below is a map of the church campus to orient where the classes meet. We will be happy to connect you with members of the class if you would like to visit.

  • A-Team: This class is lead by Paul Morgan. Typical studies are verse by verse scripture study, profiles of different prophets, apostles and other people in the Bible, or a book study. The A-team class is made up of mid-40s to mid-60s but welcome anyone to try out the class structure. The class meets in Room #14 behind the Sanctuary (see map below).

  • Bethel: The current leaders of the class are Randall & Sherri Wilchman and Larry & Roxie Wertenberger. During this time they are leading hybrid sessions in the Room #17 off of the Fellowship Hall (see map below). They study a variety of subjects that are chosen by the class. They do have potlucks and fellowship outside of the church under normal circumstances. The Bethel class consists of mid-50s to mid-70s that grow together in Christ.

  • Crusaders: The Crusaders Class is the longest continuing Sunday school Class of SUMC. It's loyal history began in the 1970's, to meet the need for a class for young adults and couples. The Class Coordinator is Barbara Kane, and it meets in Room #12 behind the Sanctuary . Topics for learning and discussion follow the current interests of the group. Monthly opportunities to meet outside of regular Sunday mornings have included field trips to restaurants, plays, cruises, weekend retreats, and various get-togethers in members' homes. The Crusaders have a high priority to support SUMC. Members volunteer as a group or individually at nearly every event or activity. The class regularly donates from their treasury to deserving ministries and always gives support to a needy family at Christmas. The mission of the Crusaders Class is to build up disciples, and send them out to bring others to Christ.

  • Kaneraisers: They meet behind the sanctuary in room #12.

  • Legacy Builders: This class is for adults raising children to be our next legacy. The group is lead by Aaron & Jenna Jones. Topics include Christian parenting, relationships, and more. This class currently meets in the Legacy Class (Room #6 on the map below) in the Children's wing and supports each other with the everyday struggles of raising a family. This class is typically couples or individuals that are raising children in their household.

Salem UMC Kidz

Salem UMC Kidz department is excited to continue to offer more activities as we move forward. Sunday school classes will be from 10-10:55 in the children's wing. Masks are encouraged but not required and we will continue with social distancing.

Salem UMC has a vibrant and growing children's and youth ministries. Sunday School classes are as follows:

  • Nursery: Our baby & toddler nursery is available for babies through approximately 3 years old. Catherine Marlett is our nursery worker and available during worship services and Sunday school.

  • Pre-K - 3rd Grade Classes: Classes for Pre-K kids (3 years & potty trained) through 3rd grade are available. Classes are divided up by Pre-K led by Rachel Powell, K & 1st grades led by LJ Marlett, and 2nd & 3rd grade led by Kathy Turpin.

  • Pre-Teens: Classes for 4th - 6th grade meet together to learn more in depth about Christ and the Methodist church. These classes are lead by Bro. Justin Ledbetter.

  • Virtual Options: Virtual options are available for those that are unable to attend in-person activities.

  • Sunday School Zoom is available for Pre-K - 3rd Grade classes on Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. Email admin@sumcb.org for more information.

EPIC Youth

E.P.I.C. stands for Equipping People In Christ. Russell and his youth counselors work with those that are in 7th through 12 grade to prepare for the next stage of their spiritual journey. Activities include local mission work, Young Christian's Weekend, and Youth retreats.

A combination of in-person and virtual events are held to accommodate for whatever style fits you the best. Contact Russell Powell at russell@sumcb.org for more details.

EPIC Youth meet in the common area of the youth house that is located next to the pavilion and playground during Sunday School of 10:00 - 10:30 and on Sunday evenings from 4:00 - 5:00 PM.

Musical Ministry

  • Joyful Noise Praise Team & Band: The Praise Team sings contemporary, gospel and traditional hymns. They are led by Laura cross. The Praise Team sings at the 8:45 blended service. They also perform outside the church at different churches and camp meetings across the state. They practice on Sunday afternoons at 3:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

  • Sanctuary Strings & Brass: From time to time those that play brass or string instruments gather to play special instrumental pieces for services.

Do you have a musical interest? Contact our music ministry leader Laura Cross.

Wednesday Evening Bible Study

Bro. Justin will be leading in a weekly Bible study to come together for fellowship. Bring your family, supper, and join in to grow in Christ's Word. During this fall, the study of Christ and His Church will be the focus to CONNECT, DEVELOP, and REJOICE. Check out the study page for the weekly resources and information.

Mission Groups

We have a variety of other groups that meet with other needs or interests. If you are interested in any of these groups, more information can be given through our church office, admin@sumcb.org.

  • United Methodist Women: UMW meets the third Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m. in the Legacy Classroom. All women are invited to participate. The group focuses on mission outreach and fellowship. The president is Becky Griffith.

Salem Camp Meeting

Salem Camp Meeting has met for over 150 years on the campus of the Salem UMC. Although the time of camping has gone, the spirit of the Arbor hold true for those that have worshiped before us.

For more information check out the Salem Camp facebook page or website.

Map Legend

  1. Pastor's Office

  2. Church Office

  3. Children's Ministry Office

  4. Restrooms

  5. Children's Theater

  6. Legacy Classroom

  7. 2nd-3rd Grade Classroom

  8. Preteen Classroom

  9. K-1st Grade Classroom

  10. Nursery

  11. Pre-K Classroom

  12. Crusaders Classroom

  13. Choir Room

  14. A-Team Classroom

  15. Kaneraisers Classroom

  16. Ministry Room

  17. Bethel Classroom

  18. Restrooms

  19. Fellowship Hall

  20. Kitchen

  21. EPIC Youth House

  22. Arbor

  23. Restrooms

  24. Classroom

  25. Classroom

  26. Resource Library