Salem Camp Meeting
August 1 - 5, 2021
6:30 pm nightly service
Saline county is full of history with the Salem Campground and the heart. Annual camp meetings are a type of outdoor revival meeting that various denominations gather to fill ecclesiastical and spiritual needs for different populations as they moved west. In the Salem community, the Salem Campground has been home of the Salem Camp Meeting as early as 1837. We are home to an open air arbor that has been a part of Saline county history.
For a full history of Salem Camp meeting and details be sure to check out their website and facebook group.
The 2021 Salem Camp Meeting is being held on August 1 - 5. There will be a nightly service at 6:30 p.m. with singing, worship, and preaching. Come join the old time tradition for any denomination for this week of worship!
This year's community service is two-fold. The first is to get a cup of lemonade for a donation to our local foster care support group, The CALL. The CALL in Arkansas serves foster families all across the state to assist with supporting those that are in foster care.
The second is collecting new or gently used books for the Salem Elementary School. These will benefit local residents for increased access to books and ability to take home with them. These books will be supplement what their library already provides.
Schedule for 2021
Sunday, August 1
Rev. Mark Norman - Highland Valley UMC
Monday, August 2
Rev. Todd-Paul Taulbee - Sheridan First UMC
Rev. Todd-Paul R. Taulbee was appointed as senior pastor to First UMC of Sheridan in June of 2018. Since graduating from Hendrix College (B.A.) in 1994 and Duke University (M.Div.) in 1997, Rev. Taulbee has served as associate pastor at Trinity UMC, Little Rock; started a new church (Foundery UMC) in Lowell; as pastor of Lakeside UMC in Lake Village; as senior pastor of First UMC of Bryant; as senior pastor of First UMC of Morrilton; and as senior pastor of First UMC of West Memphis.
He has been married to Elizabeth, (an English and Oral Communications teacher at Sheridan High School) for 26 years and they are proud parents of Sara, a rising freshman at Sheridan High School. Together the Taulbees enjoy their Labrador Retrievers, Quinn and Dawkins, traveling, watching Sara play soccer, and Duke basketball. But don’t hold that against them.
Tuesday, August 3
Rev. Hammett Evans - Asbury UMC
Wednesday, August 4
Rev. Natasha Murray - St. James UMC, Pine Bluff
Thursday, August 5
Rev. Roy Smith - Trinity UMC
Roy Patterson Smith is a native of Pine Bluff, AR. Hater graduating from high school there, he attended Hendrix College. After graduated from there, he went to seminary at Duke Divinity School.
Roy has served the following appointments Rowell Circuit, associate at Lakeside, England-Keo, Prescott-Fairview, Malvern, Conference Director of Ministry, FUMC Russellville , and Trinity UMC in Little Rock where he serves currently.
Roy’s wife Sandy is a professor of Emergency Management at ATU. They have two children Andrew and Martha. Andrew is married to Rachel and they have a son named Joey.