Missions

The United Methodist Church has a foundation of giving time and resources to local, state, national, and global missions. Many missions that Salem United Methodist Church participates in has a large impact on our community! There is a place for everyone! If you are in need of help, please reach out to Bro. Justin at the church office (501-316-2282) and he can help you get assistance. If you are looking to volunteer, Denise Willoughby (501-316-2282) will be happy to assist you in finding the right fit for you.

Listed below are the active missions of Salem United Methodist Church!

"Do ordinary things with extraordinary love." -Mother Teresa

UMCOR Cleaning Kits

Salem UMC has a goal to gather enough supplies for 60 cleaning kits! Below are all the items listed needed. Be sure to read the items carefully to

  • One five-gallon round bucket with re-sealable lid (14.35” h x 12.19” w x 12.19” d)

    • No screw lids

    • May be used, but must be free from all residual product

    • Advertisements on the outside acceptable

  • One 32-64 oz. bottle liquid laundry detergent

  • One 16-40 oz. bottle liquid concentrate household cleaner

    • No spray cleaners

  • One 16-34 oz. bottle dish soap

  • One 4-8 oz. pump spray air freshener (liquid, not gel)

  • One 6-14 oz. pump spray insect repellent (pack of 10-20 wipes also acceptable)

    • Pump spray bottles must have protective covers

  • One scrub brush

    • With or without handle

  • 18 re-useable cleaning wipes

    • No terrycloth, microfiber or paper towels

    • Remove from packaging

  • Five scouring pads

    • No stainless-steel pads with soap in them

    • Remove from packaging

  • 36-50 clothespins

  • One 50-100 ft. clothesline (cotton or plastic line)

  • 24 roll of heavy-duty trash bags (33-45-gallon sizes)

    • Remove from packaging

  • Five N95 particulate respirator dust masks (1-3 mm thickness)

    • No surgical masks

  • Two pairs kitchen gloves

    • Durable for multiple uses

    • Remove from packaging

  • One pair work gloves

    • Cotton with leather palm or all leather

If you have any questions, contact Carolyn Hoggard at (501) 860-1101 or hoggardcarolyn@gmail.com.

Apostle's Build

Salem UMC is proud to be a part of the Apostles Build program for Habitat for Humanity of Saline County. Salem UMC will be in prayer for those that receive the home. This means you can assist in the following ways:

  • water and Gatorade donations to keep on site for workers and volunteers

  • welcome basket for new homeowners (water hose, nozzle, and sprinkler)

  • monetary donations

We have a commitment to provide lunch for the crews on the first Tuesday of each month. If you are interested in volunteering in this mission, please contact Kathy Turpin at (501) 680-6470.

Stone Soup

The EPIC Youth regularly serve at a Quapaw Quarter UMC in Little Rock to cook and serve a meal to the homeless in the area. The more hands they have the better, so anyone is able to join! Anyone younger than 7th grade must be accompanied by an adult. They go and serve on the first Sunday of even number months and meet at 12:45 in the church parking lot. The church van departs at 1 pm and the group returns no later than 5 pm.

If you aren't able to come and help serve, the ministry has expanded to also take NEW socks to pass out to the people in need. They were so grateful for the socks in October, they are continuing it for December.

CJCOHN

CJCOHN (Churches Joint Council On Human Needs) is a local organization that helps those in Saline county to meet their needs. They are open on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month for donations.

They are currently in need of bar soap, powdered laundry soap, and volunteers to assist in projects. Please contact the church office for more details. They are not in need of items such as clothing, egg cartons, or plastic bags.

Salem UMC has geared up in preparation for Christmas baskets! We are looking to make 50 baskets with cake mix, white or chocolate frosting, and stuffing. Drop your donations off at the church by December. 8.

City Connections

Salem UMC works with FUMC Bryant to serve Saline county with pre-packaged meals. These packing parties are full of fun and embody the service mindset of Charles Wesley.

Blessings Box

School's out and that means children's access to school lunches & breakfasts are not available. We provide local community members staple food items along with other personal and mental care items. Please include kid-friendly food and drinks that kids can open and warm up by themselves. Our blessing box is located outside our front office.

Storage for extra supplies is in the Legacy Builder's classroom. Feel free to drop off supplies there, in the donation box outside the church office, or directly in the Blessings Box.

Leave what you can and take what you need.

Summer Cereal Drive

Thanks for the donations for the Summer Cereal Drive! Salem UMC donated over $1,200 for this year's drive!