Education, Worship and Social Programs/Events

Salem’s programs for its members – and for all others who wish to participate – include:

Christian Education

  • Sunday School for preschool and school-age children each Sunday.
  • Confirmation classes for our Middle School youth.
  • Our youth program focuses on incorporating our youth into all our services and activities.  They are fully involved members of the congregation.  Our youth serve as ushers, musicians and lectors, among other things.  Our annual Fall Festivals could be as successful as they are if it were not for the involvement of our youth.
  • Salem holds a regular Monday morning Bible Study September through May.   Other occasional evening or Sunday morning  Bible Studies also are conducted.


  • Our adult choir, which practices on Thursdays at 7:00 pm, participates in our worship services from September through the first part of June.  We can always use more singers!  Come and join us.  During the summer, special vocal or instrumental music is provided at services by both youth and adults.
  • Salem has a youth bell choir and an adult bell choir.  Both participate at times in our worship services.  The youth bell choir members also may also sing for us, and at one service three played for us on recorders.  These young people are versatile and talented!
  •  Salem has a variety of other worship service opportunities available, including ushering, communion preparation and assistance, cantors for Psalms and occasionally the liturgy, and acolyting.  We will discover your talents and put them to use!

Social Events & Activities

  • “The Stitchers” meet every Thursday from January through October.  This group of women prepare crafts for the fall festival, discuss books they have read and places they have been, and simply enjoy good Christian fellowship.
  • Our Fall Festival has been an annual Saturday event for many years.  It includes a gigantic yard sale, craft sale by the “Stitchers” and other members and friends of the congregation, and activities for youths.  A very popular event is our apple butter sale.  Men of the congregation spend all night Friday night and into Saturday morning cooking the apple butter, which can be purchased at the craft area.
  • The women of the congregation have been holding a Spring Tea event on the first Sunday of May for several years.  The theme varies from year to year.  One year the theme was wedding dresses, with members displaying their dresses, and our youth modeling some.  Another year featured a Mad Hatter Tea for which all the women wore hats specially decorated for the event.  The 2015 theme was “Over the Rainbow” – with “wizard of oz” decorations and entertainment.
  • New in 2013 was a food-tasting event, “A Sweet Affair” in which members and others provided samples for tasting.  The recipes were available individually and in a recipe-book collection.  The theme for 2014 was “Great Beginnings” – an appetizer tasting event.  This event “took a break” in 2015, but the focus for one in 2016 is under consideration.
  • At Salem we like to eat!  There are always coffee and “goodies” available for fellowship after services, and we have bread & soup suppers or other feasts for special occasions.