Here is the link for the Salem Pastor YouTube page. This Sunday's service will be available Sunday morning. You can also view previous services on this page as well.
Online services and additional message can be accessed via our website. Check out salemcob.org
If you are unable to connect to any services on your computer let us know, and we can make a DVD or CD for you.
Don't forget if you need pastoral care or anything else, the contact list is below.
Pastor Lee Saylor; 937-540-4533; firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom Hissong, Board Chair 937-931-3099; Tanger15@aol.com
Randy Schauer, Deacon Chair; 937-231-7627; email@example.com
Please continue to communicate your needs to Pastor Lee and the Deacons.
We have been gathering via Zoom on Wednesday evenings to just say hi and connect. You are invited to join us using this link each Wednesday from about 7:00-8:00pm.
Meeting ID: 851 4380 3031
One tap mobile +19292056099,,85143803031#,,#,022471# US (New York)
Carrie, the secretary, will start back in the office on Monday, from 9:00am-12:00noon. Her office hours are 9:00am-12:00noon, Monday-Friday.
We will have a special Board Meeting on Thursday, May 21, 7:00pm via Zoom. A link will be sent out next week. Information will go out to Board members very soon.
We have an opportunity along with Happy Corner and Trotwood to show our appreciation for the work of the staff at Brethren Retirement Community. They have put in many hours to care for and keep the residents safe. You have an opportunity to provide a goodie bag for them. Each BROWN PAPER BAG should contain:
1 sweet snack
1 salty snack
1 energy bar
1 note of encouragement
These bags should be dropped off to Salem CoB on Monday, May 18 or Tuesday, May 19, between the hours of 10:00am-12:00noon at the kitchen door.
Salem Pandemic Quilt
Salem members and friends can help create a quilt to remember this time. The quilters will compile squares from members and friends representing this time in our lives. The square needs to be 10.5 inches with an additional inch border on all sides. The fabric does not have to be stitched. You can use markers, fabric paint or some other way to make a square to represent you or your family during this time. If you have any further questions, please do reach out to Carol S.
Offerings and tithes can still be mailed to the church or put in the church mailbox. Your offering supports the work of Salem in the community and world!
Much continues to be sent out via One Call. If you are not on One Call, have changed your number, need to add a number, or know of someone who needs to be added, please respond to this email or call the church office at 937-836-6145.
If you have a prayer request you’d like to go through the prayer chain, please call Deacon Sue Wampler at 937-286-4590. If she cannot be reached, please call Pastor Lee at 937-540-4533.
Sunday Worship, Sunday School, Salem Bells, Shepherding Prayer Group, Sew What, and Wednesday Activities will resume at a later date. Watch for more information.
We are continuing to follow the State and Federal guidelines for this pandemic. This is a fluid situation and we will continue to communicate and make changes as necessary.
Most District events have been suspended or cancelled including Summer Camp. Check out sodcob.org for information.
I've received a lot of positive feedback about the "celebrating community section" in the last two newsletters. For June...
Why is Salem your church home? Or what do you love most about Salem?
Some ideas-the people, the location, the preaching, the welcoming smiles, etc.
Send me a sentence or two. You may also send a photo along with your sentence.
Joy M-recovering from kidney an infection and kidney stones
Genevieve F-fell and broke her hip and a vertebrae
Bonnie L-Sam P's sister in Florida has been diagnosed with Covid-19
Phyllis W-recovering from a stroke
Other Prayers: Barbara C, Shirley C, Janet H, Bill L, Leon & Waneta M, Kasey S, Phyllis W
Long Term Needs: Elois C, Aaron M, Sam P, Chad P, Reta S
Churches and more: Our district churches, Trinity Presbyterian Church, Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (Godiya Bitrus), Bethany Theological Seminary, for those struggling during this difficult time, for essential workers
Send a letter of encouragement...
Our shut-ins could use letters and cards as well. Addresses can be found in our current directory or by emailing or calling Carrie in the office.