Upcoming Events
March 11 – Daylight Savings Time Begins
March 25 – Palm Sunday
March 25 – Children’s Easter Event
March 29 – Holy Thursday
April 1 – Easter Sunday

Easter Service at Salem UMC
March 29 Holy Thursday Service, 7pm
April 1 Sunrise Service, 7am
Breakfast in CLC, 7:30am
Traditional Worship, 8:30 am
Sunday School, 9:45 am
Contemporary Worship, 11am

A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls
Thursdays from April 5 to May 24 from 10:00 am to noon.

This program was created by Boston University and is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults who have this concern. This program is structured group intervention, which utilizes a variety of activities to address physical, social, and cognitive factors affecting fear of falling and to learn fall prevention strategies. The activities include; group discussion, problem-solving, skill building, assertiveness training, videotapes, sharing practical solutions, and exercise training. This workshop consists of eight (8), 2-hour sessions for groups of 10-15 participants. 30 minutes of each session is falls prevention exercises.

This class is being sponsored by Salem Funtimers in cooperation with Centralina Area Agency on Aging.  Please register with Jenny Reilly in the church office.

Children’s Easter Event is March 25
See the bulletin insert for more information. Donations of individually-wrapped candy may be brought to Jenny’s office before March 20.

Relay For Life Gearing Up
Relay For Life is gearing up and we need your help. This year the event will be held on April 20 at East Lincoln High School. See Nikki Edmondson to join our Salem UMC team!
Stay tuned for more information regarding fundraising events and more.

Catawba Valley District Lay Servant Training
Lay Servant Training will be offered on Sunday April 8, 15, 22 and 29, from 3:00-5:30 pm at St. Luke’s UMC in Hickory. The church address is 52 16th Avenue NW, Hickory. Attendance is required all four afternoons in order to complete the training. Contact the Salem church office for registration information.

Biblical Fashion Show Returns
Our spring Biblical Fashion Show will be May 6 at 6:00 pm in the Christian life center. This show is both beautiful and educational! Enjoy tasty desserts, fruits and snacks throughout the evening. There will be lots of ways to help, participate or donate desserts. The cost is $5 per person (with a family max of $15), and the proceeds will support youth mission trips.

Please contact Cheryl Barker for more information.

Women’s Bible Study News
Women of the Bible for Women of Today will not meet on March 7.  We will resume on March 14 at 10:00 am in room 9 and will continue to study women Jesus encountered in his life, specifically those involved in holy week events.  Each week is a stand-alone study and we study straight from the Bible, so you are welcome any time you are available. 

Nursery Helpers – 11:00 Service
March 11 – Elise Fowler and Salem Fowler
March 18 – Angie Neill and Laney Hilton

Salem Ambassadors
March 11 – Carolyn Cook and Carol Duggins
March 18 – Janene Birdsong and Joe Thomas

March 11 – Janice Rankin and Stacey Zenoski
March 18 – Steve Froneberger and Tom Parker

March Wednesday Night Dinner Menus
March 7 Baked potato and salad bar
March 14 Taco salad
March 21 Pork loin, mashed potatoes, green beans, biscuits, dessert
March 28 No dinner due to Holy Week
April 4 No dinner due to Lincoln County Schools spring break

Donation Drive Has Ended
We are no longer collecting empty printer ink cartridges or empty pill bottles. Thanks for your help!

Online Giving
Contact the office at salemmethodist@bellsouth.net for information on how to setup your online giving.