Upcoming Church & Community Events
October 11 – Funtimers trip to VA
October 13 – Bazaar & BBQ
October 15 – Safety seminar
October 16 – Church council meeting
October 28 – Fall Festival

Young Adult Ministry News
All young adults are invited to join us for our new study #Struggles: Following Jesus in a Selfie-centered World
Oct. 21 – 6:00 pm TBD
Oct. 26 – 6:00 pm, dinner and haunted trail. Meet at the church

Young Adult ASK series meets each Sunday at 10:10 in Café Alive.

Watch for more information about these and upcoming events. Call or text Nikki Edmondson (704-622-1793) or Jennifer Frix (704-813-4946) for more details.

Fall Adult Luncheon
November 8 at 11:30 in the Christian Life Center
Sponsored by the Funtimers Council, the menu will be chicken pot pie, green beans and dessert. Entertainment to be announced soon! Sign up by November 4 in the mission hall or email jennysalem@bellsouth.net.

The Christmas cantata will be presented by the Christmas choir on December 2 at 7:00 pm at Salem in the sanctuary. Wouldn’t you like to sing with us? Bring your voice and bring a friend to a wonderful experience as we SING GLORIA! to the new born King! Contact Cheryl Barker for more information at cccbsong222@aol.com or ask any member of the Messengers of Joy adult choir.

The Bazaar and BBQ are This Saturday!
We will set up tables in the Christian life center for the bazaar on Thursday starting at 6:00 pm.
Please bring your donations for the bazaar on Friday from 9am-7pm. We need baked goods, silent auction items, canned goods, frozen casseroles and all your craft items!
Doors open for the bazaar on Saturday at 8am. The Port-A-Pit BBQ starts at 11am. Please come at 10:30 to help.
If you live in a high-traffic area, please take a sign to place in your yard this week. You may return the signs to the church after the bazaar and BBQ.
The last day to purchase tickets online is Tuesday, October 9. Tickets are $10 each and include 1/2 chicken, baked beans, slaw and a roll.
Purchase tickets after services on Sunday, stop by the church office M-Th 8:00-2:00, or purchase online at salemunitedmethodist.com or by scanning this code:

Enough: Discovering Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity
One of the greatest sources of stress for most people is money. We worry about providing for our family’s basic needs and whether we’ll have financial security in the future. All of us have struggled with financial issues at one time or another, so it is an issue we cannot ignore. Fortunately, the teachings of Jesus and the Bible offer some helpful insight and principles for financial management. Beginning on October 14, a new four-week Bible study will be offered to assist you in developing a financial plan with a Biblical foundation.

Please plan to join with David Greene on October 14 at 5:30 pm in Room 9 for Enough: Discovering Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity. 

Nursery Helpers – 11:00 Service
October 14 – Stacey Zenoski and Sophie Houser
October 21 – Jenny Reilly and Laney Hilton

Salem Ambassadors
October 14 – Diane Keeney and Joe Thomas
October 21 – Blaine Moore and Carol Duggins

October 14 – Steve Froneberger and Tom Parker
October 21 – Steve Gorowski and Elsie Oakes

Upcoming Wednesday Night Dinner Menus
Oct. 10 Taco salad, refried beans, Spanish rice, desserts
Oct. 17 Baked potato and salad bar, desserts
Oct. 24 Meatball subs, chips, salad bar, desserts
Oct. 31 Baked spaghetti, rolls, salad bar, desserts

Dinner is served 5:30-7:00. The menu is always subject to change! Please see Vickie Good for ways you can help.

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