Funtimers Trip Coming in April
On April 4, come along on the Funtimers trip to the Carolinas Aviation Museum located near the Charlotte airport. We will have a guided tour at 10:00 am called “Aviation Through Generations” that is specifically designed for seniors. The tour lasts for one hour and then we will have an hour to experience the aviation museum. You will hear the heroic stories of US Airways Flight 1549, the “Miracle on the Hudson” and other stories that span generations, honoring the rich aviation history of the Carolinas. Currently they have military aircraft, civil and commercial aircraft and helicopters on exhibit. The cost is $11.26 per person for the tour, plus lunch. Please write a check payable to Salem UMC and submit to Jenny by April 1. Sign up by March 31 in the mission hall. We will leave the church promptly at 9:00 and return around 2:00 pm.

Special Church Conference for Salem UMC
Our District Superintendent has authorized our congregation to have a Church Conference on Tuesday, March 19, at 7:00pm. We will be having the conference to vote on a new One Board Model of church governance. All church members of Salem are able to vote at this Church Conference which will be held in the sanctuary.

Prayer Focus for Lent
Lord, Teach Us to Pray Lenten devotionals are available for your daily use through this season of Lent.  Also be sure to stop by the prayer station for an intentional practice of prayer.  This station will change each week.

Nothing But Nets
Sunday, March 24, at 12:15 pm

All children are invited to join us after church for lunch and lots of fun during NCAA March Madness. Wear your favorite team colors and come ready to play basketball and other games. More friends means more madness fun so bring a few to enjoy the fun!

Relay for Life of East Lincoln
This year’s Relay for Life will be a combined event with other area Relays. It will be held at Lincolnton High School on May 18 from 6:00-11:00 pm.

The annual Survivor’s Dinner is May 14 at 6:00 pm here at Salem in the Christian life center. If you are a cancer survivor, this dinner is for you. Forms to sign up will be in the mission hall.

If you would like to buy a luminary or tiki torch in honor or in memory of a loved one, the cost is $10 for a bag luminary or $25 for a tiki torch. They will be displayed at the Relay on May 18, and they are buy one, get one free until March 24! Make checks payable to American Cancer Society and turn in to Diane Keeney, Judy Gibson or Beth in the office.

Salem’s Dunkin’ Donuts Day is April 11 from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. Tell them you are with Salem and 10% of the sales inside the restaurant and in the drive through will be donated to RFL. Pastor Jan will be there taking names, so come join us for fellowship and help raise money for cancer research! Dunkin’ Donuts Day is our main fundraiser this year, as we aren’t going to put a team on the field.

If you would like to make a donation, see Diane Keeney or Judy Gibson. Thanks for all your help raising money for cancer research!

Tuesday Night Bible Study/Sharing Group
The group meets Tuesdays at 7:00 pm at the home of Sarah Nixon, 1550 S. NC 16 Business Highway, Stanley. Please come!

The current study is called United Methodists and the Sacraments and it continues through Lent. Each week is a stand-alone lesson, so come each week you are able!

Nursery Helpers – 11:00 Service
March 24 – Angie Neill and Hannah Caldwell
March 31 – Sarah Froneberger and Amara Robinette

Salem Ambassadors
March 24 – Diane Keeney and Carol Duggins
March 31 – Blaine Moore and Dianne Tannery

Counters
March 24 – Steve Gorowski and Elsie Oakes
March 31 – Susan Robinson and Blaine Moore

May Dinner Dates Available
There are two dates in May available for any group that would like to sponsor the Wednesday night dinner – May 8 and/or May 22. Your group can do one or both!

Contact Vickie Good at 704-483-3839 for details.

Wednesday Night Dinner
Wednesday night dinners are served 5:30-7:00 pm in the Christian life center. See you there!

March 27 Mexican hombres (Mexican casserole), salad, desserts
April 3 Hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, slaw, chips, desserts
April 10 Chicken pot pie, salad, desserts
April 17 No dinner – Holy Week
April 24 No dinner – spring break

Invitation from The Estep Family
Please join us to celebrate Ernie Estep’s official retirement from the workforce and let him know how much he means to us all! His daughters are hosting a drop-in celebration between 1:00-4:00 pm on Saturday, March 23, in the meeting room. Please come!