*UMW Pecan Sales
The United Methodist Women will be selling pecans again this year. We do have some in stock and additional pecans will ship in October. There will be plain halves and pieces as well as cinnamon. We will not have chocolate pecans this year. The cost will be $11 per bag.

This will be our only fundraiser this year, so if you would like some pecans contact Judy Broussard at 704-483-3020 or perrynjudyb1@gmail.com. 

If you are unable to pick up at the church, we will offer free delivery!

*Tuesday Night Bible Study-Sharing Group
The Tuesday night group will resume on October 6 at 7:00 pm. The study will be “Messy People” and they will meet at the home of Jan & Elinor Heermans.

Contact Elinor Heermans at 704-840-8080 for more information.

*Lay Servant Training Opportunity
The Catawba Valley District will offer an eight-week Advanced Lay Servant Training course, “The Class Meeting,” held via Zoom.

Instructors: Jesse Caldwell and Dick Strachan
The sessions will be held on eight Sunday afternoons from 3:00 – 4:30 PM:

  • September 27
  • October 4, 11, 18, 25
  • November 1, 8, 15

Attendance is required at all eight sessions to qualify for a course certificate. No exceptions will be made.

This course will be offered at no cost; however, each participant will be responsible for ordering their own copy of the book, “The Class Meeting,” by Kevin Watson (ISBN-13 : 978-1628240580).  The book is available on Amazon.com, for $16.95 plus $3.99 shipping. 

This course qualifies as an Advanced Lay Servant course. Attendance will be required all eight Sundays in order to complete the hours needed for certification. No exceptions can be made.

The Basic Lay Servant course is a prerequisite for this course.

Deadline for Registration is September 20, 2020.  The Zoom link will be emailed to each participant at a later date. Be sure to include a valid email address for each participant on the registration form.

Register at this link:
https://wnc-reg.brtapp.com/LayServantTrainingTheClassMeeting

*Fall Bible Studies
A fall schedule of studies will be released soon. We would love your input as final preparations are made.  Please complete the survey at this link so we can meet the needs of as many people as possible.

Please contact Jenny for more information or to discuss possibilities for your involvement.  

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdFqDicX6qxE_959vvDp7VfbLM7nk6ujMEfI46WoueGgy_CXQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

*School Staff Support
Salem is supporting our local school staff in a special way this school year. We will be sharing small gifts of encouragement throughout the semester. We still have a few needs for this ministry. Please click the link below to help us share love and encouragement for local schools.  

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C44ABAA29A1F49-supporting
THE WALK TO BETHLEHEM
Dates:
Dec 11 – Set-up all day
Dec 12 – event 5pm-8pm
Dec 13 – event 4pm-7pm
Dec 14 – Tear down 9am-1pm
 
We welcome anyone and everyone to begin specifically with prayer over The Walk To Bethlehem and its participants, giving thanks for the hours of work that will be generously poured into this wonderful event.
 
As you begin to prayerfully consider how you will participate, be on the look out for more information in the next few weeks regarding the details.
 
Contact Cheryl Barker for any questions. 
 
Blessings,
Cheryl