"For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'" (Galatians 5:14)
Supporting our First Responders
In addition to keeping all our first responders in prayer during the COVID-19 pandemic, Salem members have been sharing treats with frontline workers in hospitals as well as in police and fire stations. Pre-COVID, Salem also honored our first responders in a prayer service on Patriot Day, September 11th.
Day of Service
Hosted in January, Salem gathers with other Kingsville community churches to host a Day of Service in honor of the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. Previous projects have included hygiene kits for disaster relief, projects at Jerusalem Mill, making toys for the animals at the Humane Society of Harford County, cards for our soldiers, and many more
While COVID-19 health concerns have limited how we are able to support our local shelters, we still strive to support them financially. Pre-COVID, our congregation has supported shelters such as Welcome One, Manna House, and the Rotating Emergency Shelter.
Salem Church opened its doors to welcome this aerobics class sponsored through the Kingsville Recreation and Parks many years ago. Currently the class has moved online and continues to meet three days a week through most of the year. The class not only provides the opportunity to exercise regularly; it is a true community. In addition, the class supports various outreach ministries of Salem Church.
Magnolia Elementary Partnership
We are pleased to work with the staff of Magnolia in supporting the school community in many ways including volunteering and providing holiday gifts for families. It was our tradition to hold a breakfast for the staff before school opened and we look forward to doing that again in the future.
Support for the Board of Child Care
BCC is an organization related to the United Methodist Church which operates within the mid-Atlantic region. Their purpose is "enriching communities, one family at a time." In the past we have provided welcome bags, treats and other gifts for the youth and families served by BCC. Currently we send handmade birthday cards each month to the young people celebrating birthdays.
Rotating Emergency Shelter
Salem supports this outreach of the Harford County Hope for the Homeless Alliance to provide safe and warm overnight lodging for people in need. Salem, in conjunction with other churches in the area, hosts the shelter for one week during the months of January through March.