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Salem United Methodist Church        2706 Salem Church Road         Goldsboro, NC 27530    



Mission Statement

Salem United Methodist Church exists to follow the example of Jesus Christ, to help seekers of Christ expenience God's grace and to serve the needs of the community.


Thank you for visiting our website!

Here you will find information concerning our church and its ministries. We hope you find your time spent here a blessing. Our church is a warm and loving church, and we want you to feel comfortable and at liberty to call on us for anything you need. Feel free to browse through the various areas of our website and learn about our fellowship.

If you are considering a new place of worship or a relocation to our area, we would love to have you be our guest.

When you visit our church, you will find:

  • A caring congregation that will gladly welcome you
  • Preaching/teaching that is centered on the Word of God
  • Ministries to meet the spiritual needs of every age



  • Ash Wednesday Service

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    February 26,  2020  

               7:00 pm                    

    Join us as we begin the Lenten Season. All welcome to this joint service with imposition of Ashes.  Invite someone to come with you!

    Bring a prayer request with you on a small slip of paper and place it in the provided basket.

    Pastor Liz will pray for these requests during Lent.                      ==========================



  • Lenten Bible Study

    The Scarlet Cord: Conversations With God's Chosen Women

    Monday nights, 6:30-7:30 pm,           March 2, 16, 23, 30  at Salem            in the Fellowship Hall.  

    Please purchase and read                     The Scarlet Cord: Conversations with God's Chosen Women by Lindsay Freeman and Karen Canton.     A sign-up sheet is in the Fellowship Hall.  Join us!                       ========================== 



  • Good Things Ahead!

    April 4, 2020:  11-1:00 pm.

    Annual Easter Fest at Salem   Activities will include crafts, Bible story, Easter egg hunt, train rides around Salem and a special visitor.  Bring your own baskets for the egg hunt. Lunch will be provided. 


    June 22, 23 and 24, 2020:

    Joint Vacation Bible School with Mt. Carmel at Salem

    will be held  this year for ages up to 6th grade.  The VBS theme is “Knights of North Castle”.  Dinner will be served each night starting at 6:00 pm.  

    Save the dates and watch for more information about these events during the coming weeks. Come join us for wonderful and spiritually filled activities!                       ===================




  • Prayer Shawl Ministry

    Next meeting will be

    Tuesday, March 3 - 10:00 am    

    The Prayer Shawl ladies are continuing to knit/crochet shawls, hats, scarfs, etc. as the needs arise.  For now, we are going to make this a time for gathering and fellowship to work on any project we’d like...personal or for an outreach.  Also, anyone who has a desire to learn to knit or crochet, you are more than welcome to come and learn! Join us!

    Names and need may be placed on the request list on the Salem in Action bulletin board and the Prayer Shawl Ministry group will see to that need being met.

    The Prayer Shawl Ministry group knit or crochet all items with love and prayers for those who receive them.  Our prayer is that these handmade gifts give them warmth, comfort and realization that they are not alone or forgotten.

    Contact: Claudia Fordham 919-738-4748



  • Salem Readers


    If you enjoy reading good books and the fellowship of others who do, you are invited to join us as we explore together! 

    Next meeting will  be on      Tuesday, March 24, 2020                        at 6:30 pm                                in the Fellowship Hall.

    We will be discussiing                                The Library Book                                           by Susan Orlean

    Contact  Kim Webb...webb2259@nc.rr.com            =============================



  • Sunday Service Schedule


          Sunday January 5, 2020               thru Sunday, June 28, 2020   

          9:45 am - Sunday School

         11:00 am - Worship

     Nursery & Children’s Church                         Available

                   All Welcome!                           Hope to see you!

    Rev. Liz Hounshell, Pastor                     Office Hours: Wednesdays                  09:00 am - 11:30 pm




  • Check ALL Announcements Often. Updates Frequently!

       Join us when you can!




  • Sign-Up to Serve

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    Liturgist - Flowers - Nursery - Children's Church -Ushers, etc. Sign-Up Sheets in the Fellowship Hall.  

    There's a spot for you!

    Please sign up to help lead worship and grow in your discipleship of Jesus Christ.




  • CAN DO

                         Food for Hunger     

    CAN DO  

    Salem Outreach: Pick up one or two extra cans of food when buying your own groceries.  Collection Crates are in the Fellowship Hall.  Filled crates are alternately delivered to the Community Soup Kitchen, Salvation Army, and United Church Ministries.      

    We CAN DO something about hunger in our community.

    Thank you for your support!


  • Men's Shelter Project

    Salem Outreach:  Supporting the Men's Shelter of the Salvation Army and helping provide the necessary items needed for daily living.

    Items include personal travel-size toiletries such as: shower gels, small bar soaps, deodorants, razors, shaving creams, toothpastes, toothbrushes and combs. Also, socks, shower shoes (one size fits all), flip flops. Warm gloves are needed for the cold months.

    Linens that include sheets (twin), pillows, blankets, towels, washcloths, etc.

    You are invited to help.  A basket is located on the Outreach table in the Fellowship Hall for your items.

    Thank you for your support!




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    Salem Outreah: Save Plastic Grocery Bags and bring them to church each Sunday. Please place them in the proper receptacle on the Outreach table in the Fellowship Hall. They will be given to those groups who are in ministry making Sleep Mats for the Homeless.

    Approximately 1,000 bags are needed for just one mat! Won't you help with this worthwhile church-wide project?

    Thank you for your support!




  February 2020  
Upcoming Events


SH Rsvd.
1:00 PM


Cub Scout Pack 581
6:30 PM
Boy Scouts Troop 581
7:00 PM


Joint Ash Wednesday Service at Salem
7:00 PM
Imposition of Ashes. All are invited! Please bring a prayer request with you on a small slip of paper. There will be a basket to put these requests in. Pastor Liz will pray for these requests during Lent.


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