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Mission Outreach


Salem United Methodist Church has been a source of good in its community and the communities of its members for over 200 years! And today, we continue that tradition of community outreach and mission work in the kinds of projects we set out to complete. It is so important to be an active member of your community, and we encourage you to get involved! Please look through the following list of mission projects that Salem UMC is currently working on. If you’d like to get involved, contact the person listed under each project. Thanks!

Lenten Food Drive Mission
Karen Hill, Ignite Youth Group – (302) 388-4680

During Lent and at Easter, Salem United Methodist Church, Wesley Methodist Church Ghana, our Cub Scout pack and our Girl Scout troop collected 25 bags and 4 boxes of non-perishable food, which was taken to Lutheran Community Services.  Jesus said to his disciples, “Feed my sheep.”  We listened!

Salem Goes Around the World
Conee Nelson – or (302) 765-8618

Being a merchant seaman is about the toughest job in the world.  It is hard duty, full of danger and discomfort.  Seamen are away from home most of the year.  And, with the emphasis on security, seamen are often confined to their ships, unable to visit the port cities that they visit, such as Wilmington and Philadelphia, and purchase supplies to make their lives more comfortable.

Each year, Salem collects supplies for kits that are distributed to visiting merchant seamen by the

Seamans’ Center of Wilmington, located at the busy Port of Delaware.  We welcome contributions to increase our gift to the seamen and to make an impact that literally goes around the world! For more information on how you can contribute to these kits, contact Conee Nelson.   Seamans Sunday was September 16!

Keeping Older Delawareans Safe and Independent
Rev. Robert Hall –

Delaware is aging faster than the nation as a whole.  Many older and disabled Delawareans seek to remain at home rather than move into expensive long-term care facilities.  But they need help to achieve this.

Faith in Action® is a nationwide program that recruits volunteers and other help from local congregations to provide eligible older persons with support – including medical transportation, chore and errand services, friendly visiting, and telephone reassurance.

Salem supports the New Castle County Faith in Action program and helps to provide care and general services for over 150 seniors.  We also provide seniors in our community with a community-based luncheon once a month.  This not only provides a fine meal but also the opportunity to deliver important information on home safety, public benefits, etc. To get involved with the Faith in Action program at Salem UMC, contact Reverend Robert Hall.