Prayer Chain
We have an active group the prays over the various
that come to our attention. If you have a
prayer request, call
and let us know.

"Draw near to Me & I shall draw near to you,
for I AM the source that you seek."

Free Community Meals

We combined our heart for service and love of food 
to become
the first church to offer free meals to the
This now 
has grown to include many other churches,
each taking a day(s) and 
time(s) to serve a free meal. 
here for the monthly schedule and times.

Welcome Table
This is a weekly collection of food, cash & staple items
which are then distributed to those in need.

Homes of Hope
Through prayer, financial support & commitment 
our church is able to offer a home. Through partnering
"Love INC" area churches and individual volunteers, 
we are able to be a part of offering 
a bridge 
for those who are struggling to gain financial independence.
The families in the program are given mentors, coaches 
and connected with 
resources, such as "Tabor Community Services" 
and "Bridge of Hope" ministries.
For more information about the ministry 
or how to become involved, click here.

“Lunch Bunch”  
On the 2nd Friday of each month at 11:30 am,
Salem members and others gather at local restaurants for 
This allows us to get out into the community,
get to know others and 
invite them to eat with us
while we 
also support a local restaurant!

Prayer Shawl Ministry
Prayer shawls have been used over the centuries
As they are created, special prayers 
are offered up
that, with God's help, are woven into the shawl and will
go out towards the one who 
will receive the shawl. 
No matter what the recipient is going through, when wrapped in one, 
they experience the prayers and are strengthened and comforted.
Salem's prayer shawl ministry is dedicated in memory of
Chet and Marilyn Frey (who were a big part of starting this ministry).
f you know of somebody who would benefit from receiving a shawl
or from being a part of this ministry, please contact the church.

"Busy Bees"

 Meets every Wednesdays from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.
The Busy Bees are just that: busy!
Their ministry focuses on completing a wide variety of things.

From making gifts to give away at Columbia's Mardi Gras parade
to cleaning a classroom, this group works behind the scenes
to ensure that ministries of the church are possible.
They also have quite a bit of fun in the process!
To get involved, please contact the church: all are welcome!!

Mission Support
Our financial, volunteer & prayer support goes out 
to many organizations, 
including the following: 
(colored links can be clicked upon)
Christmas Fund
One Great Hour of Sharing
Strengthen the Church
Heifer Project International
Community Life Network
(Other collections are taken throughout the year
     as needs are brought to our attention.)


Columbia Ministerium
The churches and non profit organizations in Columbia 
on a monthly basis for the purpose 
of identifying and searching 
for ways to address needs
and identify issues in our community. 
This group partners with other organizations
in order 
to work towards some of these needs.


To provide affordable housing in the Historic North End. 
With the assistance of LHOPs "Rehab Collaborative,"  
CHSC acquires, rehabilitates and resells properties
to low to moderate income families. 

Working in conjunction with this effort is  
Columbia's North Third Street Facade Improvement Program 
which works to improve the quality of the housing stock,
refine the gateway into Columbia Borough and enhance the sense
of community pride in Columbia. This aspect of the program
provides financial assistance to those who live in that area
towards making improvements on their home. 
In order to make the program successful, volunteers are needed. 
This committee meets in Salem's education building
the second Wednesday of every month from 7-8:30 pm
and encourage anyone to attend to learn more
this vital program.

A free clothing bank is offered at
Columbia Presbyterian Church 
on the 1st Tuesday of the month from 6-8 p.m. 
and the 3rd Saturday of the month from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

A food bank is held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church.
They are open for screening every Monday from
9:30 -
11:30 a.m. and food is picked up by those who
are eligible 
on Tuesday or Wednesday
between 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Community life Network was formed to coordinate
the various needs of individuals in one place: phone: (717) 684-8094
Here is the Community Life Network Guide
where you will be able to find information
about available resources in the area.

ATLAS (previously called Circles)
Circles is an anti-poverty initiative that works with motivated,
low-income individuals and families
to reach greater levels of stability in life.  
Sessions are offered in Columbia every Monday from 6-8pm. 
Attendees are provided with free meal and childcare
because the largest barriers for financial stability 
are access to food and reliable child care.

Volunteers are often needed (mentors, meals and childcare).
To learn more about the program, go to "The Atlas Initiative" on the website for Community Action Program (CAP) 
of Lancaster County.

Other ministry opportunities are born on a regular 
Maybe you have a ministry idea that you want to make happen.

Bring your gifts and talents and 
be a part of birthing something new
through Salem. 
We would love to share the journey with you!

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