OTHER ANNUAL EVENTS

Other Annual Events

 

If you have questions about other Salem Church events not currently listed on our website, please contact us. For more information call 317-873-4015 or email salemumcz@gmail.com.

Salem Rummage Sale

Usually the first Saturday of February

February 2, 2019     9 am to 1 pm

And the best part is....YOU get to name the price!

Salem Church’s Annual Rummage and bake sale helps support:

†Salem’s Missions Fund

†Youth Outreach

†The Caring Center in Lebanon

 

Salem Church Lenten Events

Palm Sunday Services-  Sunday Worship Service at 9:15 AM

      Includes Potluck Luncheon followed by Egg Hunt. All are welcome!

 

Maundy Thursday Services-  Thursday before Good Friday at 7:00 PM

 

Easter Services-
      Sunrise Service at 7:30 followed by breakfast

      Sunday Worship Service begins at 9:15 a.m.

      Special music and messages are presented at these services.

 

For additional information please call 317-873-4015 or email salemumcz@gmail.com.  Leave your name and contact information along with your inquiry. Thank you.

 

 

Palm Sunday Pitch-In Meal

Following Palm Sunday 9:15 Worship Service the Salem pitch-in meal begins at 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Enjoy good food, friends, family and fellowship. Everyone is welcome!

Following the pitch-in is the Annual Salem Church Easter Egg Hunt for kids (rain or shine.) To notify the church of your children's or grandchildren's participation, please do contact 317-873-4105 or salemumcz@gmail.com with your child's first name and age one to two weeks before the hunt. Salem assures all the children find eggs and receive age-appropriate prizes after the hunt. The youth also participate in the Palm Sunday Service, entering the sanctuary waving palm leaves.

 

 

 

 

Palm Sunday Easter Egg Hunt

Following Palm Sunday 9:15 Worship Service the Salem pitch-in meal begins at 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Enjoy good food, friends, family and fellowship. Everyone is welcome!

 

Following the pitch-in is the Annual Salem Church Easter Egg Hunt for kids (rain or shine.) To notify the church of your children's or grandchildren's participation, please do contact 317-873-4105 or salemumcz@gmail.com with your child's first name and age one to two weeks before Palm Sunday. Salem assures all the children find eggs and receive age-appropriate prizes after the hunt. The youth also participate in the Palm Sunday Service, entering the sanctuary waving palm leaves.

 

 

Maundy Thursday Service

Please join us at 7:00 pm 

 

 

Easter Sunrise Service

Easter Sunrise Service at Salem begins at 7:30 a.m. Both youth and adults take part in this uplifting service praising our Risen Savior, Jesus Christ our Lord.   Breakfast is served in the Salem Fellowship Hall following Sunrise Service. All are welcome to attend this free breakfast. The regular Easter Worship Service follows at 9:15 a.m. celebrating our living Lord, Jesus Christ.


 

Easter Regular Worship Service

The regular Easter Worship Service begins at 9:15 a.m. celebrating our living Lord, Jesus Christ.  Special music will be presented and lovely lilies honoring loved ones adorn the altar.

 

Easter Sunrise Service at Salem begins at 7:30 a.m. Both youth and adults take part in this uplifting service praising our Risen Savior, Jesus Christ our Lord.   Breakfast is served in the Salem Fellowship Hall following Sunrise Service. All are welcome to attend this free breakfast.


 

 

World Day of Prayer - National Day of Prayer

National Day of Prayer calls on all people of different faiths in the United States to pray for the nation and its leaders. It is held on the first Thursday of May each year.

Because of the faith of many of our founding fathers, public prayer and national days of prayer have a long-standing and significant history in American tradition.

 

What is the National Day of Prayer?
The National Day of Prayer was established as an annual event in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. The observance of the National Day of Prayer is founded on the constitutional rights of freedom of speech and freedom of religion and can be celebrated by all Americans.  Days of prayer have been called for since 1775, when the Continental Congress designated a time for prayer in forming a new nation. In 1863, Abraham Lincoln called for such a day. Officially as previously stated, the NDP was established as an annual event by an act of Congress in 1952 and was signed into law by President Truman. President Reagan amended the law in 1988, designating the first Thursday of May each year as the NDP.

 

What is its purpose?
The National Day of Prayer concentrates on the need to pray for the well-being of America and for those in leadership on all levels of national, church and educational areas of influence. The National Day of Prayer is observed annually on the first Thursday of May.

 

Current World Day of Prayer Events at Salem Church have not be published.  For information please call 317-873-4015 or email salemumcz@gmail.com.  Leave your name and contact information along with your inquiry.

 

 

 

 

Mother-Daughter Banquet

United Methodist Women of Salem Church sponsors their annual Mothers-Daughters-Women's Celebration Banquet the Friday night before Mother's Day. The Celebration begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall with the dinner followed by a short and always entertaining program. All ladies (of all ages) are welcome to attend. For more information please contact UMW President Judy Washburn washburnj65@indy.rr.com or call 317-873-4105 and leave a message to the attention of the UMW President.

 

 

 

 

Father's Day Recognition

Fathers are honored each Father's Day at Salem with carnations and prizes. The United Methodist Women coordinate these activities. Love gifts are also given to two men of the church who have given of their time, talents and love in service to our Lord, Jesus Christ. Special music is provided by Salem Choir.
 

Salem Youth often give a special presentation to honor fathers.

For more information please call 317-873-4105 and leave a message to the attention of the UMW President Judy Washburn or email Judy at jwashburn3@indy.rr.com.

 

 

 

H.S. Seniors Recognition Day

Graduating high school seniors attending Salem Church are honored upon their graduation with special congratulations and a Bible embossed with their name. The United Methodist Women's group coordinates this effort. Contact UMW President Judy Washburn washburnj65@indy.rr.com for more information.
 

Salem Church additionally offers Higher Education Scholarship Awards to Salem members/attendees. To be eligible, an application must be on file with the church. The form must be completed and return to Kathy Mehlhop by August 1st each year. It will then be presented at the next Administrative Board Meeting (or sooner) for approval/acceptance. See the form for eligibility requirements on the website, or contact Kathy Mehlhop for more information { kmehlhop@outlook.com

Youth Car Wash

Saturday, July 23 from 12:00 -- 3 p.m.
Location is: State Bank of Lizton in front of Lowe's on Whitestown Parkway

Freewill offering

Money will be used to offset costs of youth activities at the church.

Youth Recognition Day

 August 25th is this year's Youth Recognition Day for 2019.

The Sunday School Department / Teachers take this opportunity to recognize the youth of Salem. Youth Recognition Sunday at Salem Church is usually held the 4th Sunday in August. This is a time to honor and promote the youth who attend Salem Sunday School.  Bibles are given to first-time honorees.

 

 

 

Fall Festival Participation

Zionsville Fall Festival and Parade is held the weekend following Labor Day Weekend each September. Several members of Salem UMC often participate with various events 'In the Village' that weekend. For current information, please call 317-873-4105 or email salemumcz@gmail.com and leave your name, phone # and message.

For 2016, please be sure to visit our booth in Lions Park at the Fall Festival.

 

Grandparent Recognition Day

Salem Church gives recognition and honors grandparents on the 2nd Sunday in September.  This is definitely the Sunday to "Bring your grandparents to Salem" day.  Although this is not the National Grandparents Day - it is Salem's!  Sunday School Teachers, choir and our youth are often part of the grandparents recognition program during the 9:15 Sunday Worship Service.  For more information please contact Virginia Crose ginny@me.com.

 

 

 

World Communion Day

World Day of Communion is observed at Salem Church on the 1st Sunday of every October. The United Methodist Church has open communion so all may participate. Special music and message are given during our 9:15 a.m. Worship Service.

 

 

 

Veteran's Day Recognition

 

SALEM HONORS VETERANS

In 2012 Salem Church started a second Veteran’s Recognition Plaque to complement the one established in the 1950s. This was done because Salem United Methodist Church of Zionsville respectfully continues to honor member veterans as well as veteran friends of Salem. It is thanks to our Veterans that we in the United States continue to remain free and are able to freely worship per our U. S. Constitution.
 

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or profiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or of the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

           

The First Amendment to the United State Constitution
 

Newly known Salem veteran's names will be added annually to the plaque each Veteran's Day.  To submit a name please provide 'official military name,' branch of service, rank, # of years served and the actual year dates plus any additional information you would like to provide for Salem Church records to Ben Pauley at benp627611@aol.com.

 

Each year Salem conducts a special worship service to honor our veterans with special music, awards and other ‘surprises.’ This is done on the Sunday nearest the official November 11th Veterans’ Day. Salem’s Worship Service begins at 9:15 a.m.

To view the Salem Cemetery Walking Tour…search the site for Salem Cemetery Tour and hit the Play Recording button.

 

 

 

Hanging of the Greens

Hanging of the Greens at Salem United Methhodist Church takes place after the regular 9:15 a.m. Worship Service on the Sunday preceding the 1st Sunday in Advent. Members and friends (of all ages – our youth particularly enjoy this event) stay after church to adorn Salem Church with our traditional Christmas decorations and also the displaying of the Manger Scene with Baby Jesus. Additionally, members donate poinsettias which beautify the altar area in December, including Salem's Christmas Eve Service.

 

 

 

Christmas Cheer Baskets/Bags

Christmas Cheer Baskets/Bags are distributed in mid-December to Salem homebound members and friends. The United Methodist Women's group coordinates this activity for Salem Church. Snacks, notepads, pencils/pens, facial tissue, calendars and various other items are donated for each of the twenty-plus Cheer Baskets/Bags. Recipient names are submitted to UMW each year.  For more information please contact UMWCo-President Judy Washburn washburnj65@indy.rr.com or UMW Co-President Paula Overman pover5220@aol.com .


 

 

 

Salem Church Annual Youth Christmas Program

The youth of Salem Church under the direction of Danean Thomas along with the assistance of Sunday School teachers, parents and the Salem Choir present the Annual Youth Christmas Program in full costume at the 9:15 Worship Service. 

December 15th, 2019

Many of the youth of Salem have participated in the program for several years following in the footsteps of their parents and grandparents when they attended Salem Church as children.
 

For more detailed information please call 317-873-4105 or email salemumcz@gmail.com leaving your name, contact information and message.
 

Christmas plays have been performed at Salem United Methodist Church in Zionsville, Indiana on the 3rd Sunday in Advent each December. 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Come worship this Christmas Eve at Zionsville's most historic and friendly country church. Salem UMC was Established in1834.

 

This beautiful and traditional Candlelight Christmas Eve Service begins at 9:00 p.m. Special music is always a part of this service which closes with the traditional lighting of candles and the singing of Silent Night by the congregation. The current Salem sanctuary from 1885 takes on an enchanting glow during this wonderful evening service which praises the Birth of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

Each year, many Christian organizations and churches recognize and have services for Maundy Thursday, also known as Holy Thursday. The origin of the word “maundy” is derived from the Latin word “mandatum”, meaning "command” and relates to Jesus washing of the feet.

There are various traditions of worship on Maundy Thursday but one commonality as stated above is the solemn reverence and mourning of what came next, the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ, a central narrative of Christianity and the cross being the main religious symbol for most Christian churches.