Saturdays of Service

January 18, 2020 – 12-3 p.m.

Saturdays of Service is an all church mission, offered quarterly for participants of all ages!

We first meet in the dining room of the historic Sanctuary building on Saturday afternoon for a light lunch and time of fellowship. Then the group divides into work teams to support community service projects and outreach such as the Union Gospel Mission, The Marion Polk Food Share, The Lee Mission Cemetery, and the Backpack Buddies Program. There is a project for each age group. To volunteer, please use the volunteer sign-up on this website.

Several projects are lined up and participants reach out to the local community through food pantry work, UGM kitchen cleaning, Marion Polk Food share garden work, packing bag lunches for needy school children, and making dog and cat toys for animals at the Humane Society.

Save the Date!

Our next Saturday of Service

January 18, 2020 –  12 – 3 p.m.

Please join us for our next Saturday of Service on Saturday, January 18th, from 12-3 pm. Meet at the church for a light lunch and then we will divide into groups to serve our community for a couple of hours of fun and service!

Projects include:

  • helping assemble food for backpacks for schoolchildren
  • card making at the church
  • helping at Family Building Blocks
  • sorting food at the Marion Polk Food Share.

Please watch to sign up either online from the church website starting soon after Christmas, or signup with a volunteer after church services on January 5th and 12th.

Money is also needed to pay for food to fill the backpacks-we feed approximately 70 children with a weekend’s worth of food every 3 months. Just designate a gift to Backpack Buddies and put it in the collection, send it to the church office, or donate using Square after church services.

THANK YOU for all that you do to help serve our community neighbors!

There are always activities for people of all ages and stages. Come join in the fun serving our community and getting to know FUMC friends!

When we have a Saturdays of Service coming up, we use the button below to sign up for which project you want to help with!
Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

 
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Saturdays of Service @ Salem First United Methodist Church
Jan 18 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Saturdays of Service @ Salem First United Methodist Church | Salem | Oregon | United States

Make Friends while Serving the Community

Saturdays of Service is an all church mission, offered quarterly for participants of all ages!

  • Looking for ways to get acquainted with others?
  • Want to find meaningful ways to serve our community?
  • Interested in knowing how you can positively impact our city?
  • Do you like to eat great soup and have fun?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions (and even if you didn’t, but are curious), mark your calendar for Saturdays of Service, January 18, 12-3 p.m. We usually serve at places such as the Lee Mission Cemetery, Family Promise, Marion-Polk Food Share, and Backpack Buddies for Hoover Elementary. Meet at the church for a light lunch and then we will divide into groups to serve our community for a couple of hours of fun and service!

Projects include:

  • helping assemble food for backpacks for schoolchildren
  • card making at the church
  • helping at Family Building Blocks
  • sorting food at the Marion Polk Food Share.

Please watch to sign up either online from the church website starting soon after Christmas, or signup with a volunteer after church services on January 5th and 12th. When the date gets closer, we’ll have an online signup as well. Come join in the fun serving our community and getting to know FUMC friends!

A part of getting ready for Saturdays of Service is supporting Backpack Buddies Backpack Buddies requires approximately $750 each time our church provides a month of weekend of lunches for about 60 low income children from a Salem-Keizer elementary school. Currently, funds for this purpose are almost depleted. Please consider donating to help alleviate childhood hunger in Salem and Keizer. Just direct your donation to Backpack Buddies and put it in the Sunday offering or give it to the church office. You also can designate Backpack Buddies at the Square credit card giving site after services each Sunday.

We have such a caring congregation! Thank you for your support and your generosity!