Meet Our Growing Community
To be the light of Jesus’ love in our families, church and community
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction,
ends up being the biggest step of your life.
Sunday Worship 9:00 AM.
Coffee fellowship 10:00 AM.
Sunday school 10:15 AM.
Bible Studies – Starting again in the Fall
We’re so glad you’ve decided to
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3365 Main Street (Route 212)
Springtown, PA 18081
Our church has a “come as you are” atmosphere. You will see some dressed up; some dressed casual. So be yourself.
We are a small, country church and there’s a place for you here. Whether it’s with the bell choir, our community outreach programs, or a new face joining us for worship, our doors and hearts are open.
Our church was built in 1868. First called Salem Evangelical United Brethren Church, we became Salem United Methodist Church in 1968.
We are thankful that God has opened our eyes to many new ministries these past few years and we look with excitement and enthusiasm as to where God will lead us next!
Lee Corpier was recently certified as a Lay Minister in the East District of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church after pursuing candidacy for the last 3 years. Lee is enrolled in the Masters of Divinity program at United Theological Seminary in Ohio through the use of an Online Hybrid program that allows for graduation with 1/3 credits of face time on campus. His previous work included working at Siemens Industry Inc. (manufacturing technology applications) as a Manufacturing Technician included work such as Lean Manufacturing and Process Analysis and Process Documentation and retention. This came on the tail end of working in the manufacturing shop building pneumatic products. Before his time at Siemens he worked at Walmart as a Department Manager.
Lee’s ministry experience comes from leading worship as liturgist biweekly at Tabor United Methodist Church in Woxall, PA for the last 3 years and preaching bi-monthly, leading a sermon-focused Sunday School group, the Worship Technology Committee, the Committee on Nominations and Leadership and serving as an advisor to Nurture-Membership Care, and serving on Administrative Council for the last 7 years.
Before starting the candidacy process for Elder’s Orders, Lee worked as a volunteer Youth Leader and the Youth Director for a total of 10 years. He has a particular talent for creative technology applications which includes sustainability and cost. Lee sees his ministry gifts for service as Spirit-directed preaching, teaching and worship. Over the past year he has been championing small group ministry at Woxall that combines discipleship with evangelism that prevents spiritual stagnation. His experiences in a covenanted small group setting has allowed him to see redemption and growth both in faith and within his family in breaking the chain of self-destructive behaviors.
Having been brought up in the Assemblies of God and then becoming a Methodist during his college years, Lee has learned that both Spiritual empowerment in continual renewal and focused use of Christian disciplines can bring a profound spiritual growth in the life of all believers.
We were overwhelmed and tired of feeling like “just a number” at big churches. At Salem, everyone is so friendly and the welcome is personal. It’s truly family.
HISTORY OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
The United Methodist Church was created on April 23, 1968, when The Evangelical United Brethren Church and The Methodist Church united to form a new denomination.
But Methodism in the U.S. dates back to 1736 when John and Charles Wesley came to the New World to spread the movement they began as students in England. United Methodists share a historic connection to other Methodist and Wesleyan bodies.
HISTORY OF SALEM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Five years before Salem Church came into existence, Bishop John Seybert, the first Bishop of the Evangelical Church passed through the village of Springtown, stopping at the home of Mr. Henry Funk, where a preaching place was found. Rev. Solomon Altemos and Rev. Jacob Riegel became the first preachers.
They preached in the school house in 1837 and visited in the home of Mr. Jacob Kooker; Rev. Hummel, a missionary, preached several times. The work increased, the challenge continued, and the people were converted to God.
In the year 1841, Salem was a part of the Lehigh Circuit, Rev. Michael Maize was the pastor, God honored his preaching, and the work prospered. The first congregation was organized in the home of Mr. Joseph Clemens, near the Tannery. The church was razed and a new building, our present church was erected in 1868.
In 1942, while Rev. Francis Fletcher was pastor, the church had an extensive improvement program. During the pastorate of Rev. Denton Spencer, the church received an inheritance from the Gehman Estate, this along with other memorials and contributions, was used for the present renovations.
Up until 1968, Salem Church was a member of the Eastern Conference, and was known as the Salem Evangelical United Brethren Church.
In June of 1997, they became a single part time appointment, separating themselves from Hellertown circuit. During the next two years the church worked at moving into fulltime ministry. God’s hand was upon Salem Church and in August of 1999 they became a fulltime appointment.
God has opened our eyes to many new ministries these past few years and we look with enthusiasm as to where God will take us next.”
We appreciate your generosity and your cooperation in supporting our
church to spread its community ans service opportunities.