Church and Community Ministries

  • Christian Education (Sunday School) is offered on Sundays at 9:15 a.m. There are two classes, one each for Youth (middle and high school youth) and Adults.
  • Salem Canal Kids Children’s Worship: Salem Canal Kids is a fun and educational worship designed for children in preschool through 5th grade.  The C&O Canal and Potomac River, which are local to Salem United Methodist Church, offer an abundance of exciting ideas and images for a fun and engaging children's worship.  Learn More...
  • Youth and Company: Meeting most Friday evenings, Youth and Company is a family-friendly ministry where all are welcome!  This fellowship ministry includes events such as game and movie nights, visits to local parks, outdoor recreation, and local event participation. Please contact the church for more details.
  • Church Nursery: A church nursery is available during worship.  This is a welcoming space for families with infants and toddlers.
  • Communion Ministry: A ministry to serve communion to those who are shut-in, hospitalized or in a nursing home.

  • Prayer Ministry: Salem is a community that is in prayer for many individuals and topics.

  • Keedysville Community Vacation Bible School:  Keedysville Community Vacation Bible School is an outreach event hosted at Salem United Methodist Church, and is made possible by a partnership of community organizations.  Vacation Bible School reaches preschool-aged children through preteen. Please see our VBS Page for more information about this event which occurs each July!
  • Summer Camp Outreach:  The Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church operates three wonderful camping and retreat centers in Maryland:  Manidokan, West River and Camp Joy.  We at Salem are dedicated to providing a summer camp opportunity to all children and youth.  Camperships and endowments are available for those families who need financial support.  Please contact the church office for more information.
  • Exercise Class: Exercise class occurs twice per week.  Please see our events calendar for meeting days and times, and feel free to contact us for more information.
  • Pancake Breakfasts are held at the church each February and March.
  • Our annual Chicken BBQ is held during Boonesborough Days at Shafer Park, Boonsboro.
  • A church yard sale is hosted at least once per year.
  • Boy Scouts and Girl Scout Cadettes are hosted here at Salem.


Mission and Outreach Ministry
The Mission and Outreach Ministry team of Salem support a variety of people including those in need within the congregation and Keedysville Community, and people in need through various local, national and international organizations including:


Church Support Ministries:

  • Chancel Choir:  The Choir meets weekly for practice and performs almost every Sunday.  See events calendar for scheduled practices and feel free to contact us for more information.
  • Worship Support Ministries: Worship Support ministry includes the positions of liturgist, greeter, acolyte, usher, soundboard operator, etc.
  • Technology & Media: This ministry supports the technology needs for the church.
  • Marian's Table: a ministry that supports events of the church where the kitchen and/or fellowship hall is used.
  • Committee Service: Trustees, Worship, Lay Leadership, Church Council, Staff/Pastor Parish Relations, Finance, etc.

Ministry - Find Your Place in the Body of Christ

Salem United Methodist Church is a community of faith that seeks to proclaim and live the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  We are disciples encouraging one another in our faith journeys and making new disciples for our Lord.


At Salem, you will find a safe and supportive community where you can be yourself and grow in your faith.


There are many active ministries to participate (right).  Or, Salem is a great place to start a new ministry that lets you live out your faith and apply your spiritual gifts.


If you have any questions about the ministries of Salem UMC, please contact us!  We looking forward to talking with you.

Salem United Methodist Church of Keedysville