Salem UMC is proud to support a number of missions both locally and across the country. Here you can find information about those programs, as well as links to their websites should you wish to learn more!
The Christian Help Center of Person County is an ecumenical Christian organization founded on the belief that Jesus Christ is Lord. Their mission is in response to Matthew 25:35-36: "For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me." The Christian Help Center provides lunch in the soup kitchen, provides and packages fresh produce for the food pantry, and serves as mentors for folks working their way out of poverty through the Success Initiative.
Backpack Pals is a program from the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina which serves the food insecure children of Person County and surrounding areas. It is designed to provide weekend meals during the school year for these children when school lunches, which can be their only substantial meal of the day, are unavailable. Salem Church has taken responsibility for Oak Lane Elementary School’s Backpack Pals program.
Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief agency that has been fulfilling its commitment to end hunger for more than 20 years. Since 1998, the organization has coordinated the distribution of food and other lifesaving aid to children and families in countries all over the world. Rise Against Hunger is growing a global movement to end hunger by empowering communities, nourishing lives and responding to emergencies.
Formerly known as Youth for Christ Roxboro, MLM reaches young people through after-school programs and campus clubs, working together with local churches and other like-minded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to the Word of God and prayer, passion for sharing the love of Christ and commitment to social involvement.
Safe Haven of Person County, Inc. is a community supported human service organization dedicated to assisting victims/survivors and their families in ending domestic, sexual violence and discrimination in their lives through education, systems change, building community partnerships, ensuring availability and accessibility of support services.
Indian Mobile Mission, Inc. is a Christian outreach to the Navajo people of Northern Arizona that has been working for over 40 years. IMM strives to bring knowledge of Jesus Christ and his love to the Navajo people, believes that helping children complete their education will enhance their lives, helps sponsor at-risk children who have no family support, and counsels individuals and families in their responsibilities to each other. IMM receives school supplies, school clothes, shoes, and special gifts throughout the year.
As the humanitarian relief and development arm of The United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Committee on Relief assists United Methodists and churches to become involved globally in direct ministry to persons in need. UMCOR's work reaches people in more than 80 countries, including the United States. They provide humanitarian relief when war, conflict, or natural disaster disrupt life to such an extent that communities are unable to recover on their own.