"What is Salem
Salem Serving Day is a day that is set aside for every person in the congregation to participate in some form of service activity in and around the community. Salem Serving Day is set for September 29 and will include 15 different projects to benefit organizations and people in and around our community. See below for answers to frequently asked questions about Salem Serving Day. Also see our project list for descriptions of the projects available to choose from.
How do I sign up?
Visit the bulletin board by the Music Room and sign up for the site where you would
like to serve. Or, e-mail the church office at
firstname.lastname@example.org with your project request and T-shirt size and we
will put your name down for your requested project, if the project team still
has space for you.
How will I know what to do, where to go, what to bring, and all the other details for my work site? Each work site has a team captain who is responsible for contacting everyone who has volunteered to serve on his/her team. Team captains are presently phoning servers on their teams. If you'd like to know who your team captain is, call the Church Office at 713/723-3509 or check the sign-up sheets in the Fellowship Hall.
What should I wear? Special Salem Serving Day T-shirts have been ordered for the occasion. Shirts will be distributed on Sunday, Sept. 22. You may wear long pants, jeans or shorts depending on what you will be comfortable in to perform your service project. Come to worship on Sept. 29, change into your t-shirt and wear the clothes you plan to wear to your work site. Everyone will get a t-shirt.
Do I need to bring anything? If you are working on an outside project, you may also want to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, bug spray and a hat. Some projects may also require special tools or items (gardening gloves, shovels, etc.). If your project has any special needs, your team captain will let you know what else to bring. A sack lunch and water for your work site will be provided.
How long will we be serving on Sept. 29? We will depart for our work sites following the worship. Most groups will serve until about 3:00 p.m. or as appropriate to the task. Some groups may have slightly different schedules; contact your team captain for more details.
What is the schedule for Sept. 29? Breakfast will be served at 9:30 a.m. We will have ONE worship service at 10:00 a.m. We will NOT have worship services at 8:00 or 11:00 a.m. on Salem Serving Day! After the service we will eat lunch which will be provided and depart for our work sites.
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