Jesus Christ Superstar

​​​~ Pilate's Dream ~

(Tom Hewitt)

A Bit of NSUMC History?!

We have recently come across some interesting history of the North Salem United Methodist Church.  To check out some milestone dates and a list of past and present pastors...

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​​​​It's not a secret...

...but do you know about God's Week, God's seven day/seven thousand year Week?  Consider what Peter wrote in his letter: 2 Peter, Chapter 3:3-4,8-9

"...scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires. They will say, 'Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.' "  And more:

"But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness..."

To read a series of essays on this fundamental and important doctrine of God's biblical 7000 year plan for mankind...​

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​The ​North Salem United Methodist Church

"View From The Pew" is here for you!  With this spot you, the user of this site, may write in to have posted a spiritual, social or biblical thought, an observation or an idea on just about any topic at all. The intent of this is to give voice to our membership - you.  Here it is hoped you will be encouraged to share your thoughts, feelings and/or understandings with us, your brethren.  An exchange of ideas and an understanding of the thoughts and views of others will undoubtedly edify and strengthen our church community.

To submit your thoughts, ideas or comments for publication in the "View From the Pew", fill out the from located on our "Contact Us"  page and then click "SUBMIT". (Pasting a message from a word processor is very convenient.) In a day or two your message will appear here on our Home Page following our pastor's published midweek message under, "From Me To You".​

A New NSUMC Ministry!

That's right! We have a new ministry at the NSUMC. Due to the kindness, obedience and generosity of the North Salem United Methodist Church Council there now exists a Benevolence Ministry that has been blessed and charged with lending a helping hand to those in our community and to those of our fellowship here at the NSUMC when things might take an unexpected, unfortunate turn.

The mission of this ministry to provide assistance, as we might be able and as funds are available, to any who find themselves with an urgent need on an immediate, short-term basis and/or until bigger and more established charities can brought in to provide aid should a situation prove to be long term.

Of course, such a ministry is only as effective as the resources at its disposal. So with that, available funds are always an ongoing concern. That is where YOU can help make a difference in this new ministry at the NSUMC. Please consider making a donation from time to time to the NSUMC Benevolence Fund. A dollar here and a dollar there might be enough to help someone where there is no other immediate help available.

To make a donation of any amount to the Benevolence Fund, please see the NSUMC Lay Leader, Mark Johnson, the NSUMC Finance Secrectary, Tom Kinney, or drop an envelope into the collection basket with the words: "Benevolence Fund" written across it so our counters know where to direct it.

Please consider helping this new NSUMC ministry and let us all take part in fulfilling the directive of our Lord Jesus when He said:

 "Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it (a kindness) to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’' (Matthew 25:40)

Sunday Sermon December 8, 2019​  

To hear the entire score of "Jesus Christ Superstar" from the 1970 London, England production of the opera, please click here and scroll down to the last selection presented.

View From The Pew​

Nov. 14, 2019

Submitted by Mark Johnson

"Quest for the Real Paul"

Please follow this link to view a YouTube video presentation dealing with what many consider is the real Paul of the 1st century. (Please scroll half-way down the linked page to access the aforementioned video.) The video also touches upon the nature of the early Church as Paul and it emerged from the early years of it existence. Moreover, it addresses the beginnings of the Church through its Jewish origins right up until the domination of the Church by gentiles of the ancient Roman Empire and its eventual complete take over by the political, Imperial Roman Empire itself.

The video goes a long way to educate one to the differences between the original, early Church and the Church of just a few hundred years later -- and right up to the present day.  The presentation is an interesting one if not perhaps controversial in many ways. But, however one might accept or reject what is presented in the video, the information provided is something that deserves honest consideration. 


A Wholly Methodist
Seventh Day Worship Service!

Yep! That's right!. Every Saturday afternoon (the 7th day of the week) a Sabbath worship service is conducted in the Hope House of the Pleasant Street United Methodist Church located at 6 Pleasant Street right here in Salem.

This Sabbath worship service is open to all wishing to commemorate God's own Holy Day. And, to remember His Fourth Commandment that, like the other nine, was etched in stone as an "eternal" remembrance. So, let us so “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy." 

(Ex. 20:8 NIV)

Please consider joining in Sabbath Day worship with other Methodist at the Hope House at 3:00 p.m. every Saturday afternoon. And, with that being said:

See you there?!

​The Lynchpin Commandment!

So, you know the Ten Commandments, right? But do you know which commandment is the lynchpin of them all? Do you know the one commandment that ties together all the other nine, and without its presence and position in the lineup, there exists a void and separation between the remaining nine other commandments?

If you would like to learn what that all important lynchpin commandment is, just...​

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Advent 2019 at North Salem United Methodist Church

December 1:   

First Sunday of Advent

Light the First Advent Candle

Decorate Christmas Tree for North Salem United Methodist Church


December 3:

Advent  Bible Study at 1:00 p.m. at the NSUMC


December 8:

Second Sunday of Advent

Light the Second Advent Candle


December 10:

Advent Bible Study at 1:00 p.m. at the NSUMC


December 15:

Third Sunday of Advent

Light the Third Advent Candle

Baptism of Emilia Jane Merkel


December 17:

Advent Bible Study at 1:00 p.m. at the NSUMC


December 22:

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Light the Fourth Advent Candle

Christmas Carol Sing

Advent play performed by our Little Ones


December 24:

Advent Bible Study at 1:00 p.m. at the NSUMC


December 24:

Christmas Eve

4:00 p.m. Service -- Oriented towards families and children

Light the Christ Candle

"No-stress" nativity narrative

Candlelight closing singing "Silent Night"


7:00 p.m. Service -- Traditional Service of Lessons and Carols

Candlelight closing singing "Silent Night"