Hey! Check it Out!  

We have a new Page!  It's a Movies Page and it's up and running right now.

Currently, the movies, "The Gospel of John" and "The Life Of Apostle Paul" are available to view.  This movies ar full-length HD movies of excellent content, and that is exactly what is hoped this new page will provide; quality movies of quality content for Christian understanding and encouragement.


So, when you have a chance, click on "Movies" in the menu above and you will be whisked away to view:


"The Gospel of John"

or

​"The Life Of Apostle Paul"


You will also find a brief review of the presented movies as well.  Comments from viewers are always encouraged.  So please, if you have a comment or two after the movie, we'd love to hear them!


Enjoy!

September 10, 2016 NSUMC Open House!

Come one! Come All!

​Come and learn all about the North Salem United Methodist Church!

On Saturday Sept 10th the NSUMC will be open for all to visit our church home at 389 North Main St., Salem, NH.  Come see who we are and what the NSUMC can offer you in Christian living and fellowship.

Doors open at 12 noon.  Activities 'til 2:00 p.m.

Tours, children's activities, music and free refreshments (a hot dog, chips, soda and ice cream) will be available until 2:00 p.m.

If you are looking for a home in which to worship the Living God and his Son, Jesus, come to the Sept. 10th NSUMC Open House and let us introduce ourselves to you!

We would love to join with you in Christian fellowship!

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(Click below for a sample of the music to be preformed by guest singer, George Tifft.)

A Bit of 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...



Thoughts From our Pastor

Rev. Carroll C. Moore



August 17, 2016


"MEDITATION"



Many years ago I was awakened to the fact that God’s love is new every morning. Later I came to know a prayer which begins with “New every morning is your love great God of light, and all day long you are working for good in the world,” and goes on “stir up within us a desire to serve you and to peacefully with our neighbors and all your creation and to devote each day to your son and our savior Jesus Christ.” This is a reflection upon Lamentations 3:22-23: The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

I share here a thoughtful meditation on this from Jim Weems (Mississippi) who shared this in an Upper Room Meditation. “Sometimes I get discouraged by the responsibilities of work and family. I sometimes struggle to provide for my family. When I get discouraged, I often think of the prophet Jeremiah. Jeremiah spent his entire life in the service of God. He was called to prophesy the doom of Judah to a stubborn people who refused to listen and repent. It seemed a fruitless task that often brought Jeremiah verbal and physical abuse. (See Jer. 11:19.)

Toward the end of his long life, Jeremiah sat in the burning wreck of Jerusalem to reflect on his life and God’s judgment of Judah. He had every right to complain. Instead, he praised God’s faithfulness and mercies each and every morning! He rejected despair, even in the ruins of his city, and chose to place his hope in God. (See Jer. 42.) When I tend toward despair, I remember Jeremiah’s great faith — and every morning I rise in prayer, thankful for my Creator’s mercies and faithfulness!”

Jim shares the way to rise in the morning; it happens that the prayer I mentioned above is one that I pray each morning to face the day before me.

God’s Blessings
Carroll



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:




North Salem United Methodist Church

A View From the Pew?

"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, fill out the from below and 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 Pastor Moore's Weekly Devotional, "Thoughts From Our Pastor".






















Sunday Sermon August 28, 2016

Link of the Month! (July)


Some of us may not fully understand all of the traditions and customs of the United Methodist Church.  Many may have questions about how or why certain practices are conducted or what days are of importance to the Church. To inform any seeking to know anything about our Tradition, Chuck, has all the answers.

Yes, Chuck Knows Church is an online video resource where inquiring minds may go to learn about the UMC.  Chuck attempts to teach the ins and outs of Methodism through humor and with the goal of teaching and making disciples for Christ.

Chuck Knows Church may not be for everyone, but it certainly is a good resource to find Methodist related information.


Check it out!





View From The Pew​


July 25, 2016


A Sabbath Confession

(Part 2 - The Laws)



The first time we encounter the Sabbath in Scripture is of course in the Creation Narrative cited in Genesis Chapter Two.  Many might think the next time the Sabbath is mentioned is when Israel receives the Ten Commandments at Mt. Horeb (Mt. Sinai).  That would not be correct.  In Genesis 5:4-5 Pharaoh accuses Moses of having the people rest from their labors.  They were, at Moses’ direction, keeping Sabbath, and Pharaoh didn’t like it one bit.  But the point here is that Sabbath was being kept before it was reiterated by God to Israel at Mt. Horeb (Sinai) in the form of the fourth commandment.  It was at that time that God’s people were admonished to remember the Sabbath and to keep it holy -- forever!  And, holy meaning to sanctify it and keep it separate from all other days -- just as God did in Genesis Chapter Two.  (By the way, to remember something requires that that something be experienced previously so it could, in fact, be remembered.)

Now, some will argue that the Law, the Ten Commandments in which the Sabbath Commandment resides, has been abolished, nailed to the cross as noted in Galatians 2:14, and no longer binding.  However, if such is the case, that the Sabbath, the seventh day Sabbath, is no longer to be remembered and kept holy, then murder, adultery, theft, idol worship, taking God’s name in vain, etc are also no longer valid or binding they, too, being “nailed to the cross”.  But, of course, no one holds that we are free to ignore the other nine Commandments -- just the fourth.  Such a curious thing, indeed.  But, to be true, such an understanding is a fundamental misunderstanding, a misunderstanding that is a logical result of biblical illiteracy.

The Law that was “nailed to the cross” is not God’s self-spoken, self-written Law, the Ten Commandments, which were written into stone tablets by the very finger of God, Himself.  But rather, it was the Law of Moses, the 613 commandments written by the hand of Moses onto parchment as directed by God, and given to Israel as a result of sin, that is what Paul was referring to as “nailed to the cross”.  And that Law, the Mosaic Law, was the result of Israel's rebellion at Sinai as Moses was delayed returning from receiving, from the very hand of God, the Covenant of the Decalogue, the Ten Commandments. Yes, there were two sets of what we call Law.  One was spoken to the people face-to-face and written into stone by God, Himself, with his own finger, and was spoken to Israel before the Golden Calf incident.  And there was the other Law, the Law of Moses, a.k.a the Mosaic Law, hand written by Moses on parchment, by direction, given after the Golden Calf episode and for a very special but different purpose than the Decalogue.  

To understand the Sabbath and the place it still today holds, we will need to examine both the Decalogue and the Mosaic Law for what they are.  And that we will do in the following essays of this series on The Sabbath.


Mark Johnson

Lay Leader

North Salem United Methodist Church


(​Previous installments of this series of essays can be found on the Archives Page as will all following parts as they are published -- up and until this series, in its entirety, is completed.)



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July 15, 2016



A Response to Bishop's July 8th Message
(See the Bishop's Message on this Page)



It upsets me that those policeman have been prejudged.  What is happening to the law of the land?  It seems that all the attention is moved away from a person who admitted he wanted to kill all white people.  We need to treat everyone equally and then and only then will there be peace.  I think it is a shame that our bishop has past  judgment on the law enforcement using his position of respect.

Mildred Gage