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)

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?!

Sunday Sermon February 9, 2020

Lauren Daigle

~ You Say ~

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".​


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Feb. 18, 2020

Submitted by Tom Kinney


The following View From The Pew submission from Tom Kinney is a message written by Gary Melville, Director of Development of the United Methodist Foundation of New England. The message is a timely one and something we as disciples who wish to be productive disciples of Christ, might well benefit from reading. Enjoy!


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A Frame of Reference



Within the United Methodist Church, receiving a new pastor in July is somewhat routine.  Although pastors seem to be staying longer these days.  Not long ago, having a new pastor every two or three years was commonplace.  Today, some pastors are in their 10th year serving the same church.  This July a new pastor will start a new ministry.  Often times, to help the pastor become familiar with the congregation, the “timeline” exercise will be used to paint a picture of the church’s history all the way up to and including the present day.  This exercise provides a good frame of reference, both for the new pastor and church members.  Unfortunately, the frame of reference can become a self-imposed destination and ending point.  The timeline exercise is meant for self-knowledge, a way to assess what gifts we have to bring with us into the future.

Often what is missing is the reason for the future. We are missing the excitement and urgency of planning the trip of a lifetime. Without this driving force, our timeline becomes our scrapbook or the family movies to reminisce over after the Thanksgiving Day turkey.  It is as if we are looking back and saying mission accomplished.  In this scenario, our history review is now a circular timeline, like the groundhog movie. It is a way to look fondly upon the past, and like the never ending parking lot discussion, a way to unpack challenging events and ponder why the decline in membership happened.  Why, it is as if we entered ecclesiastical retirement – no wonder we are content to spend down assets and keep the status quo.

The timeline was meant to be linear, like an arrow moving ever toward the target – living in unity with Christ.  I think where we have missed the target, is that our timelines focus on what the church has done over time; events such as building and renovating the church, maybe even the mission trip we went on, or the Habitat Home we helped build.  It is all about us and what we did for God and others.  Where in the timeline, in written word, are the times when Jesus acted in our lives?  What great things has Jesus done in us, and with us over the years?  I know it is not a huge shift in perspective, but sometimes our frame of reference means everything.
 

Gary Melville, Director of Development
UNITED METHODIST FOUNDATION OF NEW ENGLAND
16 Route 111 / Building 3 / Suite 102
Derry NH  03038

Toll Free: 800-595-4347 X103
Email: gmelville@umfne.org



To hear the 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.

​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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