Here are many different ways to be Involved in the Community!
Many of our members get involved in community activities and organizations. Some of our members help with food distribution at Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network. This organization distributes food to needy families on Tuesdays. A new building has been purchased by PVEN to make more services available to people.
Contact information: www.pven.net 570-992-3136
Garden of Giving
Another community non-profit organization is the Garden of Giving, located off of Rt 715 in Neola. Many volunteers assist Tammy Graeber with planting, weeding, and harvesting vegetables to be distributed to local food banks. A group of chickens also provides fresh eggs!
Contact information: www.thegardenofgiving.org 570-402-1282
Tops (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)
This organization strives to support people with their weight loss goals in healthy ways.
The group currently meets Thursday evenings, at 6.30 PM. Healthy tips for weight loss are discussed
and different topics each week are provided for the support of the members.
Contact person: Linda Harpel 610-681-6789 www.tops.org
Memorial Day Veterans Event
Salem-St. Paul hosts the annual event sponsored by Polk Township. The event takes place at 2:00PM on the Sunday before Memorial Day.
Christmas Tree Lighting
The annual event sponsored by Polk Township is a popular event held in Adam’s Faith Garden in the front of the church. Singing carols, inspirational speakers and even a visit from Santa highlight this event. After the tree has been lit everyone is invited into the church for hot chocolate, snacks, music and Christmas crafts.
Our church members also participate in World Hunger events. A special activity held in May is the Bike for Hunger – held at Trexler Park in Wescosville, PA. Bikers, walkers, and scooters enjoy the track while raising funds for hungry people around the world. This activity is sponsored by the ELCA Synod.
Contact information: www.ELCA.org