Upcoming Events


Office Hours



Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. via Livestream

Sunday School 9:00 a.m. (via Zoom)

Adult Sunday School 9:00 a.m. (605-472-5600; access code 850723)

Advent Missions


Advent Missions

We have a lot of opportunities this year to give to those in need…Giving Tree, Community Hope Center, local food pantries, and Kindercottage.

Scouting for Food / Food Pantry Assistance

Although Scouting for Food has been cancelled, the Hamel Food Pantry will be available on Saturday, November 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for donations, or any Monday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Highland Food Pantry is available Monday-Thursday each week from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for donations. Please drop off your Scouting for Food donations during these timeframes.


Kindercottage continues to succeed in its critical mission of helping special little people and their families. With their new census limits and additional cleaning requirements, their budget is stretched significantly. They are asking for help to continue the essential services in the East St. Louis community.
  • Send a check to Uni-Pres Kindercottage, 564 Veronica Avenue, East St. Louis, IL 62205
  • Go to the Uni-Pres Kindercottage website and donate via PayPal or a credit card

Virtual Giving Tree

The Giving Tree will be virtual this year. Please click on one of the links below to view items needed. Hoyleton gifts are needed by November 29. Kindercottage gifts are needed by December 13.
  • Click on an available gift to reserve it for you to purchase
  • Purchase the gift
  • Deliver or ship purchased gift(s) to Paige Basler’s home, 5120 Dauderman Road, Alhambra, IL 62001
  • Or, you may make a monetary donation and we will do the shopping for you. Checks may be sent to Salem UCC, 1117 West North Street, Alhambra, IL 62001 and indicate “Giving Tree” in memo line.
Hoyleton Link (Due November 29th)
Kindercottage Link (Due December 13th)

Community Hope Center Toy Giveaway

Each year, Community Hope Center (CHC) hosts a Christmas Toy Giveaway as a way to help families who could use extra help. They will be collecting toys for ages newborn through 12.
  • Email kbarlow.chc@gmail.com to get the Amazon wish list for Community Hope Center. You may purchase directly from Amazon and have the toys shipped directly to CHC.
  • Shop online at Walmart.com. Click on the “registry” button; search for “Community Hope Center”, select “Illinois”; the wish list will pull up; purchase toys and have them shipped directly to CHC.
  • Shop online at Target.com. Click on “registry” button; search for “Community Hope Center”; the wish list will pull up; purchase toys and have them shipped directly to CHC.
  • Donate a monetary gift directly online at www.communityhopecenteril.org; click on the “give today” button; a special screen will pull up; fill out your information; select “special ministries” and in the comments section please note “to purchase toys”.
  • Mail check to Community Hope Center, P.O. Box 124, 1201 Hope Center Lane, Cottage Hills, IL 62018; designated for Christmas toys on the memo section of check.



At this unique time in our world, we must take extraordinary steps
to ensure the safety and health of all people.
In accordance with the guidance we received from the Illinois South Conference and the state, all in person activities including in-person worship services are suspended until further notice. This is due to the dramatically increasing cases on COVID throughout the Illinois South Conference. We encourage you to stay home as much as possible, limiting leaving for essential activities and wear a mask, social distance and wash hands frequently. These are things we can do to diminish the impact of this virus. Worship services will be available via LiveStream
Thank you


Our 10 am Worship Service is broadcast via Livestream. All are welcome to tune in.

Pastor John is teaching Monday Morning Bible Study at 9 am via Livestream.

Our Livestream services can be accessed by clicking “Watch Service on Livestream”
at the bottom of this page.

If you would like to speak with Rev. Jeremy or have any other need,
please call the church office at 618.488.3215.

If you’d like to receive the Salem Wire, a regular e-mail update with news and events at Salem, please contact the church office.


Rev. Jeremy and Kerri are working from their homes. If you need assistance, contact the church office.

Rev. Jeremy, Pastor John, and the rest of our Salem leadership are here for you, and we are very concerned about you. May the Lord be with us all as we navigate these difficult days.