Our Open and Affirming Covenant

Salem UCC of Roherstown believes

that all people are created in God’s image

and thus are loved and blessed equally by God.

We are a warm, welcoming congregation of imperfect people who invite and welcome to participate fully in the life of this church persons of every gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression,ability, race, nationality and social faith background, marital standing and family structure as we seek to grow together in a safe and nurturing community where we live out the belief that God is still speaking.

We strive to demonstrate in all ways that

“no matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here!”

Mission Statement

As Followers of Christ, we are:

            EMBRACING each other, neighbors and  

                                world community

            ENGAGING service, worship and justice

            EVOLVING spiritually, socially and individually

Core Beliefs

• We believe in God as the three in One: God the   

   Creator, God the Son, Jesus Christ and God the   

   Holy Spirit.
• We believe that all are loved and accepted               equally by God.

• We believe that each person is on a spiritual 

• We believe that the persistent search for God

   produces an authentic relationship with God
• We believe that all belong body and soul to our

   Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
• We believe that all people are invited to join Christ

   at Christ's table for the sacrament of Communion.
• We believe that God calls us to be servants in the

   service of others and to be good stewards of the

   earth's resources.
• We believe in social justice for all.
• We are a people of possibility.

* We are a safe and nurturing community where 

   we live out the belief that God is still speaking!

The Rev. Roben Roof

Interim Minister

Kelli Baughman

Administrative Assistant

Jim Zeigler

Director of Music


Mike Shober


Ron Matterness


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