Salem UCC - Our Wider Church

A 5 by 5 Church...

Salem UCC is proud to be a 5 by 5 church, meaning we give to the five main ministries of the United Church of Christ. Each of these ministries is vital to the life of the Church and those it supports. Thank you for contributing to these and other ministries supported by Salem United Church of Christ.


UCC Basic Support

Supports a variety of programs and ministries sponsored by the United Church of Christ, some of which directly impact local churches.


One Great Hour of Sharing: Giving Help, Hope, and Life

Supports partners in more than 70 countries with ministries that fund development projects, feed the victims of famine, provide services for displaced people, and respond to nautral disasters. These ministries are the responsibility of Wider Church Ministries, Global Sharing of Resources.

Received annually on the fourth Sunday of Lent.


Strengthen the Church: Faithfully Building the Body of Christ

Supports church growth and leadership development in the conferences and through the national offices of Local Church Ministries.

Received annually on Pentecost Sunday.


Neighbors in Need: Justice and Compassion Like a Mighty Stream

Supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, including ministry carried out by the Council for American Indian Ministries (CAIM) and by the national offices of Justice and Witness Ministries. Received annually on World Communion Sunday, the frist Sunday in October.


The Christmas Fund: Remembering Those Who Serve the Church

Provides financial aid to retired and active ministers and their surviving spouses and children who face overwhelming financial demands, a ministry carried out by the Pension Boards. Received annually on the Sunday before Christmas.

The Global Ministries

Child Sponsorship Program

The Global Ministries Child Sponsorship Program is the place to get connected! This global children's ministry works closely with private centers that have long-established links with a UCC or Disciples global partner. Through partners, we work in collaboration with our agencies to provide food, basic health care, clothing and in some cases housing, school fees, uniform, books and training and livelihood opportunities to many poor and destitute children in Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Eurpoe.


For more information on how to sponsor a child, please visit:

The Rev. Roben Roof

Interim Minister

Kelli Baughman

Administrative Assistant

Jim Zeigler

Director of Music


Mike Shober


Ron Matterness


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