Enlarging the Reputation of Jesus
 
Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in Heaven.”  (Matthew 5:16)
 
     At New Salem, we sponsor a variety of opportunities to love people and preach Jesus in our community, both inside and outside the walls of our buildings. Here are some examples:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HaCoBa Care
 New Salem regularly sends teams of volunteers to the HaCoBa Care ministry center in Chattanooga s St. Elmo neighborhood, where they help box food for needy families and share Jesus with HaCoBa Care clients. If you are free  during the day on the 3rd or 4th Tuesday of each month, and you feel called to help hungry people, contact New Salems church office to find out how you can get involved in this important ministry.
 
 
Good News Club
 
     In partnership with Child Evangelism Fellowship, New Salem sponsors a “Good News Club” at Allen Elementary School. This club meets each Tuesday afternoon after school, and is open to any Allen student whose parents/guardians have given permission. Participating kids enjoy songs, games, and Bible lessons with our carefully screened and trained volunteers.
 
 
Packed with Hope Project
     Packed with Hope is a ministry to assist foster families in northwest Hamilton County. Often when a child is removed from a home and placed in the foster care system, he or she comes with very few possessions. Pack with Hope provides a backpack filled with clothes and toiletries to help carry kids through the chaotic initial days of placement. Packed with Hope volunteers collect and sort donations of new or gently-used clothing, stuff backpacks, and assist foster families in obtaining backpacks.
     Interested in volunteering? Use the form below to request for information. If you are a foster parent who would like to know how to receive a Packed with Hope backpack, call our office (423)842-3078.
 
 
 
Trunk or Treat!
    Every Fall, New Salem’s Children’s ministry hosts a Trunk or Treat to give our community’s families a safe, positive place to participate in the usual holiday festivities.  Because of Covid-19, we turned this year’s Trunk or Treat into a drive-thu event. Thanks to all of the families who brought out their kids to drive through our decorated displays. We received a lot of positive comments, such as, “Thanks for helping give our kids a sense of normalcy during this crazy year,” and “It’s like a parade…in reverse!” Every family that came also received an invitation to join us for worship either virtually or in-person.
    
 
 
 
 
New Salem Sportsman’s Ministry
     Soddy Daisy is surrounded with natural beauty, and New Salem has a ministry designed for those who enjoy the outdoors. In addition to our annual Sportman’s Fish Fry, we also have a Bible Study group made up of anglers and hunters that meets every Sunday morning at 9:30 AM.  Throughout the year our Sportsman’s ministry also gets together for impromptu fishing tournaments, cookouts, and other opportunities for fellowship. For more information, call (423) 842-3078, or use the contact form to request more information.    
 
 
 
 
New Salem Basketball Camp
     Every summer New Salem offers a free, 4-day basketball camp for kids entering grades 3-8. This daycamp experience offers instruction on basketball fundamentals, scrimmage opportunities, an emphasis on character development and sportsmanship, and a daily Bible study. For more information on this year’s camp, go here.
 
 
 
 
Vacation Bible School
     Vacation Bible School is a summer tradition at New Salem! VBS offers kids ages 3-grade 5 a chance to learn about Jesus in a fun, interactive way through Bible lessons, music, crafts, games and more. VBS 2021 will be a one-day event on Saturday, July 31. Find more info, or pre-register your child here.
 
To learn more about volunteer opportunities at New Salem, please contact us using the form below:
 
 
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