About Our Church
Who We Are
Salem Community Church is open to everyone who wishes to develop a closer relationship with God.
Our worship style is informal but we take God seriously. We believe it is our responsibility to live out the good news of God’s love through prayer, Bible study, corporate worship and involvement in our community in ways that help people know that God cares for them and we do, too.
Our goal, expressed in our brand statement, is to connect people with God and one another.
YOU are invited to join with us in making Salem and our community a better place.
Rev. Jane McCarthy
Rev. Jane McCarthy, Deacon
The Rev. Jane McCarthy is an ordained deacon in The United Methodist Church. She has been denominationally endorsed as a chaplain by The United Methodist Endorsing Agency and is a board-certified chaplain through the Association of Professional Chaplains. Jane’s current primary appointment is as a chaplain at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton. Her secondary appointment is to Salem Community Church in Hamlin, where she serves as Pastor of Congregational Care. In this role, she assists in leading worship, preaches periodically, reaches out to members and friends by phone, text, email, and personal visit, and leads a regularly occurring adult study currently focused on the Bible book of Revelation.
Rev. Jane McCarthy
Phone: (215) 313-5374
Formed on January 1, 2017, by the merger of the Centenary Hamlin, Grace Maplewood, and Hollisterville United Methodist Churches, Salem Community Church continues their proud heritage of offering Christ to our community for over 200 years.
The combined congregation reached back into its history to select its name: Salem Community Church (A United Methodist Congregation), when Methodist ministry began to expand in this area in the mid-1800s, these congregations were all served by the same pastor. This coming together is a reunion of the current generation in a place their ancestors called Salem, a word which in the Bible tradition means ‘Peace.’
Salem seeks to be a place of peace where people can meet in fellowship and worship, find their souls renewed, and go out to serve God and their neighbors in tangible ways.