Community Involvement

Grow. Serve. Share. These events are opportunities for the Morning Star family to serve in and around the city where God has placed us. Salem needs Jesus and we believe that by serving the community, we reflect His love to an often hurting world. Here are some opportunities to serve Jesus in our city.

Salem Right to Life rummage sale volunteer opportunity

Salem Right to Life’s annual rummage sale needs you and your saleable items. Donations may be dropped off at Salem Right to Life, 1725 Capitol Street NE Salem, or call their office (503-585-7856) to arrange for pick-up.  Volunteers for the sale are also needed. Set-up begins June 19. The rummage sale—Salem’s largest—is June 22-25. For…

MDA Summer Camp Program

Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Summer Camp is July 15-21 at the Macleay Conference Center just outside of Salem. MDA Summer Camp is an amazing place where anything is possible for kids with neuromuscular disease, but MDA needs caring people to volunteer as camp counselors. MDA relies on the support and dedication of volunteer counselors who…

Host a foreign exchange student

Have you ever wanted to be part of a missions project but couldn’t go abroad, didn’t have the money, or couldn’t get the time off? This is a great way to learn about a different culture and reach the nations—and you don’t even have to leave your home. We are looking for 43 families who…

Search and Rescue with Union Gospel Mission

Union Gospel Mission is starting a new ministry called Search and Rescue. This entails searching for the homeless who will not come into the Mission, and ministering to them by praying and giving them clothing and hygiene supplies—showing them God’s love and encouraging them to come in and take advantage of the Mission’s services.   If…

Simonka Place for Women and Children

Homeless single women and single women with children struggling to overcome drug and alcohol addictions as well as other life controlling behaviors come to Simonka Place looking for help and hope. Partnering with the local church and community, Simonka Place is here to serve women (with or without children) who are in crisis by providing essential…

Hope Station

Many organizations assist individuals and families whose salaries are below the state poverty line. These families draw help from numerous local resources.  Sadly, hundreds of hardworking people who earn just slightly above that line don’t have the same access to assistance. These are the people we want to help. Additionally, our government system often becomes an enabler for people to remain on assistance indefinitely. …

Room in the inn

During the Christmas holiday, Room in the Inn invites our friends without homes to a two-night stay and five meals at Aldersgate Camp. There are many ways to get involved, such as providing gift bags, serving meals, helping with set-up and clean-up, planning a relationship-building activity or leading a worship session. For more information contact…

The Forever Family Project

Get involved with the Forever Family Project, a mentorship program serving families in the Salem area. This project’s goal is to prevent child abuse, encourage healthy families, and keep families together by forming positive friendships with those at risk. Time commitment is about two hours a week. Rewards are eternal. To find out more, contact…