The goals of New Salem are to:
Create a friendly and loving environment in the church and at all church activities.
Provide uplift and benevolence services for church members and others in the local community.
Elicit the move of the Holy Spirit and the joy of Christ in sacred services and other church functions.
Provide safe, secure and aesthetically appealing facilities for sacred worship services and other church functions.
Equip members of the congregation for ministry through sermons and Christian Education and Training programs.
Proclaim Christ’s message of salvation to the community through evangelism, witnessing and outreach ministries.
Support missions and emergency relief programs at home and abroad.
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I. THE SCRIPTURESWe believe that the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired, and is a perfecttreasure of heavenly instruction; that it has God for its author, salvation for its end, andtruth without any mixture of error for its matter; that it reveals the principles by whichGod will judge us, and therefore is, and shall remain to the end of the world, the truecenter of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct,creeds, and opinions shall be tried.
II. THE TRUE GODWe believe the Scriptures teach that there is one, and only one, living and true God, aninfinite, intelligent Spirit, whose name is Jehovah, the Maker and Supreme Ruler ofheaven and earth; inexpressibly glorious in holiness, and worthy of all possible honorconfidence and love; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons, theFather, the Son, and the Holy Ghost; equal in every divine perfection, and executingdistinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption.
In 1899, God led Pastor Edmond and his members to organize the New Salem Missionary Baptist Church here in Fruitland Park, Florida. The founding officers were Bro. David James and Bro. Hockles Gavin. Sis. Estella Dinkins served as Sunday School Superintendent. The property on which New Salem stands was purchased from Bro. Martin V. Tanner. All of our founders have ended their sojourn on this earth.Following the Rev. Edmond as pastor were the late Rev. Kindrick, T.W. Waitman, J.E. Rivers, Scott Roberts, F.E. Wiley, Roosevelt Brown, John Rembert, E.M. Moss, Floyd Johnson, W.N. McKinney, and W.L. Grimes. Pastor Emeritus Everett Rachel served for over 21 years.Officers who were present when the initial building birthforth were the late Deacons Sam Hunley, J.S. Lang, and Thomas Hill.
Having been led as we believe by the Spirit of God to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior; and on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, we do now, in the presence of God, angels and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another, as one body in Christ
We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this Church, in knowledge, holiness, and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses to the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel through all nations.
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Sunday 9:30 AM Sunday Morning Church School
11:00 AM Worship Service
Wednesday 6:50 PM Mid-Week Service
Thursday 12:00 PM Noon Day Prayer