Cultivating a Passion for Christ

Choirs – Careen Stanley, Director:

Worship Choir

Salem’s adult choir will begin the Fall season on August 29th. This group is open to anyone ages 14 and over, and no audition or previous experience is required! We practice Wednesday nights in the choir room (new fellowship hall in the very back) from 7:30-9 p.m., and this session will run from August 29th-December 5th.  We lead worship in the 11 a.m. service twice each month, and will work the entire season to prepare for Salem’s sixth annual Christmas Dessert Fundraiser for Rise Against Hunger, December 13-15th.  Good friends, great music…come join us and “make a joyful noise unto the Lord!” You can reach Careen at 804 867 7374 or for more information, or come see us under the bell on Back to Church Sunday (Aug. 19th) to sign up.

Salem’s Kids’ Choir

This high impact, always energetic group is open to any kid in K-6th grades, regardless of church affiliation. No audition is required! We meet Thursday afternoons, 4-5:30 p.m. in the choir room (new fellowship hall in the very back), and the fall session will run from September 6th-December 6th.  Every week we work on our music skills, play theater-style games, enjoy a snack, and sing, sing, sing! We will sing specials in the 8:30 a.m. Sunday service several times throughout the session, and will also work hard to prepare for Salem’s sixth annual Christmas Dessert Fundraiser for Rise Against Hunger December 13th -15th. With a reservation and a weekly note to the school office, the church van can pick up kids from Bowling Green Elementary each week to bring them to choir. Contact Careen at 804 867 7374 or for more information, or to register your child(ren) for choir. You can also come by our table under the bell on Back to Church Sunday (Aug. 19th) and pick up a flyer.

The Bells of Salem
Fall session will begin August 29th. This talented group of ringers meets in the bell room upstairs in the Old Fellowship Hall on Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:30 p.m. We play special music for call to worship, offertory, and/or special music in either service every month. Contact Becky Broaddus if you’re interested in joining the group!

Salem Chimes
These kids can really play! This group is open to kids 5th grade and up, and meets in the bell room Wednesday nights from 5:30-6:30 p.m. starting August 29th. They play special music for both services at least once per month. For more information, contact Mrs. Becky Broaddus at

Other opportunities for musicians:

Praise Team: We’re up and running, leading worship once per month in 1st service, but we still need a drummer. If Salem is your church and you have the skills, what are you waiting for? Contact Careen Stanley to get involved! 804 867 7374, or

Instrumentalists: We’re looking for instrumentalists! If you play a solo instrument and would like to contribute to the music ministry here at Salem, please contact Careen Stanley at

Women’s Ensemble: A women’s ensemble is formed 2-3 times a year at Salem, usually by invitation. If you would like to be a part of the next ensemble, contact Careen Stanley at Singers must be able to hold a part, but not alone, to be considered for this group. The ladies’ ensemble rehearses seasonally after 2nd service on Sundays.