Welcome to New Salem United Methodist Church.

We are located at 12550 Highway 136, Rising Fawn, GA 30738


The Bible study “Invitation to the New Testament” continues each Wednesday at 1:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Come join us.

It’s time for an updated pictorial directory, and this time we will have our own in-house photographers to take pictures and get your contact information. A location will be set up after each service for several Sundays for informal photo shoots. Dane and Connie Ward and Julian and Carol Wilson will take pictures for the early service. Greg and Lisa McFarlin and John Stanley will take then for the late service. You will also have the option to email your favorite pic to Lisa McFarlin at mcfarlin03@gmail.com or John Stanley at jnrstanley@alum.mit.edu. Just include all your family members names, email addresses, home address, and home/mobile phone numbers.

There will be a Nominations Committee meeting on Sunday, September 8 at 2:00 pm in the Conference Room.

Community Cares has a full schedule of events this fall. Check the poster in the narthex for updates. Also, please visit and share our Facebook page with up-to-date information, CommunityCares@communitycaresumc.

Congratulation to the following college students that have received a Dessie Massey Memorial Scholarship for 2019-2020 – Samantha Cannon and Kenadi Nichols. Please keep these young women in your prayers as they study for this school year. This is the 18th year the Dessie Massey Memorial Scholarships have been given to students by New Salem United Methodist Church. These scholarships are made possible by the kind gift of one of our former faithful members of the past, Dessie Massey. Her gift, set-up as a $50,000 endowment along with funds that have been donated in honor or memory of individuals, provides scholarship monies for our students long into the future. This year, and most years, the amount of each full scholarship is $500. students may apply for the undergraduate scholarships for four years. Since the inception of the Dessie Massey Scholarship Endowment, a total of 156 scholarships have been awarded to 57 students who have attended 27 area colleges/universities for a total of of $73,250. Donna Franklin, Sue Little, Robert McKaig, and Sarah Moore serve on the Dessie Massey Memorial Scholarship Committee.


The Fourth Stitch – starting in September the fourth Friday each month10:00 – 2:00. Bring a project/s to work on or learn to sew, starting with a simple project that will be provided. All skill levels welcome. Brenda McKaig and Connie Ward will be available for support. 

Be Your Child’s Favorite Reading Coach with Connie Ward, Sept. 9, 6:30 – 8:00.

Fall Harvest Arts and Crafts with Beth Bradford, October 1, 6:30 – 8:00.

The Night the Lights Go Out In GA, emergency energy with John Stanley, October 21, 6:30 – 8:00.

Christmas Crochet/Knitting Fellowship, beginners and all skill levels welcome. Each Monday starting on October 28, 6:30 – 7:30, until Christmas.

Yoga Class each Wednesday at 5:30 – $6.00 Fee

Check our Facebook page “CommunityCares@communitycaresnsumc”, for more information and links to sign ups. You can always sign up in the church narthex also.