Our Virtual Worship Service will occur on Sundays at 11:00 am.

ALL In-person meetings are canceled or moved to a virtual platform.

New Salem Church Cancelation Coronavirus


March 13, 2020

Greetings New Salem,

The leadership of our church continues to monitor the unfolding crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In light of our Governor’s band on mass gatherings and after meeting with the City of Columbus Department of Health, as well as officials of the Columbus City Schools, we are taking immediate actions in consideration of the health and safety of all people in our community. We are especially concerned for our most vulnerable members and we are working as much as possible to mitigate the spread of the virus.

With that being said, all in-person church events and gatherings for this weekend are canceled.

This crisis reminds us that the church is not the building. It is the people.

Yet, service and ministry does not stop.  We now have the opportunity to be the church in ways that we have not been before.

Many are looking to us, New Salem, to meet both the spiritual and physical needs that are escalating daily.  Therefore, we encourage you to give as you are able, and even consider increasing your giving so that we can meet the critical needs that are intensifying in our community, especially for the children and families that are disproportionately impacted and have limited resources.

We also ask that you continue to follow the safety guidelines that have been directed by our governmental officials and the CDC. Please self-quarantine if you are exhibiting any signs of illness, wash your hands, and take extra precautions if you are easily susceptible.

 In the coming week we will unveil a more detailed plan for moving ahead.

In case of a hospitalization, a birth, or a death, please call and leave a message on New Salem’s emergency hotline – (614) 554-6417.

Lastly, please call and check on one another, and continue to pray for each other and our community.

Because of Christ,
Dr. Keith A. Troy, Pastor
New Salem Baptist Church

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We are a growing and relevant community oriented church, with global impact through inspiring worship, holistic ministry and effective discipleship.


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2956 Cleveland Ave.
Columbus, Ohio

(614) 267-2536


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