Salem United Methodist Church (http://www.salemmethodist.org)
Description of Salem:
-we are a United Methodist Church located in Simpson, NC
-we are a small, diverse church connected to a very big God
-we are saved through Jesus Christ
The desired audience is a church body made up of infants through senior citizens (there's a large population of older members in the church so the design must appeal to them as well as young families to unite everyone together).
Our church is made up of members from different races and ethnic backgrounds.
The church would especially like to appeal to young families in the mid 20's to mid 40's age range to continue growth of the church now and into the future.
Looking for a stand alone symbol and wordmark
The United Methodist cross and flame (see it at http://www.umc.org) is important to some in our congregation so integration of the national United Methodist logo in some way (ex. background, shadowing, or other creative integration) would be a plus, but is not necessary.
Logo must have the ability to be used in multiple ways (print, collateral, web, digital video, signage, t-shirts, etc..)
Characteristic/Attributes to consider:
Simple, clean looking
Timeless, ageless - longevity
A place of purpose
Not a building, it's about people
The youth ministry of Salem UMC recently developed a logo for their name, Reach 42. See the design for possible (but not necessary) connection at their facebook page: