Salem, Ohio

We are grateful for God's Love and take hope in the Amazing Grace of Jesus Christ


Salem First is a kind, caring congregation that seeks to be in mission. When you attend our services or special events it is our hope that you feel welcomed. We are all in a journey of faith, helping each other see the grace of God, experience the love of Jesus Christ and live in the comfort of the Holy Spirit.

Wherever you are in your faith journey, whether just starting out or having been at it for awhile, we invite you to come join us at our "Fortress of Faith".

Pastor P. Douglas George

Old Testament: Psalm 49: 8-15

Gospel Lesson: Matthew 27: 62-66

"Today is the Day of Preparation"


Phone: (330) 337-9531
Fax: (330) 337-0278
Email: ​

244 S. Broadway Ave. 
Salem, OH 44460
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First United Methodist Church


8:30 a.m. in Chapel & 10:45 a.m. in Sanctuary | Sunday

11:00 a.m. - "Hearts on Fire" Fellowship Hall | Sunday

Collection for Operation Christmas Child is underway.  The items list is located in the Sanctuary.  Packing Day is Sunday, November 11th.

Hanging of the Greens is planned for Saturday, November 17th at 9 a.m.  Please come help us decorate the church for the Advent/Christmas season.

The Community Thanksgiving Meal is planned for Thursday, November 22nd.  It will be held at the Memorial Building in Salem.  Volunteer and food lists are in the church office.  Please see Nancy Miller for more information.

There will be a concert for the R.O.C. of Salem on Saturday, December 1st at 2 p.m.  Pittsburgh area musician, Daniel Snoke, will be performing a selection of Advent/Christmas music.  A free will offering will be taken to benefit the R.O.C. of Salem.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Everyone Is Welcome

Pastor John Fitch 

(11 a.m. "Hearts on Fire")

Verse of the Week:

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me"

Philippians 4:13