First United Methodist Church

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

(8:30 a.m. - Chapel  10:45 a.m. - Sanctuary)

Old Testament: Proverbs 24:9-12

Epistle Lesson: Romans 12:6-13


Pastor John Fitch 

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



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

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

Please register today!  Salem First U.M.C. will be hosting the East Ohio Conference Pentecost Retreat.  This event will be held on Friday, April 20th and Saturday, April 21st.  Dr. Peter Bellini and Dr. Luther Oconer will be the featured speakers and session leaders. Online registration is now up and running.  Please go to to register.  The $20.00 fee includes Saturday's Continental Breakfast and Luncheon.

Our men will be traveling to Rally in the Valley on Saturday, April 28th.  The church van will provide transportation to the all day event at the Covelli Center in Youngstown, Ohio.

Please join us for worship on Sunday, May 6th as we partake in the Elements of Holy Communion.  There will be a Fellowship Meal that morning following worship services.

The annual U.M.W. Rummage Sale is planned for May 11th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and May 12th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Donation items can be dropped off in the Fellowship Hall beginning on Monday, May 7th.  Please see Barb Irwin for more details.

Vacation Bible School is planned for June 10th to June 14th.  This year V.B.S. is at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Salem.  Registration is free and information is available at the Welcome Center.  Please see Lori Brooks for details.

There will be a Passport to Fishing and Boating training session in the Fellowship Hall on Saturday, June 16th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Children from ages 7 to 14 are welcome to participate.  Please see Jack Kothera for more information.

Mark your calendars!  The Tent Revival is set for June 17th, 18th and 19th at 6:30 p.m. each evening.  Evangelist Mark Hoobler will be our guest speaker.  There will be a combined Sanctuary and H.O.F. Father's Day service on Sunday, June 17th at 10:45 a.m. under the tent.  Please join us!

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Everyone Is Welcome

Verse of the Week:

"Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise."

Jeremiah 17:14


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

244 S. Broadway Ave. 
Salem, OH 44460
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