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. & 10:45 A.M.)

"The Voice of Joy" 

​Old Testament: Jeremiah 33:9-11
New Testament: Luke 6:21-23



8:30 in Chapel & 10:45 AM in Sanctuary | Sunday

11:00 AM- "Hearts on Fire" Fellowship Hall | Sunday

ALPHA Bible Study!

ALPHA is coming in January.  We plan to start this life changing Bible Study on Wednesday, January 4th.  We will meet every Wednesday evening until the program is completed.  This will also serve as our Lenten Study for 2017.  Please see Pastor George for details on how you can get involved in this amazing Bible Study!

The "Faithful Hearts" Cookie Walk is planned for Sunday, December 11th before and after the 10:45 Sanctuary Worship Service.

Our "Hearts on Fire" Community Christmas Service is planned for Sunday, December 18th at 5 p.m. at the Union Hall located on Prospect Street in Salem

Christmas Eve:

6:45 p.m. - Musical Prelude in the Sanctuary

7:00 p.m. - A Service of Scripture and Carols in the Sanctuary

11:00 p.m. - Vesper Service in the Sanctuary

Christmas Morning:

8:30 a.m. - Acapella Service in the Chapel

9:00 a.m. - Sunday School

10:00 a.m. - Service in the Sanctuary

11:00 a.m. - "Hearts on Fire" in the Fellowship Hall

Mark your Calendars!

Scout Sunday is planned for February 5, 2017.  This is always a very moving service conducted by members of Scout Troop #2.  Both the 8:30 and 10:45 services will be in the Sanctuary that morning.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Everyone Is Welcome

Verse of the Week:

"For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His Shoulder.  And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."

Isaiah 9:6


Pastor John Fitch 

(11:00 "Hearts on Fire")


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

244 S. Broadway Ave. 
Salem, OH 44460
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