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.)

Old Testament: Leviticus 23:33-38

New Testament: John 7:32-29

"Rivers of Living Water"



Please join us on Wednesday, March 1st for our Ash Wednesday observance.  Imposition of ashes will be held in the Chapel from 10-12 a.m.  The U.M.W. will be hosting a Sacrificial Meal in the Fellowship Hall at 12 p.m.  Imposition of ashes will be held in the Chapel from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Please join us for Movie Night in the Cafe on Friday, March 3rd at 7 p.m..  We will be showing the Christian film "New Hope".  Please see Fred Bennett for more information.

Our 2017 Lenten Retreat is planned for Friday, March 10th from 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. and Saturday, March 11th from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.  A lunch will be served on Saturday beginning at 12:30 p.m.  Atty. Paul Clewell will be leading the discussion on Apologetics and will be showing us how to defend our faith in a changing world.  There is no cost for this retreat.  However, monetary donations will be received to cover the cost of refreshments and Saturday's lunch.  There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board across from the church office.  Please see Pastor George for more information.

Join us for Movie Night on Friday, March 17th at 7 p.m. in the Cafe.  We will be showing the Christian film "Courageous".  Please see Fred Bennett for details.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Everyone Is Welcome

Verse of the Week:

"Have I not commanded you?  Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."

Joshua 1:9


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 in Chapel & 10:45 AM in Sanctuary | Sunday

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

ALPHA Bible Study!

ALPHA has begun!

We will meet every Wednesday evening at

6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall now through March 29th.  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!  We encourage you to attend and bring family and friends!

Pastor John Fitch 

(11:00 "Hearts on Fire")

Luke 3:16

"Who is the Holy Spirit?"

Commentary on Chapter 8 of Nicky Gumbel's book entitled

"Questions of Life" (Alpha Course)