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.)

Old Testament:

New Testament:




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!

Easter Schedule:

Join us on Palm Sunday, April 9th for a worship service in the Sanctuary.  Both the 8:30 and 10:45 services will be in the Sanctuary.  Our children's bell choir will be playing bells.

Please join us for a Service of Communion on April 13th at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary as we observe Maundy Thursday.

We will be observing Good Friday with a solemn service at 12 p.m. in the Chapel.

Please come for the fun as we watch our children search for eggs and candy.  Our Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 15th at 10 a.m. in the South Parking Lot.

Our Easter Sunrise Service will be held at Grandview Cemetery in Salem, Ohio at 6:30 a.m.  This will be a youth led service.

Both the 8:15 and 10:30 Easter services will be in the Sanctuary.   Please join us as we celebrate Christ's resurrection.  Our choir will be presenting their Easter Cantata at these services.

We will be hold a public Easter worship service at the Memorial Building in Salem at 9 a.m.  This service is sponsored by our "Hearts on Fire" service.

Join us for U.M.W. Sunday on April 23rd. Rev. Dr. Robin Woodberry will be our special speaker that day.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Everyone Is Welcome

Verse of the Week:

"Knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more.  Death no longer has dominion over Him."

Romans 6:9


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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Job Posting:

Summer Ministry Worker

May 1-August 4

The First United Methodist Church of Salem is looking for a Summer Ministry Worker.  The primary responsibility of this worker will be to lead and direct a daily Christian Ministry in local parks.  Please return a resume, a written Christian testimony and three references.  On of the references needs to be from your pastor.  Please submit to by April 1, 2017