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. and 10:45 a.m.)

Special Guest Speakers:

"Drawn to Jesus"  Reverend Timothy Best (8:30 a.m.)

"Looking for the Wrong Relationship"

Dr. Keith Bohley (10:45 a.m.)

Pastor John Fitch 

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

"It is an honor for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling."

Proverbs 20:3



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

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

As we continue in Lent, we will be holding a series of Impact Services.  These services will take place of Wednesday evenings

(March 14, 21, and 28) at 6 p.m. in our Youth Room.  These services will include music, fellowship and testimony.  These services will be led by Youth Director Jeff Barton.  These services are open to anyone of any age.

Palm Sunday is March 25th.  Both the 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services will be held in the Sanctuary. 

The Maundy Thursday service will be held on Thursday, March 19th at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary.  Communion will be served.

The Good Friday Observance will be held on Friday, March 30th at 12 p.m. in the Chapel.  Rev. Dr. Bruce Irwin will bring the message.

The Easter Egg Hunt is set for Saturday, March 31st at 10 a.m. in the south parking lot.  It will be moved indoors in the case of inclement weather.  So, please gather up your kiddos and come for the fun and fellowship!

Easter Sunday:

6:30 a.m. - Sunrise Service in Youth Room

7:15 a.m. - Continental Breakfast in Youth Room

8:30 a.m. - Devotional Gathering in the Chapel

9 a.m. - Community Easter Service at Memorial Building in Salem, Ohio

9:15 a.m. - Coffee Hour in Sanctuary

9:30 a.m. - Sunday School for all ages

10:30 a.m. - Music Prelude in the Sanctuary

10:45 a.m. - All Church Service in the Sanctuary

There will be coffee and treats available in the Sanctuary following the 10:45 a.m. service.  Please stay and Mix and Mingle!

U.M.W. Sunday is set for April 8th.  Our ladies always do a fantastic job organizing the Chapel and Sanctuary services.  Please come for worship that day and stay for the Fellowship Meal and the Faithful Hearts Gift Basket Auction.  The proceeds from this live auction will go the benefit the work of the Faithful Hearts.

Save the date!  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.

Sunday, March 18, 2018 

Everyone Is Welcome

Verse of the Week:

"The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty, he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.."

Zephanniah 3:17


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

244 S. Broadway Ave. 
Salem, OH 44460
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