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.)

"Tempting Jesus" 

​Old Testament: Psalm 35:7-9
New Testament: Mark 12:13-17

October 2nd is World Communion Day

Please invite family and friends join us in worship as we partake in the elements of Holy Communion.  Also, please plan to stay after the 10:45 Sanctuary Service for our monthly fellowship meal.​​

October 4th from 12-5 p.m. - American Red Cross Blood Drive in the Fellowship Hall

October 8th

Quaker Fest in the City of Salem.  Our "Hearts on Fire" Praise Band will be performing in the North Parking Lot from 12-2

p.m.  Hot Dogs will be provided by the folks at Emmanuel Lutheran Church.  We are also a stop on the city-wide scavenger hunt.

October 15th -

"Hearts on Fire" Pasta Night in the Fellowship Hall.  This is a free, family friendly event that focuses on the "Hearts on Fire" congregation.  However, it is open to anyone.  Serving begins at 5 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  Please see Pastor George or Pastor John Fitch for more information.

October 22nd -

Boy Scout Troop #2 Spaghetti Dinner.  Serving begins at 4 p.m. and will end at 7 p.m.  This delicious meal is not to be missed!

October 23rd -

This is Pastor Appreciation Sunday.  Please help us celebrate Pastor P. Douglas George's 30th anniversary of his ordination.

October 27th -

Trunk or Treat from 5-6 p.m. prior to the Salem Halloween Parade

(North Parking Lot)

November 20th -

A community Thanksgiving Service will be held in the Sanctuary at 4:30 p.m.



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

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

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Everyone Is Welcome

Verse of the Week:

"Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God." 

Matthew 5:8


Welcome Bishop Tracy Malone to Salem First U.M.C.!  She will be here for a special service on Sunday, October 2nd at 3 p.m.

Please go to the Announcement and First Time Guest Tabs at the top of this page for more details

Pastor John Fitch 

(11:00 "Hearts on Fire")

"Examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good" 

I Thessalonians 5:21

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

244 S. Broadway Ave. 
Salem, OH 44460
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