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The Salem Presbyterian Church was organized and enrolled in the Presbytery in 1832 with 20 charter members. For the next 10 years the congregation met in a harness shop until a wooden frame building was constructed and used until 1860, when the current sanctuary was built.

Music Sheets and a Cross


Reverends Frank and Trina Lewis

“We are centered in Christ and powered by love.”
Finding Faith and Community at First Presbyterian Church

At First Presbyterian Church of Salem, our ministry really is our ministry! Presbyterians believe that no one person has all the knowledge or skills that are needed to serve Jesus Christ in the way we want to serve him. We believe that we make the best decisions when we make them in conversation with one another. In fact, we believe that the Holy Spirit speaks to us most clearly as we listen to each others’ viewpoints. We are here to welcome you home!


Our church is a welcoming place to explore faith, find a community, and connect with others. We offer frequent gatherings, and get-togethers for families, kids, and new members. Plus join us outside of worship times for fun social activities, educational opportunities, and volunteer work.


We've been connecting people to God since 1832 and our goal is to inspire you! Become a part of our growing congregation in Salem, OH. Even if you can't be there in person, you can always join us virtually by watching our service online every Sunday at 10:30. You can also catch up on any past sermons you may have missed by clicking here.

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We know discovering a new church can be daunting, which is why we welcome everyone with open arms. Our loving community can't wait to meet you and your family. Here at FPC,

we pursue the Glory
of God through worship, ministry, giving and education.

You're invited to join us for worship every Sunday.

9:00 AM - Sunday School
for Youth and Adults (in Library)
10:00 AM - Fellowship Hour
(Coffee Time @ 10 a.m. in Fellowship Hall)
 10:30 AM - Worship
(Main Auditorium)


Ezekiel 37:1-14,  
John 15:26-27,
ACT 2:1-21 
“ The Spirit of Life ”
Rev. Dr. Frank Lewis 
Rev. Trina Lewis 
Carillon Ringers



May 18

 Pentecost Sunday 

@ 10:30 am

The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper

April 21

4th Sunday of Easter

@ 10:30 am 



April 28

5th Sunday of Easter

@ 10:30 am 

1 John 3:16-24;
John 10:11-18
 This Is Love
Mark Smith
Haviland Choir
Psalm 118:19-25;
Acts 8:26-40;
John 15:1-8
 A Place for Those Who Don’t Belong There”
Rev. Trina Lewis
Haviland Choir & Brass
of the
Matthew 6:25-33

25  “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?

26  Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?

27  And which of you by worrying can add a single hour to your span of life?

28  And why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin,

29  yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these.

30  But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?

31  Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’

32  For it is the gentiles who seek all these things, and indeed your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.

33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 

Music Sheets and a Cross



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Sunday Worship Bulletins:  cost is $15.00 a Sunday.

2024 Per Capita Apportionment - The Per Capita Apportionment is $32.50 for each Active Member, paid to General Assembly, Synod, and Presbytery. This funding is how we mutually share the costs of coming together to discern the Spirit’s leading for the future. It is how Presbyterians are trained to become better elders and ministers and how Presbyterians discern God’s call in their lives. The amount due for 2024 for FPC of Salem is based upon reported active membership at the end of the year 2022.

2024 Open Dates for Bulletins: Donors are needed for 2024. Standing Orders have been placed on the calendar.
Open dates are as follows, June 9, 16, July 7, 28, Aug 4, 11, 18, Sept 8, 15, 22, 29, Oct 6, 13, 27, Nov 3, 17, 24, Dec 1, 22. 

Cost is $15 a Sunday.

2024 Open Dates for Chancel Flowers: Chancel Flower Donors needed! Standing Orders are on the calendar. Open dates are as follows; May, 5 (1 vase), June, 9 (1 vase), July, 7 (1 vase), July, 14 (2 vases), Aug, 11 (1 vase), Sept, 1 (2 vases),
Sept, 8 (1 vase), Sept, 29 (1 vase), Oct, 13 (1 vase),  Nov, 3 (2 vases), Nov, 17 (2 vases), Dec, 1 (1 vase).  Cost is $10 a vase.  

Adult Sunday School - meets Sunday mornings @ 9:00 a.m. in the Library. It is led by Rev. Frank Lewis.

Calling All Used Cell Phones! - If you have a cell phone that you threw in a drawer somewhere, it’s time to dig it out. The Environmental Team is sponsoring a collection drive during the month of May to gather old cell phones for recycling. There will be a box at each entrance throughout the month. Just drop in the phone and the ET will do the rest. It doesn’t matter what condition the phone is in, or what kind of phone it is. Folks at the Verizon store say that if a phone can be refurbished, it can be given to a women’s shelter or military personnel. If it’s a wreck, no worries; it can be used for parts 

Big Item Recycling Opportunity - My friend Carl Hunt AKA “Carl the Scrap Guy” has volunteered to help FPC with our recycling efforts during the month of May. He can come to your house to collect any unwanted items that contain metal. Appliances, lawn mowers, lawn furniture (with metal), metal fencing, and more. Simply call Carl and say you are from the First Presbyterian Church and tell him what you would like him to pick up. His number is 234-320-2363. His offer is good for the month of May only. ~ Barb Yonker, Environmental Team

New Church School Class Possibility - Our Session’s Christian Education Committee is discussing the possibility of adding a Sunday morning church school class for Pre-K, Kindergarten, and First Graders. Rather than survey the whole congregation, we would appreciate your sharing names of your children, grandchildren, or possible other children who might be interested in such a class. This class would be a time of learning about Jesus by reading stories, singing songs, and participating in other activities as their first introduction to church and God’s love. Please put names or contact information in the offering plate or the Church Office mailbox as soon as possible. Thanks! ~ Judy Herron, Moderator of CE Committee

New Wilmington Mission Conference: July 19-24 - The 119th celebration of this conference will be held on the campus of Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA. This conference is for all ages and is the longest-running Christian Mission-focused event in the United States. The theme this year is “Make Peace – Build One Another Up”. Call Mark Smith or Judy Herron if interested in attending this year.


VOLUNTEERS for COFFEE HOUR - The past few years, members of Session Committees, Deacons, and Choir managed coffee hour duties for a month of Sundays. Recently, other church members expressed interest in helping with Coffee Hour. Starting soon, every third Sunday of the month will be open for new volunteers. If you'd like to lend a hand, please sign up on the Coffee Hour form. It will be in the Fellowship Hall, on a small table. Committee members will still be on hand each month to guide new volunteers until they feel confident with the "Coffee Hour Routine."  Thanks to everyone for your willingness to participate!

EGG CARTONS for SALEM COMMUNITY PANTRY – We are still in need of egg cartons. If you are interested in helping, please take the empty cartons to 794 East 3rd St. (corner of 3rd & Vine) and drop them in the collection box near the pantry door. 

Tai Chi Class - No Tai Chi after May 22 until September. 


Preschool Scholarship Fund - FPC has started an initiative to provide financial assistance to preschool aged children whose parents may need some monetary help in attending preschool fall 2024. A separate church fund has been established as a means for church members, community members as well as organizations to contribute to this fund to support this project. The fund is called “Preschool Scholarship Fund”. The Preschool Board is also discussing ways to support the funding through fundraisers, etc. If church members wish to help in this effort to assist parents who need some financial support to send their child to our preschool this fall, you may do so by contributing through your church contributions. Putting the words “Preschool Scholarship Fund” on your check would indicate that you are supporting this fund. Money in church envelopes could also be designated on the envelope with the words “Preschool Scholarship Fund”. The Preschool Board thanks you in advance for your consideration in supporting this important preschool scholarship initiative. 

LOGOS Middle School Group will meet on Sunday afternoons for the first 3 weeks of March with the Middle School youth of the Canfield Presbyterian Church. Our youth will carpool following church each Sunday. Activities include laser Tag, a Clue Mystery game at the Canfield church, and a Where’s Waldo (Pastor Larry) event for youth and parents at the mall. Questions? Contact Bill Penfold for details. 

Daytimers: Come join us on Wednesday, April 3 at 12 Noon for a covered dish luncheon in Fellowship Hall. The speaker will be Brad Stephens, talking about the Salem Public Library. One Great Hour of Sharing Offering to date is $2,554 towards our goal of $3,500.

5/22 is Community Day - We all know it takes a village to raise a child. Please consider being part of our village on May 22, as the preschool students and their families celebrate from 11 am – 12 pm that day, the families will be setting up “stores” for the children to visit as they ride from station to station. The extra help would be appreciated. 

HELP PLEASE! Salem Mobile Meals really needs drivers. If you can help in any way, please call 330-332-2160. Geoff Goll, President

Pentecost Offering: The birthday of the church, Pentecost, is so much more than a day of celebration

and an opportunity to dust off the red paraments to adorn the pulpit and communion table in our

worship spaces. It is also a chance to recommit to Christ’s continuing ministry, his hands and feet,

in a world that is so desperate for more justice, love and peace. We do this in so many ways, and

we do our level best to instill a heart for Christian action in youth and young adults. Envelope

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Order Geraniums for $5 (4" pot) on Sunday mornings or during week through Church Office.



The  Preschool  is  trying  to  get  information  out to  the  community
about opportunities for preschool classes for this year and for registration
for classes next school year. With the popularity of Facebook, it is felt that this
is a great way to spread the news about our program. So, if you are on Facebook, would you please become a friend of the Preschool then share the announcements and posts about the Preschool’s activities?  The  Preschool  is
so appreciative of the congregations’ continued support.

If you want more information, please
contact Administrator Jennifer Gillis via
email, phone or Facebook.

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PFC Phone


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Preschool Enrolling for 2023-24
The five day a week program combines the very best elements of a preschool from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., and childcare for
children 3- 5 years old from 12-4:30 p.m. The classes are small, and students receive individual attention. We work with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services to help families who are working or in school, pay for childcare. Our Early Childhood degreed teacher is experienced and dedicated to maintaining a positive, nurturing environment while promoting creativity, curiosity, and kindness. Call 330-332-8620 for more information or to enroll.
The First Presbyterian Preschool in Salem is opening their preschool / enrichment program to half day preschool services (morning only) for 3-5 yr olds to meet the needs of children and families.

First Presbyterian Preschool Hours:

DROP OFF - between 8AM - 9 AM

PRESCHOOL - 9 to 12 PM

Children will need to bring a morning snack with them. During these hours, children will experience literacy and math time, fine and gross motor skills, and social interaction with same age peers. Our lead teacher holds a degree in Early Childhood education and classroom staff has experience with children.

We now have two options for children and families.

Choose from a full day, 5 days a week or part time mornings only 5 days a week!

Please call 330-332-8620 for more information or to arrange a visit!
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