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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

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.



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


9:15 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)

February 25

 First Sunday of Lent 

Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16;
Romans 4:13-25;
Mark 8:31-38
“ Children of Abraham;
Disciples of Jesus Christ "
Lynn Zocolo
Haviland Choir
and  - 
Brass and Timpani

February 18

 First Sunday of Lent 

Genesis 9:8-17;
1 Peter 3:18-22;
Mark 1:9-15;
“ How God Acts”  
 Ruth Newman 
Haviland Choir

February 14

 Ash Wednesday 

 Service at 6:30 p.m. 

“ The Journey of 
 Dust and Ashes” 
of the
 Deuteronomy 18:15-20

TAt that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.


10  Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove.


11  And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”

12  At once the Spirit sent him out into the wilderness,

13 and he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and angels attended him.

14  After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God.

15 “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”

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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.

Music Sheets and a Cross


in  the


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 the year 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; February 25, March 3, 17, 24, April 28, June 9, 16, July 7, 28, August 4, 11, 18, September 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 27, November 3, 17, 24, December 1, 22. Cost is $15 a Sunday.

2024 Open Dates for Chancel Flowers: Chancel Flower Donors are needed! Standing Orders have been placed on the calendar. but open dates are as follows; March 10 (1vase), March 17 (2 vases), April 28 (1 vase), 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 at 9:15 a.m. in the Library. It is led by Rev. Frank Lewis.

The PEACE and GLOBAL WITNESS OFFERING enables the church to promote Christ by addressing systems of injustice in our own communities and across the world. We set a goal of $3,200 for this special offering, with a 25% share given to ‘Save 22’, a Veteran’s outreach agency. To date - $3,005 towards goal of $3,200.

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 – This past September, egg cartons were needed. So, if you are interested, 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 - Classes are Mon & Wed from 10-11:00 AM in Fellowship Hall, taught by Rev. Frank Lewis. They are free and open to everyone of all ages. Tai Chi is a low impact, low cardio form of movement. It requires no special clothing, shoes, or experience to get started. Please wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing and flat-heeled shoes (but NOT sandals). The movements are slow and gentle, promoting balance, stability, stress reduction, mental focus, flexibility, inner strength, and overall wellness.

Kitchen Announcements - Your response to our request to bring in jar lids to be used for Soup to Go has been amazing! We now have plenty of them. You can stop saving them for us now. We will let you know when we need more. AND We are missing one of our very good soup pots. It is a WINCO 20-quart sized pot. If by chance it has been borrowed from the kitchen, we would appreciate it being returned. 

2024 Calendars: compliments of Stark Memorial Funeral Home, are at Sanctuary entrances if still available.

Coming Soon: 2024 Directory: – To update our membership directory (no pictures) and to enhance communications, please let the Church Office know if you no longer have a landline phone and are using a cell phone.

2024 Offering Envelopes: are available in the Fellowship Hall. If you do not have envelopes, but would like a box, please call the Church Office.

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

 A big “Thank You” to the Moravian Star team of Lois Dunn, Barb Fennema, Chery McDevitt, and Barbara Yonker who have mastered the skill of folding and making these beautiful stars that for the third year, were shared with our congregation. To add the finishing touches, a group of us met to add ribbons, dip the stars in wax, and sprinkle them with glitter. Thanks to Sandy Quinn, Sandy Herman, Cheryl McDevitt, Barbara Yonker, and Grace Seefeldt for helping with this. In all, we were able to make 125 beautiful Moravian Stars this Christmas to share with our church family as a reminder of Jesus, the Light of the World.


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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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