Session strongly recommends everyone wear a mask in the church regardless of their vaccination status. We hope you will continue to consider your own safety and the safety of others.


Even if some continue to distance physically, know we are together spiritually!

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!

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Our church is more than Sunday prayers. There’s a lot happening with our community throughout the week. We hold frequent gatherings, events, and get togethers for families, kids and new members. We encourage our church family to get together outside of worship times. offers a range of social, learning and volunteer events.


We have been connecting people to the heart of 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 

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There’s a lot going on in our busy church and we know it can be tricky to navigate the first time you come here. Feel free to get in touch to find out more and to discover how to make the most of your initial visit for you and your family. We can’t wait to meet you. At First Presbyterian Church of Salem, we pursue the Glory of God through worship, ministry, giving and education.



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.


     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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Sunday's calendar

Sunday's calendar

    –  MAY 15  –   
Fifth Sunday of Easter
The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
9:15 AM - Sunday School
10:00 AM - Fellowship Hour
(Coffee Time at 10 a.m. in Fellowship Hall)
 10:30 AM - Worship
Scriptures: Psalm 100, 
Luke 15:11-32, Luke 18:9

Sermon: Rev. James R. Mohr II
“The Prodigal Son…Which One Are You?
Liturgist: Sue Skiba
Music: Haviland Choir
    –  May 22  –   
Sixth Sunday of Easter
(and Mother's Day)
9:15 AM - Sunday School
10:00 AM - Fellowship Hour
(Coffee Time at 10 a.m. in Fellowship Hall)
 10:30 AM - Worship
Scriptures: Acts 16:9-15,
Psalm 67, Revelation 21:10 22-22:5,
John 14:23-29
Sermon: Rev. Frank Lewis
“Beginning with Eve”
Music: Haviland Choir
       Psalm 100:      


of the

01 Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.
02 Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.

03 Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

04 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

05 For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.


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Friday after Passover

It is the Friday after Passover. JESUS IS DEAD! The vision of a better life and relationship with God has been taken away. Hope is lost. The Apostles are in disarray and disbelief. But GOD WAS NOT FINISHED!


Jesus was raised from the dead and the gates of Hell were destroyed. Jesus appeared to His disciples and gave a new vision and instructions for the future church. Jesus was the Christ, the Messiah for each of us. And the Church exploded on Pentecost—fearless, with a vision for a new world. The Church was reborn—strong and vibrant. Our church year doesn’t begin with Christmas, it begins on Pentecost! This is where we must focus our vision and restore our faith. This is where we are called to go into the world as His servants. We are called to Love our Neighbor as God Loves Each of Us!


Change has been coming to the Church for years. If we have been listening and feeling God working in our world, we realize it is a time of rebirth for His Church. Change can be frightening but it can also be invigorating. Imagine if you could change the world for the better—the apostles believed they could change the world—and they did. What are we but His apostles today? We can and should change the world for the better. We are called to do this! Pentecost is coming—soon—are you ready?


We must be open to change! We must see the new vision for God’s people and His church. We cannot rest on the past but must adapt to the future and God’s purpose. Christ was sent to bring us back to God and establish a new covenant. He is calling us again to His Kingdom on Earth and in Heaven. Pentecost is here! Go proclaim the Good News!!!


Mo Hofmeister, a fellow seeker like you!

Ruling Elder Mo Hofmeister

Moderator of Mission Interpretation and Stewardship