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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.

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)


2 Kings 4:42-44
Ephesians 3: 14-21
Pastor Nick Koretski
“Amazing Power”
 Lynn Zocolo
 Haviland Choir 



July 21

 9th Sunday after Pentecost 

@ 10:30 am



July 14

 8th Sunday after Pentecost 

7th Sunday after Pentecost 

@ 10:30 am 

@ 10:30 am 

July 7

Amos 7:7-15
Ephesians 1:3-14
Mark 6:14-29
“The Very Bad,
the Very Good
and the Very Ugly”
 Rev. Trina Lewis 
 Haviland Choir 
Ezekiel 2:1-5
2 Corinthians 12:2-10
Mark 6:1-13
Pastor Nick Koretski
“Hearing Test”​
 Geoff Goll
 Haviland Choir 
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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.

of the
Ezekiel 17:22-24

22  “This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I myself will take a shoot from the very top of a cedar and plant it; I will break off a tender sprig from its topmost shoots and plant it on a high and lofty mountain.


23  On the mountain heights of Israel I will plant it; it will produce branches and bear fruit and become a splendid cedar. Birds of every kind will nest in it; they will find shelter in the shade of its branches.


24 All the trees of the forest will know that I the Lord bring down the tall tree and make the low tree grow tall. I dry up the green tree and make the dry tree flourish.

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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;  July 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;  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

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 still 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. 

HELP PLEASE! Salem Mobile Meals really needs drivers. If you can help in any way, 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 the youth. Envelope was in newsletter.

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FPC of Salem Invites You and Your Family to join us again this year, July 10, 17, 24, 31, and August 7, 6-8 p.m. for food, fun, and fellowship at our Church’s Big Back Yard! We’ll have picnic food, music, games to play, and a weekly program to enjoy. If it rains, we will move our event inside to our Fellowship Hall. All are welcome!


Big Back Yard



   of Salem


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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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  isso 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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Beverely I. Price, R. N. (retired)



Beverely Shaffer Inge Price was born on January 14, 1929 in New Brighton, Pennsylvania, the youngest of three sisters; The daughter of Herbert Ernest Shaffer and Amy (Caldwell) Shaffer of New Brighton. She died peacefully at Salem Regional Hospital on Saturday, July 20, 2024 following a brief illness. Beverely graduated from New Brighton High School in 1947 and attended Lake Erie College for Women in Painesville, Ohio. She graduated from The Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing and earned her R.N. in 1952.


Married to Richard L. Inge in 1952, Dick, a member of the U.S. Army, was sent to the Panama Canal Zone and Beverely followed. While there, she worked at the Gorges Hospital under famous heart surgeon, Dr. Dudley White. Returning to Pittsburgh following the Korean Armistice, she and Dick lived in Pleasant Hills, Pennsylvania where she was a Deacon at Pleasant Hills Presbyterian Church, a member of the Pleasant Hills Women’s Club and an active Nurse for the Syria Shrine of Pittsburgh. She taught Intensive Care Nursing and was Assistant Director of Nursing at West Penn Hospital. She and Dick moved to Beaver, PA in 1972 following her husband’s purchase of Dowdell’s Flower Shop. Beverely found employment at The Beaver Medical Center as a Nurse and was named “Nurse of the Year” in 1985. All told, she was an active R.N. for over 50 years.

Following the death of her husband in 1994, she married Ronald J. Price of Beaver, PA in 2004. While living in Beaver, she was a Deacon at Park Presbyterian Church. After retirement in 2004 from the Medical Center, she and Ron moved to Delray Beach, Florida where both became active in the Delray Beach Presbyterian Church, and, where she again served as a Deacon and was involved in various non-profits and local politics. In 2013, she and Ron moved to the Copeland Oaks Retirement Village in Sebring, Ohio.


Her two older sisters, Maneeta Shaffer Heckathorne of Midland, TX and Marilyn Shaffer Duncan Smith of Dallas, Texas preceded her in death. Bev leaves five children, Amy Inge (Mick) Giglio of Hilton Head, SC, Richard (Marianne McStay)

Inge and Greg Inge of Beaver, PA, Penny Price (Bill) Gourley of Waynesville, OH, Debbie Price of Pompano Beach, FL, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.


Visitation will be Tuesday, July 23rd at The First Presbyterian Church, 436 East Second Street, Salem, Ohio 44460 10:00 am until noon in Fellowship Hall. Service will be held in the sanctuary followed by a reception in Fellowship Hall. Burial will be in the Beaver Cemetery, Beaver, PA. Stark Memorial Funeral Home, Salem, Ohio is responsible for the arrangements. The family asks that memorials be in the form of donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-9929; ASPCA Gift Processing Center. P.O. Box 96929, Washington, D.C. 20090-6929; or to The Shriners Children Hospital.



RJP / 7-20-2024

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