Session asks everyone to use  discretion regarding masks and social distancing. If you are unvaccinated for any reason, please consider your own safety plus the safety of others and wear a mask.

WELCOMING YOU HOME

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.

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ABOUT OUR FAITH

We have been connecting people to the heart of God since 1832. Our goal is to inspire you through the holiness of our dwelling and prayer services. Become a part of our growing congregation in Salem.

OUR MINISTRY

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.

INTERIM PASTOR
Pastor David Houdeschell
dhdschll@gmail.com

THE HEART OF FPC

At First Presbyterian Church of Salem, we pursue the Glory of God through worship, ministry, giving and education. We strive to connect with Jesus Christ and to each other, in order to magnify His name.

Help Those In Need

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“Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord,
and he will repay him for his deed.” 

[Proverbs 19:17]

The Pastor Nominating Committee has completed a draft of the Ministry Information Form (MIF) for Session review at its regular meeting on Thursday, April 15. The MIF is a collaborative effort with the PNC and Session to provide potential candidates for pastor with a clear view of the church’s sense of mission, its strengths and weakness, its resources and needs, as well as the gifts a new pastor should bring to her/his ministry.

Once the MIF is reviewed, revised, and approved by the Session, it is ready to go to the Committee on Ministry of Eastminster for its review and approval. The Ministry Information Form is an extremely important document. Once the MIF is sent to the General Assembly, it becomes visible to ministers and seminary graduates, providing a first impression for those who are searching for a new opportunity for ministry.

 
Please pray for our Pastor Nominating Committee to search judiciously for our new pastor by discerning the will of God.
 
Members of the Pastor Nominating Committee: Brenda Bradley, Ken Double, Paul Fennema, Kirk Hofmeister, Ruth Newman, Gloria Shafer, and Sue Skiba. Dan Schomer, Moderator of Session

IN THE NEWS

ASAP
JULY
First Pres. Church
ANNOUNCEMENT
The First Presbyterian Preschool
of Salem is currently looking to immediately hire an Administrator and Lead Teacher.

 
Applications for both positions are NOW AVAILABLE on the First Presbyterian Church’s website, www.fpcsalem.org.
436 East 2nd St
Salem, OH
44460-2816
 Position descriptions are located on the PRESCHOOL JOBS tab. For more information, please call 330-337-9555.

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Beaver Creek Church Camp
Duke Vodrey Rd
East Liverpool, OH 43920
Family Camp / July 1-4: Cost is $300 per family, Elementary Camp, July 11-16: Cost is $190,
Middler Camp, July 18-23: Cost is $190, Family Camp, July 30-August 1: Cost is $300 per family.
Alumni Day, August 1: All former campers/counsellors are welcomed.
Wed
JULY

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Denise’s Big Backyard
Troop 3 Scouts
6:00 p.m.
 
436 East 2nd St
Salem, OH
44460-2816
Sat
AUG.

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“Glad to Be Back”
Covered Dish Picnic
4:00 p.m. in the Church Yard
(or Fellowship Hall in case of rain)
436 East 2nd St
Salem, OH
44460-2816
Sun

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Family Event VBS
Both kids and adults admire legendary sports figures who dominate the game. We tend to forget that some-times those players face hard decisions and struggle themselves. At Mega Sports Camp, you will see how Jesus is the most legendary of all. He wants us on his team.
4:00-7:00 p.m.
Registration Forms and flyers are at Sanctuary entranc-es, or call Kim Double or the Church Office to register.
Sebo Stadium:
East Pershing St,
Salem, OH

 
SUNDAY SERVICES
July 25 — 9th Sunday after Pentecost
9:15 AM - Sunday School
10:00 AM - Fellowship Hour
(Coffee Time at 10 a.m. in Fellowship Hall)
 10:30 AM – Worship

 FPC
VERSE

of the
Week

Matthew 7:7-8

7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find;
  knock and the door will be opened to you. 
 

8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks
  finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.