Reverends Frank and Trina Lewis

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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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 clicking here.


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.


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 welcome you to join us every Sunday for worship

1st Sunday of Advent
9:15 AM - Sunday School
10:00 AM - Fellowship Hour
(Coffee Time at 10 a.m. in Fellowship Hall)
 10:30 AM - Worship
Scriptures: Isaiah 2:1-5; Romans 13:11-14;
Matthew 24:36-44 
Sermon:  “Climbing the Highest Mountain”  
Liturgist: Mark Smith
Music: Haviland Choir and Brass & Timpani
2nd Sunday of Advent
9:15 AM - Sunday School
10:00 AM - Fellowship Hour
(Coffee Time at 10 a.m. in Fellowship Hall)
 10:30 AM - Worship
Scriptures: Isaiah 11:1-10;
Romans 15:4-13; Matthew 3:1-12
Sermon:  “Peace and Pitch-forks"
Liturgist: Mickey Buck
Music: Haviland Choir
Romans 13:11-14

11 And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. 12 The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. 13 Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy. 14 Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh.[



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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Your "change" can change lives

Dear Friends of Presbyterian Preschool,

We have some fundraisers that we hope you will like to support this year. We are having

our second Fall Flower Bulb Sale. We are selling Yellow Daffodils, Mt. Hood White Daffodils,

Red Devon (yellow with red center) narcissus, Red Tulips, and bags of surprise mixed bulbs. Each bag is $5.00 which goes directly to the Preschool. All bulbs have been given so that all profit can be used for the preschool. The bags will be ready this Wednesday at the Preschool, or you can pick them up on Sunday at Coffee Time. Prepare your places to plant. Spade approximately 8 inches deep and add some peatmoss and a little bone meal for best results. They always look better in clumps to me.  Once planted they grow for years undisturbed, or you can separate and spread them out every few years — they just keep blooming and growing. The Scouts have agreed to plant many along the front stone fence which will look amazing in the spring!  (We were given extra for this).

Another fundraiser will be a Spaghetti Dinner made by Frank Zamarelli. What a great way for the congregation and friends to come together after such a long time of dealing with Covid. Frank will bring his Italian expertise to make a really outstanding fun dinner for all. Watch the bulletin and the Messenger for date and time for this event. It will be the first all church meal in three years — Wow!

Our Preschool is off to a wonderful start this year with more children and fun for everyone. If you stop in during their day, you hear the happy and excited voices of our little people. It doesn’t get any better than this! Thank you for your support of this wonderful mission of our church. We are indeed blessed to have this great gift in our church for over 75 years. Thanks to all that have made it possible and continue to support our Presbyterian Preschool. Donations of Kleenex, Paper Towels, and Disinfectant Wipes are welcome for the Preschool.

Mo Hofmeister, Preschool Board Member



•   Fall Flower Bulb Sale   •

We are selling Yellow Daffodils, Mt. Hood White Daffodils, Red Devon (yellow w/red center) narcissus,
Red Tulips, and bags of surprise mixed bulbs for $5.00 a bag which goes directly to the Preschool.
Bags of bulbs are in Fellowship Hall.  

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Chicken Noodle Soup will be available for $5.00 a jar. Please return jars and lids. If you have a great soup recipe and are interested in heading up a soup team, please call the Church Office and get on the soup calendar! When “Soup to Go” was first begun, it was agreed that the price of the soup would be $5.00 and that the proceeds of the sales would go to local missions.  Our committee has chosen to keep the price of the soup at $5.00 but with the rise in cost of the ingredients, we will not have as much money to donate to the local missions. If at all possible, please consider adding a small donation when you purchase your soup today. Please return jars and lids.

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Soup  to Go

Advent Sunday School

Sunday, Nov. 13 & 20

Can you believe it!  Advent is almost here. We are doing something special this year to get ready for Christmas.  Sunday School will combine the youth and adult classes to share “Advent in Narnia.” It’s based on C. S. Lewis’ novel, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.  To kick it off, we will meet Sunday afternoon on November 13 and 20 from 3:30-5:00 to watch the movie version of the book and to share refreshments.  Sunday School will be at the usual time (9:15-10:00 a.m. Sunday morning).  All ages are invited to this adventure

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Colorful Cupcakes

Soup and Dessert Lunch

Sunday, Nov.  20th

Soup and Dessert Lunch – Fellowship Hall following Worship 
Anyone wishing to bring soup to share would be appreciated.  Sponsored by the Congregational Care Committee.

First Presbyterian Church of Salem