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Reverends Frank and Trina Lewis

At FPC Salem, we understand wearing a mask is a personal preference. We encourage everyone to be respectful of each other and their decision regarding them. Thank you for making everyone feel comfortable and respected in our church!

Even if you 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!


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.

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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.


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 Worship Bulletins: Open dates are September 3, 17, October 1, 8, 22, 29, November 5, 19, 26, and December 3, 24. The cost is $15.00 a Sunday.


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Sunday Chancel Flowers: Open dates are September 3, 10, October 1, 29, November 5, 19, and December 3. The cost is $10.00 for a vase.


Adult Sunday School class is meeting on Sunday mornings at 9:15 a.m. in the Library led by Rev. Frank Lewis.


New Member Class will be held on Sundays, September 10 and 17 at 9:15 a.m. in the Library. Call the Church Office if you are interested in learning more about what it means to unite with First Presbyterian Church. 

The First Presbyterian PRESCHOOL IS IN NEED OF SUPPLIES for the beginning of school: Paper Towels, Clorox Wipes, Hand Sanitizer, Facial Tissues, Play Dough, Fruit and Vegetable Cups, Granola and Cereal Bars. The Preschool will appreciate it very much if anyone can donate any of these items.

DAYTIMERS will meet on Wednesday, September 6 at 12 Noon in Fellowship Hall. Please bring 1 flower (please, only 1) from your garden or yard, and a covered dish to share. In addition to the 1 flower, please bring your Sunflower – stem and all – to see who has grown the tallest or biggest Sunflower from the seeds handed out on Earth Sunday in the spring. The program will be presented by the Salem Community Pantry. All are welcome! Gatherings are held on the 1st Wednesday of the month.

Denise’s Big Back Yard


Denise’s Big Backyard has come to an end for this year. Jan and I would like to take this time to thank all of the volunteers who donated food, helped serve, and along with all of the other duties, to make it successful. We would also like to thank Ryan, the scout leaders, parents, and especially the scouts for their contributions to help make this event such a joyous occasion this year. This year we were only able to have four Wednesdays for the community, however, a total of more than 210 participants attended. Once again, thank you to everyone who helped and attended, and let’s start thinking about next year and even more ideas to make Denises Big Backyard even bigger and better as an outreach project from the church to our community.
~ Ray & Ja
n Cox

                     Café Justo’s great Organic Coffee we serve every Sunday during Coffee Hour is now for sale!!                               Cost is $12 for a one pound bag of Regular, Decaf, or Whole Bean coffee. Cooperative members 

          own the entire business from the growing through the roasting, and the coffee is famous for its smooth

      taste and low acidity. It is Organic certified and has a Fair Trade Plus Certification.

     Call the Church Office if you would like to purchase any coffee.

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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 in order 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.

Tai Chi Practice Outdoors

A quick note about the soup jars... We thank everyone for making sure we are always "stocked" 

                 up, but we currently have an abundance of jars. We appreciate everyone pitching in to

                 keep a full supply on hand, but we don't need any more at this time. However, we are

                  still in need plastic or metal that fit quart sized   Mason jars. Those are always helpful

                 and keep us from purchasing them.


We welcome you to join us for worship

–  Sept. 10th  
15th Sunday after Pentecost
The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
9:15 AM - Sunday School
for Youth & Adults
10:00 AM - Fellowship Hour
(Coffee Time @ 10 a.m. in Fellowship Hall)
 10:30 AM - Worship
Scriptures: Ezekiel 33:7-11,
Romans 13:8-14, Matthew 18:15-20
Sermon: “The Court Where Jesus is Judge”
Liturgist: : Rev. Trina Lewis
Music: Haviland Choir
–  Sept 17th  
16th Sunday after PentecostChurch
School Brunch & Discussion at
9 a.m.
9:15 AM - Sunday School
for Youth & Adults
10:00 AM - Fellowship Hour
(Coffee Time @ 10 a.m. in Fellowship Hall)
 10:30 AM - Worship
Scriptures: Genesis 50:15-21,
Romans 14:1-12, Matthew 18:21-35
Sermon: “Measures of Grace”
Liturgist: : Tegan Jackson
Music: Haviland Choir
Genesis 50:15-21

15 When Joseph’s brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, “What if Joseph holds a grudge against us and pays us back for all the wrongs we did to him?” 16  So they sent word to Joseph, saying, “Your father left these instructions before he died:  17‘This is what you are to say to Joseph: I ask you to forgive your brothers the sins and the wrongs they committed in treating you so badly.’ Now please forgive the sins of the servants of the God of your father.” When their message came to him, Joseph wept.  18 His brothers then came and threw themselves down before him. “We are your slaves,” they said.  19But Joseph said to them, “Don’t be afraid. Am I in the place of God?  20 You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.  21 So then, don’t be afraid. I will provide for you and your children.” And he reassured them and spoke kindly to them.

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