First Presbyterian Church of Salem
436 E 2nd St • Salem, OH 44460

   of Salem


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


Pastor David Houdeschell

At the Heart of Everything We Do
At YOUR BUSINESS NAME, 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. At the heart of everything we do is the understanding that we must love God with all our heart, with all our soul, and with all our mind, and to treat our neighbors as we wish to be treated ourselves.



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As we distance ourselves physically, 

know we are together spiritually!

• ZOOM Prayer Meeting

FPC Salem is continuing our Zoom prayer meetings. They will take place every Wed. at 7:00 p.m.

• RUN-WALK Devotional 

Enjoy an exciting new way to add

a bit of exercise and devotion together! Join together on Sunday's @ 8:30 am in the church parking lot as we walk and look for new ways God may reveal himself around us.

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First Presbyterian Church

of Salem

436 East 2nd Street

Salem, OH 44460-2816


PASTER David Houdeschell




Note: the pastor's and other church offices are not accessible to anyone.

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Easter Sunday

8:30 In-Person Worship

10:30 In-Person Worship


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Sunday, April 11 @5:30 p.m.

Call Church Office to
reserve Zoom Invitation

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Collection of Lids and

Plastic Bottle Caps

The Environmental Team is collecting lids / bottle caps to make a bench. We need 100 lbs.+

$207 to make a small bench.

(Ring doorbell at north entrance and empty them into the container. (Clean caps, please.)


in Zimbabwe

The Mission Team and Session have decided to fund a "Well in Zimbabwe". Zimbabwe is a country in Southern Africa which has been plagued with war, corruption, and draught.  From the ashes of despair, the church is rising to meet the needs of the communities. The well would provide water to one of these communities - a new Presbyterian congregation with 64 new members and growing.  The well would be on a Presbyterian farm on the outskirts of Bulayawo, Zimbabwe.

PLEASE, help to bring the Water to Life, to Baptize this new community into Christ's love.  We can be like John the Baptist, baptizing with water

- so that Christ can bring his love to this community!


Please make checks payable to First Presbyterian Church and designate

your extra giving to "The Well for Zimbabwe" for this special project. 


Donations can also be made using PayPal on the church's

website, by Kirk Hofmeister

The new congregation has a minister, Paul Neshangwe, appointed by the church January 1, 2021.  We heard his wife, Lydia, speak here at First Presbyterian Church two years ago.  There was something very alive about how she explained Christ's Mission in her country.  She told of the seven-year drought they were in, about the despair of a country torn by war, greed, and corruption - but she also told how God's plan of reconciliation was healing her country.  Their economic resources don't exist - but they believe God will provide!


Paul and Lydia live on the Presbyterian farm in a dirt floor house among the people they serve.  There is no running water for their community.  The well we would provide would be water for all - life for all.  It costs $11,300.00 for a wet well guarantee which provides the drilling of the well, the pump, solar power to run it, piping, taps - everything to make the well functional and able to keep it working!  Their congregation members will be trained in maintaining the well and be able to help with new wells.


I have often felt that we need to know and see where our mission dollars are going.  When we see and know - we are more likely to give and give more.  As soon as we reach our goal, the well can be drilled and a whole community can have safe water!