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 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.

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. 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.

INTERIM PASTOR
Pastor David Houdeschell
dhdschll@gmail.com

HEART OF FPC

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.

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.
Sat

7

AUG.
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

8

AUG.

Family Event VBS
Both kids and adults admire legendary sports figures who dominate the game.

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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 entrances, or call Kim Double or the Church Office to register.

Sebo Stadium:
East Pershing St,
Salem, OH
Sat

7

AUG.
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
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.