Please bear with us






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.

Check messenger for full details...


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!