Worship is currently only through YouTube at 10 a.m. on Sunday which will also be posted directly afterward on our Sermons page. Normally, we worship on Sundays at 8:45 a.m. (MICAH) and 11: 15 a.m. (Historic Sanctuary)

You are welcome here!

Whoever you are and wherever you are in your faith journey, you are loved by God and welcomed here. We are an active church and offer a variety of ways to connect within the church and to serve the needs of the greater community.

We welcome all into our church and into a walk with Jesus Christ, regardless of race, gender, marital status, nation of origin, physical or mental ability, sexual orientation, economic status, or any other label placed upon people. If there are any event changes due to inclement weather, they will be listed below.

Upcoming Events!

Live Midweek Devotional

Join Pastor John and Rev. Jeff next Wednesday evening, June 9th at 7 p.m. for our Open Door Churches midweek devotional. We’ll meet in the North Tree Grove at Morningside UMC to enjoy their special message through word and song.Bring a lawn chair and masked singing along is welcome. Come and enjoy this opportunity for in-person worship, see old friends, put actual faces to the new friends you’ve made during our online worship service this past year and make some new friends!

Summer Camp

Sign up for summer camp today! Go to www.gocamping.org to see what camps will be offered this summer. Remember any youth needing financial help to go to camp can apply through the youth council. Ask Jeff for more information.

Night Without a Bed

#NightWithoutABed is a social media challenge that raises awareness for families experiencing homelessness. On Saturday, June 26, 2021, join the Family Promise Network and our supporters to sleep one night without your own bed.
Salem First Methodist Church Banner

Our sanctuary on the corner of Church St. and State St. is on the National Register of Historic Places. To read about our history and the beginnings of Methodism in Salem, click here.

Sunday Worship

Join us on Sundays at 10 a.m. via YouTube (You must have a YouTube account to comment but you can watch without an account.)

June 20th at 10 a.m. (Music and announcements starts at 9:45 p.m. to give everyone time to gather.)

Celebrating a diversity of views!

At First United Methodist we have a great diversity of views on social, theological, and political issues and we celebrate this fact. Such diversity draws many to our fellowship and truly makes this church a gracious place. Here is a church where there is room to think and to question, to affirm faith and to listen to others, at times to argue and disagree, but always to appreciate the richness and wonderful complexity of God’s creation, especially as it is revealed in the variety of people and opinions in our congregation.

This doesn’t mean there is nothing that binds us together. Quite the contrary is true. We are a community of people who are working out our faith together and we draw on Holy Scripture, Church tradition, Christian experience, and inspired reason as our sources of authority. We are joined by our United Methodist heritage and are being shaped by our common desire to walk as disciples of Jesus Christ. There is a diversity in our church which gives space for personal faith development and encourages actions of social justice and love.

Feeding the hungers in our community


Join us for worship! Worship at First United Methodist Church of Salem is expressed through praise, prayer, song, and connection with each other! We humbly bring ourselves to God’s table.


Caring for the people in our community, we love to serve others through community service, ministry projects, and our partnership with Family Promise.


We offer a wide variety if educational opportunities for all ages. These classes are designed to inspire, challenge, and encourage participants in their faith and life.


First United Methodist Church is active both in our building and in the Salem community. We provide ministries in the multiple areas for a variety of ages including children, youth, and adults.

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