Becoming a Reconciling Congregation

First United Methodist Church of Salem (FUMC) is a congregation who believes God’s love and grace extends to all.  We welcome everyone into our church family!

In order to more fully welcome all, a group of members has been exploring the process of becoming a “reconciling congregation” by joining the Reconciling Ministries Network. The Reconciling Ministries Network’s mission is:

“Living into our shared baptismal covenant, Reconciling Ministries Network equips and mobilizes United Methodists to resist evil, injustice, and oppression as we seek justice for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.”Please check here for updates as we move forward and grow together on this journey.

We’ll be posting updates here on a regular basis letting you know the steps we’re taking and how we’re growing together on this journey.

For questions, please contact us or speak with Laura Metzger or Diana Dickey.  Thank you!

Update #1 – April 2018

Building an Inclusive Church

FUMC hosted a training session on March 24th called “Building an Inclusive Church” for area Methodist churches that was very well received. The Welcoming Committee is also distributing an assessment survey to a sample of church attendees regarding how welcoming we are perceived to be.  We plan to update FUMC members periodically throughout this process.