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Welcome to First United Methodist Church

Seek Relationship with God

Grow in Faith

Serve God Through Care for Others

125 W. Main Street
Salem, Virginia 24153


Founded in 1803

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Sunday Worship

Contemporary Worship Service
8:45 a.m.
Featuring our Genesis Praise Band - also live-streamed on Facebook
Traditional Worship Service
11:00 a.m
Music by pipe organ, piano, and Sanctuary Choir
Our children's choirs and handbell choirs also schedule music for both services.

First United Methodist Church is a community of children, youth, and adults seeking to proclaim the Gospel through telling the story of God’s love; inviting people to make personal commitments to Jesus Christ; incorporating persons into the Body of Christ; and reaching out to the community and to the world through love, assistance and Christian example.

Events in Our Congregation

  • September 24 - Celebrating our 220th anniversary. Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson will visit and preach

  • October 1 - Blessing of the Animals at 5:00 p.m.

  • October 28 - Fall Festival at 5:00 p.m.

  • November 11 - All Saints Sunday

  • November 12 - Consecration Sunday

Image by Sixteen Miles Out

Support Our Church

Your contributions support the ministries of our local congregation and those of the larger body of the United Methodist Church.

Daily Devotion from the Upper Room

New every morning is your love, great God of light, and all day long you are working for good in the world. Read today's devotion.

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