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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 -
live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube


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.

Vacation Bible School  -  July 15-19, 2024

Our theme this year is “Camp Firelight,” a summer camp adventure with God.

VBS runs from 9:00 a.m. to noon and is open to children ages 4 through 5th grade.

Online registration is now open.

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.

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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.

United Methodists promise to faithfully participate in the church’s ministries through our prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness. Please consider giving so that others might be blessed by the life and work of First United Methodist Church now and in the future. There are multiple ways that you can gift the church:   

  • Outright gifts - property, stocks, bonds​   

  • Retirement funds - IRA distribution, Life insurance beneficiary   

  • Charitable bequests

If you would like to read more about ways you can provide funding for the future of First United Methodist Church, please download our brochure.

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