Wouldn't it be great if there were a church...


...that truly welcomes all people regardless of religious background, age, race or sexual orientation?

...that is grounded in a long and amazing history yet

 embraces current forms of inspiration and the cultivation of soul?


...that refuses to concede the Bible to mean-spirited and literal-minded interpretations and instead holds up the clarion calls for compassion and justice we hear in the scriptures?

...that encourages people to bring their whole selves to a service on Sundays and not simply check their brains at the door?

...with a long history of working for social change that actually speaks to the major issues of the day?

Well, there is a church like this, and we invite you to come check out our services and programs.


Welcome to the First Church in Salem!

Universally Accessible and Universally Welcoming! 

The First Church in Salem, Unitarian is one of the oldest continuing Protestant churches in North America and the first to be governed by congregational polity, a central feature of Unitarian Universalism.

We are proud of our history and excited by our present.

The First Church in Salem is recognized by the UUA as a Welcoming Congregation!

First Church
Sunday Services 10:30am
Childcare is provided.

Our building is recently renovated and universally accessible
(with a full elevator).

We are a Welcoming Congregation!

Rev. Jeffrey Barz-Snell

Services and


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Upcoming Services



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First Church is excited to announce that we are now offering automated electronic giving!

Automated electronic giving pulls monthly offerings directly from individual deposit accounts and transfers it directly into the First Church account.

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Lifebridge Dinner Team

Meeting House Flowers

Fellowship Coffee Hour

October 12
9:00am Stewardship
10:30am Service
11:30am Blessing of the Animals
12:30pm Family Promise Training  

October 14
12pm Lunch with the Pastor  

October 15
6:30pm RE Decorate Willson Hall  

October 17
6pm Halloween Family Fun Night  

October 18 Family Promise Fundraiser Walk  
October 19
10:30am Diwali Service
7pm Youth Group  

October 21
7:15pm Standing Committee
October 25
4:45pm Lifebridge Dinner Team
October 26
10:30am All Hallow's Eve Service

November 2
10:30am Service
12:30pm Family Promise Training

November 9
9:00am Stewardship
10:30am Service

November 11
12pm Lunch with the Pastor

November 16
8:30am Pancake Breakfast



Social Justice Committee

The new Social Justice Committee wants to hear your voice. What causes are you passionate about? What change do you want to make in the world? Take a moment to fill out this survey so the Social Justice Committee can learn what causes our congregation is passionate about. Click here for survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DQFSPS5) .

Take a look at our Facebook Page:

First Church Social Justice Facebook Page 



The First Church is a member society of the
Unitarian Universalist Association.