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

Unitarian Universalist Association 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

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Sun, May 3
10:30am Service
Annual Meeting of the First Church 

 

Sun, May 10: Mother's Day Sunday
9:00am Second Sunday Yoga
10:30am Service
 
Sun, May 17
9am Choir Rehearsal
10:30am Flower Communion Service

 

Sun, May 24
10:30am Memorial Day Service

 

Sun, May 31
10:30am Service
12pm Annual Church Picnic

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Family Movie Night
Friday, May 1 - 6pm
Join the Social Justice and Religious Education Committees for a special family movie evening of movies and crafts and games.  We will be screening the charming movie Wall.E and offering recycling related games and crafts. Wall.E is rated G and Suitable for all ages. Snacks will be served. Come join us for a fun evening. 

Annual Meeting of the First Church:
Sunday, May 3
No Bishops, Presbyteries, Councils or Popes.
All we have is each other. 
We sometimes take for granted that all power and authority is vested here in our local church.  The 386th Annual Meeting of the First Church in Salem will be held on Sunday, May 3 immediately following an abbreviated service.  Join us for a celebration of our way of being religious, as we listen to reports, welcome new members, elect officers and consider our vision and goals for the coming year.  Come see an almost 400 year old democratically governed church in action.

First Church Yard Sale
Saturday, May 16 8am-2pm
While the church will have many items for sale, we are counting on individuals bringing items from their homes to the sale, as well. The follow items will be accepted:
  • Furniture
  • Books
  • Tools
  • Power Tools
  • Electronics in working order
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Crockery
  • Silverware
Please contact Peter Eschauzier for more information: pgeschauzier@me.com

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