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

Services and Announcements

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Sun, April 19
9:00am Choir Rehearsal
10:30am Earth Day Service
11:45am New Member Orientation

Wed, April 22
Earth Day

Sun, April 26
10:30am Service

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
Fellowship hosted by the Gentlemen of the First Church
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


New Member Orientation
There will be a New Member Orientation on Sunday, April 19. All those interested in First Church membership are encouraged to attend. Members will be voted in and welcomed at the  Annual Meeting on May 3. If you have questions, please see Rev. Jeff Barz-Snell.

Walk for HAWC
Sunday, April 26
The Annual Walk/Run for HAWC will take place on Sunday, April 26, starting at noon (registration at 9) on the Salem Common. To donate to the UUWannaWalk Team click here! To sign up to walk contact Ben Waxman.

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.