Next Steps is for new guests, attenders and long time church goers. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions about faith or about the church, find community, and learn ways to make a difference around you. No matter your background or circumstances in life, you are welcome here. Discover how you can get connected and take your next steps in your journey.
Join us at one of our upcoming Next Steps events. You'll have an opportunity to ask questions you have about faith or about the church, find community, and learn ways to make a difference around you. No matter where you are in your journey there is a Next Step for you. Join us and learn more.
Online (via Zoom): 1st Tuesday of the month, 7:00 pm // August 1, September 5, October 3, November 7
In-Person (Mid-County, 12:30 pm): August 27, October 22
In-Person (South-City, 12:30 pm): September 24
Join Us For Worship
9:30 am | Modern Mid-County
Mid-County Modern Worship
Sundays, 9:30 am
In-Person & Online
Casual worship featuring upbeat music lead by a modern band, engaging teaching, and a casual atmosphere. Grab some coffee and a doughnut and worship freely. Children are welcome in worship or in Kids Connect.
11:00 am | Traditional Mid-County
Mid-County Traditional Worship
Sundays, 11:00 am
In-Person & Online
Traditional service featuring the Chancel Choir, organ, and Salem Chamber Orchestra, engaging teaching, hymns, and guest musicians. Children are welcome in worship or in Kids Connect.
11:00 am | Blended South-City
South-City Blended Worship
Sundays, 11:00 am
In-Person & Online
Casual worship featuring a blend of contemporary and traditional music, Holy Communion, and engaging teaching. Grab some coffee and a doughnut and worship freely. Children are welcome in worship or Kids Connect.
How Can We Pray For You?
Do you need prayer? Share your prayer request with us so we may pray with and for you. The information you provide will be shared with a member of this team so they can pray for your joys and concerns.
Join A Group
Salem is a place to explore and grow in your faith, make a difference in the community, and connect with others.
Together we will strive to find ways to bring your children along with you on the life-long journey of growing in Christian faith. At Salem, we have children’s ministry opportunities for ages: Nursery (infants – four years old) and Kids Connect (Kindergarten through 5th grade).
Students (6-12th grade) enjoy fun, fellowship, and learning during our bi-weekly groups on Tuesdays. All youth are invited to join us.
We love our city and want to make a difference in the lives of others.Through partner ships with several local agencies in the St. Louis area we strive to make an impact in our community by focusing on nutrition and literacy programs. We can’t wait to serve with you!
We want you to come just as you are. We are here for you, no matter how you’re dressed. So wear whatever you like because there is no dress code. Some dress up a little more for our traditional services, especially on holidays, but feel free to wear whatever makes you comfortable.
You should expect to be warmly greeted and to feel right at home on your first visit. Friendly people will be ready to greet you and help you find your way. Each service varies in worship style and personality and music styles range from traditional to modern. The worship service is easy to follow, the music is uplifting, and the message engaging.
Children are welcome to worship with you or they can go to Kids Connect, our children’s ministry. For younger children, we provide nursery care during all worship services.
Stop by the Kids Connect Check-In desk before worship to receive a security tag for your child(ren). To save time before your first visit please check out the Children’s Ministry page. Your child’s safety is important us. To help us keep children safe please be sure to stop by the Kids Connect Check-In desk if your child(ren) will be participating in Children’s Ministry.
If you are considering membership at Salem, we invite you to set up a time to meet with one of our pastors. You’ll learn more about the church, get to know us and discover the expectations of our members. If you would like to begin the membership process please fill out the new member interest form or contact the church office (314) 991-0546.
All Are Welcome
We believe in a God of love and grace who welcomes ALL people. Every person matters to God so every person matters to us. We respect our diversity of age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical and mental ability, family structure, marital status, socioeconomic status, education, political perspective, faith history and live experience. Everyone is welcome here.
We Are United Methodists
Salem is part of the United Methodist denomination, and we uphold our heritage by pursuing ministry in keeping with this tradition. We seek to be generous, kind, open-minded, devoted followers of Jesus Christ. We believe that faith and intellect go hand in hand. We strive for personal holiness by inviting people into a transforming relationship with Jesus Christ through worship, study, and small group interaction. We simultaneously pursue social holiness through service at home and abroad. We discuss the key issues of our time through the lens of scripture, tradition, reason, and experience.
United Methodists share a common heritage with other Christians which focuses on the essentials of the Christian faith. We have a passionate faith with strong convictions, but we also recognize that the world is not always black and white. We are willing to ask questions, to wrestle with difficult issues, and to do so with grace and compassion. We are “people of the Book,” whose faith is firmly rooted in and built upon the scriptures but also values tradition, reason and experience in interpreting those scriptures. When we encounter theological differences, we bear in mind John Wesley’s approach, “in essentials, unity; in nonessentials, liberty; in all things, charity.”
We believe the goal of the Christian life is to love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength, and to love your neighbor as you love yourself.
Salem United Methodist Church seeks to welcome and include all people in the life of this congregation. As we grow in Christ’s love, Salem UMC continues to take new steps forward to help ensure that all people can participate fully in this community of faith. If you or a family member has special needs, please let us know how we can best welcome you by contacting Mercedes Martinez, Welcoming Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our building, gathering spaces, and restrooms are accessible to people who use wheelchairs and walkers. Physical accommodations include ramps and accessible seating at both sites and elevators at our Mid-County Site.
Mid-County Site Accessible Entrance
• Sanctuary (front of building): Ramp entry into the main Sanctuary doors on the west side of the building | Traditional worship entry
• Multipurpose Room & Office (back of building): Automatic doors and wheelchair accessible entry into the Multipurpose Room | Modern worship entry and entrance to the church office
South-City Site Accessible Entrance
• Sanctuary (Virginia Ave. side of building): Ramp entry into the main Sanctuary doors
Hearing assistive devices are available during on-site worship at the Mid-County Site.
Gluten-free communion elements are available during on-site worship at both sites.
For those utilizing screen reading devices the weekly bulletin can be found online at https://www.salemstlouis.com/digital_bulletin/.