Thank you for visiting the website of Salem Church! Salem United Methodist Church is in downtown Barrington at the corner of Rt. 59 and Lincoln Avenue. Salem Church has faithfully served its members, families, friends, neighbors, and community since 1893 and will continue to carry the legacy of serving the Lord with all our hearts and strength and loving others with passion and compassion. Salem Church continues to be a place where people can find God’s love and acceptance.
The people of Salem Church celebrate Jesus Christ and our lives in Jesus Christ with spirit filled worship services every Sunday at 10:30 AM. The first Sunday of each month is Communion Sunday. The communion service of the United Methodist Church is open – everyone is welcome to the Lord’s Table as Jesus welcomes everyone. Every 4th Sunday is a contemporary service with music and liturgical dance. Salem Church is a praying congregation; we believe in the power of prayer. We lift up our prayers during the service and pray for one another. The prayer room is open to anyone who wants to stay after the Sunday service to pray and a pastor is available for those who want to pray with a pastor.
Sunday School for all ages is offered on Sunday morning from 9:15 to 10:15 AM, except during the summer. Small group ministries throughout the week and seasonal studies are offered by the Christian Education Team of Salem Church. IGNITE!, our midweek program for children (6-7 PM) and youth (7-8 PM), is on Wednesday evening with worship, games and food, and is under the direction of our Youth Pastor. IGNITE! will return in the fall. Various mission and service ministries and mission trips for adults and youth are available throughout the year to anyone who wants to share the love of God with others.
Salem Church is also home to Salem Methodist Preschool and Extended Care Program. Salem Methodist Preschool has served the children in the community since 1993 by providing quality programs and care for children with true love. The staff and teachers of the Preschool consider children as precious gifts from God.
The people of Salem United Methodist Church in Barrington invite anyone who wants to find a church home. We welcome everyone with the spirit of open hearts, open minds, and open doors. Salem Church is a loving and caring congregation. We invite you to be a part of this wonderful and loving faith community and to experience the love of God and the joy of service through the ministries of Salem Church. Our purpose is “Growing in Faith; Living in Community”. Come grow with us!
Please come and see how God is working through people who love Jesus Christ.
Pastor Doug Williams
For more information about Salem United Methodist Church, call the church office at (847) 381-0524.