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Welcome!  Thank you for visiting the website of Salem United Methodist Church! Salem Church is in downtown Barrington at the corner of Hough Street  (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.  

We are a caring and dedicated group of Christ-followers, living in the real world, just like you.

The people of Salem Church celebrate 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 welcomed everyone.  The 4th Sunday of each month is a  contemporary service with music and sometimes a liturgical dance. Other Sunday services are a combination of traditional and contemporary styles.  

Salem Church is a praying congregation; we believe in the power of prayer. We lift up our prayers before and during the service and pray for one another. The prayer room is open to anyone before service who want to pray, or anyone who wants to stay after the Sunday service to pray. A pastor is available to pray with you.

Sunday School for all ages is offered on Sunday mornings from 9:15 to 10:15 AM, except during the summer. Our Worship Service begins at 10:30 am each Sunday.  Small group ministries throughout the week and seasonal studies are offered by the Discipleship/Education Team of Salem Church. IGNITE!, our program for children (6-7 PM) and youth (7-8 PM), is on Friday evenings with worship, games and food, and is under the direction of our Children & Youth Director, Linda Ballard, and her Assistant, Melissa Carlson.  IGNITE! does not meet during the summer. 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 invite anyone who wants to find a church home to come and see what Salem Church is all about. 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 Laura Barkley

Contact me at pastorlaurabarkley@gmail.com.


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For more information about Salem United Methodist Church, call the church office at (847) 381-0524.