Bats in the Belfry

The video is complete and is ready for viewing.  Click on the title above to watch the 22 minute documentary about the removal of the bat colony from the church last fall.  We would like to thank  The Lady Bug Pest & Wildlife Control for documenting this process.

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On-line giving is now available @ Salem UMC! 

For detailed information about the on-line giving program, click here...

The Salem UMC 2021 Chili Supper is ON!  This year will be Drive Thru and Delivery service only!


Saturday, February 20th from 4pm to 7pm, drive on over to the Salem UMC parking lot, and order your chili to-go from the comfort of your car!  $6.00 per chili serving - sides and dessert included! 


If you prefer delivery, and are within a 5 mile radius call the church, place your order on the church voicemail (317-873-4015) or send an email ( before 4pm on February 20 with your order. Click here to get an order form.

Sunday February 21, 2021--video of the worship service from Salem UMC. 

As we move back inside we are trying to continue to share the worship service with as many of you as possible.  The worship service is still being broadcast on FM station 102.5 for those who wish to join from their vehicles in the parking lot.


We are recording the worship service by video and audio.

Audio versions are added to the church website almost every week. We are now recording the entire service and not just the sermon.  In order to listen to the service, click on the Sermons link above, then select audio.

Praises to Bob Overman for his diligence and time in getting the video and audio ready to share.

Starting February 7th, the congregation will be welcomed back to the sanctuary.  Masks and social distancing will be required. At this time, the fellowship time before and after the worship service is suspended.

We will continue to offer live broadcast for those in the parking during the actual church service. We will also continue to record the service. We will post the video version here, the church website and by email. An audio only version is also available on the church website.

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9

Lenten Breakfast/Bible Study

WHAT: Bible Study-Fellowship-Breakfast

All are welcome, masks are required and we will practice social distancing.

WHEN: Saturday Mornings 8:00a.m. 
             February 20 thru March 27 (6 weeks)

WHERE: Salem UMC, we will gather in the fellowship hall for breakfast & fellowship then move upstairs to the sanctuary for Bible Study & devotions.

Breakfast will be light and everything will be in store sealed individual containers. You may bring your own meal with you if you’re more comfortable with that.  We will be using the “Why Easter Matters” bible study by Andy Stanley. If Andy’s name sounds familiar to you, He was the leader of the Bible study that John Holmes guided us through this past fall.  We will be using a study guide book along with a DVD.

Please sign up with Paula Overman to ensure we have enough books and materials for everyone. Call: 317-445-9597 or e-mail by February 14th

Lenten Daily Devotional

A daily devotional ‘Sanctuary for Lent 2021’ is available now in the church entryway. If you are unable to get one and would like one delivered, please call the church (317 873-4015) or contact
Paula Overman 317-445-9597 or e-mail


Christmas Eve Candlelight service video

Christmas message & prayer from Bishop Trimble

The North Central District of the Indiana UMC has been concerned about Pastor Gina’s health issues.  Associate District Supervisor Greg Enstrom, who preached for us 4 times this fall, is aware and was kept up to date by Glenn Howell, Jamalyn Williamson, and the Pastor Parrish Committee.  He assured our Pastor Parish committee that the district was working on a solution.

Effective immediately, Pastor Gina is Salem UMC’s Pastor Emeritus.  This designation is to allow Pastor Gina all the time she needs to get healthy and not be worried about her duties at Salem UMC.

Effectively immediately, Pastor Perry Montgomery is Salem UMC’s Senior Pastor.  As with our previous pastors, this is a part time position.  Perry has been an associate pastor at Zionsville United Methodist Church for some time, and he will continue to work part time with ZUMC, around his Salem UMC duties.  Perry’s appointment as Senior Pastor will continue through December 1. 2021. 

Perry and his wife, Jill, are very excited about joining Salem UMC. His first worship service at Salem UMC is this Sunday, November 29.

Pastor Perry Montgomery, his wife Jill and step children Julianna & Nicholas

Surely the Presence of the Lord

is in This Place

Removal of old concrete steps.

Bell tower: current siding removed to expose the original siding prior to wrapping for insulation.

On Sunday August 16th, Eric Hand read a report from the Trustees.  Starting August 17 restoration projects will begin at Salem UMC!  First will be the safe removal and remediation of the bats.  The exterior of the church will also be under construction.  Please read the report at this link for more information.  Prayers for a rapid, safe and high quality restoration of Salem UMC. 

Also, please feel free to speak to any of the Trustees if you have any concerns or questions.

Click here to view images of progress on the exterior of the church.

Marshall, Chalmer, Eric, Bob, Kathy, Larry

About Us


Salem's congregation is welcoming and caring. We're very proud of our heritage and devotion to traditional values and worship.


Large enough to serve. Small enough to care.

Recorded Sermons


Each week Salem's Sunday sermons are recorded and posted to our website.  There are currently 30+ podcasts (2015) and 80+ video recorded sermons (2013-2014) available online.

Scribbles Newsletter


Once per month Salem publishes the "Scribbles" newsletter. It's a great resource whether you want the latest information on upcoming events or just want to learn more about our congregation. 

Prayer List

View our comprehensive prayer list.

You can submit updates via the Contact Us Form.

Annual Community Events

Salem United Methodist Church - Zionsville hosts 3 annual meals that are open to the public. Due to Covid-19, please check the website for updated information regarding events.



We hope to see you at our next event. 

2019 Christmas Program

Each year, Salem United Methodist Church Youth Program performs a Christmas Program.

Photos for Christmas at Salem UMC and the 2019 program have been put into the movie link below.

Christmas @ Salem UMC
Christmas @ Salem UMC