Sunday September 13, 2020--video of the outside worship service from Salem UMC. Thank you Rev. Glenn Howell for sharing today's message with us while PG is recuperating

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

It is that time of year when the Nominating Committee fills positions on the Administrative Board and Committees. 

Please contact Danelle Butler about your willingness to take on one of these positions.

If you are currently holding a position that you would like to step away from, please make her aware of this.

Do you have a knack for working with computers?

Do you have time to serve?

Salem UMC is looking for someone to create the church newsletter. Martha has done a wonderful service with her gift from God the last few years but now we need to find someone else to pick up this opportunity to share their talent. In the past it was created each month.  If you are interested but would like to reduce the number of issues, every other month? every 3 months? Let’s talk!  We can make it work! Please contact Pastor Gina or Communication co-chairs Kathy Mehlhop or Martha Randel.

ps—Kathy created the Sept/Oct newsletter but will not be able to do anymore.  This will be the last newsletter until someone else can help.

A huge thank you to Martha Randel for her years of service in creating the church newsletter, Salem Scribbles.  The August edition was her last newsletter. She will continue to be on the Communications Committee.

On-line giving is now available @ Salem UMC! 

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


Last week, we announced that our Annual Conference Session scheduled for June 11-13 is being postponed. Instead, we will meet on two separate Saturdays: August 15 and October 10.

Below, you'll find details surrounding this change. We will be updating our website with new information as it becomes available.


The 2020 Indiana Annual Conference Session, originally scheduled June 11-13, 2020, has been postponed and redesigned to be two one-day sessions.
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in government officials mandating “stay at home orders,” prohibiting group gatherings. It is expected, yet not confirmed, that gatherings with a large number of people will be possible in the future.
Bishops in The United Methodist Church have instructed us to remain faithful in being the Church while following the orders of state officials. There is a need to do the essential work of Annual Conference without putting lives at risk. It is our belief that one-day gatherings that allow for social distancing will be possible.
The first session is on August 15, 2020. The second session is on October 10, 2020. Each session will convene at 10 am EST / 9 am CST and adjourn at 6 pm EST / 5pm CST.
The first session on August 15 will be on the campus of Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana. This allows for social distancing space as well as outdoor space for community. The second session on October 10 will be at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Please check the Indiana Conference United Methodist Church website for additional details, which will be posted as they are available.
Let us be in prayer and continue to BE the Church living as people of the resurrection.

Cindy Reynolds
Chair of the Annual Conference Sessions Team

Surely the Presence of the Lord

is in This Place

    The life of a United Methodist pastor is filled with a variety of responsibilities. They preach, teach, visit, counsel, lead, consult, communicate, budget, clean, and so much more.

    Pastoring a church is not a job that can be done well under the pastor’s power alone. Every pastor relies heavily on God’s guidance, strength and peace as they live into their call.

     One of the best ways we can support our pastors and show them our appreciation is to regularly pray for them. But it can be difficult to know exactly what we should pray for. To help get started, we’ve assembled fifteen areas of pastors’ lives and ministries where they would value your prayers.

    Click on the title above for link to the 15 areas
we can pray for our pastor.

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