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Salem United Methodist Church is located on Salem Road just three miles from the center of Oxford, North Carolina. Our congregation was founded in 1828, and the current sanctuary was constructed in 1860. Our church is on the National Registry of Historic Places and provides a contemplative space for congregational worship. 

The members of Salem United Methodist Church seek to be faithful followers of Jesus Christ.  We are active within our church and the Oxford and Granville County community that surrounds us. Salem UMC makes a difference worldwide through generous support of United Methodist Church missions and activities in other countries and inside the United States.

We invite you to visit us and continue your walk with Jesus Christ.  You are welcome to join us for 11:00 a.m. each Sunday. 

This Season on the Liturgical Calendar: Easter

Easter is a season of 50 fifty days, beginning at sunset of the night before Easter (April 20) and lasting until the Day of Pentecost (June 8). The ancient name for this time is Pasch, which is based on the Hebrew word for deliverance (or passover). In the early church new members were baptized and confirmed on Easter, so this is a great season to continue that tradition in our congregations. The colors of white and gold are most appropriate for the weeks of Easter.

Scripture Reading Plan for the Week of April 21

Mon: Psalm 16. I put my trust in the Lord

Tues: Acts 2:22-28. Peter’s account of the resurrection.

Wed: Acts 2:29-36. Jesus raised as both Lord & Messiah

Thurs: 1 Peter 1:3-9. Present suffering replaced by new life

Fri: John 20:19-23. Jesus joins the disciples on Easter

Sat: John 20:24-31. Thomas encounters the risen Christ


  • March & April Church Newsletter

    Click here to read an online version of our newsletter for March & April.

  • How to Pray

    Sometimes we need some practical help in learning how to pray. We're not born with the ability to do it, nor does it come naturally. Even Jesus' disciples had to ask how to pray (Luke 11:1). At our church dinner on January 23rd we learned some tips about how to pray. Click on these links for the handout and the recording of the session.

  • Pastor Glenn's Blog

    Pastor Glenn writes a blog at Check it out for posts on a variety of topics related to worship in the church, which include some details about his mission work in the Philippines.

  • Article in the Henderson Daily Dispatch

    The Daily Dispatch published an article about the Harris Meeting House, the original Methodist congregation that Salem UMC was birthed from. Four other United Methodist Churches in the area trace their roots to the same place, including our sister congregation, Harris Chapel UMC. Salem member Carolyn Barker is featured in the article.

    Note: The link to the Dispatch article requires a free registration on their website.

  • Donation to ACIM

    Area Congregations in Ministry (ACIM) helps provide basic needs for those who are facing difficult circumstances. Right now they are very low on food. Salem UMC recently decided to give ACIM ten percent of a large donation. 

    ACIM Director Sue Hinman receives a check from Salem UMC Treasurer Nancy Burnette and Pastor Glenn Stallsmith.

  • Sermons Available Online

    Each Sunday's sermon from Salem UMC is now available on the website

    Check this link to go directly there:

  • Stations of the Cross Paintings

    Salem UMC is the proud recipient of a very special gift from artist Marjorie Lumpkin.  Majorie has completed a series of 15 paintings that include the Stations of the Cross.  This artwork captures various scenes of the Passion of Jesus Christ.  The artwork is a testament to God's greatness and Majorie's wonderful talent that is a gift from God.  

    The artwork will be on permanent display throughout the year so that members and visitors at Salem may walk through the gallery to contemplate the scenes and pray among them. 

    The artwork is given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Majorie's husband, Bobby Lumpkin, who was a lifetime member of Salem until his death in 2011. 


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Upcoming Sermons

April 27: Later That Same Day

May 4: Walking to Emmaus

May 11: The Good Shepherd

Sermons Online

Click here to listen to Pastor Glenn's sermons.