The Salem Presbyterian Church
General information about this church and its congregation
This elegant structure was dedicated in 1898. It is made of stone with a
slate roof and all copper rain gutters and spouting. The
congregation takes great pride in the church's upkeep. The building
is beautiful inside and contains a supurb organ.
Here is a
post card photo of this church taken in 1898
This is a
February 2012 Lima News article about the Welsh history of this church.
Church mail address: P.O. Box 678, Venedocia OH 45894
Church Phone 419-667-4142
Pastor: Rev. Tom Emery
The book SALEM PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1848-2008
Twelve years in the making, this comprehensive history of Salem Presbyterian Church is finally
available. The book is 245 pages long, with 111 pages of narrative history and 26 appendices,
including many historical documents. Photographs are included throughout the book.
Here is a sample chapter.
“I couldn’t put it down.”
“It was so interesting.”
“I was expecting something dry and boring, and this isn’t.”
To order your copy, contact the church. The price is $15 if you pick it up, or $20 if we ship the book to you. Send your check made out to Salem Presbyterian Anniversary Committee along with your address to Salem Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 678, Venedocia, OH 45894
Most Salem annual reports from well into the 19th century are available for download. The older reports are in the Welsh language. These reports include membership lists and are a great source of information for people doing genealogical research into their Venedocia roots.
You can read several
documents about this church's history/b>
Worship service with nursery and Junior Church, Sundays 9:30a.m.
Sunday school for all ages, Sundays 10:45a.m.
Clerk of session: Carolyn Girod
Church secretatry: Shana Fryer
Financial Secretary: Kim Coil
Organist: Diane Clemons
Auditor: Karen Pugh and Claudia LeValley
Treasurer: Lisa Lloyd
Head Usher: Dan Lloyd and Isaac Young
2014: Andy Breese, Kathy McCollow, Jim Lloyd
2013: Betty Brown, Chad Pugh, Ronald Richards
2012: Ruth Evans, Kevin Price, Eric Pugh
2014: Tuzz Hobbs, Johno Morris, Jeff Owens
2013: Jeff Lloyd, David Breese, Bob McCollow
2012: Scott Lloyd, Todd Morris, Tim Price
2014: Kim Ebel, Claudia LeValley
2013: Anne Morris, Jean Owens
2012: Kathy McCollow, Owen Pugh
Adult Choir Director: Jan Jones
Bell Choir Driector: Kathy McCollow
Jr. Choir Director: Heather McClure and Jenny Pugh
Co-Moderators: Evelyn Pugh, Mary Ellen Lloyd
Treasurer: Doris Price
Secretary: Ione Owens
Superintendent: Rex Lloyd
Asst. Superintendent: Todd Morris
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