First Baptist Salem
Growing, Loving, Serving
201 N McArthur Street
Salem, MO 65560
Weekly Announcements
Sunday, September 25
  9:00 a.m.       Sunday School
10:15 a.m.       Morning Worship
  5:00 p.m.       Preschool Choir
                          NO – Discipleship Training for Adults
  6:00 p.m.       Evening Worship
  7:00 p.m.       Deacons’ Meeting
Monday, September 26
 7:30 a.m.        BASIC Mystery Trip leaves
Tuesday, September 27
10:00 a.m.        Quilting in Room C 117-118
Wednesday, September 28
  8:00-9:30 a.m. Men’s Bible Study at Common Grounds 
  4:00 p.m.         Youth Bible Drill
  5:00 p.m.         Gym Open
  6:00 p.m.         TeamKID
                            Xtreme Youth
                            Adult Bible Study
  7:00 p.m.         Celebration Choir
Thursday, September 29
  6:00 p.m.         Fitness First
Friday, September 30
 9:30 a.m.         Prayer Meeting in Old Choir Room
First Facts for September 18
Sunday School – 186
Morning Worship – 229
Evening Worship – 123
Nursery – September 18
AM – Linda Ashburn, Heather Johnson, Lynn Ritsch
2-3 yr. – Tricia & Ty Conley
PM 2-3 yr. – Cliff & Crystal Felter
Bus Schedule
Sunday, October 2 – Doug Clark (573-261-0057)
Deacons of the Month
September: Charlie Schults (729-3783), Jim Freeman (729-6791)
October: Earl Welch (729-3418), John Whelan (729-7367)

News and Information

Kidz Choir Returns
BASIC September Schedule
September 26-29 – Mystery Trip
BASIC October Schedule
October 6, 8:00 a.m. – BASIC Trip to Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park
October 13, 11:00 a.m. – BASIC Choir Rehearsal
October 20, 10:30 a.m. – BASIC Choir to Sing at Long Term Care Care (bus leaves at 10:15 a.m.)
October 27, 11:00 a.m. – BASIC Choir Rehearsal
                     12:00 p.m. – BASIC Lunch – Program by Carol Mimms and Jason Edwards
Join Us For Discipleship Training on Sunday Evenings
Discipleship Training for all ages on Sunday evenings starting today, September 11, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Preschool Choir – children ages 3 years to Kindergarten
Fishsticks – children ages 1st-5th grade – Children meet for Bible study, black light sticks, and boomwhackers.
2H4C – youth 6th-12th grades – Youth meet for discipleship training, music, sign language and puppet training.
Adults – “The Life of Christ” with Chuck Henderson – Over twenty years ago I was asked to teach a course on the Life of Christ, and that study changed my spiritual life profoundly. Ever since, concentrating on the person and work of our Savior is a subject that I return to again and again. Join me as we read through the gospels and seek to gain a deeper understanding of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Missouri Missions Offering
September is the month of emphasis for the annual state missions offering. Your gifts through MMO stay right her in Missouri and support more than two dozen ministries that share Christ’s love, send missionaries, start churches, and strengthen churches.
Our Goal – $2,000
“Do good and share what you have, for sacrifices are pleasing to God.” Hebrews 13:26
Extending Sympathy To:
The family of Ken Sheriff
Special Mission Opportunity
The church has a very special opportunity to bless some people around the world. The needs are specific and there are some restrictions. Due to the nature of the opportunity we cannot print everything.
Please pay attention to the announcements or speak to Michael or Paula for details.
We need:
School Supplies – pencils, pens, notebooks, crayons, chalk, erasers
Toys – beanie babies, plush animals, balls, matchbox cars, etc.
Personal Hygiene Items – soap, washcloths, toothbrushes, plain underwear, plain socks
Ladies Mark Your Calendar!
The Dent County Baptist Association Ladies Retreat, “Reflections of the King” will be held October 7-8 at the Dent County Baptist Camp. There is an information sheet on the bulletin board in the Family Life Center.
Women’s Discipleship Training Opportunity
All women are invited to the Women’s Ministry fall semester discipleship training study “Resolved” which begins Tuesday, October 4, 4:00 p.m. in the old choir room. If you have any questions, see Rose Powell or Nancy DeVenuto.
Children’s Bible Drill Begins
Children’s Bible Drill will begin on October 5, 4:00 p.m.  See Deborah McLaurin for details.
Trunk-or-Treat – Trunks or Truck Beds Needed!
It’s not every day that we get a chance to have a great big community party! We need volunteers to decorate their car trunk or truck bed and pass out candy to the kids in the community on Halloween night. Trunk-or-Treat is a safe and fun way for kids to enjoy the Halloween holiday and a great opportunity to interact with our community. Vehicles will be decorated in creative ways by their owners, and children will trick-or-treat from trunk to trunk in our church parking lot, filling their bags with candy! Start planning now! Prizes will be given to the best and most creative trunks.
If you aren’t able to decorate a trunk, please help provide candy for those decorating their trunks. There are two collection boxes for candy located in the family life center and the front church entrance.
A sign-in sheet to reserve your parking space is located on the bulletin board by the sanctuary and in the FLC.
Quilters Wanted!
If you would like to learn to quilt, or if you are already a quilter and would like to join the ladies who quilt on Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m. in room C117-118, see Carol Mimms. All quilts that are made help support the Baptist Children’s Home.
Clothes Closet
Clothing for men, women, youth, and older children is available in the church’s clothes closet. some coats and shoes are also available. If you need some clothing or know of someone who does, please call the church office.


Sunday School
Children & Youth
1st Floor
Nursery – Younger than 2
2-3 Yr. Old Class
2nd Floor
1st Grade
2nd Grade
3rd Grade
4th & 5th Grade
3rd Floor
6th/7th/8th Girls
6th/7th/8th Boys
9-12 Girls
9-12 Boys
Sunday School Classes for All Adult Ages
Wednesday Activities
5:00 p.m. – Gym Open for all children and youth
6:00 p.m. – TeamKID, Xtreme Youth, Adult Bible Study
Men's Ministry
Men’s Bible Study on Wednesday Mornings 8:00-9:30 a.m. at Common Grounds.
All men are welcome!
Women's Ministry
First Baptist has an active Women’s Ministry. Several events are planned each year and there are many opportunities to come together as women to learn and grow in Christ.
Bible Study on Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center. The current Bible study is The Gospel of Mark.

Lucy Wagner WMU – WMU stands for Women’s Missionary Union. The main purpose of WMU is to educate and involve preschoolers, children, youth, and adults in the cause of Christian missions.  WMU spends time learning about the missions activities around the world and learning how to best support these activities.


Brothers And Sisters In Christ

This very active senior adult fellowship, called BASIC’s, elect their own officers to plan and conduct a full range of opportunities for adults in their senior years (age 50 and older).  They regularly meet for meals, programs, excursions, choir rehearsal, and ministry actions.



 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such away that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” 
Matthew 5:14-16 (NASB)
Michael York
 Associate Pastor:
Chuck Henderson
 Director of Student Ministries: Paula Land
 Minister of Music: Open
Whitney Brand
Church Admin:
Ann Wofford
Church Admin:
Linda Ashburn


Mission Activity 
Easter Egg Hunt    Camp JOY      IndependenceDayCelebration   VBS Moldova Mission Trip  Back to School Bash  Community Christmas Dinner
Join Us in Serving Others!


Below are some ways that you can minister to others in our church and community. Contact the church office for more information.
 Funeral Meals Ministry
 Quilting Ministry
 Prayer MInistry
 Helping Hands Ministry
 Greeter Ministry
 Music Ministry


Media Ministry
Children’s Ministry Videos
Find these videos on the different YouTube Playlists below. Click the link to navigate to each list.
Sunday Morning Services
Find them on the YouTube Playlist below.
Current Sermon Series
Acts – The Mission Continues
Acts - The Mission Continues
Special Music Videos
Find the videos for special music on the different YouTube Playlists below. Click the link to navigate to each list.