First Baptist Salem
Growing, Loving, Serving
201 N McArthur Street
Salem, MO 65560
Weekly Announcements
Sunday, March 11
   9:00 a.m.       Sunday School
 10:00 a.m.       Morning Worship
  5:00 p.m.        Preschool Choir
                           Adult Discipleship Training
  6:00 p.m.        Evening Service
Monday, March 12
   3:00 p.m.        Kidz Choir
Tuesday, March 13
10:00 a.m.         Women’s Quilting Ministry
  3:30 p.m.         Ladies Tuesday Bible Study
  5:30 p.m.         Handbell Practice in Choir Room
  7:00 p.m.         Men’s Prayer Meeting
Wednesday, March 14
 8:00 a.m.        Men’s Bible Study at Common Grounds
 5:00 p.m.        Open Play
 6:00 p.m.        TeamKID
                          Xtreme Youth
                          Adult Bible Study/Business Meeting
 7:00 p.m.         Celebration Choir Rehearsal
Thursday, March 15
10:30 a.m.       BASIC Choir to Salem Care (Bus leaves at 10:15)
Friday, March 16
 9:30 a.m.       Prayer Meeting
First Facts for March 4
Sunday School – 185
Morning Worship – 215
Evening Worship – 94
Nursery – March 11
AM – Briana Land, Karen Stienbarger, B.J. Caywood
2-3 yr. – Amy Halinar, Sammi Parker
PM 2-3 yr. – Theresa Whelan
Bus Schedule
Sunday, March 18th – Doug Clark (573-261-0057)
Deacons of the Month
March: Gary Cooper (729-3560), Jim Freeman (729-6791) 
Extending Sympathy To:

News and Information

BASIC Schedule
March 15 – 10:30 a.m. – BASIC Choir to Salem Care (bus leaves at 10:15)
March 15-17, 2018 – Praisefest Branson (Cut off date for sign ups is March 4th)
March 18 – 6:00 p.m. – BASIC Choir singing in Evening Service
March 22 – 11:00 a.m. – BASIC Choir Practice
                   12:00 p.m. – BASIC Luncheon – Program: Master’s Peace Clinic
Sign-up sheets are on the BASIC bulletin board.
VBS Supplies Needed
Please start saving gallon milk cartons and lids. Make sure you rinse them out!
Easter Egg Hunt – March 31st
Our annual Easter Egg Hunt for the community will be March 31st. We are need donations of candy that will fit plastic eggs at this time. 
Ladies Spring Tuesday Bible Study
“Discerning The Voice of God” by Priscilla Shirer is our study starting Tuesday, February 6th at 3:30 p.m. in the Old Choir Room. This is a 7-week session Video Bible Study on How to Recognize When God Speaks. See Nancy DeVenuto or call the office for information. 
Business Meeting – Wednesday Night
The Gym Committee will be making a recommendation at our quarterly business meeting this Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.
Annie Armstrong Easter Offering 2018 
Every gift to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering – 100% – supports more than 5,000 missionaries across the United States, Territories and Canada. Our goal this year is $8,000. We have received $430.00 so far. 
Attention Library Patrons
Please take note of the changes on the library check out and check in sheets when obtaining books. Your cooperation to these changes will be much appreciated.
2018 Volunteer Interest Form 
There are several areas of opportunity already planned for you to be involved in this year. Please look over the form and pray about where you should be involved.
Children’s Church Opportunities
Children’s Church is in need of more workers. This is just a once a month opportunity to help with children during the Worship hour. Please see Paula for details.
Children’s Area Security
Beginning Wednesday, January 3rd, all doors going into the children’s building will be locked. You will be able to exit but not enter. Please enter from the Family Life Center door, or the south parking lot door. The safety and security of our children are of high priority. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.
Discipleship Training 
Adult Discipleship Class is in the Family Life Center at 5:00 p.m. Michael and Chuck will be teaching a new discipleship class designed to help us be more effective in sharing our faith. Our Fishsticks, Preschool Choir, 2H4C, also begin at 5:00 p.m. 
Celebration Choir Easter Rehearsals
We begin Easter rehearsals on Wednesday, February 7th at 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. We have a Saturday dress rehearsal on March 24th from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The program will be Sunday, March 25th in the morning service. 
Disaster Relief Training
Training is available at Riverview Baptist in Osage Beach, MO, March 16-17, 2018. See Deborah McLaurin for info.
2018 Moldova Missions Trip – July 19-29, 2018
Please Joe Brand or Chuck Henderson for more information on this exciting opportunity.
Thank You
Dear First Baptist Salem – Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness and compassion during a time when we needed it. Thanks to Chris, Chuck, Ann and all those who prepared food and those who served it. Mom’s “graduation” service was a testimony of her desire to celebrate and share the gospel of enteral life. Thank You, Terri and the family of Dora Nelson
Missing Dishes
All unclaimed dishes can be picked up in the kitchen area, not the coffee station table.
Electronic Giving to the Church
Did you know that it is possible to simply your tithing and other contributions by giving to First Baptist electronically? Check out your banks’ bill pay options! If you need help, please call the church office.
Riverways Pregnancy & Family Resource Center
Annual Banquet for Life is March 20, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Salem Community Center @ The Armory. RSVP by March 12th to 573-729-4673.
Send A Note of Encouragement to Whitney Brand
Whitney Brand
3929 Merida Ave.
Ft. Worth, TX 76110
Have You Visited Our Library
We have an extensive collection of Christian fiction by well-known authors. There are lots of other books as well as DVDs and videos. Our children’s section also has lots of books, videos and DVDs.
Need Church Info?
If you would like up-to-date information on church activities, check this out.
Hearing Assistance
The Audiovisual Committee has 14 hearing assistance units available for use in our worship services. If you need help hearing what is being said in the worship services, one of these units may help you. Contact Tim Hines or Jerry Hammons for more information.
BASIC’s is for senior adults 50+.
The BASIC Choir rehearses and sings at the Care Centers around Salem. Join Today!
Nursery Help Needed
Help is needed in the nursery for during morning and evening services. If you can help, see Era Freeman.
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.

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: David Hancock
Church Admin:
Lindsay Case
Church Admin:
Nancy DeVenuto


Mission Activity 
Camp JOY 
  Click on the Moldova Mission Trip Logo to see information about the trip!
Easter Egg Hunt    Camp JOY      IndependenceDayCelebration    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
From Eden to the New Jerusalem
Special Music Videos
Find the videos for special music on the different YouTube Playlists below. Click the link to navigate to each list.