First Baptist Salem
Growing, Loving, Serving
201 N McArthur Street
Salem, MO 65560
Weekly Announcements
Sunday, April 22
   9:00 a.m.       Sunday School
10:00 a.m.       Morning Worship
  5:00 p.m.       Preschool Choir
                         Youth Training for Camp JOY
                         Adult Discipleship Training
  6:00 p.m.       Evening Service
  7:00 p.m.       Deacons’ Meeting
Monday, April 23
  3:00 p.m.        Kidz Choir
Tuesday, April 24
10:00 a.m.         Women’s Quilting Ministry
  7:00 p.m.         Men’s Prayer Meeting
Wednesday, April 25
 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
 7:00 p.m.         Celebration Choir Rehearsal
Thursday, April 26
11:00 a.m.        BASIC Choir Rehearsal
12:00 p.m.        BASIC Luncheon – Program by Sheltered Workshop
Friday, April 27
 9:30 a.m.       Prayer Meeting
First Facts for April 15
Sunday School – 193
Morning Worship – 215
Evening Worship – 
Nursery – April 22
AM – Era Freeman, Carol Maledy, Lynn Ritsch
2-3 yr. – Tricia & Ty Conley
PM 2-3 yr. – Mitch & Cathy Harris
Bus Schedule
Sunday, April 29 – Doug Clark (573-261-0057)
Deacons of the Month
April: Jim Ellis (729-7244); Terry Cunningham (729-9638)
Extending Sympathy To:

News and Information

BASIC Schedule
April 22 – 6:00 p.m. – BASIC Choir to sing in Evening Service
April 26 – 11:00 a.m. – BASIC Choir Rehearsal & BASIC Luncheon (Program – Salem Sheltered Workshop)
Sign-up sheets and calendars are available at the HUB across from the Welcome Center.
VBS Supplies Needed
Please start saving gallon milk cartons and lids. Make sure you rinse them out!
New Discipleship Studies for Men and Women
Men’s – In this series, notable names such as Joe Girardi, Dabo Sweeney, and Duck Dynasty’s Jase Robertson explain how following God’s game plan for life can empower Average Joe’s everywhere to get in the game and testify tot he transformative reality of the gospel.
Women’s – Adorn by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth. Living a life of self control submitted to the Holy Spirit. classes met at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.
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 and because of your generosity we have surpassed that. We have received $8,490.00. 
Baby Dedication & Graduate Recognition
If you are interested in participating in either Baby Dedication or Graduate Recognition, please notify the office or Miss Paula. This will be held on Mother’s Day, May 13 in the morning service.
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.
Women’s Spring Banquet – May 7th 
Women’s Spring Banquet will be May 7th at 6:00 p.m. Our theme this years is “Grow” based on 2 Peter 3:18a: “But grow in the grace and knowledge our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” The speaker will be Tonya York and tickets will be available at the Welcome Center or church office for $12. No Childcare will be available this year.
First Baptist Scholarships
First Baptist Scholarship forms are now available. Applicants must be members of FBC, enrolled as a full time student in an accredited college, trade or vocation school at the time payment is received. No application will be considered after a student receives a scholarship for two years. Students who have received as scholarship one year must reapply to receive a second year. Applications may be picked up at the church office and must be returned by Sunday, May 6th.
2018 Moldova Missions Trip – July 19-29, 2018
Please Joe Brand or Chuck Henderson for more information on this exciting opportunity.
Thank You
The Hancock’s want to thank the church family for helping them move into their new home. They feel loved and blessed.
Deacons, Cooks and Church – Thanks so much for the lovely dinner for widows/widowers. – Alice Shaver
Thank you for all the prayers, calls, visits and cards while I had surgery. It’s wonderful to be part of a church family. – Doilene Camden
I am grateful for your many prayers, cards, phone calls and visits during my recent surgery. It was so thoughtful of Chuck to come and be with my family during surgery. I hope to be back with you again very soon! – Tom Dillon
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.
Camp JOY Sign-Up
Camp JOY will be June 18-22. Space is limited so if your child is planning to attend, sign-up now! Spots are filling up quickly. 
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.


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
Church Custodian:
Brandon Welch
Church Maintenance:
Jim Ellis


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.