First Baptist Salem
Growing, Loving, Serving
201 N McArthur Street
Salem, MO 65560
Weekly Announcements
Sunday, January 15
  9:00 a.m.       Sunday School
10:15 a.m.       Morning Worship
  5:00 p.m.       Preschool Choir
                         Adult Bible Study – “Improving Our Serve”
  6:00 p.m.       Evening Service
Tuesday, January 17
10:00 a.m.        Quilting in Room 117-118
  3:00 p.m.        Women’s Ministry Study – “All Things New”
  7:00 p.m.        Men’s Prayer Meeting in Brick Youth House
  7:00 p.m.        Youth Girls Bible Study – “Lies Young Women Believe”
Wednesday, January 18
8:00-9:30 a.m.  Men’s Prayer Meeting at Common Grounds
  4:00 p.m.        Youth & Children’s Bible Drill
  5:00 p.m.        Gym Open
  6:00 p.m.        TeamKID
                          Xtreme Youth
                          Adult Bible Study
  7:00 p.m.        Celebration Choir Rehearsal
Friday, January 20
  9:30 a.m.        Prayer Meeting in Old Choir Room
First Facts for January 8
Sunday School – 165
Morning Worship – 241
Evening Worship – 75
Nursery – January 15
AM – Treva Satterfield, Kelli Sisco
2-3 yr. – Debbie Hogan, Karen Stienbarger
PM 2-3 yr. – Jessie Harris
Bus Schedule
Sunday, January 22 – Gary Brown (729-4915)
Deacons of the Month
December: Gary Cooper (729-3560), Gary Brown (729-4915)
Extending Sympathy To:
Jake and Courtney Decker and the Decker family at the loss of Jake’s brother Daniel

News and Information

BASIC January Schedule
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering 2016
December 4-11 – Week of Prayer for International Missions
Church Goal – $10,000
Received to Date – $11,920.17
Starting in 1888, the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering was established to empower the international mission efforts for Southern Baptists. After more than a century, the annual offering continues its steady growth. Your giving enables missionaries to be sent to make disciples and multiply churches among unreached peoples and places for the glory of God.
Read the Bible Through in 2017
Join us as we read the Bible through in 2017. Resources and devotionals are available at
Click on the different resources available for more information.
Discipleship Training
Discipleship Training begins Sunday, January 15 at 5:00 p.m.
Preschool Choir, FishStick Kids, 2H4C
Pastor Chuck will be leading a discipleship class for adults – “Improving Our Serve” – on how our spiritual gifts and personality blend to affect what we do, how we do it, and how God intents for that blend to improve our service to the Body of Christ. We need to order books for the class so sign up today.
“All Things New” ( a study of 2 Corinthians), Women’s Discipleship Training Course by Kelly Mintor begins Tuesday, January 17 at 3:00 p.m. Please sign up as soon as possible.
“Lies Young Women Believe” – Youth Girls Bible Study will begin on Tuesday, January 17th at 7:00 p.m. Contact Whitney Brand if you have any questions or if you need a ride.
Camp JOY 2017 Information
It’s never too early to register for Camp JOY 2017! You can find information below and on the Camp JOY webpage.  Check it out!
2017 Moldova Missions Trip Information
There will be a Moldova missions team meeting on Tuesday, February 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center. This meeting is for everyone who is planning to serve in Moldova July 20-30.
Mid-Missouri Marriage Conference – As Christ Loved the Church
Pastor Chuck & Sherri will be attending the Mid-Missouri Marriage Conference, hosted by Concord Baptist Church in Jefferson City, on February 10-11, 2017. It features Ray & Jani Ortlund as speakers. We would love for you to go with us! Visit for more information, or pick up an information card in the church office. Cost: $25/person (plus hotel) before January 1, and $35 thereafter.
Men’s Prayer Meeting
All men are invited to attend Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m. in the brick youth house.
2017 Offering Envelopes
Individual boxes of offering envelopes were placed in each Sunday School class. If you were not in a Sunday School class, you may pick up your envelopes in the church office.
In Case of Inclement Weather
In case of inclement weather, service cancellations or any other activity cancellations will be posted on the following:
– The church’s website
– The church’s Facebook page
– KSMO radio (1340 AM)
Fitness First
Women of all ages! Come join us as we “Get Moving.” Thursdays from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center, beginning February 2. Contact Briana Land if you have questions.
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.
Children & Youth Bible Drill
Children & Youth Bible Drill meets Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. See Deborah McLaurin for details.
Best Choice and Campbell’s Labels
Best Choice labels are being collected for the Pregnancy Resource Center. Collection boxes are located in the kitchen and the baby bed in the Family Life Center.
Campbell’s soup labels are still being collected in the church office.
BASIC’s is for senior adults 50+.
The BASIC Choir rehearses and sings at the Care Centers around Salem. Join Today!
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 
Camp JOY maker-fun-factory-vbs-logo-hires-cmyk
Click on the Camp JOY Logo to find the registration information!
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.