First Baptist Salem
Growing, Loving, Serving
201 N McArthur Street
Salem, MO 65560
Weekly Announcements
Sunday, August 19
  9:00 a.m.        Sunday School
10:15 a.m.        Morning Worship 
  6:00 p.m.        Evening Worship
Tuesday, August 21
10:00 a.m.        Quilting Ministry
 7:00 p.m.         Men’s Prayer Meeting
Wednesday, August 22
  8:30 a.m.        Men’s Bible Study
  5:00 p.m.        Open Play
  6:00 p.m.        TeamKID
                           Xtreme Youth
                           Adult Bible Study 
  7:00 p.m.         Celebration Choir Rehearsal
Friday, August 24
  9:30 a.m.          Prayer Meeting
Saturday, August 25
  8:30 a.m.         Men’s Big Breakfast in FLC
  8:30 a.m.         Women’s Common Grounds Breakfast
First Facts for August 12
Sunday School – 
Morning Worship – 271
Evening Worship – 
Nursery – August 19
AM – Kellie Sisco, Treva Satterfield
2-3 yr. – Sherri Henderson, Mary Lou VanWinkle
PM 2-3 yr. – Jessie Harris
Bus Schedule
Sunday, August 19 – Scott Roberts (417-260-5012)
Sunday, August 26 – Gary Brown (729-4015)
Deacons of the Month
August: Gary Cooper (247-2099); Terry Cunningham (729-9638); Phil Christesen (247-3749)
Extending Sympathy To:

News and Information

BASIC Schedule
September 7 – 8:00 a.m. – Trip to Wonders of Wildlife, Bass Pro, Springfield, MO
September 13 – 11:00 a.m. – BASIC Choir Rehearsal
September 20 – 10:30 a.m. – BASIC Choir to Long Term Care (bus leaves at 10:15)
September 23 – 6:00 p.m. – BASIC Choir Singing in Evening Service (meet in choir room at 5:45)
September 27 – 11:00 a.m. – BASIC Choir Rehearsal
                            12:00 p.m. – BASIC Luncheon – Program: Fish Fry
Sign-up sheets and calendars are available at the HUB across from the Welcome Center.
Men’s Bible Study
Men’s Morning Bible Study has resumed and will be studying the book of James. Meet us at 8:00 a.m. for breakfast and a great time of study and fellowship.
Anniversary Pool Party – Rescheduled
Continuing the festivities of our anniversary, the church family is invited to the city pool on Wednesday, August 29th for a pool party from 7:00-9:00 p.m. We hope you’ll join us!
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.
Cincinnati Mission Trip
Details will be coming soon for those interested in the Cincinnati Mission Trip. Dates for the trip will be October 10-14, 2018. If you are at all interested, please sign up on the sheet at the HUB. Spaces are very limited.
Fall Discipleship Training
Sunday Evening Discipleship Training begins September 9th at 5:00 p.m.
Women’s Class will be A Woman Who Doesn’t Quit: 5 Habits from the book of Ruth led by Nicole Hancock. Men’s Class will be How to Bridge the Matters That Divide Us led by the Men’s Ministry Leadership Team. After this 6 week session, both groups will join together for a new study led by Chuck Henderson.
Preschool Choir, Fishsticks and 2H4C also begin for children of all ages.
Men’s Breakfast
Men’s Breakfast will be Saturday, August 25 at 8:30 a.m. The speaker will be Jim Schmidt from Uplift in KC. See Mike Comer or the bulletin insert for details on the breakfast and car show.
Women’s Breakfast
Ladies may meet with Jennifer Schmidt at Common Grounds (dutch treat) for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. on August 25. Come share a cup of coffee and hear how God has impacted the Schmidt’s through their ministry. RSVP to Lori Comer 573-435-6722.
Wednesday Night Kid’s Activities
Wednesday night Kid’s Activities starts August 22nd at 5:00 p.m. with open gym and TeamKID and Xtreme Youth at 6:00 p.m.
Salem Church Bowling League
Our church league bowling meeting is August 20th at 6:00 p.m. at the bowling alley. Come join us on Monday evenings for some great fellowship and lots of fun. The bowling alley has been remodeled and is now SMOKE FREE! We don’t give trophies but use the funds for community projects. Some of those in the past have been the Pregnancy Resource Center and the Back Pack Program. Great bowling skills are not required. Come join us!
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.
All new services are being streamed on Facebook Live. Join our Facebook page today!
Special Music Videos
Find the videos for special music on the different YouTube Playlists below. Click the link to navigate to each list.