First Baptist Salem
Growing, Loving, Serving
201 N McArthur Street
Salem, MO 65560
Weekly Announcements
Sunday, December 10
  9:00 a.m.       Sunday School
10:15 a.m.       Morning Worship
12:00 p.m.       New Beginnings Potluck Lunch
  4:00 p.m.       Children’s Bible Drill
  6:00 p.m.       Evening Service
Tuesday, December 12
10:00 a.m.       Quilting in Room C117
  7:00 p.m.       Men’s Prayer Meeting
Wednesday, December 13
  8:00 a.m.       Men’s Bible Study at Common Grounds
  5:00 p.m.       Gym Open
  6:00 p.m.       TeamKID
                          Xtreme Youth
                          Business Meeting
  7:00 p.m.       Celebration Choir Rehearsal
Thursday, December 14
10:15 a.m.       BASIC Choir Caroling
Friday, December 15
9:30 a.m.         Prayer Meeting
Saturday, December 16
9:00 a.m.         Celebration Choir Christmas Rehearsal
First Facts for December 3
Sunday School – 187
Morning Worship – 232
Evening Worship – 413
Nursery – December 10
AM – Era Freeman, Briana Land
2-3 yr. – Amy Halinar, Sammi Parker
PM 2-3 yr. – Teresa Whelan
Bus Schedule
Sunday, December 17 – Bill Hammons (729-4685)
Deacons of the Month
December: Dan Evans (636-751-1409); Drew Johnson (247-1615)
Extending Sympathy To:

News and Information

BASIC December Schedule
December 10 – 6:00 p.m. – Choir to sing in Evening Service
December 14 – 10:15 a.m. – Choir Christmas Caroling to all Care Facilities
December 31 – 7:00 p.m. – BASIC New Year’s Eve Party
Sign-up sheets are on the BASIC bulletin board.
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.
Celebration Choir Christmas Concert
The Celebration Choir will be presenting their 2017 Christmas Program on December 17th at 6:00 p.m.
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.
Celebration Choir – Christmas Choir
We have one more rehearsal For our Christmas program. This rehearsal will be from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m on December 16. A light breakfast will be served. This is a great time to consider joining the church. Any and all are welcome!
Celebration Choir – Child Care Now Available
We now have child care available for parents who would like to sing in the choir. This care will be for Wednesday evenings after service and on those extra Saturday morning rehearsal dates.
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
Starting in 1888, the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering was established to empower the international 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. Our goal is &10,000. Giving to date – $3,214.90.
2018 Moldova Missions Trip – July 19-29, 2018
Please Joe Brand or Chuck Henderson for more information on this exciting opportunity.
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.
Community Christmas Dinner
Our community Christmas Dinner will be Monday, December 25 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please call Teresa Whelan at 247-3027 if you are able to help.
Thank You
Thank you again to our incredibly supportive church family who made our memorable day even more special. We are humbled to be surrounded by such a loving, talented, and generous group of people. – With all sincerity, Phil & Britney Christesen
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.