First Baptist Salem
Growing, Loving, Serving
201 N McArthur Street
Salem, MO 65560
Weekly Announcements
Sunday, July 16
  9:00 a.m.       Sunday School
10:15 a.m.       Morning Worship
  5:00 p.m.       VBS Meal
  6:00 p.m.       VBS
Monday, July 17
  5:00 p.m.       VBS Meal
  6:00 p.m.       VBS
Tuesday, July 18
10:00 a.m.       Quilting in Room C117-118
  5:00 p.m.       VBS Meal
  6:00 p.m.       VBS
Wednesday, July 19
  5:00 p.m.      VBS Meal
  6:00 p.m.      VBS Family Night
Thursday, July 20
  2:00 a.m.       Moldova Mission Team Departs
Friday, July 21
   9:30 a.m.        Prayer Meeting in Old Choir Room
First Facts for July 9
Sunday School – 186
Morning Worship – 226
Evening Worship – 
Nursery – July 16
AM – Kelli Sisco, BJ Caywood, Treva Satterfield
2-3 yr. – Sherri Henderson, Karen Stienbarger
PM 2-3 yr. – VBS
Bus Schedule
Sunday, July 23 – Doug Clark (573-261-0057)
Deacons of the Month
July: Jim Freeman (729-6791); Chris Welch (729-5657)
Extending Sympathy To:

News and Information

BASIC August Schedule
August 7-10 – Mystery Trip
August 19 3:00 p.m. – Meramec Music Theatre – Triumphant Quartet
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.
2017 Mission Trip to Moldova
A team of 10 members has begun preparation for the 2017 mission trip to Moldova planned for July 20-30. The team members are Joe, Kate & Whitney Brand, Cathy Brown, Phil Christesen, Chuck Henderson, David Johnson, Jolene Preston, Rachel Shults and Chris Welch. The dental, medical and day camp and construction teams will be serving in the village of Larguta under the sponsorship of the Baptist Church in Cantemir. 
Slava Domnului – Praise the Lord
Follow this link to website with more information on the trip to Moldova.
VBS – July 16-19
CAMP OUT: Getting S’more Out of Jesus! The kids will trek through an outdoor adventure and learn that Jesus is the light of the world. Registration forms are in the foyer and can be turned in to the church office.
Mark Your Calendars – BASIC Mystery Trip
The BASIC Mystery Trip dates have been announced. Mark your calendars for August 7-10th. The cost is $230 per person (2 per room). The cost includes hotel and tickets to mystery events.
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.
Upcoming Camps
July 24-27 – DCBA Children’s Camp – for children 3rd-6th grade. Cost is $30.
Mission Opportunities – Volunteers Needed
There are several areas of opportunity already planned for you to involved in this year. See the list below.
VBS – July 16-19, 2017
Moldova Missions – July 20-30, 2017
Back-to-School Bash – August 5, 2017
If you are interested in being part of any of these, please contact the church office.
There are several other opportunities available throughout the year. Some of these include:
Funeral Meals, Ushers/Greeters, Operation Christmas Child, Christmas Day Community Dinner, Helping Hands, Women’s Ministry, Men’s Ministry, Quilting Ministry, Prayer/Outreach Ministry.
Cincinnati Mission Trip
September 6-10
We are looking for 7 folks with a love for the lost who will come alongside our planters to spend 3 1/2 days furthering the gospel witness in Cincinnati. We will have various opportunities including service projects, prayer walking/witnessing, relationship building, reading with school children hosting a block party. It’ll be highly relational and deeply spiritual. If interested, see Chuck or Michael for more details.
Back-to-School Bash
We will be hosting a Back-to-School Bash on August 5th. We are collecting items listed below to hand out to children around our community. The event will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. If you can help with the distribution, contact Paula.  There will be donation boxes located around the church for the following items:
Glue & Glue Sticks
Colored Pencils
Folders (with pockets and prongs)
Church Picnic
Wednesday, July 26th at 6:00 p.m.
Come and join us for a picnic at the church pavilion! Bring a covered dish and dessert, your drinks, and your lawn chairs. The meat, bread, and paper products will be provided. Celebration Choir practice to follow at 7:00 p.m.
Thank You!
Nicole, Henley, and I want to express our gratitude to the church for the warm welcome and hospitality we have received and continue to enjoy! Thank you for beautiful reception and the thoughtful gifts which continue to assist us as we make our home here in Salem. We thank the Lord for blessing us with such a loving church family, and we look forward to serving Him with you for many years to come! – David Hancock
Thank you for all of the love and support even when I don’t deserve all the love you have given me. I can’t wait to see what God has in store for me! I know that when I leave for school, I’ll always have a home here in Salem. – Zach Kilman.
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.
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. 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.
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!
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
Whitney Brand
Church Admin:
Lindsay Case
Church Admin:


Mission Activity 
Camp JOY maker-fun-factory-vbs-logo-hires-cmyk
Click on the Camp JOY Logo to find the registration information!
Click on the VBS Logo to find the registration information!
  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.