First Baptist Salem
Growing, Loving, Serving
201 N McArthur Street
Salem, MO 65560
Weekly Announcements
Sunday, July 21 
   9:00 a.m.       Sunday School
 10:15 a.m.       Morning Worship
   6:00 p.m.       Evening Service
Pray for Moldova Mission Team
Monday, July 22
Pray for Moldova Mission Team
Tuesday, July 23
 10:00 a.m.       Quilting Ministry
Pray for Moldova Mission Team
Wednesday, July 24
  8:30 a.m.         Men’s Bible Study
   6:00 p.m.        Adult Bible Study
                           No Children’s Activities
   7:00 p.m.        Celebration Choir Rehearsal
Pray for Moldova Mission Team
Thursday, July 25
Pray for Moldova Mission Team
Friday, July 26
   9:30 a.m.       Prayer Meeting
Pray for Moldova Mission Team
First Facts for July 14
Sunday School – 201
Morning Worship – 221
Evening Worship – 
Nursery – July21
AM – Heather Johnson, Lynn Ritsch, Julie Malone
2-3 yr. – Tricia Conley, Stevie Patterson
PM 2-3 yr. – Lori Comer
Bus Schedule 
Sunday, July 21 – Gary Brown (729-4915)
Sunday, July 28 – Doug Clark (573-261-0057)
Deacons of the Month
July: John Whelan (729-7367); Dave Nichols (247-9381)
Extending Sympathy To:

News and Information

BASIC Schedule
July 20 – 3:00 p.m. – Meramec Theatre: Booth Brothers
August 2 – 8:00 a.m. – Trip to buy peaches
August 5-8 – Pastor’s Mystery Trip
September 5 – 11:00 a.m. – Choir Rehearsal
September 12 – 11:00 a.m. – Choir Rehearsal
September 19 – 10:30 a.m. – Choir to Salem Care (bus leaves at 10:15)
September 20 – 8:00 a.m. – Trip to St. Louis – Arch
September 26 – 10:00 a.m. – Choir Rehearsal & Picnic at Meramec Springs
Sign-up sheets and calendars are available at the HUB across from the Welcome Center.
BASIC – Brothers and Sisters In Christ
Our group is for anyone 50 years of age and older. We minister in song to our community and enjoy activities together. Come join us for fun and fellowship. You don’t have to sign to join us!
DCBA Summer Camp 2019
Children’s Camp – Sherida Cook, Director
Grades 3-6 – Cost $40
July 22-25
Bus will leave FBC on July 22 at 9:00 a.m. Bus will return to FBC on July 25 at 1:30 p.m.
We need some volunteers to donate fresh fruit and cookies for the Youth and Children’s Camp. The Directors have told us how much the kids enjoy cold, fresh fruit. Please bring the church either July 8th or July 22nd.
Moldova Mission Team
Please be in prayer for our Moldova Mission Team members as they prepare for their trip. The members this year are Joe Brand, Kim Brand, Kate Brand, Chris Welch, Chuck Henderson, Drew Christesen, Cathy Brown, David Hancock, Cathy Brown, Jessica Crites and Mark Sisco. They will be leaving on July 18th. 
Christmas in July
We are so excited to be the drop off station for all of Dent County for Operation Christmas Child this year. We are going to change our system of doing FBC’s boxes by buying in bulk and having a packing party. By buying in bulk, we will be able to fill more boxes with more items. Be in prayer for what the Lord would have you give. Details will be provided on packing dates. Look for details for our big PARTY!
Pastor’s Mystery Trip
Don’t forget to sign-up for the Pastor’s Mystery Trip. This year’s trip will be $200 for double occupancy rate. That will include hotel, attractions and one meal. Sign-up at the HUB. Single rates will be $300.
Cincinnati Mission Trip
Details will be coming soon for those interested in the Cincinnati Mission Trip. Dates are September 4-8. If you are at all interested, please sign u on the sheet at the HUB. Spaces are very limited.
Thank You
FBC Family, Thank you for your prayers during this difficult time during the loss of Nicole’s grandmother. The arrangement of plants were beautiful. Love to you all, The Hancocks
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.
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.
Text Alerts for Information about First Baptist Church
The church is using a new system to get information out about events, activities and any changes that are occurring. You can text “@2fa42a” to 81010 to receive text messages from the church. If you don’t text, you can also use email. Send an email to and be signed up to receive the alerts that way.
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.
Nursery Help Needed
Help is needed in the nursery for during morning and evening services. If you can help, see Teresa Whelan.
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 Main Street Cafe.
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 Facebook.
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.