First Baptist Salem
Growing, Loving, Serving
201 N McArthur Street
Salem, MO 65560
Weekly Announcements
Sunday, July 15
  9:00 a.m.        Sunday School
10:00 a.m.       Morning Worship
  5:00 p.m.       VBS Meal
  6:00 p.m.       VBS
Monday, July 16
  5:00 p.m.       VBS Meal
  6:00 p.m.       VBS
Tuesday, July 17
  5:00 p.m.       VBS Meal
  6:00 p.m.       VBS
Wednesday, July 18
  5:00 p.m.       VBS Meal
  6:00 p.m.       VBS
Thursday, July 19
12:15 p.m.       Moldova Team Prayer Time
12:45 p.m.       Moldova Team Departs
Friday, July 20
 9:30 a.m.      Prayer Meeting
First Facts for July 8
Sunday School – 178
Morning Worship – 207
Evening Worship – 91
Nursery – July 15
AM – Treva Satterfield & Kelli Sisco
2-3 yr. – Sherri Henderson & Mary Lou VanWinkle
PM 2-3 yr. – VBS
Bus Schedule
Sunday, July 22 – Scott Roberts (417-260-5012)
Deacons of the Month
July: John Whelan (729-7367); Dave Nichols (729-3525)
Extending Sympathy To:

News and Information

BASIC Schedule
August 6-9 – Mystery Trip
August 12 – 175th Anniversary of FBC
September 7 – 8:00 a.m. – Trip to Wonders of Wildlife, Bass Pro, Springfield, MO
Sign-up sheets and calendars are available at the HUB across from the Welcome Center.
VBS July 15th-18th
Polar Blast: Where Jesus’ Love is Cool! Registration forms are at the HUB and can be turned in to the Church Office.
Pastor’s Mystery Trip
The BASICs Trip will be August 6-9. The cost is $250 per person (2 per room). The cost includes hotel and tickets to mystery events. One event the Pastor is sharing will be “The Ark Encounter”. Sign up sheet is located at the HUB.
2018 Moldova Missions Trip – July 19-29, 2018
Please pray for the following Team members: Joe, Whitney and Kate Brand, Chris Welch, Cathy Brown, Susie Mackey, Chuck Henderson, Phil and Drew Christesen, Jolene Preston, David Johnson and Mark Sisco.
175th Anniversary
Save the date! On August 12th, we will set aside the day to celebrate how God has worked in our church since it’s founding 175 years ago, and look ahead with anticipation to a bright future. You’re not going to want to miss this special occasion!
175th Anniversary – Want to Play?
To celebrate our 175th, we will hold a competition with some good old fashioned relay games. So, we are looking for teams to participate. here’s the key: Each team must have at least one preschooler, grade schooler, youth, parent and grandparent to participate (Bonus points for recruiting a great-grandparent!) You don’t have to all be blood-related; adopt one! See Chuck, Chris or Terri Welch for more details and sign up at the HUB today!
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 16-21 – Youth Camp for youth completing grades 6th-12th. The cost is $50.00
July 23-26 – DCBA Children’s Camp for children 3rd-6th grade. The cost is $40.00
Celebration Choir Summer Rehearsal Dates
Due to the various summer activities we have going on at the church, our choir schedule has been changed to the following:
July 18 – VBS – NO Choir
July 25 – Rehearsal at 7:00 p.m.
Back-To-School Bash
Below is a list of items we are collecting to distribute to kids at our Back-To-School Bash. Drop-off boxes are located around the church. Here is a list of the items that are needed:
  • crayons
  • scissors
  • erasers
  • binders
  • pencils
  • notebooks
  • colored pencils
  • glue & glue sticks
  • folders (with pockets and prongs)
Golden Anniversary
Louis & Barbara Stuckmeyer invite family and friends to their home on Saturday, July 25th between 9-11 a.m. to celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary! No gifts. Please bring a lawn chair. RSVP to 573-743-6246 by July 23rd.
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.