First Baptist Salem
Growing, Loving, Serving
201 N McArthur Street
Salem, MO 65560
Weekly Announcements
Sunday, March 17 
   9:00 a.m.       Sunday School
 10:15 a.m.       Morning Worship
   4:00 p.m.       Choir Pageant Rehearsal
   4:30 p.m.       Cast Costume Fitting
   5:00 p.m.       Easter Pageant Cast Practice
   6:00 p.m.       Evening Service
Monday, March 18
    3:00 p.m.      Kidz Choir
    5:00 p.m.      Evening Set Construction
Tuesday, March 19
 10:00 a.m.       Quilting Ministry
   5:00 p.m.       Evening Set Construction
   7:00 p.m.       Men’s Prayer Meeting
Wednesday, March 20
  8:00 a.m.         Men’s Bible Study (Main Street Cafe)
  5:00 p.m.         Open Play
  6:00 p.m.         TeamKID
                           Xtreme Youth
                           Business Meeting/Adult Bible Study
  7:00 p.m.         Celebration Choir Rehearsal
Thursday, March 21
 10:15 a.m.         BASIC Choir Sing at Long Term Care
   5:00 p.m.         Evening Set Construction
Friday, March 22
  9:30 a.m.         Prayer Meeting
  5:00 p.m.         Evening Set Construction
Saturday, March 23
  8:00 a.m.          Set Construction
First Facts for March 10
Sunday School – 180
Morning Worship – 257
Evening Worship – 90
Nursery – March 10
AM – Kelli Sisco, Treva Satterfield
2-3 yr. – Sherri Henderson, Mary Lou VanWinkle, Carol Mimms
PM 2-3 yr. – Jessie Harris
Bus Schedule
Sunday, March 17 – Bill Hammons (729-4685)
Sunday, March 24 – Doug Clark (573-261-0057)
Deacons of the Month
March: Jim Ellis (729-7244), Dan Evans (636-751-1409)
Extending Sympathy To:

News and Information

BASIC Schedule
March 21 – 10:30 a.m. – BASIC Choir to Sing at Long Term Care (bus leaves at 10:15)
March 22 – 10:00 a.m. – Branson – Sight & Sound Theatre: Samson
March 28 – 11:00 a.m. – BASIC Choir Rehearsal
                    12:00 p.m. – BASIC Luncheon – Program: Larry Maxwell
March 31 – 6:00 p.m. – BASIC Choir singing in PM Service
April 25 – 12:00 p.m. – BASIC Luncheon & Program: Orphan Train – Joyce Leuthart
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!
We’ve Got Some Shoes to Fill
We have several opportunities already planned for this year that you can be part of. Please go over the gold sheet in your bulletin and see where God can use you. You may turn this form in for the offering plate, the welcome center, or to the office.
April 13, 14 & 20 – Easter Pageant
April 20 – Community Easter Egg Hunt
June 17-24 – Camp JOY
July 4 – Independence Day on the Grounds
July – Moldova Mission Trip
July 14-17 – VBS
Kidz Choir
Back-to-School Bash
Funeral Meals
Greeters/Welcome Center Hosts
Women’s Ministry
Men’s Ministry
Operation Christmas Child
Quilting Ministry
Children’s Church
Where can you serve?
Easter Pageant Rehearsal
Choir Rehearsal at 4:00 p.m. today. Cast rehearsals at 5:00 p.m. today. Please come at 4:30 p.m. and see Melba in the costume room to be fitted for your costume if you have not done so. There are lists of cast, scenes, and rehearsal times posted at the HUB.
Easter Pageant Set Construction
Set Construction begins this week, each evening at 5:00 p.m. Saturday will start at 8:00 a.m. and continue all day.
Widow/Widower Luncheon
March 31st is the date for our Widow/Widowers’ Luncheon. Come let our deacons serve you right after the morning service. Call the church office for reservations, 729-4863.
Young Married Luncheon
Both Young Married classes (Johnson & Henderson) will combine for a luncheon TODAY directly after service.
Wednesday Morning Men’s Bible Study
Wednesday morning Men’s Bible Study will reconvene January 16th at 8:00-9:30 a.m. The new location is MAIN STREET CAFE. Come start out the new year in the Word!
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.
Riverways Banquet For Life
Riverways Pregnancy & Family Resource Center will be holding their Annual Banquet For Life at the Salem Community Center in the Armory on March 19, 2019. This year’s theme is the Gift of Grace. Please RSVP. Phone (573-739-4673) or email 
Easter Pageant Cards
Promotional postcards for the Easter Pageant are available at the Welcome Center.
Director of Missions
We would like to welcome our New Director of Missions for Dent County Baptist Association, Mr. Ed Wood. Ed and his wife Judy are active at Walking Faith Baptist Church. They have 3 sons and 8 grandchildren. Ed and Judy surrendered to Mission sin 2000 and spent 10 years in 5 different areas of the US including an Indian reservation in Arizona. We look forward to Ed’s involvement in the Association. You can contact him at 729-7663.
We Have a Village!
Our Moldova Team for 2019 is continuing to form and they will be ministering to the village of Tarancuta. There is a young pastor there who has planted a church, and our team can support him with our projects! Please add this village and the work we’ll be doing there to your prayer list.
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.
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 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.