First Baptist Salem
Growing, Loving, Serving
201 N McArthur Street
Salem, MO 65560
Weekly Announcements
Sunday, February 19
  9:00 a.m.       Sunday School
10:15 a.m.       Morning Worship
  5:00 p.m.       Preschool Choir
                         Adult Bible Study – “Improving Our Serve”
  6:00 p.m.       Chili Cook Off & Family & Children Dessert Contest
Monday, February 20
  NO – Kidz Choir
Tuesday, February 21
10:00 a.m.        Quilting in Room 117-118
  3:00 p.m.        Women’s Ministry Study – “All Things New”
  7:00 p.m.        Men’s Prayer Meeting in Brick Youth House
                          Youth Girls Bible Study – “Lies Young Women Believe”
Wednesday, February 22
8:00-9:30 a.m.  Men’s Prayer Meeting at Common Grounds
  4:00 p.m.        Youth & Children’s Bible Drill
  5:00 p.m.        Gym Open
  6:00 p.m.        TeamKID
                          Xtreme Youth
                          Adult Bible Study
  7:00 p.m.        Celebration Choir Rehearsal
Thursday, February 23
11:00 a.m.        BASIC Choir Rehearsal
12:00 p.m.        BASIC Luncheon – Haley Cason-Mackley will bring the program
  6:00 p.m.        Fitness First
Friday, February 24
  9:30 a.m.        Prayer Meeting in Old Choir Room
First Facts for February 12
Sunday School – 198
Morning Worship – 262
Evening Worship – 90
Nursery – February 19
AM – Kellie Sisco, BJ Caywood, Treva Satterfield
2-3 yr. – Debbie Hogan, Karen Stienbarger
PM 2-3 yr. – Jessie Harris
Bus Schedule
Sunday, February 26 – Scott Roberts (417-260-5012)
Deacons of the Month
February: Chris Welch (729-5657), Charlie Schults (729-3783)
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News and Information

BASIC February Schedule
February 23 11:00 a.m. – BASIC Choir Rehearsal
                      12:00 p.m. – BASIC Luncheon (program by Haley Cason-Mackley)
BASIC March Schedule
March 9 11:00 a.m. – BASIC Choir Rehearsal
March 10 8:00 a.m. – Trip to Osage Beach to visit Arnold & Dora Nelson and shop
BASIC Schedules for 2017 are available by 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.
Discipleship Training
Discipleship Training begins Sunday, January 15 at 5:00 p.m.
Preschool Choir, FishStick Kids, 2H4C, Adults
New Classes are forming for Spring Discipleship Training classes that run March 5-April 30 at 5:00 p.m. Options include:
Not a Fan by Kyle Idelman – led by Mike Comer & Drew Johnson – Twenty times in the New Testament, Jesus Christ issued a compelling and challenging invitation: “Follow Me.” Jesus is not interested in mere fans. He doesn’t want enthusiastic admirers. He wants completely committed followers. This study will seriously consider what it means for a man to deny one’s self and truly follow Jesus.
Fear and Faith by Trillia Newbill – led by Nancy DeVenuto – Failure, rejection, sickness, losing a loved one, being alone – the fears we carry are many and heavy. Fear can paralyze our spirit, damage our relationships and hinder our faith. This study seeks to honestly address the fears that many women face, but does so in the light of God’s call to believe in the One who can (and will!) calm your fears through faith in HIm.
Please sign up as soon as possible! Green registration forms are available on various tables with the bulletins.
There are still several Bible studies going on. Join one today!
“All Things New” ( a study of 2 Corinthians), Women’s Discipleship Training Course by Kelly Mintor begins Tuesday, January 17 at 3:00 p.m. Please sign up as soon as possible.
“Lies Young Women Believe” – Youth Girls Bible Study will begin on Tuesday, January 17th at 7:00 p.m. Contact Whitney Brand if you have any questions or if you need a ride.
2017 Mission Trip to Moldova
A team of 13 members has begun preparation for the 2017 mission trip to Moldova planned for July 20-30. The individual cost per team member is $3,150. If you would like to help defray the cost for a particular individual you can designate your contribution and turn it in to the church office. 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. A Love Offering will be taken in June to underwrite the expenses for the dental supplies, medication to be distributed, construction material and day camp supplies.
Slava Domnului – Praise the Lord
Nursery Help Needed
Help is needed in the nursery for during morning and evening services. If you can help, see Era Freeman.
Mission Opportunities – Volunteers Needed
There are several areas of opportunity already planned for you to involved in this year. See the list below.
Community Easter Egg Hunt – April 15, 2017
Camp JOY – June 19-23, 2017
July 4th Church Lawn Ministry
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.
Camp JOY 2017 Information
It’s never too early to register for Camp JOY 2017! You can find information below and on the Camp JOY webpage.  Check it out!
Community Easter Egg Hunt
Our annual Easter Egg Hunt will be Saturday, April 15, 2017. The purpose of the Easter Egg Hunt is to get names and addresses of children who are prospects for Sunday School, Kidz Choir, etc.
We need individually wrapped candy to fill the eggs. If you can help, the items may be placed in in the box by Paula’s door.
Men’s Prayer Meeting
All men are invited to attend Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m. in the brick youth house.
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, beginning February 2. 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.
Children & Youth Bible Drill
Children & Youth Bible Drill meets Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. See Deborah McLaurin for details.
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!
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.
Bible Study on Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center. The current Bible study is The Gospel of Mark.

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: Open
Whitney Brand
Church Admin:
Ann Wofford
Church Admin:
Linda Ashburn


Mission Activity 
Camp JOY maker-fun-factory-vbs-logo-hires-cmyk
Click on the Camp JOY Logo to find the registration information!
Easter Egg Hunt    Camp JOY      IndependenceDayCelebration   VBS 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
Acts – The Mission Continues
Acts - The Mission Continues
Special Music Videos
Find the videos for special music on the different YouTube Playlists below. Click the link to navigate to each list.