First Baptist Salem
Growing, Loving, Serving
201 N McArthur Street
Salem, MO 65560
Weekly Announcements
Sunday, September 23
  9:00 a.m.        Sunday School
10:15 a.m.        Morning Worship
                          Cincinnati Mission Trip Meeting in FLC (after services)
  5:00 p.m.        Preschool Choir, Fishsticks, 2H4C
                          Discipleship Training
  6:00 p.m.        Evening Service
Monday, September 24
 3:00 a.m.         Kidz Choir Begins
Tuesday, September 25
10:00 a.m.        Quilting Ministry
 7:00 p.m.         Men’s Prayer Meeting
Wednesday, September 26
  8:30 a.m.        Men’s Bible Study
  5:00 p.m.        Open Play
  6:00 p.m.        TeamKID
                           Xtreme Youth
                           Adult Bible Study 
  7:00 p.m.         Celebration Choir Rehearsal
Thursday, September 27
 11:00 a.m.         BASICs Choir Rehearsal
 12:00 p.m.         BASIC Luncheon – Fish Fry
Friday, September 28
  9:30 a.m.          Prayer Meeting
First Facts for September 16
Sunday School – 196
Morning Worship – 224
Evening Worship – 81
Nursery – September 23
AM – Era Freeman, Lynn Ritsch
2-3 yr. – Tricia & Ty Conley
PM 2-3 yr. – Mitch & Cathy Harris
Bus Schedule
Sunday, September 23 – Gary Brown (729-4915)
Sunday, September 30 – Bill Hammons (729-4685)
Deacons of the Month
September: Charlie Shultz (729-3783); Mike Comer (573-435-6722); Dave Nichols (729-3525)
Extending Sympathy To:

News and Information

BASIC Schedule
September 23 – 6:00 p.m. – BASIC Choir Singing in Evening Service (meet in choir room at 5:45)
September 27 – 11:00 a.m. – BASIC Choir Rehearsal
                            12:00 p.m. – BASIC Luncheon – Program: Fish Fry
October 5 – 10:00 a.m. – BASOC Trip to Alley Springs for Picnic
October 11 – 11:00 a.m. – BASIC Choir Rehearsal
October 18 – 10:30 a.m. – BASIC Choir to Salem Care (bus leaves at 10:15)
Sign-up sheets and calendars are available at the HUB across from the Welcome Center.
Rheubin L South Missouri Missions Offering
Your gifts through Missouri Missions Offering help transform lives and communities with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our church goal this year is $1,000.00.
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.
October Sunday Fundays
Breakfast will be served on Sundays during the month of October from 8:30-8:55 in the Family Life Center. This is for FBC Kidz ages nursery and up and their families.
October 7 – Pancakes & P.J.s – Kids wear your P.J.s to Church and bring your family to eat pancakes with you!
October 14 – Breakfast Pizza & Ball Team – Wear your favorite sports team stuff and invite a friend &/or their family to eat breakfast pizza with you and your family! (Is there a friend or family that doesn’t attend church anywhere that you can invite?)
October 21 – Biscuits & Gravy & Groovy grandparents Family Feast – Wear your groovy socks and invite some Grandparents to eat with you and your family (borrow some Grandparents if you want to!)
October 28 – Pastries with the Pastor – You and your family don’t want to miss this day, we have a surprise for you!
Men’s Bible Study
Men’s Morning Bible Study has resumed and will be studying the book of James. Meet us at 8:00 a.m. for breakfast and a great time of study and fellowship.
Ladies Tuesday Bible Study
Tuesday Bible Study for ladies will begin Tuesday, September 18th at 3:00 p.m. The sign-up sheet is located at the HUB.
Celebration Choir
It’s not too late to join us for our Christmas Program practices. We have CD’s available for each section. Our Christmas rehearsals are Wednesdays from 7:00-7:45 p.m.
Cincinnati Mission Trip
Dates for the trip will be October 10-14, 2018. Be in prayer as our team prepares to depart and minister in Cincinnati.
Fall Discipleship Training
Join us for Sunday Evening Discipleship Training!
Women’s Class will be A Woman Who Doesn’t Quit: 5 Habits from the book of Ruth led by Nicole Hancock. Men’s Class will be How to Bridge the Matters That Divide Us led by the Men’s Ministry Leadership Team. After this 6 week session, both groups will join together for a new study led by Chuck Henderson.
Preschool Choir, Fishsticks and 2H4C also begin for children of all ages.
Kidz Choir
Kidz Choir for 1st-6th grades is on Mondays at 3:00 p.m. We pick up students at R-80, R-1 and R-4 schools. Ending time will remain the same at 5:00 p.m. Come join us!
Wednesday Night Kids Activities
Wednesday night Kid’s Activities starts at 5:00 p.m. with open play and TeamKID and Xtreme Youth at 6:00 p.m.
Trunk or Treat Candy Needed
We have begun to collect candy for our Trunk or Treat event. This will be held on Wednesday, October 31st from 6-8 p.m. It’s also time to start thinking about your themes for your cars and trucks!
Thank you
Thank you to our church family, especially the Funeral Meal Committee and others for all your prayers, cards, support and caring the recent loss of our son and brother – Ronald E Isgriggs. – Neoma R Isgriggs, Donna woodworth and Cheryl French
We find healing in God’s tender embrace while your thoughts and prayers have held us together during the passing of our father, Irvin Johnson, know that your presence. love, and support have given us great comfort. We are blessed to have a wonderful and loving church family. Thank You! – David, Daniel, Mike & Linn Johnson and family
Thank you First Baptist Church family for your prayers, cards, and your love shown to me during my recent surgery and recovery process. I am blessed to have such a caring and loving church family. – Daniel Johnson
Dent County Baptist Camp Caretaker Wanted
The Dent County Baptist Association is looking for the right person to fill the ministry position of Camp Caretaker. For more information, please contact the Baptist Association Office for an application.
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 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.