First Baptist Salem
Growing, Loving, Serving
201 N McArthur Street
Salem, MO 65560
Weekly Announcements
Sunday, October 14  
  8:30 a.m.        Sunday Funday Breakfast in FLC
  9:00 a.m.        Sunday School
10:15 a.m.        Morning Worship
  5:00 p.m.        Preschool Choir, Fishsticks, 2H4C
                          Discipleship Training
  6:00 p.m.        Evening Service
Monday, October 15
 3:00 a.m.         Kidz Choir
Tuesday, October 16
10:00 a.m.        Quilting Ministry
  3:00 p.m.        Ladies Bible Study
  7:00 p.m.        Men’s Prayer Meeting
Wednesday, October 17
  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, October 18
 10:30 a.m.          BASIC Choir to Salem Care (bus leaves at 10:15)
Friday, October 19
  9:30 a.m.          Prayer Meeting
First Facts for October 7
Sunday School – 209
Morning Worship – 
Evening Worship – 
Nursery – October 14
AM – Era Freeman, B.J. Caywood, Briana Land
2-3 yr. – Amy Halinar, Sammi Parker
PM 2-3 yr. – Terrie Welch
Bus Schedule
Sunday, October 14 – Scott Roberts (417-260-5012)
Sunday, October 21 – Gary Brown (729-4915)
Deacons of the Month
October: Chris Welch (729-5657); Gary Brown (729-4915)
Extending Sympathy To:

News and Information

BASIC Schedule
October 18 – 10:30 a.m. – BASIC Choir to Salem Care (bus leaves at 10:15)
October 21 – 6:00 p.m. – BASIC Choir to Sing in Evening Service
October 25 – 11:00 a.m. – BASIC Choir Rehearsal
                      12:00 p.m. – BASIC Luncheon – Program: Show-N-Tell Craft Day
October 28 – 6:00 p.m. – Night of Praise
November 8 – 11:00 a.m. – BASIC Choir Rehearsal
                         12:00 p.m. – Thanksgiving Luncheon – Program: Lisa Wulff
Sign-up sheets and calendars are available at the HUB across from the Welcome Center.
Operation Christmas Child
Boxes are available for pickup in the Family Life Center. More information will be coming.
Ministry Opportunity
The church is in need of a nursery coordinator. The primary responsibilities of the nursery coordinator will be to recruit and schedule nursery workers, to ensure that the nursery is adequately staffed for church events, and to ensure that the nursery has all it needs to minister to children and their families. See Michael or Paula for more details.
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 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!
Mark Your Calendars – Night of Praise
Mark your calendars for our Night of Praise on Sunday, October 28th at 6:00 p.m.
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.
Fall Discipleship Training
Join us for Sunday Evening Discipleship Training!
Our new discipleship class begins October 21st entitled You Become What You Practice. Jesus says: The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out fo the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart. During these sessions, Chuck will lead us in a further understanding how to translate the knowledge that exists in our head (the “love” we confess with our lips) into a life that is lived in fullness from the heart.
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!
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 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.