First Baptist Salem
Growing, Loving, Serving
201 N McArthur Street
Salem, MO 65560
Weekly Announcements
Sunday, May 21
  9:00 a.m.       Sunday School
10:15 a.m.       Morning Worship
  5:00 p.m.       Camp JOY Youth Training
  6:00 p.m.       Evening Worship
  7:00 p.m.       VBS Information Meeting
Tuesday, May 23
10:00 a.m.        Quilting in Room 117-118
  3:30 p.m.        Women’s Bible Study
  7:00 p.m.        Men’s Prayer Meeting in Brick Youth House
Wednesday, May 24
8:00-9:30 a.m.  Men’s Prayer Meeting at Common Grounds
  5:00 p.m.        Gym Open
  6:00 p.m.        TeamKID
                          Xtreme Youth
                          Adult Bible Study
  7:00 p.m.        Celebration Choir Rehearsal
Thursday, May 25
 12:00 p.m.       BASICs Luncheon & Program (Estate Planning)
   6:00 p.m.       Fitness First
Friday, May 26
   9:30 a.m.        Prayer Meeting in Old Choir Room
First Facts for May 14
Sunday School – 182
Morning Worship – 230
Evening Worship – 202
Nursery – May 21
AM – Treva Satterfield, Kelli Sisco
2-3 yr. – Sherri Henderson, Karen Stienbarger
PM 2-3 yr. – 
Bus Schedule
Sunday, May 28 – Gary Brown (729-4915)
Deacons of the Month
May: Steve Spencer (729-4962); Joe Brand (247-1651)
Extending Sympathy To:
Family of Bob Gill

News and Information

BASIC May Schedule
May 25 12:00 p.m. – Luncheon & Program: MO Baptist Estate Planning
BASIC June Schedule
June 3 8:00 a.m. – Strawberry Festival at First Baptist in Arnold
June 15 10:00 a.m. – Cardinals Baseball Game in Springfield
June 19-23 – Camp JOY
Sign-up sheets are on 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.
2017 Mission Trip to Moldova
A love offering will be received on Sunday, June 5, to underwrite the cost for construction material, dental supplies, medical supplies and prescription drugs and day camp supplies.
A team of 11 members has begun preparation for the 2017 mission trip to Moldova planned for July 20-30. The team members are Linda Ashburn, Joe, Kate & Whitney Brand, Cathy Brown, Phil Christesen, Kyle Hemken, Chuck Henderson, David Johnson, Rachel Shults and Chris Welch. 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
Follow this link to website with more information on the trip to Moldova.
VBS Informational Meeting
There will be an informational meeting for all VBS workers TONIGHT, May 21st at 7:00 p.m. If you are interested in helping with VBS, please come!
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.
Luggage Needed
Luggage is needed for the Moldova Missions Trip. If you have any wheeled luggage that you would like to donate to the Moldova Mission Trip, you can drop it off at the Church Office.
Upcoming Camps
June 19-23 – Camp JOY – for ages 1st-5th grade. Space is limited. There is no cost.
June 25-30 – Youth Camp – for youth completing grades 6th-12th. Cost is $40.
July 11-13 – DCBA Day Camp – for children ages 5 through 2nd grade. Cost is $2.50 per day.
July 24-27 – DCBA Children’s Camp – for children 3rd-6th grade. Cost is $30.
Mission Opportunities – Volunteers Needed
There are several areas of opportunity already planned for you to involved in this year. See the list below.
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
Camp JOY is June 19-23. Camp JOY is for 1st-5th grade children. Registration forms are available on the cabinet by the children’s bulletin board and information area and online (see the link). Space is limited so register early to make sure there is a spot for your child. See Paula if you have any questions. 
Camp JOY children and adult shirts are available for $10. If you are helping at Camp this year, please see Paula to get your camp t-shirt.
You can find information below and on the Camp JOY webpage.  Check it out!
We Need Help!
We are needing empty tin cans of all shapes and sizes for Camp JOY. Please remove the label and wash and dry them. We will be saving these from now until the first of June. There will be a box in the Family Life Center to put them in. Thank You!!!
We also need bottle lids (plastic ones like on a soda bottle) and the cardboard tubes from toilet paper rolls. I bet you can’t wait to see what creative things we have planned for camp!
Thank You
Thank you to everyone who has contributed meals to our funeral meals. Without your willingness to help, this ministry would not be possible. – Lori Comer and the Funeral Meal Team
DCBA Camp Work Day
Dent County Baptist Association Camp work day will be May 31st at 1:00 p.m. Help us get the camp ready! The bus will leave the church at 1:00 p.m.
Church Offices Closed
In honor of Memorial Day, the church offices will be closed on Monday, May 29th.
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. 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.
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!
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.
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!
Click on the VBS Logo to find the registration information!
  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.
Current Sermon Series
From Eden to the New Jerusalem
Special Music Videos
Find the videos for special music on the different YouTube Playlists below. Click the link to navigate to each list.