First Baptist Salem
Growing, Loving, Serving
201 N McArthur Street
Salem, MO 65560
Weekly Announcements
Sunday, March 26
  9:00 a.m.       Sunday School
10:15 a.m.       Morning Worship
  5:00 p.m.       Preschool Choir
                         Adult Bible Study
  6:00 p.m.       Evening Service
  7:00 p.m.       Deacon’s Meeting
Monday, March 27
  NO                 Kidz Choir
Tuesday, March 28
10:00 a.m.        Quilting in Room 117-118
  7:00 p.m.        Men’s Prayer Meeting in Brick Youth House
Wednesday, March 29
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
                          Children’s Bible Church Drill (D119 – Old Choir Room)
                          Adult Bible Study
  7:00 p.m.        Celebration Choir Rehearsal
Thursday, March 30
   6:00 p.m.        Fitness First
Friday, March 31
   9:30 a.m.        Prayer Meeting in Old Choir Room
First Facts for March 19
Sunday School – 190
Morning Worship – 222
Evening Worship – 97
Nursery – March 26
AM – Linda Ashburn, Heather Johnson, Lynn Ritsch
2-3 yr. – Tricia & Ty Conley
PM 2-3 yr. – Mitch & Cathy Harris
Bus Schedule
Sunday, April 2 – Gary Brown (729-4915)
Deacons of the Month
March: Chris Welch (729-5657), John Whelan (729-7367)
April: Terry Cunningham (729-2324), Jim Ellis (729-7244)
Extending Sympathy To:
Eva Fink, Dave and JoAnn Wells and family and friends at the loss of Bill
Brad and Joyce McBride at the loss of Brad’s mother

News and Information

BASIC April Schedule
April 13 10:00 a.m. – BASIC Choir Rehearsal
April 20 10:30 a.m. – BASIC Choir to Sing at Seville Care Center (bus leaves at 10:15)
April 21 8:00 a.m. – BASIC Trip to Washington, MO to Vintage Market and tour model train museum
April 27 11:00 a.m. – BASIC Choir Practice
              12:00 p.m. – BASIC Luncheon (program film Life in a Sawmill Town)
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 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.
Prayer Across America
The Missouri Baptist Convention is holding a prayer meeting in the county-seat of every county in Missouri. Join us on April 6, 2017, 8:00 a.m., at the courthouse for a brief time of prayer for our community and our state.
Nursery Help Needed
Help is needed in the nursery for during morning and evening services. If you can help, see Era Freeman.
Parent/Child Dedication
Parent/Child Dedication will be conducted on Mother’s Day, May 14. Please call the church office if you would like to have your child dedicated.
Graduate Recognition
Graduate Recognition will be conducted on May 14 in the morning worship service. If you are graduating and want to be recognized, please let Paula know.
Help Wanted
The church is looking for applicants for the job of part-time secretary. Basic computer skills preferred. The most important qualities are the desire to minister to others and a servant’s heart. Please send resumes to the church or drop them off at the church office. Any questions about the job should be directed to Michael York.
Annie Armstrong Easter Offering
March 5-12 is a week of prayer for the North American Missions and the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering.
Our goal this year is $7,500.
Received to Date = $1,671.00
Children’s Bible Drill
Children’s Bible Drill at the Church level will be Wednesday, March 29 at 6:00 p.m. in the old choir room (D119).
Widow/Widower Luncheon
All widows and widowers of the church are invited to a special lunch after church on April 2. Our deacons want to server you and be a blessing to you. Please RSVP by contacting the church office or by signing up in the comment section of the attendance information sheet in your bulletin.
Dora’s Ministry
Dora Nelson would like to pray for you. If you have any prayer requests, mail them to:
Dora Nelson
Lakeside Meadows
872 College Blvd
Osage Beach, MO 65065
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
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. 
April 2 at 4:30 p.m. there will be a meeting for adult Camp JOY volunteers in the FLC.
Youth Camp JOY volunteers will meet on Sundays at 5:00 p.m. beginning April 2.
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. Contact Briana Land if you have questions.
Notes of Thanks
Thanks so much for the meal provided for the family and friends of Beverly Thompson. The food was delicious and we are truly grateful for your hard work and dedication. Thank you for the beautiful flowers, we truly appreciate your thoughtfulness. – Clifford Thompson & family
Dear Church Family – We greatly appreciate your many prayers, expressions of concern, telephone calls and visitation during Earl’s hospital stay. – Earl & Royln Welch
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!
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.