First Baptist Salem
Growing, Loving, Serving
201 N McArthur Street
Salem, MO 65560
Weekly Announcements
Sunday, May 19 
   9:00 a.m.       Sunday School
 10:15 a.m.       Morning Worship
   4:30 p.m.       Camp JOY Training for Youth ONLY
   5:30 p.m.       Camp JOY Training for All
   6:00 p.m.       Evening Service
   7:00 p.m.       Deacon’s Meeting
Tuesday, May 21
 10:00 a.m.       Quilting Ministry
   7:00 p.m.       Men’s Prayer Meeting
Wednesday, May 22
  NO Men’s Bible Study
  1:00 p.m.         Meet at church for Camp Cleanup
  5:00 p.m.         Open Play
  6:00 p.m.         WOW
                           Adult Bible Study
  7:00 p.m.         Celebration Choir Rehearsal
Thursday, May 23
  11:00 a.m.        BASICs Choir Practice
  12:00 p.m.        BASICs Luncheon – Program: Korean War Veteran’s Group
Friday, May 24
  9:30 a.m.          Prayer Meeting
First Facts for May 12
Sunday School – 211
Morning Worship – 273
Evening Worship – 
Nursery – May 19
AM – Kelli Sisco, Treva Satterfield
2-3 yr. – Sherri Henderson, Carol Mimms, Mary Lou VanWinkle
PM 2-3 yr. – Jessie Harris
Bus Schedule
Sunday, May 26 – Bill Hammons (729-4685)
Deacons of the Month
May: Steve Spencer (729-4962); Joe Brand (573-453-6148)
Extending Sympathy To:

News and Information

BASIC Schedule
May 23 – 11:00 a.m. – BASIC Choir Rehearsal
                12:00 p.m. – BASIC Luncheon & Program: Korean War Veteran’s Group
May 31 – 10:00 a.m. – Springfield Cardinals Trip
June 1 – 8:00 a.m. – Strawberry Festival at First Baptist Arnold
June 17-24 – Camp JOY
July 4 – Celebration on the Grounds & Parade
Sign-up sheets and calendars are available at the HUB across from the Welcome Center.
BASIC – Brothers and Sisters In Christ
Our group is for anyone 50 years of age and older. We minister in song to our community and enjoy activities together. Come join us for fun and fellowship. You don’t have to sign to join us!
Pageant Appreciation Dinner
If you participated or helped with the pageant in any way, you are invited to an appreciation dinner on Tuesday, May 28th at 6:00 p.m. Please RSVP to the church no later than Monday, May 20th.
Rodeo Bible Camp
2019 Rodeo Bible Camp is June 4-8 for ages 9-18 years. The cost is $175. See Jeff or Kelly Smith for more information.
DCBA Summer Camp 2019
Day Camp – Paula Land, Director
Ages 4 years to 3rd grade – Cost is $5.00 per day
June 25-27
A bus will leave FBC each day at 9:00 a.m. and return at 3:00 p.m.
Youth Camp – Judy Kimrey, Director
Grades 7-12 – Cost is $50.00
July 8-13
Drop off at FBC the 8th by 9:00 a.m. and return 13th by 1:00 p.m.
Children’s Camp – Sherida Cook, Director
Grades 3-6 – Cost $40
July 22-25
Bus will leave FBC on July 22 at 9:00 a.m. Buss will return to FBC on July 25 at 1:30 p.m.
Camp Joy Training
Camp JOY training will begin on May 19th. 4:30-5:30 will be for youth ONLY. Everyone else will join at 5:30.
May 22 is CAMP CLEANUP DAY. Meet at 1:00 p.m. and ride the bus to camp.
Riverways Pregnancy Resource Center
It is baby bottle fundraiser time. Take a baby bottle and fill with change and bring it back on Father’s Day.
60th Anniversary
Please join Ralph & Norma Hagan for a 60th wedding anniversary drop-in celebration, June 1st from 2-4 p.m. in the Family Life Center.
We Have a Village!
Our Moldova Team for 2019 is continuing to form and they will be ministering to the village of Tarancuta. There is a young pastor there who has planted a church, and our team can support him with our projects! Please add this village and the work we’ll be doing there to your prayer list.
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.
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.
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.
Nursery Help Needed
Help is needed in the nursery for during morning and evening services. If you can help, see Teresa Whelan.
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 Main Street Cafe.
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.