First Baptist Salem
Growing, Loving, Serving
201 N McArthur Street
Salem, MO 65560
Weekly Announcements
Sunday, August 18 
   9:00 a.m.       Sunday School
 10:15 a.m.       Morning Worship
   6:00 p.m.       Church-Wide Visitation
Tuesday, August 20
 10:00 a.m.       Quilting Ministry
   7:00 p.m.       Men’s Prayer Meeting
Wednesday, August 21
   8:30 a.m.        Men’s Bible Study
   5:00 p.m.        Open Gymn
   6:00 p.m.        TeamKID/Xtreme Youth
                           Adult Bible Study
   7:00 p.m.        Celebration Choir Rehearsal
Friday, August 23
   9:30 a.m.         Prayer Meeting
Saturday, August 24
   9:00 a.m.         Celebration Choir Christmas Rehearsal
First Facts for August 11
Sunday School – 212
Morning Worship – 262
Evening Worship – 
Nursery – August 18
AM – Kelli Sisco, Courtney Decker, Whitney Nash
2-3 yr. – Sherri Henderson, Kim Brand
PM 2-3 yr. – No PM Service
Bus Schedule 
Sunday, August 18 – Chris Welch (247-9470)
Sunday, August 25 – Gary Brown (729-4915)
Deacons of the Month
August: Gary Cooper (247-2099); Phil Christesen (247-3749)
Extending Sympathy To:

News and Information

BASIC Schedule
September 5 – 11:00 a.m. – Choir Rehearsal
September 12 – 11:00 a.m. – Choir Rehearsal
September 19 – 10:30 a.m. – Choir to Salem Care (bus leaves at 10:15)
September 20 – 8:00 a.m. – Trip to St. Louis – Arch
September 26 – 10:00 a.m. – Choir Rehearsal & Picnic at Meramec Springs
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!
Fall Discipleship Training Class
Begins September 8th at 5:00 p.m.
Adults – How to Study Your Bible by Pastor Michael and Pastor Chuck
Whether you’re already a Bible teacher or just starting out, we’ve designed this class to help you become a “self-feeder” on the Word of God. We are so excited to share with you this curriculum designed to help you grow more knowledgeably in love with the Lord by studying His Word.
Preschool Choir, Fishsticks (1st-5th grades) and 2H4C (youth) also begins at the same time.
Christmas in July
We are so excited to be the drop off station for all of Dent County for Operation Christmas Child this year. We are going to change our system of doing FBC’s boxes by buying in bulk and having a packing party. By buying in bulk, we will be able to fill more boxes with more items. Be in prayer for what the Lord would have you give. This month we are accepting financial donations to purchase  school supplies!
Kidz Choir
Kidz Choir begins September 9th and we need HELP! We need two people to be snack coordinators, more choir monitors/helpers and a bus driver/monitor. We average 90 kids from 3 different schools. Please see David or Paula to help us continue this strong ministry.
Cincinnati Mission Trip
Details will be coming soon for those interested in the Cincinnati Mission Trip. Dates are September 4-8. If you are at all interested, please sign u on the sheet at the HUB. Spaces are very limited.
Celebration Choir Christmas Rehearsals
Christmas music has arrived and we are ready to start rehearsals. We will be doing the majority of our rehearsals on Wednesdays. Come Saturday, August 24th from 9:00 a.m.-noon for our kick-off rehearsal.
Final Authority
If you like Southern Gospel music, come join us On Sunday, August 18th for the Final Authority Quartet Concert. Chet Price is a member of this group. The concert will be held at the New Life Freewill Baptist Church in Licking, MO at 2 p.m.
Thank You
Dear Church Family, Thank you for your prayers, love and support you showed our family during the illness and passing of our mother. A special thank you to those who provided and served the meal before her funeral. We appreciate all the cards and visits. The Family of Sarah Weible
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    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.