First Baptist Salem
Growing, Loving, Serving
201 N McArthur Street
Salem, MO 65560
Weekly Announcements
Sunday, December 4
  9:00 a.m.       Sunday School
10:15 a.m.       Morning Worship
  2:30 p.m.       Worship at Seville
  6:00 p.m.       Kidz Choir Program – All About That Baby
Monday, December 5
 3:00 p.m.         Kidz Choir Party
Tuesday, December 6
 10:00 a.m.       Quilting in Room C117-118
  7:00 p.m.        Men’s Prayer Meeting in Brick Youth House
Wednesday, December 7
  8:00-9:30 a.m.  Men’s Bible Study 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
                           Adult Bible Study
  7:00 p.m.        Celebration Choir Rehearsal
Thursday, December 8
Church offices closed for staff Christmas Outing
 11:00 a.m.        BASIC Choir Rehearsal
 12:00 p.m.        BASIC Christmas Luncheon – The Salem High School Chamber Choir will bring the program.
                           After lunch, BASICs will tour Dave and Sandy Nichols’ home.
Friday, December 9
   9:30 a.m.        Prayer Meeting in Old Choir Room
 11:00 a.m.        BASIC Shopping Trip and “A Walk Through Bethlehem” at Morse Mill Baptist Church
First Facts for November 27
Sunday School – 180
Morning Worship – 252
Evening Worship – 89
Nursery – December 4
AM – Melba Seelke, Wanda Major, Sandra Headrick
2-3 yr. – Hope Koontz, Lindsay Case
PM 2-3 yr. – Terrie Welch
Bus Schedule
Sunday, December 11 – Gary Brown (729-4915)
Deacons of the Month
December: Jim Ellis (729-7244), Wayne Gott (729-6001)
Extending Sympathy To:
Doilline Camden at the loss of her sister-in-law
Rick & Sandy Day at the loss of Sandy’s brother-in-law

News and Information

BASIC December Schedule
December 8, 11:00 a.m. – BASIC Choir Rehearsal
                       12:00 p.m.  – BASIC Christmas Dinner – High School Chamber Choir will bring the program.
                                             (The Chamber Choir will stay for lunch so please bring extra food.)
  Tour of Dave & Sandy Nichols’ house following lunch.
December 9, 11:00 a.m.   – There will be a shopping trip. That evening will travel to Morse Mill Baptist Church.
December 15, 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. – BASIC Choir Christmas Caroling at all Care facilities.
December 31, 7:00 p.m.-? – BASIC sponsored New Year’s Eve Party – Open to Everyone
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering 2016
December 4-11 – Week of Prayer for International Missions
Church Goal – $10,000
Starting in 1888, the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering was established to empower the international mission efforts for Southern Baptists. After more than a century, the annual offering continues its steady growth. Your giving enables missionaries to be sent to make disciples and multiply churches among unreached peoples and places for the glory of God.
Kidz Choir Musical
Kidz Choir will present “All About the Baby” on Sunday, December 4th at 6:00 p.m.
Women’s Ministry Cookbooks
Women’s Ministry Cookbooks are available in the church office for $12. They make great stocking stuffers.
2017 Moldova Missions Trip Information
An information meeting was held on Tuesday, November 8 and was for anyone who is considering serving next year in Moldova. If you are interested in going on this mission trip but were unable to join, please see Joe Brand.
2017 Moldova Missions Trip Auction
The family of Ken & Shirley Sheriff have donated many Christmas items. There will be a silent auction and the proceeds will go the Moldova Mission Trip.  You can view the items int eh Sanctuary hallway. Bids may be placed until noon, December 4. Winners will be announced after the Kidz Choir Musical Sunday, December 4th.
Men’s Prayer Meeting
All men are invited to attend Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m. in the brick youth house.
Community Christmas Dinner
We will be hosting our annual Community Christmas Dinner on Sunday, December 25. This is for church members, non-members, anyone and everyone. If you can bring food, help serve or help in any way, call the church office or Teresa Whelan at 247-3027.
Christmas Parties
If your Sunday School class is planning to have a Christmas party at the church, please call the church office to have it put on the calendar so that there will not be any scheduling conflicts.
FYI – Important Dates
December 8 – Church offices closed for the annual staff Christmas outing
December 12, 19, & 26 – No Kidz Choir
December 23 & 26 – Church offices closed for Christmas
December 25 – No Sunday School
                          No Children’s Church
                          No Children’s buses will run
                          No Evening Worship Service
December 28 – No Wednesday Activities
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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.
Come Join Us!
Christmas is the season and sharing the Good News is our reason. Come ride the Polar Chair Express to the New Beginnings Sunday School classroom. Please join us each Sunday in December at 8:00 a.m. (till Christmas day) for cookies, scones, coffee, hot chocolate and good fellowship. Take a ride on the chair lift to the Choir Room. All are welcome!
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 
Easter Egg Hunt    Camp JOY      IndependenceDayCelebration   VBS 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
Acts – The Mission Continues
Acts - The Mission Continues
Special Music Videos
Find the videos for special music on the different YouTube Playlists below. Click the link to navigate to each list.