First Baptist Salem
Growing, Loving, Serving
201 N McArthur Street
Salem, MO 65560
Weekly Announcements
Sunday, December 9  
  9:00 a.m.        Sunday School
10:15 a.m.        Morning Worship
  6:00 p.m.        Evening Service
Tuesday, December 11
10:00 a.m.        Quilting Ministry
  5:30 p.m.        Handbell Rehearsal
  6:30 p.m.        Moldova Informational Meeting
  7:00 p.m.        Men’s Prayer Meeting
Wednesday, December 12
  8:30 a.m.        Men’s Bible Study
  5:00 p.m.        Open Play
  6:00 p.m.        Team KID
                           Xtreme Youth
                          Adult Bible Study/Business Meeting
  7:00 p.m.        Celebration Choir Rehearsal
Thursday, December 14
  9:45 a.m.        BASICs Caroling to All Facilities
Saturday, December 15
  8:00 a.m.        Men’s Ministry Woodcutting
  5:00 p.m.        New Beginnings Class Party
First Facts for December 2
Sunday School – 212
Morning Worship – 245
Evening Worship – 524
Nursery – December 9
AM – Era Freeman, BJ Caywood, Briana Land
2-3 yr. – Amy Halinar, Sammi Parker
PM 2-3 yr. – Teresa Whelan
Bus Schedule
Sunday, December 9 – Scott Roberts (417-260-5012)
Sunday, December – Gary Brown (729-4915)
Deacons of the Month
December: Dan Evans (636-751-1409); Drew Johnson (247-1615)
Extending Sympathy To:

News and Information

BASIC Schedule
December 9 – 6:00 p.m. – BASIC Choir to Sing in Evening Service
December 13 – 9:45 a.m. – BASIC Choir Christmas Caroling to all Care Facilities and Lunch
December 31 – 7:00 p.m. – New Year’s Eve Party
Sign-up sheets and calendars are available at the HUB across from the Welcome Center.
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.
Calling All Woodcutters!
Please meet in the Family Life Center on Saturday, December 15th at 8:00 a.m. We need strong backs, chainsaws, splitters, and a truck and trailer. Please contact Mike Comer for any questions.
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
Every Church. Every Nation
It’s more than a catch phrase. It’s at the core of what we do. We believe every church-and every church member-has a critical role to play in bringing the gospel to the world. Our church’s participation in the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering is a key part of that. Because you give to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, IMB missionaries can take the gospel to unreached peoples around the world. Every dollar you give makes a difference, because 100% of the money collected goes to the work of reaching every nation.
Men’s Bible Study
Men’s Morning Bible Study has resumed and will be studying the book of James. Meet us at 8:00 a.m. for breakfast and a great time of study and fellowship.
Moldova 2019 Informational Meeting
Have you ever thought of or considered joining us for our mission trip to the country of Moldova? This is not a commitment but a time of question answering and sharing information. All former teammates are also invited for this meeting Tuesday, December 11th at 6:30 p.m. See Joe Brand or Chuck Henderson for details.
Bible Drill
Children’s Bible Drill has started for grades 4-6. We meet at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday in the Family Life Center.
Trail to the Cross
The Cowboy Christmas Gala will be Saturday, December 8th. Get gussied up and join us for a night of food, fellowship, fundraising and fun! There will be live music, silent auction and a great meal. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 each, with all proceeds benefiting the 2019 Rodeo Bible Camp. For tickets, please see Jeff or Kelly Smith today!
Introduction to Biblical Interpretation
Beginning January 28, from 7:00-9:30 p.m. at Southwest Baptist University, Chuck will be teaching a class for all who would like to develop their ability to study the Scriptures. The4 goal for the class will be to enable the student to have the knowledge, skill, and resources to approach any text in the Bible for understanding and application. One can take the class for college credit or as an audit. Please contact SBU or Chuck with any questions.
Nursery Coordinator
We would like to thank Teresa Whelan for volunteering to serve as our Nursery Coordinator. If you would like to serve in the nursery, please see Teresa.
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.
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.
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.


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.

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.