Weekly Announcements
Sunday, April 15
   9:00 a.m.       Sunday School
10:00 a.m.       Morning Worship
  4:30 p.m.       Camp JOY Mandatory Training
  5:00 p.m.       Preschool Choir
                         Youth Training for Camp JOY
                         Adult Discipleship Training
  6:00 p.m.       Evening Service
Monday, April 16
  3:00 p.m.        Kidz Choir
Tuesday, April 17
10:00 a.m.         Women’s Quilting Ministry
  7:00 p.m.         Men’s Prayer Meeting
Wednesday, April 18
 8:00 a.m.        Men’s Bible Study at Common Grounds
 5:00 p.m.        Open Play
 6:00 p.m.        TeamKID
                          Xtreme Youth
                          Adult Bible Study
 7:00 p.m.         Celebration Choir Rehearsal
Thursday, April 19
10:15 a.m.        BASIC Choir to Sing at Long Term Care
Friday, April 20
 9:30 a.m.       Prayer Meeting
First Facts for April 8
Sunday School – 206
Morning Worship – 239
Evening Worship – 181
Nursery – April 15
AM – Kelli Sisco, Treva Satterfield
2-3 yr. – Sherri Henderson, Mary Lou VanWinkle
PM 2-3 yr. – Jessie Harris
Bus Schedule
Sunday, April 22 – Scott Roberts (417-260-5012)
Deacons of the Month
April: Jim Ellis (729-7244); Terry Cunningham (729-9638)
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News and Information

BASIC Schedule
April 19 – 10:30 a.m. – BASIC Choir to Residential Care (bus leaves at 10:15)
April 22 – 6:00 p.m. – BASIC Choir to sing in Evening Service
April 26 – 11:00 a.m. – BASIC Choir Rehearsal & BASIC Luncheon (Program – Salem Sheltered Workshop)
Sign-up sheets and calendars are available at the HUB across from the Welcome Center.
VBS Supplies Needed
Please start saving gallon milk cartons and lids. Make sure you rinse them out!
New Discipleship Studies for Men and Women
Men’s – In this series, notable names such as Joe Girardi, Dabo Sweeney, and Duck Dynasty’s Jase Robertson explain how following God’s game plan for life can empower Average Joe’s everywhere to get in the game and testify tot he transformative reality of the gospel.
Women’s – Adorn by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth. Living a life of self control submitted to the Holy Spirit. classes met at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.
Annie Armstrong Easter Offering 2018 
Every gift to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering – 100% – supports more than 5,000 missionaries across the United States, Territories and Canada. Our goal this year is $8,000. We have received $6590.00 so far. 
Camp JOY Training
Camp JOY training for everyone involved with Camp JOY is Sunday, April 15th at 4:30 p.m. in the Youth room. Camp JOY training youth will be at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday nights.
Baby Dedication & Graduate Recognition
If you are interested in participating in either Baby Dedication or Graduate Recognition, please notify the office or Miss Paula. This will be held on Mother’s Day, May 13 in the morning service.
Children’s Church Opportunities
Children’s Church is in need of more workers. This is just a once a month opportunity to help with children during the Worship hour. Please see Paula for details.
Bible Drill
Congratulations to Ryon and Cole Coursen who both participated in the Missouri State Youth Bible Drill and placed in the top ten.
Women’s Spring Banquet – May 7th 
Women’s Spring Banquet will be May 7th at 6:00 p.m. Our theme this years is “Grow” based on 2 Peter 3:18a: “But grow in the grace and knowledge our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” The speaker will be Tonya York and tickets will be available at the Welcome Center or church office for $12. No Childcare will be available this year.
First Baptist Scholarships
First Baptist Scholarship forms are now available. Applicants must be members of FBC, enrolled as a full time student in an accredited college, trade or vocation school at the time payment is received. No application will be considered after a student receives a scholarship for two years. Students who have received as scholarship one year must reapply to receive a second year. Applications may be picked up at the church office and must be returned by Sunday, May 6th.
2018 Moldova Missions Trip – July 19-29, 2018
Please Joe Brand or Chuck Henderson for more information on this exciting opportunity.
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.
Camp JOY Sign-Up
Camp JOY will be June 18-22. Space is limited so if your child is planning to attend, sign-up now! Spots are filling up quickly. 
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Whitney Brand
3929 Merida Ave.
Ft. Worth, TX 76110
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.