First Baptist Salem
Growing, Loving, Serving
201 N McArthur Street
Salem, MO 65560
Weekly Announcements
Sunday, December 8 
   9:00 a.m.       Sunday School
 10:15 a.m.       Worship Service
   6:00 p.m.       Kidz Choir Concert
Monday, December 9
    3:00 p.m.      Kidz Choir Party
Tuesday, December 10
 10:00 a.m.       Quilting Ministry
   7:00 p.m.       Men’s Prayer Meeting
Wednesday, December 11
   8:30 a.m.        Men’s Breakfast Bible Study
   5:00 p.m.        Open Gym
   6:00 p.m.        TeamKID, Xtreme Youth
                           Adult Bible Study/Business Meeting
   7:00 p.m.        Celebration Choir Rehearsal
Thursday, December 12
 11:00 a.m.        BASIC Christmas Luncheon and Program: Salem High School Chamber Choir
Friday, December 13
   9:00 a.m.        Prayer Ministry
Saturday, December 14
    9:00 a.m.       Celebration Choir Dress Rehearsal
First Facts for December 1
Sunday School – 172
Morning Worship – 229
Evening Worship – 60
Nursery – December 8
AM – Briana Land, Karen Mowery, Era Freeman
2-3 yr. – Amanda Skidmore, Amy Halinar
PM – Teresa Whelan
Bus Schedule 
Sunday, December 8 – Chris Welch (247-9470)
Sunday, December 15 – Gary Brown (729-4915)
Deacons of the Month
December: Drew Johnson (247-1615); Phil Christesen (247-3749)
Extending Sympathy To:

News and Information

BASIC Schedule
December 12 – Noon – BASICs Christmas Luncheon – Program: Salem Singers
December 31 – 7:00 p.m. – New Year’s Eve Celebration
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!
Mark You Calendar! – Kidz Choir Program
The Kidz Choir Christmas Musical “The Christmas Express” will be Sunday, December 8th at 6:00 p.m. Dress rehearsal will be Saturday, December 7th from 9:00 a.m. to noon.
Mark You Calendar! – Celebration Choir Christmas Concert
The Adult Celebration Choir Christmas Concert will be Sunday, December 15th in the morning service.
Order Your Poinsettias
If you would like to purchase a poinsettia in memory or honor of a loved one, please call or come by the church office. The poinsettias will be used to decorate the sanctuary through December. The deadline to purchase a poinsettia is Sunday, December 15 (or earlier if all have been purchased). There are 48 poinsettias available at $13.00.
Community Christmas Dinner
We will again be hosting our annual Community Christmas Dinner on Wednesday, December 25th. We are able to use lots of volunteers to help serve and deliver meals. If you can help in any way, please contact Teresa Whelan at 247-3027.
Women’s Ministry Christmas Sponsorship
The Women’s Ministry would like to sponsor one or more families this year for Christmas. We have a sign-up sheet for specific items needed or you can give financially and designate WOMEN’S MINISTRY Christmas Gifts on your offering envelope. Items can be left in the church office.
Riverways Pregnancy Center & Family Resource Center
Riverways would like to bless their clients’ families with jars of soups and cookie mixes. Our need is for quart and/or pint sized canning jars & lids. We also can use flour, sugar, salt, and basic baking supplies
Thank You
Dear Church Family, Thank you so much for all the cards, visits, food, funeral dinner, and most of all for the prayers. We appreciate you. The Edith Pickering Family
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.