First Baptist Salem
Growing, Loving, Serving
201 N McArthur Street
Salem, MO 65560


 “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
Weekly Announcements
Sunday, January 19
   9:00 a.m.       Sunday School
 10:15 a.m.       Worship Service
   5:00 p.m.       Preschool Choir, Fishsticks, 2H4C
                          Discipleship Training
   6:00 p.m.       Evening Service
   7:00 p.m.       S.N.A.C for Youth
Monday, January 20
        NO Kidz Choir – NO School
Tuesday, January 21
 10:00 a.m.       Quilting Ministry
   7:00 p.m.       Men’s Prayer Meeting
Wednesday, January 22
   8:00 a.m.        Men’s Bible Study
   5:00 p.m.        Open Gym
   6:00 p.m.        Team KID, Xtreme Youth
                           Adult Bible Study
   7:00 p.m.        Celebration Choir Rehearsal
Thursday, January 23
   8:30 a.m.        BASICs Big Breakfast
 10:30 a.m.        BASIC Choir Rehearsal
Friday, January 24
   9:30 a.m.        Prayer Ministry
Nursery – January 19
AM – Kelli Sisco, Treva Satterfield
2-3 yr. – Sherri Henderson, Carol Mimms
PM – Jessie Harris
Bus Schedule 
Sunday, January 19 – Doug Clark (573-261-0057)
Sunday, January 26 – 
Deacons of the Month
January: Drew Johnson (247-1615); Phil Christesen (247-3749)
Extending Sympathy To:

News and Information

BASIC Schedule
January 23 – 8:30 a.m. – BASICs Big Breakfast at Main Street Cafe
January 23 – 11:00 a.m. – BASICs Choir Rehearsal
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!
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions
Together we raised $8,030 for our goal of $10,000.
Offering Envelopes
Be sure and pick up the new offering envelopes. They are on tables by the HUB.
Moldova Missions Trip
Please be in prayer about joining us in serving the people of Moldova. The church will be sending a team to Moldova July 23-August 2. If you have any questions please see Pastor Chuck or Joe Brand. 
There will be an information only meeting for anyone who has never been a part of our Moldova team on Tuesday, January 21st at 6:30 p.m.
Discipleship Training
Discipleship Training begins a new semester on January 19th at 5:00 p.m.
Men will be meeting in Room C201 in the education wing. Their study, TV4DADS, is hosted by Brian Molitor. He takes a tour of Alaska that involved white water, fishing, hunting and wild life. In the process Brian discusses various issues that men face today and how we are to act as Christ-followers. The cinematography is glorious, and the lessons incredibly practical. Join us for this wild (and spiritual) adventure.
Ladies will be meeting in Room D123 in the Family Life Center. Their study is “We Over Me.” This Bible study will renew your love for the church. Push through your desire for acceptance and embrace the need for accountability. Confront your frustrations with church to see the local church in a new light. Discover how the health and effectiveness of your church is closely tied to your spiritual health.
Kids activities will resume at 5:00 p.m. as well.
Celebration Choir Easter Kick-Off
It’s time for Easter Music kick-off. Mark your calendars for February 8th from 9 a.m. to noon. Light refreshments will be served. Please join us if you would like to sing in the choir for the Easter Program.
Thank You Meal Ministry Team
Thank you for hosting our family and providing us with a meal after our Mother’s funeral. The food was very comforting and we were able to share many sweet memories of her during our meal. Your kindness was a blessing.
Free Fluorescent Bulbs
The church has many 4 foot fluorescent bulbs to give away. We have converted to LED. Please see Brandon Welch or Jim Ellis.
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.



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.