First Baptist Salem
Growing, Loving, Serving
201 N McArthur Street
Salem, MO 65560
Weekly Announcements
Sunday, September 15 
   9:00 a.m.       Sunday School
 10:15 a.m.       Morning Worship
   5:00 p.m.       Preschool Choir/Fishsticks/2H4C
                          Adult Discipleship Training
   6:00 p.m.       Ann Emory Concert
Monday, September 16
    3:00 p.m.      Kidz Choir Begins
Tuesday, September 17
 10:00 a.m.       Quilting Ministry
   7:00 p.m.       Men’s Prayer Meeting
Wednesday, September 18
   8:30 a.m.        Men’s Bible Study
   5:00 p.m.        Open Gymn
   6:00 p.m.        TeamKID/Xtreme Youth
                           Adult Bible Study
   7:00 p.m.        Celebration Choir Rehearsal
Thursday, September 19
 10:30 a.m.         BASIC Choir @ Salem Care
Friday, September 20
   8:00 a.m.         BASIC Trip to the Arch
   9:30 a.m.         Prayer Group
First Facts for September 8
Sunday School – 199
Morning Worship – 249
Evening Worship – 
Nursery – September 15
AM – Kelli Sisco, Treva Satterfield
2-3 yr. – Sherri Henderson, Carol Mimms
PM 2-3 yr. – Concert
Bus Schedule 
Sunday, September 15 – Chris Welch (247-9470)
Sunday, September 22 – Doug Clark (573-261-0057)
Deacons of the Month
September: Mike Comer (847-736-1136); Dave Nichols (247-9381)
Extending Sympathy To:

News and Information

BASIC Schedule
September 19 – 10:30 a.m. – Choir to Salem Care (bus leaves at 10:15)
September 20 – 8:00 a.m. – Trip to St. Louis – Arch
September 26 – 10:00 a.m. – Choir Rehearsal & Picnic at Meramec Springs
September 29 – 5:45 p.m. – BASIC Choir Singing in the Evening Service
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!
Fall Discipleship Training Class
Begins September 8th at 5:00 p.m.
Adults – How to Study Your Bible by Pastor Michael and Pastor Chuck
Whether you’re already a Bible teacher or just starting out, we’ve designed this class to help you become a “self-feeder” on the Word of God. We are so excited to share with you this curriculum designed to help you grow more knowledgeably in love with the Lord by studying His Word.
Preschool Choir, Fishsticks (1st-5th grades) and 2H4C (youth) also begins at the same time.
Christmas in July
We are so excited to be the drop off station for all of Dent County for Operation Christmas Child this year. We are going to change our system of doing FBC’s boxes by buying in bulk and having a packing party. By buying in bulk, we will be able to fill more boxes with more items. Be in prayer for what the Lord would have you give. This month we are accepting financial donations to purchase  TOYS!
Kidz Choir
Kidz Choir is on Mondays at 3:00 p.m. for kids in grades 1st-6th. All kids must be pre-registered in order to be picked up from school on the bus.
Men’s Breakfast
Calling all men! Join us for breakfast (dutch treat) Saturday, September 28th at 8:00 a.m. at Main Street Cafe for a time of fellowship, challenge, and prayer as we prepare our hearts for the upcoming revival.
Celebration Choir Christmas Rehearsals
Christmas music has arrived and we are ready to start rehearsals. We will be doing the majority of our rehearsals on Wednesdays. 
October 5th at 7:00 p.m.
As we anticipate the beginning of our revival, we are going to enjoy a celebration of music and fireworks in the field next to our pavilion. Bring a blanket or choir and BRING A FRIEND! This will be a fun evening to pave the way for them to come back with you to our revival services.
Piano Concert
Each Sunday, Ann Emory uses her gift of music to help in leading the congregation in worship. On Sunday, September 15th at 6:00 p.m., Ann will be blessing us with a piano concert. You will not want to miss this!
Reserve the Date
Reserve the dates for our Fall Festival. October 6th-9th Pastor Rob Turner from Nashville, Tennessee will be here to lead us.
Pregnancy Resource Center
The Pregnancy Resource Center has a great need for receiving blankets, especially for boys and, as always, newborn diapers. We have a drop off bin near the HUB under our Missions Map.
Birthday Celebration
Please join us as we celebrate Hattie Hutchings’s 90th birthday.
Saturday, September 28, 2019
FBC Family Life Center
Time: 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Cards would be appreciated but NO Gifts.
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.
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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.