201 N. MacArthur Salem, Mo. 573-729-4863
First Baptist Church Salem, Mo.
Sunday, March 01, 2015
Growing Loving Serving
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and glorify the precious name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We are a Southern Baptist Church

dedicated to preaching, teaching, and living the truth of God's Word. We are determined, by the leadership

of the Holy Spirit, to be a church ministering to Salem, Dent County, and the world for the glory of the Lord.

We look forward to having you visit with us!  

There will be NO SUNDAY SCHOOL tomorrow morning. With the snow continuing to fall throughout the evening this will give us a chance to best assess the situation in the morning. Please check Facebook, the church website, or KSMO in the morning for the official status of the church service. We certainly hope to see you at 10:15 in the morning for worship! Please help us spread the word. The buses will not be running .

The 9th annual Chili Challenge has been set for Sunday evening, March 8, in the Family Life Center. It will begin immediately after the evening worship service. If you will be bringing chili (whether you want to be part of the cook-off challenge or not), please sign up on the sign-up board in the Family Life Center or the one by the Welcome Center. If you don’t wish to bring chili, please bring finger foods.

To go along with the Discipleship Training class adults are taking now, “A Biblical Marriage in a Broken World,” Brother Michael ordered some books for the church library. If you would like some additional books on the subject, the following are in the library:
·      If Only He Knew
·      The 5 Love Languages
·      Love & Respect
·      The Meaning of Marriage
·      When Sinners Say “I Do”
·      God on Sex
·      Peacemaking for Families
·      For Better or for Best
·      His Needs, Her Needs

 Men's Study at Common Grounds Restaurant 

 Wednesday morning's
8:00-9:30 a.m.  
Sunday,  March 1  evening’s adult Discipleship Training and worship service hours will be given to a two-hour panel discussion on marriage. During this 5:00-7:00 time period, the youth and children will have a movie night. Children may bring a sleeping bag and pillow to watch the movie. Pizza and popcorn will be served.
Sunday evening worship services resume a regular 6:00 p.m. schedule on March 8.

BASIC Potluck Dinner
A sign-up sheet is on the BASIC bulletin board
for the potluck dinner that will be held at noon on
Thursday, February 26. Please bring a covered dish.
The meat, drinks, and table service will be provided.
The guest speaker will be a horticulturalist from Rolla.

The church has a surplus of TVs. If you would like to purchase one, please see Paula or Chris. 

BASIC Schedules
Yellow BASIC schedules for 2015 are now available near the BASIC bulletin board.

Lillian Cooksey recently fell and broke her hip. Following surgery, she is now in physical therapy and would love to receive cards from her First Baptist family at the following address:
The Neighborhoods at Quail Creek
The Willows Neighborhood – Room 45 B
1514 W. Lark
Springfield, MO 65810


There are still several navy shirts in different styles and sizes available for purchase in the church office.

Our annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 4.
If you can help, the following items are needed and may be placed in the box by Paula’s door:
·      Individually-wrapped candy
·      Large plastic eggs

YOUTH CHOIR. Rehearsals will continue every Sunday at 4:00 p.m. in the music room.
KIDZ CHOIR. Rehearsals will continue every Monday at 3:00 to rehearse their spring musical entitled, “Big Shot.”
CELEBRATION CHOIR is now rehearsing music for Easter on Wednesdays at 7:00 in the music room. Easter music CDs are now available to everyone who wants to rehearse and sing with the Celebration Choir at Easter.
WINTER SEMESTER DISCIPLESHIP TRAINING, Part II, “Life, Money, Legacy,” a Christian money management course by Dave Ramsey, will be offered to adults March 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29, 5:00-6:00 p.m. Please register, using a salmon-colored enrollment form.
MOLDOVA MISSIONS. New team member training meeting — Tuesday, March 3, 7:00 p.m.


Bus Schedule
Sunday, March 1 – John Hayes 729-1471
Deacons of the Month
February: Chris Welch 729-5657     Charlie Shults 729-3783


Dear Church Family,
      We are so thankful for the many thoughts, prayers, compassionate words, cards, and acts of service bestowed upon us following the death of our brother-in-law.
                                With Eternal Love & Gratitude,
                                Terry & Treva Satterfield
Dear Friends at First Baptist,
      We are so very thankful for the meal you provided for our family after the funeral of my brother, Doug Dent. Thank you, also, for the lovely flowers for the funeral. Although we have been away from Salem many years, you still welcomed us back with warmth, hospitality and great food. It really felt like “coming home.” You ministered to us in our time of grief and we are grateful.
                           Ron, Debbie, Dustin & Micah Dent
First Facts for February 8
Sunday School                                                        242
Morning Worship                                                    292
Discipleship Training                                              180
Evening Worship                                                    129

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June 22 - 26 

Sunday, February 22
    9:00 AM – Sunday School
    10:15 AM – Morning Worship
    4:00 PM – Youth Choir
    5:00-7:00 PM – Movie Night for Children & Youth
                           – Marriage Panel Discussion for Adults
    7:00 PM – Deacons’ Meeting
Monday, February 23
    3:00 PM – Kidz Choir
Tuesday, February 24
    10:00 AM-3:00 PM – Quilting in Room C 117-118
    1:00 & 4:00 PM – Children of the Day
    5:30 PM – Handbell Choir Rehearsal
Wednesday, February 25
    8:00-9:30 AM – Men’s Bible Study at Common Grounds
    4:00 PM – Bible Drill Practice
    5:00 PM – Gym Open
    6:00 PM – TeamKID
                  – Xtreme Youth
                  – Adult Bible Study
    7:00 PM – Celebration Choir Rehearsal
Thursday, February 26
    11:00 AM – BASIC Choir Rehearsal
    12:00 PM – BASIC Carry-in Dinner (Program by Horticultural Specialist)
Friday, February 27
    10:00 AM – Prayer Meeting in Old Choir Room

July 19 - 22


Jeremiah Class (Young Married Couples) invites you to a parenting class.  Shepherding a Child's Heart.  Parents and parents-to-be will benefit from this DVD driven study.  Classes will begin on Sunday's in March during the Sunday School hour.  Class begins at 9:00 A.M.
First Facts for February 15
Sunday School                                                        187
Morning Worship                                                    217
Discipleship Training                                              168
Evening Worship                                                       80

Right Now Media
The church as paid for the right to use the resources of Right Now Media.  This means that all church members have free access to Bible Studies, devotionals, and children's programs.  These videos may be used by individuals or families who would like to supplement their personal or family devotions, or those who want an outreach tool.  To sign up, send your email address to  myork@firstbaptistsalem.org your name.  You will receive an email with a link for you to register at rightnowmedia.com. with 


Kidz Choir Spring Musical - May 3, 2015   6:00 P.M.