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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!
You are invited to attend
The Easter Pageant
This is a free dramatic musical presentation of the life, death,
and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Presentation dates are April 11, 12, 13, 18, & 19 at 7:00 P.M.
It is suggested you arrive at least 30 minutes prior to presentation time.
A nursery is suggested and provided for children ages three and younger.
Community-Wide Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 19th - 11:00 A.M.
This is for children up to 3rd grade.
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
with your name. You will receive an email with a link for you to register at rightnowmedia.com.
MOLDOVA FEES. The second installment of $970 mission trip fees was due March 1 from all Moldova mission team members. If you want to financially support one or more of the mission team members, you can designate your contribution and drop it off at the church office. The individual cost to each team member is $2,904.50.
1. Mark your calendars for the next BASIC trip. The bus will leave at 8:00 on Friday morning, March 21, to go to Springfield to tour a chocolate factory and shop. A sign-up sheet is on the BASIC bulletin board.
2. After BASIC Choir rehearsal on Thursday, March 27, BASICs will have a luncheon in the Family Life Center at noon. Please bring a covered dish. Everything else will be provided. The program will be a style show, featuring styles of the past. If you plan to participate in the style show, please contact Evelyn LaRue. A sign-up sheet for the luncheon is on the BASIC bulletin board.
I would like to thank my church family for all the prayers and phone calls during my recent hospitalization and recovery. Special thanks to Bro. Phil for the hospital visit. All of my church family are such a blessing to me.
(Click on the page for Cast and Choir Rehearsal Schedule)
EASTER PAGEANT CAST REHEARSALS. Cast rehearsals are being conducted on Sunday afternoons in the month of March. All cast members will rehearse with the pageant choir on Sunday afternoon, March 16, 3:30-5:30 p.m. The adjusted start time is to make up for the rehearsal lost last Sunday. The pageant choir only will practice this afternoon at 4:30.
EASTER PAGEANT CHOIR REHEARSALS are being conducted this afternoon at 4:30, Wednesday at 7:20 p.m., and next Sunday from 3:30-5:30. Wednesday rehearsals are choir only. The Easter Pageant will be presented April 11, 12, 13, 18, & 19.
EASTER PAGEANT PUBLICITY POSTCARDS are here and available for you to take to use in publicizing the event. You are welcome to take as many as you can distribute. The church office will mail a postcard to each person who has attended a previous pageant.
EASTER PAGEANT SET CONSTRUCTION begins Monday, March 24. We will need daytime help on that Monday to carry in the set pieces from the bus barn. The actual assembly and construction begin at 5:30 Monday evening and continue every night until finished.
If there is bad weather, service cancellations or any other activity cancellation will be posted on the following:
b) the church’s Facebook page
c) KSMO radio (1340 AM)
Sunday, March 16 – Bill Hammons 729-4685
Deacons of the Month
March: Chris Welch 729-5657 John Whelan 729-7367
RIVERWAYS PREGNANCY RESOURCE CENTER BANQUET FOR LIFE
The Riverways Pregnancy Resource Center will have a banquet on Tuesday, March 25, 6:30 p.m., at New Harmony. Bro. Michael will be speaking at the banquet.
If you are interested in attending, there is no cost, but reservations are required and can be made by calling 739-4673. The deadline to make reservations is
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pictures and happenings. . .
NEEDED FOR THE EASTER EGG HUNT
It’s time to think about things that will be needed for the children’s Easter egg hunt in April. If you can donate some of the following, please put items in the box by Paula’s door.
1. Individually-wrapped candy that will fit in eggs
2. Prizes to put in baskets
OPPORTUNITIES AT FIRST
Sunday, March 9
9:00 AM – Sunday School
10:15 AM – Morning Worship
4:00 PM – Youth Camp JOY Training
4:30 PM – Pageant Choir Rehearsal
6:00 PM – The Hoppers in Concert
Monday, March 10
3:00 PM – Kidz Choir
Tuesday, March 11
10:00 AM-3:00 PM – Quilting in Room C 118
5:30 PM – Handbell Choir Rehearsal
6:00 PM – Lucy Wagner WMU Group
Wednesday, March 12
8:00-9:30 AM – Men’s Bible Study Group at Common Grounds
5:00 PM – Gym Open
5:30 PM – Bible Drill
6:00 PM – TeamKID
– X-Treme Youth
– Business Meeting/Adult Bible Study
7:00-7:20 PM – Celebration Choir Rehearsal
7:20-8:30 PM – Easter Pageant Choir Rehearsal
Thursday, March 13
11:00 AM – BASIC Choir Rehearsal
Friday, March 14
10:00 AM – Prayer Meeting in Old Choir Room
Friday & Saturday, March 14 & 15: Deacon Retreat
2014 Spring Kidz Choir Program
May 4, 2014