201 N. MacArthur Salem, Mo. 573-729-4863
First Baptist Church Salem, Mo.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Knowing Christ & Making Him Known


  We are excited you have chosen to view First Baptist Church's web site. First Baptist Church exists to honor

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.


·      The Men’s Bible Study Group that normally meets  on Wednesday mornings at Common Grounds will not meet on the following Wednesdays: April 9 & 16. The next study will be on April 23.

·      There will be no regular Wednesday evening activities on April 9 & 16. The only activity on April 9 will be the pageant dress rehearsal from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

·      There will be no regular Sunday evening activities on April 13 & 20. A pageant presentation will be at 7:00 p.m. on April 13. April 20 is Easter Sunday, with no evening activities.

·      Church offices will be closed on Good Friday, April 18.

·      Handbell choir rehearsals resume Tuesday, April 22.

·      Celebration Choir will not rehearse on Wednesday, April 23. Regular rehearsals will resume on April 30.

2014 Easter Pageant

EASTER PAGEANT PERFORMANCE DATES: April 13, 18, & 19. All performances begin at 7:00 p.m.

 EASTER PAGEANT PARKING. We’re asking everyone involved in the pageant in any way (kitchen crew, ushers & greeters, nursery workers, cast, choir, etc.) to please park farthest away from the church facility during the pageant. We want to leave the best parking places for our guests who come for the performances. Shuttles are running from the high school parking lot beginning at 4:00 p.m.

STRIKE THE SET. We will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, April 21, to dismantle the Easter Pageant set and get the worship center put back in order. We will need lots of help! It will take all day to accomplish this tremendous task.

MOLDOVA FEES. The third installment of $964.50 ($994.50 for new members) mission trip fees was due April 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 ($2,934.50 for new members). 


First Baptist scholarships are available. Applicants must be members of First Baptist, enrolled as a fulltime student in an accredited college, trade, or vocational school at the time payment is received. No application will be considered after a student receives a scholarship for two years. Students who have received a scholarship for one year must reapply to receive a scholarship for the second year. Applications may be picked up in the church office and must be returned by Sunday, May 11.

does not begin until April 27, but the registration forms are
 due April 13. Please take a form and register for the course(s)
of your choice.

 BASICs will go to a Springfield Cardinals game on Friday, May 2. The bus will leave at 10:00 a.m. A sign-up sheet is on the BASIC bulletin board. Tickets are $12. Please pay in the church office before Friday, April 18.

The WMU is collecting items for the Russell House in Rolla. A collection box is under the BASIC bulletin board. Suggested items are paper towels, toilet paper, tissues, children’s books, little boys’ clothing (used items are permissible), children’s shoes, women’s dress-up shoes, and toiletries (no toothpaste). If you have questions, call Delores Robertson at 453-2032.

Some of our children have been working on Bible Drill exercises. Please be praying for them. Keep the following date in mind:

·      April 26 – State  Bible Drill in Jefferson City


Bus Schedule

Sunday Morning, April 20 – Doug Clark    573-261-0057


Deacons of the Month

April: Terry Cunningham  729-2324     Jim Ellis  729-7244




 Our Goal: $7,000

Given to date - $2,669.00 



Check our Facebook page for upcoming events -
pictures and happenings. . .

The sound/media crew have been downloading sermons and music to our
church you tube page.  Check out our media page on here, our facebook page,
and subscribe to our you tube page.



Sunday, April 13

    9:00 AM – Sunday School

    10:15 AM – Morning Worship

    7:00 PM – Easter Pageant

Monday, April 14

    3:00 PM – Kidz Choir

Wednesday, April 16

    4:00-6:00 PM – Bible Drill Practice

Thursday, April 17

    10:30 AM – BASIC Choir to Seville (bus leaves at 10:15)

    11:15 AM – Tony Boncev Speaking to BASICs

Friday, April 18

    Church Offices Closed for Good Friday

    7:00 PM – Easter Pageant

Saturday, April 19

    9:00 AM – Youth Hide Easter Eggs

    11:00 AM – Easter Egg Hunt


    7:00 PM – Easter Pageant


Women’s Ministry Spring Banquet



“Life’s NOT a Picnic” is the theme of the Women’s Ministry Spring Banquet, to be held on Monday evening, May 5, at 6:30. The guest speaker will be Tanya York (Bro. Michael’s mother). If you’re planning to decorate a table, please designate the table of your choice on the chart in the Family Life Center. Tickets are $12.00 and may be purchased in Sunday School classes, after worship services, or in the church office. (If you bought a ticket last Sunday, check to see if it has the right date on it.) The deadline for purchasing tickets is April 30. If the price of a ticket is an issue, see Rose Powell or Vicki Newcom. Nursery and child care are provided for children 6th grade and younger. Those needing child care should indicate this on the sign-up sheet. Supper will not be provided for the children.


2014 Spring Kidz Choir Program

May 4, 2014


April 2014 Children's Calendar 


April 2014 Youth Calendar

BASICs will go to a Springfield Cardinals game on Friday, May 2. The bus will leave at 10:00 a.m. A sign-up sheet is on the BASIC bulletin board. Tickets are $12. Please pay in the church office before Friday, April 18.




Congratulations to Zach & Whitney Nash on the birth
of their new daughter. Joleigh Allyn Nash was born on
April 7. She weighed 7 lb., 2 oz. and was 20½" long. Proud
grandparents are John & Teresa Whelan and Larry &
Rhonda Nash. Proud great-grandmother is Joyce Wisdom.




To Randy & Judy Wilmont and family at the loss of Judy’s mother


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