First Connections 01/18/2019

FIRST CONNECTIONS – January 18, 2019

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Love God, Love People, Love Shawnee

 Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.

Romans 13:8 

Sermon, January 20, 2019

Less is More – with God

Judges 6:12-16; 7:1-7, 22-24

Dr. Charles Kimball

 Meetings this week:

 

Sunday, January 20                                  8:30 am          Deacon’s Meeting

                                                                        9:30 am          Bible Study

                                                                        10:45 am       Morning Worship

                                                                        4:00 pm          Amy Shreve – Live Performance

                                                                                       No Evening Worship

 

Tuesday, January 22                                 7:00 pm          Women’s Ministry Spring Bible Study

 

Wednesday, January 23                           5:00 pm          Young Ringers Handbells

                                                                        5:30 pm          Prayer Meeting

                                                                                                Children’s Choir

                                                                                                Youth/Adult Handbells

                                                                        6:00 pm          Wednesday Night Dinner

                                                                                                Youth Group

                                                                        6:15 pm          Children’s Discipleship

                                                                                                Mission Friends

                                                                        7:00 pm          Sanctuary Choir

 

Thursday, January 24                               5:30 pm          Celebrate Recovery

 

Sunday, January 27                                  9:30 am          Bible Study

                                                                        10:45 am       Morning Worship

                                                                        6:00 pm          Business Meeting

 Amy Shreve – Live Performance

Amy Shreve is an American singer, song writer and harpist who will be performing January 20th at 4:00pm with her family. For more information about Amy please visit her website at amyshreve.com. A love offering will be taken.

 Business Meeting

The monthly business meeting is scheduled for January 27th at 6:00pm. Topics of discussion include:

- Budget Discussion

- Frequency of Church Council/Business meetings

- Committee/Team staffing for 2019-2020

 Ordinance Ministry Team

The Ordinance Ministry Team is looking for volunteers to assist with taking care of the Lord’s Supper throughout the year. Please contact the office for more information.

Superbowl Party – Sunday School Classes

We would like to encourage every Sunday School Class to have a Superbowl watching Fellowship in a member’s home. The Superbowl is Sunday, February 3rd, 2019 at 5:30pm.

FBC Position Opportunity

First Baptist Church of Shawnee seeks a handyman/maintenance man to maintain our church facilities. Ability to do a wide range of repairs and maintenance work, both interior and exterior. Trade skills, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, painting. Ability to work as part of a team under supervision. People skills are essential. Must be a self-starter with high work ethic. 24 hours a week. Please send  resume in Word or PDF format to fbcshawnee.charles@gmail.com or firstshawnee@gmail.com.

Celebrate Recovery

Thursdays – meal at 5:30pm and meeting at 6:15pm in Fellowship Hall; enter through

southeast door (Philadelphia Avenue.) Everyone 18 years and older is invited. We are so

grateful for all the prayers and support of the staff and membership of First Baptist Church.

COME join us! COME learn and grow with us! COME and bring a friend!

 Conquering Gargantor!

Superstart is a high-energy weekend event in which preteens can learn and grow in their relationships with friends, leaders and most importantly God. This event is scheduled for Friday, February 22nd at 4:00pm through Saturday, February 23rd at 5:00pm and is a preteen discipleship event in Tulsa, OK. For more information or to RSVP please contact Elaine Hawkins at (405)613-1937 by February 7th, 2019.

 Mission Ignition!

Mission Ignition is a hands-on Missions experience that kids will come away with a deeper passion to do missions. It will be Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 at Southern Hills Baptist Church in OKC. Tickets are $10/each before February 22nd or $15 if received after February 22nd. Those attending will be leaving from FBC at 8:00am and will return by 5:00pm. Lunch will be served there! For more information or to RSVP please contact Elaine Hawkins at (405)613-1937 by Friday evening on February 22nd, 2019.

 CHANGES?

If you move or change your phone number or email address, please contact us at the church office so we can make the changes to the church directory and database. (Call 275-6111 or email firstshawnee@gmail.com). Thank you!

First Connections 01/04/2019

FIRST CONNECTIONS – January 4, 2019

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples. 

“In the morning, LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.”

Psalm 5:3 

Sermon, January 6, 2019

Fasting, 2019 - Style

Matthew 6:16-18

Dr. Charles Kimball 

Meetings this week:

 

Sunday, January 6                                     9:30 am           Bible Study

                                                                    10:45 am          Morning Worship

                                                                     6:00 pm          Evening Worship

 

Monday, January 7                                   11:30 am          Church Council Meeting

 

Wednesday, January 9                            5:00 pm          Young Ringers Handbells

                                                                       5:30 pm          Prayer Meeting

                                                                                              Children’s Choir

                                                                                             Youth/Adult Handbells

                                                                       6:00 pm          Wednesday Night Dinner

                                                                                              Youth Group

                                                                       6:15 pm          Children’s Discipleship

                                                                                             Mission Friends

                                                                       7:00 pm          Sanctuary Choir

 

Thursday, January 10                                5:30 pm         Celebrate Recovery

 

Sunday, January 20                                   4:00 am          Amy Shreve – Live Performance 

 

**Lottie Moon Christmas Offering**

The First Baptist Church’s Lottie Moon Christmas Offering goal this year was $3,000. The YTD contributions amount was $6,009.93! Special thanks to all those that helped reach our goal! 

Amy Shreve – Live Performance

Amy Shreve is an American singer, song writer and harpist that will be performing January 20th at 4:00pm with her family. For more information about Amy please visit her website at amyshreve.com. A love offering will be taken.

Celebrate Recovery

Thursdays – meal at 5:30pm and meeting at 6:15pm in Fellowship Hall; enter through

southeast door (Philadelphia Avenue.) Everyone 18 years and older is invited. We are so

grateful for all the prayers and support of the staff and membership of First Baptist Church.

COME join us! COME learn and grow with us! COME and bring a friend! 

VBS Announcement

We are looking for volunteers to assist with VBS which will be held on June 3rd through June 6th! If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Elaine Hawkins. 

Oklahoma Baptist News

Free copies of the Baptist Messenger are available on the table in the Welcome Center to help you stay up-to-date on news from churches in our state, from across our nation and from around the globe. 

Give Online. It’s Easy!

You can now manage your giving online! Giving Online is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete giving history from anywhere you have internet access. Go to our website www.firstshawnee.com/give for more details. 

CHANGES?

If you move or change your phone number or email address, please contact us at the church office so we can make the changes to the church directory and database. (Call 275-6111 or email firstshawnee@gmail.com). Thank you!






First Connections

FIRST CONNECTIONS – December 28, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples. 

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Jeremiah 29:11 

Sermon, December 30, 2018

Why Do Christian’s Suffer?

Job 1:6-22; 2:3-10

Dr. Charles Kimball 

Meetings this week:

 

Sunday, December 30                              9:30 am          Optional Bible Study

                                                                        10:45 am      Morning Worship

                                                                        6:00 pm          Evening Worship 

Tuesday, January 1                                   Happy New Year! 

Wednesday, January 2                             No Prayer Meeting, Evening Meal or Children’s Activities

 Thursday, January 3                                  5:30 pm         Celebrate Recovery 

 

**Lottie Moon Christmas Offering**

The First Baptist Church’s Lottie Moon Christmas Offering goal this year was $3,000. As of December 26th, 2018, the total for the year was $4,611.93 with more contributions being received. Congratulations and special thanks to all for making this happen and helping to transform lives around the world!

Celebrate Recovery

Starting January 3, 2019! Thursdays – meal at 5:30 and meeting at 6:15 Meeting in Fellowship Hall; enter through southeast door (Philadelphia Avenue.) Everyone 18 years and older is invited. We are so grateful for all the prayers and support of the staff and membership of First Baptist Church. COME join us! COME learn and grow with us! COME and bring a friend! 

VBS Announcement

We are looking for volunteers to assist with VBS which will be held on June 3rd through June 6th! If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Elaine Hawkins. 

News from Oklahoma, the Nation and the World

Free copies of the Baptist Messenger are available on the table in the Welcome Center to help you stay up-to-date on news from churches in our state, from across our nation and from around the globe.  

Give Online. It’s Easy!

You can now manage your giving online! Giving Online is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete giving history from anywhere you have internet access. Go to our website www.firstshawnee.com/give for more details. 

CHANGES?

If you move or change your phone number or email address, please contact us at the church office so we can make the changes to the church directory and database. (Call 275-6111 or email firstshawnee@gmail.com). Thank you!

First Connections

FIRST CONNECTIONS – December 21, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples. 

“but the angel said to them, “Don’t be afraid! I am here with good news for you, which will bring great joy to all the people. This very day in David’s town your Savior was born—Christ the Lord!”

Luke 2:10-11

Sermon, December 23, 2018

The Forgotten Hero of Christmas

Luke 2:36-38

Dr. Charles Kimball 

Meetings this week:

 

Sunday, December 23                              9:30 am       Bible Study

                                                                    10:45 am       Morning Worship

                                                                     No Evening Worship

Monday, December 24                             5:00 pm       Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 

Tuesday, December 25                             Merry Christmas! Office will be closed 

Wednesday, December 26                       No Prayer Meeting, Evening Meal or Children’s Activities                       

**Lottie Moon Christmas Offering**

The First Baptist Church’s Lottie Moon Christmas Offering goal this year was $3,000. As of December 17th, 2018, the total for the year was $3,658.93 with more contributions being received. Congratulations and special thanks to all for making this happen and helping to transform lives around the world!

FBC Holiday Hours

Starting December 24th, 2018 through December 28th, 2018 FBC office hours will be from 8:00am to noon and will be closed on Christmas day. 

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Please join us December 24th at 5:00pm for our Live Nativity Play, Lord’s Supper and Christ Candle Lighting Service!

2019 FBC T-Shirt Design Contest

Individuals/groups are asked to submit a design to be used for volunteer events next year. The design must include the following saying “Love God, Love People, Love Shawnee”. Designs must be turned in to the office or sent to firstshawnee@gmail.com by December 23rd, 2018.

Tech4Tech - Device Donation Drive

From December 9th to December 23rd First Baptist Church will be collecting recently retired personal electronic devices such as tablets, laptops, gaming systems and cellphones. Funds raised from this event will also go towards updating the equipment used here at First Baptist Church. 

Celebrate Recovery

Preparations are being made for starting First Baptist's Celebrate Recovery program in January.  Celebrate Recovery is a Christ centered program based on the 12 Steps and the Eight Principles from the Beatitudes in Matthew 5. There are many ways you can help us as we start:  1) Please be sharing this news with others in the Shawnee area, and 2) please be praying about your role in starting this ministry.  Your support will bless us and you will receive a blessing as well.  If you have questions, please call (405)777-6101. 

VBS Announcement

We are looking for volunteers to assist with VBS which will be held on June 3rd through June 6th! If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Elaine Hawkins. 

News from Oklahoma, the Nation and the World

Free copies of the Baptist Messenger are available on the table in the Welcome Center to help you stay up-to-date on news from churches in our state, from across our nation and from around the globe. 

Give Online. It’s Easy!

You can now manage your giving online! Giving Online is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete giving history from anywhere you have internet access. Go to our website www.firstshawnee.com/give for more details. 

CHANGES?

If you move or change your phone number or email address, please contact us at the church office so we can make the changes to the church directory and database. (Call 275-6111 or email firstshawnee@gmail.com). Thank you!

First Connections

FIRST CONNECTIONS – December 14, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples. 

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

James 1:17

Sermon, December 16, 2018

God Gives Us Life Changing Assignments

Luke 1:26-38

Dr. Charles Kimball 

Meetings this week:

 

Sunday, December 16                               9:30 am          Bible Study

                                                                        10:45 am       Morning Worship

                                                                        6:00 pm          Evening Worship

Wednesday, December 19                       5:30 pm          Children’s Nativity Play Rehearsal

                                                                                                Prayer Meeting

                                                                        6:00 pm          Youth Group Christmas Party

                                                                  

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Please join us December 24th at 5:00pm for our Live Nativity Play, Lord’s Supper and Christ Candle Lighting Service!

2019 FBC T-Shirt Design Contest

Individuals/groups are asked to submit a design to be used for volunteer events next year. The design must include the following saying “Love God, Love People, Love Shawnee”. Designs must be turned in to the office or sent to firstshawnee@gmail.com by December 23rd, 2018.

Tech4Tech - Device Donation Drive

From December 9th to December 23rd First Baptist Church will be collecting recently retired personal electronic devices such as tablets, laptops, gaming systems and cellphones. Funds raised from this event will also go towards updating the equipment used here at First Baptist Church.

VBS Announcement

We are looking for volunteers to assist with VBS which will be held on June 3rd through June 6th! If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Elaine Hawkins.

Celebrate Recovery

Preparations are now being made for starting First Baptist's Celebrate Recovery program in January.  Celebrate Recovery is a Christ centered program based on the 12 Steps and the Eight Principles from the Beatitudes in Matthew 5. There are many ways you can help us as we start:  1) Please be sharing this news with others in the Shawnee area, and 2) please be praying about your role in starting this ministry.  Your support will bless us and you will receive a blessing as well.  If you have questions, please call (405)777-6101.

 News from Oklahoma, the Nation and the World

Free copies of the Baptist Messenger are available on the table in the Welcome Center to help you stay up-to-date on news from churches in our state, from across our nation and from around the globe.  

Give Online. It’s Easy!

You can now manage your giving online! Giving Online is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete giving history from anywhere you have internet access. Go to our website www.firstshawnee.com/give for more details. 

CHANGES?

If you move or change your phone number or email address, please contact us at the church office so we can make the changes to the church directory and database. (Call 275-6111 or email firstshawnee@gmail.com). Thank you!

First Connections

FIRST CONNECTIONS – December 7, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples. 

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

John 1:14

Sermon, December 9, 2018

The Three Wise Women

Luke 1-2

Dr. Charles Kimball

 

Meetings this week:  

Sunday, December 9                         9:30 am                 Bible Study

                                                          10:45 am                Morning Worship

                                                           6:00 pm                Gloria! Christmas Program and

                                                                                         Fellowship

 

Wednesday, December 12                  5:30 pm                 Caroling Party

                                                            6:00 pm                 Wednesday Night Dinner

                                                           6:30 pm                 Caroling at Shawnee Mall

 

Week of Prayer for International Missions

Your prayers transform lives. That's why your participation in the Week of Prayer for International Missions, December 2-9, is so important. Sign up today to receive daily emails from IMB during the Week of Prayer for International Missions. Each one will feature stories, videos, and prayer requests from IMB missionaries to guide your prayer time. Thank you for your commitment to pray. Your prayers make a difference in eternity. To sign up please visit: https://www.imb.org/lottie-moon-christmas-offering.

 

The Unusual Tale of Mary and Joseph’s Baby

Starting November 29th through December 9th the OKC Civic Center is hosting the play The Unusual Tale of Mary and Joseph’s Baby! For tickets or more information please visit https://okcciviccenter.com/event-calendar/get-tickets.

Kid’s Night Out!!

Tonight from 6 - 10:00pm there will be a Kid’s Night out for children ages birth through 6th grade to have fun and fellowship with other children at church!! (Parents get a night out too!!)

Gloria!

On December 9th at 6:00pm there will be an Intergenerational Celebration of Christmas featuring Music Makers, Young Musicians and the Sanctuary Choir! We would also like to invite everyone to attend fellowship with us after the musical in Fellowship Hall. We would ask that you please bring any special finger foods or Christmas dessert items you would like to share during the fellowship.

 Deacon’s Message

The poinsettias will be available for pickup beginning Sunday, December 9th after morning service. Please get a card with your person’s name, a poinsettia and have them delivered by Wednesday December 12th, Thank you. Rocky Wade

Caroling and Pizza Party!!

On December 12th starting at 5:30pm there will be a pizza and hot chocolate party followed by caroling performed by the Sanctuary and Children’s Choir at the Shawnee Mall at 6:30pm in front of Santa’s Workshop! 

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Please join us December 24th at 5:00pm for our Live Nativity Play, Lord’s Supper and Christ Candle Lighting Service!

2019 FBC T-Shirt Design Contest

Individuals/groups are asked to submit a design to be used for volunteer events next year. The design must include the following saying “Love God, Love People, Love Shawnee”. Designs must be turned in to the office or sent to firstshawnee@gmail.com by December 23rd, 2018.

Tech4Tech - Device Donation Drive

From December 9th to December 23rd First Baptist Church will be collecting recently retired personal electronic devices such as tablets, laptops, gaming systems and cellphones. Funds raised from this event will also go towards updating the equipment used here at First Baptist Church. 

VBS Announcement

We are looking for volunteers to assist with VBS which will be held on June 3rd through June 6th! If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Elaine Hawkins.

 

Celebrate Recovery

Preparations are now being made for starting First Baptist's Celebrate Recovery program in January.  Celebrate Recovery is a Christ centered program based on the 12 Steps and the Eight Principles from the Beatitudes in Matthew 5. There are many ways you can help us as we start:  1) Please be sharing this news with others in the Shawnee area, and 2) please be praying about your role in starting this ministry.  Your support will bless us and you will receive a blessing as well.  If you have questions, please call (405)777-6101.

 

News from Oklahoma, the Nation and the World

Free copies of the Baptist Messenger are available on the table in the Welcome Center to help you stay up-to-date on news from churches in our state, from across our nation and from around the globe.  

Give Online. It’s Easy!

You can now manage your giving online! Giving Online is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete giving history from anywhere you have internet access. Go to our website www.firstshawnee.com/give for more details. 

CHANGES?

If you move or change your phone number or email address, please contact us at the church office so we can make the changes to the church directory and database. (Call 275-6111 or email firstshawnee@gmail.com). Thank you!

First Connections

FIRST CONNECTIONS – November 30, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:16

Sermon, December 2, 2018

The Women Behind Christmas

Matthew 1: 1-17

Dr. Charles Kimball

 

Meetings this week:  

 

Sunday, December 2                                              9:30 am         Bible Study

                                                                              10:45 am       Morning Worship

                                                                               6:00 pm         Evening Worship

 

Wednesday, December 5                                      5:00 pm         Young Ringers Handbells

                                                                               5:30 pm         Prayer Meeting

                                                                                                      Christmas Service Rehearsal

                                                                               6:00 pm         Wednesday Night Dinner

                                                                                                      Youth Group

                                                                                6:15 pm          Children’s Discipleship

                                                                                                       Mission Friends

                                                                                                       Nativity Play Rehearsal

                                                                               7:00 pm          Sanctuary Choir

 

Be an Angel, Adopt an Angel

This year we are partnering with Salvation Army to spread the joy of Christmas! If you would like to adopt an angel please pick up an angel from the Christmas tree in the Sanctuary, collect the items requested and return to Salvation Army by December 10th, 2018.

Week of Prayer for International Missions

Your prayers transform lives. That's why your participation in the Week of Prayer for International Missions, December 2-9, is so important. Sign up today to receive daily emails from IMB during the Week of Prayer for International Missions. Each one will feature stories, videos, and prayer requests from IMB missionaries to guide your prayer time. Thank you for your commitment to pray. Your prayers make a difference in eternity. To sign up please visit: https://www.imb.org/lottie-moon-christmas-offering.

 The Unusual Tale of Mary and Joseph’s Baby

Starting November 29th through December 9th the OKC Civic Center is hosting the play The Unusual Tale of Mary and Joseph’s Baby! For tickets or more information please visit https://okcciviccenter.com/event-calendar/get-tickets.

Gloria and Christmas Eve Nativity Play Practice

On December 5th at 5:30pm the Music Makers and Young Musicians will practice in their classes and at 6:15 - 7:00pm there will be practice for those children participating in the Christmas Eve Nativity play! 

Kid’s Night Out!!

On December 7th from 6 -10:00pm there will be a Kid’s Night out for children ages birth through 6th grade to have fun and fellowship with other children at church!! (Parents get a night out too!!) Please RSVP with Elaine Hawkins by December 6th at noon!

Gloria!

On December 9th at 6:00pm there will be an Intergenerational Celebration of Christmas featuring Music Makers, Young Musicians and the Sanctuary Choir!

Caroling and Pizza Party!!

On December 12th starting at 5:30pm there will be a pizza and hot chocolate party followed by caroling performed by the Sanctuary and Children’s Choir at the Shawnee Mall in front of Santa’s Workshop! 

2019 FBC T-Shirt Design Contest

Individuals/groups are asked to submit a design to be used for volunteer events next year. The design must include the following saying “Love God, Love People, Love Shawnee”. Designs must be turned in to the office or sent to firstshawnee@gmail.com by December 23rd, 2018.

Tech4Tech - Device Donation Drive

From December 9th to December 23rd First Baptist Church will be collecting recently retired personal electronic devices such as tablets, laptops, gaming systems and cellphones. Funds raised from this event will also go towards updating the equipment used here at First Baptist Church.

VBS Announcement

We are looking for volunteers to assist with VBS which will be held on June 3rd through June 6th! If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Elaine Hawkins. 

Celebrate Recovery

Preparations are now being made for starting First Baptist's Celebrate Recovery program in January.  Celebrate Recovery is a Christ centered program based on the 12 Steps and the Eight Principles from the Beatitudes in Matthew 5. There are many ways you can help us as we start:  1) Please be sharing this news with others in the Shawnee area, and 2) please be praying about your role in starting this ministry.  Your support will bless us and you will receive a blessing as well.  If you have questions, please call (405)777-6101. 

News from Oklahoma, the Nation and the World

Free copies of the Baptist Messenger are available on the table in the Welcome Center to help you stay up-to-date on news from churches in our state, from across our nation and from around the globe.  

Give Online. It’s Easy!

You can now manage your giving online! Giving Online is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete giving history from anywhere you have internet access. Go to our website www.firstshawnee.com/give for more details. 

CHANGES?

If you move or change your phone number or email address, please contact us at the church office so we can make the changes to the church directory and database. (Call 275-6111 or email firstshawnee@gmail.com). Thank you!

First Connections

FIRST CONNECTIONS – November 21, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples. 

The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;

My God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Psalms 18:2

Sermon, November 25, 2018

Passion for God’s House

John 2: 13-25

Dr. Charles Kimball

 

Meetings this week:

 

Wednesday, November 21                                No Evening Meetings or Activities

Thursday and Friday                                               Happy Thanksgiving! (Office Closed)

 

Sunday, November 25                                            9:30 am          Bible Study

                                                                               10:45 am       Morning Worship

                                                                            No Evening Meetings or Activities

 

Wednesday, November 28                                     5:00 pm          Young Ringers Handbells

                                                                                5:30 pm          Prayer Meeting

                                                                                5:00 pm          Children's Choir

                                                                                6:00 pm          Wednesday Night Dinner

                                                                                                        Youth Group

                                                                                6:15 pm          Children’s Discipleship

                                                                                                        Mission Friends

                                                                                 7:00 pm         Sanctuary Choir

  

Classroom Partner’s Benefit Piano Recital

On Tuesday November 27th at 7:30pm the Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts Division of Music presents The Classroom Partner’s Benefit Piano Recital with all Proceeds benefiting Shawnee Middle and High School Choral programs. The event will be at the Raley Chapel, Yarborough Auditorium!

Week of Prayer for International Missions

Your prayers transform lives. That's why your participation in the Week of Prayer for International Missions, December 2-9, is so important. Sign up today to receive daily emails from IMB during the Week of Prayer for International Missions. Each one will feature stories, videos, and prayer requests from IMB missionaries to guide your prayer time. Thank you for your commitment to pray. Your prayers make a difference in eternity. To sign up please visit: https://www.imb.org/lottie-moon-christmas-offering

Gloria and Christmas Eve Nativity Play Practice

On December 5th at 5:30pm the Music Makers and Young Musicians will practice in their classes and at 6:15 - 7:00pm there will be practice for those children participating in the Christmas Eve Nativity play!

Kid’s Night Out!!

On December 7th from 6 -10:00pm there will be a Kid’s Night out for children ages birth through 6th grade to have fun and fellowship with other children at church!! (Parents get a night out too!!) Please RSVP with Elaine Hawkins by December 6th at noon!

Gloria!

On December 9th at 6:00pm there will be an Intergenerational Celebration of Christmas featuring Music Makers, Young Musicians and the Sanctuary Choir!

Caroling and Pizza Party!!

On December 12th starting at 5:30pm there will be a pizza and hot chocolate party followed by caroling performed by the Sanctuary and Children’s Choir at the Shawnee Mall in front of Santa’s Workshop!

Celebrate Recovery

Preparations are now being made for starting First Baptist's Celebrate Recovery program in January.  Celebrate Recovery is a Christ centered program based on the 12 Steps and the Eight Principles from the Beatitudes in Matthew 5. There are many ways you can help us as we start:  1) Please be sharing this news with others in the Shawnee area, and 2) please be praying about your role in starting this ministry.  Your support will bless us and you will receive a blessing as well.  If you have questions, please call (405)777-6101. 

News from Oklahoma, the Nation and the World

Free copies of the Baptist Messenger are available on the table in the Welcome Center to help you stay up-to-date on news from churches in our state, from across our nation and from around the globe.  

Give Online. It’s Easy!

You can now manage your giving online! Giving Online is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete giving history from anywhere you have internet access. Go to our website www.firstshawnee.com/give for more details. 

CHANGES?

If you move or change your phone number or email address, please contact us at the church office so we can make the changes to the church directory and database. (Call 275-6111 or email firstshawnee@gmail.com). Thank you!