First Connections November 17, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – November 10, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

“… he who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for my sake will find it.” Matt. 10:38-39

 

 

Sermon, Sunday November 19: “Children and Parents”; Ephesians 6:1-4; Paul Stevens

 

 

Meetings Coming Up:

Deacons’ Meeting                   Sunday, Nov. 19, 8:30 am

Business Luncheon                 Sunday, Nov. 19, noon in Fellowship Hall

ATTENTION COMMITTEE CHAIRS – BUDGET REQUEST FORMS ARE DUE BACK DEC. 6.

 

 

Spaghetti Fundraiser For Children’s Camp

Sunday, November 19 at noon In Fellowship Hall

 

 

NEXT WEEK’S SCHEDULE:

The church office will be closed Wednesday-Friday, November 22-24. Also, there will be no afternoon/evening activities at the church on Sunday, November 26.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

 

 

 

Volunteers Needed!

Two areas of service opportunities at FBC are:

1)    Stuffing the pews with envelopes/visitor cards, etc.

2)    Stuffing the bulletins – as needed.

Please call Mary at the church office to volunteer or get more info – 275-6111.

 

 

New security protocol:

Starting Sunday, November 26, the east doors by the Children’s Area will no longer be used as a Sunday School/church entrance. Thank you for understanding as we seek to make our church an even safer place for everyone to worship.

 

 

 

Celebrate Recovery

New Celebrate Recovery step-studies are now being formed, meeting Thursdays at 7:00 pm. These new groups are being led by FBC members. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, non-denominational, recovery program that has total respect for the individual. It is not just for those with addictions, but for all who want to have a deeper relationship with Christ and a more abundant life. It is handled with anonymity and confidentiality. If you are 18 or over, and feel God calling you to this ministry for personal healing, or because you want to see it as a part of our church ministry, please join us.  If you have any questions about this program you may call Audrey at 918-557-7862, Ray at 918-557-7863, Mary at 275-6111, or Mark at 765-4759.  All inquiries will be handled confidentially.

 

 

Giving Tree

Bags will be available starting November 26.

 

 

Women’s Christmas Tea
Sunday, December 10th
4:00 - 6:00 pm in Fellowship Hall
Wear something festive and bring your favorite Christmas cookies to share. RSVP via the sign-up sheet in the Welcome Center. Donations accepted.

 

 

Mark Your Calendars

Senior Adult Trip

Christmas Lights at Eischen’s in Okarche

December 14 – in the evening, exact time and cost TBA

 

 

First Baptist is on Facebook: FBC Shawnee, ok

Like the church Facebook page and share it with your friends. Sermon information, events, and other information can be found on the church’s page. WE NEED YOUR HELP! We want to showcase our members and the activities throughout our church. Please take pictures! Wednesday night events, Sunday school, ministry and outreach activities, fellowship times, and more. Send pictures to Megan at young.megan.e@gmail.com.

 

Give Online. It’s Easy!

FBC is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving On-Line! Giving On-Line 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 websitewww.firstshawnee.com/give for more details.

  

 IF YOUR INFORMATION 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!  Mary

 

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First Connections November 10, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – November 10, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

“And do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, nor be of anxious mind. For all the nations of the world seek these things; and your Father knows that you need them. Instead, seek his kingdom, and these things shall be yours as well.” Luke 12:29-31

 

 

Wedding Invitation

Philip Todd and Heather McPherson

Saturday, November 11, 3:33 pm, at Camp Y’Shua, Medicine Creek Drive, Lawton, Oklahoma

Reception following. Please RSVP to philtodd@ou.edu

 

 

Sermon, Sunday November 12: “Marriage: Submission and Love, Part 2”; Ephesians 5:21-33; Paul Stevens

 

 

Meetings Coming Up:

Personnel Com Mtg.            Sunday, Nov. 12, 4:00 pm

Deacons’ Meeting                Sunday, Nov. 19, 8:30 am

Business Luncheon            Sunday, Nov. 19, noon in Fellowship Hall

ATTENTION COMMITTEE CHAIRS – BUDGET REQUEST FORMS ARE DUE BACK DEC. 6.

  

 

Wednesday Night Dinner

Dinner will be served from 6pm- 7:15pm. People can stay after 7:15pm and eat in the Fellowship Hall. Cost: $7 for ages 12 to adult; $4 for ages 6-11; $2 for ages 5 & under; & family max is $20 (max of 7 people). *FREE kids sack dinners will be available for children who don't like or cannot afford the regular meal.   Menu November 15, 2017: Breakfast for Dinner.

 

 

Senior Adult Lunch:

November 16   Luncheon at Golden Corral - noon

 

 

Celebrate Recovery

New Celebrate Recovery step-studies are now being formed, meeting Thursdays at 7:00 pm. These new groups are being led by FBC members. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, non-denominational, recovery program that has total respect for the individual. It is not just for those with addictions, but for all who want to have a deeper relationship with Christ and a more abundant life. It is handled with anonymity and confidentiality.

If you are 18 or over, and feel God calling you to this ministry for personal healing, or because you want to see it as a part of our church ministry, please join us.  If you have any questions about this program you may call Audrey at 918-557-7862, Ray at 918-557-7863, Mary at 275-6111, or Mark at 765-4759.  All inquiries will be handled confidentially.

 

 

Spaghetti Fundraiser

For Children’s Camp

Sunday, November 19 at noon

In Fellowship Hall

To volunteer to help or to bring sauce, contact Elaine Hawkins.

 

 

Volunteers Needed!

Two areas of service opportunities at FBC are:

1)    Stuffing the pews with envelopes/visitor cards, etc.

2)    Stuffing the bulletins – upcoming in December will be Missions information and Giving Tree information.

Please call Mary at the church office to volunteer or get more info – 275-6111.

 

 

Women’s Christmas Tea
Sunday, December 10th
4:00 - 6:00 pm in Fellowship Hall
Wear something festive and bring your favorite Christmas cookies to share. RSVP via the sign-up sheet in the Welcome Center. Donations accepted.

 

 

First Baptist is on Facebook: FBC Shawnee, ok

Like the church Facebook page and share it with your friends. Sermon information, events, and other information can be found on the church’s page. WE NEED YOUR HELP! We want to showcase our members and the activities throughout our church. Please take pictures! Wednesday night events, Sunday school, ministry and outreach activities, fellowship times, and more. Send pictures to Megan at young.megan.e@gmail.com.

 

Give Online. It’s Easy!

FBC is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving On-Line! Giving On-Line 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 websitewww.firstshawnee.com/give for more details.

  

 IF YOUR INFORMATION 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!  Mary

 

First Connections November 3, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – November 3, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 “Consider the lilies, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass which is alive in the field today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O men of little faith?” Luke 12:27-28

 

 

Daylight Savings Time Ends Saturday Night!

 

 

Sermon, Sunday November 5: “Marriage: Submission and Love”; Ephesians 5:21-33; Paul Stevens

 

 

Meetings this Week

Church Council        Monday, Nov. 6, 11:30 am in Room A-100

Finance Com. Mtg.  Wednesday, Nov. 8, 5:15 pm in the Conference Room

Personnel Com. Mtg. Sunday, Nov. 12, 4:00 pm

ATTENTION COMMITTEE CHAIRS – BUDGET REQUEST FORMS ARE DUE BACK DEC. 6.

  

 

Wednesday Night Dinner

Dinner will be served from 6pm- 7:15pm. People can stay after 7:15pm and eat in the Fellowship Hall. Cost: $7 for ages 12 to adult; $4 for ages 6-11; & $2 for ages 5 & under; family max is $20. *FREE kids sack dinners will be available for children who don't like or cannot afford the regular meal.  

Menu November 8, 2017: Chef Sampley’s Award Winning Blue Ribbon Biscuits, Oven Roasted Tenderloin, Pioneer Woman Mashed Potatoes, Roast Gravy, Whole Kernel Corn, Garden Fresh Salad by Chef Charles Prescott, Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies.

 

 

Wedding Invitation

Philip Todd and Heather McPherson

Saturday, November 11, 3:33 pm, at Camp Y’Shua, Medicine Creek Drive, Lawton, Oklahoma

Reception following. Please RSVP to philtodd@ou.edu

 

 

Senior Adult Activities:

November 9               Trip to Pioneer Woman – Pawhuska – leave church at 8:30 am

November 16             Luncheon at Golden Corral - noon

 

 

Celebrate Recovery

New Celebrate Recovery step-studies are now being formed, meeting Thursdays at 7:00 pm. These new groups are being led by FBC members. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, non-denominational, recovery program that has total respect for the individual. It is not just for those with addictions, but for all who want to have a deeper relationship with Christ and a more abundant life. It is handled with anonymity and confidentiality.

If you are 18 or over, and feel God calling you to this ministry for personal healing, or because you want to see it as a part of our church ministry, please join us.  If you have any questions about this program you may call Audrey at 918-557-7862, Ray at 918-557-7863, Mary at 275-6111, or Mark at 765-4759.  All inquiries will be handled confidentially.

 

 

Spaghetti Fundraiser

For Children’s Camp

Sunday, November 19 at noon

In Fellowship Hall

To volunteer to help or to bring sauce, contact Elaine Hawkins.

 

 

Volunteers Needed!

Two areas of service opportunities at FBC are:

1)    Stuffing the pews with envelopes/visitor cards, etc.

2)    Stuffing the bulletins – upcoming in December will be Missions information and Giving Tree information.

Please call Mary at the church office to volunteer or get more info – 275-6111.

 

 

First Baptist is on Facebook: FBC Shawnee, ok

Like the church Facebook page and share it with your friends. Sermon information, events, and other information can be found on the church’s page. WE NEED YOUR HELP! We want to showcase our members and the activities throughout our church. Please take pictures! Wednesday night events, Sunday school, ministry and outreach activities, fellowship times, and more. Send pictures to Megan at young.megan.e@gmail.com.

 

Give Online. It’s Easy!

FBC is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving On-Line! Giving On-Line 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 websitewww.firstshawnee.com/give for more details.

 

 IF YOUR INFORMATION 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!  Mary

First Connections October 27, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – October 27, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

“Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! And which of you by being anxious can add a cubit to his span of life? If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest?” Luke 12:24-26

 

 

First Baptist Church

125th Anniversary Celebration

Sunday Morning, October 29

There will be a special combined morning service (10:45 am) with guest speaker Paul Calmes, followed by a free luncheon. Everyone is invited! Please come!

Sermon: “True Greatness”; Paul Calmes

 

 

Deacon Ordination Council

Sunday, October 29 at 4:30 pm in Room A-100

 

Deacon Ordination

Sunday, October 29 at 6:00 pm in the Sanctuary

Elaine Allison and Carl Moss

 

 

Wednesday Night Dinner

Dinner will be served from 6pm- 7:15pm. People can stay after 7:15pm and eat in the Fellowship Hall. Cost: $7 for ages 12 to adult; $4 for ages 6-11; & $2 for ages 5 & under; family max is $20. *FREE kids sack dinners will be available for children who don't like or cannot afford the regular meal.

 

 

Celebrate Recovery

New Celebrate Recovery step-studies are now being formed, meeting Thursdays at 7:00 pm. These new groups are being led by FBC members. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, non-denominational, recovery program that has total respect for the individual. It is not just for those with addictions, but for all who want to have a deeper relationship with Christ and a more abundant life. It is handled with anonymity and confidentiality.

If you are 18 or over, and feel God calling you to this ministry for personal healing, or because you want to see it as a part of our church ministry, please join us.  If you have any questions about this program you may call Audrey at 918-557-7862, Ray at 918-557-7863, Mary at 275-6111, or Mark at 765-4759.  All inquiries will be handled confidentially.

 

 

 Family Promise

Family Promise will be at First Baptist Church November 5-11. Please look for a sign-up sheet – coming soon - on the church office window.

 

 

Wedding Invitation

Philip Todd and Heather McPherson

Saturday, November 11, 3:33 pm, at Camp Y’Shua, Medicine Creek Drive, Lawton, Oklahoma

Reception following. Please RSVP to philtodd@ou.edu

 

 

October is Fire Prevention Month

If you have a closet/closets at the church which you regularly use, please make a plan to clean these out sometime during the month of October. Clean closets are safer closets. We don’t want to restrict you by dictating exactly when or how this will happen, but please send an email to the church and just let us know your plan. Thanks a bunch!

 

First Baptist is on Facebook: FBC Shawnee, ok

Like the church Facebook page and share it with your friends. Sermon information, events, and other information can be found on the church’s page. WE NEED YOUR HELP! We want to showcase our members and the activities throughout our church. Please take pictures! Wednesday night events, Sunday school, ministry and outreach activities, fellowship times, and more. Send pictures to Megan at young.megan.e@gmail.com.

 

Give Online. It’s Easy!

FBC is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving On-Line! Giving On-Line 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 websitewww.firstshawnee.com/give for more details.

 

 IF YOUR INFORMATION 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!  Mary

First Connections October 20, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – October 20, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

And he said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat, nor about your body, what you shall put on. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing.”          Luke 12:22-23

 

 

Sermon, Sunday, October 22, 2017: “The Fullness of the Holy Spirit”; Ephesians 5:17-21; Paul Stevens

 

 

Sunday Night Guest Speaker: Michael Robertson will share about his work in Siberia.

 

 

Youth Choir!
Attention all 7-12 graders!  Youth choir is back!  Meeting at 5:00PM Sunday afternoons in the choir room.  Eric Yoder, an OBU Senior will be leading the choir.  He is very excited about meeting all of you and about the music you will be doing this year.  If you haven’t been in youth choir before, this is a great time to start!  Also, if you play an instrument, be sure and let him know!

 

 

 

Wednesday Night Dinner

Dinner will be served from 6pm- 7:15pm. People can stay after 7:15pm and eat in the Fellowship Hall. Cost: $7 for ages 12 to adult; $4 for ages 6-11; & $2 for ages 5 & under; family max is $20. *FREE kids sack dinners will be available for children who don't like or cannot afford the regular meal. Menu for October 25: ITALIAN FEAST – Homemade Sicilian Style Ziti de Etna, Ravioli and Meatballs, Jan Tipton’s Zucchini, Yellow Squash and Tomatoes, Chef Prescott’s Deluxe Tossed Green Salad, Chocolate and Vanilla Cake, Ice Cream

 

 

Celebrate Recovery

First Baptist’s Celebrate Recovery program is starting on Thursday, Oct 26 at 7pm, and you are invited to attend.  Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, non-denominational, recovery program that has total respect for the individual. It is not just for those with addictions, but for all who want to have a deeper relationship with Christ and a more abundant life.  In CR we find healing from our past hurts, our habits, and our hang-ups through working the 12 steps to recovery, and the Eight Principles of the beatitudes. It is handled with anonymity and confidentiality. If you are 18 or over, and feel God calling you to this ministry for personal healing, or because you want to see it as a part of our church ministry, please join us. 

If you have any questions about this program you may call Audrey at 918-557-7862, Ray at 918-557-7863, Mary at 275-6111, or Mark at 765-4759.  All inquiries will be handled confidentially.

 

 

First Baptist Church

125th Anniversary Celebration

Sunday Morning, October 29

There will be a special combined morning service (10:45 am) with guest speaker Paul Calmes, the Lord’s Supper, and followed by a free luncheon. We would love for people to give testimonies/stories/memories during the luncheon; please contact Elaine to volunteer.

Everyone is invited! Please come!

 

 

Deacon Ordination

Sunday, October 29 at 6:00 pm in the Sanctuary

 

 

Family Promise

Family Promise will be at First Baptist Church November 5-11. Please look for a sign-up sheet – coming soon - on the church office window.

 

 

Wedding Invitation

Philip Todd and Heather McPherson

Saturday, November 11, 3:33 pm, at Camp Y’Shua, Medicine Creek Drive, Lawton, Oklahoma

Reception following. Please RSVP to philtodd@ou.edu

 

 

October is Fire Prevention Month

If you have a closet/closets at the church which you regularly use, please make a plan to clean these out sometime during the month of October. Clean closets are safer closets. We don’t want to restrict you by dictating exactly when or how this will happen, but please send an email to the church and just let us know your plan. Thanks a bunch!

 

First Baptist is on Facebook: FBC Shawnee, ok

Like the church Facebook page and share it with your friends. Sermon information, events, and other information can be found on the church’s page. WE NEED YOUR HELP! We want to showcase our members and the activities throughout our church. Please take pictures! Wednesday night events, Sunday school, ministry and outreach activities, fellowship times, and more. Send pictures to Megan at young.megan.e@gmail.com.

 

Give Online. It’s Easy!

FBC is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving On-Line! Giving On-Line 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 websitewww.firstshawnee.com/give for more details.

 

 DON’T FORGET!

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!  Mary

First Connections October 13, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – October 13, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 “Let not your hearts be troubled; believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And when I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.” John 14:1-3

  

Memorial Service

In case you did not see it in our prayer list earlier, LeVoe Maxwell died on August 23, 2017. There will be a memorial service for her at First Baptist Church tomorrow, Oct 14 at 10:30 am.

  

Sermon, Sunday, October 15, 2017: “Walking in Love, Light, and Wisdom”; Ephesians 5:1-21; Paul Stevens

  

Youth Choir!
Attention all 7-12 graders!  Youth choir is back!  Meeting at 5:00PM Sunday afternoons in the choir room.  Eric Yoder, an OBU Senior will be leading the choir.  He is very excited about meeting all of you and about the music you will be doing this year.  If you haven’t been in youth choir before, this is a great time to start!  Also, if you play an instrument, be sure and let him know!

 

Meetings on the Calendar:

Deacon’s Meeting                              Sun, Oct 15, 8:30 am

Celebrate Recovery Info. Mtg.          Sun, Oct 15, 5:00 pm in the Pre-teen room on 3rd floor

Church Business Mtg.                       Sun, Oct 15, 6:00 pm

Senior Adult Council                         Thurs, Oct 19, 10:00 am

Celebrate Recovery Info. Mtg.          Thurs, Oct 19, 7:00 pm in the Pre-teen room on 3rd floor

 

 

Wednesday Night Dinner

Dinner will be served from 6pm- 7:15pm. People can stay after 7:15pm and eat in the Fellowship Hall. Cost: $7 for ages 12 to adult; $4 for ages 6-11; & $2 for ages 5 & under; family max is $20. *FREE kids sack dinners will be available for children who don't like or cannot afford the regular meal.

New Wednesday Night Fall Schedule

5:00                Children’s Handbells

5:30                Prayer Meeting

5:30                Children's Choirs (ages 3-6th grade)

6:00                Wednesday Night Dinner

6:00                Mission Friends (ages 3-5)

6:15                TeamKid (1st-3rd grade)

6:15                SPARK (4th-6th grade)

6:45                Youth Shimmer (7th-12th grade)

7:00                Sanctuary Choir rehearsal

 

Celebrate Recovery Informational Meeting

 Celebrate Recovery is a non-denominational, inclusive, biblical recovery program for those struggling with anything from ordinary daily strongholds in their life to those with addictions of any kind. It is handled with confidentiality, is church sponsored, has strict accountability for all leaders. We are currently planning for a leadership training for Celebrate Recovery here at FBC, starting very soon. If you have any interest in working in a program like this, please call Audrey at 918-557-7862, Ray at 918-557-7863, Mary at 275-6111, or Mark at 765-4759.  All inquiries will be handled confidentially. Celebrate Recovery Informational Meeting: Sunday, Oct. 15 at 5 pm and Thursday, Oct. 19 at 7 pm. Anyone is welcome. This is an opportunity to find out more about Celebrate Recovery and how it functions and why we are passionate about its effectiveness.  You do not have to be interested in being a leader in CR or even in attending CR – Even just the curious are welcome to come to one of these meetings. They will be held in the Pre-teen room on 3rd floor (there will be directional signs.)

 

First Baptist Church

125th Anniversary Celebration

Sunday Morning, October 29

There will be a special combined morning service (10:45 am) with guest speaker Paul Calmes, the Lord’s Supper, and followed by a free luncheon. We would love for people to give testimonies/stories/memories during the luncheon; please contact Elaine to volunteer.

Everyone is invited! Please come!

 

October is Fire Prevention Month

If you have a closet/closets at the church which you regularly use, please make a plan to clean these out sometime during the month of October. Clean closets are safer closets. We don’t want to restrict you by dictating exactly when or how this will happen, but please send an email to the church and just let us know your plan. Thanks a bunch!

 

Family Promise

Family Promise will be at First Baptist Church November 5-11. Please look for a sign-up sheet – coming soon - on the church office window.

 

Wedding Invitation

Philip Todd and Heather McPherson

Saturday, November 11, 3:33 pm, at Camp Y’Shua, Medicine Creek Drive, Lawton, Oklahoma

Reception following. Please RSVP to philtodd@ou.edu

 

This is from Cindy Hanchey: please share the link below to Romar Beach Baptist Church in Orange Beach, AL. Ask for prayer that they find a pastor--they have no monies for a salary. It's a beautiful facility! We attended a Wednesday prayer meeting while we stayed in a condo next door. I think their membership is around 45. They offer a Retreat Facility and provide outreach to many in that area.      http://www.romarbeachbaptist.org/

 

First Baptist is on Facebook - FBC Shawnee, ok

Like the church Facebook page and share it with your friends. Sermon information, events, and other information can be found on the church’s page. WE NEED YOUR HELP! We want to showcase our members and the activities throughout our church. Please take pictures! Wednesday night events, Sunday school, ministry and outreach activities, fellowship times, and more. Send pictures to Megan at young.megan.e@gmail.com.

 

Give Online. It’s Easy!

FBC is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving On-Line! Giving On-Line 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 websitewww.firstshawnee.com/give for more details.

  

 DON’T FORGET!

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!  Mary

 

 

First Connections October 8, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – October 6, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” Matt. 9:36-38

 

 

Memorial Service

In case you did not see it in our prayer list earlier, LeVoe Maxwell died on August 23, 2017. There will be a memorial service for her at First Baptist Church Sat, Oct 14 at 10:30 am.

 

 

Sermon, Sunday, October 8, 2017: “Theft”; Ephesians 4:28; Paul Stevens

 

 

Fall Fellowship at the Ford Family Farm

THIS SUNDAY, October 8, 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Please bring:

Family and friends

Lawnchairs/blankets

Food: last names starting with A-L bring a side dish and M-Z bring a dessert

Enjoy:

hamburgers, hot dogs and the fixin’s

sack races, tug-o-war, corn toss, and more 

free photo shoot

singing cowboy

hayrides

bonfire (marshmallows provided)

The farm is at 411 S Bryan Street; take the first driveway on the left just past Pleasant Grove School. RAIN PLANS: if there is rain this weekend, there is a chance it could make it impossible to use the farm for this event. If this happens, we will use email and Facebook to get the word out (by Saturday.) In the event of rain, we will meet in Fellowship Hall at the same time.

 

Youth Choir!
Attention all 7-12 graders!  Youth choir is back!  Meeting at 5:00PM Sunday afternoons in the choir room.  Eric Yoder, an OBU Senior will be leading the choir.  He is very excited about meeting all of you and about the music you will be doing this year.  If you haven’t been in youth choir before, this is a great time to start!  Also, if you play an instrument, be sure and let him know!

 

 

Meetings on the Calendar:

Personnel Meeting                            Sun, Oct 8, 2:00 pm

Finance Com. Mtg.                            Wed, Oct 11, 5:15 pm

Deacon’s Meeting                              Sun, Oct 15, 8:30 am

Church Business Mtg.                       Sun, Oct 15, 6:00 pm

 

 

NEW DEACON ROSTER

Effective October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2018

All of the names on the ballot were passed in accordance with the church by-laws. The names below are the new roster – including the ones added by the recent vote.

Leesa Adams

Elaine Allison

Joel Deichman

Jim Farthing

Bill Ford

Sam Garlow

Jim Hansford

Charles Hawkins

Aaron Hembree

Mitch Hembree

Roger Henson

Terry Hopkins

Larry Inman

Cliff Lehmann

Sallie McLaughlin

Carl Moss

Charles Prescott

David Stevens

Bill Tiger

Shannon Tiger

Phil Todd

Rocky Wade

Mike Wester

 

 

Wednesday Night Dinner

Dinner will be served from 6pm- 7:15pm. People can stay after 7:15pm and eat in the Fellowship Hall. Cost: $7 for ages 12 to adult; $4 for ages 6-11; & $2 for ages 5 & under; family max is $20. *FREE kids sack dinners will be available for children who don't like or cannot afford the regular meal.  Menu – October 11: Breakfast for Dinner

New Wednesday Night Fall Schedule

5:00                Children’s Handbells

5:30                Prayer Meeting

5:30                Children's Choirs (ages 3-6th grade)

6:00                Wednesday Night Dinner

6:00                Mission Friends (ages 3-5)

6:15                TeamKid (1st-3rd grade)

6:15                SPARK (4th-6th grade)

6:45                Youth Shimmer (7th-12th grade)

7:00                Sanctuary Choir rehearsal

 

First Baptist Church  125th Anniversary Celebration

Sunday Morning, October 29

There will be a special combined morning service (10:45 am) with guest speaker Paul Calmes, the Lord’s Supper and a Baptism, followed by a free luncheon. We would love for people to give testimonies/stories/memories during the luncheon; please contact Elaine to volunteer.

Everyone is invited! Please come!

 

October is Fire Prevention Month

If you have a closet/closets at the church which you regularly use, please make a plan to clean these out sometime during the month of October. Clean closets are safer closets. We don’t want to restrict you by dictating exactly when or how this will happen, but please send an email to the church and just let us know your plan. Thanks a bunch!

 

Celebrate Recovery at First Baptist Church, Shawnee

 Celebrate Recovery is a non-denominational, inclusive, biblical recovery program for those struggling with anything from ordinary daily strongholds in their life to those with addictions of any kind. It is handled with confidentiality, is church sponsored, has strict accountability for all leaders. Below is a description straight from the CR web site:

“Celebrate Recovery is a biblical and balanced program that helps us overcome our hurts, hang-ups, and habits.  It is based on the actual words of Jesus rather than psychological theory.  25 years ago, Saddleback Church launched Celebrate Recovery with 43 people. It was designed as a program to help those struggling with hurts, habits and hang-ups by showing them the loving power of Jesus Christ through a recovery process. Celebrate Recovery has helped more than 17000 people at Saddleback, attracting over 70% of its members from outside the church. Eighty-five percent of the people who go through the program stay with the church and nearly half serve as church volunteers. Celebrate Recovery is now in over 29,000 churches worldwide!”

We are currently planning for a leadership training for Celebrate Recovery here at FBC, starting very soon. If you have any interest in working in a program like this, please call Audrey at 918-557-7862, Ray at 918-557-7863, Mary at 275-6111, or Mark at 765-4759.  All inquiries will be handled confidentially.

 

First Baptist is on Facebook

FBC Shawnee, ok

Like the church Facebook page and share it with your friends. Sermon information, events, and other information can be found on the church’s page. WE NEED YOUR HELP! We want to showcase our members and the activities throughout our church. Please take pictures! Wednesday night events, Sunday school, ministry and outreach activities, fellowship times, and more. Send pictures to Megan at young.megan.e@gmail.com.

 

Give Online. It’s Easy!

FBC is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving On-Line! Giving On-Line 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 websitewww.firstshawnee.com/give for more details.

  

 DON’T FORGET!

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!  Mary

 

 

First Connections September 29, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – September 29, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”   John 13:34-35

  

Sermon, Sunday, October 1, 2017: “God’s Plan for Anger Management”; Ephesians 4:26-27; Paul Stevens

  

Special Called Business Meeting

The Personnel Committee recommends that First Baptist Church, Shawnee, Oklahoma, hire Dr. Chris Matthews, OBU Dean of the Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts, as Interim Music Minister. The vote on this recommendation will be taken in a special called business meeting during the Sunday evening worship service on October 1, 2017, in keeping with the church bylaws.

 

NEW DEACON ROSTER

Effective October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2018

All of the names on the ballot were passed in accordance with the church by-laws. The names below are the new roster, including the returning deacons and the ones just added by the vote last week.

Leesa Adams

Elaine Allison

Joel Deichman

Jim Farthing

Bill Ford

Sam Garlow

Jim Hansford

Charles Hawkins

Aaron Hembree

Mitch Hembree

Roger Henson

Terry Hopkins

Larry Inman

Cliff Lehmann

Sallie McLaughlin

Carl Moss

Charles Prescott

David Stevens

Bill Tiger

Shannon Tiger

Phil Todd

Rocky Wade

Mike Wester

 

 

Meetings on the Calendar:

Public Relations Committee             Sun, Oct 1, 9:00 am

Special Called Business Mtg.           Sun, Oct 1, 6:00 pm (at the very first of the evening worship)

Church Council Meeting                    Mon, Oct 2, 11:30 am

Properties Meeting                            Wed, Oct 4, 4:00 pm

Personnel Meeting                            Sun, Oct 8, 2:00 pm

 

Wednesday Night Dinner

Dinner will be served from 6pm- 7:15pm. People can stay after 7:15pm and eat in the Fellowship Hall. Cost: $7 for ages 12 to adult; $4 for ages 6-11; & $2 for ages 5 & under; family max is $20. *FREE kids sack dinners will be available for children who don't like or cannot afford the regular meal.

New Wednesday Night Fall Schedule

5:00                Children’s Handbells

5:30                Prayer Meeting

5:30                Children's Choirs (ages 3-6th grade)

6:00                Wednesday Night Dinner

6:00                Mission Friends (ages 3-5)

6:15                TeamKid (1st-3rd grade)

6:15                SPARK (4th-6th grade)

6:45                Youth Shimmer (7th-12th grade)

7:00                Sanctuary Choir rehearsal

 

 

Fall Festival at the Ford Family Farm

October 8, 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Congregation: last names beginning with A – L, please bring a side dish and names beginning with M – Z a dessert. Everyone bring your own chair.

There will be entertainment and a good time will be had by all!

 

Youth Choir!
Attention all 7-12 graders!  Youth choir is back!  Meeting at 5:00PM Sunday afternoons in the choir room.  Eric Yoder, an OBU Senior will be leading the choir.  He is very excited about meeting all of you and about the music you will be doing this year.  If you haven’t been in youth choir before, this is a great time to start!  Also, if you play an instrument, be sure and let him know!

 

Women’s Fall Bible Study Has Begun!   “Discerning the Voice of God” by Priscilla Shirer

This is a 7 week study that will help us learn how to recognize when God speaks. It invites you to explore a more intimate relationship with Him one that can make hearing Him, His will, His heart and His voice, your ongoing experience.  There are two opportunities to get involved in this study. One group meets at 7:00 pm at Dee Ann Schroyer’s home on Tuesday nights, beginning Sep 12. The morning group meets at 9:00 am on Wednesdays, beginning Sep 13, in the Church Parlor. (PLEASE NOTE THE DAY CHANGE.)  Hope you can join in one of these – books will be $13.00.

  

THANK YOU:

Church family,

Meredith and I wanted to express our deep gratitude for the beautiful baby shower. We greatly appreciate all the gifts and cards given to us. We and baby Vance are excited to put them to good use! More importantly, through your gifts and actions, we feel loved and supported by y’all. Thank you. You and your gifts are precious to us.   Joy and Peace,   Brandon, Meredith, and Vance McClure

 

October is Fire Prevention Month

If you have a closet/closets at the church which you regularly use, please make a plan to clean these out sometime during the month of October. Clean closets are safer closets. We don’t want to restrict you by dictating exactly when or how this will happen, but please send an email to the church and just let us know your plan. Thanks a bunch!

 

First Baptist is on Facebook - FBC Shawnee, ok

Like the church Facebook page and share it with your friends. Sermon information, events, and other information can be found on the church’s page. WE NEED YOUR HELP! We want to showcase our members and the activities throughout our church. Please take pictures! Wednesday night events, Sunday school, ministry and outreach activities, fellowship times, and more. Send pictures to Megan at young.megan.e@gmail.com.

 

Give Online. It’s Easy!

FBC is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving On-Line! Giving On-Line 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 websitewww.firstshawnee.com/give for more details.

  

 DON’T FORGET!

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!  Mary

 

 

First Connections September 21, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – September 21, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

And as he sat at table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat down with Jesus and his disciples. And when the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” But when he heard it, he said, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.” Matthew 9:10-13

  

Sermon, Sunday, September 24, 2017: “The Truth About Lying”; Ephesians 4:25; Paul Stevens

  

THANK YOU:

Church family,

Meredith and I wanted to express our deep gratitude for the beautiful baby shower. We greatly appreciate all the gifts and cards given to us. We and baby Vance are excited to put them to good use! More importantly, through your gifts and actions, we feel loved and supported by y’all. Thank you. You and your gifts are precious to us.

Joy and Peace,   Brandon, Meredith, and Vance McClure

 

Youth Choir!
Attention all 7-12 graders!  Youth choir is back!  Meeting at 5:00PM Sunday afternoons in the choir room.  Eric Yoder, an OBU Senior will be leading the choir.  He is very excited about meeting all of you and about the music you will be doing this year.  If you haven’t been in youth choir before, this is a great time to start!  Also, if you play an instrument, be sure and let him know!

 

Women’s Fall Bible Study Has Begun!

Discerning the Voice of God” by Priscilla Shirer

This is a 7 week study that will help us learn how to recognize when God speaks. It invites you to explore a more intimate relationship with Him one that can make hearing Him, His will, His heart and His voice, your ongoing experience. There are two opportunities to get involved in this study. One group meets at 7:00 pm at Dee Ann Schroyer’s home on Tuesday nights, beginning Sep 12. The morning group meets at 9:00 am on Wednesdays, beginning Sep 13, in the Church Parlor. (PLEASE NOTE THE DAY CHANGE.) Hope you can join in one of these – books will be $13.00.

 

 Wednesday Night Dinner

Dinner will be served from 6pm- 7:15pm. People can stay after 7:15pm and eat in the Fellowship Hall. Cost: $7 for ages 12 to adult; $4 for ages 6-11; & $2 for ages 5 & under; family max is $20.

*FREE kids sack dinners will be available for children who don't like or cannot afford the regular meal.

 

New Wednesday Night Fall Schedule

5:00                Children’s Handbells

5:30                Prayer Meeting

5:30                Children's Choirs (ages 3-6th grade)

6:00                Wednesday Night Dinner

6:00                Mission Friends (ages 3-5)

6:15                TeamKid (1st-3rd grade)

6:15                SPARK (4th-6th grade)

6:45                Youth Shimmer (7th-12th grade)

7:00                Sanctuary Choir rehearsal

 

Deacon Election

The election of deacons for this year will be held in Sunday morning worship (both services) this coming week, September 24.

 

Meetings on the Calendar:

Deacons’ Meeting                              Sun, Sep 24, 8:30 am

Public Relations Committee             Sun, Sep 24, 9:00 am

Business Meeting                              Sun, Sep 24, 6:00 pm

Church Business Meeting

Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 6:00 pm

  • Motion by Finance Committee for church to vote on acceptance of a gift of property at 318 N. Philadelphia and for demolition of house and other structures on the property.  Cost to be paid by donor. 

Special Called Business Meeting

The Personnel Committee recommends that First Baptist Church, Shawnee, Oklahoma, hire Dr. Chris Matthews, OBU Dean of the Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts, as Interim Music Minister. The vote on this recommendation will be taken in a special called business meeting during the Sunday evening worship service on October 1, 2017, in keeping with the church bylaws.

 

 

Fall Festival at the Ford Family Farm

October 8, 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Congregation: last names beginning with A – L, please bring a side dish and names beginning with M – Z a dessert. Everyone bring your own chair.

There will be entertainment and a good time will be had by all!

 

 

First Baptist is on Facebook

FBC Shawnee, OK

Like the church Facebook page and share it with your friends. Sermon information, events, and other information can be found on the church’s page. WE NEED YOUR HELP! We want to showcase our members and the activities throughout our church. Please take pictures! Wednesday night events, Sunday school, ministry and outreach activities, fellowship times, and more.  Send pictures to Megan at young.megan.e@gmail.com.

 


Give Online. It’s Easy!

FBC is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving On-Line! Giving On-Line 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 websitewww.firstshawnee.com/give for more details.

  

 DON’T FORGET!

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!  Mary

 

 

First Connections September 15, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – September 15, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

“Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God. Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows.” Luke 12:6-7

 

Sermon, Sunday, September 17, 2017: “Put Off and Put On”; Ephesians 4:17- 24; Paul Stevens

  

Starting today: The Order of Services for both the Traditional and the Contemporary worship services are attached to the email - see the bottom of the page.

 

 

Youth Choir Begins!
Attention all 7-12 graders!  Youth choir is back!  Meeting at 5:00PM Sunday afternoons in the choir room.  Eric Yoder, an OBU Senior will be leading the choir.  He is very excited about meeting all of you and about the music you will be doing this year.  If you haven’t been in youth choir before, this is a great time to start!  Also, if you play an instrument, be sure and let him know!

 

Women’s Fall Bible Study Has Begun!

Discerning the Voice of God” by Priscilla Shirer

This is a 7 week study that will help us learn how to recognize when God speaks. It invites you to explore a more intimate relationship with Him one that can make hearing Him, His will, His heart and His voice, your ongoing experience.

There are two opportunities to get involved in this study. One group meets at 7:00 pm at Dee Ann Schroyer’s home on Tuesday nights, beginning Sep 12. The morning group meets at 9:00 am on Wednesdays, beginning Sep 13, in the Church Parlor. (PLEASE NOTE THE DAY CHANGE.)

Hope you can join in one of these – books will be $13.00.

 

 Wednesday Night Dinner

Dinner will be served from 6pm- 7:15pm. People can stay after 7:15pm and eat in the Fellowship Hall. Cost: $7 for ages 12 to adult; $4 for ages 6-11; & $2 for ages 5 & under; family max is $20. *FREE kids sack dinners will be available for children who don't like or cannot afford the regular meal.

New Wednesday Night Fall Schedule

5:00                Children’s Handbells

5:30                Prayer Meeting

5:30                Children's Choirs (ages 3-6th grade)

6:00                Wednesday Night Dinner

6:00                Mission Friends (ages 3-5)

6:15                TeamKid (1st-3rd grade)

6:15                SPARK (4th-6th grade)

6:45                Youth Shimmer (7th-12th grade)

7:00                Sanctuary Choir rehearsal

 

Senior Adult Luncheon

At Golden Corral, noon on Thursday, September 21

 

 

Meetings on the Calendar:

Pastor Search Committee                   Thurs, Sep 21, 2:00 pm

Fall Festival Meeting                          Sun, Sep 21, 6:30 pm

Deacons’ Meeting                               Sun, Sep 24, 8:30 am

Public Relations Committee               Sun, Sep 24, 9:00 am

Business Meeting                                Sun, Sep 24, 6:00 pm

 

Church Business Meeting

Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 6:00 pm

Personnel Committee will be bringing a recommendation.

 

First Baptist is on Facebook

FBC Shawnee, ok

Like the church Facebook page and share it with your friends. Sermon information, events, and other

information can be found on the church’s page. WE NEED YOUR HELP! We want to showcase our members

and the activities throughout our church. Please take pictures! Wednesday night events, Sunday school, ministry and outreach activities, fellowship times, and more.

Send pictures to Megan at young.megan.e@gmail.com.


Give Online. It’s Easy!

FBC is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving On-Line! Giving On-Line 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 websitewww.firstshawnee.com/give for more details.

  

 DON’T FORGET!

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!  Mary

 

 

First Connections September 8, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – September 8, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

And Jesus cried out and said, “He who believes in me, believes not in me but in him who sent me. And he who sees me sees him who sent me. I have come as light into the world, that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness.” John 12:44-46

  

Sermon, Sunday, September 10, 2017: “Unity in Diversity”; Ephesians 4:7-16; Paul Stevens

  

CONGREGATIONAL SURVEY – PASTOR SEARCH

The Pastor Search Committee invites you to complete a survey regarding what characteristics you believe are most important in the next pastor of First Baptist Church.  The surveys will be available in the traditional service, the contemporary service and at the Welcome Center until September 10.  Please leave the completed surveys in the boxes located in the auditorium vestibule, at the Welcome Center or at the Fellowship Hall door.  You may also leave them in the offertory plate.  Please continue to pray with us that God will prepare our next pastor for us and that He will make us sensitive to His leading in finding that person.  

Thank you! The Pastor Search Committee

 

Youth Choir Begins!
Attention all 7-12 graders!  Starting September 10th youth choir will again be meeting at 5:00PM Sunday afternoon in the choir room.  Eric Yoder, an OBU Senior will be leading the choir.  He is very excited about meeting all of you and about the music you will be doing this year.  If you haven’t been in youth choir before, this is a great time to start!  Also, if you play an instrument, be sure and let him know!

 

Women’s Fall Bible Study Starts Next Week!

Discerning the Voice of God” by Priscilla Shirer

This is a 7 week study that will help us learn how to recognize when God speaks. It invites you to explore a more intimate relationship with Him one that can make hearing Him, His will, His heart and His voice, your ongoing experience.

There will be two opportunities to get involved in this study. One group will meet at 7:00 pm at Dee Ann Schroyer’s home on Tuesday nights, beginning Sep 12. The morning group will meet at 9:00 am on Wednesdays, beginning Sep 13, in the Church Parlor. (PLEASE NOTE THE DAY CHANGE.)

Hope you can join in one of these – books will be $13.00.

 

 Wednesday Night Dinner

Dinner will be served from 6pm- 7:15pm. People can stay after 7:15pm and eat in the Fellowship Hall. Cost: $7 for ages 12 to adult; $4 for ages 6-11; & $2 for ages 5 & under; family max is $20. *FREE kids sack dinners will be available for children who don't like or cannot afford the regular meal.

September 13: Breakfast for Dinner

 

New Wednesday Night Fall Schedule

5:00                Children’s Handbells

5:30                Prayer Meeting

5:30                Children's Choirs (ages 3-6th grade)

6:00                Wednesday Night Dinner

6:00                Mission Friends (ages 3-5)

6:15                TeamKid (1st-3rd grade)

6:15                SPARK (4th-6th grade)

6:45                Youth Shimmer (7th-12th grade)

7:00                Sanctuary Choir rehearsal

 

Meetings on the Calendar:

Personnel Committee Mtg.             Sunday, Sep 10, 4:00 pm

Youth Choir Meeting                       Sunday, Sep 10, 5:00 pm

Church Council Meeting1              Monday, Sep 11, 11:30 am

Properties Committee Mtg.             Wednesday, Sep 13, 4:00 pm

Finance Committee Mtg.                 Wednesday, Sep 13, 5:15 pm


Give Online. It’s Easy!

FBC is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving On-Line! Giving On-Line 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 websitewww.firstshawnee.com/give for more details.

  

 DON’T FORGET!

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!  Mary

 

 

 

 

First Connections September 1, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – September 1, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

“Every one then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built this house upon the rock; and the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat upon that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And every one who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house upon the sand; and the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell; and great was the fall of it.”

(Jesus words in Matthew 6:24-27)

Pray for all those affected by the recent storms – many have tragically lost their homes/churches/work places and much more. We don’t know yet how many lives have been lost. Praise God for the lives that were spared and humbly pray that those struggling with the physical rebuilding may find a way to rebuild their spiritual “houses” on the Rock of Jesus Christ.   Mary

 

 

Sermon, Sunday, September 3, 2017: “Biblical Unity”; Ephesians 4:1-6; Paul Stevens

 

 

CONGREGATIONAL SURVEY – PASTOR SEARCH

The Pastor Search Committee invites you to complete a survey regarding what characteristics you believe are most important in the next pastor of First Baptist Church.  The surveys will be available in the traditional service, the contemporary service and at the Welcome Center until September 10.  Please leave the completed surveys in the boxes located in the auditorium vestibule, at the Welcome Center or at the Fellowship Hall door.  You may also leave them in the offertory plate.  Please continue to pray with us that God will prepare our next pastor for us and that He will make us sensitive to His leading in finding that person.  

Thank you!

The Pastor Search Committee

 

 

Welcome!

Graeson Griffin has joined our church staff as part time Contemporary Worship Leader.  Graeson is a recent graduate of OBU where he completed two degrees, one in music and one in physics.  He brings a great love for ministry combined with a truly gifted musical knowledge to this worship service.  His picture will soon be added to our church webpage so you can recognize him and make him feel welcomed.

 

 

Youth Choir Begins!
Attention all 7-12 graders!  Starting September 10th youth choir will again be meeting at 5:00PM Sunday afternoon in the choir room.  Eric Yoder, an OBU Senior will be leading the choir.  He is very excited about meeting all of you and about the music you will be doing this year.  If you haven’t been in youth choir before, this is a great time to start!  Come this Sunday and meet Eric as he will be in the 7-12 Sunday School. Also, if you play an instrument, be sure and let him know!

 

 

Labor Day Holiday

There will be no evening activities or church this coming Sunday, Sep 3, due to the holiday. Also – the church office will be closed on Monday, Sep 4. Church Council will meet Sep 11.

 

 

 Wednesday Night Dinner

Dinner will be served from 6pm- 7:15pm. People can stay after 7:15pm and eat in the Fellowship Hall. Cost: $7 for ages 12 to adult; $4 for ages 6-11; & $2 for ages 5 & under; family max is $20. *FREE kids sack dinners will be available for children who don't like or cannot afford the regular meal.

September 6 menu:

Chef Sampley’s Prize Winning Hot Biscuits, Oven Roasted Orange Chicken, Homemade Mashed Potatoes, White Gravy, Chef Prescott’s Deluxe Tossed Green Salad, Yellow Cake/Chocolate Icing.

 

New Wednesday Night Fall Schedule

5:30                Prayer Meeting

5:30                Children's Choirs (ages 3-6th grade)

6:00                Wednesday Night Dinner

6:00                Mission Friends (ages 3-5)

6:15                TeamKid (1st-3rd grade)

6:15                SPARK (4th-6th grade)

6:45                Youth Shimmer (7th-12th grade)

7:00                Sanctuary Choir rehearsal

Also starting this next week:

Children's Handbells

Wednesday Nights 5pm-5:30pm

starting September 6th

  

Meetings on the Calendar:

Properties Committee         Wednesday, Sep. 6 at 4:00 pm

Personnel Committee         Sunday, Sep. 10 at 4:00 pm

Youth Choir Meeting           Sunday, Sep. 10 at 5:00 pm in the Choir Room

 

Tutors!
For the past four years, First Baptist has supplied tutors to Horace Mann Elementary and Jefferson Elementary.  Tutoring will begin the week after Labor Day.  If you are a returning tutor, you just need to contact your teacher and work out your schedule.  If you have not participated in tutoring but would like to do so, please contact Pat Prescott.  This is a wonderful ministry that benefits children and teachers both!  Come join us!

 

Give Online. It’s Easy!

FBC is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving On-Line! Giving On-Line 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 websitewww.firstshawnee.com/give for more details.

  

 DON’T FORGET!

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!  Mary

 

 

 

 

First Connections August 25, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – August 25, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

“And I tell you, Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”     Luke 11:9

  

Sermon, Sunday, August 27, 2017: “Paul’s Second Prayer”; Ephesians 3:14-21; Paul Stevens

  

Welcome!

Graeson Griffin has joined our church staff as part time Contemporary Worship Leader.  Graeson is a recent graduate of OBU where he completed two degrees, one in music and one in physics.  He brings a great love for ministry combined with a truly gifted musical knowledge to this worship service.  His picture will soon be added to our church webpage so you can recognize him and make him feel welcomed.

  

 Wednesday Night Dinner

Dinner will be served from 6pm- 7:15pm. People can stay after 7:15pm and eat in the Fellowship Hall. Cost: $7 for ages 12 to adult; $4 for ages 6-11; & $2 for ages 5 & under; family max is $20. *FREE kids sack dinners will be available for children who don't like or cannot afford the regular meal.

August 30 menu:

Memphis Style Ribs, Baked Beans, Fresh Corn on the Cobb, Potato Salad, Texas Toast, Garden Fresh Salad by Chef Charles Prescott, Cookies and Ice Cream

New Wednesday Night Fall Schedule

5:30                Prayer Meeting

5:30                Children's Choirs (ages 3-6th grade)

6:00                Wednesday Night Dinner

6:00                Mission Friends (ages 3-5)

6:15                TeamKid (1st-3rd grade)

6:15                SPARK (4th-6th grade)

6:45                Youth Shimmer (7th-12th grade)

7:00                Sanctuary Choir rehearsal

Also coming soon:

Children's Handbells, Wednesday Nights 5pm-5:30pm, starting September 6.

 

Baby Shower for Meredith, Brandon and Baby Boy McClure

Sunday, September 10, 1:30 - 3:00 pm, Come and Go - In the FBC Children's Area - They are registered at Target.

 

Tutors!

For the past four years, First Baptist has supplied tutors to Horace Mann Elementary and Jefferson Elementary.  Tutoring will begin the week after Labor Day.  If you are a returning tutor, you just need to contact your teacher and work out your schedule.  If you have not participated in tutoring but would like to do so, please contact Pat Prescott.  This is a wonderful ministry that benefits children and teachers both!  Come join us!

 

A Hand Up Hygiene Drive- Through Aug 30:

There are boxes located in the church office to collect hygiene drive items. The drive is sponsored by TEEM: “an interfaith 501 (C) (3) nonprofit organization that is dedicated to breaking the cycles of incarceration and poverty through education, personal development, and work readiness training.” Kris Steele called the church and asked permission to place these boxes. If you would like to donate, the items are just basic hygiene needs or you can also look at the list of items on the side of each box. 

 

Give Online. It’s Easy!

FBC is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving On-Line! Giving On-Line 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 websitewww.firstshawnee.com/give for more details.

  

 DON’T FORGET!

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!  Mary

 

 

First Connections August 18, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – August 18, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

“Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. There they made him a supper…Mary took a pound of costly ointment of pure nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment. But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (he who was to betray him), said, “Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?” This he said, not that he cared for the poor but because he was a thief, and as he had the money box he used to take what was put into it. Jesus said, “Let her alone, let her keep it for the day of my burial. The poor you always have with you, but you do not always have me.” John 12:1-8

 

 

Sermon, Sunday, August 20, 2017: “Divine Revelation and Encouragement”; Ephesians 3:1-13; Paul Stevens

  

Welcome!
Graeson Griffin has joined our church staff as part time Contemporary Worship Leader.  Graeson is a recent graduate of OBU where he completed two degrees, one in music and one in physics.  He brings a great love for ministry combined with a truly gifted musical knowledge to this worship service.  His picture will soon be added to our church webpage so you can recognize him and make him feel welcomed.

  

Deacon Nominations

This coming Sunday, August 20 is the deadline to get nominations in for deacons. If you would like a reminder of requirements, duties, etc. – this file is attached.

 

Church Business Meeting, August 20, 6:00 pm

From Finance Committee: Need to get a recommendation on agenda to amend the previous request from Finance/Properties to raise to deductible on our insurance from $5,000 to $25,000.  Due to some credits Brotherhood was able to give us at this policy renewal date, we can raise the deductible to $7,500 and save the church $3,305 per year in premium vs. $3,175 we were going to save with the $25,000 deductible.

 

New Wednesday Night Fall Schedule - Starting Aug. 23

DINNER

Dinner will be served from 6pm- 7:15pm. People can stay after 7:15pm and eat in the Fellowship Hall. Cost: $7 for ages 12 to adult; $4 for ages 6-11; & $2 for ages 5 & under; family max is $20. PLEASE RSVP if you will be coming to dinner! Call Mary at 275-6111. *FREE kids sack dinners will be available for children who don't like or cannot afford the regular meal.

August 23 menu:

Hot Biscuits, Pot Roast, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Oven Roasted Veggies, Green Salad, and Pineapple Upside Down Cake.

 

New Wednesday Night Fall Schedule

Starting August 23:

5:30                Prayer Meeting

5:30                Children's Choirs (ages 3-6th grade)

6:00                Wednesday Night Dinner

6:00                Mission Friends (ages 3-5)

6:15                TeamKid (1st-3rd grade)

6:15                SPARK (4th-6th grade)

6:45                Youth Shimmer (7th-12th grade)

7:00                Sanctuary Choir rehearsal

Also coming soon:

Children's Handbells, Wednesday Nights 5pm-5:30pm, starting September 6.

  

Tutors!
For the past four years, First Baptist has supplied tutors to Horace Mann Elementary and Jefferson Elementary.  Tutoring will begin the week after Labor Day.  If you are a returning tutor, you just need to contact your teacher and work out your schedule.  If you have not participated in tutoring but would like to do so, please contact Pat Prescott.  This is a wonderful ministry that benefits children and teachers both!  Come join us!

 

A Hand Up Hygiene Drive:

There are boxes located in the church office to collect hygiene drive items. The drive is sponsored by TEEM: “an interfaith 501 (C) (3) nonprofit organization that is dedicated to breaking the cycles of incarceration and poverty through education, personal development, and work readiness training.” Kris Steele called the church and asked permission to place these boxes. If you would like to donate, the items are just basic hygiene needs or you can also look at the list of items on the side of each box. 

 

 

Give Online. It’s Easy!

FBC is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving On-Line! Giving On-Line 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 websitewww.firstshawnee.com/give for more details.

  

 DON’T FORGET!

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!  Mary

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Connections August 11, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – August 11, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.” Matthew 6:1-5

  

Sermon, Sunday, August 13, 2017: “One People in Christ”;  Ephesians 2:11-22; Paul Stevens

 

 

Church Business Meeting, August 20, 6:00 pm

From Finance Committee: Need to get a recommendation on agenda to amend the previous request from Finance/Properties to raise to deductible on our insurance from $5,000 to $25,000.  Due to some credits Brotherhood was able to give us at this policy renewal date, we can raise the deductible to $7,500 and save the church $3,305 per year in premium vs. $3,175 we were going to save with the $25,000 deductible.

   

Contemporary Worship Service

We now have a Contemporary Worship Service in Fellowship Hall at 10:45 am, going on at the same time as the Traditional Worship Service in the Sanctuary.  As we begin adjusting to some new logistics that come with this, we will be forgoing the Children's Sermon for the summer. Nursery and Kid's Chapel also available for the new service.

 

Family Promise

Family Promise will be at First Baptist Church Aug. 6 – Aug. 12

If you would like to help out, please look for a sign-up sheet on the church office window or contact Jan Tipton.

  

Children and Youth Bible Presentation

Bible Presentations for Children entering 1st grade and Children entering 7th grade will occur this coming Sunday, August 13th.

 

Teacher School Supply Drive  July 16-August 20

We all know that teachers spend a lot of their own money to get extra supplies for their classrooms. We feel our church members would like to give back to teachers by helping with some of the supplies teachers find themselves running out of.

We have received many wonderful supplies!  There are bins to put your donations in at the Welcome Center. Thank you for helping support our teachers.

Here’s the supplies still needed, listed by teacher:

Amanda Brock, High school Science (Bethel): Dry erase marker, Kleenex 

Jenny Colvin, Reading Specialist (Meeker): dry erase markers

Joel Deichman, High School Band (Seminole): Copy paper

Susan Field, principal (Horace Mann Elementary): Reams of copy paper, Whatever school supplies are on sale at Staples

Heidi Garlow, 1st Grade (Horace Mann Elementary): Snacks (goldfish, bags of cereal, crackers. Just no peanut butter. Items that don't expire for several months are perfect)

Melanne Greenwood, Librarian (Jefferson Elementary): Germex, Clorox wipes, Sheets of labels, Gently used children's books (for kids who can’t afford new books at the Book Fair)

Mitch Hembree, High School English (Shawnee): Tissues - lots of tissues, Purell hand sanitizer, Copy paper, Magic erasers (cleans markings off desks)

Melissa Lanier, special needs (Jefferson Elementary): Wet wipes

Julie Purin, Music (Bethel): Colored 8 1/2 x 11 paper (pastels), White cardstock, iTunes gift card (for classroom apps and music for programs)

Shannon Tiger, 1st Grade (Jefferson Elementary): Brightly colored paper, Scotch Tape, Copy Paper

Michelle Wallace, school counselor (Horace Mann Elementary): Kleenex, Clorox Wipes, Copy paper, Granola bars

Doyleen Wester, computer teacher (Grove): Santiwipes, Earphones, Colored copy paper

Zanne Winton, Kindergarten (Chandler): play dough, colored cardstock weight paper

 

 

A Hand Up Hygiene Drive:

There are boxes located in the church office to collect hygiene drive items. The drive is sponsored by TEEM: “an interfaith 501 (C) (3) nonprofit organization that is dedicated to breaking the cycles of incarceration and poverty through education, personal development, and work readiness training.” Kris Steele called the church and asked permission to place these boxes. If you would like to donate, the items are just basic hygiene needs or you can also look at the list of items on the side of each box. 

 

New Wednesday Night Fall Schedule Starting August 23

DINNER

Dinner will be served from 6pm- 7:15pm. People can stay after 7:15pm and eat in the Fellowship Hall.

Cost: $7 for ages 12 to adult; $4 for ages 6-11; & $2 for ages 5 & under; family max is $20.

PLEASE RSVP if you will be coming to dinner! Call Mary at 275-6111.

*FREE kids sack dinners will be available for children who don't like or cannot afford the regular meal.

August 23 will be roast.

PRAYER MEETING

Prayer Meeting will be from 5:30pm - 6:15pm

CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS 

1st-6th Grades

5:00pm-5:30pm – Handbells (3rd grade and older only)

5:30pm - 6:15pm – Children’s Choirs for 1st - 6th grade

6:15pm-7:00 pm – Children's Discipleship: 

·         TeamKid (1st, 2nd and 3rd grade) 

·         SPARK (4th, 5th, and 6th grade)

School age kids can go to dinner after programs are over at 7pm.

Parents can get food for their families anytime from 6pm-7:15pm.

Preschool - (ages 3, 4, and 5 years old)

5:30-6:00pm - Preschool Choir 

6pm-6:30pm - Mission Friends

·  The preschool kids and their families can go to dinner with their families as soon as Mission Friends is over at 6:30pm. Parents can get food for their families anytime from 6pm-7:15pm.

·  There will be a nursery for kids Kindergarten and younger after 6:30. Nursery before 6:30pm is available by request. (contact Elaine Hawkins 613-1937.)

YOUTH -7th-12th GRADE
Shimmer 6:45pm-8pm

ADULT CHOIR REHEARSAL - 7pm

 

 Teller Help Needed

At this time, we just need a backup in case someone is sick, etc. Call Mary at the church office, 275-6111 to inquire or to volunteer. Thanks!

 

Give Online. It’s Easy!

FBC is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving On-Line! Giving On-Line 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 websitewww.firstshawnee.com/give for more details.

  

 DON’T FORGET!

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!  Mary

 

First Connections August 4, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – August 4, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

“And he called his disciples to him, and said to them, “Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury. For they all contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, her whole living.” Mark 12:43-44

 

 

Sermon, Sunday, August 6, 2017: “We Are His Workmanship”; Ephesians 2:1-10; Paul Stevens

 

 

Sunday School Records

If you help with records in your Sunday School class, you are appreciated and your dedication is recognized. In order for things to work properly for the Sunday School office on Sunday morning and for Mary in the church office:

·         Please mark your members present on your sheets and turn your box back in to the records office no later than 10:10 am.

·         Records not done at all will make it impossible to record a SS total on the next Sunday’s bulletin and eventually in the Associational Report. (It will reflect an inaccurately low attendance.)

Thank you!

  

The Instant Church Directory app available for your smartphone is kept up-to-date by the church office, except for photos which we will gladly update if new ones are e-mailed to us.

This really is a handy little tool and since the annual subscription is paid, it costs church members nothing! With it church members can look up other church members information.

Please call the church office if you need help getting it on your phone. Here are the basic steps:

 1) Just make sure that you have a current, working email address (that your phone knows and that has been entered into the pictorial directory information); if you are not sure about this, just call Mary and we can figure it out.

 2) Go to your app store on your smart phone and download the free app named “Instant Church Directory” .

3) The app will prompt you to enter your email address and to create and enter a password. That’s all there is to it, but if it is still daunting, swing by the office & we’ll help you with it.

 

 

Contemporary Worship Service

We now have a Contemporary Worship Service in Fellowship Hall at 10:45 am, going on at the same time as the Traditional Worship Service in the Sanctuary.  As we begin adjusting to some new logistics that come with this, we will be forgoing the Children's Sermon for the summer. Nursery and Kid's Chapel also available for the new service.

 

 

Family Promise

Family Promise will be at First Baptist Church Aug. 6 – Aug. 12

If you would like to help out, please look for a sign-up sheet on the church office window.

 

 

THIS SUNDAY: Children's Sunday School Promotion

We will promote our children to the next Sunday School class on August 6th. They will start in their old room and move up to the new room during the Sunday School hour. You can pick them up in their new room. This will affect:

·  Children entering Pre-K

·  Children entering 4th grade

·  Children entering 7th grade

Children and Youth Bible Presentation

Bible Presentations for Children entering 1st grader and Children entering 7th graders will occur August 13th.

 

 

Teacher School Supply Drive

July 16-August 20

We all know that teachers spend a lot of their own money to get extra supplies for their classrooms. We feel our church members would like to give back to teachers by helping with some of the supplies teachers find themselves running out of. We have received many wonderful supplies! We’ve marked off the ones we have, (at the display at the Welcome Center) and highlighted the ones we still need! There are bins to put your donations in at the Welcome Center. Thank you for helping support our teachers.

 

A Hand Up Hygiene Drive:

There are boxes located in the church office to collect hygiene drive items. The drive is sponsored by TEEM: “an interfaith 501 (C) (3) nonprofit organization that is dedicated to breaking the cycles of incarceration and poverty through education, personal development, and work readiness training.” Kris Steele called the church and asked permission to place these boxes. If you would like to donate, the items are just basis hygiene needs or you can also look at the list of items on the side of each box. 

 

 

New Wednesday Night Fall Schedule

Starting August 23

DINNER

Dinner will be served from 6pm- 7:15pm. People can stay after 7:15pm and eat in the Fellowship Hall.

Cost: $7 for ages 12 to adult; $4 for ages 6-11; & $2 for ages 5 & under; family max is $20.

PLEASE RSVP if you will be coming to dinner! Call Mary at 275-6111.

*FREE kids sack dinners will be available for children who don't like or cannot afford the regular meal.

August 23 will be roast.

PRAYER MEETING

Prayer Meeting will be from 5:30pm - 6:15pm

CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS 

1st-6th Grades

5:00pm-5:30pm – Handbells (3rd grade and older only)

5:30pm - 6:15pm – Children’s Choirs for 1st - 6th grade

6:15pm-7:00 pm – Children's Discipleship: 

·         TeamKid (1st, 2nd and 3rd grade) 

·         SPARK (4th, 5th, and 6th grade)

School age kids can go to dinner after programs are over at 7pm.

Parents can get food for their families anytime from 6pm-7:15pm.

Preschool - (ages 3, 4, and 5 years old)

5:30-6:00pm - Preschool Choir 

6pm-6:30pm - Mission Friends

·  The preschool kids and their families can go to dinner with their families as soon as Mission Friends is over at 6:30pm. Parents can get food for their families anytime from 6pm-7:15pm.

·  There will be a nursery for kids Kindergarten and younger after 6:30. Nursery before 6:30pm is available by request. (contact Elaine Hawkins 613-1937.)

YOUTH -7th-12th GRADE
Shimmer 6:45pm-8pm

ADULT CHOIR REHEARSAL - 7pm

 

New Address:

Mark, Cari, and Calloway Burnett
900 Legacy Park Drive Apt #1216
Lawrenceville, GA 30043

 

Teller Help Needed

We have a committee which is called the Tellers, whose sole purpose is to count the offerings, make out the deposit forms, and get the money to the bank weekly. We are in need of someone as a back-up Teller, just in case someone (like Mary) is having health difficulties and cannot be there. It would just be an occasional job and full training is provided – although none of it is very difficult. Call Mary – 275-6111 – if you are interested or if you would like more info. 

 

Give Online. It’s Easy!

FBC is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving On-Line! Giving On-Line 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 websitewww.firstshawnee.com/give for more details.

   

 DON’T FORGET!

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!  Mary

 

FIRST CONNECTIONS – July 28, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

“And he said to them, “When you pray, say: “Father, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread; and forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive every one who is indebted to us; and lead us not into temptation.” Luke 11:2-4 (RSV)

  

First Baptist Church Sisters in Christ – Movie Night – July 29, 7:00 pm in Fellowship Hall.

 

  

Sermon, Sunday, July 30, 2017: “Paul’s Prayer to the Ephesians”; Ephesians 1:15-23; Paul Stevens

  

Contemporary Worship Service

We now have a Contemporary Worship Service in Fellowship Hall at 10:45 am, going on at the same time as the Traditional Worship Service in the Sanctuary.  As we begin adjusting to some new logistics that come with this, we will be forgoing the Children's Sermon for the summer. Nursery and Kid's Chapel also available for the new service.

 

 

Teacher School Supply Drive

July 16-August 20

We all know that teachers spend a lot of their own money to get extra supplies for their classrooms. We feel our church members would like to give back to teachers by helping with some of the supplies teachers find themselves running out of. We will be contacting our teachers here at FBC for their supply lists, but in the meantime, below is a list of ideas. There are bins to put your donations in at the Welcome Center. Thank you for helping support our teachers.

Paper Products

Color 8 1/2 x 11

Cardstock

Notebook paper

Col. ruled paper

Copy paper

Wide ruled paper

Writing Supplies

Erasers    

Dry erase markers

Highlighters

Blue pens

Black pens

#2 pencils

Cleaning/Hygiene

Hand Sanitizer-lots

Kleenex-lots

Clorox wipes

Wet wipes- lots

Magic erasers               

 Desk supplies

Wide ruled spiral     notebooks

Pocket folders with brads      

Glue sticks

Scissors  

Art Supplies

Crayons  

Colored markers

Colored pencils

Other

CDs

Ziplock Baggies

Gal. size Baggies

XL cotton balls

Paper plates

Snacks

Dry cereal

Crackers

Goldfish  

(No peanut butter)

 

 

 LAST POOL PARTY!

Wednesday, August 2, from 5:30pm-7pm at the Field family pool.

 

Children's Sunday School Promotion

We will promote our children to the next Sunday School class on August 6th. They will start in their old room and move up to the new room during the Sunday School hour. You can pick them up in their new room. This will affect:

·  Children entering Pre-K

·  Children entering 4th grade

·  Children entering 7th grade

Children and Youth Bible Presentation

Bible Presentations for Children entering 1st grader and Children entering 7th graders will occur August 13th.

 

Family Promise

Family Promise will be at First Baptist Church Aug. 6 – Aug. 12

If you would like to help out, please look for a sign-up sheet on the church office window.

 

 

A Hand Up Hygiene Drive:

There are boxes located in the church office to collect hygiene drive items. The drive is sponsored by TEEM: “an interfaith 501 (C) (3) nonprofit organization that is dedicated to breaking the cycles of incarceration and poverty through education, personal development, and work readiness training.” Kris Steele called the church and asked permission to place these boxes. If you would like to donate, the items are just basis hygiene needs or you can also look at the list of items on the side of each box. 

 

 

New Wednesday Night Fall Schedule

Starting August 23

DINNER

Dinner will be served from 6pm- 7:15pm. People can stay after 7:15pm and eat in the Fellowship Hall.

Cost for dinner: $7 for ages 12 to adult; $4 for ages 6-11; and $2 for ages 5 and under.

PLEASE RSVP if you will be coming to dinner! Call Mary at 275-6111.

*FREE kids sack dinners will be available for children who don't like or cannot afford the regular meal.

August 23 will be roast.

PRAYER MEETING

Prayer Meeting will be from 5:30pm - 6:15pm

CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS 

1st-6th Grades

5:00pm-5:30pm – Handbells (3rd grade and older only)

5:30pm - 6:15pm – Children’s Choirs for 1st - 6th grade

6:15pm-7:00 pm – Children's Discipleship: 

·         TeamKid (1st, 2nd and 3rd grade) 

·         SPARK (4th, 5th, and 6th grade)

School age kids can go to dinner after programs are over at 7pm.

Parents can get food for their families anytime from 6pm-7:15pm.

Preschool - (ages 3, 4, and 5 years old)

5:30-6:00pm - Preschool Choir 

6pm-6:30pm - Mission Friends

·  The preschool kids and their families can go to dinner with their families as soon as Mission Friends is over at 6:30pm. Parents can get food for their families anytime from 6pm-7:15pm.

·  There will be a nursery for kids Kindergarten and younger after 6:30. Nursery before 6:30pm is available by request. (contact Elaine Hawkins 613-1937.)

YOUTH -7th-12th GRADE
Shimmer 6:45pm-8pm

ADULT CHOIR REHEARSAL - 7pm

 

New Address:

Mark, Cari, and Calloway Burnett
900 Legacy Park Drive Apt #1216
Lawrenceville, GA 30043

 

 Teller Help Needed

We have a committee which is called the Tellers, whose sole purpose is to count the offerings, make out the deposit forms, and get the money to the bank weekly. We are in need of someone as a back-up Teller, just in case someone (like Mary) is having health difficulties and cannot be there. It would just be an occasional job and full training is provided – although none of it is very difficult. Call Mary – 275-6111 – if you are interested or if you would like more info. 

 

Give Online. It’s Easy!

FBC is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving On-Line! Giving On-Line 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 websitewww.firstshawnee.com/give for more details.

  

Instant Church Directory App

This is a reminder that our Pictorial Directory that was put together a few years back has an app that you can easily use on your smart phone. With this app, you can look up fellow church members, their addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, etc. It is very handy to have. Here is how: 1) Just make sure that you have a current, working email address that has been entered into the pictorial directory information; if you are not sure about this, just call Mary and we can figure it out. 2) Go to your app store on your smart phone and download the free app named “Instant Church Directory” . 3) The app will prompt you to create and enter a password. That’s all there is to it, but if it is still daunting, swing on by the office & we’ll try to help you with it.

 

DON’T FORGET!

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!  Mary

 

 

First Connections July 21, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – July 21, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

“Jesus said to her (Martha), “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and whoever lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”  John 11:25

 

 

Sermon, Sunday, July 23, 2017: “God Chose Us”; Ephesians 1:3-14; Paul Stevens

 

 

Contemporary Worship Service

We now have a Contemporary Worship Service in Fellowship Hall at 10:45 am, going on at the same time as the Traditional Worship Service in the Sanctuary.  As we begin adjusting to some new logistics that come with this, we will be forgoing the Children's Sermon for the summer. Nursery and Kid's Chapel also available for the new service.

 

 

New Address:

Mark, Cari, and Calloway Burnett
900 Legacy Park Drive Apt #1216
Lawrenceville, GA 30043

 

 

Teacher School Supply Drive

July 16-August 20

We all know that teachers spend a lot of their own money to get extra supplies for their classrooms. We feel our church members would like to give back to teachers by helping with some of the supplies teachers find themselves running out of. We will be contacting our teachers here at FBC for their supply lists, but in the meantime, below is a list of ideas. There are bins to put your donations in at the Welcome Center. Thank you for helping support our teachers.

Paper Products

Color 8 1/2 x 11

Cardstock

Notebook paper

Col. ruled paper

Copy paper

Wide ruled paper

Writing Supplies

Erasers    

Dry erase markers

Highlighters

Blue pens

Black pens

#2 pencils

Cleaning/Hygiene

Hand Sanitizer-lots

Kleenex-lots

Clorox wipes

Wet wipes- lots

Magic erasers               

 Desk supplies

Wide ruled spiral     notebooks

Pocket folders with brads      

Glue sticks

Scissors  

Art Supplies

Crayons  

Colored markers

Colored pencils

Other

CDs

Ziplock Baggies

Gal. size Baggies

XL cotton balls

Paper plates

Snacks

Dry cereal

Crackers

Goldfish  

(No peanut butter)

 

 

 POOLS NEEDED THIS SUMMER!

We are looking forward to our Pool Parties with a Purpose for the kids through 6th grade on Wednesday nights this summer! To help with costs, we would love for any church member who has a pool in their backyard to volunteer to host 1 pool party this summer. 

Here are the dates we need pools, from 5:30pm-7pm each night:

June 7 – Thank you DeeAnn Schroyer!

June 14 – Thank you to the Cragins!

June 21 – Town and Country pool

July 12 – Town and Country pool

July 19 –  Thanks Tony McMurry!

July 26

August 2 – Thank you Field family!

The church will provide all food and drinks, and also a lifeguard for the event.

 

 

First Baptist Church Sisters in Christ – Movie Night – July 29, 7:00 pm in Fellowship Hall.

 

 

Contribution Statements

The January-June 2017 Contribution Statements are ready.  If you would like your statement mailed please let us know by calling the church office at 275-6111.

 

 

 Teller Help Needed

We have a committee which is called the Tellers, whose sole purpose is to count the offerings, make out the deposit forms, and get the money to the bank weekly. We are in need of someone as a back-up Teller, just in case someone (like Mary) is having health difficulties and cannot be there. It would just be an occasional job and full training is provided – although none of it is very difficult. Call Mary – 275-6111 – if you are interested or if you would like more info. 

 

 

Give Online. It’s Easy!

FBC is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving On-Line! Giving On-Line 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 websitewww.firstshawnee.com/give for more details.

 

 

Instant Church Directory App

This is a reminder that our Pictorial Directory that was put together a few years back has an app that you can easily use on your smart phone. With this app, you can look up fellow church members, their addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, etc. It is very handy to have. Here is how: 1) Just make sure that you have a current, working email address that has been entered into the pictorial directory information; if you are not sure about this, just call Mary and we can figure it out. 2) Go to your app store on your smart phone and download the free app named “Instant Church Directory” . 3) The app will prompt you to create and enter a password. That’s all there is to it, but if it is still daunting, swing on by the office & we’ll try to help you with it.

 

DON’T FORGET!

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!  Mary

 

 

First Connections July 14, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – July 14, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, or tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day’s own trouble be sufficient for the day.” Matthew 6:34

  

Sermon, Sunday, July 16, 2017: Paul Stevens

  

Reception for the Burnetts

There will be a reception in Fellowship Hall honoring the Burnett Family this Sunday, July 16th, following morning worship.  Come by to enjoy refreshments and bid farewell to Mark, Cari and Calloway on their last Sunday at FBC, Shawnee, before they move to Georgia.  A basket will be available for cards/gifts.

  

Instant Church Directory App

This is a reminder that our Pictorial Directory that was put together a few years back has an app that you can easily use on your smart phone. With this app, you can look up fellow church members, their addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, etc. It is very handy to have. Here is how: 1) Just make sure that you have a current, working email address that has been entered into the pictorial directory information; if you are not sure about this, just call Mary and we can figure it out. 2) Go to your app store on your smart phone and download the free app named “Instant Church Directory” . 3) The app will prompt you to create and enter a password. That’s all there is to it, but if it is still daunting, swing on by the office & we’ll try to help you with it – Mary.

  

Contemporary Worship Service

We now have a Contemporary Worship Service in Fellowship Hall at 10:45 am, going on at the same time as the Traditional Worship Service in the Sanctuary.  As we begin adjusting to some new logistics that come with this, we will be forgoing the Children's Sermon for the summer. Nursery and Kid's Chapel also available for the new service.

 

Senior Adult Council

The Senior Adult Annual Planning Meeting will be on Thursday, July 20, 10:00 am in Room A-100. Bring suggestions for next year’s activities. All senior adults are invited to come.

 

Meetings this week:

Sunday, July 16, 4:00 pm                                           Personnel

Thursday, July 20, 10:00 am                    Senior Adult Council

 

Teacher School Supply Drive

July 16-August 20

We all know that teachers spend a lot of their own money to get extra supplies for their classrooms. We feel our church members would like to give back to teachers by helping with some of the supplies teachers find themselves running out of. We will be contacting our teachers here at FBC for their supply lists, but in the meantime, below is a list of ideas. There are bins to put your donations in at the Welcome Center. Thank you for helping support our teachers.

Paper Products

Color 8 1/2 x 11

Cardstock

Notebook paper

Col. ruled paper

Copy paper

Wide ruled paper

Writing Supplies

Erasers    

Dry erase markers

Highlighters

Blue pens

Black pens

#2 pencils

Cleaning/Hygiene

Hand Sanitizer-lots

Kleenex-lots

Clorox wipes

Wet wipes- lots

Magic erasers               

 Desk supplies

Wide ruled spiral     notebooks

Pocket folders with brads      

Glue sticks

Scissors  

Art Supplies

Crayons  

Colored markers

Colored pencils

Other

CDs

Ziplock Baggies

Gal. size Baggies

XL cotton balls

Paper plates

Snacks

Dry cereal

Crackers

Goldfish  

(No peanut butter)

 

 POOLS NEEDED THIS SUMMER!

We are looking forward to our Pool Parties with a Purpose for the kids through 6th grade on Wednesday nights this summer! To help with costs, we would love for any church member who has a pool in their backyard to volunteer to host 1 pool party this summer. 

Here are the dates we need pools, from 5:30pm-7pm each night:

June 7 – Thank you DeeAnn Schroyer!

June 14 – Thank you to the Cragins!

June 21 – Town and Country pool

July 12 – Town and Country pool

July 19 –  Thanks Tony McMurry!

July 26

August 2 – Thank you Field family!

The church will provide all food and drinks, and also a lifeguard for the event.

 

 

First Baptist Church Sisters in Christ – Movie Night – July 29, 7:00 pm in Fellowship Hall.

 

 

Contribution Statements

The January-June 2017 Contribution Statements are ready to be picked up in the Welcome Center.  If you would like your statement mailed please let us know by calling the church office at 275-6111.

 

 Teller Help Needed

We have a committee which is called the Tellers, whose sole purpose is to count the offerings, make out the deposit forms, and get the money to the bank weekly. We are in need of someone as a back-up Teller, just in case someone (like Mary) is having health difficulties and cannot be there. It would just be an occasional job and full training is provided – although none of it is very difficult. Call Mary – 275-6111 – if you are interested or if you would like more info. 

 

Give Online. It’s Easy!

FBC is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving On-Line! Giving On-Line 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 websitewww.firstshawnee.com/give for more details.

 

DON’T FORGET!

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!  Mary

 

 

 

First Connections July 7, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – July 7, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

“Which commandment is the first of all?” Jesus answered, “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”                   Mark 12: 28b-31

  

Sermon, Sunday, July 9, 2017: “According to Jesus”; Matthew 9:35-37; Charles Townsend

  

Instant Church Directory App

This is a reminder that our Pictorial Directory that was put together a few years back has an app that you can easily use on your smart phone. With this app, you can look up fellow church members, their addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, etc. It is very handy to have. Here is how: 1) Just make sure that you have a current, working email address that has been entered into the pictorial directory information; if you are not sure about this, just call Mary and we can figure it out. 2) Go to your app store on your smart phone and download the free app named “Instant Church Directory” . 3) The app will prompt you to create and enter a password. That’s all there is to it, but if it is still daunting, swing on by the office & we’ll try to help you with it – Mary.

  

Contemporary Worship Service

We now have a Contemporary Worship Service in Fellowship Hall at 10:45 am, going on at the same time as the Traditional Worship Service in the Sanctuary.  As we begin adjusting to some new logistics that come with this, we will be forgoing the Children's Sermon for the summer. Nursery and Kid's Chapel also available for the new service.

 

Meetings this week:

Sunday, July 9, 4:00 pm                                             Personnel

Wednesday, July 12, 4:00 pm                                    Properties

Wednesday, July 12, 5:15 pm                                        Finance

 

Camps This Week

Please pray for those traveling to Youth Camp (leaving Monday morning) and to Children’s Camp (leaving Friday morning); more details are on the attached prayer sheet.

 

 POOLS NEEDED THIS SUMMER!

We are looking forward to our Pool Parties with a Purpose for the kids through 6th grade on Wednesday nights this summer! To help with costs, we would love for any church member who has a pool in their backyard to volunteer to host 1 pool party this summer. 

Here are the dates we need pools, from 5:30pm-7pm each night:

June 7 – Thank you DeeAnn Schroyer!

June 14 – Thank you to the Cragins!

June 21 – Town and Country pool

July 12 – Town and Country pool

July 19 –  Thanks Tony McMurry!

July 26

August 2 – Thank you Field family!

The church will provide all food and drinks, and also a lifeguard for the event.

 

 

First Baptist Church Sisters in Christ – Movie Night - July 29, 7:00 pm in Fellowship Hall.

 

 

Contribution Statements

The January-June 2017 Contribution Statements are ready to be picked up in the Welcome Center.  If you would like your statement mailed please let us know by calling the church office at 275-6111.

 

 Teller Help Needed

We have a committee which is called the Tellers, whose sole purpose is to count the offerings, make out the deposit forms, and get the money to the bank weekly. We are in need of someone as a back-up Teller, just in case someone (like Mary) is having health difficulties and cannot be there. It would just be an occasional job and full training is provided – although none of it is very difficult. Call Mary – 275-6111 – if you are interested or if you would like more info. 

 

Give Online. It’s Easy!

FBC is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving On-Line! Giving On-Line 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 websitewww.firstshawnee.com/give for more details.

 

DON’T FORGET!

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!  Mary