First Connections - November 1, 2019

FIRST CONNECTIONS – November 1, 2019

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Love God, Love People, Love Shawnee

 

Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.

See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Psalm 139:23-24

 

Sermon, October 27, 2019

The Gospel Church

1 Timothy 3:14-16

Dr. Charles Kimball, Senior Pastor

 

 

Sunday, November 3rd     Daylight Saving Time Ends – Set Clocks Back!

9:30 am    Bible Study

10:45 am  Morning Worship

6:00 pm   Conversational Prayer

 

Monday, November 4th

11:30 am  Church Council Meeting

 

Tuesday, November 5th

7:00 pm   Women’s Bible Study

 

Wednesday, November 6th

7:00 am    Prayer Meeting in Fellowship Hall

5:00 pm   Young Ringers Handbells

5:30 pm    Prayer Meeting

                    Children's Choir

6:00 pm   Wednesday Night Dinner

                    Youth Group

                    Mission Friends

6:15 pm    Children’s Discipleship

7:00 pm   Sanctuary Choir

 

Thursday, November 7th

6:15 pm    Celebrate Recovery


Sunday, November 10th

9:30 am    Bible Study

10:45 am  Morning Worship

6:00 pm   Conversational Prayer

Family Promise - 10-17th

 

Monday, November 11th

                    Veteran’s Day!


Daylight Saving Time

Don’t forget to set your clocks back an hour this Saturday night! It is the time we fall back and enjoy that extra hour of rest!

 

Deacon Election Ballot, November 3rd

This Sunday, please vote for all candidates that you want to serve as deacon at First Baptist Church for the coming term. In order to be elected he or she must receive 51% of the ballots cast. All Nominees may serve if elected. This election is for FBC members only. Nominee(s): Charles Hawkins.

 

Family Promise, November 10-17th

November 10 - 17, 2019 we are hosting Family Promise. Please sign up on the office window to bring a meal or spend a night or evening. For more information please contact Jan Tipton.

 

Monday, November 11, Veteran’s Day

Veterans Day is a time that we remember and honor all persons who have served in the U.S. military…past and present.

 

Sunday, November 17, CrossTimber’s Spaghetti Fundraiser

On Sunday, November 17, after worship there will be a spaghetti luncheon and fundraiser for CrossTimber’s. Please join us for this wonderful event and fellowship!

 

FBC Position Opportunity

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

 

CHANGES?

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

First Connections - October 25, 2019

FIRST CONNECTIONS – October 25, 2019

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Love God, Love People, Love Shawnee

 

Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.

See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Psalm 139:23-24

 

Sermon, October 27, 2019

False Gospels & the True Gospel

John 3:16-21

Dr. Charles Kimball, Senior Pastor

 

Meetings this week:

 

Sunday, October 27th

9:30 am    Bible Study

10:45 am  Morning Worship

6:00 pm   Game Night

 

Tuesday, October 29th

7:00 pm   Women’s Bible Study

 

Wednesday, October 30th

5:00 pm   Young Ringers

5:30 pm    Prayer Meeting

                    Children's Choir

6:00 pm   Kid’s Carnival

7:00 pm   Sanctuary Choir

 

Thursday, October 31st

6:15 pm    Celebrate Recovery

 

Saturday, November 2nd

8:30 am    Joint Committee Meeting

Sunday, November 3rd

9:30 am    Bible Study

10:45 am  Morning Worship

6:00 pm   Conversational Prayer


Church Game Night, October 27th

Bring your favorite games and your favorite finger foods for FBC’s game night! Card games, board games, anything goes! Come out to the Fellowship Hall and enjoy a great night of fun and fellowship!

Kids Carnival, October 30th

Come join us October 30th at 6:00 pm for carnival games, activities and bounce house fun! If you would like to donate candy, please contact Elaine Hawkins.

Harvest Offering

Throughout October FBC will be receiving offerings for church budget needs.

Church Directory Information Update

FBC is working to update our directory and needs your help! We are looking to update everyone’s address, phone number and email. This information is important and FBC would like to ensure all members are receiving First Connections and any items mailed home. Please fill out one of the member contact cards located in your class box or at the Welcome Center.

CHANGES?

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

First Connections - October 18, 2019

FIRST CONNECTIONS – October 18, 2019

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Love God, Love People, Love Shawnee

 

Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.

See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Psalm 139:23-24

 

Sermon, October 20, 2019

What’s so Important about Baptism?

Acts 8:26-40

Dr. Charles Kimball, Senior Pastor

 

Meetings this week:

 Sunday, October 20th

8:30 am    Deacon’s Meeting

9:30 am    Bible Study

10:45 am  Morning Worship

6:00 pm   Prayer Walk

 

Tuesday, October 22nd

7:00 pm   Women’s Bible Study

 

Wednesday, October 23rd

5:00 pm   Young Ringers Handbells

5:30 pm    Prayer Meeting

                    Children's Choir

6:00 pm   Wednesday Night Dinner

                    Youth Group

                    Mission Friends

6:15 pm    Children’s Discipleship

7:00 pm   Sanctuary Choir

 

Thursday, October 24th

6:15 pm    Celebrate Recovery

 

Friday, October 25th

3:45 pm    Celebrate Recovery Women’s Step Study

 

Sunday, October 27th

9:30 am    Bible Study

10:45 am  Morning Worship

6:00 pm   Game Night

Kids Carnival, October 30th

Come join us October 30th at 6:00 pm for carnival games, activities and bounce house fun! If you would like to donate candy, please contact Elaine Hawkins.

 

Harvest Offering

Throughout October FBC will be receiving offerings for church budget needs.

Church Directory Information Update

FBC is working to update our directory and needs your help! We are looking to update everyone’s address, phone number and email. This information is important and FBC would like to ensure all members are receiving First Connections and any items mailed home. Please fill out one of the member contact cards located in your class box or at the Welcome Center.

 

CHANGES?

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

First Connections - October 11, 2019

FIRST CONNECTIONS – October 11, 2019

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Love God, Love People, Love Shawnee

 

Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.

See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Psalm 139:23-24

 

Sermon, October 13, 2019

Hilarious Giving

2 Corinthians 9:6-15

Dr. Charles Kimball, Senior Pastor

 

Meetings this week:

 

Sunday, October 13th

9:30 am        Bible Study

10:45 am      Morning Worship

6:00 pm        Conversational Prayer

 

Tuesday, October 15th

7:00 pm        Women’s Bible Study

 

Wednesday, October 16th

7:00 am        Prayer Meeting in Fellowship Hall

5:30 pm        Prayer Meeting

6:00 pm        Youth Group

7:00 pm        Sanctuary Choir

 

Thursday, October 17th

4:00 pm        Properties Committee Meeting

6:15 pm         Celebrate Recovery 

 

Friday, October 18th

3:45 pm        Celebrate Recovery Women’s Step Study

 

Sunday, October 20th

8:30 am        Deacon’s Meeting

9:30 am        Bible Study

10:45 am      Morning Worship

                        Lord’s Supper

1:00 pm        Special Choir Rehearsal

6:00 pm        Conversational Prayer

6:00 pm        Conversational Prayer

 

Kids Carnival, October 30th

Come join us October 30th at 6:00 pm for carnival games, activities and bounce house fun! If you would like to donate candy, please contact Elaine Hawkins.

 

Harvest Offering

October 13 through all of October FBC will be receiving offerings for church budget needs. An email and letter will be sent out next week.

 

Pottawatomie-Lincoln Baptist Association 89th Annual Session

On October 15th 3:00 pm to 7:30 pm the Pottawatomie Lincoln Baptist Association is having its annual session at Rock Creek Baptist Church.

 

Church Directory Photos

FBC will be taking new photos for the Church Directory every Sunday until each member has a new photo! The photos are headshots only and will be done for each member individually. If you need to schedule a specific time or date, please contact the office. Don’t forget to smile!

 

CHANGES?

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

First Connections - October 4, 2019

FIRST CONNECTIONS – October 4, 2019

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Love God, Love People, Love Shawnee

 

Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.

See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Psalm 139:23-24

 

Sermon, October 6, 2019

The Incarnation of the Gospel

John 1:1-18

Dr. Charles Kimball, Senior Pastor

 

Meetings this week:

 

Sunday, October 6th

   9:30 am    Bible Study

  10:45 am   Morning Worship

  6:00 pm    Conversational Prayer

 

Tuesday, October 8th

  7:00 pm    Women’s Bible Study

 

Wednesday, October 9th

  5:00 pm    Young Ringers Handbells

  5:30 pm    Prayer Meeting

                     Children's Choir

  6:00 pm    Wednesday Night Dinner

                      Youth Group

                      Mission Friends

   6:15 pm    Children’s Discipleship

  7:00 pm     Sanctuary Choir

 

Thursday, October 10th

  5:30 pm    Celebrate Recovery Meal

  6:00 pm    Senior Adult Picnic

  6:15 pm     Celebrate Recovery Meeting

 

Friday, October 11th

  3:45 pm     Celebrate Recovery Women’s Step Study

  8:30 pm     Youth – 5th Quarter

 

Sunday, October 13th

   9:30 am    Bible Study

  10:45 am   Morning Worship

                      Lord’s Supper

                      Harvest Offering

   1:00 pm    Special Choir Rehearsal

  6:00 pm    Conversational Prayer

 

Harvest Offering

October 13 through all of October FBC will be receiving offerings for church budget needs. An email and letter will be sent out next week.

 

Senior Adult Fall Picnic, October 10th

On Thursday, October 10th at 6:00 pm there will be a senior adult picnic at the Allison’s home. The cost is $3 for hamburgers and drinks. Please bring a dessert or side item.


Deacon Nominations

FBC membership will be entering our Deacon nominations over the next few weeks. Please take note of the nomination process inserted in Sunday’s bulletin.

 

Church Directory Photos

FBC will be taking new photos for the Church Directory every Sunday until each member has a new photo! The photos are headshots only and will be done for each member individually. If you need to schedule a specific time or date, please contact the office. Don’t forget to smile!

Pottawatomie-Lincoln Baptist Association 89th Annual Session

On October 15th the Pottawatomie Lincoln Baptist Association is having its annual session at Rock Creek Baptist Church. If you would like to be a messenger for this event, please contact the office before October 8, 2019.

 

CHANGES?

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

First Connections - September 20, 2019

FIRST CONNECTIONS – September 20, 2019

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Love God, Love People, Love Shawnee

 

Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.

See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Psalm 139:23-24

 

Sermon, September 22, 2019

The Truth of the Gospel

1 Corinthians 15:1-11

Dr. Charles Kimball, Senior Pastor

 

Meetings this week:

 

Sunday, September 22th

9:30 am    Bible Study

  10:45 am    Morning Worship

    5:00 pm    Conversational Prayer Meeting

    6:00 pm    OBS Concert

 

Tuesday, September 24th

    7:00 pm    Women’s Ministry Bible Study

 

Wednesday, September 25th

    5:00 pm    Young Ringers Handbells

    5:30 pm    Prayer Meeting

                        Children's Choir

    6:00 pm    Wednesday Night Dinner

                        Youth Group

                        Mission Friends

     6:15 pm    Children’s Discipleship

    7:00 pm    Sanctuary Choir

 

Thursday, September 26th

    5:30 pm    Celebrate Recovery Meal

    6:15 pm     Celebrate Recovery Meeting

 

Friday, September 27th

    3:45 pm    Celebrate Recovery - Women’s Step Study

 

Sunday, September 29th

    9:30 am    Bible Study

  10:45 am    Morning Worship

    6:00 pm   Game Night

 

Deacon Nominations

FBC membership will be entering our Deacon nominations over the next few weeks. Please take note of the nomination process inserted in Sunday’s bulletin.

 

OBS Concert

At 6:00 pm tonight the Oklahoma Baptist Symphony will be performing at Immanuel Baptist church located at 1451 East 45th Street here in Shawnee. Jim Hansford will be playing.

 

Church Game Night, September 29th

Bring your favorite games and your favorite finger foods for FBC’s game night! Card games, board games, anything goes! Come out to the Fellowship Hall and enjoy a great night of fun and fellowship!

 

Church Directory Photos - Update

FBC will be taking new photos for the Church Directory every Sunday until each member has a new photo! The photos are headshots only and will be done for each member individually. If you need to schedule a specific time or date, please contact the office. Don’t forget to smile!

 

Pottawatomie-Lincoln Baptist Association 89th Annual Session

On October 15th the Pottawatomie Lincoln Baptist Association is having its annual session at Rock Creek Baptist Church. If you would like to be a messenger for this event, please contact the office before October 8, 2019.

 

CHANGES?

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

First Connections - September 6, 2019

FIRST CONNECTIONS – September 6, 2019

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Love God, Love People, Love Shawnee

 

Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.

See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Psalm 139:23-24

 

Sermon, September 8, 2019

The Giant Killer

1 Samuel 17:1-54

Dr. Charles Kimball, Senior Pastor

 

Meetings this week:

 

Sunday, September 8th

     9:30 am    Bible Study

   10:45 am    Morning Worship

    4:00 pm    Deacon’s Discussion Meeting

    6:00 pm    Evening Worship

 

Wednesday, September 11th

    5:00 pm    Young Ringers Handbells

    5:30 pm    Prayer Meeting

                        Children's Choir

    6:00 pm    Wednesday Night Dinner

                        Youth Group

                        Mission Friends

     6:15 pm    Children’s Discipleship

    7:00 pm    Sanctuary Choir

 

Thursday, September 12th

    5:30 pm    Celebrate Recovery Meal

    6:15 pm     Celebrate Recovery Meeting

 

Friday, September 13th

    3:45 pm    Celebrate Recovery - Women’s Step Study

 

Sunday, September 15th

    8:30 am    Deacon’s Meeting

    9:30 am    Bible Study

  10:45 am    Morning Worship

                       Lord’s Supper

   6:00 pm    Tyler and Sadye’s Mission Trip

 

Deacon’s Discussion Meeting

This Sunday the Deacon’s will meet at 4:00 pm to discuss the Deacon election process. All active and inactive Deacon’s are invited to attend.

Celebrate Recovery – Women’s Step Study

Have you any hurts, habits or hang-up’s? Celebrate Recovery is designed for all adults, not just for addicts. We have  found the healing from this to be quite remarkable. Celebrate Recovery at First Baptist Church is starting a new Ladies Step-Study today at 3:45 pm. This is in addition to our regular meetings on Thursday nights. The step-study will meet each Friday, starting at 3:45 pm in the church parlor. For more information, you may contact Audrey at 918-557-7862 or Mary at 405-765-3775. Our Thursday nights continue: meal at 5:30 and large group starting at 6:15. It is open to all adults, (please call us or the church office to arrange childcare, if needed.) We would be thrilled to see you there!

 

Church Directory Photo Update

Starting September 15th we will be taking new photos for our Church Directory every Sunday till October! Dress up and don’t forget to smile!

 

Women’s Ministry Bible Study, September 10th

Listen! Can you hear thundering footsteps approaching? The Bible warns us of "giants in the land"---and whether they're literal like Goliath or figurative ones like fear, loneliness, and temptation, their goal is the same: to crush God's people. Pastor Jeremiah shows you how to stand up to these bullies and win-with God's help! Evening Group will meet at Dee Ann Schroyer’s home on Tuesdays at 7:00pm.

 

CHANGES?

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

First Connections - August 30, 2019

FIRST CONNECTIONS – August 30, 2019

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Love God, Love People, Love Shawnee

 

Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.

See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Psalm 139:23-24

 

Sermon, September 1, 2019

Making Sense of the Old Testament

Matthew 5:17-20

Dr. Charles Kimball, Senior Pastor

 

Meetings this week:

 

Sunday, September 1st

    9:30 am    Bible Study

  10:45 am    Morning Worship

                      No Evening Worship

 

Monday, September 2nd - Labor Day! Office Closed

 

Wednesday, September 4th

    5:00 pm    Young Ringers Handbells

    5:30 pm    Prayer Meeting

                      Children's Choir

    6:00 pm    Wednesday Night Dinner

                      Youth Group

                      Mission Friends

    6:15 pm    Children’s Discipleship

     7:00 pm    Sanctuary Choir

 

Thursday, September 5th

  10:00 am    Properties Committee Meeting

   5:30 pm    Celebrate Recovery Meal

    6:15 pm    Celebrate Recovery Meeting

 

Sunday, September 8th

    9:30 am    Bible Study

  10:45 am    Morning Worship

    6:00 pm    Tyler and Sadye’s Mission Trip

 

 

Women’s Ministry Bible Study, September 10th

Listen! Can you hear thundering footsteps approaching? The Bible warns us of "giants in the land"---and whether they're literal like Goliath or figurative ones like fear, loneliness, and temptation, their goal is the same: to crush God's people. Pastor Jeremiah shows you how to stand up to these bullies and win-with God's help! Evening Group will meet at Dee Ann Schroyer’s home on Tuesdays at 7:00pm.

  

Celebrate Recovery

We are Christ centered!

We are 6 months strong!

We value anonymity and confidentiality!

We are for anyone with hurts, habits, and hang-ups!

Come join us!

Thursday evenings, 6:15 pm  in Fellowship Hall.

 

CHANGES?

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

First Connections - August 23,2019

FIRST CONNECTIONS – August 23, 2019

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Love God, Love People, Love Shawnee

 

Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.

See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Psalm 139:23-24

 

Sermon, August 25, 2019

The Power of Repentance

1 Samuel 15-16; 2 Samuel 11-12; Psalm 51

Dr. Charles Kimball, Senior Pastor

 

Meetings this week:

 

Sunday, August 25th

    9:30 am    Bible Study

  10:45 am    Morning Worship

   6:00 pm    Cook-Out

 

Wednesday, August 28th

    6:00 pm    Youth Group

                      Prayer Meeting

    6:30 pm    Sanctuary Choir

 

Thursday, August 29th

    5:30 pm    Celebrate Recovery Meal

     6:15 pm    Celebrate Recovery Meeting

 

Sunday, September 1st

    9:30 am    Bible Study

  10:45 am    Morning Worship

                      No Evening Worship

 

Preteen Lock-In, August 23rd

Preteen Lock-in (entering 4th – 7th grades) starts tonight at 5:30pm.


Cook Out, August 25th

Join us for our fall kick-off cookout! Bring your family and friends as we celebrate together. The church will provide burgers. Bring your favorite side item or dessert to share!


Volunteer T-Shirts

The 2019 volunteer shirts will be available for purchase on Sunday, August 18th at the Welcome Center. Prices for shirts are $10 for small to extra-large and $12 for 2XL and larger.

  Teacher School Supply Drive

FBC is collecting school supplies to give to teachers for the upcoming academic year. A list of supplies needed is on the church website, Facebook and First Connections. Donations may be brought to the Welcome Center or church office.

 Women’s Ministry Bible Study, September 10th

Listen! Can you hear thundering footsteps approaching? The Bible warns us of "giants in the land"---and whether they're literal like Goliath or figurative ones like fear, loneliness, and temptation, their goal is the same: to crush God's people. Pastor Jeremiah shows you how to stand up to these bullies and win-with God's help! Evening Group will meet at Dee Ann Schroyer’s home on Tuesdays at 7:00pm.

 CHANGES?

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

First Connections - August 16, 2019

FIRST CONNECTIONS – August 16, 2019

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Love God, Love People, Love Shawnee

 

Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.

See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Psalm 139:23-24

 

Sermon, August 18, 2019

Jesus on Building Our Lives

Matthew 7:24-27

Dr. Charles Kimball, Senior Pastor

 

Meetings this week:

 

Sunday, August 18th

    8:30 am    Deacon’s Meeting

    9:30 am    Bible Study

  10:45 am    Morning Worship

  12:00 pm    Church Wide Luncheon

  12:30 pm    Business Meeting

 

Wednesday, August 21st

    6:00 pm    Youth Group

                      Prayer Meeting

    6:30 pm    Sanctuary Choir

 

Thursday, August 22nd

    5:30 pm    Celebrate Recovery Meal

    6:15 pm    Celebrate Recovery Meeting

 

Friday, August 23rd

    5:30 pm    Preteen Lock-in

Sunday, August 25th

    9:30 am    Bible Study

  10:45 am    Morning Worship

    6:00 pm    Cook-Out

 

 Church Wide Luncheon and Business Meeting, August 18th

FBC is hosting a church wide taco salad and watermelon luncheon after worship Sunday, followed by the Business meeting.

 

Preteen Lock-In, August 23rd

Preteen Lock-in (entering 4th – 7th grades) is Friday, August 23rd at 3:00pm. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Elaine Hawkins.

Volunteer T-Shirts

The 2019 volunteer shirts will be available for purchase on Sunday, August 18th at the Welcome Center. Prices for shirts are $10 for small to extra-large and $12 for 2XL and larger.

 

Teacher School Supply Drive

FBC is collecting school supplies to give to teachers for the upcoming academic year. A list of supplies needed is on the church website, Facebook and First Connections. Donations may be brought to the Welcome Center or church office.

 

Cook Out, August 25th

Join us for a late summer-early fall cookout! Bring your family and friends as we celebrate together. The church will provide burgers. Bring your favorite side item or dessert to share!

 

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!