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

 

 

 

First Connections June 30, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – June 30, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

“And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” Luke 10:2

  

Sermon, Sunday, July 2, 2017: “Ahithophel”; Romans 12:21; 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.

 

The church office will be closed this coming Tuesday, July 4 for Independence Day – enjoy your holiday!

 

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. 

 

 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.

 

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.

 

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

 

Lost and Found – Last Call

Towards the end of next week, the current Lost and Found bounty will be taken to a good cause – Goodwill or Salvation Army. This will NOT include: prescription glasses, wallets, Bibles, keys, or other extremely vital stuff. It WILL include: sunglasses, jackets, umbrellas, cups, costume jewelry, etc. Please have a look at the loot before it is gone to see if any of it belongs to you. You can find it in the workroom (across from the church office) – on the computer desk just next to the laminator.

 

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 June 23, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – June 23, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.”

John 10:10

  

Sermon, Sunday, June 25, 2017: “Samson”; 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.

 

Deacon and Business Meetings

Deacons’ Meeting (8:30 am) and Business Meeting (6:00 pm) both this coming Sun., June 25.

Business Meeting Agenda items:

§  Recommendation to endorse Aaron Hembree as a candidate for application at SWBTS.

§  Recommendation from Trustees to add additional insurance to our Brotherhood mutual policy for non-owned vehicles.

 


VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL NEED!

We need empty plastic water bottles to be used for crafts during VBS. You can leave the bottles on the table by the Welcome Center. The 8 ounce size is preferred but they can and will use any size.

 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL IS HERE!

Monday – Thursday; June 26-29; 9:00 am to Noon

We will take children who are entering pre-K through entering sixth grade. 

VBS Music Rehearsal     4:00 pm Sunday

VBS Traveling Teachers Meeting     5:00 pm Sunday

 

 

Wednesday evening activities, June 28

6:00 pm           Vacation Bible School Family Night

7:00 pm           Sanctuary Choir

  

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. 

 

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.

 

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 and I will try to help you with it – Mary.

 

First Baptist Church Sisters in Christ – Movie Night

Saturday, July 29, 7:00 pm in Fellowship Hall

 

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 June 16, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – June 16, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

I thank my God upon every remembrance of you… Phil. 1:3

  

Sermon, Sunday, June 18, 2017: “God’s Agenda or My Agenda”; Philippians 2:5-11; 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.

 

 

Yahweh Yoga is back!

Meeting at 5:00 pm on Sundays in Fellowship Hall.

 

 

There will be no evening worship this coming Sunday, June 18, due to Father’s Day.

 

 

Wednesday activities, June 21

7:00 am           Prayer in Fellowship Hall

5:30 pm           Children’s Pool Party at the Town and Country Pool, 1821 N Pennsylvania

6:00 pm           Prayer Meeting in Room A-100

7:00 pm           Sanctuary Choir

 

 

Business Meeting

Deacons’ Meeting (8:30 am) and Business Meeting (6:00 pm) will both be held on June 25.

Agenda item for Business Meeting:

From Trustees: We are asking the church to add additional insurance to it's Brotherhood mutual policy for non-owned vehicles. $65  a year so we can get vans to go to CrossTimbers Children's camp.

 

 

Lost and Found

 We do not have an official lost and found here at the FBC office – however, things do accumulate of course. For several Wednesday nights, I will display these things in the Work Room (across from the church office) and you may come rescue your valuables. Also, anytime you like you may call the office at 275-6111 and inquire about things you are missing or just stop by and I will show you our stash. The plan as of right now is to hold onto Bibles, keys, prescription glasses or anything else crucial as long as needed, but – I plan to take cups, jackets, sunglasses, costume jewelry, etc. to Goodwill or Salvation Army by the end of June, if they have not been picked up by anyone. Thanks, Mary

 

 

VBS Traveling Teachers!

Please attend one of these two 30-minute meetings: Thursday morning at 10 AM or Sunday evening at 5 PM. Every traveling teacher needs to attend one of these meetings! Please let Elaine know if you cannot come to one of these meetings and she'll schedule a time to give you the information. 

 

 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL IS ALMOST HERE!

June 26-29,  9:00 am to Noon

We will take children who are entering pre-K through entering sixth grade. 

 

 

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.

 

 

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 June 9, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – June 9, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

“…Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.” Matt. 5:44-45

  

Sermon, Sunday, June 11, 2017: “The Blessings of Men or the Blessings of God”; 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.

 

PRAYER GUIDE

Youth Choir Mission Tour

New Orleans, Louisiana

June 5-11, 2017

 Pray for Us!

 Youth:

Emily Brock, Audrey Hawkins, Chris Hawkins, Caleb Jennings,
Luke Presley, Megan Presley, Malachi Swedberg,
Matthew Swedberg, Emily Tiger, Olivia Stobbe

 Adults:

Carol Ann Bell, Cari Burnett,
Mark Burnett, Jo Lewis, Ron Lewis, Brandon McClure

 Itinerary:

Saturday, June 10:
Travel Day

Sunday, June 11:
6:00 PM Reflection Service

  

Yahweh Yoga is back!

Meeting at 5:00 pm on Sundays in Fellowship Hall.

  

Wednesday activities, June 14

7:00 am           Prayer in Fellowship Hall

3:00 pm           Personnel Committee Meeting

5:15 pm           Finance Committee Meeting

5:30 pm           Children’s Pool Party at the Cragin’s, 68 Sonata

6:00 pm           Prayer Meeting in Room A-100

7:00 pm           Sanctuary Choir

 

Senior Adult Installation and Luncheon Change

The place and date/time of the Senior Adult Installation/Luncheon has been changed. This will now be on Friday, June 16 at noon at Golden Corral.

 

MISPRINT

The upcoming church business meeting is wrongly advertised in this Sunday’s bulletin as June 18 – however Deacons’ Meeting and Business Meeting will both be held on June 25. Apologies for any misunderstanding!

 

For Your Information

  • Chai Tea - Some of you ladies inquired about the chai tea powder mix that was used for the recent Tea Party. Jamie is willing to place an order to buy some for whomever wanted it, it's $10 per bag (20 servings). Please contact her if you would like some. jamielahembree@gmail.com
  • LOST AND FOUND - We do not have an official lost and found here at the FBC office – however, things do accumulate of course. For several Wednesday nights, I will display these things in the Work Room (across from the church office) and you may come rescue your valuables. Also, anytime you like you may call the office at 275-6111 and inquire about things you are missing or just stop by and I will show you our stash. The plan as of right now is to hold onto Bibles, keys, prescription glasses or anything else crucial as long as needed, but – I plan to take cups, jackets, sunglasses, costume jewelry, etc. to Goodwill or Salvation Army by the end of June, if they have not been picked up by anyone. Thanks, Mary
  • Children’s Story Tellers for Sunday School - Starting this Sunday, there will be a sign-up sheet on the church office window for anyone with interest in being a Children’s Summer Story Teller. This activity will take from 10-10:15 each Sunday morning this summer. The stories will be from the Psalms.

 

Vacation Bible School Needs

(For VBS, June 26-29)

Loaners: Drafting/architect’s table; old work bench; toy tools. Also, one or two large peg boards (4’ X 6’ or so); but these will be painted on one side by us. Non-returnables: empty paint cans; metal coffee cans; electric tooth brushes; carpet tubes; old Slinkys. None of the above have to be nice or in good condition.

 

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

July 26

August 2 – Thank you Field family!

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

 

 

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 June 2, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – June 2, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

“And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.” Mark 11:25

 

Sermon, Sunday, June 4, 2017: “Life in the Spirit”; I Corinthians 2:9-16; Paul Stevens

 

 Contemporary Worship Service

Starting this coming Sunday, June 4, we will 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.

  

PRAYER GUIDE

Youth Choir Mission Tour

New Orleans, Louisiana

June 5-11, 2017

Pray for Us!

Youth:

Emily Brock, Audrey Hawkins, Chris Hawkins, Caleb Jennings,
Luke Presley, Megan Presley, Malachi Swedberg,
Matthew Swedberg, Emily Tiger, Olivia Stobbe

Adults:

Carol Ann Bell, Cari Burnett,
Mark Burnett, Jo Lewis, Ron Lewis, Brandon McClure

Itinerary:

Monday, June 5:
Travel Day

Tuesday, June 6:
Ozanam Inn Homeless Shelter
Café Reconcile
Poydras Home Retirement Community

Wednesday, June 7:
Global Maritime Ministries
Sunrise of Metairie Senior Living
Parkview Baptist Church
Airline Baptist Church

Thursday, June 8:
Mississippi River Wharf
French Quarter

Friday, June 9:
Second Harvest Food Bank
New Orleans Mission

Saturday, June 10:
Travel Day

Sunday, June 11:
6:00 PM Reflection Service

  

Church Council Meeting, Monday, June 5, 11:30 am in Room A-100

 

 Prayer Group     Wednesdays at 7 AM

This is an open to all prayer group which meets in Fellowship Hall for prayer. Where four are gathered in His name…. we pray for the church in many areas. We admit that we need God’s help and blessing for our church, it’s work in the community & abroad, unity, & to find His will for our future.

 

Wednesday evening activities, June 7

5:30                 Children’s Pool Party at DeeAnn Schroyer’s pool.

6:00                 Prayer Meeting in Room A-100

 

For Your Information

  • Chai Tea - Some of you ladies inquired about the chai tea powder mix that was used for the recent Tea Party. Jamie is willing to place an order to buy some for whomever wanted it, it's $10 per bag (20 servings). Please contact her if you would like some. jamielahembree@gmail.com
  • LOST AND FOUND - We do not have an official lost and found here at the FBC office – however, things do accumulate of course. For several Wednesday nights, I will display these things in the Work Room (across from the church office) and you may come rescue your valuables. Also, anytime you like you may call the office at 275-6111 and inquire about things you are missing or just stop by and I will show you our stash. The plan as of right now is to hold onto Bibles, keys, prescription glasses or anything else crucial as long as needed, but – I plan to take cups, jackets, sunglasses, costume jewelry, etc. to Goodwill or Salvation Army by the end of June, if they have not been picked up by anyone. Thanks, Mary
  • Children’s Story Tellers for Sunday School - Starting this Sunday, there will be a sign-up sheet on the church office window for anyone with interest in being a Children’s Summer Story Teller. This activity will take from 10-10:15 each Sunday morning this summer. The stories will be from the Psalms.

 

Vacation Bible School Needs

(For VBS, June 26-29)

Loaners: Drafting/architect’s table; old work bench; toy tools. Also, one or two large peg boards (4’ X 6’ or so); but these will be painted on one side by us. Non-returnables: empty paint cans; metal coffee cans; electric tooth brushes; carpet tubes; old Slinkys. None of the above have to be nice or in good condition.

 

 

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 –  DeeAnn Schroyer, 1509 Hunter's Ridge, Shawnee

June 14 – John and Becky Cragin, 68 Sonata, Shawnee

June 21 – Town and Country pool, 1821 N Pennsylvania, Shawnee

July 12 – Town and Country pool, 1821 N Pennsylvania, Shawnee

July 19 - Tony McMurry, 1310 Nottingham Circle, Shawnee

July 26

August 2 – Jesse and Susan Field, 1104 Oakmont Circle

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

 

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 May 26, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – May 26, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

And he said to all, “If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. Luke 9:23

  

Youth Garage Sale-This Weekend!

Friday, May 26, 8-5 and Saturday, May 27, 8-3 in the FBC Pavilion area

 

 

Sermon, Sunday, May 28, 2017: “Joseph”; Genesis 50:20; Paul Stevens

 

 

Due to the Memorial Day holiday, there will be no activities or services at the church Sunday night, May 28. Also, the church office will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29.

 

 

Prayer Group     Wednesdays at 7 AM

This is an open to all prayer group which meets in Fellowship Hall for prayer. Where four are gathered in His name…. we pray for the church in many areas. We admit that we need God’s help and blessing for our church, it’s work in the community & abroad, unity, & to find His will for our future.

 

 

Wednesday evening activities, May 31

6:00                 Prayer Meeting in Room A-100

7:00                 Sanctuary Choir

 

 

Pre-Teen Trip to WhiteWater Bay

On Friday, June 2 we will take our Preteens to WhiteWater Bay! (Kids who have completed 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grades.) Kids can come with or without a parent, but families and friends can come too! We will leave the church at 12:30pm and return by 6:30pm. We have a great rate of $19 per ticket to enter (It's usually $28.99-$38.99!!) If you need help paying for this, just let me know. Otherwise, just pay when you arrive at church for the event on June 2.

The church vans will park free if you want to ride them, or you can take your own car and pay $9 to park.

FOOD: Please eat lunch before you come, if you want a lower cost. Optional: You can send money with your child to buy lunch/snacks there. We can also take a cooler and bring it in for a snack time around 3:30pm.

Please sign up ASAP, if you have not already done so. Also, if you find you cannot go, let me know ASAP. I have to order tickets ahead of time. I'm looking forward to this fun time of fellowship with the kids and families!  (Elaine Hawkins)

 

 

Contemporary Worship Service

Starting Sunday, June 4, we will 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.

 

 

For Your Information

  • Chai Tea - Some of you ladies inquired about the chai tea powder mix that was used for the recent Tea Party. Jamie is willing to place an order to buy some for whomever wanted it, it's $10 per bag (20 servings). Please contact her if you would like some. jamielahembree@gmail.com
  • LOST AND FOUND - We do not have an official lost and found here at the FBC office – however, things do accumulate of course. For several Wednesday nights, I will display these things in the Work Room (across from the church office) and you may come rescue your valuables. Also, anytime you like you may call the office at 275-6111 and inquire about things you are missing or just stop by and I will show you our stash. The plan as of right now is to hold onto Bibles, keys, prescription glasses or anything else crucial as long as needed, but – I plan to take cups, jackets, sunglasses, costume jewelry, etc. to Goodwill or Salvation Army by the end of June, if they have not been picked up by anyone. Thanks, Mary
  • Children’s Story Tellers for Sunday School - Starting this Sunday, there will be a sign-up sheet on the church office window for anyone with interest in being a Children’s Summer Story Teller. This activity will take from 10-10:15 each Sunday morning this summer. The stories will be from the Psalms.

 

 

Vacation Bible School Needs

(For VBS, June 26-29)

Loaners: Drafting/architect’s table; old work bench; toy tools. Also, one or two large peg boards (4’ X 6’ or so); but these will be painted on one side by us. Non-returnables: empty paint cans; metal coffee cans; electric tooth brushes; carpet tubes; old Slinkys. None of the above have to be nice or in good condition.

 

 

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!

July 12

July 19

July 26

August 2 – Thank you Field family!

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

 

 

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 May 19, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – May 19, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” John 8:31b-32

  

Sermon, Sunday, May 21, 2017: “God’s Good Plan for You”; Jeremiah 29:11-13; Paul Stevens

  

First Baptist Church Women’s Sunday Tea

May 21st     12:00 – 2:00

Fellowship Hall

Dress up Tea Party with light lunch.

Wear your fancy hat.

Young girls welcome too – bring your daughter.

Ruth Stevens, guest speaker.

  

Meetings this Sunday:

Deacons                                                      Sun, May 21, 8:30 am

Youth Choir/Parents                                     Sun, May 21, 5:00 pm

Church Business                                          Sun, May 21, 6:00 pm

                        Church Business Meeting Agenda:

  • ·         Legacy Committee: proposal to use $1350 of our 2017

Legacy Distribution to help with costs of a Fall 2017 College Ministry Student retreat.

  • ·         Properties Committee: a motion to raise the deductible on our

Ministry First Property Protection insurance through Brotherhood Mutual.

 

 

New Prayer Group     Wednesdays at 7 AM

This is an open to all prayer group which meets in Fellowship Hall for prayer. Where four are gathered in His name…. we pray for the church in many areas. We admit that we need God’s help and blessing for our church, it’s work in the community & abroad, unity, & to find His will for our future.

 

 

Wednesday evening activities, May 24

6:00                 Prayer Meeting in Room A-100

7:00                 Sanctuary Choir

 

 

Youth Garage Sale

Mark your calendars! May 26 and 27 in the FBC Pavilion area

WOULD YOU LIKE TO DONATE?

Donations are now being accepted; please take donations to the west end of Fellowship Hall and place on the table marked for this use. If you have large items that need to be transported, call the church office and we will try our best to help out!  (275-6111)

 

 

Anniversary Announcement

Lloyd and Nelda Lewis

Married 65 years as of May 28

They have 2 daughters, 3 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren

(Submitted by Becky Greer, daughter)

Here is their address if you would like to send a card:

1009 Anna Kay, Chandler, OK74834

 

 

Pre-Teen Trip to WhiteWater Bay

On Friday, June 2 we will take our Preteens to WhiteWater Bay! (Kids who have completed 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grades.) Kids can come with or without a parent, but families and friends can come too! We will leave the church at 12:30pm and return by 6:30pm. We have a great rate of $19 per ticket to enter (It's usually $28.99-$38.99!!) If you need help paying for this, just let me know. Otherwise, just pay when you arrive at church for the event on June 2.

The church vans will park free if you want to ride them, or you can take your own car and pay $9 to park.

FOOD: Please eat lunch before you come, if you want a lower cost. Optional: You can send money with your child to buy lunch/snacks there. We can also take a cooler and bring it in for a snack time around 3:30pm.

Please sign up ASAP, if you have not already done so. Also, if you find you cannot go, let me know ASAP. I have to order tickets ahead of time. I'm looking forward to this fun time of fellowship with the kids and families!  (Elaine Hawkins)

 

 

Vacation Bible School Needs

(For VBS, June 26-29)

Loaners: Drafting/architect’s table; old work bench; toy tools. Also, one or two large peg boards (4’ X 6’ or so); but these will be painted on one side by us. Non-returnables: empty paint cans; metal coffee cans; electric tooth brushes; carpet tubes; old Slinkys. None of the above have to be nice or in good condition.

  

 

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!

July 12

July 19

July 26

August 2 – Thank you Field family!

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

 

 

Misplaced Equipment

A piece of equipment belonging to First Baptist Church has recently been borrowed by folks unknown. We sure don’t mind church members using stuff for First Baptist business; it would really help though if it could be returned to the place it was borrowed from (a locked closet.) This was a hose reel containing about 200’ of hose. Bill Folks needs it for work he does around here on a regular basis. Please call Mary at the church if you can help with this mystery.

275-6111

 

 

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 May 12, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – May 12, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.” Matt. 6:24

  

Sermon, Sunday, May 14, 2017: “Behold a Rattling”;

Ezekiel 37:1-14; Jonathan Singleton

Don’t forget – Sunday will be Mother’s Day and Graduate Recognition.

There will be no activities at the church Sunday evening.

  

Meetings upcoming:

Children’s Leaders                                     Wed, May 17, 5:15 pm

Deacons                                                      Sun, May 21, 8:30 am

Youth Choir/Parents                                  Sun, May 21, 5:00 pm

Church Business                                        Sun, May 21, 6:00 pm

       Church Business Meeting Agenda:

·         Legacy Committee: proposal to use $1350 of our 2017

                 Legacy Distribution to help with costs of a Fall 2017 College Ministry Student retreat.

·         Properties Committee: a motion to raise the deductible on our

                 Ministry First Property Protection insurance through Brotherhood Mutual.

 

New Prayer Group     Wednesdays at 7 AM

This is an open to all prayer group which meets in Fellowship Hall for prayer. Where four are gathered in His name…. we pray for the church in many areas. We admit that we need God’s help and blessing for our church, it’s work in the community & abroad, unity, & to find His will for our future.

 

Wednesday evening activities, May 17

5:15                 Children’s Leaders Mtg.

6:00                 Prayer Meeting in Room A-100

6:45                 Shimmer (7th – 12th grades)

7:00                 Sanctuary Choir

 

 

First Baptist Church Women’s Sunday Tea

May 21st     12:00 – 2:00

Fellowship Hall

Dress up Tea Party with light lunch.

Wear your fancy hat.

Young girls welcome too – bring your daughter.

Ruth Stevens, guest speaker.

 

Youth Garage Sale

Mark your calendars! May 26 and 27 in the FBC Pavilion area

WOULD YOU LIKE TO DONATE?

Donations are now being accepted; please take donations to the west end of Fellowship Hall and place on the table marked for this use. If you have large items that need to be transported, call the church office and we will try our best to help out!  (275-6111)

 

 

Anniversary Announcement

Lloyd and Nelda Lewis

Married 65 years as of May 28

They have 2 daughters, 3 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren

(Submitted by Becky Greer, daughter)

Here is their address if you would like to send a card:

1009 Anna Kay, Chandler, OK74834

 

 

Vacation Bible School Needs

(For VBS, June 26-29)

Loaners: Drafting/architect’s table; old work bench; toy tools. Also one or two large peg boards (4’ X 6’ or so); but these will be painted on one side by us. Non-returnables: empty paint cans; metal coffee cans; electric tooth brushes; carpet tubes; old Slinkys. None of the above have to be nice or in good condition.

 

 

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

July 12

July 19

July 26

August 2 – Thank you Field family!

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

 

 

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 May 5, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – May 5, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

“…But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. For the Son of man also came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:43b-45

 

 

Sermon, Sunday, May 7, 2017: “What about the Future?”; Matthew 16:16-20; Paul Stevens

 

 

Senior Adult Sunday and Luncheon, May 7

 

 

Comments Please:

In preparation for our contemporary worship service, the Worship Committee would like your input. See the attached Contemporary Worship Service Questionnaire, which will also be available in the bulletin and at the Welcome Center this Sunday, May 7. There is a box for filled-in questionnaires at the Welcome Center. Below is the link to the online questionnaire if you would rather do it that way.

https://firstshawnee.wufoo.com/forms/contemporary-worship-service-questionnaire/

 

 

Meetings this week:

Ladies Tea Party Planning                        Sun, May 7, 4:30 pm

Church Council                                      Mon, May 8, 11:30 am

Finance Committee                                Wed, May 10, 5:15 pm

Personnel Committee                              Sun, May 14, 4:00 pm

 

 

Family Promise will be at our church May 7 – 13

There is a sign-up sheet on the church office window.

 

 

New Prayer Group     Wednesdays at 7 AM

This is an open to all prayer group which meets in Fellowship Hall for prayer. Where four are gathered in His name…. we pray for the church in many areas. We admit that we need God’s help and blessing for our church, it’s work in the community and abroad, unity, and to find His will for our future.

 

Wednesday evening activities, May 17

5:15                 Finance Committee Meeting

5:30-7:00         Children’s Choirs Pizza Party (Weigant Park)

6:00                 Prayer Meeting in Room A-100

6:45                 Shimmer (7th – 12th grades)

7:00                 SPARK in the Park (Weigant Park)

7:00                 Sanctuary Choir

 

First Baptist Church Women’s Sunday Tea

May 21st     12:00 – 2:00

Fellowship Hall

Dress up Tea Party with light lunch.

Wear your fancy hat.

Young girls welcome too – bring your daughter.

Ruth Stevens, guest speaker.

(See the beautiful attachment!)

 

Vacation Bible School Needs

(For VBS, June 26-29)

Loaners: Drafting/architect’s table; old work bench; toy tools. Also one or two large peg boards (4’ X 6’ or so); but these will be painted on one side by us. Non-returnables: empty paint cans; metal coffee cans; electric tooth brushes; carpet tubes; old Slinkys. None of the above have to be nice or in good condition.

 

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

July 12

July 19

July 26

August 2 – Thank you Field family!

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

 

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 April 28, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – April 28, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

“No one after lighting a lamp covers it with a vessel, or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a stand, that those who enter may see the light.  Luke 8:16

 

Sermon, Sunday, April 30, 2017: “Be Disciples. Make Disciples.”; Matthew 28:18-20; Paul Stevens

  

Yahweh Yoga

Jamie needs to cancel the class for a few weeks starting this coming Sunday, Apr. 30. When class is resumed, you can see updates on the church calendar (at web site) or on the First Connections.

 

Children’s Choir Spring Program, April 30, 6:00 pm

“Be Strong in the Lord”

 

 

Meetings this week:

Saturday, April 29, 8:30 am                Deacons’ Prayer Retreat

Wednesday, May 3, 4:00 pm                   Properties Committee

 

 

Comments Please:

In preparation for our contemporary worship service, the Worship Committee would like your input. See the attached Contemporary Worship Service Questionnaire, which will also be available in the bulletin and at the Welcome Center this Sunday, April 30. There is a box for filled-in questionnaires at the Welcome Center. Below is the link to the online questionnaire if you would rather do it that way.


https://firstshawnee.wufoo.com/forms/contemporary-worship-service-questionnaire/

 

 

New Prayer Group

Wednesdays at 7 AM

This is an open to all prayer group which meets in Fellowship Hall for prayer. Where four are gathered in His name…. we pray for the church in many areas. We admit that we need God’s help and blessing for our church, it’s work in the community and abroad, unity, and to find His will for our future.

 

 

Wednesday evening activities, May 3

4:00             Properties Meeting

5:30-7:00    Children’s Choirs Party

6:00             Prayer Meeting in Room A-100

6:45            Single and Parenting

6:45            Shimmer

7:00            SPARK in the Park

7:00            Sanctuary Choir

 

Single and Parenting is needing help publicizing our program to various locations that single parents frequent.  Please contact Audrey Rose (918-557-7862) or Renita Swedberg (651-0425) with ideas of locations to place flyers or brochures. 

  

Senior Adult Sunday and Luncheon, May 7

 

 

 Family Promise will be at our church May 7 – 13

There is a sign-up sheet on the church office window.

 

 

Vacation Bible School Needs

(For VBS, June 26-29)

Loaners: Drafting/architect’s table; old work bench; toy tools. Also one or two large peg boards (4’ X 6’ or so); but these will be painted on one side by us. Non-returnables: empty paint cans; metal coffee cans; electric tooth brushes; carpet tubes; old Slinkys. None of the above have to be nice or in good condition.

 

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

July 12

July 19

July 26

August 2 – Thank you Field family!

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

 

Service Opportunity

The Pastoral Care department at St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital offers training and mentoring in caring for others, especially those who are ill.  They are looking for volunteers to assist with basic hospital visitation.  While no experience is necessary, a demonstrated commitment to a faith community and an availability of 2-3 hours per week are required.

If you would like to know more, please contact Chaplain Bill Simpson.  He can be reached at 878-8129 or william.simpson@ssmhealth.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 April 21, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – April 21, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12

 

 

Sermon, Sunday, April 23, 2017: “The Plan”; Acts 1:8; Paul Stevens

 

 

Comments Please:

In preparation for our contemporary worship service, the Worship Committee would like your input. See the attached Contemporary Worship Service Questionnaire, which will also be available in the bulletin and at the Welcome Center this Sunday, April 23. There is a box for filled-in questionnaires at the Welcome Center.

 

 

Meetings this week:

Sunday, April 23, 8:30 am                                            Deacons

Sunday, April 23, 6:00 pm                Church Business Meeting

Saturday, April 29, 8:30 am                Deacons’ Prayer Retreat

 

 

New Prayer Group

Wednesdays at 7 AM

Prayer Group: Wednesday, 4/12/17, at 7 AM, an open to all prayer group met in fellowship hall for prayer. Where four were gathered in His name…. we prayed for the church in many areas. We admitted that we need God’s help and blessing for our church, it’s work in the community and abroad, unity, and to find His will for our future. This group will meet again next Wednesday; open to all!  A prayer that surely was pleasing to God was the one who prayed with us silently and with many tears of care and concern; very special.

 

 

Wednesday evening activities, April 26

Church Dinner                                                              5:00 pm

Young Ringers                                                              5:00 pm

Children’s Choir                                                           5:30 pm

Mission Friends                                                           6:00 pm

Prayer Meeting in A-100                                            6:00 pm

Kid’s Sack Dinner                                                        6:30 pm

Single and Parenting                                                  6:45 pm

TeamKid                                                                       6:45 pm

Spark                                                                            6:45 pm

Shimmer                                                                      6:45 pm

Sanctuary Choir                                                           7:00 pm

  

 

Wednesday Night Dinner
4/26/17

 

 

     "Single and Parenting" is needing help publicizing our program to various locations that single parents frequent.  Please contact Audrey Rose (918-557-7862) or Renita Swedberg (651-0425) with ideas of locations to place flyers or brochures. 

 

 

Children’s Choir Spring Program, April 30, 6:00 pm

 

 

 Family Promise will be at our church May 7 - 13

 

 

Vacation Bible School Needs

(For VBS, June 26-29)

Loaners: Drafting/architect’s table; old work bench; toy tools. Also one or two large peg boards (4’ X 6’ or so); but these will be painted on one side by us. Non-returnables: empty paint cans; metal coffee cans; electric tooth brushes; carpet tubes; old Slinkys. None of the above have to be nice or in good condition.

 

 

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

June 21

July 12

July 19

July 26

August 2

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

 

 

Service Opportunity

The Pastoral Care department at St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital offers training and mentoring in caring for others, especially those who are ill.  They are looking for volunteers to assist with basic hospital visitation.  While no experience is necessary, a demonstrated commitment to a faith community and an availability of 2-3 hours per week are required. 

If you would like to know more, please contact Chaplain Bill Simpson.  He can be reached at 878-8129 or william.simpson@ssmhealth.com .

 

 

New Bulletins and Prayer Lists

Hope you enjoy the new simplified church bulletin; we have estimated that it will save both time and money and believe it will be easier to read as well.  Separate prayer sheets have also been made available for those that want them at the west door entrance, in windows by the piano and by the organ and at the Welcome Center. Thank you, Mary

 

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 April 13, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – April 13, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for he has risen, as he said. Matthew 28:5-6a

 

 

The church office will be closed tomorrow, Friday, April 14. Thank you.

 

 

Pastor Search Committee Announcement

After the submission of all absentee church votes which ended at 5:00pm on Monday, final counting of all church votes has been tallied by the Personnel Committee. Your vote has elected the following candidates to serve on our Pastor Search Committee:

Nancy Ford

Aaron Hembree

Robbie Henson

Patricia Prescott

Peter Purin

Jonathan Singleton (Alternate)

The Personnel Committee wants to thank you for your prayers and participation. We ask that you now begin to pray for the Pastor Search Committee as they begin their work.

 

 

Easter Day

Bible Study will begin at 9:30 am as usual and Worship Service at 10:45. There will be no evening activities - in observance of the holiday.

Easter Sunday Sermon, April 16:

 “The Resurrection: the Foundation of Our Faith”; I Cor. 15:17; Paul Stevens.

 

 

Thank you

The Decorations and Landscaping Team would like to say a special “Thank You” to:

1)    Megan and Sam Abrams – they cleaned out and re-mulched the flower bed so it would look nice for Easter.

2)    Cythia Mofield, for the beautiful flower arrangement on the altar in the Sanctuary.

 

 

Walking the Prayer Labyrinth at FBC Shawnee

First Baptist Church of Shawnee will have an indoor Prayer Labyrinth for the last 2 weeks of Lent & Easter Sunday (April 2nd- April 16th).   The Labyrinth will be located on the 1st floor in the back southeast room of the Children’s Area.   It can be used for self-guided walks any time the church is open:

·         Mondays-Fridays 8:30-12 & 1pm-5pm

·         Wednesdays during the day and 4:45pm-8:45pm

·         Sundays 8:45am-12:30pm

Elaine Hawkins will lead guided walks the following times:

·         Sunday April 2nd from 4-5pm

·         Sunday April 2nd from 4-5pm

·         After Maundy Thursday Service April 13th from 7-8 pm

 

New Prayer Group, Wednesdays at 7 AM

Prayer Group: Wednesday, 4/12/17, at 7 AM, an open to all prayer group met in fellowship hall for prayer. Where four were gathered in His name…. we prayed for the church in many areas. We admitted that we need God’s help and blessing for our church, it’s work in the community and abroad, unity, and to find His will for our future. This group will meet again next Wednesday; open to all!  A prayer that surely was pleasing to God was the one who prayed with us silently and with many tears of care and concern; very special.

 

 

Wednesday evening activities, April 19

Church Dinner                                                              5:00 pm

Young Ringers                                                              5:00 pm

Children’s Choir                                                           5:30 pm

Mission Friends                                                           6:00 pm

Prayer Meeting in A-100                                            6:00 pm

Kid’s Sack Dinner                                                        6:30 pm

Shimmer                                                                      6:45 pm

Single and Parenting                                                  6:45 pm

Spark                                                                           6:45 pm

TeamKid                                                                      6:45 pm

Sanctuary Choir                                                          7:00 pm

  

 

Wednesday Night Dinner
4/19/17

Chef Sampley’s Famous Garlic Toast, Lasagna de Napoli, Whole Kernel Corn, Oven Roasted Vegetables Italiano, Chef Prescott’s Deluxe Tossed Green Salad, Surprise Dessert.

 

     "Single and Parenting" is needing help publicizing our program to various locations that single parents frequent.  Please contact Audrey Rose (918-557-7862) or Renita Swedberg (651-0425) with ideas of locations to place flyers or brochures. 

 

 

Meetings next week:

Sunday, April 23, 8:30 am                                            Deacons

Sunday, April 23, 6:00 pm                Church Business Meeting

 

 

 Family Promise will be at our church May 7 - 13

 

 

The Pastoral Care department at St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital offers training and mentoring in caring for others, especially those who are ill.  They are looking for volunteers to assist with basic hospital visitation.  While no experience is necessary, a demonstrated commitment to a faith community and an availability of 2-3 hours per week are required.  If you would like to know more, please contact Chaplain Bill Simpson.  He can be reached at 878-8129 or william.simpson@ssmhealth.com .

 

 

New Bulletins and Prayer Lists

Hope you enjoy the new simplified church bulletin; we have estimated that it will save both time and money and believe it will be easier to read as well.  Separate prayer sheets have also been made available for those that want them at the west door entrance, in windows by the piano and by the organ and at the Welcome Center. Thank you, Mary

 

Thank you

Our thanks to Linda Moring who has agreed to be the new Chair of the Funeral Luncheon Ministry Team. She will be assisted by the same people who have worked in that position for many years. They are:Joel Ely, Jim Farthing, Loretta Miller, Gayle Sampley & Jim Sampley.

 

 

Vacation Bible School Needs

Loaners: Drafting/architect’s table; old work bench; toy tools. Also one or two large peg boards (4’ X 6’ or so); but these will be painted on one side by us. Non-returnables: empty paint cans; metal coffee cans; electric tooth brushes; carpet tubes; old Slinkys. None of the above have to be nice or in good condition.

 

 

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

June 14

June 21

July 12

July 19

July 26

August 2

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

 

 

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 April 7, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – April 7, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

“Let the children come to me, do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.”

Mark 10:14b-15

 

Pastor Search Committee  Nominee List (Updated 4/7/2017)

Nominees:

Nancy Ford                 Dale Cates

Robbie Henson           Joel Deichman

Carol Humphrey         Jim Hansford

Jo Lewis                      Charles Hawkins

Linda Moring               Aaron Hembree

Patricia Prescott         Mitch Hembree

Rilda Smith                 Herb Moring

Jan Tipton                   Peter Purin

                                    Jonathan Singleton

                                    David Stevens

                                    Phil Todd

 

Voting will be this Sunday, April 9, at the beginning of the service. First Baptist Church By-laws state that all members age 14 or older may chose (2) two women and (2) two men and one other. Please make your choices a matter of prayer.

 

 

Sunday Sermon, April 9; “I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel”; Rom. 1:16; Paul Stevens.

 

 

Easter Egg Hunt And Luncheon

Church wide—everyone invited!

Sunday, April 9, noon

Lunch: Sub sandwich, baked beans, chips, dessert.

 

 New Bulletins and Prayer Lists

Hope you enjoy the new simplified church bulletin; we have estimated that it will save both time and money and believe it will be easier to read as well.  Separate prayer sheets have also been made available for those that want them at the west door entrance, in windows by the piano and by the organ and at the Welcome Center. Thank you, Mary

 

  

Walking the Prayer Labyrinth at FBC Shawnee

First Baptist Church of Shawnee will have an indoor Prayer Labyrinth for the last 2 weeks of Lent & Easter Sunday (April 2nd- April 16th).   The Labyrinth will be located on the 1st floor in the back southeast room of the Children’s Area.   It can be used for self-guided walks any time the church is open:

·         Mondays-Fridays 8:30-12 & 1pm-5pm

·         Wednesdays during the day and 4:45pm-8:45pm

·         Sundays 8:45am-12:30pm

Elaine Hawkins will lead guided walks the following times:

·         Sunday April 2nd from 4-5pm

·         Sunday April 2nd from 4-5pm

·         After Maundy Thursday Service April 13th from 7-8 pm

 

 

Meetings this week:

Sunday, April 9, 4:00 pm                                            Personnel

Wednesday, April 12, 5:15 pm                                       Finance

 

 

New Prayer Group

Wednesdays at 7 AM

Open to All in Fellowship Hall Where two (or more-hoping for more) are gathered in His name…we pray for the church in many areas. We admit that we need God’s help and blessing for our church, its work in the community and abroad, unity, and to find His will for our future. This group will meet each Wednesday; open to all! Prayers are sweet and sincere; come be blessed. Let God know we are earnest about loving His church.

 

 

 Wednesday, April 12

Church Dinner                                                               5:00 pm

Young Ringers                                                               5:00 pm

 Finance Committee Mtg.                                              5:15 pm

Children’s Choir                                                             5:30 pm

Mission Friends                                                              6:00 pm

Prayer Meeting in A-100                                                6:00 pm

Kid’s Sack Dinner                                                           6:30 pm

Shimmer                                                                         6:45 pm

Single and Parenting                                                     6:45 pm

Spark                                                                             6:45 pm

TeamKid                                                                        6:45 pm

Adult Choir                                                                   7:00 pm

 

 

Wednesday Night Dinner
4/12/17

Chef Sampley’s Delicious Blue Ribbon Winning Hot Biscuits, Sausage Gravy, Hashbrown Potatoes, Scrambled Eggs, Grilled Sausage Patties and Links, Pancakes and Pigs in a Blanket by Chef Prescott, Mixed Fruit.

 

 

   "Single and Parenting" is needing help publicizing our program to various locations that single parents frequent.  Please contact Audrey Rose (918-557-7862) or Renita Swedberg (651-0425) with ideas of locations to place flyers or brochures. 

 

  

Maundy Thursday Service

Thursday, April 13, 6:00 pm

First Baptist Church Sanctuary

Lord’s Supper will be observed.

 

 

Easter Day

Bible Study will begin at 9:30 am as usual and Worship Service at 10:45. There will be no evening activities - in observance of the holiday.

 

 

Our thanks to Linda Moring who has agreed to be the new Chair of the Funeral Luncheon Ministry Team. She will be assisted by the same people who have worked in that position for many years. They are:Joel Ely, Jim Farthing, Loretta Miller, Gayle Sampley & Jim Sampley.

 

 

Vacation Bible School Needs

Loaners: Drafting/architect’s table; old work bench; toy tools. Also one or two large peg boards (4’ X 6’ or so); but these will be painted on one side by us. Non-returnables: empty paint cans; metal coffee cans; electric tooth brushes; carpet tubes; old Slinkys. None of the above have to be nice or in good condition.

 

 

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

June 14

June 21

July 12

July 19

July 26

August 2

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

 

 

FBC OFFICE HELP

If you are not already aware, our part-time secretary has recently resigned to take another position. Therefore, I am getting up a list of persons I can call in as needed and as they are available. (Mostly to answer phone/doorbell.) Please call me here at the office if you are interested. If you just want to try it on for size, that’s OK – it is not a life-time commitment. Thanks, Mary – 275-6111.

 

 

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 March 31, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – March 31, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

Every one who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like: he is like a man building a house, who dug deep, and laid the foundation upon rock; and when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house, and could not shake it, because it had been well built. Luke 6:47

 

 

Sunday Sermon, April 2; “The Final Five Yards”; Matt. 4:19;

Paul Stevens.

 

 

Hope you enjoy the new simplified church bulletin; we have estimated that it will save both time and money and believe it will be easier to read as well. Thank you, Mary

 

 

Walking the Prayer Labyrinth at FBC Shawnee

First Baptist Church of Shawnee will have an indoor Prayer Labyrinth for the last 2 weeks of Lent & Easter Sunday (April 2nd- April 16th).   The Labyrinth will be located on the 1st floor in the back southeast room of the Children’s Area.   It can be used for self-guided walks any time the church is open:

·         Mondays-Fridays 8:30-12 & 1pm-5pm

·         Wednesdays during the day and 4:45pm-8:45pm

·         Sundays 8:45am-12:30pm

Elaine Hawkins will lead guided walks the following times:

·         Sunday April 2nd from 4-5pm

·         Sunday April 2nd from 4-5pm

·         After Maundy Thursday Service April 13th from 7-8 pm

 

 

New Prayer Group

Wednesday, 3/29/17, at 7 AM, an open to all prayer group met in Fellowship Hall for prayer. Where two (or more-hoping for more) are gathered in His name…we prayed for the church in many areas. We admitted that we need God’s help and blessing for our church, its work in the community and abroad, unity, and to find His will for our future. This group will meet again next Wednesday; open to all! Prayers were sweet and sincere; come be blessed. Let God know we are earnest about loving His church.

 

 

Meetings this week:

Monday, April 3, 11:30 am                                Church Council

Wednesday, April 5, 4:00 pm                                     Properties

Sunday, April 9, 4:00 pm                                            Personnel

 

 

Wednesday, April 5

 Properties Committee                                                 4:00 pm

Church Dinner                                                               5:00 pm

Young Ringers                                                               5:00 pm

Children’s Choir                                                            5:30 pm

Mission Friends                                                            6:00 pm

Prayer Meeting in A-100                                             6:00 pm

Kid’s Sack Dinner                                                         6:30 pm

Shimmer                                                                      6:45 pm

Single and Parenting                                                  6:45 pm

Spark                                                                           6:45 pm

TeamKid                                                                      6:45 pm

Adult Choir                                                                  7:00 pm

 

Wednesday Night Dinner
4/5/17

Chef Sampley’s Delicious Prized Hot Rolls, Oven Roasted Ham, Pioneer Woman Mashed Potatoes, Whole Kernel Corn, Chef Charles Prescott’s Hand-Tossed Salad, Yellow Cake, Vanilla Ice Cream.

 

   "Single and Parenting" is needing help publicizing our program to various locations that single parents frequent.  Please contact Audrey Rose (918-557-7862) or Renita Swedberg (651-0425) with ideas of locations to place flyers or brochures. 

 

 

Freezer Meal Swap

Please join us for a Freezer Meal Swap on Saturday, April 8th from 9:00 am-1:00pm in the church kitchen. What is a freezer meal swap? Each participant is in charge of making one main course/meal but you make that meal approximately 10 times (more or less depending on the number of participants). The meal should serve at LEAST a family of 4 (if your family is smaller it is like getting two meals out of each one). You can prepare the meals at home and bring them up to the church OR prepare the meals at the church (which is a great fellowship time) and swap your meals out with the others that are participating so you have a variety of meals for the freezer. You will receive the number of meals that you prepare. You decide on the meal you want to prepare so cost completely depends on what you choose to make. Buying in bulk though definitely helps. Meals need to be freezer safe in bags or disposable pans.

We ask that all participants RSVP by Friday, March 31st, so that everyone knows exactly how many meals will need to be prepared on the day of the event and that everyone has plenty of time to shop for your items. RSVP by emailing me at julie.purin@gmail.com or calling 405-432-9093. Feel free to contact me with any questions or suggestions too!

 

 

Easter Egg Hunt

And Luncheon

Church wide—everyone invited!

Sunday, April 9, noon

Lunch: Sub sandwich, baked beans, chips, dessert.

NEEDS: individually wrapped candy, small toys, regular size bags of chips.

 

 

 

COOKS NEEDED

WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO COOK OCCASIONALLY FOR FUNERALS?

Please be advised that this is not a plea for a leader of the funeral meal team, though we do have that need presently. However, we also need multiple people who would be willing to cook part of the time for funerals. Could this be you? Here are the categories of food dishes that are usually needed for a family meal: meat/Main dish, salad/side dish, dessert. If you would be willing to occasionally provide food – please contact us at the church office and let us know which category or categories you would prefer.  You would be contacted before the funeral and if you are not available at that time, that’s fine – that is why we would like to have extra people on the list!  You can get ahold of me at firstshawnee@gmail.com or 405-275-6111. Thanks, Mary

 

 

Vacation Bible School Needs

Loaners: Drafting/architect’s table; old work bench; toy tools. Also one or two large peg boards (4’ X 6’ or so); but these will be painted on one side by us. Non-returnables: empty paint cans; metal coffee cans; electric tooth brushes; carpet tubes; old Slinkys. None of the above have to be nice or in good condition.

 

 

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

June 14

June 21

July 12

July 19

July 26

August 2

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

 

 

FBC OFFICE HELP

If you are not already aware, our part-time secretary has recently resigned to take another position. Therefore, I am getting up a list of persons I can call in as needed and as they are available. Please call me here at the office if you are interested. If you just want to try it on for size, that’s OK – it is not a life-time commitment. Thanks, Mary – 275-6111.

 

 

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