FIRST CONNECTIONS – July 13, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. … May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 15:5-7, 13; NIV

 

Sermon, July 15, 2018:

 Victory over Doubt

John 20:19-29

Dr. Charles Kimball

Traditional Service in Sanctuary

Contemporary Service in Fellowship Hall

 

Meetings this week:                 

Finance Committee Meeting       4:00 pm Sunday. July 15

Personnel Meeting                       3:00 pm Tuesday, July 17

Prayer Meeting                            6:00 pm Wednesday, July 18

Senior Adult Council Meeting     10:00 am Thursday, July 19

 

Reception for Brandon and Meredith McClure

After the morning service this Sunday, July 15, we will be having a reception for Brandon and Meredith McClure to say goodbye and wish them well for the future. The church will be providing cookies and church members are asked to bring their favorite finger foods.

 

Mission Trip Report Meeting

At 6 pm Sunday evening we will be having a Mission Trip Report Meeting in the fellowship hall. This will be a time where students who participated in the Spain mission trip will be sharing their experiences and showing pictures of their travels.

 

Pool Party with a Purpose

Join us Wednesday night, July 18, from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at the Cragin’s, 68 Sonata Shawnee, Ok. There will be swimming, pizza, and we will continue our devotions on the Armor of God! Contact Elaine Hawkins for more info.

 

Summer Movie Evening hosted by FBC Women's Ministry

Sunday, July 22nd @ 5:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall

We will be showing The Red Tent based on the book by Anita Diamant staring Minnie Driver, Morena Baccarin, Rebecca Ferguson, Iain Glen and Debra Winger.  

This is a story about how women handed down wisdom through storytelling in the red tent told through the eyes of Jacob and Leah's daughter, Dinah.  The movie is not rated and anyone is invited, but it's important for those attending to know it contains some mature material.

Please bring a sweet or salty snack to share, drinks will be provided.  

Let's use this event to be a blessing and support to other women! Please bring a package of feminine hygiene products as a donation.  They will be given to high school counselors who often assist young women whose attendance at school is affected because of lack of products.  Beginning Sunday morning on the 22nd, we will have a box by the door of fellowship hall to collect donations so you may bring them that day in the morning or the evening.        

The movie will begin shortly after 5:00 p.m. and runs for 176 min.  If this is longer than you can stay or if you are not available to attend, the DVD will be available for check-out in the church office following the event.

Casual Summer at FBC - July Theme Days:

For the month of July, FBC will be having themed Sundays! Each Sunday there will be a new theme that you can choose to dress up for during the services. Be creative, and most importantly, have fun!

July 1st, Celebrate your Country Day: Dress up to show your love for your country! America, France, Mexico, where ever you are from, celebrate it! Let’s bring out all the countries and cultures that make this church so special!

            July 8th, Hawaiian Shirt Day: Dust off your favorite visor and an old pair of khakis for this day! Dress for the summer with your best Hawaiian shirt!

            July 15th, Western Day: Bring out your country boots and cowgirl hats for Western day!

            July 22nd, Favorite Team Day: OU, OSU, the Thunder, whatever your favorite team is, come and represent! All fans are welcome!

 

FBC Legacy Ministry

The FBC Legacy Ministry provides opportunity to invest in the future ministry of FBC through gifts that become a part of our Legacy Ministry Fund.  The Fund provides a cash distribution each year which is used to fund needs that are outside the annual budget.  The Legacy Ministry Committee is currently seeking input on how best to invest the current year distribution of $3200.00 in FBC ministries.  In past years we have funded needs in the nursery, children’s areas, and fellowship hall, provided scholarships for youth activities, and funded ministry interns.   

If you have a request, please submit it to the church office in writing by Sunday, July 29, 2018.  The Legacy Committee will review the requests and bring a recommendation to the church.  If you would like more information about the FBC Legacy Ministry and how you can impact the ministry of FBC beyond your lifetime, please contact the church office.

 

Celebrate Recovery    

Our step-study groups have now closed to work on the inventory process.  Please keep watching for more information in the future months about CR here at FBC – it is looking promising!  We appreciate everyone’s prayers!  For more information, contact Ray/Audrey Rose or Mark/Mary Lively; we are committed to confidentiality in this program.

 

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 website www.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! 


FIRST CONNECTIONS – July 6, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. 

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you, I will give people in exchange for you, nations in exchange for your life. 

 Do not be afraid, for I am with you.

Isaiah 43:1-2, 4-5; NIV

 

  

Sermon, July 8, 2018:

 “The Dangers of Being Lukewarm”

Revelation 3:14-22

Dr. Charles Kimball

Traditional Service in Sanctuary

Contemporary Service in Fellowship Hall

 

Meetings this week:                 

Finance Committee Meeting      4:00 pm Sunday, July 8

Prayer Meeting                          6:00 pm Wednesday, July 11

 

Special Prayer Requests:

Please pray for the children that will be going to Cross Timbers the 9th through the 12th and that they will have a good trip.

 

Casual Summer at FBC - July Theme Days:

For the month of July, FBC will be having themed Sundays! Each Sunday there will be a new theme that you can choose to dress up for during the services. Be creative, and most importantly, have fun!                  

            July 1st, Celebrate your Country Day: Dress up to show your love for your country! America, France, Mexico, where ever you are from, celebrate it! Let’s bring out all the countries and cultures that make this church so special!

            July 8th, Hawaiian Shirt Day: Dust off your favorite visor and an old pair of khakis for this day! Dress for the summer with your best Hawaiian shirt!

            July 15th, Western Day: Bring out your country boots and cowgirl hats for Western day!

            July 22nd, Favorite Team Day: OU, OSU, the Thunder, whatever your favorite team is, come and represent! All fans are welcome!

 

FBC Legacy Ministry

The FBC Legacy Ministry provides opportunity to invest in the future ministry of FBC through gifts that become a part of our Legacy Ministry Fund.  The Fund provides a cash distribution each year which is used to fund needs that are outside the annual budget.  The Legacy Ministry Committee is currently seeking input on how best to invest the current year distribution of $3200.00 in FBC ministries.  In past years we have funded needs in the nursery, children’s areas, and fellowship hall, provided scholarships for youth activities, and funded ministry interns.   

If you have a request, please submit it to the church office in writing by Sunday, July 29, 2018.  The Legacy Committee will review the requests and bring a recommendation to the church.  If you would like more information about the FBC Legacy Ministry and how you can impact the ministry of FBC beyond your lifetime, please contact the church office.

 

Celebrate Recovery    

Our step-study groups have now closed to work on the inventory process.  Please keep watching for more information in the future months about CR here at FBC – it is looking promising!  We appreciate everyone’s prayers!  For more information, contact Ray/Audrey Rose or Mark/Mary Lively; we are committed to confidentiality in this program.

 

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 website www.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! 


FIRST CONNECTIONS – June 29, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

“In Christ’s family there can be no division into Jew and Gentile, slave and free, male and female. Among us you are all equal. We are all in a common relationship with God.”

Galatians 3:26-28; From The Message

 

Sermon, July 1, 2018:

 “Open the Door of Opportunity”

Revelation 3:7-13

Dr. Charles Kimball

Traditional Service in Sanctuary

Contemporary Service in Fellowship Hall

 

Meetings this week:                  No meetings this week

Special Prayer Requests:

Please pray for the FBC Youth Mission Trip to Spain and that they will have a safe flight as they fly back to the US on July 2nd.

Please pray for the children that will be going to Cross Timbers the 9th through the 12th and that they will have a good trip.

 

Dale and Cindy Hanchey will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 7!

 

Casual Summer at FBC - July Theme Days:

For the month of July, FBC will be having themed Sundays! Each Sunday there will be a new theme that you can choose to dress up for the services. Be creative, and most importantly, have fun!               

July 1st, Celebrate your Country Day: Dress up to show your love for your country! America, France, Mexico, where ever you are from, celebrate it! Let’s bring out all the countries and cultures that make this church so special!

            July 8th, Hawaiian Shirt Day: Dust off your favorite visor and an old pair of khakis for this day! Dress for the summer with your best Hawaiian shirt!

            July 15th, Western Day: Bring out your country boots and cowgirl hats for Western day!

            July 22nd, Favorite Team Day: OU, OSU, the Thunder, whatever your favorite team is, come and represent! All fans are welcome!

 

Pool Party with a Purpose

There will be no pool party this coming Wednesday in observance of the 4th of July. The next pool party will be on July 18th at the Cragin’s house. More information will be available in next week’s Connections.

 

Celebrate Recovery    

Our step-study groups have now closed to work on the inventory process.  Please keep watching for more information in the future months about CR here at FBC – it is looking promising!  We appreciate everyone’s prayers!  For more information, contact Ray/Audrey Rose or Mark/Mary Lively; we are committed to confidentiality in this program.

 

 

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 website www.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! 

 

First Connections June 22 2018

FIRST CONNECTIONS – June 22, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

Then the King will say “My Father has blessed you, for when I was hungry, you gave me something to eat and when I was thirsty you gave me something to drink. When I was a stranger you welcomed me, and when I was naked you gave me clothes to wear. When I was sick, you took care of me, and when I was in jail you visited me… For whenever you did it for any of my people, no matter how unimportant they seemed, you did it to me.”

Matthew 25:34-36, 40; CEV

 

Sermon, June 24, 2018:

 “Wake Up!”

Revelation 3:1-6

Dr. Charles Kimball

Traditional Service in Sanctuary

Contemporary Service in Fellowship Hall

 

Meetings this week:

Prayer Meeting                6:00 pm Wednesday, June 27

 

Special Prayer Requests:

Please pray for the FBC Youth Mission Trip to Spain and that they will have a safe flight and trip. They will be departing Friday, June 22nd and will be in Spain until July 2nd.

 

Retirement Reception for Mary Lively

This Sunday you will have an opportunity to express your thanks and best wishes to Mary Lively on her retirement.

The reception will take place in the Welcome Center this Sunday, the 24th, immediately after the morning service.

Please stop by to wish Mary well in her retirement!

 

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Church Cook-Out!

This Sunday, June 24th, at 6pm you are invited to come to FBC's church cook out! We will be serving hot dogs and hamburgers, made in part by our celebrity chef Pastor Charles Kimball!

People whose last names begin with A-L are asked to bring a salad or a side dish, and people whose last name starts with M-Z are asked to bring a dessert.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

 

Casual Summer at FBC - July Theme Days

For the month of July, FBC will be having themed Sundays! Each Sunday there will be a new theme that you can choose to dress up for during the services. Be creative, and most importantly, have fun!

                  July 1st, Celebrate your Country Day: Dress up to show your love for your country! America, France, Mexico, where ever you are from, celebrate it! Let’s bring out all the countries and cultures that make this church so special!

            July 8th, Hawaiian Shirt Day: Dust off your favorite visor and an old pair of khakis for this day! Dress for the summer with your best Hawaiian shirt!

            July 15th, Western Day: Bring out your country boots and cowgirl hats for Western day!

            July 22nd, Favorite Team Day: OU, OSU, the Thunder, whatever your favorite team is, come and represent! All fans are welcome!

 

Pool Party with a Purpose

Join us Wednesday night, June 27, from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at the McMurry’s, 1310 Nottingham Circle Shawnee, Ok. There will be swimming, pizza, and we will continue our devotions on the Armor of God! Contact Elaine Hawkins for more info.

 

 Counters Needed

It is best to have a minimum of three persons to count the tithes and offerings every Monday morning and one or two others as back-ups in case someone is sick, traveling, etc. With Mary leaving, we are in need of at least one other person to step up and help.  If interested, please call the church office, 275-6111. Thank you! 

 

Celebrate Recovery    

Our step-study groups have now closed to work on the inventory process.  Please keep watching for more information in the future months about CR here at FBC – it is looking promising!  We appreciate everyone’s prayers!  For more information, contact Ray/Audrey Rose or Mark/Mary Lively; we are committed to confidentiality in this program.

 

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 website www.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! 

 


First Connections June 14, 2018

FIRST CONNECTIONS – June 15, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

  

Arise, shine. Put your face in the sunlight.

God’s bright glory has risen for you.

The whole earth is wrapped in darkness,

All people sunk in deep darkness,

But God rises on you,

His sunrise glory breaks over you.

From Isaiah 60:1-2, The Message

 

  

Sermon, June 17, 2018:

 “Who Influences You?”

Revelation 2:18-29

Dr. Charles Kimball

Traditional Service in Sanctuary

Contemporary Service in Fellowship Hall

 

No activities or Worship service this coming Sunday evening – enjoy your Father’s Day!

 

 

Meetings this week:

Deacons Mtg.                          8:30 am Sunday, June 17

Prayer Meeting                       6:00 pm Wednesday, June 20

 

Special Prayer Requests:

Please pray for the FBC Youth Mission Trip to Spain and that they will have a safe flight and trip. They will be departing Friday, June 22nd and will be in Spain until July 2nd.

  

Casual Summer at FBC - July Theme Days:

For the month of July, FBC will be having themed Sundays! Each Sunday there will be a new theme that you can choose to dress up for during the services. Be creative, and most importantly, have fun!

                   July 1st, Celebrate your Country Day: Dress up to show your love for your country! America, France, Mexico, where ever you are from, celebrate it! Let’s bring out all the countries and cultures that make this church so special!

                        July 8th, Hawaiian Shirt Day: Dust off your favorite visor and an old pair of khakis for this day! Dress for the summer with your best Hawaiian shirt!

                        July 15th, Western Day: Bring out your country boots and cowgirl hats for Western day!

                        July 22nd, Favorite Team Day: OU, OSU, the Thunder, whatever your favorite team is, come and represent! All fans are welcome!

 

 

Welcome Shelby Jones and Becky Formby!

Please make the new secretarial staff at First Baptist feel welcome; they both will start officially next Monday, June 18. They are top notch and we are very lucky to have them here!  Shelby will be Church Secretary and Becky will be Financial Secretary. Training went well this week – thank you for your prayers. Mary

 

Pool Party with a Purpose

This coming Wednesday night; 6:00 – 7:30 pm at the Mullin’s, 23630 Skagg City Road, Tecumseh, Ok. Swimming, pizza, we will continue our devotions on the Armor of God! Contact Elaine Hawkins for more info.

 

Counters Needed

It is best to have a minimum of three persons to count the tithes and offerings every Monday morning and one or two others as back-ups in case someone is sick, traveling, etc. With Mary leaving, we are in need of at least one other person to step up and help.  If interested, please call the church office, 275-6111. Thank you!

  

Celebrate Recovery    

Our step-study groups have now closed to work on the inventory process.  Please keep watching for more information in the future months about CR here at FBC – it is looking promising!  We appreciate everyone’s prayers!  For more information, contact Ray/Audrey Rose or Mark/Mary Lively; we are committed to confidentiality in this program.

 

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 website www.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! 

 

 


 

 

First Connections June 8, 2018

FIRST CONNECTIONS – June 8, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

 

I look up to the mountains;

does my strength come from mountains?

No, my strength comes from God,

who made heaven, and earth, and mountains.

God guards you from every evil,

he guards your very life.

He guards you when you leave and when you return,

he guards you now, he guards you always.

From Psalm 121, The Message

 

  

Sermon, June 10, 2018:

 “Turn Back to God”

Revelation 2:12-17

Dr. Charles Kimball

Traditional Service in Sanctuary

Contemporary Service in Fellowship Hall

 

 

Meetings this week:

Finance Committee Mtg.     4 pm Sunday, June 10

Personnel Com. Mtg.           4 pm Sunday, June 10

 

 

Special Prayer Requests:

Please pray for the OBU youth event “Super Summer” and for Brandon McClure as he helps out over there, this Saturday through next Friday.

God is good! The positions for Financial Secretary and Church Secretary here at the church have been filled and we will start training next week. Please pray for all of us as we train and as we get trained!

 

 

Casual Summer at FBC

June, July and August

(Look for upcoming info on theme days in July)

 

Pool Party with a Purpose

Starts this coming Wednesday night; 6:00 – 7:30 pm at the Schroyer’s, 1509 Hunter’s Ridge Drive. Swimming, pizza, we begin our devotions on the Armor of God! Contact Elaine Hawkins for more info.

 

 

Services for Marjorie Henson will be held here at FBC

this coming Friday, June 15 at 10:00 am.

 

 

Counters Needed

It is best to have a minimum of three persons to count the tithes and offerings every Monday morning and one or two others as back-ups in case someone is sick, traveling, etc. With Mary leaving, we are in need of at least one other person to step up and help.  If interested, please call the church office, 275-6111. Thank you!

 

 

Do You Love Babies? We Have a Place for You!

We need people to be substitute teachers in the Baby Room during the Sunday School hour (9:15-10:35). When our regular teachers are out, could you help rock babies? Please contact Elaine Hawkins by phone, text, email or in person: 613-1937 & elainemarie72@gmail.com

 

 

Celebrate Recovery    

Our step-study groups have now closed to work on the inventory process.  Please keep watching for more information in the future months about CR here at FBC – it is looking promising!  We appreciate everyone’s prayers!  For more information, contact Ray/Audrey Rose or Mark/Mary Lively; we are committed to confidentiality in this program.

 

 

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 website www.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! 

 

 

First Connections June 1, 2018

FIRST CONNECTIONS – June 1, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

 

Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” And God granted his request.  I Chronicles 4:10, NIV

 

  

Sermon, June 3, 2018:

 “Stay Close to Jesus When Life Gets Tough”

Revelation 2:8-11

Dr. Charles Kimball

Traditional Service in Sanctuary

Contemporary Service in Fellowship Hall

 

 

Vacation Bible School is Monday!

June 4-7, (9:00 am-noon)

Sign up on the church website: www.firstshawnee.com

VBS Family Night is Wednesday –

We will have food to feed all church members and guests; all are invited.

 

 

* * * * *

Administrative Assistant Needed: First Baptist Church of Shawnee is seeking an Administrative Assistant. 40 hours a week. Salary based on experience and qualifications. MS Office suite, social media proficiency and ability to update church website necessary.  Hope for graphic design abilities using Publisher.  Ability to learn church database software.  Greet people in person and on the phone. Work with church staff, members and guests.  Limit resume to 2 pages.  Apply by emailing resume in Word or PDF format to fbcshawnee.charles@gmail.com.

Financial Secretary Needed: First Baptist Church of Shawnee is seeking a Financial Secretary. 20 hours a week. Salary based on experience and qualifications. Bookkeeping/accounting background necessary. Ability to learn church specific accounting software. Recording contributions, bill paying, payroll, etc.  Limit resume to 2 pages.  Apply by emailing resume in Word or PDF format to fbcshawnee.charles@gmail.com

* * * * *

  

Service Opportunity

The Worship Committee needs volunteers willing to be trained on and to run the sound system on a rotating basis. If you are interested or know of someone who might be, please contact Paul Hammond at 405.323.9254 or phammondok@gmail.com

 

Counters Needed

It is best to have a minimum of three persons to count the tithes and offerings every Monday morning and one or two others as back-ups in case someone is sick, traveling, etc. With Mary leaving, we are in need of at least one other person to step up and help.  If interested, please call Mary at the church office, 275-6111. Thank you!

  

Casual Summer at FBC

June, July and August

(Look for upcoming info on theme days in July)

  

POOLS NEEDED THIS SUMMER!

I am looking forward to our Pool Parties with a Purpose for the kids through 6th grade on Wednesday nights again 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. We are in search of only 1 more pool! 

June 13 - Home of DeeAnn and Richard Schroyer

June 20 - Home of Gary and Robbie Mullins

June 27 – Home of Tony McMurray

July 18 - Home of John and Becky Cragin

July 25th - Home of Jesse and Susan Field

August 1 - OPEN

The church will provide all food and drinks and also a lifeguard for the event. Please let me know if you are interested in hosting our kids!  Elaine Hawkins

 

Do You Love Babies? We Have a Place for You!

We need people to be substitute teachers in the Baby Room during the Sunday School hour (9:15-10:35). When our regular teachers are out, could you help rock babies? Please contact Elaine Hawkins by phone, text, email or in person: 613-1937 & elainemarie72@gmail.com

  

Celebrate Recovery    

Our step-study groups have now closed to begin the inventory process.  Please keep watching for more information in the future months about CR here at FBC – it is looking promising!  We appreciate everyone’s prayers!  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 website www.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 25, 2018

FIRST CONNECTIONS – May 25, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

So be content with who you are, and don’t put on airs. God’s strong hand is on you; he’ll promote you at the right time. Live carefree before God; he is most careful with you.

I Peter 5:7 from The Message

  

Sermon, May 27, 2018:

 “Return to Your First Love”

May 27, 2018

Dr. Charles Kimball

Traditional Service in Sanctuary

Contemporary Service in Fellowship Hall

  

No Evening Worship or pm activities Sunday, May 27 at the church. Also, the church office will be closed on Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. Enjoy your holiday!

 

Youth Mission Trip to Texas

Please keep our youth and Brandon in your prayers this next Tuesday and Wednesday as they travel to Texas for a mission opportunity.

 

 

* * * * *

After eleven years of service Teresa Jett has decided to resign her position as Financial Secretary. We greatly appreciate her years of service and wish her the very best.

Personnel and Finance Committees will be considering candidates for the position. If you are interested or know of a qualified candidate please contact Rocky Wade, Roger Henson, or Pastor Charles Kimball with a resume. Qualified candidates should have accounting or bookkeeping experience.  Candidates may or may not be church members.

* * * * *

 

 

Service Opportunity

The Worship Committee needs volunteers willing to be trained on and to run the sound system on a rotating basis. If you are interested or know of someone who might be, please contact Paul Hammond at 405.323.9254 or phammondok@gmail.com

  

Vacation Bible School is coming!

June 4-7, (9:00 am-noon)

Sign up on the church website: www.firstshawnee.com

If you can help, please contact Elaine Hawkins as soon as possible.

 We need to borrow a few things for VBS! Call or Text Elaine Hawkins at 613-1937 if you can lend us: Life Vests or Rings, Oars, Old Footlockers, Hammocks, Old thick rope.

  

 

POOLS NEEDED THIS SUMMER!

I am looking forward to our Pool Parties with a Purpose for the kids through 6th grade on Wednesday nights again 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. We are in search of only 1 more pool! 

June 13 - Home of DeeAnn and Richard Schroyer

June 20 - Home of Gary and Robbie Mullins

June 27 – Home of Tony McMurray

July 18 - Home of John and Becky Cragin

July 25th - Home of Jesse and Susan Field

August 1 - OPEN

The church will provide all food and drinks and also a lifeguard for the event. Please let me know if you are interested in hosting our kids!  Elaine Hawkins

 

Do You Love Babies? We Have a Place for You!

We need people to be substitute teachers in the Baby Room during the Sunday School hour (9:15-10:35). When our regular teachers are out, could you help rock babies? Please contact Elaine Hawkins by phone, text, email or in person: 613-1937 & elainemarie72@gmail.com

  

Celebrate Recovery    

Our step-study groups have now closed to begin the inventory process.  Please keep watching for more information in the future months about CR here at FBC – it is looking promising!  We appreciate everyone’s prayers!  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 website www.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 18, 2018

FIRST CONNECTIONS – May 18, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

Investigate my life, O God,

Find out everything about me;

Cross-examine and test me,

Get a clear picture of what I’m about;

See for yourself whether I’ve done anything wrong-

Then guide me on the road to eternal life.

Psalm 139: 23-24 from The Message

  

Sermon, May 20, 2018:

 “The Carnal Christian”

I Corinthians 3:1-9

Aaron Hembree

Traditional Service in Sanctuary

Contemporary Service in Fellowship Hall

 

 

Sunday, May 20 is Graduate Recognition Day at FBC

 

 

Meetings:

Deacons’ Meeting                Sunday, May 20, 8:30 am

Church Business Mtg.          Sunday, May 20, after am worship – This is in Fellowship Hall; lunch is provided.

  

* * * * *

After eleven years of service Teresa Jett has decided to resign her position as Financial Secretary. We greatly appreciate her years of service and wish her the very best.

Personnel and Finance Committees will be considering candidates for the position. If you are interested or know of a qualified candidate please contact Rocky Wade, Roger Henson, or Pastor Charles Kimball with a resume. Qualified candidates should have accounting or bookkeeping experience.  Candidates may or may not be church members.

* * * * *

  

Service Opportunity

The Worship Committee needs volunteers willing to be trained on and to run the sound system on a rotating basis. If you are interested or know of someone who might be, please contact Paul Hammond at 405.323.9254 or phammondok@gmail.com

 

 

Vacation Bible School is coming!

June 4-7, (9:00 am-noon)

Sign up on the church website: www.firstshawnee.com

If you can help, please contact Elaine Hawkins as soon as possible.

 We need to borrow a few things for VBS! Call or Text Elaine Hawkins at 613-1937 if you can lend us: Life Vests or Rings, Oars, Old Footlockers, Hammocks, Old thick rope.

  

POOLS NEEDED THIS SUMMER!

I am looking forward to our Pool Parties with a Purpose for the kids through 6th grade on Wednesday nights again 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. We are in search of only 1 more pool! 

June 13 - Home of DeeAnn and Richard Schroyer

June 20 - Home of Gary and Robbie Mullins

June 27 – Home of Tony McMurray

July 18 - Home of John and Becky Cragin

July 25th - Home of Jesse and Susan Field

August 1 - OPEN

The church will provide all food and drinks and also a lifeguard for the event. Please let me know if you are interested in hosting our kids!  Elaine Hawkins

 

 

Do You Love Babies? We Have a Place for You!

We need people to be substitute teachers in the Baby Room during the Sunday School hour (9:15-10:35). When our regular teachers are out, could you help rock babies? Please contact Elaine Hawkins by phone, text, email or in person: 613-1937 & elainemarie72@gmail.com

  

Wednesday Night Dinner is Finished for the Spring Semester; Look for information starting soon after school starts in August.

 

 

    Elaine Hawkins has invited you to join the Meal Train for Braden, Caitlyn, and Baby Ben Norwood. On April 26th, 2018, the Norwoods welcomed their first baby, Benjamin Norwood, into the world! They had family with them the first week, but now our church has an opportunity to minister to them by offering meals every other day; so we've started this meal train for them :-) 
    Please sign up to take food or restaurant gift cards if you can, and pray for them as they begin this beautiful new life with Baby Benjamin!
    What is a meal train?  There are times in our lives when friends and family ask, "What can I do to help out?" The answer is usually to help them with a meal. When many friends give a meal, this is a Meal Train. Please share this email with others. You can view the Meal Train by clicking the following button.

Open the Meal Train

 

Celebrate Recovery    

Our step-study groups have now closed to begin the inventory process.  Please keep watching for more information in the future months about CR here at FBC – it is looking promising!  We appreciate everyone’s prayers!  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 website www.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 11, 2018

FIRST CONNECTIONS – May 11, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

God’s Spirit makes us:

loving,

happy,

peaceful,

patient,

kind,

good,

faithful,

gentle,

self-controlled . . .

God’s Spirit has given us life

and so we should follow the Spirit.

(Galatians 5:22-23,25)

   

 

Sermon, May 13, 2018:

 “Signs of a Healthy Church”

Selected Scriptures

Dr. Charles Kimball

Traditional Service in Sanctuary

Contemporary Service in Fellowship Hall

 

 

This Sunday, May 13 is Mother’s Day.  Since there will be no evening

service or activities, plan to share quality family time together.

 

 * * * * *

After eleven years of service Teresa Jett has decided to resign her position as Financial Secretary. We greatly appreciate her years of service and wish her the very best.

Personnel and Finance Committees will be considering candidates for the position. If you are interested or know of a qualified candidate please contact Rocky Wade, Roger Henson, or Pastor Charles Kimball with a resume. Qualified candidates should have accounting or bookkeeping experience.  Candidates may or may not be church members.

* * * * *

 

NOTICE:  The elevator on the west end of the sanctuary (the one that goes to the balcony) is out of service until further notice.  We are working to resolve the problem and regret any inconvenience.

 

Service Opportunity

The Worship Committee needs volunteers willing to be trained on and to run the sound system on a rotating basis. If you are interested or know of someone who might be, please contact Paul Hammond at 405.323.9254 or phammondok@gmail.com

 

Family Promise

First Baptist's participation in Family Promise starts May 13th.  We need cooks to supply food, and volunteers to chat with our guests at different times.  We also need someone to buy snacks (fruit, bread, peanut butter, etc.) for the families to eat while at the church in the evenings. Questions?  Call Jan Tipton 613-9925 or talk to Mary.

 

Vacation Bible School is coming!

June 4-7, (9:00 am-noon)

Sign up on the church website: www.firstshawnee.com

If you can help, please contact Elaine Hawkins as soon as possible.

We need to borrow a few things for VBS! Call or Text Elaine Hawkins at 613-1937 if you can lend us: Life Vests or Rings, Oars, Old Footlockers, Hammocks, Old thick rope.

  

 

POOLS NEEDED THIS SUMMER!

I am looking forward to our Pool Parties with a Purpose for the kids through 6th grade on Wednesday nights again 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. We are in search of only 1 more pool!

June 13 - Home of DeeAnn and Richard Schroyer

June 20 - Home of Gary and Robbie Mullins

June 27 – Home of Tony McMurray

July 18 - Home of John and Becky Cragin

July 25th - Home of Jesse and Susan Field

August 1 - OPEN

The church will provide all food and drinks and also a lifeguard for the event. Please let me know if you are interested in hosting our kids!  Elaine Hawkins

 

Do You Love Babies? We Have a Place for You!

We need people to be substitute teachers in the Baby Room during the Sunday School hour (9:15-10:35). When our regular teachers are out, could you help rock babies? Please contact Elaine Hawkins by phone, text, email or in person: 613-1937 & elainemarie72@gmail.com

 

Wednesday Night Dinner is Finished for the Spring Semester.

Look for information starting soon after school starts in August.

 

    Elaine Hawkins has invited you to join the Meal Train for Braden, Caitlyn, and Baby Ben Norwood. On April 26th, 2018, the Norwoods welcomed their first baby, Benjamin Norwood, into the world! They had family with them the first week, but now our church has an opportunity to minister to them by offering meals every other day; so we've started this meal train for them :-) 
    Please sign up to take food or restaurant gift cards if you can, and pray for them as they begin this beautiful new life with Baby Benjamin!
    What is a meal train?  There are times in our lives when friends and family ask, "What can I do to help out?" The answer is usually to help them with a meal. When many friends give a meal, this is a Meal Train. Please share this email with others. You can view the Meal Train by clicking the following button.

Open the Meal Train

 

Celebrate Recovery    

Our step-study groups have now closed to begin the inventory process.  Please keep watching for more information in the future months about CR here at FBC – it is looking promising!  We appreciate everyone’s prayers!  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 website www.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