First Connections May 17, 2019

FIRST CONNECTIONS – May 17, 2019

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Love God, Love People, Love Shawnee

 

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

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

Psalm 139:23-24

 

Sermon, May 19, 2019

Jesus on Influence

Matthew 5:13-16

Dr. Charles Kimball, Senior Pastor

 

Meetings this week:

 

Sunday, May 19th                        8:30 am                 Deacon’s Meeting

                                                      9:30 am                 Bible Study

                                                    10:45 am                Morning Worship

                                                                                    Baptisms

                                                                                    Lord’s Supper

                                                      6:00 pm                 FBC Cook-Out!

 

Monday, May 20th                     11:30 am                 Church Council meeting

 

Tuesday, May 21st                      4:30 pm                 Personnel Committee meeting

 

Wednesday, May 22nd            6:00 pm                 Prayer Meeting

                                                                                    Youth Group

                                                      6:30 pm                 Sanctuary Choir

 

Thursday, May 23rd                  5:30 pm                 Celebrate Recovery Meal

                                                      6:15 pm                 Celebrate Recovery Meeting

 

Sunday, May 26th                       9:30 am                 Bible Study

                                                    10:45 am                 Morning Worship

                                                                                   No Evening Worship

 

Baptisms, May 19th

Shaun and Hope Birdwell have accepted Christ and will be baptized this Sunday during worship service.

 

FBC Cook-Out, May 19th

FBC will be hosting a burger cook out this Sunday at 6:00 pm and ask that you bring your favorite side dish or dessert to share as we enjoy fun and fellowship together!

 

 VBS Announcements, June 3-6th

VBS is for all children entering kindergarten through entering 6th grade. VBS starts June 3-6 from 9 am to noon, Monday through Thursday. Family Night will be Wednesday, June 5th at 6:00 pm. All members, friends and neighbors are invited to attend this great meal and fellowship. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Elaine Hawkins.

 

SMAK, June 24-28th

SMAK (Summer Music Activity for Kids) is June 24-28th  from 10 am to 3:00 pm. Music rehearsal will be in the mornings. Kids bring their own lunch. There will be fun field trips in the afternoons with a snack! Cost for this event is $25 (T-shirt included). For more information please contact Michael Ware.

 

FBC Supper Club

Want to get to know your fellow church members better? Looking for a great evening of food and conversation? Supper Club is a time of fun, food and fellowship for groups of singles, couples and families to get to know each other better. Groups will meet once a month. How do you get involved?  Sign up in your Sunday School class or email Audrey Rose at arose4100@gmail.com or text to 918-557-7862.

Facility Reminder

There is a family/handicap accessible restroom behind A100 near the sanctuary elevator. This is a great space for family’s or those with special needs. It also has a changing table and safety rails.

 

Church Pews

We have six pews available to anyone who can transport them. For more information please contact the office.

 

Volunteer T-Shirts

The 2019 volunteer shirts are ready and available for pick-up at the office. Prices for shirts are $10 for small to extra-large and $12 for 2XL and larger.

 

Baptist Messenger

Members can now sign up to receive the Baptist Messenger by mail or have a digital copy sent to their home free of cost. If you would like to sign up or would like more information,

please visit www.baptistmessenger.com or call (405)942-3800.

 

CHANGES?

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

First Connections May 10, 2019

FIRST CONNECTIONS – May 10, 2019

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Love God, Love People, Love Shawnee

 

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

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

Psalm 139:23-24

 

Sermon, May 12, 2019

Jesus on Happiness

Matthew 5:3-12

Dr. Charles Kimball, Senior Pastor

 

Meetings this week:

 

Sunday, May 12th                        9:30 am                 Bible Study

                                                    10:45 am                 Morning Worship

                                                                                    No Evening Worship

                                                                                    Happy Mother’s Day!

                                                                                    Family Promise 5/12 – 5/19/2019

 

Tuesday, May 14th                       4:30 pm                Finance Committee Meeting

 

Wednesday, May 15th                 6:00 pm                 Prayer Meeting

                                                                                    Youth Group

                                                      6:30 pm                 Sanctuary Choir

 

Thursday, May 16th                      5:30 pm                 Celebrate Recovery Meal

                                                      6:15 pm                 Celebrate Recovery Meeting

 

Sunday, May 19th                         8:30 am                 Deacon’s Meeting

                                                      9:30 am                 Bible Study

                                                    10:45 am                 Morning Worship

                                                                                    Baptisms

                                                                                    Lord’s Supper

                                                      6:00 pm                 FBC Cook-Out!

 

 

Baptisms, May 19th

Shaun and Hope Birdwell have accepted Christ and will be baptized next Sunday during worship service.

 

FBC Supper Club

Want to get to know your fellow church members better? Looking for a great evening of food and conversation? Supper Club is a time of fun, food and fellowship for groups of singles, couples and families to get to know each other better. Groups will meet once a month. How do you get involved?  Sign up in your Sunday School class or email Audrey Rose at arose4100@gmail.com or text to 918-557-7862.

 

Kid’s Night Out, May 10th

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

 

Family Promise, May 12-19th

May 12th – 19th we are hosting Family Promise.  Please sign up on the office window to bring a meal or spend a night or evening. For more information please contact Jan Tipton.

 

FBC Cook-Out, May 19th

FBC will be hosting a burger cook out on May 19th at 6:00 pm and ask that you bring your favorite side dish or dessert to share as we enjoy fun and fellowship together!

 

VBS Announcements, June 3-6th

VBS is for all children entering kindergarten through entering 6th grade. VBS starts June 3-6 from 9 am to noon, Monday through Thursday. Family Night will be Wednesday, June 5th at 6:00 pm. All members, friends and neighbors are invited to attend this great meal and fellowship. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Elaine Hawkins.

 

SMAK, June 24-28th

SMAK (Summer Music Activity for Kids) is June 24-28th  from 10 am to 3:00 pm. Music rehearsal will be in the mornings. Kids bring their own lunch. There will be fun field trips in the afternoons with a snack! Cost for this event is $25 (T-shirt included). For more information please contact Michael Ware.

 

Facility Reminder

There is a family/handicap accessible restroom behind A100 near the sanctuary elevator. This is a great space for family’s or those with special needs. It also has a changing table and safety rails.

 

Church Pews

We have six pews available to anyone who can transport them. For more information please contact the office.

 

Volunteer T-Shirts

The 2019 volunteer shirts are ready and available for pick-up at the office. Prices for shirts are $10 for small to extra-large and $12 for 2XL and larger.

 

Baptist Messenger

Members can now sign up to receive the Baptist Messenger by mail or have a digital copy sent to their home free of cost. If you would like to sign up or would like more information,

please visit www.baptistmessenger.com or call (405)942-3800.

 

CHANGES?

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

First Connections May 3, 2019

FIRST CONNECTIONS – May 3, 2019

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Love God, Love People, Love Shawnee

 

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

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

Psalm 139:23-24

 

Sermon, May 5, 2019

Jesus’ Suffering Helps Us Understand Our Suffering

Selected Scriptures

Dr. Charles Kimball, Senior Pastor

 

Meetings this week:

 

Sunday, May 5th                          9:30 am                Bible Study

                                                    10:45 am                Morning Worship

                                                     6:00 pm                Fruit of the Spirit Children’s Choir Program

 

Monday, May 6th                        11:30 am                Church Council Meeting

 

Wednesday, May 8th                   5:30 pm                Children’s End of the Year Party!

                                                      6:00 pm                Prayer Meeting

                                                                                   Youth Group

                                                      6:30 pm                Sanctuary Choir

                                                      7:00 pm                SPARK in the Park!

                                                                                   Sanctuary Choir

 

Thursday, May 9th                        5:30 pm                Celebrate Recovery Meal

                                                      6:15 pm                Celebrate Recovery Meeting

 

Friday, May 10th                           6:00 pm                 Kid’s Night Out!

 

Sunday, May 12th                         9:30 am                 Bible Study

                                                    10:45 am                 Morning Worship

                                                                                    No Evening Worship - Happy Mother’s Day!

                                                                                   Family Promise 5/12 – 5/19/2019 

 

FBC Supper Club

Want to get to know your fellow church members better? Looking for a great evening of food and conversation? Supper Club is a time of fun, food and fellowship for groups of singles, couples and families to get to know each other better. Groups will meet once a month. How do you get involved?  Sign up in your Sunday School class or email Audrey Rose at arose4100@gmail.com or text to 918-557-7862.

  

Facility Reminder

There is a family/handicap accessible restroom behind A100 near the sanctuary elevator. This is a great space for family’s or those with special needs. It also has a changing table and safety rails.

 

Church Pews

We have six pews available to anyone who can transport them. For more information please contact the office.

 

Volunteer T-Shirts

The 2019 volunteer shirts are ready and available for pick-up at the office. Prices for shirts are $10 for small to extra-large and $12 for 2XL and larger.

 

Fruit of the Spirit Choir Event, May 5th

Come join us May 5, at 6:00 p.m. for an evening of music, with performances by

the Young Musicians, Music Makers and Young Ringers!

End of the Year Kid’s Party, May 8th

The children’s end of the year party will be May 8th at 5:30p.m. The party will be at the Kid’s Space Park here in Shawnee.

 

SPARK in the Park!

The SPARK class party will be from 7:00pm to 8:00pm at the Kid’s Space Park!

 

Kid’s Night Out, May 10th

On May 10th from 6 -10:00pm there will be a Kid’s Night out for children ages birth through 6th grade to have fun and fellowship with other children at church!! (Parents get a night out too!!) Please RSVP with Elaine Hawkins by May 9th at noon!

 

Family Promise, May 12-19th

May 12th – 19th we are hosting Family Promise.  Please sign up on the office window to bring a meal or spend a night or evening. For more information please contact Jan Tipton.

 

VBS Announcements, June 3-6th

VBS will be Monday through Thursday 9:00 am to noon. For Kid’s who are entering Kindergarten through entering 6th grade. We are also looking for volunteers to assist with VBS! If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Elaine Hawkins.

 

Baptist Messenger

Members can now sign up to receive the Baptist Messenger by mail or have a digital copy sent to their home free of cost. If you would like to sign up or would like more information,

please visit www.baptistmessenger.com or call (405)942-3800.

 

CHANGES?

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

First Connections April 26, 2019

FIRST CONNECTIONS – April 26, 2019

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Love God, Love People, Love Shawnee

 

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

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

Psalm 139:23-24

 

Sermon, April 28, 2019

Reflections on My Journey with Aging Parents

Ephesians 6:2/Exodus 20:12

Dr. Charles Kimball, Senior Pastor

 

Meetings this week:

 

Sunday, April 28                         9:30 am                Bible Study

                                                 10:45 am                Morning Worship

                                                                              CrossTimber’s Spaghetti Fundraiser

                                                                                Business Meeting

                                                                               No Evening Worship

 

Wednesday, May 1                      5:00 pm                Young Ringers Handbells

                                                    5:30 pm                Prayer Meeting

                                                                               Children’s Choir

                                                                               Youth and Adult Handbells

                                                      6:00 pm                Wednesday Night Dinner

                                                                                Youth Group

                                                      6:15 pm                Children’s Discipleship

                                                                                Mission Friends

                                                    7:00 pm                Sanctuary Choir

 

Thursday, May 2                           5:30 pm                Celebrate Recovery Meal

                                                     6:15 pm                Celebrate Recovery Meeting

 

Sunday, May 5                              9:30 am                 Bible Study

                                                    10:45 am                 Morning Worship

                                                      6:00 pm                 Fruit of the Spirit Children’s Choir Program

  

Church Pews

We have six pews available to anyone who can transport them. For more information please contact the office.

 

Volunteer T-Shirts

The 2019 volunteer shirts are ready and available for pick-up at the office. Prices for shirts are $10 for small to extra-large and $12 for 2XL and larger.

  

Sunday, April 28, CrossTimber’s Spaghetti Fundraiser, April 28th

On Sunday, April 28, after worship there will be a spaghetti luncheon and fundraiser for CrossTimber’s. Please join us for this wonderful event and fellowship!

 

Fruit of the Spirit Choir Event, May 5th

Come join us May 5, at 6:00 p.m. for an evening of music, with performances by

the Young Musicians, Music Makers and Young Ringers!

End of the Year Kid’s Party, May 8th

The children’s end of the year party will be May 8th at 5:30p.m. The party will be at the Kid’s Space Park here in Shawnee.

 

SPARK in the Park!

The SPARK class party will be from 7:00pm to 8:00pm at the Kid’s Space Park!

 

Kid’s Night Out, May 10th

On May 10th from 6 -10:00pm there will be a Kid’s Night out for children ages birth through 6th grade to have fun and fellowship with other children at church!! (Parents get a night out too!!) Please RSVP with Elaine Hawkins by May 9th at noon!

 

Family Promise, May 12-19th

May 12th – 19th we are hosting Family Promise.  Please sign up on the office window to bring a meal or spend a night or evening. For more information please contact Jan Tipton.

 

VBS Announcements

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

 

Baptist Messenger

Members can now sign up to receive the Baptist Messenger by mail or have a digital copy sent to their home free of cost. If you would like to sign up or would like more information,

please visit www.baptistmessenger.com or call (405)942-3800.

 

CHANGES?

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

First Connections April 19, 2019

FIRST CONNECTIONS – April 19, 2019

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Love God, Love People, Love Shawnee

 

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

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

Psalm 139:23-24

 

Sermon, April 21, 2019

Three Faces of Easter

John 20:1-18

Dr. Charles Kimball, Senior Pastor

 

Meetings this week:

 

Sunday, April 21                              9:30 am                 Bible Study

                                                        10:45 am                 Morning Worship

                                                                                        No Evening Worship

 

Tuesday, April 23                            3:00 pm                 Personnel Committee Meeting

 

Wednesday, April 24                       5:00 pm                Young Ringers Handbells

                                                           5:30 pm                Prayer Meeting

                                                                                       Children’s Choir

                                                                                     Youth and Adult Handbells

                                                           6:00 pm                Wednesday Night Dinner

                                                                                   Youth Group

                                                        6:15 pm                Children’s Discipleship

                                                                                  Mission Friends

                                                         7:00 pm                Sanctuary Choir

 

Thursday, April 25                           5:30 pm                Celebrate Recovery Meal

                                                           6:15 pm                Celebrate Recovery Meeting

 

Sunday, April 28                               9:30 am                 Bible Study

                                                         10:45 am                 Morning Worship

                                                                                        CrossTimbers Spaghetti Fundraiser

                                                                                         Business Meeting

                                                                                         No Evening Worship

  

Church Pews

We have six pews available to anyone who can transport them. For more information please contact the office.

 

Budget Kick-Off Month

We are inviting everyone to give an over and above offering as God leads you to kick off our new budget year to support our church ministry and missions.

 

Good Friday, April 19th

Come join us tonight at 6:30pm as we celebrate Good Friday and communion!

 

Sunday, April 28, CrossTimber’s Spaghetti Fundraiser, April 28th

On Sunday, April 28, after worship there will be a spaghetti luncheon and fundraiser for CrossTimber’s. Please join us for this wonderful event and fellowship!

 

Fruit of the Spirit Choir Event, May 5th

Come join us May 5, at 6:00 p.m. for an evening of music, with performances by

the Young Musicians, Music Makers and Young Ringers!

End of the Year Kid’s Party, May 8th

The children’s end of the year party will be May 8th at 5:30p.m. The party will be at the Kid’s Space Park here in Shawnee.

 

SPARK in the Park!

The SPARK class party will be from 7:00pm to 8:00pm at the Kid’s Space Park!

 

Annie Armstrong Easter Offering

The Annie Armstrong Easter Offering (AAEO) is the primary way we support mission efforts in North America. Every gift to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering goes to train, resource and send more than 5,000 missionaries involved in church planting and compassion ministries across the United States, Canada and their territories. Our partnership with Southern Baptist Convention churches and individuals makes this work possible. You can give through our church or online by credit card at https://www.anniearmstrong.com. Checks can also be mailed to North American Mission Board, P.O. Box 116543, Atlanta, GA 30368 (note in the memo line: Annie Armstrong Easter Offering). Gifts are accepted all year.

 

VBS Announcements

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

 

Baptist Messenger

Members can now sign up to receive the Baptist Messenger by mail or have a digital copy sent to their home free of cost. If you would like to sign up or would like more information,

please visit www.baptistmessenger.com or call (405)942-3800.

 

CHANGES?

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

First Connections April 12, 2019

FIRST CONNECTIONS – April 12, 2019

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Love God, Love People, Love Shawnee

 

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

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

Psalm 139:23-24

 

Sermon, April 14, 2019

Seven Last Words of Jesus

Selected Scriptures

Dr. Charles Kimball, Senior Pastor

 

Meetings this week:

 

Sunday, April 14                              9:30 am                Bible Study

                                                        10:45 am                Morning Worship

                                                       12:00 pm                Palm Sunday Luncheon and Egg Hunt!

                                                                                  No Evening Worship

 

Tuesday, April 16                            4:30 pm                 Finance Committee Meeting

 

Wednesday, April 17                       5:00 pm                Young Ringers Handbells

                                                           5:30 pm                Prayer Meeting

                                                                                   Children’s Choir

                                                         6:00 pm                Wednesday Night Dinner

                                                                                    Youth Group

                                                          6:15 pm                Children’s Discipleship

                                                                                   Mission Friends

                                                           7:00 pm                Sanctuary Choir

 

Thursday, April 18                           5:30 pm                Celebrate Recovery Meal

                                                          6:15 pm                Celebrate Recovery Meeting

 

Friday, April 19                                6:30 pm                 Good Friday Service

 

Palm Sunday, April 21                    8:30 am                 Deacon’s Meeting

                                                         9:30 am                 Bible Study

                                                       10:45 am                 Morning Worship

                                                                                        No Evening Worship

 

Baptism

Maleek Lavergne has accepted Christ and will be baptized this Sunday at the beginning of worship service.

 

Church Pews

We have six pews available to anyone who can transport them. For more information please contact the office.

  

Budget Kick-Off Month

Tomorrow, April 7, is the first Sunday of the new budget year. We are inviting everyone

to give an over and above offering as God leads you to kick off our new budget

year to support our church ministry and missions.

 

Palm Sunday, April 14

Hop on over for an afternoon of fun and fellowship! There will be an Easter egg hunt along with a luncheon! We are so egg-cited and hope to see you all there!

 

Music Makers and Young Musicians will sing in the morning worship service.  Please have your child come to the Sanctuary at 10:30 a.m. to make final preparations.

 

Good Friday, April 19

Come join us on Friday, April 19, at 6:30pm as we celebrate Good Friday and communion!

 

Sunday, April 28, CrossTimber’s Spaghetti Fundraiser

On Sunday, April 28, after worship there will be a spaghetti luncheon and fundraiser for CrossTimber’s. Please join us for this wonderful event and fellowship!

 

Fruit of the Spirit Choir Event, May 5

Come join us May 5, at 6:00 p.m. for an evening of music, with performances by

the Young Musicians, Music Makers and Young Ringers!

Prayer Calendar

In your private, individual prayer time, in your small Bible Study groups, in worship --please pray intentionally that we will find God’s will in the collective life of First Baptist Church.

For your personal daily prayer time, the weekly emphasis has been broken down to concentrate on the specific elements in the weekly emphasis. For your small groups and

in worship, you may want to use the weekly emphasis or have individuals pray

specifically for each element in your weekly gathering.

 

Annie Armstrong Easter Offering

The Annie Armstrong Easter Offering (AAEO) is the primary way we support mission efforts in North America. Every gift to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering goes to train, resource and send more than 5,000 missionaries involved in church planting and compassion ministries across the United States, Canada and their territories. Our partnership with Southern Baptist Convention churches and individuals makes this work possible. You can give through our church or online by credit card at https://www.anniearmstrong.com. Checks can also be mailed to North American Mission Board, P.O. Box 116543, Atlanta, GA 30368 (note in the memo line: Annie Armstrong Easter Offering). Gifts are accepted all year.

 

VBS Announcements

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

 

Baptist Messenger

Members can now sign up to receive the Baptist Messenger by mail or have a digital copy sent to their home free of cost. If you would like to sign up or would like more information,

please visit www.baptistmessenger.com or call (405)942-3800.

 

CHANGES?

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