First Connections

FIRST CONNECTIONS – December 7, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples. 

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

John 1:14

Sermon, December 9, 2018

The Three Wise Women

Luke 1-2

Dr. Charles Kimball

 

Meetings this week:  

Sunday, December 9                         9:30 am                 Bible Study

                                                          10:45 am                Morning Worship

                                                           6:00 pm                Gloria! Christmas Program and

                                                                                         Fellowship

 

Wednesday, December 12                  5:30 pm                 Caroling Party

                                                            6:00 pm                 Wednesday Night Dinner

                                                           6:30 pm                 Caroling at Shawnee Mall

 

Week of Prayer for International Missions

Your prayers transform lives. That's why your participation in the Week of Prayer for International Missions, December 2-9, is so important. Sign up today to receive daily emails from IMB during the Week of Prayer for International Missions. Each one will feature stories, videos, and prayer requests from IMB missionaries to guide your prayer time. Thank you for your commitment to pray. Your prayers make a difference in eternity. To sign up please visit: https://www.imb.org/lottie-moon-christmas-offering.

 

The Unusual Tale of Mary and Joseph’s Baby

Starting November 29th through December 9th the OKC Civic Center is hosting the play The Unusual Tale of Mary and Joseph’s Baby! For tickets or more information please visit https://okcciviccenter.com/event-calendar/get-tickets.

Kid’s Night Out!!

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!!)

Gloria!

On December 9th at 6:00pm there will be an Intergenerational Celebration of Christmas featuring Music Makers, Young Musicians and the Sanctuary Choir! We would also like to invite everyone to attend fellowship with us after the musical in Fellowship Hall. We would ask that you please bring any special finger foods or Christmas dessert items you would like to share during the fellowship.

 Deacon’s Message

The poinsettias will be available for pickup beginning Sunday, December 9th after morning service. Please get a card with your person’s name, a poinsettia and have them delivered by Wednesday December 12th, Thank you. Rocky Wade

Caroling and Pizza Party!!

On December 12th starting at 5:30pm there will be a pizza and hot chocolate party followed by caroling performed by the Sanctuary and Children’s Choir at the Shawnee Mall at 6:30pm in front of Santa’s Workshop! 

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Please join us December 24th at 5:00pm for our Live Nativity Play, Lord’s Supper and Christ Candle Lighting Service!

2019 FBC T-Shirt Design Contest

Individuals/groups are asked to submit a design to be used for volunteer events next year. The design must include the following saying “Love God, Love People, Love Shawnee”. Designs must be turned in to the office or sent to firstshawnee@gmail.com by December 23rd, 2018.

Tech4Tech - Device Donation Drive

From December 9th to December 23rd First Baptist Church will be collecting recently retired personal electronic devices such as tablets, laptops, gaming systems and cellphones. Funds raised from this event will also go towards updating the equipment used here at First Baptist Church. 

VBS Announcement

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

 

Celebrate Recovery

Preparations are now being made for starting First Baptist's Celebrate Recovery program in January.  Celebrate Recovery is a Christ centered program based on the 12 Steps and the Eight Principles from the Beatitudes in Matthew 5. There are many ways you can help us as we start:  1) Please be sharing this news with others in the Shawnee area, and 2) please be praying about your role in starting this ministry.  Your support will bless us and you will receive a blessing as well.  If you have questions, please call (405)777-6101.

 

News from Oklahoma, the Nation and the World

Free copies of the Baptist Messenger are available on the table in the Welcome Center to help you stay up-to-date on news from churches in our state, from across our nation and from around the globe.  

Give Online. It’s Easy!

You can now manage your giving online! Giving Online 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. 

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

FIRST CONNECTIONS – November 30, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:16

Sermon, December 2, 2018

The Women Behind Christmas

Matthew 1: 1-17

Dr. Charles Kimball

 

Meetings this week:  

 

Sunday, December 2                                              9:30 am         Bible Study

                                                                              10:45 am       Morning Worship

                                                                               6:00 pm         Evening Worship

 

Wednesday, December 5                                      5:00 pm         Young Ringers Handbells

                                                                               5:30 pm         Prayer Meeting

                                                                                                      Christmas Service Rehearsal

                                                                               6:00 pm         Wednesday Night Dinner

                                                                                                      Youth Group

                                                                                6:15 pm          Children’s Discipleship

                                                                                                       Mission Friends

                                                                                                       Nativity Play Rehearsal

                                                                               7:00 pm          Sanctuary Choir

 

Be an Angel, Adopt an Angel

This year we are partnering with Salvation Army to spread the joy of Christmas! If you would like to adopt an angel please pick up an angel from the Christmas tree in the Sanctuary, collect the items requested and return to Salvation Army by December 10th, 2018.

Week of Prayer for International Missions

Your prayers transform lives. That's why your participation in the Week of Prayer for International Missions, December 2-9, is so important. Sign up today to receive daily emails from IMB during the Week of Prayer for International Missions. Each one will feature stories, videos, and prayer requests from IMB missionaries to guide your prayer time. Thank you for your commitment to pray. Your prayers make a difference in eternity. To sign up please visit: https://www.imb.org/lottie-moon-christmas-offering.

 The Unusual Tale of Mary and Joseph’s Baby

Starting November 29th through December 9th the OKC Civic Center is hosting the play The Unusual Tale of Mary and Joseph’s Baby! For tickets or more information please visit https://okcciviccenter.com/event-calendar/get-tickets.

Gloria and Christmas Eve Nativity Play Practice

On December 5th at 5:30pm the Music Makers and Young Musicians will practice in their classes and at 6:15 - 7:00pm there will be practice for those children participating in the Christmas Eve Nativity play! 

Kid’s Night Out!!

On December 7th 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 December 6th at noon!

Gloria!

On December 9th at 6:00pm there will be an Intergenerational Celebration of Christmas featuring Music Makers, Young Musicians and the Sanctuary Choir!

Caroling and Pizza Party!!

On December 12th starting at 5:30pm there will be a pizza and hot chocolate party followed by caroling performed by the Sanctuary and Children’s Choir at the Shawnee Mall in front of Santa’s Workshop! 

2019 FBC T-Shirt Design Contest

Individuals/groups are asked to submit a design to be used for volunteer events next year. The design must include the following saying “Love God, Love People, Love Shawnee”. Designs must be turned in to the office or sent to firstshawnee@gmail.com by December 23rd, 2018.

Tech4Tech - Device Donation Drive

From December 9th to December 23rd First Baptist Church will be collecting recently retired personal electronic devices such as tablets, laptops, gaming systems and cellphones. Funds raised from this event will also go towards updating the equipment used here at First Baptist Church.

VBS Announcement

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

Celebrate Recovery

Preparations are now being made for starting First Baptist's Celebrate Recovery program in January.  Celebrate Recovery is a Christ centered program based on the 12 Steps and the Eight Principles from the Beatitudes in Matthew 5. There are many ways you can help us as we start:  1) Please be sharing this news with others in the Shawnee area, and 2) please be praying about your role in starting this ministry.  Your support will bless us and you will receive a blessing as well.  If you have questions, please call (405)777-6101. 

News from Oklahoma, the Nation and the World

Free copies of the Baptist Messenger are available on the table in the Welcome Center to help you stay up-to-date on news from churches in our state, from across our nation and from around the globe.  

Give Online. It’s Easy!

You can now manage your giving online! Giving Online 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. 

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

FIRST CONNECTIONS – November 21, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples. 

The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;

My God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Psalms 18:2

Sermon, November 25, 2018

Passion for God’s House

John 2: 13-25

Dr. Charles Kimball

 

Meetings this week:

 

Wednesday, November 21                                No Evening Meetings or Activities

Thursday and Friday                                               Happy Thanksgiving! (Office Closed)

 

Sunday, November 25                                            9:30 am          Bible Study

                                                                               10:45 am       Morning Worship

                                                                            No Evening Meetings or Activities

 

Wednesday, November 28                                     5:00 pm          Young Ringers Handbells

                                                                                5:30 pm          Prayer Meeting

                                                                                5:00 pm          Children's Choir

                                                                                6:00 pm          Wednesday Night Dinner

                                                                                                        Youth Group

                                                                                6:15 pm          Children’s Discipleship

                                                                                                        Mission Friends

                                                                                 7:00 pm         Sanctuary Choir

  

Classroom Partner’s Benefit Piano Recital

On Tuesday November 27th at 7:30pm the Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts Division of Music presents The Classroom Partner’s Benefit Piano Recital with all Proceeds benefiting Shawnee Middle and High School Choral programs. The event will be at the Raley Chapel, Yarborough Auditorium!

Week of Prayer for International Missions

Your prayers transform lives. That's why your participation in the Week of Prayer for International Missions, December 2-9, is so important. Sign up today to receive daily emails from IMB during the Week of Prayer for International Missions. Each one will feature stories, videos, and prayer requests from IMB missionaries to guide your prayer time. Thank you for your commitment to pray. Your prayers make a difference in eternity. To sign up please visit: https://www.imb.org/lottie-moon-christmas-offering

Gloria and Christmas Eve Nativity Play Practice

On December 5th at 5:30pm the Music Makers and Young Musicians will practice in their classes and at 6:15 - 7:00pm there will be practice for those children participating in the Christmas Eve Nativity play!

Kid’s Night Out!!

On December 7th 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 December 6th at noon!

Gloria!

On December 9th at 6:00pm there will be an Intergenerational Celebration of Christmas featuring Music Makers, Young Musicians and the Sanctuary Choir!

Caroling and Pizza Party!!

On December 12th starting at 5:30pm there will be a pizza and hot chocolate party followed by caroling performed by the Sanctuary and Children’s Choir at the Shawnee Mall in front of Santa’s Workshop!

Celebrate Recovery

Preparations are now being made for starting First Baptist's Celebrate Recovery program in January.  Celebrate Recovery is a Christ centered program based on the 12 Steps and the Eight Principles from the Beatitudes in Matthew 5. There are many ways you can help us as we start:  1) Please be sharing this news with others in the Shawnee area, and 2) please be praying about your role in starting this ministry.  Your support will bless us and you will receive a blessing as well.  If you have questions, please call (405)777-6101. 

News from Oklahoma, the Nation and the World

Free copies of the Baptist Messenger are available on the table in the Welcome Center to help you stay up-to-date on news from churches in our state, from across our nation and from around the globe.  

Give Online. It’s Easy!

You can now manage your giving online! Giving Online 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. 

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

FIRST CONNECTIONS – November 16, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41:10

Sermon, November 18, 2018

Jesus Cares About Our Lives

John 2: 1-11

Dr. Charles Kimball

 

 

 

Meetings this week:                                 

 

Sunday, November 18                                     8:30 am          Deacon’s Meeting

                                                                        9:30 am          Bible Study

                                                                       10:45 am       Morning Worship/Lord’s Supper

                                                                        5:00 pm          Worship Band Rehearsal

                                                                        6:00 pm          Business Meeting

 

 

Wednesday, November 21                                     No Evening Meetings, Activities or Meal

 

Thursday and Friday                                               Happy Thanksgiving! (Office Closed)

 

 

Week of Prayer for International Missions

Your prayers transform lives. That's why your participation in the Week of Prayer for International Missions, December 2-9, is so important. Sign up today to receive daily emails from IMB during the Week of Prayer for International Missions. Each one will feature stories, videos, and prayer requests from IMB missionaries to guide your prayer time. Thank you for your commitment to pray. Your prayers make a difference in eternity. To sign up please visit: https://www.imb.org/lottie-moon-christmas-offering.

  

Classroom Partner’s Benefit Piano Recital

On Tuesday November 27th at 7:30pm the Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts Division of Music presents The Classroom Partner’s Benefit Piano Recital with all Proceeds benefiting Shawnee Middle and High School Choral programs. The event will be at the Raley Chapel, Yarborough Auditorium!

 

Gloria and Christmas Eve Nativity Play Practice

On December 5th at 5:30pm the Music Makers and Young Musicians will practice in their classes and at 6:15 - 7:00pm there will be practice for those children participating in the Christmas Eve Nativity play!

 

Kid’s Night Out!!

On December 7th 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 December 6th at noon!

Gloria!

On December 9th at 6:00pm there will be an Intergenerational Celebration of Christmas featuring Music Makers, Young Musicians and the Sanctuary Choir!

Caroling and Pizza Party!!

On December 12th starting at 5:30pm there will be a pizza and hot chocolate party followed by caroling performed by the Sanctuary and Children’s Choir at the Shawnee Mall in front of Santa’s Workshop! 

Celebrate Recovery

Preparations are now being made for starting First Baptist's Celebrate Recovery program in January.  Celebrate Recovery is a Christ centered program based on the 12 Steps and the Eight Principles from the Beatitudes in Matthew 5. There are many ways you can help us as we start:  1) Please be sharing this news with others in the Shawnee area, and 2) please be praying about your role in starting this ministry.  Your support will bless us and you will receive a blessing as well.  If you have questions, please call (405)777-6101. 

Google Family Link

Are you tired of your children constantly being glued to a screen? Whether your children are younger or in their teens, the Family Link app lets you set digital ground rules to help guide them as they learn, play, and explore in the new digital world! This app allows parents to set screen times, content locks, bedtimes and even tracks the location of the devices in case your children are like mine and don’t watch where they are going when looking at a screen!

 

News from Oklahoma, the Nation and the World

Free copies of the Baptist Messenger are available on the table in the Welcome Center to help you stay up-to-date on news from churches in our state, from across our nation and from around the globe.

 

Give Online. It’s Easy!

You can now manage your giving online! Giving Online 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.

 

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

FIRST CONNECTIONS – November 9, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love
    and his wonderful deeds for mankind,

 for he satisfies the thirsty
    and fills the hungry with good things.

Psalms 107:8-9

 

Sermon, November 11, 2018

How Should We Honor God?

Malachi 1:6-14

Dr. Charles Kimball

 

 

 

Meetings this week:                                 

           Sunday, November 11                                9:30 am         Bible Study

                                                                                    10:45 am       Morning Worship

                                                                                     5:00 pm         Ordination Council Meeting

                                                                                     6:00 pm         Deacon Ordination

 

 

Wednesday, November 14                          5:00 pm          Young Ringers Handbells

                                                                                     5:30 pm          Prayer Meeting

                                                                                    5:00 pm          Children's Choir

                                                                                    6:00 pm          Wednesday Night Dinner

                                                                                                            Youth Group

                                                                                                            Mission Friends

                                                                                    6:15 pm          Children’s Discipleship

                                                                                    7:00 pm          Sanctuary Choir

 

 

 

Deacon Ordination

On November 11, Dillon Sain will be ordained as a deacon.  The ordination council will convene at 5:00 pm followed by the ordination service at 6:00 pm.

 

Family Promise

Nov 11 - 17 we are hosting Family Promise.  Please sign up on the office window or contact Renita Swedberg to bring a meal or spend a night or evening.

 

BGCO Annual Meeting

The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) annual meeting will be November 12, 6:00 pm - November 13, 5:00 pm at First Baptist Church, Edmond (1300 Southeast 33rd Street, Edmond, OK  73013).  If you would like to serve as a messenger, please contact the church office.

 

Special Recognition

Dr. Russell Cook has announced his retirement as Director of Mission of the Pottawatomie-Lincoln Baptist Association effective December 31, 2018.  He has faithfully served in this position for 22 years.  There will be a retirement reception November 10, 2018, 4:00-6:00 pm at the Geiger Center, Oklahoma Baptist University.

 

Celebrate Recovery

Preparations are now being made for starting First Baptist's Celebrate Recovery program in January.  Celebrate Recovery is a Christ centered program based on the 12 Steps and the Eight Principles from the Beatitudes in Matthew 5. There are many ways you can help us as we start:  1) Please be sharing this news with others in the Shawnee area, and 2) please be praying about your role in starting this ministry.  Your support will bless us and you will receive a blessing as well.  If you have questions, please call (405)777-6101.

 

VBS Announcement

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

 

Google Family Link

Are you tired of your children constantly being glued to a screen? Whether your children are younger or in their teens, the Family Link app lets you set digital ground rules to help guide them as they learn, play, and explore in the new digital world! This app allows parents to set screen times, content locks, bedtimes and even tracks the location of the devices in case your children are like mine and don’t watch where they are going when looking at a screen!

 

News from Oklahoma, the Nation and the World

Free copies of the Baptist Messenger are available on the table in the Welcome Center to help you stay up-to-date on news from churches in our state, from across our nation and from around the globe.

 

Give Online. It’s Easy!

You can now manage your giving online! Giving Online 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.

 

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

FIRST CONNECTIONS – November 2, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

Let them know that you, whose name is the Lord—

that you alone are the Most High over all the earth.

Psalms 83:18

 

 

Sermon, November 4, 2018

Battling the Fatal Attraction of Lust

Matthew 5:27-30 & Selected Scripture

Dr. Charles Kimball

 

 

T I M E   C H A N G E! ! ! 

Please remember to set your clocks BACK

ONE HOUR on November 4th

 

 

Meetings this week:                                 

           Sunday, November 4               10:45 am  Morning Worship

                                                                   4:30 pm   Tech Team Training

                                                                   5:00 pm   Worship Band Rehearsal

                                                                   6:00 pm   Evening Worship

 

Wednesday, November 7        5:00 pm     Young Ringers Handbells

                                                                5:30 pm     Prayer Meeting

                                                               5:00 pm     Children's Choir

                                                                6:00 pm     Wednesday Night Dinner

                                                                                  Youth Group

                                                                                  Mission Friends

                                                                6:15 pm     Children’s Discipleship

                                                                7:00 pm     Sanctuary Choir

 

 

 

Deacon Ordination

On November 11, Dillon Sain will be ordained as a deacon.  The ordination council will convene at 5:00 pm followed by the ordination service at 6:00 pm.

 

 

Family Promise

Nov 11 - 17 we are hosting Family Promise.  Please sign up on the office window to bring a meal or spend a night or evening.

 

 

BGCO Annual Meeting

The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) annual meeting will be November 12, 6:00 pm - November 13, 5:00 pm at First Baptist Church, Edmond (1300 Southeast 33rd Street, Edmond, OK  73013).  If you would like to serve as a messenger, please contact the church office.

 

 

Special Recognition

Dr. Russell Cook has announced his retirement as Director of Mission of the Pottawatomie-Lincoln Baptist Association effective December 31, 2018.  He has faithfully served in this position for 22 years.  There will be a retirement reception November 10, 2018, 4:00-6:00 pm at the Geiger Center, Oklahoma Baptist University.

 

 

Celebrate Recovery

Preparations are now being made for starting First Baptist's Celebrate Recovery program in January.  Celebrate Recovery is a Christ centered program based on the 12 Steps and the Eight Principles from the Beatitudes in Matthew 5. There are many ways you can help us as we start:  1) Please be sharing this news with others in the Shawnee area, and 2) please be praying about your role in starting this ministry.  Your support will bless us and you will receive a blessing as well.  If you have questions, please call Audrey Rose 918-557-7862, or Ray Rose 918-557-7863.

 

 

News from Oklahoma, the Nation and the World

Free copies of the Baptist Messenger are available on the table in the Welcome Center to help you stay up-to-date on news from churches in our state, from across our nation and from around the globe.

 

 

Give Online. It’s Easy!

You can now manage your giving online! Giving Online 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.

 

 

CHANGES?

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

FIRST CONNECTIONS – October 26, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

I will rejoice in the Lord,

I will be joyful in God my Savior.

Habakkuk 3:18 (NIV)

Sermon, October 28, 2018

Extravagant Giving

John 12:1-11

Dr. Charles Kimball

 

 

Meetings this week:                                 

           Sunday, October 28              10:45 am   Morning Worship

                                                         12:00-3:00 pm   Fellowship at the Ford Family Farm

NO Sunday Evening Meetings or Activities

 

           Wednesday, October 31         6:00 pm   Youth Group

                                                           7:00 pm   Sanctuary Choir

NO Prayer Meeting, Children’s Activities or Evening Meal on Wednesday.

  

Fall Fellowship at the Ford Family Farm

This annual event will be this Sunday, October 28, 12:00 – 3:00 pm.  Because this event is immediately following the morning service, the day has been designated “casual Sunday.”  Dig out your jeans and casual clothes and come on down for Bible Study and worship before going out to the Fellowship at the Ford Family Farm.  Special features include a hayride, food, music, carnival games, and roasting marshmallows around the bonfire.  Children are encouraged to dress up in friendly, family appropriate costumes.  Please bring a side dish or dessert to share and bring your own lawn chair

Deacon Ordination

On November 11, Dillon Sain will be ordained as a deacon.  The ordination council will convene at 4:30 pm followed by the ordination service at 6:00 pm.

 

BGCO Annual Meeting

The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) annual meeting will be November 12, 6:00 pm - November 13, 5:00 pm at First Baptist Church, Edmond (1300 Southeast 33rd Street, Edmond, OK  73013).  If you would like to serve as a messenger, please contact the church office. 

 

Special Recognition

Dr. Russell Cook has announced his retirement as Director of Mission of the Pottawatomie-Lincoln Baptist Association effective December 31, 2018.  He has faithfully served in this position for 22 years.  Out of love and appreciation for his service, a love offering is being collected from each church.  If you would like to participate in this offering you may do so this Sunday, October 28.  There will also be a retirement reception November 10, 2018, 4:00-6:00 pm at the Geiger Center, Oklahoma Baptist University. 

 

Opportunity for Service

We are seeking someone to fill the position of Church Clerk.  If this place of service fits your gifts, we need you!  Please contact one of the Nominating Committee members:  Charles Hawkins, Katie Ford, Eddie Hurt, Gordon Richards or Robbie Henson. 

 

Celebrate Recovery

Preparations are now being made for starting First Baptist's Celebrate Recovery program in January.  Celebrate Recovery is a Christ centered program based on the 12 Steps and the Eight Principles from the Beatitudes in Matthew 5. There are many ways you can help us as we start:  1) Please be sharing this news with others in the Shawnee area, and 2) please be praying about your role in starting this ministry.  Your support will bless us and you will receive a blessing as well.  If you have questions, please call Audrey Rose 918-557-7862, or Ray Rose 918-557-7863.  

News from Oklahoma, the Nation and the World

Free copies of the Baptist Messenger are available on the table in the Welcome Center to help you stay up-to-date on news from churches in our state, from across our nation and from around the globe.

FIRST CONNECTIONS – October 19, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus,

giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Colossians 3:17 (ESV)

Sermon, October 21, 2018:

Satisfying the Insatiable Appetite of Gluttony

Selected Scriptures

Dr. Charles Kimball

  

Meetings this week:                                 

            Sunday, October 21               10:45 am    Morning Worship and Lord’s Supper

                                                                4:00 pm      Missions Committee

                                                                 6:00 pm     Business Meeting

Wednesday, October 24         5:00 pm     Young Ringers Handbells

                                                                5:30 pm     Prayer Meeting

                                                              5:00 pm     Children's Choir

                                                                6:00 pm     Wednesday Night Dinner

                                                                                  Youth Group

                                                                                  Mission Friends

                                                                6:15 pm     Children’s Discipleship

                                                                7:00 pm     Sanctuary Choir

 

Fall Fellowship Next Sunday

“Fall Fellowship at the Ford Family Farm” will be Sunday, October 28, 12:00 – 3:00 pm.  Special features include a hayride, food, carnival games, music and roasting marshmallows around the bonfire.  Children are encouraged to dress up in friendly, family appropriate costumes.  Please bring a side dish or dessert to share and bring your own lawn chair.  You may register by calling the church office at (405)275-6111 or you can register online.

 

Ministry Opportunity

Soccer Clinics, October 27 for boys and girls ages 4-6 (9:00 am) and ages 7-9 (10:30 am) will be conducted by the YMCA on our new soccer field which is located across the street from the church.  There will be one more practice day on November 3.  Do you love soccer?  Do you love children?  We need your help on these two Saturdays if this is to be a success.  Please call the church office (275-6111) or Elaine Allison (693-9236) if you can help.

News from Oklahoma, the Nation and the World

Free copies of the Baptist Messenger are available on the table in the Welcome Center to help you stay up-to-date on news from churches in our state, from across our nation and from around the globe.

Wednesday Night Dinner

Please RSVP if you plan on attending any dinners, so we can get an accurate idea of how much food will need to be prepared.

 October 24th Menu – Breakfast for Dinner

Chef Sampley’s Homemade Hot Rolls

Orange-Cranberry Chicken

Pioneer Woman Mashed Potatoes

White Peppered Gravy

Fresh Green Beans

Fall Roasted Vegetables

Chef Prescott’s Hand-crafted Tossed Salad with Choice of 6 Dressings

Banana Pudding

Coffee, Iced Tea, and Lemonade

 

Celebrate Recovery

Preparations are now being made for starting First Baptist's Celebrate Recovery program in January.  Celebrate Recovery is a Christ centered program based on the 12 Steps and the Eight Principles from the Beatitudes in Matthew 5. There are many ways you can help us as we start:  1) Please be sharing this news with others in the Shawnee area, and 2) please be praying about  your role in starting this ministry.  Your support will bless us and you will receive a blessing as well.  If you have questions, please call Audrey Rose 918-557-7862, or Ray Rose 918-557-7863.

 

Opportunity for Service

We are seeking someone to fill the position of Church Clerk.  If this place of service fits your gifts, we need you!  Please contact one of the Nominating Committee members:  Charles Hawkins, Katie Ford, Eddie Hurt, Gordon Richards or Robbie Henson.

 

BGCO Annual Meeting

The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) annual meeting will be November 12, 6:00 pm - November 13, 5:00 pm at First Baptist Church, Edmond (1300 Southeast 33rd Street, Edmond, OK  73013).  If you would like to serve as a messenger, please contact the church office.

 

Special Recognition

Dr. Russell Cook has announced his retirement as Director of Mission of the Pottawatomie-Lincoln Baptist Association effective December 31, 2018.  He has faithfully served in this position for 22 years.  Out of love and appreciation for his service, an offering is being collected from each church.  If you would like to participate in this offering you may do so on Sunday, October 21 or 28.  There will also be a retirement reception November 10, 2018, 4:00-6:00 pm at the Geiger Center, Oklahoma Baptist University.

 

FIRST CONNECTIONS – October 12, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart

in full assurance of faith.

Hebrews 10:22 (NIV)

 

Sermon, October 14, 2018:

Overcoming Sloth

Proverbs 6:6-11 & Selected Scriptures

Dr. Charles Kimball

 

Meetings this week:                                 

Personnel Committee                     3:00 pm, Tuesday, October 16

Finance Committee                         4:00 pm, Tuesday, October 16

Prayer Meeting                                 5:30 pm, Wednesday, October 17

Youth Group                                     6:00 pm, Wednesday, October 17

Fall Break:   No Children’s Activities, Wednesday, October 17

No Wednesday Night Dinner, Wednesday, October 17

  

Fall Fellowship Coming Soon

Our annual “Fall Fellowship at the Ford Family Farm” will be Sunday, October 28, 12:00 – 3:00 pm.  Special features include a hayride, food, carnival games, music and roasting marshmallows around the bonfire.  Children are encouraged to dress up in friendly, family appropriate costumes.  Please register by calling the church office at (405)275-6111 or you can register online.

Revitalization Roadmap Approved

At last Sunday’s Called Business Meeting the proposed Roadmap to Revitalization was approved by a vote count of 66 “yes” votes and 20 “no” votes.

Fire Prevention Month

October is Fire Prevention Month.  Please inspect your areas of responsibility in the church building to ensure any debris is removed from storage rooms, closets and classrooms.  We will inspect areas later to determine if additional attention is needed. -- The Properties Committee

Missing Women’s Bible Study kit “Esther”

The Women’s Ministry is missing one of their past Bible Study kits: a Beth Moore study called “Esther”.  If you know where this might be, please call the office. Kit can be returned to the church office.

 

Hospitality Team Leader and Church Clerk

The Nominating Committee is looking for a new Team Leader for the Hospitality Team.  The Team Leader is needed right away to help the Hospitality Team in the Fall Festival planning.  We are also seeking someone to fill the position of Church Clerk.  If these places of service fit your gifts, we need you!  Please contact one of the Nominating Committee members:  Charles Hawkins, Katie Ford, Eddie Hurt, Gordon Richards or Robbie Henson.

 

 Celebrate Recovery

Preparations are now being made for starting First Baptist's Celebrate Recovery program in January.  Celebrate Recovery is a Christ centered program based on the 12 Steps and the Eight Principles from the Beatitudes in Matthew 5. There are many ways you can help us as we start:  1) Please be sharing this news with others in the Shawnee area, and 2) please be praying about  your role in starting this ministry.  Your support will bless us and you will receive a blessing as well.  If you have questions, please call Audrey Rose 918-557-7862, or Ray Rose 918-557-7863.

  

Baptist Messenger

For those interested in keeping up with Baptist news, copies of the Baptist Messenger are available at the Welcome Center.

 

 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 – October 5, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

You will go out with in joy and be led forth in peace;

the mountains and hills will burst into song before you,

and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.

Isaiah 55:12 (NIV)

 

Sermon, October 7, 2018:

Curing the Green Disease of Envy

1 Samuel 18:1-16

Dr. Charles Kimball

 

Meetings this week:                                 

Church Council                                11:30 am Monday, October 8

Personnel Committee                     3:00 pm Tuesday, October 9

Finance Committee                         4:00 pm Tuesday, October 9

Prayer Meeting                                 5:30 pm Wednesday, October 10

 

Church Revitalization

10/7 - 12pm  Called Business Meeting to Vote on "A Roadmap to Revitalization for FBC: 12 Strategies" without discussion immediately after morning worship.

 

Fall Festival Coming Soon

Our annual “Fall Festival at the Ford Family Farm” will be Sunday, October 28, 12:00 – 3:00 pm.  Special features include a hayride, food, carnival games, music and roasting marshmallows around the bonfire.  Children are encouraged to dress up in friendly, family appropriate costumes.  Please register by calling the church office at (405)275-6111 or you can register online.

 

Missing Women’s Bible Study kit “Esther”

The Women’s Ministry is missing one of their past Bible Study kits: a Beth Moore study called “Esther”.  If you know where this might be, please call the office. Kit can be returned to the church office.

 

Hospitality Team Leader and Church Clerk

The Nominating Committee is looking for a new Team Leader for the Hospitality Team.  The Team Leader is needed right away to help the Hospitality Team in the Fall Festival planning.  We are also seeking someone to fill the position of Church Clerk.  If these places of service fit your gifts, we need you!  Please contact one of the Nominating Committee members:  Charles Hawkins, Katie Ford, Eddie Hurt, Gordon Richards or Robbie Henson.

 

Senior Adult Cookout

The annual Senior Adult Cookout will be this Thursday, October 11, 6:00pm at the home of Bob and Elaine Allison, 8 Bingham Court.  Please bring a large side dish plus $2 for the cost of meat and drinks.

 

Baptist Messenger

For those interested in keeping up with Baptist news, copies of the Baptist Messenger are available at the Welcome Center.

 

Fire Prevention Month

October is Fire Prevention Month.  Please inspect your areas of responsibility in the church building to ensure any debris is removed from storage rooms, closets and classrooms.  We will inspect areas later to determine if additional attention is needed. -- The Properties Committee

 

Wednesday Night Dinner

Please RSVP if you plan on attending any dinners, so we can get an accurate idea of how much food will need to be prepared.

 

October 10th Menu – Breakfast for Dinner

Chef Sampley’s Delicious Blue Ribbon Winning Hot Biscuits

Pepper Gravy

Hash Brown Potatoes

Scrambled Eggs

Bacon from the Grill

Breakfast Sausage Scramble

Pancakes Deluxe by Chef Prescott

Coffee, Iced Tea, and Milk

 

Celebrate Recovery

Preparations are now being made for starting First Baptist's Celebrate Recovery program in January.  Celebrate Recovery is a Christ centered program based on the 12 Steps and the Eight Principles from the Beatitudes in Matthew 5.

There are many ways you can help us as we start:  1) Please be sharing this news with others in the Shawnee area, and 2) please be praying about  your role in starting this ministry.  Your support will bless us and you will receive a blessing as well.  If you have questions, please call Audrey Rose 918-557-7862, or Ray Rose 918-557-7863.

 

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!