First Connections January 12, 2018

First Connections - January 12, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

  

“…Every one to whom much is given, of him will much be required; and of him to whom men commit much they will demand the more.” Luke 12:48b

   

Sermon, Sunday January 14, 2018:

“Our Adversary”

Paul Stevens

  

In accordance with church bylaws, the Finance Committee hereby notifies church membership that capital improvement expenditures in excess of 5% of the annual church budget (or more than $32,866) are needed.  The church must replace 5 HVAC units and any necessary electrical upgrades.

 

 

Contribution Statements are now ready to be picked up in the Welcome Center.

 

 

Youth Mid-Winter Retreat

Please pray for the youth as they go to Jacob’s Ladder this weekend for this annual retreat. Leaving Friday from the church at 5:00 pm and returning Sunday morning in time for worship.

 

 

Wednesday Night Dinner

The heating situation in Fellowship Hall is being addressed in as timely a manner as possible. However, we are not sure how warm it will be next Wednesday – therefore, the staff will make a decision closer to time (next Monday) and then we will email you all to let you know if there will be dinner or not. Thank you.

 

 

Senior Adult Council

There will be a meeting of the Senior Adult Council this coming Thursday, January 18 at 10:00 am in room A-100.

 

 

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace

Class will be Monday evenings at 6:00pm, starting on January 22nd.  This is a nine week course focusing on creating a budget, getting out of debt and planning for the future. Limited spots are available. Cost is $50.  If you would like to participate in this class contact Julie at julie.purin@gmail.com or 405-432-9093. We hope that you are able to take this journey with us. Our lives have been dramatically changed by this class and we are excited that the church is supporting this opportunity. (This class typically costs $129.)  
 

 


From Ron Lewis:

Interested in playing handbells? I would like to form an FBC Handbells group to include all ages from Youth up. If interested or for more information, contact Ron Lewis.

 

 

From the Pastor Search Committee

The Pastor Search Committee is continuing its work. While we have not yet committed, we are focusing on only one candidate at this time. We believe this is a very important time in the life of First Baptist Church.  We are being very careful, intentional and prayerful so that we can discern God's plan. We appreciate your patience and your prayers very much!  

 

Celebrate Recovery (Step–Study Groups Now Forming)   

Starts back up on January 4 (Thursday – 7:00 pm.) If you have any questions about this program you may call Audrey at 918-557-7862, Ray at 918-557-7863, Mary at 275-6111, or Mark at 765-4759.  All inquiries will be handled confidentially.

 

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 December 29, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – December 29, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

  

Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the East, and have come to worship him.”  When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him; and assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea; for so it is written by the prophet: ‘And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for from you shall come a ruler who will govern my people Israel.’”  Matthew 2:1-6

  

 

Sermon, Sunday December 31:

“Facing Uncertain Times”

Paul Stevens

 

 

Sunday, December 31,     

We will be serving coffee, tea and donuts at 10:00 am before our New Years’ service in the Fellowship Hall. Anyone who has Christmas goodies they want to share please bring them! Looking forward to seeing everyone there! (There will be no official Sunday School on Dec. 31; adult classes may choose to meet, but no records will be taken and there will be no Children or Youth classes.) No evening service.

Monday, January 1, Church Office Closed.

 

Year-End Contribution Policy

  • Bring any 2017 contributions in person to the FBC church office no later than 10:00 am on Friday, December 29. We would greatly appreciate your diligence in this matter.
  • In order to comply with IRS regulations, any mailed 2017 contribution to FBC must be postmarked by December 31, 2017. Contributions received after this date (even if the check is written in 2017) must be reported as 2018 contributions.
  • IRS guidelines require that members who wish to itemize deductions must have a copy of the church’s contribution report when filing an income tax return. Reports will be available in January.

  

From Ron Lewis:

Interested in playing handbells? I would like to form an FBC Handbells group to include all ages from Youth up. If interested or for more information, contact Ron Lewis.

  

From the Pastor Search Committee

Thank you for continuing to hold us up in prayer as we interview potential candidates for Pastor of FBC.  We appreciate your prayers for our sensitivity to the Lord's plan.

 

Celebrate Recovery (Step–Study Groups Now Forming)   

Starts back up on January 4 (Thursday – 7:00 pm.) If you have any questions about this program you may call Audrey at 918-557-7862, Ray at 918-557-7863, Mary at 275-6111, or Mark at 765-4759.  All inquiries will be handled confidentially.

 

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 December 22, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – December 22, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

 And in that region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear. And the angel said to them, “Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which will come to all the people; for to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a babe wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” Luke 2:8-12

   

 

Sermon, Sunday (10:45 am) December 24:

“Jesus the Mediator”; I Timothy 2:5

Paul Stevens

 

 

Candlelight Service on Christmas Eve

There will be a Candlelight Service on Christmas Eve (Sunday, December 24), at 5:00 pm in the church Sanctuary.

 

 

Christmas Schedule

Sunday School: There will be no official Sunday School on Dec. 24 or on Dec. 31; adult classes may choose to meet, but no records will be taken and there will be no Children or Youth classes.   

Sunday, December 24

 10:45 am  Morning Worship-Combined in the Sanctuary

   5:00 pm  Candlelight Service in the Sanctuary

Mon-Tues, Dec. 25-26, Church Office Closed

Wed-Fri, Dec. 27-29, Church Office Open 9:00 am -1:00 pm

Sunday, December 31

10:45 am   Morning Worship

Monday, January 1, Church Office Closed.

 

 

Year-End Contribution Policy

  • Bring any 2017 contributions in person to the FBC church office no later than 10:00 am on Friday, December 29. We would greatly appreciate your diligence in this matter.
  • In order to comply with IRS regulations, any mailed 2017 contribution to FBC must be postmarked by December 31, 2017. Contributions received after this date (even if the check is written in 2017) must be reported as 2018 contributions.
  • IRS guidelines require that members who wish to itemize deductions must have a copy of the church’s contribution report when filing an income tax return. Reports will be available in January.

 

 

From Ron Lewis:

Interested in playing handbells? I would like to form an FBC Handbells group to include all ages from Youth up. If interested or for more information, contact Ron Lewis.

 

 

From the Pastor Search Committee:  Thank you for continuing to hold us up in prayer as we interview potential candidates for Pastor of FBC.  We appreciate your prayers for our sensitivity to the Lord's plan.

 

 

Celebrate Recovery (Step–Study Groups Now Forming)   

We Need You!

We will be taking a short break during the holiday season and then will start back up on January 4 (Thursday – still at 7:00 pm.) If you have any questions about this program you may call Audrey at 918-557-7862, Ray at 918-557-7863, Mary at 275-6111, or Mark at 765-4759.  All inquiries will be handled confidentially.

 

 

New security protocol:

Starting Sunday, November 26, the east doors by the Children’s Area will no longer be used as a Sunday School/church entrance. Thank you for understanding as we seek to make our church an even safer place for everyone to worship.

 

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 December 15, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – December 15, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

 

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David.) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.  Luke 2:1-7

  

 

Sermon, Sunday December 17:

“The Word Became Flesh”; John 1:14

Paul Stevens

 

 

Sanctuary Choir

There will be adult choir rehearsal this coming Wednesday, December 20.

 

 

Organ Concert

There will be an organ concert of Christmas Favorites by Ron Lewis, Organist, at noon on Thursday, December 21.

 

 

Candlelight Service on Christmas Eve

There will be a Candlelight Service on Christmas Eve (Sunday, December 24), at 5:00 pm in the church Sanctuary.

  

 

Christmas Schedule

Sunday School: There will be no official Sunday School on Dec. 24 or on Dec. 31; adult classes may choose to meet, but no records will be taken and there will be no Children or Youth classes.   

Sunday, December 24

 10:45 am  Morning Worship-Combined in the Sanctuary

   5:00 pm  Candlelight Service in the Sanctuary

Mon-Tues, Dec. 25-26, Church Office Closed

Wed-Fri, Dec. 27-29, Church Office Open 9:00 am -1:00 pm

Sunday, December 31

10:45 am   Morning Worship

Monday, January 1, Church Office Closed.

 

From Ron Lewis:

Interested in playing handbells? I would like to form an FBC Handbells group to include all ages from Youth up. If interested or for more information, contact Ron Lewis.

  

Year-End Contribution Policy

  • Bring any 2017 contributions in person to the FBC church office no later than 10:00 am on Friday, December 29. We would greatly appreciate your diligence in this matter.
  • In order to comply with IRS regulations, any mailed 2017 contribution to FBC must be postmarked by December 31, 2017. Contributions received after this date (even if the check is written in 2017) must be reported as 2018 contributions.
  • IRS guidelines require that members who wish to itemize deductions must have a copy of the church’s contribution report when filing an income tax return. Reports will be available in January.

  

From the Pastor Search Committee:  Thank you for continuing to hold us up in prayer as we interview potential candidates for Pastor of FBC.  We appreciate your prayers for our sensitivity to the Lord's plan.

 

 

Celebrate Recovery (Step–Study Groups Now Forming)   We Need You!

We will be taking a short break during the holiday season and then will start back up on January 4 (Thursday – still at 7:00 pm.) If you have any questions about this program you may call Audrey at 918-557-7862, Ray at 918-557-7863, Mary at 275-6111, or Mark at 765-4759.  All inquiries will be handled confidentially.

 

New security protocol:

Starting Sunday, November 26, the east doors by the Children’s Area will no longer be used as a Sunday School/church entrance. Thank you for understanding as we seek to make our church an even safer place for everyone to worship.

 

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 December 8, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – December 8, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. And he came to her and said, “Hail, O favored one, the Lord is with you!” But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and considered in her mind what sort of greeting this might be. And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.

He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High;

and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David,

and he will reign over the house of Jacob for ever;

and of his kingdom there will be no end.”

 Luke 1:26-33

  

 

Sermon, Sunday December 10:

Special Missionary Speakers Vance and Juni Worten

Lottie Moon Giving Emphasis

  

Giving Tree

If you are willing to help with this service opportunity and have not taken a bag yet, please do that this coming Sunday. There are still about one-third of the bags left.  Questions - call Mary at the church office, 275-6111.

  

Women’s Christmas Tea
Sunday, December 10th
4:00 - 6:00 pm in Fellowship Hall
Wear something festive and bring your favorite Christmas cookies to share.

  

Adult Choir Christmas Program, This Sunday, December 10 at 6:00 pm

  

Professional Anniversary:

Teresa Jett, our FBC Financial Secretary, has been with the church since December 1, 2006, (eleven years.) Please show your appreciation to her for all her hard work.

 

From the Pastor Search Committee:  Thank you for continuing to hold us up in prayer as we interview potential candidates for Pastor of FBC.  We appreciate your prayers for our sensitivity to the Lord's plan.

 

 

Senior Adult Trip

Christmas Lights at Eischen’s in Okarche

December 14 – meet at the north parking lot of the church at 3:00 pm

Cost will be $8.00

Sign up at the church office window.

 

 

Celebrate Recovery (Step–Study Groups Now Forming)                     We Need You!

We will be taking a short break during the holiday season and then will start back up on January 4 (Thursday – still at 7:00 pm.) If you have any questions about this program you may call Audrey at 918-557-7862, Ray at 918-557-7863, Mary at 275-6111, or Mark at 765-4759.  All inquiries will be handled confidentially.

 

New security protocol:

Starting Sunday, November 26, the east doors by the Children’s Area will no longer be used as a Sunday School/church entrance. Thank you for understanding as we seek to make our church an even safer place for everyone to worship.

 

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 December 1, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – December 1, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me.” John 14:6

 

 

Sermon, Sunday December 3: “The Mission”; John 20:21-22; Paul Stevens

 

 

Lottie Moon Giving Emphasis begins this Sunday, Dec.3; there will be a special missionary speaker during the December 10 morning service.

  

Giving Tree

We still have bags available. Please help yourselves to the trees. Also, we have a few green slips missing and really need these turned in, or at least need to know who took those bags. Please call Mary at the church office, 275-6111.

 

We will be observing the Hanging of the Green during the Children’s Choir Christmas Program this Sunday, Dec. 3 at 6 PM.

 ·       Children & Youth Caroling and Pizza Party, Wed., Dec 6, 5:30 pm

·       Youth Christmas Party, Wed., December 6 at 6:45 pm

·       Kid’s Night Out, Fri., December 8 at 6:00 pm

·       Adult Choir Christmas Program, Sun., December 10 at 6:00 pm

 

From the Pastor Search Committee:  Thank you for continuing to hold us up in prayer as we interview potential candidates for Pastor of FBC.  Because of the amazing digital age in which we live, we are able to have videoconferences with the candidates and their wives.  We can view multiple sermons by each of the candidates.  This provides many benefits in helping us to come to know each other.  Because we are early in this part of the process, our pool of candidates is narrowing but it is still fluid. We appreciate your prayers for our sensitivity to the Lord's plan.

 

Celebrate Recovery Step–Study Groups:  We Need You!

We will be taking a short break during the holiday season and then will start back up on January 4 (Thursday – still at 7:00 pm.) If you have any questions about this program you may call Audrey at 918-557-7862, Ray at 918-557-7863, Mary at 275-6111, or Mark at 765-4759.  All inquiries will be handled confidentially.

 

Women’s Christmas Tea
Sunday, December 10th
4:00 - 6:00 pm in Fellowship Hall
Wear something festive and bring your favorite Christmas cookies to share. RSVP via the sign-up sheet in the Welcome Center. Donations accepted.

 

Mark Your Calendars

Senior Adult Trip

Christmas Lights at Eischen’s in Okarche

December 14 – in the evening, exact time and cost TBA

 

New security protocol:

Starting Sunday, November 26, the east doors by the Children’s Area will no longer be used as a Sunday School/church entrance. Thank you for understanding as we seek to make our church an even safer place for everyone to worship.

 

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 November 21, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – November 21, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him, bless his name! For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures for ever, and his faithfulness to all generations.  Psalm 100:4-5

  

 THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY SCHEDULE:

The church office will be closed Wednesday-Friday, November 22-24. Also, there will be no afternoon/evening activities at the church on Sunday, November 26.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

 

Sermon, Sunday November 26: “Submission in the Workplace”; Ephesians 6:5-9; Paul Stevens

  

Giving Tree

Bags will be available starting this Sunday, Nov. 26.

  

New security protocol:

Starting Sunday, November 26, the east doors by the Children’s Area will no longer be used as a Sunday School/church entrance. Thank you for understanding as we seek to make our church an even safer place for everyone to worship.

 

Celebrate Recovery – step studies do not meet this week. See you November 30.

If you have any questions about this program you may call Audrey at 918-557-7862, Ray at 918-557-7863, Mary at 275-6111, or Mark at 765-4759.  All inquiries will be handled confidentially.

 

 

Women’s Christmas Tea
Sunday, December 10th
4:00 - 6:00 pm in Fellowship Hall
Wear something festive and bring your favorite Christmas cookies to share. RSVP via the sign-up sheet in the Welcome Center. Donations accepted.

 

Mark Your Calendars

Senior Adult Trip to see the Christmas Lights at Eischen’s in Okarche

December 14 – in the evening, exact time and cost TBA

 

 

 

 

First Connections November 17, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – November 17, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

“… he who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for my sake will find it.” Matt. 10:38-39

 

 

Sermon, Sunday November 19: “Children and Parents”; Ephesians 6:1-4; Paul Stevens

 

 

Meetings Coming Up:

Deacons’ Meeting                   Sunday, Nov. 19, 8:30 am

Business Luncheon                 Sunday, Nov. 19, noon in Fellowship Hall

ATTENTION COMMITTEE CHAIRS – BUDGET REQUEST FORMS ARE DUE BACK DEC. 6.

 

 

Spaghetti Fundraiser For Children’s Camp

Sunday, November 19 at noon In Fellowship Hall

 

 

NEXT WEEK’S SCHEDULE:

The church office will be closed Wednesday-Friday, November 22-24. Also, there will be no afternoon/evening activities at the church on Sunday, November 26.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

 

 

 

Volunteers Needed!

Two areas of service opportunities at FBC are:

1)    Stuffing the pews with envelopes/visitor cards, etc.

2)    Stuffing the bulletins – as needed.

Please call Mary at the church office to volunteer or get more info – 275-6111.

 

 

New security protocol:

Starting Sunday, November 26, the east doors by the Children’s Area will no longer be used as a Sunday School/church entrance. Thank you for understanding as we seek to make our church an even safer place for everyone to worship.

 

 

 

Celebrate Recovery

New Celebrate Recovery step-studies are now being formed, meeting Thursdays at 7:00 pm. These new groups are being led by FBC members. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, non-denominational, recovery program that has total respect for the individual. It is not just for those with addictions, but for all who want to have a deeper relationship with Christ and a more abundant life. It is handled with anonymity and confidentiality. If you are 18 or over, and feel God calling you to this ministry for personal healing, or because you want to see it as a part of our church ministry, please join us.  If you have any questions about this program you may call Audrey at 918-557-7862, Ray at 918-557-7863, Mary at 275-6111, or Mark at 765-4759.  All inquiries will be handled confidentially.

 

 

Giving Tree

Bags will be available starting November 26.

 

 

Women’s Christmas Tea
Sunday, December 10th
4:00 - 6:00 pm in Fellowship Hall
Wear something festive and bring your favorite Christmas cookies to share. RSVP via the sign-up sheet in the Welcome Center. Donations accepted.

 

 

Mark Your Calendars

Senior Adult Trip

Christmas Lights at Eischen’s in Okarche

December 14 – in the evening, exact time and cost TBA

 

 

First Baptist is on Facebook: FBC Shawnee, ok

Like the church Facebook page and share it with your friends. Sermon information, events, and other information can be found on the church’s page. WE NEED YOUR HELP! We want to showcase our members and the activities throughout our church. Please take pictures! Wednesday night events, Sunday school, ministry and outreach activities, fellowship times, and more. Send pictures to Megan at young.megan.e@gmail.com.

 

Give Online. It’s Easy!

FBC is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving On-Line! Giving On-Line is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete giving history from anywhere you have internet access. Go to our websitewww.firstshawnee.com/give for more details.

  

 IF YOUR INFORMATION 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!  Mary

 

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First Connections November 10, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – November 10, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

“And do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, nor be of anxious mind. For all the nations of the world seek these things; and your Father knows that you need them. Instead, seek his kingdom, and these things shall be yours as well.” Luke 12:29-31

 

 

Wedding Invitation

Philip Todd and Heather McPherson

Saturday, November 11, 3:33 pm, at Camp Y’Shua, Medicine Creek Drive, Lawton, Oklahoma

Reception following. Please RSVP to philtodd@ou.edu

 

 

Sermon, Sunday November 12: “Marriage: Submission and Love, Part 2”; Ephesians 5:21-33; Paul Stevens

 

 

Meetings Coming Up:

Personnel Com Mtg.            Sunday, Nov. 12, 4:00 pm

Deacons’ Meeting                Sunday, Nov. 19, 8:30 am

Business Luncheon            Sunday, Nov. 19, noon in Fellowship Hall

ATTENTION COMMITTEE CHAIRS – BUDGET REQUEST FORMS ARE DUE BACK DEC. 6.

  

 

Wednesday Night Dinner

Dinner will be served from 6pm- 7:15pm. People can stay after 7:15pm and eat in the Fellowship Hall. Cost: $7 for ages 12 to adult; $4 for ages 6-11; $2 for ages 5 & under; & family max is $20 (max of 7 people). *FREE kids sack dinners will be available for children who don't like or cannot afford the regular meal.   Menu November 15, 2017: Breakfast for Dinner.

 

 

Senior Adult Lunch:

November 16   Luncheon at Golden Corral - noon

 

 

Celebrate Recovery

New Celebrate Recovery step-studies are now being formed, meeting Thursdays at 7:00 pm. These new groups are being led by FBC members. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, non-denominational, recovery program that has total respect for the individual. It is not just for those with addictions, but for all who want to have a deeper relationship with Christ and a more abundant life. It is handled with anonymity and confidentiality.

If you are 18 or over, and feel God calling you to this ministry for personal healing, or because you want to see it as a part of our church ministry, please join us.  If you have any questions about this program you may call Audrey at 918-557-7862, Ray at 918-557-7863, Mary at 275-6111, or Mark at 765-4759.  All inquiries will be handled confidentially.

 

 

Spaghetti Fundraiser

For Children’s Camp

Sunday, November 19 at noon

In Fellowship Hall

To volunteer to help or to bring sauce, contact Elaine Hawkins.

 

 

Volunteers Needed!

Two areas of service opportunities at FBC are:

1)    Stuffing the pews with envelopes/visitor cards, etc.

2)    Stuffing the bulletins – upcoming in December will be Missions information and Giving Tree information.

Please call Mary at the church office to volunteer or get more info – 275-6111.

 

 

Women’s Christmas Tea
Sunday, December 10th
4:00 - 6:00 pm in Fellowship Hall
Wear something festive and bring your favorite Christmas cookies to share. RSVP via the sign-up sheet in the Welcome Center. Donations accepted.

 

 

First Baptist is on Facebook: FBC Shawnee, ok

Like the church Facebook page and share it with your friends. Sermon information, events, and other information can be found on the church’s page. WE NEED YOUR HELP! We want to showcase our members and the activities throughout our church. Please take pictures! Wednesday night events, Sunday school, ministry and outreach activities, fellowship times, and more. Send pictures to Megan at young.megan.e@gmail.com.

 

Give Online. It’s Easy!

FBC is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving On-Line! Giving On-Line is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete giving history from anywhere you have internet access. Go to our websitewww.firstshawnee.com/give for more details.

  

 IF YOUR INFORMATION 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!  Mary

 

First Connections November 3, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – November 3, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 “Consider the lilies, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass which is alive in the field today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O men of little faith?” Luke 12:27-28

 

 

Daylight Savings Time Ends Saturday Night!

 

 

Sermon, Sunday November 5: “Marriage: Submission and Love”; Ephesians 5:21-33; Paul Stevens

 

 

Meetings this Week

Church Council        Monday, Nov. 6, 11:30 am in Room A-100

Finance Com. Mtg.  Wednesday, Nov. 8, 5:15 pm in the Conference Room

Personnel Com. Mtg. Sunday, Nov. 12, 4:00 pm

ATTENTION COMMITTEE CHAIRS – BUDGET REQUEST FORMS ARE DUE BACK DEC. 6.

  

 

Wednesday Night Dinner

Dinner will be served from 6pm- 7:15pm. People can stay after 7:15pm and eat in the Fellowship Hall. Cost: $7 for ages 12 to adult; $4 for ages 6-11; & $2 for ages 5 & under; family max is $20. *FREE kids sack dinners will be available for children who don't like or cannot afford the regular meal.  

Menu November 8, 2017: Chef Sampley’s Award Winning Blue Ribbon Biscuits, Oven Roasted Tenderloin, Pioneer Woman Mashed Potatoes, Roast Gravy, Whole Kernel Corn, Garden Fresh Salad by Chef Charles Prescott, Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies.

 

 

Wedding Invitation

Philip Todd and Heather McPherson

Saturday, November 11, 3:33 pm, at Camp Y’Shua, Medicine Creek Drive, Lawton, Oklahoma

Reception following. Please RSVP to philtodd@ou.edu

 

 

Senior Adult Activities:

November 9               Trip to Pioneer Woman – Pawhuska – leave church at 8:30 am

November 16             Luncheon at Golden Corral - noon

 

 

Celebrate Recovery

New Celebrate Recovery step-studies are now being formed, meeting Thursdays at 7:00 pm. These new groups are being led by FBC members. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, non-denominational, recovery program that has total respect for the individual. It is not just for those with addictions, but for all who want to have a deeper relationship with Christ and a more abundant life. It is handled with anonymity and confidentiality.

If you are 18 or over, and feel God calling you to this ministry for personal healing, or because you want to see it as a part of our church ministry, please join us.  If you have any questions about this program you may call Audrey at 918-557-7862, Ray at 918-557-7863, Mary at 275-6111, or Mark at 765-4759.  All inquiries will be handled confidentially.

 

 

Spaghetti Fundraiser

For Children’s Camp

Sunday, November 19 at noon

In Fellowship Hall

To volunteer to help or to bring sauce, contact Elaine Hawkins.

 

 

Volunteers Needed!

Two areas of service opportunities at FBC are:

1)    Stuffing the pews with envelopes/visitor cards, etc.

2)    Stuffing the bulletins – upcoming in December will be Missions information and Giving Tree information.

Please call Mary at the church office to volunteer or get more info – 275-6111.

 

 

First Baptist is on Facebook: FBC Shawnee, ok

Like the church Facebook page and share it with your friends. Sermon information, events, and other information can be found on the church’s page. WE NEED YOUR HELP! We want to showcase our members and the activities throughout our church. Please take pictures! Wednesday night events, Sunday school, ministry and outreach activities, fellowship times, and more. Send pictures to Megan at young.megan.e@gmail.com.

 

Give Online. It’s Easy!

FBC is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving On-Line! Giving On-Line is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete giving history from anywhere you have internet access. Go to our websitewww.firstshawnee.com/give for more details.

 

 IF YOUR INFORMATION 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!  Mary

First Connections October 27, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – October 27, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

“Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! And which of you by being anxious can add a cubit to his span of life? If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest?” Luke 12:24-26

 

 

First Baptist Church

125th Anniversary Celebration

Sunday Morning, October 29

There will be a special combined morning service (10:45 am) with guest speaker Paul Calmes, followed by a free luncheon. Everyone is invited! Please come!

Sermon: “True Greatness”; Paul Calmes

 

 

Deacon Ordination Council

Sunday, October 29 at 4:30 pm in Room A-100

 

Deacon Ordination

Sunday, October 29 at 6:00 pm in the Sanctuary

Elaine Allison and Carl Moss

 

 

Wednesday Night Dinner

Dinner will be served from 6pm- 7:15pm. People can stay after 7:15pm and eat in the Fellowship Hall. Cost: $7 for ages 12 to adult; $4 for ages 6-11; & $2 for ages 5 & under; family max is $20. *FREE kids sack dinners will be available for children who don't like or cannot afford the regular meal.

 

 

Celebrate Recovery

New Celebrate Recovery step-studies are now being formed, meeting Thursdays at 7:00 pm. These new groups are being led by FBC members. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, non-denominational, recovery program that has total respect for the individual. It is not just for those with addictions, but for all who want to have a deeper relationship with Christ and a more abundant life. It is handled with anonymity and confidentiality.

If you are 18 or over, and feel God calling you to this ministry for personal healing, or because you want to see it as a part of our church ministry, please join us.  If you have any questions about this program you may call Audrey at 918-557-7862, Ray at 918-557-7863, Mary at 275-6111, or Mark at 765-4759.  All inquiries will be handled confidentially.

 

 

 Family Promise

Family Promise will be at First Baptist Church November 5-11. Please look for a sign-up sheet – coming soon - on the church office window.

 

 

Wedding Invitation

Philip Todd and Heather McPherson

Saturday, November 11, 3:33 pm, at Camp Y’Shua, Medicine Creek Drive, Lawton, Oklahoma

Reception following. Please RSVP to philtodd@ou.edu

 

 

October is Fire Prevention Month

If you have a closet/closets at the church which you regularly use, please make a plan to clean these out sometime during the month of October. Clean closets are safer closets. We don’t want to restrict you by dictating exactly when or how this will happen, but please send an email to the church and just let us know your plan. Thanks a bunch!

 

First Baptist is on Facebook: FBC Shawnee, ok

Like the church Facebook page and share it with your friends. Sermon information, events, and other information can be found on the church’s page. WE NEED YOUR HELP! We want to showcase our members and the activities throughout our church. Please take pictures! Wednesday night events, Sunday school, ministry and outreach activities, fellowship times, and more. Send pictures to Megan at young.megan.e@gmail.com.

 

Give Online. It’s Easy!

FBC is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving On-Line! Giving On-Line is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete giving history from anywhere you have internet access. Go to our websitewww.firstshawnee.com/give for more details.

 

 IF YOUR INFORMATION 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!  Mary

First Connections October 20, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – October 20, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

And he said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat, nor about your body, what you shall put on. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing.”          Luke 12:22-23

 

 

Sermon, Sunday, October 22, 2017: “The Fullness of the Holy Spirit”; Ephesians 5:17-21; Paul Stevens

 

 

Sunday Night Guest Speaker: Michael Robertson will share about his work in Siberia.

 

 

Youth Choir!
Attention all 7-12 graders!  Youth choir is back!  Meeting at 5:00PM Sunday afternoons in the choir room.  Eric Yoder, an OBU Senior will be leading the choir.  He is very excited about meeting all of you and about the music you will be doing this year.  If you haven’t been in youth choir before, this is a great time to start!  Also, if you play an instrument, be sure and let him know!

 

 

 

Wednesday Night Dinner

Dinner will be served from 6pm- 7:15pm. People can stay after 7:15pm and eat in the Fellowship Hall. Cost: $7 for ages 12 to adult; $4 for ages 6-11; & $2 for ages 5 & under; family max is $20. *FREE kids sack dinners will be available for children who don't like or cannot afford the regular meal. Menu for October 25: ITALIAN FEAST – Homemade Sicilian Style Ziti de Etna, Ravioli and Meatballs, Jan Tipton’s Zucchini, Yellow Squash and Tomatoes, Chef Prescott’s Deluxe Tossed Green Salad, Chocolate and Vanilla Cake, Ice Cream

 

 

Celebrate Recovery

First Baptist’s Celebrate Recovery program is starting on Thursday, Oct 26 at 7pm, and you are invited to attend.  Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, non-denominational, recovery program that has total respect for the individual. It is not just for those with addictions, but for all who want to have a deeper relationship with Christ and a more abundant life.  In CR we find healing from our past hurts, our habits, and our hang-ups through working the 12 steps to recovery, and the Eight Principles of the beatitudes. It is handled with anonymity and confidentiality. If you are 18 or over, and feel God calling you to this ministry for personal healing, or because you want to see it as a part of our church ministry, please join us. 

If you have any questions about this program you may call Audrey at 918-557-7862, Ray at 918-557-7863, Mary at 275-6111, or Mark at 765-4759.  All inquiries will be handled confidentially.

 

 

First Baptist Church

125th Anniversary Celebration

Sunday Morning, October 29

There will be a special combined morning service (10:45 am) with guest speaker Paul Calmes, the Lord’s Supper, and followed by a free luncheon. We would love for people to give testimonies/stories/memories during the luncheon; please contact Elaine to volunteer.

Everyone is invited! Please come!

 

 

Deacon Ordination

Sunday, October 29 at 6:00 pm in the Sanctuary

 

 

Family Promise

Family Promise will be at First Baptist Church November 5-11. Please look for a sign-up sheet – coming soon - on the church office window.

 

 

Wedding Invitation

Philip Todd and Heather McPherson

Saturday, November 11, 3:33 pm, at Camp Y’Shua, Medicine Creek Drive, Lawton, Oklahoma

Reception following. Please RSVP to philtodd@ou.edu

 

 

October is Fire Prevention Month

If you have a closet/closets at the church which you regularly use, please make a plan to clean these out sometime during the month of October. Clean closets are safer closets. We don’t want to restrict you by dictating exactly when or how this will happen, but please send an email to the church and just let us know your plan. Thanks a bunch!

 

First Baptist is on Facebook: FBC Shawnee, ok

Like the church Facebook page and share it with your friends. Sermon information, events, and other information can be found on the church’s page. WE NEED YOUR HELP! We want to showcase our members and the activities throughout our church. Please take pictures! Wednesday night events, Sunday school, ministry and outreach activities, fellowship times, and more. Send pictures to Megan at young.megan.e@gmail.com.

 

Give Online. It’s Easy!

FBC is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving On-Line! Giving On-Line is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete giving history from anywhere you have internet access. Go to our websitewww.firstshawnee.com/give for more details.

 

 DON’T FORGET!

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

First Connections October 13, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – October 13, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 “Let not your hearts be troubled; believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And when I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.” John 14:1-3

  

Memorial Service

In case you did not see it in our prayer list earlier, LeVoe Maxwell died on August 23, 2017. There will be a memorial service for her at First Baptist Church tomorrow, Oct 14 at 10:30 am.

  

Sermon, Sunday, October 15, 2017: “Walking in Love, Light, and Wisdom”; Ephesians 5:1-21; Paul Stevens

  

Youth Choir!
Attention all 7-12 graders!  Youth choir is back!  Meeting at 5:00PM Sunday afternoons in the choir room.  Eric Yoder, an OBU Senior will be leading the choir.  He is very excited about meeting all of you and about the music you will be doing this year.  If you haven’t been in youth choir before, this is a great time to start!  Also, if you play an instrument, be sure and let him know!

 

Meetings on the Calendar:

Deacon’s Meeting                              Sun, Oct 15, 8:30 am

Celebrate Recovery Info. Mtg.          Sun, Oct 15, 5:00 pm in the Pre-teen room on 3rd floor

Church Business Mtg.                       Sun, Oct 15, 6:00 pm

Senior Adult Council                         Thurs, Oct 19, 10:00 am

Celebrate Recovery Info. Mtg.          Thurs, Oct 19, 7:00 pm in the Pre-teen room on 3rd floor

 

 

Wednesday Night Dinner

Dinner will be served from 6pm- 7:15pm. People can stay after 7:15pm and eat in the Fellowship Hall. Cost: $7 for ages 12 to adult; $4 for ages 6-11; & $2 for ages 5 & under; family max is $20. *FREE kids sack dinners will be available for children who don't like or cannot afford the regular meal.

New Wednesday Night Fall Schedule

5:00                Children’s Handbells

5:30                Prayer Meeting

5:30                Children's Choirs (ages 3-6th grade)

6:00                Wednesday Night Dinner

6:00                Mission Friends (ages 3-5)

6:15                TeamKid (1st-3rd grade)

6:15                SPARK (4th-6th grade)

6:45                Youth Shimmer (7th-12th grade)

7:00                Sanctuary Choir rehearsal

 

Celebrate Recovery Informational Meeting

 Celebrate Recovery is a non-denominational, inclusive, biblical recovery program for those struggling with anything from ordinary daily strongholds in their life to those with addictions of any kind. It is handled with confidentiality, is church sponsored, has strict accountability for all leaders. We are currently planning for a leadership training for Celebrate Recovery here at FBC, starting very soon. If you have any interest in working in a program like this, please call Audrey at 918-557-7862, Ray at 918-557-7863, Mary at 275-6111, or Mark at 765-4759.  All inquiries will be handled confidentially. Celebrate Recovery Informational Meeting: Sunday, Oct. 15 at 5 pm and Thursday, Oct. 19 at 7 pm. Anyone is welcome. This is an opportunity to find out more about Celebrate Recovery and how it functions and why we are passionate about its effectiveness.  You do not have to be interested in being a leader in CR or even in attending CR – Even just the curious are welcome to come to one of these meetings. They will be held in the Pre-teen room on 3rd floor (there will be directional signs.)

 

First Baptist Church

125th Anniversary Celebration

Sunday Morning, October 29

There will be a special combined morning service (10:45 am) with guest speaker Paul Calmes, the Lord’s Supper, and followed by a free luncheon. We would love for people to give testimonies/stories/memories during the luncheon; please contact Elaine to volunteer.

Everyone is invited! Please come!

 

October is Fire Prevention Month

If you have a closet/closets at the church which you regularly use, please make a plan to clean these out sometime during the month of October. Clean closets are safer closets. We don’t want to restrict you by dictating exactly when or how this will happen, but please send an email to the church and just let us know your plan. Thanks a bunch!

 

Family Promise

Family Promise will be at First Baptist Church November 5-11. Please look for a sign-up sheet – coming soon - on the church office window.

 

Wedding Invitation

Philip Todd and Heather McPherson

Saturday, November 11, 3:33 pm, at Camp Y’Shua, Medicine Creek Drive, Lawton, Oklahoma

Reception following. Please RSVP to philtodd@ou.edu

 

This is from Cindy Hanchey: please share the link below to Romar Beach Baptist Church in Orange Beach, AL. Ask for prayer that they find a pastor--they have no monies for a salary. It's a beautiful facility! We attended a Wednesday prayer meeting while we stayed in a condo next door. I think their membership is around 45. They offer a Retreat Facility and provide outreach to many in that area.      http://www.romarbeachbaptist.org/

 

First Baptist is on Facebook - FBC Shawnee, ok

Like the church Facebook page and share it with your friends. Sermon information, events, and other information can be found on the church’s page. WE NEED YOUR HELP! We want to showcase our members and the activities throughout our church. Please take pictures! Wednesday night events, Sunday school, ministry and outreach activities, fellowship times, and more. Send pictures to Megan at young.megan.e@gmail.com.

 

Give Online. It’s Easy!

FBC is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving On-Line! Giving On-Line is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete giving history from anywhere you have internet access. Go to our websitewww.firstshawnee.com/give for more details.

  

 DON’T FORGET!

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

 

 

First Connections October 8, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – October 6, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” Matt. 9:36-38

 

 

Memorial Service

In case you did not see it in our prayer list earlier, LeVoe Maxwell died on August 23, 2017. There will be a memorial service for her at First Baptist Church Sat, Oct 14 at 10:30 am.

 

 

Sermon, Sunday, October 8, 2017: “Theft”; Ephesians 4:28; Paul Stevens

 

 

Fall Fellowship at the Ford Family Farm

THIS SUNDAY, October 8, 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Please bring:

Family and friends

Lawnchairs/blankets

Food: last names starting with A-L bring a side dish and M-Z bring a dessert

Enjoy:

hamburgers, hot dogs and the fixin’s

sack races, tug-o-war, corn toss, and more 

free photo shoot

singing cowboy

hayrides

bonfire (marshmallows provided)

The farm is at 411 S Bryan Street; take the first driveway on the left just past Pleasant Grove School. RAIN PLANS: if there is rain this weekend, there is a chance it could make it impossible to use the farm for this event. If this happens, we will use email and Facebook to get the word out (by Saturday.) In the event of rain, we will meet in Fellowship Hall at the same time.

 

Youth Choir!
Attention all 7-12 graders!  Youth choir is back!  Meeting at 5:00PM Sunday afternoons in the choir room.  Eric Yoder, an OBU Senior will be leading the choir.  He is very excited about meeting all of you and about the music you will be doing this year.  If you haven’t been in youth choir before, this is a great time to start!  Also, if you play an instrument, be sure and let him know!

 

 

Meetings on the Calendar:

Personnel Meeting                            Sun, Oct 8, 2:00 pm

Finance Com. Mtg.                            Wed, Oct 11, 5:15 pm

Deacon’s Meeting                              Sun, Oct 15, 8:30 am

Church Business Mtg.                       Sun, Oct 15, 6:00 pm

 

 

NEW DEACON ROSTER

Effective October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2018

All of the names on the ballot were passed in accordance with the church by-laws. The names below are the new roster – including the ones added by the recent vote.

Leesa Adams

Elaine Allison

Joel Deichman

Jim Farthing

Bill Ford

Sam Garlow

Jim Hansford

Charles Hawkins

Aaron Hembree

Mitch Hembree

Roger Henson

Terry Hopkins

Larry Inman

Cliff Lehmann

Sallie McLaughlin

Carl Moss

Charles Prescott

David Stevens

Bill Tiger

Shannon Tiger

Phil Todd

Rocky Wade

Mike Wester

 

 

Wednesday Night Dinner

Dinner will be served from 6pm- 7:15pm. People can stay after 7:15pm and eat in the Fellowship Hall. Cost: $7 for ages 12 to adult; $4 for ages 6-11; & $2 for ages 5 & under; family max is $20. *FREE kids sack dinners will be available for children who don't like or cannot afford the regular meal.  Menu – October 11: Breakfast for Dinner

New Wednesday Night Fall Schedule

5:00                Children’s Handbells

5:30                Prayer Meeting

5:30                Children's Choirs (ages 3-6th grade)

6:00                Wednesday Night Dinner

6:00                Mission Friends (ages 3-5)

6:15                TeamKid (1st-3rd grade)

6:15                SPARK (4th-6th grade)

6:45                Youth Shimmer (7th-12th grade)

7:00                Sanctuary Choir rehearsal

 

First Baptist Church  125th Anniversary Celebration

Sunday Morning, October 29

There will be a special combined morning service (10:45 am) with guest speaker Paul Calmes, the Lord’s Supper and a Baptism, followed by a free luncheon. We would love for people to give testimonies/stories/memories during the luncheon; please contact Elaine to volunteer.

Everyone is invited! Please come!

 

October is Fire Prevention Month

If you have a closet/closets at the church which you regularly use, please make a plan to clean these out sometime during the month of October. Clean closets are safer closets. We don’t want to restrict you by dictating exactly when or how this will happen, but please send an email to the church and just let us know your plan. Thanks a bunch!

 

Celebrate Recovery at First Baptist Church, Shawnee

 Celebrate Recovery is a non-denominational, inclusive, biblical recovery program for those struggling with anything from ordinary daily strongholds in their life to those with addictions of any kind. It is handled with confidentiality, is church sponsored, has strict accountability for all leaders. Below is a description straight from the CR web site:

“Celebrate Recovery is a biblical and balanced program that helps us overcome our hurts, hang-ups, and habits.  It is based on the actual words of Jesus rather than psychological theory.  25 years ago, Saddleback Church launched Celebrate Recovery with 43 people. It was designed as a program to help those struggling with hurts, habits and hang-ups by showing them the loving power of Jesus Christ through a recovery process. Celebrate Recovery has helped more than 17000 people at Saddleback, attracting over 70% of its members from outside the church. Eighty-five percent of the people who go through the program stay with the church and nearly half serve as church volunteers. Celebrate Recovery is now in over 29,000 churches worldwide!”

We are currently planning for a leadership training for Celebrate Recovery here at FBC, starting very soon. If you have any interest in working in a program like this, please call Audrey at 918-557-7862, Ray at 918-557-7863, Mary at 275-6111, or Mark at 765-4759.  All inquiries will be handled confidentially.

 

First Baptist is on Facebook

FBC Shawnee, ok

Like the church Facebook page and share it with your friends. Sermon information, events, and other information can be found on the church’s page. WE NEED YOUR HELP! We want to showcase our members and the activities throughout our church. Please take pictures! Wednesday night events, Sunday school, ministry and outreach activities, fellowship times, and more. Send pictures to Megan at young.megan.e@gmail.com.

 

Give Online. It’s Easy!

FBC is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving On-Line! Giving On-Line is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete giving history from anywhere you have internet access. Go to our websitewww.firstshawnee.com/give for more details.

  

 DON’T FORGET!

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

 

 

First Connections September 29, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – September 29, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”   John 13:34-35

  

Sermon, Sunday, October 1, 2017: “God’s Plan for Anger Management”; Ephesians 4:26-27; Paul Stevens

  

Special Called Business Meeting

The Personnel Committee recommends that First Baptist Church, Shawnee, Oklahoma, hire Dr. Chris Matthews, OBU Dean of the Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts, as Interim Music Minister. The vote on this recommendation will be taken in a special called business meeting during the Sunday evening worship service on October 1, 2017, in keeping with the church bylaws.

 

NEW DEACON ROSTER

Effective October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2018

All of the names on the ballot were passed in accordance with the church by-laws. The names below are the new roster, including the returning deacons and the ones just added by the vote last week.

Leesa Adams

Elaine Allison

Joel Deichman

Jim Farthing

Bill Ford

Sam Garlow

Jim Hansford

Charles Hawkins

Aaron Hembree

Mitch Hembree

Roger Henson

Terry Hopkins

Larry Inman

Cliff Lehmann

Sallie McLaughlin

Carl Moss

Charles Prescott

David Stevens

Bill Tiger

Shannon Tiger

Phil Todd

Rocky Wade

Mike Wester

 

 

Meetings on the Calendar:

Public Relations Committee             Sun, Oct 1, 9:00 am

Special Called Business Mtg.           Sun, Oct 1, 6:00 pm (at the very first of the evening worship)

Church Council Meeting                    Mon, Oct 2, 11:30 am

Properties Meeting                            Wed, Oct 4, 4:00 pm

Personnel Meeting                            Sun, Oct 8, 2:00 pm

 

Wednesday Night Dinner

Dinner will be served from 6pm- 7:15pm. People can stay after 7:15pm and eat in the Fellowship Hall. Cost: $7 for ages 12 to adult; $4 for ages 6-11; & $2 for ages 5 & under; family max is $20. *FREE kids sack dinners will be available for children who don't like or cannot afford the regular meal.

New Wednesday Night Fall Schedule

5:00                Children’s Handbells

5:30                Prayer Meeting

5:30                Children's Choirs (ages 3-6th grade)

6:00                Wednesday Night Dinner

6:00                Mission Friends (ages 3-5)

6:15                TeamKid (1st-3rd grade)

6:15                SPARK (4th-6th grade)

6:45                Youth Shimmer (7th-12th grade)

7:00                Sanctuary Choir rehearsal

 

 

Fall Festival at the Ford Family Farm

October 8, 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Congregation: last names beginning with A – L, please bring a side dish and names beginning with M – Z a dessert. Everyone bring your own chair.

There will be entertainment and a good time will be had by all!

 

Youth Choir!
Attention all 7-12 graders!  Youth choir is back!  Meeting at 5:00PM Sunday afternoons in the choir room.  Eric Yoder, an OBU Senior will be leading the choir.  He is very excited about meeting all of you and about the music you will be doing this year.  If you haven’t been in youth choir before, this is a great time to start!  Also, if you play an instrument, be sure and let him know!

 

Women’s Fall Bible Study Has Begun!   “Discerning the Voice of God” by Priscilla Shirer

This is a 7 week study that will help us learn how to recognize when God speaks. It invites you to explore a more intimate relationship with Him one that can make hearing Him, His will, His heart and His voice, your ongoing experience.  There are two opportunities to get involved in this study. One group meets at 7:00 pm at Dee Ann Schroyer’s home on Tuesday nights, beginning Sep 12. The morning group meets at 9:00 am on Wednesdays, beginning Sep 13, in the Church Parlor. (PLEASE NOTE THE DAY CHANGE.)  Hope you can join in one of these – books will be $13.00.

  

THANK YOU:

Church family,

Meredith and I wanted to express our deep gratitude for the beautiful baby shower. We greatly appreciate all the gifts and cards given to us. We and baby Vance are excited to put them to good use! More importantly, through your gifts and actions, we feel loved and supported by y’all. Thank you. You and your gifts are precious to us.   Joy and Peace,   Brandon, Meredith, and Vance McClure

 

October is Fire Prevention Month

If you have a closet/closets at the church which you regularly use, please make a plan to clean these out sometime during the month of October. Clean closets are safer closets. We don’t want to restrict you by dictating exactly when or how this will happen, but please send an email to the church and just let us know your plan. Thanks a bunch!

 

First Baptist is on Facebook - FBC Shawnee, ok

Like the church Facebook page and share it with your friends. Sermon information, events, and other information can be found on the church’s page. WE NEED YOUR HELP! We want to showcase our members and the activities throughout our church. Please take pictures! Wednesday night events, Sunday school, ministry and outreach activities, fellowship times, and more. Send pictures to Megan at young.megan.e@gmail.com.

 

Give Online. It’s Easy!

FBC is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving On-Line! Giving On-Line is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete giving history from anywhere you have internet access. Go to our websitewww.firstshawnee.com/give for more details.

  

 DON’T FORGET!

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

 

 

First Connections September 21, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – September 21, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

And as he sat at table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat down with Jesus and his disciples. And when the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” But when he heard it, he said, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.” Matthew 9:10-13

  

Sermon, Sunday, September 24, 2017: “The Truth About Lying”; Ephesians 4:25; Paul Stevens

  

THANK YOU:

Church family,

Meredith and I wanted to express our deep gratitude for the beautiful baby shower. We greatly appreciate all the gifts and cards given to us. We and baby Vance are excited to put them to good use! More importantly, through your gifts and actions, we feel loved and supported by y’all. Thank you. You and your gifts are precious to us.

Joy and Peace,   Brandon, Meredith, and Vance McClure

 

Youth Choir!
Attention all 7-12 graders!  Youth choir is back!  Meeting at 5:00PM Sunday afternoons in the choir room.  Eric Yoder, an OBU Senior will be leading the choir.  He is very excited about meeting all of you and about the music you will be doing this year.  If you haven’t been in youth choir before, this is a great time to start!  Also, if you play an instrument, be sure and let him know!

 

Women’s Fall Bible Study Has Begun!

Discerning the Voice of God” by Priscilla Shirer

This is a 7 week study that will help us learn how to recognize when God speaks. It invites you to explore a more intimate relationship with Him one that can make hearing Him, His will, His heart and His voice, your ongoing experience. There are two opportunities to get involved in this study. One group meets at 7:00 pm at Dee Ann Schroyer’s home on Tuesday nights, beginning Sep 12. The morning group meets at 9:00 am on Wednesdays, beginning Sep 13, in the Church Parlor. (PLEASE NOTE THE DAY CHANGE.) Hope you can join in one of these – books will be $13.00.

 

 Wednesday Night Dinner

Dinner will be served from 6pm- 7:15pm. People can stay after 7:15pm and eat in the Fellowship Hall. Cost: $7 for ages 12 to adult; $4 for ages 6-11; & $2 for ages 5 & under; family max is $20.

*FREE kids sack dinners will be available for children who don't like or cannot afford the regular meal.

 

New Wednesday Night Fall Schedule

5:00                Children’s Handbells

5:30                Prayer Meeting

5:30                Children's Choirs (ages 3-6th grade)

6:00                Wednesday Night Dinner

6:00                Mission Friends (ages 3-5)

6:15                TeamKid (1st-3rd grade)

6:15                SPARK (4th-6th grade)

6:45                Youth Shimmer (7th-12th grade)

7:00                Sanctuary Choir rehearsal

 

Deacon Election

The election of deacons for this year will be held in Sunday morning worship (both services) this coming week, September 24.

 

Meetings on the Calendar:

Deacons’ Meeting                              Sun, Sep 24, 8:30 am

Public Relations Committee             Sun, Sep 24, 9:00 am

Business Meeting                              Sun, Sep 24, 6:00 pm

Church Business Meeting

Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 6:00 pm

  • Motion by Finance Committee for church to vote on acceptance of a gift of property at 318 N. Philadelphia and for demolition of house and other structures on the property.  Cost to be paid by donor. 

Special Called Business Meeting

The Personnel Committee recommends that First Baptist Church, Shawnee, Oklahoma, hire Dr. Chris Matthews, OBU Dean of the Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts, as Interim Music Minister. The vote on this recommendation will be taken in a special called business meeting during the Sunday evening worship service on October 1, 2017, in keeping with the church bylaws.

 

 

Fall Festival at the Ford Family Farm

October 8, 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Congregation: last names beginning with A – L, please bring a side dish and names beginning with M – Z a dessert. Everyone bring your own chair.

There will be entertainment and a good time will be had by all!

 

 

First Baptist is on Facebook

FBC Shawnee, OK

Like the church Facebook page and share it with your friends. Sermon information, events, and other information can be found on the church’s page. WE NEED YOUR HELP! We want to showcase our members and the activities throughout our church. Please take pictures! Wednesday night events, Sunday school, ministry and outreach activities, fellowship times, and more.  Send pictures to Megan at young.megan.e@gmail.com.

 


Give Online. It’s Easy!

FBC is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving On-Line! Giving On-Line is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete giving history from anywhere you have internet access. Go to our websitewww.firstshawnee.com/give for more details.

  

 DON’T FORGET!

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

 

 

First Connections September 15, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – September 15, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

“Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God. Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows.” Luke 12:6-7

 

Sermon, Sunday, September 17, 2017: “Put Off and Put On”; Ephesians 4:17- 24; Paul Stevens

  

Starting today: The Order of Services for both the Traditional and the Contemporary worship services are attached to the email - see the bottom of the page.

 

 

Youth Choir Begins!
Attention all 7-12 graders!  Youth choir is back!  Meeting at 5:00PM Sunday afternoons in the choir room.  Eric Yoder, an OBU Senior will be leading the choir.  He is very excited about meeting all of you and about the music you will be doing this year.  If you haven’t been in youth choir before, this is a great time to start!  Also, if you play an instrument, be sure and let him know!

 

Women’s Fall Bible Study Has Begun!

Discerning the Voice of God” by Priscilla Shirer

This is a 7 week study that will help us learn how to recognize when God speaks. It invites you to explore a more intimate relationship with Him one that can make hearing Him, His will, His heart and His voice, your ongoing experience.

There are two opportunities to get involved in this study. One group meets at 7:00 pm at Dee Ann Schroyer’s home on Tuesday nights, beginning Sep 12. The morning group meets at 9:00 am on Wednesdays, beginning Sep 13, in the Church Parlor. (PLEASE NOTE THE DAY CHANGE.)

Hope you can join in one of these – books will be $13.00.

 

 Wednesday Night Dinner

Dinner will be served from 6pm- 7:15pm. People can stay after 7:15pm and eat in the Fellowship Hall. Cost: $7 for ages 12 to adult; $4 for ages 6-11; & $2 for ages 5 & under; family max is $20. *FREE kids sack dinners will be available for children who don't like or cannot afford the regular meal.

New Wednesday Night Fall Schedule

5:00                Children’s Handbells

5:30                Prayer Meeting

5:30                Children's Choirs (ages 3-6th grade)

6:00                Wednesday Night Dinner

6:00                Mission Friends (ages 3-5)

6:15                TeamKid (1st-3rd grade)

6:15                SPARK (4th-6th grade)

6:45                Youth Shimmer (7th-12th grade)

7:00                Sanctuary Choir rehearsal

 

Senior Adult Luncheon

At Golden Corral, noon on Thursday, September 21

 

 

Meetings on the Calendar:

Pastor Search Committee                   Thurs, Sep 21, 2:00 pm

Fall Festival Meeting                          Sun, Sep 21, 6:30 pm

Deacons’ Meeting                               Sun, Sep 24, 8:30 am

Public Relations Committee               Sun, Sep 24, 9:00 am

Business Meeting                                Sun, Sep 24, 6:00 pm

 

Church Business Meeting

Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 6:00 pm

Personnel Committee will be bringing a recommendation.

 

First Baptist is on Facebook

FBC Shawnee, ok

Like the church Facebook page and share it with your friends. Sermon information, events, and other

information can be found on the church’s page. WE NEED YOUR HELP! We want to showcase our members

and the activities throughout our church. Please take pictures! Wednesday night events, Sunday school, ministry and outreach activities, fellowship times, and more.

Send pictures to Megan at young.megan.e@gmail.com.


Give Online. It’s Easy!

FBC is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving On-Line! Giving On-Line is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete giving history from anywhere you have internet access. Go to our websitewww.firstshawnee.com/give for more details.

  

 DON’T FORGET!

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

 

 

First Connections September 8, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – September 8, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

And Jesus cried out and said, “He who believes in me, believes not in me but in him who sent me. And he who sees me sees him who sent me. I have come as light into the world, that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness.” John 12:44-46

  

Sermon, Sunday, September 10, 2017: “Unity in Diversity”; Ephesians 4:7-16; Paul Stevens

  

CONGREGATIONAL SURVEY – PASTOR SEARCH

The Pastor Search Committee invites you to complete a survey regarding what characteristics you believe are most important in the next pastor of First Baptist Church.  The surveys will be available in the traditional service, the contemporary service and at the Welcome Center until September 10.  Please leave the completed surveys in the boxes located in the auditorium vestibule, at the Welcome Center or at the Fellowship Hall door.  You may also leave them in the offertory plate.  Please continue to pray with us that God will prepare our next pastor for us and that He will make us sensitive to His leading in finding that person.  

Thank you! The Pastor Search Committee

 

Youth Choir Begins!
Attention all 7-12 graders!  Starting September 10th youth choir will again be meeting at 5:00PM Sunday afternoon in the choir room.  Eric Yoder, an OBU Senior will be leading the choir.  He is very excited about meeting all of you and about the music you will be doing this year.  If you haven’t been in youth choir before, this is a great time to start!  Also, if you play an instrument, be sure and let him know!

 

Women’s Fall Bible Study Starts Next Week!

Discerning the Voice of God” by Priscilla Shirer

This is a 7 week study that will help us learn how to recognize when God speaks. It invites you to explore a more intimate relationship with Him one that can make hearing Him, His will, His heart and His voice, your ongoing experience.

There will be two opportunities to get involved in this study. One group will meet at 7:00 pm at Dee Ann Schroyer’s home on Tuesday nights, beginning Sep 12. The morning group will meet at 9:00 am on Wednesdays, beginning Sep 13, in the Church Parlor. (PLEASE NOTE THE DAY CHANGE.)

Hope you can join in one of these – books will be $13.00.

 

 Wednesday Night Dinner

Dinner will be served from 6pm- 7:15pm. People can stay after 7:15pm and eat in the Fellowship Hall. Cost: $7 for ages 12 to adult; $4 for ages 6-11; & $2 for ages 5 & under; family max is $20. *FREE kids sack dinners will be available for children who don't like or cannot afford the regular meal.

September 13: Breakfast for Dinner

 

New Wednesday Night Fall Schedule

5:00                Children’s Handbells

5:30                Prayer Meeting

5:30                Children's Choirs (ages 3-6th grade)

6:00                Wednesday Night Dinner

6:00                Mission Friends (ages 3-5)

6:15                TeamKid (1st-3rd grade)

6:15                SPARK (4th-6th grade)

6:45                Youth Shimmer (7th-12th grade)

7:00                Sanctuary Choir rehearsal

 

Meetings on the Calendar:

Personnel Committee Mtg.             Sunday, Sep 10, 4:00 pm

Youth Choir Meeting                       Sunday, Sep 10, 5:00 pm

Church Council Meeting1              Monday, Sep 11, 11:30 am

Properties Committee Mtg.             Wednesday, Sep 13, 4:00 pm

Finance Committee Mtg.                 Wednesday, Sep 13, 5:15 pm


Give Online. It’s Easy!

FBC is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving On-Line! Giving On-Line is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete giving history from anywhere you have internet access. Go to our websitewww.firstshawnee.com/give for more details.

  

 DON’T FORGET!

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

 

 

 

 

First Connections September 1, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – September 1, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

“Every one then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built this house upon the rock; and the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat upon that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And every one who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house upon the sand; and the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell; and great was the fall of it.”

(Jesus words in Matthew 6:24-27)

Pray for all those affected by the recent storms – many have tragically lost their homes/churches/work places and much more. We don’t know yet how many lives have been lost. Praise God for the lives that were spared and humbly pray that those struggling with the physical rebuilding may find a way to rebuild their spiritual “houses” on the Rock of Jesus Christ.   Mary

 

 

Sermon, Sunday, September 3, 2017: “Biblical Unity”; Ephesians 4:1-6; Paul Stevens

 

 

CONGREGATIONAL SURVEY – PASTOR SEARCH

The Pastor Search Committee invites you to complete a survey regarding what characteristics you believe are most important in the next pastor of First Baptist Church.  The surveys will be available in the traditional service, the contemporary service and at the Welcome Center until September 10.  Please leave the completed surveys in the boxes located in the auditorium vestibule, at the Welcome Center or at the Fellowship Hall door.  You may also leave them in the offertory plate.  Please continue to pray with us that God will prepare our next pastor for us and that He will make us sensitive to His leading in finding that person.  

Thank you!

The Pastor Search Committee

 

 

Welcome!

Graeson Griffin has joined our church staff as part time Contemporary Worship Leader.  Graeson is a recent graduate of OBU where he completed two degrees, one in music and one in physics.  He brings a great love for ministry combined with a truly gifted musical knowledge to this worship service.  His picture will soon be added to our church webpage so you can recognize him and make him feel welcomed.

 

 

Youth Choir Begins!
Attention all 7-12 graders!  Starting September 10th youth choir will again be meeting at 5:00PM Sunday afternoon in the choir room.  Eric Yoder, an OBU Senior will be leading the choir.  He is very excited about meeting all of you and about the music you will be doing this year.  If you haven’t been in youth choir before, this is a great time to start!  Come this Sunday and meet Eric as he will be in the 7-12 Sunday School. Also, if you play an instrument, be sure and let him know!

 

 

Labor Day Holiday

There will be no evening activities or church this coming Sunday, Sep 3, due to the holiday. Also – the church office will be closed on Monday, Sep 4. Church Council will meet Sep 11.

 

 

 Wednesday Night Dinner

Dinner will be served from 6pm- 7:15pm. People can stay after 7:15pm and eat in the Fellowship Hall. Cost: $7 for ages 12 to adult; $4 for ages 6-11; & $2 for ages 5 & under; family max is $20. *FREE kids sack dinners will be available for children who don't like or cannot afford the regular meal.

September 6 menu:

Chef Sampley’s Prize Winning Hot Biscuits, Oven Roasted Orange Chicken, Homemade Mashed Potatoes, White Gravy, Chef Prescott’s Deluxe Tossed Green Salad, Yellow Cake/Chocolate Icing.

 

New Wednesday Night Fall Schedule

5:30                Prayer Meeting

5:30                Children's Choirs (ages 3-6th grade)

6:00                Wednesday Night Dinner

6:00                Mission Friends (ages 3-5)

6:15                TeamKid (1st-3rd grade)

6:15                SPARK (4th-6th grade)

6:45                Youth Shimmer (7th-12th grade)

7:00                Sanctuary Choir rehearsal

Also starting this next week:

Children's Handbells

Wednesday Nights 5pm-5:30pm

starting September 6th

  

Meetings on the Calendar:

Properties Committee         Wednesday, Sep. 6 at 4:00 pm

Personnel Committee         Sunday, Sep. 10 at 4:00 pm

Youth Choir Meeting           Sunday, Sep. 10 at 5:00 pm in the Choir Room

 

Tutors!
For the past four years, First Baptist has supplied tutors to Horace Mann Elementary and Jefferson Elementary.  Tutoring will begin the week after Labor Day.  If you are a returning tutor, you just need to contact your teacher and work out your schedule.  If you have not participated in tutoring but would like to do so, please contact Pat Prescott.  This is a wonderful ministry that benefits children and teachers both!  Come join us!

 

Give Online. It’s Easy!

FBC is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving On-Line! Giving On-Line is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete giving history from anywhere you have internet access. Go to our websitewww.firstshawnee.com/give for more details.

  

 DON’T FORGET!

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

 

 

 

 

First Connections August 25, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – August 25, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

“And I tell you, Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”     Luke 11:9

  

Sermon, Sunday, August 27, 2017: “Paul’s Second Prayer”; Ephesians 3:14-21; Paul Stevens

  

Welcome!

Graeson Griffin has joined our church staff as part time Contemporary Worship Leader.  Graeson is a recent graduate of OBU where he completed two degrees, one in music and one in physics.  He brings a great love for ministry combined with a truly gifted musical knowledge to this worship service.  His picture will soon be added to our church webpage so you can recognize him and make him feel welcomed.

  

 Wednesday Night Dinner

Dinner will be served from 6pm- 7:15pm. People can stay after 7:15pm and eat in the Fellowship Hall. Cost: $7 for ages 12 to adult; $4 for ages 6-11; & $2 for ages 5 & under; family max is $20. *FREE kids sack dinners will be available for children who don't like or cannot afford the regular meal.

August 30 menu:

Memphis Style Ribs, Baked Beans, Fresh Corn on the Cobb, Potato Salad, Texas Toast, Garden Fresh Salad by Chef Charles Prescott, Cookies and Ice Cream

New Wednesday Night Fall Schedule

5:30                Prayer Meeting

5:30                Children's Choirs (ages 3-6th grade)

6:00                Wednesday Night Dinner

6:00                Mission Friends (ages 3-5)

6:15                TeamKid (1st-3rd grade)

6:15                SPARK (4th-6th grade)

6:45                Youth Shimmer (7th-12th grade)

7:00                Sanctuary Choir rehearsal

Also coming soon:

Children's Handbells, Wednesday Nights 5pm-5:30pm, starting September 6.

 

Baby Shower for Meredith, Brandon and Baby Boy McClure

Sunday, September 10, 1:30 - 3:00 pm, Come and Go - In the FBC Children's Area - They are registered at Target.

 

Tutors!

For the past four years, First Baptist has supplied tutors to Horace Mann Elementary and Jefferson Elementary.  Tutoring will begin the week after Labor Day.  If you are a returning tutor, you just need to contact your teacher and work out your schedule.  If you have not participated in tutoring but would like to do so, please contact Pat Prescott.  This is a wonderful ministry that benefits children and teachers both!  Come join us!

 

A Hand Up Hygiene Drive- Through Aug 30:

There are boxes located in the church office to collect hygiene drive items. The drive is sponsored by TEEM: “an interfaith 501 (C) (3) nonprofit organization that is dedicated to breaking the cycles of incarceration and poverty through education, personal development, and work readiness training.” Kris Steele called the church and asked permission to place these boxes. If you would like to donate, the items are just basic hygiene needs or you can also look at the list of items on the side of each box. 

 

Give Online. It’s Easy!

FBC is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving On-Line! Giving On-Line is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete giving history from anywhere you have internet access. Go to our websitewww.firstshawnee.com/give for more details.

  

 DON’T FORGET!

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