FIRST CONNECTIONS – August 10, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.


“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Romans 8:38-39 (NIV)

 

Sermon, August 12, 2018:

Steps to Revitalization

Matthew 16,18, & Selective Scriptures

Dr. Charles Kimball

 

Meetings this week:                                 

Finance Committee Meeting          4:00 pm Sunday, August 12

Personnel Committee Meeting      3:00 pm Tuesday, August 14

Prayer Meeting                                 6:00 pm Wednesday, August 15

 

Family Promise

Family Promise guests will not be staying at the church this week. There are too many guests in the program to be accommodated at the church.  We only have 14 beds and there are 17 guests!  We do have a need for people to help with preparing and delivering food around 6PM every evening to the Day Center where our guests will be staying.  If you signed up to spend the evening or to overnight, you might consider talking to the person bringing food to see if you can team up with them to help Thursday and Friday's food is covered by our helper church, but First Baptist will cover the other nights including Saturday.  We have 5 adults, 10 elementary-aged kids and 1 toddler in this group (and a 4-month old baby who will be fed by mom).

 

Youth/Parent Luncheon

Sunday (8/12), immediately following the morning service, come & meet our new Student Minister Andrew and his wife Payton at our Youth/Parent Luncheon!

 

Counters Needed

The counting committee is looking for new members to help count Sunday’s offerings. If interested, please contact the church office

 

Welcome Center Volunteers Needed

The Welcome Center Team is looking for more smiling faces to provide an inviting space for members and visitors on Sunday morning.  We also assist visitors to find a class or the service of their choice. Come be a part of our Team!  Contact Shelby Jones in the church office or Robbie Henson at (405) 620-2790.

 

Teacher School Supply Drive

August 5-September 2

We all know that teachers spend a lot of their own money to get extra supplies for their classrooms. We feel our church members would like to give back to teachers by helping with some of the supplies teachers find themselves running out of.

There are bins to put your donations in at the Welcome Center. Thank you for helping support our teachers.

Paper Products

  • White Copy paper - lots
  • Colored copy paper
  • Light Green Copy paper
  • Bright Pink Copy paper
  • Blue Copy paper
  • cardstock
  • Construction paper
  • Any Black paper
  • Composition Journals
  • Loose leaf paper
  • Post-it notes

Writing Supplies

  • Erasers    
  • Large Pink erasers
  • Dry erase markers – lots
  • Neon Dry Erase markers
  • #2 pencils – any brand
  • Ticonderoga #2 pencils
  • Mechanical pencils
  • Colored pen sets with green and purple
  • Black pens
  • Colored pens (Red and Blue)

Cleaning/Hygiene

  • Hand Sanitizer-lots
  • Kleenex-lots
  • Clorox wipes - lots
  • Wet wipes- lots

 Desk supplies

  • Pocket folders with brads       
  • Gluesticks
  • Clipboards
  • 3”--3-ring binders
  • 3-ring binders (any size)
  • Scotch Tape

Other

  • Snack-size  Ziplock Baggies
  • Sandwich  Ziplock Baggies
  • Quart Ziplock Baggies
  • Gal. size Ziploc Baggies
  • Itunes cards
  • Yellow Magazine File Holders Storage
  • Boxes
  • Blue Magazine File Holders Storage
  • iTunes gift cards (in purchasing musical instrument apps for special needs students)

Art Supplies

  • Colored markers
  • Colored pencils
  • Playdough
  • Pack of 200 cotton balls
  • Crayons in 8-16 count packages
  • magnetic tape
  • Tempera paint (all colors)
  • Bubbles
  • Paper plates
  • Shaving cream
  • Children’s books about art
  • Food color
  • White school glue 
  • small chalk
  • washable tempera paint
  • Bubble wrap
  • Liquid watercolor
  • Yarn
  • Painters Tape
  • chalk pens
  • eye droppers 

 

Wednesday Night Dinners

Wednesday night dinners will be resuming starting on August 29th. Please RSVP if you plan on attending any diners, so we can get an accurate idea of how much food we will need to prepare.

 

Celebrate Recovery

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

 

DEACON NOMINATION 2018-2019

DUTIES

A deacon is one whose commitment, demeanor, and spirit qualify the individual to function as a servant of the entire church.  His or her purpose is to promote spiritual welfare, scriptural obedience, and perseverance in the Christian life of the members.  A deacon must be willing to serve in the ministry functions of the deacon body in true commitment to the ideals of Christian servanthood.  Deacons have several roles during the worship service as well as ministry needs requested by the Pastor and the Church.

 

GENERAL CRITERIA FOR DEACON NOMINATION

Man or woman 18 years old or older

A Christian for at least 3 years

A member of First Baptist Church for at least one year

Active in Sunday school and worship attendance

A person worthy of respect

A financial supporter of the church and its ministries

One who sets a personal example of Christian living

 

SCHEDULE

Sundays August 12, 19, & 26 - Duties, criteria of a deacon published in the worship bulletin and First Connections, along with a list of eligible deacons and deacons up for reelection, Nomination forms and the nomination schedule.

Sundays August 19 & 26 – accepting nominations for deacons.

August 26 – September 9 – Deacon Nomination Screening process.

Sunday September 16 – Bios of final candidates published.

Sunday September 23 - VOTE on deacon candidates in AM service, (absentee ballots available wk prior in church office.)

Sunday September 30 – Publish names of elected deacons.

 

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DEACON NOMINATION INFO

2018 - 2019

Deacons at First Baptist are elected to serve for a three year term.  They may serve for two consecutive terms but then must rotate off to reserve status.  They become eligible to serve again after a 1 year hiatus.

 

Current deacons who are rotating off and are ineligible for reelection at this time are:

Bill Ford                     Charles Prescott

Cliff Lehman               Phil Todd

           

Active deacons who have one or more years left to serve:

Joel Deichman            Sam Garlow                Larry Inman

Jim Hansford              Mitch Hembree           Elaine Allison

Roger Henson             Terry Hopkins             Charles Hawkins

Rocky Wade               Leesa Adams              Carl Moss

Mike Wester               Jim Farthing

 

Current deacons who are eligible to be elected to a second term:

David Stevens

           

Reserve ordained deacons who are eligible to be nominated again:          

John Cragin                 John Stobbe

Jon Greenwood           Paul Hammond

Steve Hicks                 Mike Wiens     

Eric Hopkins               Paul Jennings

Michael Presley          Nicki Sherman                       

Jim Stuart                    Kathy Stuart               

           

 

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 – August 3, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.


“But he said to me, my grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” 

II Corinthians 12:9-11 (NIV)

 

Sermon, August 5, 2018:

Life After Death

John 11:1-44

Dr. Charles Kimball

 

Meetings this week:                 

Leadership Team Meeting           4:00 pm Sunday, August 5

Church Council Meeting             11:30 am Monday, August 6

Prayer Meeting                          6:00 pm Wednesday, August 8

 

Family Promise

Family Promise will be here Aug 12 - 16. There will be a sign-up sheet on the church office window. This is a great opportunity for everyone in our church to spend a few hours with some nice people going through a rough time.  Come spend the night (we have great beds, and kids often find it fun to “sleep at church.”)  Cook/ provide a meal for 2-14 people.  Spend the evening visiting, playing games, or just being available for these great families.  This is ministry to do together as a family.

 

Program of Organ Favorites

Ron Lewis will be having a organ recital Saturday, August 4th at noon in the Sanctuary.

 

Baptisms

Please join us during this Sunday’s morning service to celebrate the baptism of three sisters, Arielle, Raychel, and Lillian Lackey.

 

Counters Needed

The counting committee is looking for new members to help count Sunday’s offerings. If interested, please contact the church office

 

Teacher School Supply Drive

August 5-September 2

We all know that teachers spend a lot of their own money to get extra supplies for their classrooms. We feel our church members would like to give back to teachers by helping with some of the supplies teachers find themselves running out of.

There are bins to put your donations in at the Welcome Center. Thank you for helping support our teachers.

Paper Products

  • White Copy paper - lots
  • Colored copy paper
  • Light Green Copy paper
  • Bright Pink Copy paper
  • Blue Copy paper
  • cardstock
  • Construction paper
  • Any Black paper
  • Composition Journals
  • Loose leaf paper
  • Post-it notes

Writing Supplies

  • Erasers    
  • Large Pink erasers
  • Dry erase markers – lots
  • Neon Dry Erase markers
  • #2 pencils – any brand
  • Ticonderoga #2 pencils
  • Mechanical pencils
  • Colored pen sets with green and purple
  • Black pens
  • Colored pens (Red and Blue)

Cleaning/Hygiene

  • Hand Sanitizer-lots
  • Kleenex-lots
  • Clorox wipes - lots
  • Wet wipes- lots

 Desk supplies

  • Pocket folders with brads       
  • Glue sticks 
  • Clipboards
  • 3”--3-ring binders
  • 3-ring binders (any size)
  • Scotch Tape

Other

  • Snack-size  Ziplock Baggies
  • Sandwich  Ziplock Baggies
  • Quart Ziplock Baggies
  • Gal. size Ziploc Baggies
  • Itunes cards
  • Yellow Magazine File Holders Storage Boxes
  • Blue Magazine File Holders Storage
  • iTunes gift cards (in purchasing musical instrument apps for special needs students)
  • Art Supplies
  • Colored markers
  • Colored pencils
  • Playdough
  • Pack of 200 cotton balls
  • Crayons in 8-16 count packages
  • magnetic tape
  • Tempera paint (all colors)
  • Bubbles
  • Paper plates 
  • Shaving cream 
  • Children’s books about art
  • Food color 
  • White school glue 
  • small chalk 
  • washable tempera paint 
  • Bubble wrap
  • Liquid watercolor 
  • Yarn
  • Painters Tape
  • chalk pens 
  • eye droppers 

Welcome Center Volunteers Needed

The Welcome Center Team is looking for more smiling faces to provide an inviting space for members and visitors on Sunday morning.  We also assist visitors to find a class or the service of their choice. Come be a part of our Team!  Contact Shelby Jones in the church office or Robbie Henson at (405) 620-2790.

Youth Activities

Mark your calendars! Youth activities will be starting back up on August 8th.

Wednesday Night Dinners

Wednesday night dinners will be resuming starting on August 29th. Please RSVP if you plan on attending any diners, so that we may be able to get an accurate idea of how much food we will need to prepare.

Celebrate Recovery

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

 

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Meet Andrew and Payton Worley

Student Ministry

 

I am from Blackwell, OK, and I was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church there. God used many people at Immanuel to teach and mold me into who I am today. From all those who have discipled me, I have learned what it truly means to follow Christ, and I have gained a passion to share that with others. I am not sure what all God has planned for my life, but I am open to His call and desire to serve Him and His church with my life.

I was raised in a God fearing family, and I came to know Christ early in my life. However, I failed to understand what a life surrendered to Christ looked like, and I found myself living as the world did. It was not until high school that God revealed this to me, and He started to change my life to look more like Christ’s. Through friends and mentors at Immanuel, God brought me into a place that allowed me to truly surrender and follow Christ.

Immanuel has played an essential part in discovering my called to ministry and preparing me for that. I first felt called to ministry my sophomore year of high school, and during that time my youth pastor, Sam Simmons, encouraged me to explore and pursue this call. I was already a leader in the youth group, and Sam was willing to help me continue to lead by giving me opportunities to teach the rest of the youth group. He also encouraged me to start up a high school Bible study, which I led my junior and senior year, and I have continued pursing that call on my life ever since.

After graduating from Blackwell High School, I went to Oklahoma Baptist University, where I am majoring in Biblical Studies with a minor in Student Ministry. So far, I have been challenged to grow by my friends and professors in the three years that I have been here. I plan to continue my studies so that I can best equip myself to serve in any capacity that the Lord calls me. I will graduate from there May 2019, alongside my wife, Payton.

I want to invest in people’s lives, specifically students’ lives, just as others have invested in mine. God completely changed my life when I was a teenager, and I want others to experience that same transformation. I desire that all to come to know Christ and for them to be discipled into true followers of Christ, and I believe this is what I am called to do.

In Christ,

Andrew Worley

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Meet Michael Ware

Music Ministry

Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Michael Ware and I am so excited to be coming to First Baptist Shawnee to serve in worship and music ministry. I grew up with faithful Christian parents who understood the importance of church to the family. We attended Quail Springs Baptist, a church that played a significant role in my spiritual formation. In my younger years, Quail had an active Royal Ambassador program for boys. It was at an RA Lad and Dad camp that I accepted Christ at the age of nine.

I was exposed to music in church from a very early age and enjoyed singing in the children’s choirs. As I grew, God used a person and an event to show me what ministry could be, and particularly what music ministry was all about. My minister of music, Jerry Brown was a mentor and major influence on my life. He poured his life into mine through voice lessons and the opportunity to be the music ministry intern at Quail. I not only saw musicianship, but also what it meant to be a minister in how he cared for people. God also used the 2000 Baptist All-State Youth Choir mission trip to Canada to show me how music could be used to influence those around us for Christ. I knew that was something He was calling me to do.

I attended OBU as a music theory and composition student and enjoyed singing in University Chorale as well as playing clarinet in Symphonic Band and Shawnee Community Orchestra. After graduation in 2006, I went on the pursue a master of church music at Southwestern Seminary. There I was blessed to have some incredible experiences on choir tours to South Korea and New York City. Two years in Texas were enough! After graduation in 2008, I came back to Oklahoma City and served as minister of music in a local church for nearly ten years. I very much enjoy working with people of all ages, helping them use their abilities to serve the Lord and His church.

I spend much of my free time composing and arranging for choir, piano, and other instruments and ensembles. I have several choral pieces in print and also publish at my own site, musicwarepress.com. One of my other interests is photography which I enjoy when time allows. My favorite passage of scripture is Psalm 95. It encourages us to come and sing to the Lord in worship, but also reminds us that our hearts must be right before God as well.

 

 

Give Online. It’s Easy!

FBC is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving On-Line!

Giving On-Line is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions

and view your complete giving history from anywhere you have internet access.

Go to our website www.firstshawnee.com/give for more details.

 

DON’T FORGET!

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

 

FIRST CONNECTIONS – July 27, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the creator of the ends of the earth … He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary; and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 40:28-31; NIV

 

Sermon, July 29, 2018:

What’s so Important about the Blood?

Hebrew 9:11-28

Dr. Charles Kimball

 

Meetings this week:                 

Properties Meeting                    4:00 pm Wednesday, August 1

Prayer Meeting                          6:00 pm Wednesday, August 1

 

Church Game Night

July 29th bring your favorite games and your favorite finger foods for FBC’s game night! Card games, board games, anything goes! Come out to the Fellowship hall and enjoy a great night of fun and fellowship!

 

Pool Party with a Purpose

Join us Wednesday night, August 1st, from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at Shawnee Splash Park, Shawnee, Ok. There will be swimming, pizza, and we will continue our devotions on the Armor of God! Contact Elaine Hawkins for more info.

 

Program of Organ Favorites

Ron Lewis will be having a organ recital Saturday, August 4th at noon in the Sanctuary.

 

Family Promise

Family Promise will be here Aug 12 - 16. There will be a sign-up sheet on the church office window.

 

Counters Needed

The counting committee is looking for new members to help count Sunday’s offerings. If interested, please contact the church office

 

Welcome Center Volunteers Needed

The Welcome Center Team is looking for more smiling faces to provide an inviting space for members and visitors on Sunday morning.  We also assist visitors to find a class or the service of their choice. Come be a part of our Team!  Contact Shelby Jones in the church office or Robbie Henson at (405) 620-2790.

 

FBC Legacy Ministry

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

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

 

Furniture Needed

We are looking for a queen-sized bed and a desk chair to donate to a college student. If you have either of these to donate, please contact the church office.

 

Celebrate Recovery    

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

 

Give Online. It’s Easy!

FBC is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving On-Line!

Giving On-Line is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions

and view your complete giving history from anywhere you have internet access.

Go to our website www.firstshawnee.com/give for more details.

 

DON’T FORGET!

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

 

FIRST CONNECTIONS – July 20, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

The Lord is my light and my salvation-

Whom shall I fear?

The Lord is the stronghold of my life-

Of whom shall I be afraid?

Psalm 27:1; NIV

 

  

Sermon, July 22, 2018:

Back from the Dead

John 11:1-44

Dr. Charles Kimball

Traditional Service in Sanctuary

Contemporary Service in Fellowship Hall

 

Meetings this week:                 

Prayer Meeting                          6:00 pm Wednesday, July 25

 

The church rejoices with Aaron & Jamie Hembree on the birth of their daughter, Sophia Elaine Hembree, born July 19, 2018. She weighed 9 pounds and was 22 3/4 inches long. Proud grandparents are Mitch & Debra Hembree and Donna Hill.

 

Casual Summer at FBC - July Theme Days:

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

                  

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

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

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

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

 

Pool Party with a Purpose

Join us Wednesday night, July 25, from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at the Field’s, 1104 Oakmont Circle, Shawnee, Ok. There will be swimming, pizza, and we will continue our devotions on the Armor of God! Contact Elaine Hawkins for more info.

 

Summer Movie Evening hosted by FBC Women's Ministry

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

FBC Legacy Ministry

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

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

 

Furniture Needed

We are looking for a queen-sized bed and a desk chair to donate to a college student. If you have either of these to donate, please contact the church office.

 

Celebrate Recovery    

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

 

 

Give Online. It’s Easy!

FBC is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving On-Line!

Giving On-Line is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions

and view your complete giving history from anywhere you have internet access.

Go to our website www.firstshawnee.com/give for more details.

 

DON’T FORGET!

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

 

FIRST CONNECTIONS – July 13, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

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

Romans 15:5-7, 13; NIV

 

Sermon, July 15, 2018:

 Victory over Doubt

John 20:19-29

Dr. Charles Kimball

Traditional Service in Sanctuary

Contemporary Service in Fellowship Hall

 

Meetings this week:                 

Finance Committee Meeting       4:00 pm Sunday. July 15

Personnel Meeting                       3:00 pm Tuesday, July 17

Prayer Meeting                            6:00 pm Wednesday, July 18

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

 

Reception for Brandon and Meredith McClure

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

 

Mission Trip Report Meeting

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

 

Pool Party with a Purpose

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

 

Summer Movie Evening hosted by FBC Women's Ministry

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

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

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

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

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

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

Casual Summer at FBC - July Theme Days:

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

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

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

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

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

 

FBC Legacy Ministry

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

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

 

Celebrate Recovery    

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

 

Give Online. It’s Easy!

FBC is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving On-Line!

Giving On-Line is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions

and view your complete giving history from anywhere you have internet access.

Go to our website www.firstshawnee.com/give for more details.

 

DON’T FORGET!

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


FIRST CONNECTIONS – July 6, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

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

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

 Do not be afraid, for I am with you.

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

 

  

Sermon, July 8, 2018:

 “The Dangers of Being Lukewarm”

Revelation 3:14-22

Dr. Charles Kimball

Traditional Service in Sanctuary

Contemporary Service in Fellowship Hall

 

Meetings this week:                 

Finance Committee Meeting      4:00 pm Sunday, July 8

Prayer Meeting                          6:00 pm Wednesday, July 11

 

Special Prayer Requests:

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

 

Casual Summer at FBC - July Theme Days:

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

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

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

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

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

 

FBC Legacy Ministry

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

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

 

Celebrate Recovery    

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

 

Give Online. It’s Easy!

FBC is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving On-Line!

Giving On-Line is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions

and view your complete giving history from anywhere you have internet access.

Go to our website www.firstshawnee.com/give for more details.

 

DON’T FORGET!

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


FIRST CONNECTIONS – June 29, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

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

Galatians 3:26-28; From The Message

 

Sermon, July 1, 2018:

 “Open the Door of Opportunity”

Revelation 3:7-13

Dr. Charles Kimball

Traditional Service in Sanctuary

Contemporary Service in Fellowship Hall

 

Meetings this week:                  No meetings this week

Special Prayer Requests:

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

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

 

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

 

Casual Summer at FBC - July Theme Days:

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

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

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

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

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

 

Pool Party with a Purpose

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

 

Celebrate Recovery    

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

 

 

Give Online. It’s Easy!

FBC is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving On-Line!

Giving On-Line is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions

and view your complete giving history from anywhere you have internet access.

Go to our website www.firstshawnee.com/give for more details.

 

DON’T FORGET!

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

 

First Connections June 22 2018

FIRST CONNECTIONS – June 22, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

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

Matthew 25:34-36, 40; CEV

 

Sermon, June 24, 2018:

 “Wake Up!”

Revelation 3:1-6

Dr. Charles Kimball

Traditional Service in Sanctuary

Contemporary Service in Fellowship Hall

 

Meetings this week:

Prayer Meeting                6:00 pm Wednesday, June 27

 

Special Prayer Requests:

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

 

Retirement Reception for Mary Lively

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

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

Please stop by to wish Mary well in her retirement!

 

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Church Cook-Out!

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

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

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

 

Casual Summer at FBC - July Theme Days

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

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

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

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

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

 

Pool Party with a Purpose

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

 

 Counters Needed

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

 

Celebrate Recovery    

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

 

Give Online. It’s Easy!

FBC is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving On-Line!

Giving On-Line is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions

and view your complete giving history from anywhere you have internet access.

Go to our website www.firstshawnee.com/give for more details.

 

DON’T FORGET!

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

 


First Connections June 14, 2018

FIRST CONNECTIONS – June 15, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

  

Arise, shine. Put your face in the sunlight.

God’s bright glory has risen for you.

The whole earth is wrapped in darkness,

All people sunk in deep darkness,

But God rises on you,

His sunrise glory breaks over you.

From Isaiah 60:1-2, The Message

 

  

Sermon, June 17, 2018:

 “Who Influences You?”

Revelation 2:18-29

Dr. Charles Kimball

Traditional Service in Sanctuary

Contemporary Service in Fellowship Hall

 

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

 

 

Meetings this week:

Deacons Mtg.                          8:30 am Sunday, June 17

Prayer Meeting                       6:00 pm Wednesday, June 20

 

Special Prayer Requests:

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

  

Casual Summer at FBC - July Theme Days:

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Welcome Shelby Jones and Becky Formby!

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

 

Pool Party with a Purpose

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

 

Counters Needed

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

  

Celebrate Recovery    

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

 

Give Online. It’s Easy!

FBC is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving On-Line!

Giving On-Line is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions

and view your complete giving history from anywhere you have internet access.

Go to our website www.firstshawnee.com/give for more details.

 

DON’T FORGET!

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

 

 


 

 

First Connections June 8, 2018

FIRST CONNECTIONS – June 8, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

 

I look up to the mountains;

does my strength come from mountains?

No, my strength comes from God,

who made heaven, and earth, and mountains.

God guards you from every evil,

he guards your very life.

He guards you when you leave and when you return,

he guards you now, he guards you always.

From Psalm 121, The Message

 

  

Sermon, June 10, 2018:

 “Turn Back to God”

Revelation 2:12-17

Dr. Charles Kimball

Traditional Service in Sanctuary

Contemporary Service in Fellowship Hall

 

 

Meetings this week:

Finance Committee Mtg.     4 pm Sunday, June 10

Personnel Com. Mtg.           4 pm Sunday, June 10

 

 

Special Prayer Requests:

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

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

 

 

Casual Summer at FBC

June, July and August

(Look for upcoming info on theme days in July)

 

Pool Party with a Purpose

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

 

 

Services for Marjorie Henson will be held here at FBC

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

 

 

Counters Needed

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

 

 

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

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

 

 

Celebrate Recovery    

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

 

 

Give Online. It’s Easy!

FBC is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving On-Line!

Giving On-Line is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions

and view your complete giving history from anywhere you have internet access.

Go to our website www.firstshawnee.com/give for more details.

 

DON’T FORGET!

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