First Connections May 26, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – May 26, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

And he said to all, “If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. Luke 9:23

  

Youth Garage Sale-This Weekend!

Friday, May 26, 8-5 and Saturday, May 27, 8-3 in the FBC Pavilion area

 

 

Sermon, Sunday, May 28, 2017: “Joseph”; Genesis 50:20; Paul Stevens

 

 

Due to the Memorial Day holiday, there will be no activities or services at the church Sunday night, May 28. Also, the church office will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29.

 

 

Prayer Group     Wednesdays at 7 AM

This is an open to all prayer group which meets in Fellowship Hall for prayer. Where four are gathered in His name…. we pray for the church in many areas. We admit that we need God’s help and blessing for our church, it’s work in the community & abroad, unity, & to find His will for our future.

 

 

Wednesday evening activities, May 31

6:00                 Prayer Meeting in Room A-100

7:00                 Sanctuary Choir

 

 

Pre-Teen Trip to WhiteWater Bay

On Friday, June 2 we will take our Preteens to WhiteWater Bay! (Kids who have completed 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grades.) Kids can come with or without a parent, but families and friends can come too! We will leave the church at 12:30pm and return by 6:30pm. We have a great rate of $19 per ticket to enter (It's usually $28.99-$38.99!!) If you need help paying for this, just let me know. Otherwise, just pay when you arrive at church for the event on June 2.

The church vans will park free if you want to ride them, or you can take your own car and pay $9 to park.

FOOD: Please eat lunch before you come, if you want a lower cost. Optional: You can send money with your child to buy lunch/snacks there. We can also take a cooler and bring it in for a snack time around 3:30pm.

Please sign up ASAP, if you have not already done so. Also, if you find you cannot go, let me know ASAP. I have to order tickets ahead of time. I'm looking forward to this fun time of fellowship with the kids and families!  (Elaine Hawkins)

 

 

Contemporary Worship Service

Starting Sunday, June 4, we will have a Contemporary Worship Service in Fellowship Hall at 10:45 am, going on at the same time as the Traditional Worship Service in the Sanctuary.  As we begin adjusting to some new logistics that come with this, we will be forgoing the Children's Sermon for the summer. Nursery and Kid's Chapel also available for the new service.

 

 

For Your Information

  • Chai Tea - Some of you ladies inquired about the chai tea powder mix that was used for the recent Tea Party. Jamie is willing to place an order to buy some for whomever wanted it, it's $10 per bag (20 servings). Please contact her if you would like some. jamielahembree@gmail.com
  • LOST AND FOUND - We do not have an official lost and found here at the FBC office – however, things do accumulate of course. For several Wednesday nights, I will display these things in the Work Room (across from the church office) and you may come rescue your valuables. Also, anytime you like you may call the office at 275-6111 and inquire about things you are missing or just stop by and I will show you our stash. The plan as of right now is to hold onto Bibles, keys, prescription glasses or anything else crucial as long as needed, but – I plan to take cups, jackets, sunglasses, costume jewelry, etc. to Goodwill or Salvation Army by the end of June, if they have not been picked up by anyone. Thanks, Mary
  • Children’s Story Tellers for Sunday School - Starting this Sunday, there will be a sign-up sheet on the church office window for anyone with interest in being a Children’s Summer Story Teller. This activity will take from 10-10:15 each Sunday morning this summer. The stories will be from the Psalms.

 

 

Vacation Bible School Needs

(For VBS, June 26-29)

Loaners: Drafting/architect’s table; old work bench; toy tools. Also, one or two large peg boards (4’ X 6’ or so); but these will be painted on one side by us. Non-returnables: empty paint cans; metal coffee cans; electric tooth brushes; carpet tubes; old Slinkys. None of the above have to be nice or in good condition.

 

 

POOLS NEEDED THIS SUMMER!

We are looking forward to our Pool Parties with a Purpose for the kids through 6th grade on Wednesday nights this summer! To help with costs, we would love for any church member who has a pool in their backyard to volunteer to host 1 pool party this summer. 

Here are the dates we need pools, from 5:30pm-7pm each night:

June 7 – Thank you DeeAnn Schroyer!

June 14 – Thank you to the Cragins!

July 12

July 19

July 26

August 2 – Thank you Field family!

The church will provide all food and drinks, and also a lifeguard for the event.

 

 

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 May 19, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – May 19, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” John 8:31b-32

  

Sermon, Sunday, May 21, 2017: “God’s Good Plan for You”; Jeremiah 29:11-13; Paul Stevens

  

First Baptist Church Women’s Sunday Tea

May 21st     12:00 – 2:00

Fellowship Hall

Dress up Tea Party with light lunch.

Wear your fancy hat.

Young girls welcome too – bring your daughter.

Ruth Stevens, guest speaker.

  

Meetings this Sunday:

Deacons                                                      Sun, May 21, 8:30 am

Youth Choir/Parents                                     Sun, May 21, 5:00 pm

Church Business                                          Sun, May 21, 6:00 pm

                        Church Business Meeting Agenda:

  • ·         Legacy Committee: proposal to use $1350 of our 2017

Legacy Distribution to help with costs of a Fall 2017 College Ministry Student retreat.

  • ·         Properties Committee: a motion to raise the deductible on our

Ministry First Property Protection insurance through Brotherhood Mutual.

 

 

New Prayer Group     Wednesdays at 7 AM

This is an open to all prayer group which meets in Fellowship Hall for prayer. Where four are gathered in His name…. we pray for the church in many areas. We admit that we need God’s help and blessing for our church, it’s work in the community & abroad, unity, & to find His will for our future.

 

 

Wednesday evening activities, May 24

6:00                 Prayer Meeting in Room A-100

7:00                 Sanctuary Choir

 

 

Youth Garage Sale

Mark your calendars! May 26 and 27 in the FBC Pavilion area

WOULD YOU LIKE TO DONATE?

Donations are now being accepted; please take donations to the west end of Fellowship Hall and place on the table marked for this use. If you have large items that need to be transported, call the church office and we will try our best to help out!  (275-6111)

 

 

Anniversary Announcement

Lloyd and Nelda Lewis

Married 65 years as of May 28

They have 2 daughters, 3 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren

(Submitted by Becky Greer, daughter)

Here is their address if you would like to send a card:

1009 Anna Kay, Chandler, OK74834

 

 

Pre-Teen Trip to WhiteWater Bay

On Friday, June 2 we will take our Preteens to WhiteWater Bay! (Kids who have completed 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grades.) Kids can come with or without a parent, but families and friends can come too! We will leave the church at 12:30pm and return by 6:30pm. We have a great rate of $19 per ticket to enter (It's usually $28.99-$38.99!!) If you need help paying for this, just let me know. Otherwise, just pay when you arrive at church for the event on June 2.

The church vans will park free if you want to ride them, or you can take your own car and pay $9 to park.

FOOD: Please eat lunch before you come, if you want a lower cost. Optional: You can send money with your child to buy lunch/snacks there. We can also take a cooler and bring it in for a snack time around 3:30pm.

Please sign up ASAP, if you have not already done so. Also, if you find you cannot go, let me know ASAP. I have to order tickets ahead of time. I'm looking forward to this fun time of fellowship with the kids and families!  (Elaine Hawkins)

 

 

Vacation Bible School Needs

(For VBS, June 26-29)

Loaners: Drafting/architect’s table; old work bench; toy tools. Also, one or two large peg boards (4’ X 6’ or so); but these will be painted on one side by us. Non-returnables: empty paint cans; metal coffee cans; electric tooth brushes; carpet tubes; old Slinkys. None of the above have to be nice or in good condition.

  

 

POOLS NEEDED THIS SUMMER!

 

We are looking forward to our Pool Parties with a Purpose for the kids through 6th grade on Wednesday nights this summer! To help with costs, we would love for any church member who has a pool in their backyard to volunteer to host 1 pool party this summer. 

Here are the dates we need pools, from 5:30pm-7pm each night:

June 7 – Thank you DeeAnn Schroyer!

June 14 – Thank you to the Cragins!

July 12

July 19

July 26

August 2 – Thank you Field family!

The church will provide all food and drinks, and also a lifeguard for the event.

 

 

Misplaced Equipment

A piece of equipment belonging to First Baptist Church has recently been borrowed by folks unknown. We sure don’t mind church members using stuff for First Baptist business; it would really help though if it could be returned to the place it was borrowed from (a locked closet.) This was a hose reel containing about 200’ of hose. Bill Folks needs it for work he does around here on a regular basis. Please call Mary at the church if you can help with this mystery.

275-6111

 

 

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 May 12, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – May 12, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.” Matt. 6:24

  

Sermon, Sunday, May 14, 2017: “Behold a Rattling”;

Ezekiel 37:1-14; Jonathan Singleton

Don’t forget – Sunday will be Mother’s Day and Graduate Recognition.

There will be no activities at the church Sunday evening.

  

Meetings upcoming:

Children’s Leaders                                     Wed, May 17, 5:15 pm

Deacons                                                      Sun, May 21, 8:30 am

Youth Choir/Parents                                  Sun, May 21, 5:00 pm

Church Business                                        Sun, May 21, 6:00 pm

       Church Business Meeting Agenda:

·         Legacy Committee: proposal to use $1350 of our 2017

                 Legacy Distribution to help with costs of a Fall 2017 College Ministry Student retreat.

·         Properties Committee: a motion to raise the deductible on our

                 Ministry First Property Protection insurance through Brotherhood Mutual.

 

New Prayer Group     Wednesdays at 7 AM

This is an open to all prayer group which meets in Fellowship Hall for prayer. Where four are gathered in His name…. we pray for the church in many areas. We admit that we need God’s help and blessing for our church, it’s work in the community & abroad, unity, & to find His will for our future.

 

Wednesday evening activities, May 17

5:15                 Children’s Leaders Mtg.

6:00                 Prayer Meeting in Room A-100

6:45                 Shimmer (7th – 12th grades)

7:00                 Sanctuary Choir

 

 

First Baptist Church Women’s Sunday Tea

May 21st     12:00 – 2:00

Fellowship Hall

Dress up Tea Party with light lunch.

Wear your fancy hat.

Young girls welcome too – bring your daughter.

Ruth Stevens, guest speaker.

 

Youth Garage Sale

Mark your calendars! May 26 and 27 in the FBC Pavilion area

WOULD YOU LIKE TO DONATE?

Donations are now being accepted; please take donations to the west end of Fellowship Hall and place on the table marked for this use. If you have large items that need to be transported, call the church office and we will try our best to help out!  (275-6111)

 

 

Anniversary Announcement

Lloyd and Nelda Lewis

Married 65 years as of May 28

They have 2 daughters, 3 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren

(Submitted by Becky Greer, daughter)

Here is their address if you would like to send a card:

1009 Anna Kay, Chandler, OK74834

 

 

Vacation Bible School Needs

(For VBS, June 26-29)

Loaners: Drafting/architect’s table; old work bench; toy tools. Also one or two large peg boards (4’ X 6’ or so); but these will be painted on one side by us. Non-returnables: empty paint cans; metal coffee cans; electric tooth brushes; carpet tubes; old Slinkys. None of the above have to be nice or in good condition.

 

 

POOLS NEEDED THIS SUMMER!

We are looking forward to our Pool Parties with a Purpose for the kids through 6th grade on Wednesday nights this summer! To help with costs, we would love for any church member who has a pool in their backyard to volunteer to host 1 pool party this summer. 

Here are the dates we need pools, from 5:30pm-7pm each night:

June 7 – Thank you DeeAnn Schroyer!

June 14 – Thank you to the Cragins!

June 21

July 12

July 19

July 26

August 2 – Thank you Field family!

The church will provide all food and drinks, and also a lifeguard for the event.

 

 

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 May 5, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – May 5, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

“…But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. For the Son of man also came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:43b-45

 

 

Sermon, Sunday, May 7, 2017: “What about the Future?”; Matthew 16:16-20; Paul Stevens

 

 

Senior Adult Sunday and Luncheon, May 7

 

 

Comments Please:

In preparation for our contemporary worship service, the Worship Committee would like your input. See the attached Contemporary Worship Service Questionnaire, which will also be available in the bulletin and at the Welcome Center this Sunday, May 7. There is a box for filled-in questionnaires at the Welcome Center. Below is the link to the online questionnaire if you would rather do it that way.

https://firstshawnee.wufoo.com/forms/contemporary-worship-service-questionnaire/

 

 

Meetings this week:

Ladies Tea Party Planning                        Sun, May 7, 4:30 pm

Church Council                                      Mon, May 8, 11:30 am

Finance Committee                                Wed, May 10, 5:15 pm

Personnel Committee                              Sun, May 14, 4:00 pm

 

 

Family Promise will be at our church May 7 – 13

There is a sign-up sheet on the church office window.

 

 

New Prayer Group     Wednesdays at 7 AM

This is an open to all prayer group which meets in Fellowship Hall for prayer. Where four are gathered in His name…. we pray for the church in many areas. We admit that we need God’s help and blessing for our church, it’s work in the community and abroad, unity, and to find His will for our future.

 

Wednesday evening activities, May 17

5:15                 Finance Committee Meeting

5:30-7:00         Children’s Choirs Pizza Party (Weigant Park)

6:00                 Prayer Meeting in Room A-100

6:45                 Shimmer (7th – 12th grades)

7:00                 SPARK in the Park (Weigant Park)

7:00                 Sanctuary Choir

 

First Baptist Church Women’s Sunday Tea

May 21st     12:00 – 2:00

Fellowship Hall

Dress up Tea Party with light lunch.

Wear your fancy hat.

Young girls welcome too – bring your daughter.

Ruth Stevens, guest speaker.

(See the beautiful attachment!)

 

Vacation Bible School Needs

(For VBS, June 26-29)

Loaners: Drafting/architect’s table; old work bench; toy tools. Also one or two large peg boards (4’ X 6’ or so); but these will be painted on one side by us. Non-returnables: empty paint cans; metal coffee cans; electric tooth brushes; carpet tubes; old Slinkys. None of the above have to be nice or in good condition.

 

POOLS NEEDED THIS SUMMER!

We are looking forward to our Pool Parties with a Purpose for the kids through 6th grade on Wednesday nights this summer! To help with costs, we would love for any church member who has a pool in their backyard to volunteer to host 1 pool party this summer. 

Here are the dates we need pools, from 5:30pm-7pm each night:

June 7 – Thank you DeeAnn Schroyer!

June 14 – Thank you to the Cragins!

June 21

July 12

July 19

July 26

August 2 – Thank you Field family!

The church will provide all food and drinks, and also a lifeguard for the event.

 

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 April 28, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – April 28, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

“No one after lighting a lamp covers it with a vessel, or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a stand, that those who enter may see the light.  Luke 8:16

 

Sermon, Sunday, April 30, 2017: “Be Disciples. Make Disciples.”; Matthew 28:18-20; Paul Stevens

  

Yahweh Yoga

Jamie needs to cancel the class for a few weeks starting this coming Sunday, Apr. 30. When class is resumed, you can see updates on the church calendar (at web site) or on the First Connections.

 

Children’s Choir Spring Program, April 30, 6:00 pm

“Be Strong in the Lord”

 

 

Meetings this week:

Saturday, April 29, 8:30 am                Deacons’ Prayer Retreat

Wednesday, May 3, 4:00 pm                   Properties Committee

 

 

Comments Please:

In preparation for our contemporary worship service, the Worship Committee would like your input. See the attached Contemporary Worship Service Questionnaire, which will also be available in the bulletin and at the Welcome Center this Sunday, April 30. There is a box for filled-in questionnaires at the Welcome Center. Below is the link to the online questionnaire if you would rather do it that way.


https://firstshawnee.wufoo.com/forms/contemporary-worship-service-questionnaire/

 

 

New Prayer Group

Wednesdays at 7 AM

This is an open to all prayer group which meets in Fellowship Hall for prayer. Where four are gathered in His name…. we pray for the church in many areas. We admit that we need God’s help and blessing for our church, it’s work in the community and abroad, unity, and to find His will for our future.

 

 

Wednesday evening activities, May 3

4:00             Properties Meeting

5:30-7:00    Children’s Choirs Party

6:00             Prayer Meeting in Room A-100

6:45            Single and Parenting

6:45            Shimmer

7:00            SPARK in the Park

7:00            Sanctuary Choir

 

Single and Parenting is needing help publicizing our program to various locations that single parents frequent.  Please contact Audrey Rose (918-557-7862) or Renita Swedberg (651-0425) with ideas of locations to place flyers or brochures. 

  

Senior Adult Sunday and Luncheon, May 7

 

 

 Family Promise will be at our church May 7 – 13

There is a sign-up sheet on the church office window.

 

 

Vacation Bible School Needs

(For VBS, June 26-29)

Loaners: Drafting/architect’s table; old work bench; toy tools. Also one or two large peg boards (4’ X 6’ or so); but these will be painted on one side by us. Non-returnables: empty paint cans; metal coffee cans; electric tooth brushes; carpet tubes; old Slinkys. None of the above have to be nice or in good condition.

 

POOLS NEEDED THIS SUMMER!

We are looking forward to our Pool Parties with a Purpose for the kids through 6th grade on Wednesday nights this summer! To help with costs, we would love for any church member who has a pool in their backyard to volunteer to host 1 pool party this summer. 

Here are the dates we need pools, from 5:30pm-7pm each night:

June 7 – Thank you DeeAnn Schroyer!

June 14 – Thank you to the Cragins!

June 21

July 12

July 19

July 26

August 2 – Thank you Field family!

The church will provide all food and drinks, and also a lifeguard for the event.

 

Service Opportunity

The Pastoral Care department at St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital offers training and mentoring in caring for others, especially those who are ill.  They are looking for volunteers to assist with basic hospital visitation.  While no experience is necessary, a demonstrated commitment to a faith community and an availability of 2-3 hours per week are required.

If you would like to know more, please contact Chaplain Bill Simpson.  He can be reached at 878-8129 or william.simpson@ssmhealth.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 April 21, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – April 21, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12

 

 

Sermon, Sunday, April 23, 2017: “The Plan”; Acts 1:8; Paul Stevens

 

 

Comments Please:

In preparation for our contemporary worship service, the Worship Committee would like your input. See the attached Contemporary Worship Service Questionnaire, which will also be available in the bulletin and at the Welcome Center this Sunday, April 23. There is a box for filled-in questionnaires at the Welcome Center.

 

 

Meetings this week:

Sunday, April 23, 8:30 am                                            Deacons

Sunday, April 23, 6:00 pm                Church Business Meeting

Saturday, April 29, 8:30 am                Deacons’ Prayer Retreat

 

 

New Prayer Group

Wednesdays at 7 AM

Prayer Group: Wednesday, 4/12/17, at 7 AM, an open to all prayer group met in fellowship hall for prayer. Where four were gathered in His name…. we prayed for the church in many areas. We admitted that we need God’s help and blessing for our church, it’s work in the community and abroad, unity, and to find His will for our future. This group will meet again next Wednesday; open to all!  A prayer that surely was pleasing to God was the one who prayed with us silently and with many tears of care and concern; very special.

 

 

Wednesday evening activities, April 26

Church Dinner                                                              5:00 pm

Young Ringers                                                              5:00 pm

Children’s Choir                                                           5:30 pm

Mission Friends                                                           6:00 pm

Prayer Meeting in A-100                                            6:00 pm

Kid’s Sack Dinner                                                        6:30 pm

Single and Parenting                                                  6:45 pm

TeamKid                                                                       6:45 pm

Spark                                                                            6:45 pm

Shimmer                                                                      6:45 pm

Sanctuary Choir                                                           7:00 pm

  

 

Wednesday Night Dinner
4/26/17

 

 

     "Single and Parenting" is needing help publicizing our program to various locations that single parents frequent.  Please contact Audrey Rose (918-557-7862) or Renita Swedberg (651-0425) with ideas of locations to place flyers or brochures. 

 

 

Children’s Choir Spring Program, April 30, 6:00 pm

 

 

 Family Promise will be at our church May 7 - 13

 

 

Vacation Bible School Needs

(For VBS, June 26-29)

Loaners: Drafting/architect’s table; old work bench; toy tools. Also one or two large peg boards (4’ X 6’ or so); but these will be painted on one side by us. Non-returnables: empty paint cans; metal coffee cans; electric tooth brushes; carpet tubes; old Slinkys. None of the above have to be nice or in good condition.

 

 

POOLS NEEDED THIS SUMMER!

We are looking forward to our Pool Parties with a Purpose for the kids through 6th grade on Wednesday nights this summer! To help with costs, we would love for any church member who has a pool in their backyard to volunteer to host 1 pool party this summer. 

Here are the dates we need pools, from 5:30pm-7pm each night:

June 7 – Thank you DeeAnn Schroyer!

June 14

June 21

July 12

July 19

July 26

August 2

The church will provide all food and drinks, and also a lifeguard for the event.

 

 

Service Opportunity

The Pastoral Care department at St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital offers training and mentoring in caring for others, especially those who are ill.  They are looking for volunteers to assist with basic hospital visitation.  While no experience is necessary, a demonstrated commitment to a faith community and an availability of 2-3 hours per week are required. 

If you would like to know more, please contact Chaplain Bill Simpson.  He can be reached at 878-8129 or william.simpson@ssmhealth.com .

 

 

New Bulletins and Prayer Lists

Hope you enjoy the new simplified church bulletin; we have estimated that it will save both time and money and believe it will be easier to read as well.  Separate prayer sheets have also been made available for those that want them at the west door entrance, in windows by the piano and by the organ and at the Welcome Center. Thank you, Mary

 

Give Online. It’s Easy!

FBC is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving On-Line! Giving On-Line is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete giving history from anywhere you have internet access. Go to our 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 April 13, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – April 13, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for he has risen, as he said. Matthew 28:5-6a

 

 

The church office will be closed tomorrow, Friday, April 14. Thank you.

 

 

Pastor Search Committee Announcement

After the submission of all absentee church votes which ended at 5:00pm on Monday, final counting of all church votes has been tallied by the Personnel Committee. Your vote has elected the following candidates to serve on our Pastor Search Committee:

Nancy Ford

Aaron Hembree

Robbie Henson

Patricia Prescott

Peter Purin

Jonathan Singleton (Alternate)

The Personnel Committee wants to thank you for your prayers and participation. We ask that you now begin to pray for the Pastor Search Committee as they begin their work.

 

 

Easter Day

Bible Study will begin at 9:30 am as usual and Worship Service at 10:45. There will be no evening activities - in observance of the holiday.

Easter Sunday Sermon, April 16:

 “The Resurrection: the Foundation of Our Faith”; I Cor. 15:17; Paul Stevens.

 

 

Thank you

The Decorations and Landscaping Team would like to say a special “Thank You” to:

1)    Megan and Sam Abrams – they cleaned out and re-mulched the flower bed so it would look nice for Easter.

2)    Cythia Mofield, for the beautiful flower arrangement on the altar in the Sanctuary.

 

 

Walking the Prayer Labyrinth at FBC Shawnee

First Baptist Church of Shawnee will have an indoor Prayer Labyrinth for the last 2 weeks of Lent & Easter Sunday (April 2nd- April 16th).   The Labyrinth will be located on the 1st floor in the back southeast room of the Children’s Area.   It can be used for self-guided walks any time the church is open:

·         Mondays-Fridays 8:30-12 & 1pm-5pm

·         Wednesdays during the day and 4:45pm-8:45pm

·         Sundays 8:45am-12:30pm

Elaine Hawkins will lead guided walks the following times:

·         Sunday April 2nd from 4-5pm

·         Sunday April 2nd from 4-5pm

·         After Maundy Thursday Service April 13th from 7-8 pm

 

New Prayer Group, Wednesdays at 7 AM

Prayer Group: Wednesday, 4/12/17, at 7 AM, an open to all prayer group met in fellowship hall for prayer. Where four were gathered in His name…. we prayed for the church in many areas. We admitted that we need God’s help and blessing for our church, it’s work in the community and abroad, unity, and to find His will for our future. This group will meet again next Wednesday; open to all!  A prayer that surely was pleasing to God was the one who prayed with us silently and with many tears of care and concern; very special.

 

 

Wednesday evening activities, April 19

Church Dinner                                                              5:00 pm

Young Ringers                                                              5:00 pm

Children’s Choir                                                           5:30 pm

Mission Friends                                                           6:00 pm

Prayer Meeting in A-100                                            6:00 pm

Kid’s Sack Dinner                                                        6:30 pm

Shimmer                                                                      6:45 pm

Single and Parenting                                                  6:45 pm

Spark                                                                           6:45 pm

TeamKid                                                                      6:45 pm

Sanctuary Choir                                                          7:00 pm

  

 

Wednesday Night Dinner
4/19/17

Chef Sampley’s Famous Garlic Toast, Lasagna de Napoli, Whole Kernel Corn, Oven Roasted Vegetables Italiano, Chef Prescott’s Deluxe Tossed Green Salad, Surprise Dessert.

 

     "Single and Parenting" is needing help publicizing our program to various locations that single parents frequent.  Please contact Audrey Rose (918-557-7862) or Renita Swedberg (651-0425) with ideas of locations to place flyers or brochures. 

 

 

Meetings next week:

Sunday, April 23, 8:30 am                                            Deacons

Sunday, April 23, 6:00 pm                Church Business Meeting

 

 

 Family Promise will be at our church May 7 - 13

 

 

The Pastoral Care department at St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital offers training and mentoring in caring for others, especially those who are ill.  They are looking for volunteers to assist with basic hospital visitation.  While no experience is necessary, a demonstrated commitment to a faith community and an availability of 2-3 hours per week are required.  If you would like to know more, please contact Chaplain Bill Simpson.  He can be reached at 878-8129 or william.simpson@ssmhealth.com .

 

 

New Bulletins and Prayer Lists

Hope you enjoy the new simplified church bulletin; we have estimated that it will save both time and money and believe it will be easier to read as well.  Separate prayer sheets have also been made available for those that want them at the west door entrance, in windows by the piano and by the organ and at the Welcome Center. Thank you, Mary

 

Thank you

Our thanks to Linda Moring who has agreed to be the new Chair of the Funeral Luncheon Ministry Team. She will be assisted by the same people who have worked in that position for many years. They are:Joel Ely, Jim Farthing, Loretta Miller, Gayle Sampley & Jim Sampley.

 

 

Vacation Bible School Needs

Loaners: Drafting/architect’s table; old work bench; toy tools. Also one or two large peg boards (4’ X 6’ or so); but these will be painted on one side by us. Non-returnables: empty paint cans; metal coffee cans; electric tooth brushes; carpet tubes; old Slinkys. None of the above have to be nice or in good condition.

 

 

POOLS NEEDED THIS SUMMER!

We are looking forward to our Pool Parties with a Purpose for the kids through 6th grade on Wednesday nights this summer! To help with costs, we would love for any church member who has a pool in their backyard to volunteer to host 1 pool party this summer. 

Here are the dates we need pools, from 5:30pm-7pm each night:

June 7

June 14

June 21

July 12

July 19

July 26

August 2

The church will provide all food and drinks, and also a lifeguard for the event.

 

 

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 April 7, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – April 7, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

“Let the children come to me, do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.”

Mark 10:14b-15

 

Pastor Search Committee  Nominee List (Updated 4/7/2017)

Nominees:

Nancy Ford                 Dale Cates

Robbie Henson           Joel Deichman

Carol Humphrey         Jim Hansford

Jo Lewis                      Charles Hawkins

Linda Moring               Aaron Hembree

Patricia Prescott         Mitch Hembree

Rilda Smith                 Herb Moring

Jan Tipton                   Peter Purin

                                    Jonathan Singleton

                                    David Stevens

                                    Phil Todd

 

Voting will be this Sunday, April 9, at the beginning of the service. First Baptist Church By-laws state that all members age 14 or older may chose (2) two women and (2) two men and one other. Please make your choices a matter of prayer.

 

 

Sunday Sermon, April 9; “I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel”; Rom. 1:16; Paul Stevens.

 

 

Easter Egg Hunt And Luncheon

Church wide—everyone invited!

Sunday, April 9, noon

Lunch: Sub sandwich, baked beans, chips, dessert.

 

 New Bulletins and Prayer Lists

Hope you enjoy the new simplified church bulletin; we have estimated that it will save both time and money and believe it will be easier to read as well.  Separate prayer sheets have also been made available for those that want them at the west door entrance, in windows by the piano and by the organ and at the Welcome Center. Thank you, Mary

 

  

Walking the Prayer Labyrinth at FBC Shawnee

First Baptist Church of Shawnee will have an indoor Prayer Labyrinth for the last 2 weeks of Lent & Easter Sunday (April 2nd- April 16th).   The Labyrinth will be located on the 1st floor in the back southeast room of the Children’s Area.   It can be used for self-guided walks any time the church is open:

·         Mondays-Fridays 8:30-12 & 1pm-5pm

·         Wednesdays during the day and 4:45pm-8:45pm

·         Sundays 8:45am-12:30pm

Elaine Hawkins will lead guided walks the following times:

·         Sunday April 2nd from 4-5pm

·         Sunday April 2nd from 4-5pm

·         After Maundy Thursday Service April 13th from 7-8 pm

 

 

Meetings this week:

Sunday, April 9, 4:00 pm                                            Personnel

Wednesday, April 12, 5:15 pm                                       Finance

 

 

New Prayer Group

Wednesdays at 7 AM

Open to All in Fellowship Hall Where two (or more-hoping for more) are gathered in His name…we pray for the church in many areas. We admit that we need God’s help and blessing for our church, its work in the community and abroad, unity, and to find His will for our future. This group will meet each Wednesday; open to all! Prayers are sweet and sincere; come be blessed. Let God know we are earnest about loving His church.

 

 

 Wednesday, April 12

Church Dinner                                                               5:00 pm

Young Ringers                                                               5:00 pm

 Finance Committee Mtg.                                              5:15 pm

Children’s Choir                                                             5:30 pm

Mission Friends                                                              6:00 pm

Prayer Meeting in A-100                                                6:00 pm

Kid’s Sack Dinner                                                           6:30 pm

Shimmer                                                                         6:45 pm

Single and Parenting                                                     6:45 pm

Spark                                                                             6:45 pm

TeamKid                                                                        6:45 pm

Adult Choir                                                                   7:00 pm

 

 

Wednesday Night Dinner
4/12/17

Chef Sampley’s Delicious Blue Ribbon Winning Hot Biscuits, Sausage Gravy, Hashbrown Potatoes, Scrambled Eggs, Grilled Sausage Patties and Links, Pancakes and Pigs in a Blanket by Chef Prescott, Mixed Fruit.

 

 

   "Single and Parenting" is needing help publicizing our program to various locations that single parents frequent.  Please contact Audrey Rose (918-557-7862) or Renita Swedberg (651-0425) with ideas of locations to place flyers or brochures. 

 

  

Maundy Thursday Service

Thursday, April 13, 6:00 pm

First Baptist Church Sanctuary

Lord’s Supper will be observed.

 

 

Easter Day

Bible Study will begin at 9:30 am as usual and Worship Service at 10:45. There will be no evening activities - in observance of the holiday.

 

 

Our thanks to Linda Moring who has agreed to be the new Chair of the Funeral Luncheon Ministry Team. She will be assisted by the same people who have worked in that position for many years. They are:Joel Ely, Jim Farthing, Loretta Miller, Gayle Sampley & Jim Sampley.

 

 

Vacation Bible School Needs

Loaners: Drafting/architect’s table; old work bench; toy tools. Also one or two large peg boards (4’ X 6’ or so); but these will be painted on one side by us. Non-returnables: empty paint cans; metal coffee cans; electric tooth brushes; carpet tubes; old Slinkys. None of the above have to be nice or in good condition.

 

 

POOLS NEEDED THIS SUMMER!

We are looking forward to our Pool Parties with a Purpose for the kids through 6th grade on Wednesday nights this summer! To help with costs, we would love for any church member who has a pool in their backyard to volunteer to host 1 pool party this summer. 

Here are the dates we need pools, from 5:30pm-7pm each night:

June 7

June 14

June 21

July 12

July 19

July 26

August 2

The church will provide all food and drinks, and also a lifeguard for the event.

 

 

FBC OFFICE HELP

If you are not already aware, our part-time secretary has recently resigned to take another position. Therefore, I am getting up a list of persons I can call in as needed and as they are available. (Mostly to answer phone/doorbell.) Please call me here at the office if you are interested. If you just want to try it on for size, that’s OK – it is not a life-time commitment. Thanks, Mary – 275-6111.

 

 

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 March 31, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – March 31, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

Every one who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like: he is like a man building a house, who dug deep, and laid the foundation upon rock; and when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house, and could not shake it, because it had been well built. Luke 6:47

 

 

Sunday Sermon, April 2; “The Final Five Yards”; Matt. 4:19;

Paul Stevens.

 

 

Hope you enjoy the new simplified church bulletin; we have estimated that it will save both time and money and believe it will be easier to read as well. Thank you, Mary

 

 

Walking the Prayer Labyrinth at FBC Shawnee

First Baptist Church of Shawnee will have an indoor Prayer Labyrinth for the last 2 weeks of Lent & Easter Sunday (April 2nd- April 16th).   The Labyrinth will be located on the 1st floor in the back southeast room of the Children’s Area.   It can be used for self-guided walks any time the church is open:

·         Mondays-Fridays 8:30-12 & 1pm-5pm

·         Wednesdays during the day and 4:45pm-8:45pm

·         Sundays 8:45am-12:30pm

Elaine Hawkins will lead guided walks the following times:

·         Sunday April 2nd from 4-5pm

·         Sunday April 2nd from 4-5pm

·         After Maundy Thursday Service April 13th from 7-8 pm

 

 

New Prayer Group

Wednesday, 3/29/17, at 7 AM, an open to all prayer group met in Fellowship Hall for prayer. Where two (or more-hoping for more) are gathered in His name…we prayed for the church in many areas. We admitted that we need God’s help and blessing for our church, its work in the community and abroad, unity, and to find His will for our future. This group will meet again next Wednesday; open to all! Prayers were sweet and sincere; come be blessed. Let God know we are earnest about loving His church.

 

 

Meetings this week:

Monday, April 3, 11:30 am                                Church Council

Wednesday, April 5, 4:00 pm                                     Properties

Sunday, April 9, 4:00 pm                                            Personnel

 

 

Wednesday, April 5

 Properties Committee                                                 4:00 pm

Church Dinner                                                               5:00 pm

Young Ringers                                                               5:00 pm

Children’s Choir                                                            5:30 pm

Mission Friends                                                            6:00 pm

Prayer Meeting in A-100                                             6:00 pm

Kid’s Sack Dinner                                                         6:30 pm

Shimmer                                                                      6:45 pm

Single and Parenting                                                  6:45 pm

Spark                                                                           6:45 pm

TeamKid                                                                      6:45 pm

Adult Choir                                                                  7:00 pm

 

Wednesday Night Dinner
4/5/17

Chef Sampley’s Delicious Prized Hot Rolls, Oven Roasted Ham, Pioneer Woman Mashed Potatoes, Whole Kernel Corn, Chef Charles Prescott’s Hand-Tossed Salad, Yellow Cake, Vanilla Ice Cream.

 

   "Single and Parenting" is needing help publicizing our program to various locations that single parents frequent.  Please contact Audrey Rose (918-557-7862) or Renita Swedberg (651-0425) with ideas of locations to place flyers or brochures. 

 

 

Freezer Meal Swap

Please join us for a Freezer Meal Swap on Saturday, April 8th from 9:00 am-1:00pm in the church kitchen. What is a freezer meal swap? Each participant is in charge of making one main course/meal but you make that meal approximately 10 times (more or less depending on the number of participants). The meal should serve at LEAST a family of 4 (if your family is smaller it is like getting two meals out of each one). You can prepare the meals at home and bring them up to the church OR prepare the meals at the church (which is a great fellowship time) and swap your meals out with the others that are participating so you have a variety of meals for the freezer. You will receive the number of meals that you prepare. You decide on the meal you want to prepare so cost completely depends on what you choose to make. Buying in bulk though definitely helps. Meals need to be freezer safe in bags or disposable pans.

We ask that all participants RSVP by Friday, March 31st, so that everyone knows exactly how many meals will need to be prepared on the day of the event and that everyone has plenty of time to shop for your items. RSVP by emailing me at julie.purin@gmail.com or calling 405-432-9093. Feel free to contact me with any questions or suggestions too!

 

 

Easter Egg Hunt

And Luncheon

Church wide—everyone invited!

Sunday, April 9, noon

Lunch: Sub sandwich, baked beans, chips, dessert.

NEEDS: individually wrapped candy, small toys, regular size bags of chips.

 

 

 

COOKS NEEDED

WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO COOK OCCASIONALLY FOR FUNERALS?

Please be advised that this is not a plea for a leader of the funeral meal team, though we do have that need presently. However, we also need multiple people who would be willing to cook part of the time for funerals. Could this be you? Here are the categories of food dishes that are usually needed for a family meal: meat/Main dish, salad/side dish, dessert. If you would be willing to occasionally provide food – please contact us at the church office and let us know which category or categories you would prefer.  You would be contacted before the funeral and if you are not available at that time, that’s fine – that is why we would like to have extra people on the list!  You can get ahold of me at firstshawnee@gmail.com or 405-275-6111. Thanks, Mary

 

 

Vacation Bible School Needs

Loaners: Drafting/architect’s table; old work bench; toy tools. Also one or two large peg boards (4’ X 6’ or so); but these will be painted on one side by us. Non-returnables: empty paint cans; metal coffee cans; electric tooth brushes; carpet tubes; old Slinkys. None of the above have to be nice or in good condition.

 

 

POOLS NEEDED THIS SUMMER!

We are looking forward to our Pool Parties with a Purpose for the kids through 6th grade on Wednesday nights this summer! To help with costs, we would love for any church member who has a pool in their backyard to volunteer to host 1 pool party this summer. 

Here are the dates we need pools, from 5:30pm-7pm each night:

June 7

June 14

June 21

July 12

July 19

July 26

August 2

The church will provide all food and drinks, and also a lifeguard for the event.

 

 

FBC OFFICE HELP

If you are not already aware, our part-time secretary has recently resigned to take another position. Therefore, I am getting up a list of persons I can call in as needed and as they are available. Please call me here at the office if you are interested. If you just want to try it on for size, that’s OK – it is not a life-time commitment. Thanks, Mary – 275-6111.

 

 

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 March 24, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – March 24, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if any one eats of this bread, he will live for ever; and the bread which I shall give for the life of the world is my flesh. John 6:51

 

New Prayer Group: 

Wednesday, 3/22/19, at 7 AM, an open to all prayer group met in fellowship hall for prayer. This initial group of 6 men prayed for the church in many areas. We admitted that we need God’s help and blessing for our church, its work in the community and abroad, unity, and to find His will for our future. This group will meet again next Wednesday; open to all! Come and pray with us to make it a “God Thing!”   (If you cannot make it out to the meeting – perhaps you can stop for 5 minutes wherever you are and pray with us.)

 

 

Sunday Sermon, March 26; “Everyone’s Job Description”; Hebrews 10:24-25; Paul Stevens.

 

 

 

Wednesday, March 29

Church Dinner                                                             5:00 pm

Young Ringers                                                              5:00 pm

Children’s Choir                                                           5:30 pm

Mission Friends                                                           6:00 pm

Prayer Meeting in A-100                                             6:00 pm

Kid’s Sack Dinner                                                         6:30 pm

Shimmer                                                                      6:45 pm

Single and Parenting                                                   6:45 pm

Spark                                                                             6:45 pm

TeamKid                                                                        6:45 pm

Adult Choir                                                                   7:00 pm

 

 

Wednesday Night Dinner   3/29/17

Chef Sampley’s Award Winning Hot Biscuits, Oven Roasted Tenderloin, Mashed Potatoes, Roast Gravy, Yellow Squash & Zucchini, Chef Prescott’s Green Salad, Banana Pudding.

 

   "Single and Parenting" is needing help publicizing our program to various locations that single parents frequent.  Please contact Audrey Rose (918-557-7862) or Renita Swedberg (651-0425) with ideas of locations to place flyers or brochures. 

   

Walking the Prayer Labyrinth at FBC Shawnee

First Baptist Church of Shawnee will have an indoor Prayer Labyrinth for the last 2 weeks of Lent & Easter Sunday (April 2nd- April 16th).   The Labyrinth will be located on the 1st floor in the back southeast room of the Children’s Area.   It can be used for self-guided walks any time the church is open:

·         Mondays-Fridays 8:30-12 & 1pm-5pm

·         Wednesdays during the day and 4:45pm-8:45pm

·         Sundays 8:45am-12:30pm

Elaine Hawkins will lead guided walks the following times:

·         Sunday April 2nd from 4-5pm

·         Sunday April 2nd from 4-5pm

·         After Maundy Thursday Service April 13th from 7-8 pm

 

 

Freezer Meal Swap

Please join us for a Freezer Meal Swap on Saturday, April 8th from 9:00 am-1:00pm in the church kitchen. What is a freezer meal swap? Each participant is in charge of making one main course/meal but you make that meal approximately 10 times (more or less depending on the number of participants). The meal should serve at LEAST a family of 4 (if your family is smaller it is like getting two meals out of each one). You can prepare the meals at home and bring them up to the church OR prepare the meals at the church (which is a great fellowship time) and swap your meals out with the others that are participating so you have a variety of meals for the freezer. You will receive the number of meals that you prepare. You decide on the meal you want to prepare so cost completely depends on what you choose to make. Buying in bulk though definitely helps. Meals need to be freezer safe in bags or disposable pans.

We ask that all participants RSVP by Friday, March 31st, so that everyone knows exactly how many meals will need to be prepared on the day of the event and that everyone has plenty of time to shop for your items. RSVP by emailing me at julie.purin@gmail.com or calling 405-432-9093. Feel free to contact me with any questions or suggestions too!

 

 

Easter Egg Hunt

And Luncheon

Church wide—everyone invited!

Sunday, April 9, noon

Lunch: Sub sandwich, baked beans, chips, dessert.

NEEDS: individually wrapped candy, small toys, regular size bags of chips.

 

 

 HELP NEEDED – volunteer to chair the Funeral Luncheon Ministry Team.

 

 

FBC OFFICE HELP

If you are not already aware, our part-time secretary has recently resigned to take another position. Therefore, I am getting up a list of volunteers I can call in as needed and as they are available. Please call me here at the office if you are interested. If you just want to try it on for size, that’s OK – it is not a life-time commitment. Thanks, Mary – 275-6111.

 

 

Pastor Search Committee

Nominations for the Pastor Search Committee will be accepted during the month of March.  Please pray about who you would nominate for this privilege.  Please see the attachment: “Search Committee Info Sheet” for the guidelines/schedule of the nomination process.

Nominations are to be turned in to Mary, in the church office.

 

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 $2,227.21 in FBC ministries.  In past years we have funded needs in the nursery and children’s areas, 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, March 26, 2017.  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.

 

VBS Needs

Loaners: Drafting/architect’s table; old work bench; water cooler jug (empty); toy tools.  Also one or two large peg boards (4’ X 6’ or so); but these will be painted on one side.  Non-returnables: empty paint cans; metal coffee cans; electric tooth brushes; carpet tubes; old Slinkys. None of the above have to be nice or in good condition.

 

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 March 17, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – March 17, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Matt. 6:19-21

 

Church Business Meeting, Sunday, March 19 at 6:00 pm

Business Meeting Agenda Items:

  • From the Nominating Committee: The Committee assignments for 2017-18 for church approval. 
  • As per the announcement at the March 12th Sunday Morning Service, the Personnel Committee would like to recommend that First Baptist Church nominate a committee to seek and review candidates for the Contemporary Worship Music Leader. This is a part time position.  The committee suggests approval of the following representative church members to serve on the committee:
  1. Mary Borum: Representing Worship Committee
  2. Pat Prescott: Representing Personnel Committee
  3. Aaron Hembree: Representing young adult
  4. Brandon Dyer: Representing middle adult
  5. Paul Stevens: Ex officio
  6. Mark Burnett: Ex Officio

 

 

Sunday Sermon, March 19; “Jesus in Our Midst”; Matthew 18:20;       Paul Stevens.

 

 

Meetings this week:

 Deacons’ Meeting                                Sun, March 19, 8:30 am

 Church Business Meeting                    Sun, March 19, 6:00 pm

 

Wednesday, March 22

Church Dinner                                                             5:00 pm

Young Ringers                                                              5:00 pm

Children’s Choir                                                           5:30 pm

Mission Friends                                                           6:00 pm

Prayer Meeting in A-100                                            6:00 pm

Kid’s Sack Dinner                                                        6:30 pm

Shimmer                                                                      6:45 pm

Single and Parenting                                                  6:45 pm

Spark                                                                           6:45 pm

TeamKid                                                                      6:45 pm

Adult Choir                                                                 7:00 pm

 

Wednesday Night Dinner
3/22/17

Chef Sampley’s Award Winning Hot Biscuits, Oven Glazed Orange and TeriyakiChicken, Mashed Potatoes, Pepper Gravy, Chef Prescott’s Green Salad, and Fresh Fruit.

 

  "Single and Parenting" is needing help publicizing our program to various locations that single parents frequent.  Please contact Audrey Rose (918-557-7862) or Renita Swedberg (651-0425) with ideas of locations to place flyers or brochures. 

  

 HELP NEEDED – volunteer to chair the Funeral Luncheon Ministry Team.

 

Pastor Search Committee

Nominations for the Pastor Search Committee will be accepted during the month of March.  Please pray about who you would nominate for this privilege.  Nominations are to be turned in to Mary, in the church office.

 

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 $2,227.21 in FBC ministries.  In past years we have funded needs in the nursery and children’s areas, 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, March 26, 2017.  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.

 

VBS Needs

Loaners: Drafting/architect’s table; old work bench; water cooler jug (empty); toy tools.

Also one or two large peg boards (4’ X 6’ or so); but these will be painted on one side.

Non-returnables: empty paint cans; metal coffee cans; electric tooth brushes; carpet tubes; old Slinkys. None of the above have to be nice or in good condition.

 

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 March 10, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – March 10, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

And he sat down and called the twelve; and he said to them, “If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.” Mark 9:35

 

 

Daylight Savings Begins-March 12-“Spring Forward”

Don’t forget to set your clocks forward one hour Sat. at bedtime.

 

 

Sunday Sermon, March 12; “When Prayer Changes Me”; Phil. 4:6-7; Paul Stevens.

 

 

Yahweh Yoga will not meet this coming Sunday, March 12 - See you the next week (March 19)!

 

 

Meetings this coming week:

 Personnel Committee Meeting             Sun, March 12, 4:00 pm       

 Senior Adult Council Meeting          Thurs, March 16, 10:00 am

 Deacons’ Meeting                                  Sun, March 19, 8:30 am

 Church Business Meeting                    Sun, March 19, 6:00 pm

    Business meeting Agenda item: From the Nominating Committee: The Committee assignments for 2017-18 for church approval.

 

 

 Wednesday, March 15:

Prayer Meeting in A-100                                             6:00 pm

Adult Choir                                                                   7:00 pm

 

 

Wednesday Night Dinner
 3/15/17: No meal this week due to Spring Break

 

 

 "Single and Parenting" 

is needing help publicizing our program to various locations that single parents frequent.  Please contact Audrey Rose (918-557-7862) or Renita Swedberg (651-0425) with ideas of locations to place flyers or brochures. NO CLASS THIS WEEK DUE TO SPRING BREAK – WILL RESUME ON MARCH 22.

 

 

Senior Adult Dinner

Senior Adults are having a dinner on Thursday March 16 at 5:30 pm at Primrose.  A signup sheet is posted on the church window. Cost is $8 per person and needs to be paid by March 14.

 

 

 HELP NEEDED – volunteer to chair the Funeral Luncheon Ministry Team.

 

 

Pastor Search Committee

Nominations for the Pastor Search Committee will be accepted during the month of March.  Please pray about who you would nominate for this privilege.  Please see the attachment: “Search Committee Info Sheet” for the guidelines/schedule of the nomination process.

Nominations are to be turned in to Mary, in the church office.

 

 

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 $2,227.21 in FBC ministries.  In past years we have funded needs in the nursery and children’s areas, 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, March 26, 2017.  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.

 

 

VBS Needs

Loaners: Drafting/architect’s table; old work bench; water cooler jug (empty); toy tools.  Also one or two large peg boards (4’ X 6’ or so); but these will be painted on one side.

Non-returnables: empty paint cans; metal coffee cans; electric tooth brushes; carpet tubes; old Slinkys. None of the above have to be nice or in good condition.

 

 

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 March 3, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – March 3, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

…first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck that is in your brother’s eye. Luke 6:42b

 

 

Sunday Sermon, March 5; “Powerful Prayer”; John 15:7; Paul Stevens.

 

 

Yahweh Yoga will not meet this coming Sunday, March 5 - See you the next week!

 

 

Meetings this week:

Church Budget Vote (without discussion) Sunday, March 5 in am worship

Church Council Meeting                                   Monday, March 6, 11:30 am

Finance Committee Meeting                                     Wed. March 8, 5:15 pm

 Personnel Committee Meeting                          Sunday, March 12, 4:00 pm

 

 

Saturday, March 4

Mission Ignition in OKC. Please keep Elaine and our Children’s ministry in your prayers.

 

 

Wednesday, March 8:

Church Dinner                                                5:00 pm –6:15 pm

Young Ringers                                                              5:00 pm

Finance Committee Meeting                                      5:15 pm

Children’s Choir                                                           5:30 pm

Mission Friends                                                            6:00 pm

Prayer Meeting in A-100                                             6:00 pm

Kid’s Sack Meal                                                            6:30 pm

Shimmer                                                                      6:45 pm

Single and Parenting                                                  6:45 pm

Spark                                                                            6:45 pm

TeamKid                                                                      6:45 pm

Adult Choir                                                                 7:00 pm

 

 

Wednesday Night Dinner
5:00-6:15pm – NEW TIME

 3/8/17: Chef Sampley’s Delicious Blue Ribbon Winning Biscuits, World Famous Pepper Gravy, Hash Brown Potatoes, Scrambled Eggs, Grilled Sausage Links, Pancakes and Pigs in a Blanket by Chef Prescott.

 "Single and Parenting" is needing help publicizing our program to various locations that single parents frequent.  Please contact Audrey Rose (918-557-7862) or Renita Swedberg (651-0425) with ideas of locations to place flyers or brochures. 

 

 

Daylight Savings Begins-March 12

 

 

Senior Adult Dinner

Senior Adults are having a dinner on Thursday March 16 at 5:30 pm at Primrose. A sign up sheet is posted on the church window. Cost is $8 per person and needs to be paid by March 14.

 

 

Pastor Search Committee

Nominations for the Pastor Search Committee will be accepted during the month of March.  Please pray about who you would nominate for this privilege.  Please see the attachment: “Search Committee Info Sheet” for the guidelines/schedule of the nomination process.  Nominations are to be turned in to Mary, in the church office.

 

 

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 $2,227.21 in FBC ministries.  In past years we have funded needs in the nursery and children’s areas, 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, March 26, 2017.  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.

 

 

The Nominating Committee

will start meeting soon to enlist replacements for committee members whose term has expired. Places are available on the following committees: Nominating, Finance, Legacy, Children’s, Properties, Library, Mission and Ministry, Public Relations, Personnel, Worship and Youth. If you have any interest in being considered to serve on one of the listed committees, contact Ron Lewis, Nominating Committee Chair – lewis0814@sbcglobal.net.

 

 

VBS Needs

If you have EMPTY paint cans, either the standard quart or gallon ones or the large (2 gallon) plastic ones – we have a need for some of those for VBS. MUST BE EMPTY.

 

 

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 February 24, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – February 24, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to me shall not hunger, and he who believes in me shall never thirst.” John 6:35

 

 Please join the FBC Staff and Personnel Committee in welcoming Paul Stevens and his wife Ruth to our church. We are happy to announce that Rev. Stevens was voted to be Interim Pastor on Sunday, January 29 with a yes vote in excess of 96%. Paul is engaged in pastoral duties as of February1.

 

 

Sunday Sermon, Feb. 26; “Good Success”; Joshua 1:8; Paul Stevens.

 

 

Meetings this coming week:

Interest Meeting 2018 Youth Choir Trip       Feb. 26, 12:00 pm in Fellowship Hall

Budget Business Meeting                             Feb. 26, 6:00 pm

Properties Committee Meeting                    Mar. 1, 4:00 pm

 

 Saturday, March 4

Mission Ignition in OKC

Please keep Elaine and our Children’s ministry in your prayers.

 

 

Wednesday, March 1:

Properties Committee Meeting                                  4:00 pm

Church Dinner                                             5:00 pm –6:15 pm

Young Ringers                                                              5:00 pm

Children’s Choir                                                           5:30 pm

Mission Friends                                                            6:00 pm

Prayer Meeting in A-100                                              6:00 pm

Kid’s Sack Meal                                                             6:30 pm

Shimmer                                                                       6:45 pm

Single and Parenting                                                    6:45 pm

Spark                                                                             6:45 pm

TeamKid                                                                        6:45 pm

Adult Choir                                                                   7:00 pm

 

Wednesday Night Dinner
5:00-6:15pm – NEW TIME

 This week’s menu:
 Hot Garlic Sicilian Bread by Chef Sampley, Spaghetti with Meat Sauce,
Vegetarian Lasagna, Fresh Salad by Chef Prescott, Sugar Cookies and Special Fruit Salad.

  "Single and Parenting" is needing help publicizing our program to various locations that single parents frequent.  Please contact Audrey Rose (918-557-7862) or Renita Swedberg (651-0425) with ideas of locations to place flyers or brochures. 

  

Pastor Search Committee

Nominations for the Pastor Search Committee will be accepted during the month of March.  Please pray about who you would nominate for this privilege.  More details to come.

 

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 $2,227.21 in FBC ministries.  In past years we have funded needs in the nursery and children’s areas, 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, March 26, 2017.  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.

 

The Nominating Committee

will start meeting soon to enlist replacements for committee members whose term has expired. Places are available on the following committees: Nominating, Finance, Legacy, Children’s, Properties, Library, Mission and Ministry, Public Relations, Personnel, Worship and Youth. If you have any interest in being considered to serve on one of the listed committees, contact Ron Lewis, Nominating Committee Chair – lewis0814@sbcglobal.net.

 

VBS Needs

If you have EMPTY paint cans, either the standard quart or gallon ones or the large (2 gallon) plastic ones – we have a need for some of those for VBS. MUST BE EMPTY.

 

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 February 17, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – February 17, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

“Pray then like this: Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our debts, As we also have forgiven our debtors; And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, for ever. Amen” Matt. 6:9-13

 

 

Please join the FBC Staff and Personnel Committee
in welcoming Paul Stevens and his wife Ruth to our church.
We are happy to announce that Rev. Stevens was voted to be Interim Pastor
on Sunday, January 29 with a yes vote in excess of 96%.
Paul is engaged in pastoral duties as of February1.

 

Sunday Sermon, February 19; “Ministry of God’s Word”; II Timothy 3:16-17; Paul Stevens.

 

 

Meetings this coming week:

Deacon’s Meeting                                              Feb. 19, 8:30 am

Chili cook-off Business Meeting                        Feb. 19, 12:00 pm

Nominating Committee                                       Feb. 19, 5:00 pm

Interest Meeting 2018 Youth Choir Trip           Feb. 26, 12:00 pm in Fellowship Hall

Budget Business Meeting                                    Feb. 26, 6:00 pm

 

 

Friday, February 17-Saturday, February 18

Preteens Super Start – Pray for our preteens this weekend.

 

 

FBC Chili Cook Off   February 19 (noon)

The Chili Cook-Off will provide scholarships for youth to attend summer XMFuge mission camp in Glorieta, New Mexico.  Funds raised will provide full and partial scholarships based on individual student’s needs.

 

 

Wednesday, February 22:

Church Dinner                                                5:00 pm –6:15 pm

Young Ringers                                                                  5:00 pm

Children’s Choir                                                               5:30 pm

Mission Friends                                                              6:00 pm

Prayer Meeting in A-100                                               6:00 pm

Kid’s Sack Meal                                                              6:30 pm

Shimmer                                                                        6:45 pm

Single and Parenting                                                    6:45 pm

Spark                                                                             6:45 pm

TeamKid                                                                        6:45 pm

Adult Choir                                                                   7:00 pm

 

 

 

Wednesday Night Dinner
5:00-6:15pm – NEW TIME

This week’s menu:
 Chef Sampley’s Award Winning Blue Ribbon HotBiscuits, Old Fashioned Pot Roast with Veggies, Pioneer Women Mashed Potatoes, Roast Gravy, Garden Fresh Salad by Chef Charles Prescott, and Yellow Cake

 

 

  "Single and Parenting" is needing help publicizing our program to various locations that single parents frequent.  Please contact Audrey Rose (918-557-7862) or Renita Swedberg (651-0425) with ideas of locations to place flyers or brochures. 

 

 

Pastor Search Committee

Nominations for the Pastor Search Committee will be accepted during the month of March.  Please pray about who you would nominate for this privilege.  More details to come.

 

 

The Nominating Committee will start meeting soon to enlist replacements for committee members whose term has expired. Places are available on the following committees: Nominating, Finance, Legacy, Children’s, Properties, Library, Mission and Ministry, Public Relations, Personnel, Worship and Youth. If you have any interest in being considered to serve on one of the listed committees, contact Ron Lewis, Nominating Committee Chair – lewis0814@sbcglobal.net.

 

 

VBS Needs

If you have EMPTY paint cans, either the standard quart or gallon ones or the large (2 gallon) plastic ones – we have a need for some of those for VBS. MUST BE EMPTY.

 

 

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 February 10, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – February 10, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

“And in praying do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard for their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.” Matthew 6:7-8

 

 

Please join the FBC Staff and Personnel Committee
in welcoming Paul Stevens and his wife Ruth to our church.
We are happy to announce that Rev. Stevens was voted to be Interim Pastor
on Sunday, January 29 with a yes vote in excess of 96%.
Paul is engaged in pastoral duties as of February1.


FURNITURE NEEDED

 From the Personnel Committee: As Paul and Ruth Stevens live in Edmond and will be spending most of their week in Shawnee, we would like to provide them with a personal space in our building.  The third floor office suite will lend itself well to this purpose; however, we will need a few furnishings to accomplish this mission.  We are looking for some couches, living room chairs, lamps and perhaps sofa tables.  If you have any of these items that you would like to donate to this purpose, please call the church office and leave your name, phone number and the item you have to donate.  Someone from Personnel will get back with you.  Thank you all in advance for your help.

 

 

Sunday Sermon, February 12; What Comes Before “Therefore”; Romans 12:1; Paul Stevens

 

 

Yahweh Yoga will meet in the SPARK room – just for this coming Sunday, Feb. 12 (at 5:00 pm.)

 

 

 

LION-SIZED FAITH

FAMILY DISCIPLESHIP 101

FAMILY BIBLE STUDY

CRAFT, GAMES, SNACKS,

ADULTS, KIDS, TEENS

*FREE*

Fellowship Hall

Sunday, February 12, 6:00-7:30 pm

Questions? Call Elaine Hawkins 613-1937

 

 

 

Other Meetings this coming week:

Personnel Committee Meeting, Sun. Feb. 12               4:00 pm

Youth Choir Mission Tour Parent Mtg, Feb. 12            5:00 pm

Deacon’s Meeting, Sun. Feb. 19                                    8:30 am

Chili cook-off /Business Meeting, Feb. 19                 12:00 pm

 

 

Wednesday, February 8:

Church Dinner                                               5:00 pm –6:15 pm

Young Ringers                                                              5:00 pm

Children’s Choir                                                           5:30 pm

Mission Friends                                                           6:00 pm

Prayer Meeting in A-100                                             6:00 pm

Kid’s Sack Meal                                                            6:30 pm

Shimmer                                                                      6:45 pm

Single and Parenting                                                  6:45 pm

Spark                                                                           6:45 pm

TeamKid                                                                     6:45 pm

Adult Choir                                                                 7:00 pm

 

 

Wednesday Night Dinner
2/1517 - 5:00-6:15pm – NEW TIME

This week’s menu:
 Chef Sampley’s Prize Winning HotBiscuits, Oven Roasted Cranberry Chicken, Homemade Mashed Cheese
Potatoes, Whole Kernel Corn, Chef Prescott’sTossed Green Salad, and
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies and Vanilla Ice Cream.

 

 

 "Single and Parenting" is needing help publicizing our program to various locations that single parents frequent.  Please contact Audrey Rose (918-557-7862) or Renita Swedberg (651-0425) with ideas of locations to place flyers or brochures. 

 

 

Friday, February 17-Saturday, February 18

Preteens Super Start

 

 

FBC Chili Cook Off   February 19 (noon)

The Chili Cook-Off will provide scholarships for youth to attend summer XMFuge mission camp in Glorieta, New Mexico.  Funds raised will provide full and partial scholarships based on individual student’s needs. Would you like to help? We need people to sign up to bring pots of chili. There will be prizes awarded to the makers of the best chili. Please contact Brandon or call the church office to sign up or for more information.

 

 

The Nominating Committee will start meeting soon to enlist replacements for committee members whose term has expired. Places are available on the following committees: Nominating, Finance, Legacy, Children’s, Properties, Library, Mission and Ministry, Public Relations, Personnel, Worship and Youth. If you have any interest in being considered to serve on one of the listed committees, contact Ron Lewis, Nominating Committee Chair – lewis0814@sbcglobal.net.

 

 

 VBS Needs

If you have EMPTY paint cans, either the standard quart or gallon ones or the large (2 gallon) plastic ones – we have a need for some of those for VBS. MUST BE EMPTY.

 

 

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 February 3, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – February 3, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by men. Truly, I say to you, they have their reward. But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you. Matthew 6:5-6

 

 

Please join the FBC Staff and Personnel Committee
in welcoming Paul Stevens and his wife Ruth to our church.
We are happy to announce that Rev. Stevens was voted to be Interim Pastor on Sunday, January 29 with a yes vote in excess of 96%. Paul is engaged in pastoral duties as of February 1.


Message from the Personnel Committee:
As Paul and Ruth Stevens live in Edmond and will be spending most of their week in Shawnee, we would like to provide them with a personal space in our building.  The third floor office suite will lend itself well to this purpose; however, we will need a few furnishings to accomplish this mission.  We are looking for some couches, living room chairs, lamps and perhaps sofa tables.  If you have any of these items that you would like to donate to this purpose, please call the church office and leave your name, phone number and the item you have to donate.  Someone from Personnel will get back with you.  Thank you all in advance for your help.

 

 

Sunday Sermon, February 5: Love and Obedience, John 14:21; Paul Stevens

 

 

Sunday Evening Schedule (February 5):

College Super Bowl Party at the Burnett’s Home         5:30 pm

Youth Super Bowl Party in the Youth Room                 5:30 pm

Evening Service                                                                6:00 pm

 

Other Meetings this week:

Church Council Meeting                                    Monday, Feb. 6, 11:30 am

Finance Committee Meeting                             Wednesday, Feb. 8, 5:15 pm

Personnel Committee Meeting                         Sunday, Feb. 12, 4:00 pm

Youth Choir Mission Tour Parent Meeting       Sunday, Feb. 12, 5:00 pm

 

Wednesday, February 8:

Church Dinner                                               5:00 pm –6:15 pm

Young Ringers                                                                5:00 pm

Finance Committee Meeting                                        5:15 pm

Children’s Choir                                                             5:30 pm

Mission Friends                                                             6:00 pm

Prayer Meeting in A-100                                              6:00 pm

Kid’s Sack Meal                                                             6:30 pm

Shimmer                                                                       6:45 pm

Single and Parenting                                                   6:45 pm

Spark                                                                             6:45 pm

TeamKid                                                                       6:45 pm

Adult Choir                                                                   7:00 pm

 

 

Wednesday Night Dinner
2/8/17 - 5:00-6:15pm – NEW TIME

This week’s menu:
 Chef Sampley’s Blue Ribbon Hot Biscuits, Chicken Fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Cream Gravy,
Southern Style Seasoned Green Beans, and Pineapple Upside Down Cake.

 

 

"Single and Parenting" is needing help publicizing our program to various locations that single parents frequent.  Please contact Audrey Rose (918-557-7862) or Renita Swedberg (651-0425) with ideas of locations to place flyers or brochures. 

 

 

The Nominating Committee will start meeting soon to enlist replacements for committee members whose term has expired. Places are available on the following committees: Nominating, Finance, Legacy, Children’s, Properties, Library, Mission and Ministry, Public Relations, Personnel, Worship and Youth. If you have any interest in being considered to serve on one of the listed committees, contact Ron Lewis, Nominating Committee Chair – lewis0814@sbcglobal.net.

 

 

VBS Needs

If you have EMPTY paint cans, either the standard quart or gallon ones or the large (2 gallon) plastic ones – we have a need for some of those for VBS. MUST BE EMPTY.

 

 

Family Promise

Family Promise will be here the week of Feb. 5– Feb. 11. If you are able to help in any way please sign-up on the sheet posted on the church office window.

 

 

Mark Your Calendars!   FBC Chili Cook Off   February 19 (noon)

The Chili Cook-Off will provide scholarships for youth to attend summer XMFuge mission camp in Glorieta, New Mexico.  Funds raised will provide full and partial scholarships based on individual student’s needs. Would you like to help? We need people to sign up to bring pots of chili. There will be prizes awarded to the makers of the best chili. Please contact Brandon or call the church office to sign up or for more information.

 

 

Arlington Mission Trip, over Spring Break (March 12-16)

This trip is open to any church members and we would like to see some family units serve together this week! If you are at all interested in going on this trip, please let Brandon know or contact the church office for more information. Right now, we need to get an idea of how many may be interested.

 

 

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 January 27, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS - January 27, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

And Jesus went on with his disciples, to the villages of Caesare’a Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do men say that I am?” And they told him, “John the Baptist; and others say, Elijah; and others one of the prophets.” And he asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are the Christ.” Mark 8:27-29

 

 

Vote on Interim Pastor – this Sunday, January 29 – morning worship. This will be a yes/no vote with no discussion (discussion was encouraged at business meeting last Sunday evening.) The Personnel Committee will count the ballots with help from the Deacons.

 

 

Sunday Sermon, January 29: The New Covenant, Matthew 26:26-30; Paul Stevens

 

 

Wednesday, February 1

Properties Committee Meeting                                      4:00 pm

Church Dinner                                                5:00 pm –6:15 pm

Young Ringers                                                               5:00 pm

Children’s Choir                                                             5:30 pm

Mission Friends                                                              6:00 pm

Prayer Meeting in A-100                                                6:00 pm

                        Guest Speaker Aaron Hembree

Kid’s Sack Meal                                                             6:30 pm

Shimmer                                                                         6:45 pm

Single and Parenting                                                      6:45 pm

Spark                                                                              6:45 pm

TeamKid                                                                        6:45 pm

Adult Choir                                                                    7:00 pm

 

 

Wednesday Night Dinner
2/1/17 - 5:00-6:15pm – NEW TIME

This week’s menu
 Chef Sampley’s Blue Ribbon Biscuits,
Fresh Sausage Gravy, Scrambled Eggs Deluxe, Grilled Sausage Patties,
Pancakes to Order by Chef Charles Prescott, and Mixed Fruit

 

 

"Single and Parenting" is needing help publicizing our program to various locations that single parents frequent.  Please contact Audrey Rose (918-557-7862) or Renita Swedberg (651-0425) with ideas of locations to place flyers or brochures. 

 

 

The Nominating Committee will start meeting soon to enlist replacements for committee members whose term has expired. Places are available on the following committees: Nominating, Finance, Legacy, Children’s, Properties, Library, Mission and Ministry, Public Relations, Personnel, Worship and Youth. If you have any interest in being considered to serve on one of the listed committees, contact Ron Lewis, Nominating Committee Chair – lewis0814@sbcglobal.net.

 

VBS Needs

If you have EMPTY paint cans, either the standard quart or gallon ones or the large (2 gallon) plastic ones – we have a need for some of those for VBS.    MUST BE EMPTY.

 

 

Family Promise

Family Promise will be here the week of Feb. 5– Feb. 11.   If you are able to help in any way please sign-up on the sheet posted on the church office window.

 

 

Mark Your Calendars!

FBC Chili Cook Off

February 19 (noon)

The Chili Cook-Off will provide scholarships for youth to attend summer XMFuge mission camp in Glorieta, New Mexico.  Funds raised will provide full and partial scholarships based on individual student’s needs. Would you like to help? We need people to sign up to bring pots of chili. There will be prizes awarded to the makers of the best chili. Please contact Brandon or call the church office to sign up or for more information.

 

 

Arlington Mission Trip, over Spring Break (March 12-16)

This trip is open to any church members and we would like to see some family units serve together this week! If you are at all interested in going on this trip, please let Brandon know or contact the church office for more information. Right now, we need to get an idea of how many may be interested.

 

 

Camp War Eagle will be on the Oklahoma Baptist Campus Wednesday - Thursday February 1st and 2nd Camp War Eagle is a Christian Sports and Adventure Camp for primarily underserved kids and teens ages 7-17 in NW Arkansas (about 3.5 hours from Shawnee). We are looking for college students that Love God first and foremost, Love Kids and Teens, Love the outdoors, and desire to make a difference in the lives of others!  It is a PAID summer job in which you will gain leadership and life skills that will carry over into whatever career you are pursuing. PAID summer internships are available to certain majors that already connect with our diverse camp program.  These especially apply to majors dealing with children, teenagers, social services, ministry, recreation, nature/ecology, video production, or sports.   This summer, consider making a difference.  To find us IN PERSON on campus come see us in the GC Lobby from 9 am to 2 pm Wednesday February 1.

 

 

 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 January 20, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS - January 20, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

Judge not and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven; give, and it will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For the measure you give will be the measure you get back. Luke 6:37-38

 

 

Kids and Family Movie Night

FREE and everyone invited!

In Fellowship Hall at FBC

TONIGHT, January 20

Doors open at 6:30, movie starts at 7:00

We can't tell you the name of the movie, but it is about finding a female fish.

The church will provide popcorn and Capri-suns. You can bring anything you like to eat or drink (snacks or dinner) when watching the movie. Please do bring lawn chairs and/or sleeping bags/blankets to sit on.

 Kids 1-6 grade can attend without a parent; younger children need a parent with them.

 

 

Contribution Reports       

Contribution Reports are ready to be picked up at the Welcome Center today or at the Church Office throughout the week.

 

 

Thank You

From Dinah Holbrook: Our family would like to thank our FBC church family for your love, prayers and concerns throughout Floyd’s illness.

 

 

Sunday Sermon, January 22; Death and Life in Christ, Galatians 2:20; Paul Stevens

 

 

Wednesday, January 25

Church Dinner                                        5:00 pm

Young Ringers                                                              5:00 pm

Children’s Choir                                                            5:30 pm

Mission Friends                                                             6:00 pm

Prayer Meeting in A-100                                               6:00 pm

Kid’s Sack Meal                                                             6:30 pm

Shimmer                                                                       6:45 pm

Single and Parenting                                                    6:45 pm

Spark                                                                            6:45 pm

TeamKid                                                                       6:45 pm

Adult Choir                                                                  7:00 pm

 

 

Wednesday Night Dinner
1/25/17 - 5:00-6:45pm

Chef Sampley’s Special Garlic Bread, Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Vegetable Lasagna,

Garden Fresh Salad, and Fruit Cobbler with Ice Cream

 

 

"Single and Parenting" is needing help publicizing our program to various locations that single parents frequent.  Please contact Audrey Rose (918-557-7862) or Renita Swedberg (651-0425) with ideas of locations to place flyers or brochures. 

 

 

Meetings-January 22

Deacons Meeting: 8:30 am

Business Meeting: 6:00 pm.

On the agenda: Properties and Finance Committees request to exceed the Repair and Maintenance budget for 2016-2017 church year by $5,100.

 

 

 Family Promise

Family Promise will be here the week of Feb. 5– Feb. 11. If you are able to help in any way please sign-up on the sheet posted on the church office window.

 

 

Mark Your Calendars!

FBC Chili Cook Off

February 19 (noon)

The Chili Cook-Off will provide scholarships for youth to attend summer XMFuge mission camp in Glorieta, New Mexico.  Funds raised will provide full and partial scholarships based on individual student’s needs. Would you like to help? We need people to sign up to bring pots of chili. There will be prizes awarded to the makers of the best chili. Please contact Brandon or call the church office to sign up or for more information.

 

 

Arlington Mission Trip, over Spring Break (March 12-16)

This trip is open to any church members and we would like to see some family units serve together this week! If you are at all interested in going on this trip, please let Brandon know or contact the church office for more information. Right now, we need to get an idea of how many may be interested.

 

 

 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 January 6, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS - January 6, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise him in the heights! Praise him, all his angels, praise him, all his host! Psalm 148:1-2

 

 

REMINDER – There will be a Church Council meeting at 11:30 am on Monday, Jan. 9.

 

 

Wednesday, January 11

Church Dinner                                                               5:00 pm

Young Ringers                                                                5:00 pm

Finance Committee Mtg.                                              5:15 pm

Children’s Choir                                                             5:30 pm

Mission Friends                                                             6:00 pm

Prayer Meeting in A-100                                               6:00 pm

Kid’s Sack Meal                                                              6:30 pm

Shimmer                                                                        6:45 pm

Single and Parenting                                                    6:45 pm

Spark                                                                              6:45 pm

TeamKid                                                                         6:45 pm

Adult Choir                                                                    7:00 pm

 

Wednesday Night Dinner
5:00-6:45pm.
1/11/16

This week’s menu: 
 Chef Sampley’s Award Winning Blue Ribbon Biscuits, Oven Roasted Tenderloin, Pioneer Woman Mashed Potatoes, Peppered Gravy, Yellow Squash and Zucchini, Garden Fresh Salad by Charles Prescott and Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.

 

"Single and Parenting" is needing help publicizing our program to various locations that single parents frequent.  Please contact Audrey Rose (918-557-7862) or Renita Swedberg (651-0425) with ideas of locations to place flyers or brochures. 

 

 

BEREAVEMENT

Mary Jane Richards passed away this morning. Services will be at FBC, but details are still pending. Please keep the family in your prayers.

 

 

Yahweh Yoga

Yoga is back! This coming Sunday, January 8 at 5:00 pm in Fellowship Hall.

 

 

Business Meeting

There will be a church-wide business meeting January 22 at 6:00 pm. On the agenda:

Properties and Finance Committees request to exceed the Repair and Maintenance budget for 2016-2017 church year by $5,100.

 

 

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