FIRST CONNECTIONS – October 19, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

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

giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Colossians 3:17 (ESV)

Sermon, October 21, 2018:

Satisfying the Insatiable Appetite of Gluttony

Selected Scriptures

Dr. Charles Kimball

  

Meetings this week:                                 

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

                                                                4:00 pm      Missions Committee

                                                                 6:00 pm     Business Meeting

Wednesday, October 24         5:00 pm     Young Ringers Handbells

                                                                5:30 pm     Prayer Meeting

                                                              5:00 pm     Children's Choir

                                                                6:00 pm     Wednesday Night Dinner

                                                                                  Youth Group

                                                                                  Mission Friends

                                                                6:15 pm     Children’s Discipleship

                                                                7:00 pm     Sanctuary Choir

 

Fall Fellowship Next Sunday

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

 

Ministry Opportunity

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

News from Oklahoma, the Nation and the World

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

Wednesday Night Dinner

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

 October 24th Menu – Breakfast for Dinner

Chef Sampley’s Homemade Hot Rolls

Orange-Cranberry Chicken

Pioneer Woman Mashed Potatoes

White Peppered Gravy

Fresh Green Beans

Fall Roasted Vegetables

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

Banana Pudding

Coffee, Iced Tea, and Lemonade

 

Celebrate Recovery

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

 

Opportunity for Service

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

 

BGCO Annual Meeting

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

 

Special Recognition

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

 

FIRST CONNECTIONS – October 12, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart

in full assurance of faith.

Hebrews 10:22 (NIV)

 

Sermon, October 14, 2018:

Overcoming Sloth

Proverbs 6:6-11 & Selected Scriptures

Dr. Charles Kimball

 

Meetings this week:                                 

Personnel Committee                     3:00 pm, Tuesday, October 16

Finance Committee                         4:00 pm, Tuesday, October 16

Prayer Meeting                                 5:30 pm, Wednesday, October 17

Youth Group                                     6:00 pm, Wednesday, October 17

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

No Wednesday Night Dinner, Wednesday, October 17

  

Fall Fellowship Coming Soon

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

Revitalization Roadmap Approved

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

Fire Prevention Month

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

Missing Women’s Bible Study kit “Esther”

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

 

Hospitality Team Leader and Church Clerk

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

 

 Celebrate Recovery

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

  

Baptist Messenger

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

 

 Give Online. It’s Easy!

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

 

DON’T FORGET!

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

 

 

FIRST CONNECTIONS – October 5, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

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

the mountains and hills will burst into song before you,

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

Isaiah 55:12 (NIV)

 

Sermon, October 7, 2018:

Curing the Green Disease of Envy

1 Samuel 18:1-16

Dr. Charles Kimball

 

Meetings this week:                                 

Church Council                                11:30 am Monday, October 8

Personnel Committee                     3:00 pm Tuesday, October 9

Finance Committee                         4:00 pm Tuesday, October 9

Prayer Meeting                                 5:30 pm Wednesday, October 10

 

Church Revitalization

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

 

Fall Festival Coming Soon

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

 

Missing Women’s Bible Study kit “Esther”

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

 

Hospitality Team Leader and Church Clerk

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

 

Senior Adult Cookout

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

 

Baptist Messenger

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

 

Fire Prevention Month

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

 

Wednesday Night Dinner

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

 

October 10th Menu – Breakfast for Dinner

Chef Sampley’s Delicious Blue Ribbon Winning Hot Biscuits

Pepper Gravy

Hash Brown Potatoes

Scrambled Eggs

Bacon from the Grill

Breakfast Sausage Scramble

Pancakes Deluxe by Chef Prescott

Coffee, Iced Tea, and Milk

 

Celebrate Recovery

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

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

 

Give Online. It’s Easy!

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

 

DON’T FORGET!

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

 

 

FIRST CONNECTIONS – September 28, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.

James 1:12 (NIV)

Sermon, September 30, 2018:

Releasing the Grip of Greed

Luke 12:15-21 & Selected Scriptures

Dr. Charles Kimball

 

Meetings this week:                                 

Properties Committee Meeting      4:00 pm Wednesday, October 3

Prayer Meeting                                 5:30 pm Wednesday, October 3

Called Business Meeting                12:00 pm Sunday, October 7

 

Church Revitalization Discussion:

9/30 - 12pm  Church-Wide Luncheon & Called Business Meeting - A luncheon and town hall style meeting to discuss the revitalization roadmap and answer your questions with Pastor Charles and the Revitalization Team.  We will vote the following Sunday after morning worship.  

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

Church-Wide Luncheon - Town Hall-Style Discussion - Sunday 9/30

We will meet immediately after morning worship.  FBC will provide pulled pork sandwiches and drinks.  Please bring sides and desserts to share with others.    Pastor Charles and the Revitalization Team will answer your questions as we discuss "A Roadmap to Revitalization for FBC: 12 Strategies." The revitalization document is attached to this email.

 

Missing Women’s Bible Study kit “Esther”

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

 

Church Clerk and Children’s Committee Member Needed

After 20 years, Carol Humphrey has requested to have a break from serving as Church Clerk.  With much appreciation for her service, the Nominating Committee is seeking a person who would like to fill this role.  We are also still looking for a member for the Children's Committee.  If you have an interest in either of these positions, please tell one of the Nominating Committee members--Charles Hawkins, Katie Ford, Eddie Hurt, Gordon Richards or Robbie Henson.

Welcome to New Members: Zeb & Lesley Birdwell

FBC would like to welcome our newest members Zeb and Lesley Birdwell, and their children Hope and Shawn. We are so excited you have joined our family, and we look forward to growing with you.

Wednesday Night Dinners

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

 

October 3rd Menu – Mexican Fiesta

Chef Sampley’s Delicious Hot Tortillas

Enchilada Casserole Two Ways

Fresh Pico de Gallo

Fresh Guacamole

Chef Prescott’s Hand Crafted Tossed Green Salad w/ Choice of 6 Dressings

Mexican Corn

Torte Tres Leche

Coffee, Iced Tea, and Horchata

Baptist Messenger

For those interested in keeping up with Baptist news, we will now have copies of the Baptist Messenger available at the Welcome Center.

Benefits of Religious Observation

“Popular culture often bashes religious faith, but the benefits of religious belief continue to far exceed anything the entertainment industry offers as an alternative. A study from Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health reviewed data from 5000 people to determine whether the frequency with which a child/teen attends religious services with parents or prays/meditated correlated with their health and mental health in their 20s. Study subjects were followed for 8 to 14 years. Researchers found those who attended religious services at least once a week as children or teens were about 18% more like to report being happier in their 20s than those who never attended services. They were also almost 30% more likely to do volunteer work and 33% less likely to use drugs. When it comes to religious belief, there’s a yawning gulf between the Hollywood version and reality.”

Celebrate Recovery

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

Give Online. It’s Easy!

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

 

DON’T FORGET!

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

 

FIRST CONNECTIONS – September 21, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

You, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high. I call out to the LORD, and he answers me from his holy mountain. I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the LORD sustains me. I will not fear though tens of thousands assail me on every side. 

Psalm 3:2-6 (NIV)

Sermon, September 23, 2018:

Extinguishing the Flames of Anger

Matthew 5:21-22 & Selected Scriptures

Dr. Charles Kimball

 

Meetings this week:                                 

Business Meeting                            6:00 pm Sunday, September 23

Prayer Meeting                                 5:30 pm Wednesday, September 26

 

Church Revitalization Discussion:  

9/23 - 12pm  "A Roadmap to Revitalization for FBC: 12 Strategies" document will be available for the congregation.  

9/23 - 6pm  Regular Business Meeting - FBC Revitalization Roadmap document will be available.      

9/30 - 12pm  Church-Wide Luncheon & Called Business Meeting - A luncheon and town hall style meeting to discuss the revitalization roadmap and answer your questions with Pastor Charles and the Revitalization Team.  We will vote the following Sunday after morning worship.  

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

Church-Wide Luncheon - Town Hall-Style Discussion - Sunday 9/30 

We will meet immediately after morning worship.  FBC will provide the meat and drinks.  Please bring sides and desserts to share with others.    Pastor Charles and the Revitalization Team will answer your questions as we discuss "A Roadmap to Revitalization for FBC: 12 Strategies."

 

Church Clerk and Children’s Committee Member Needed

After 20 years, Carol Humphrey has requested to have a break from serving as Church Clerk.  With much appreciation for her service, the Nominating Committee is seeking a person who would like to fill this role.  We are also still looking for a member for the Children's Committee.  If you have an interest in either of these positions, please tell one of the Nominating Committee members--Charles Hawkins, Katie Ford, Eddie Hurt, Gordon Richards or Robbie Henson.

FBC Supper Club 

Want to get to know your fellow church members better?  Looking for a great evening of food and conversation?  Here is your opportunity.  Supper Club is a time of fun, food and fellowship for groups of 3 — including singles, couples and families — to get to know each other better.  For instance, a Supper Club group of 3 could be 2 families and a single person, 2 singles and a family, 3 couples, etc. 

Groups meet once a month for 3 months—September, October, and November.  Then we form different groups for the next quarter. Typically groups alternate homes so that everyone hosts once a quarter or you choose a restaurant if you are too busy to host.  The host can provide the meal or it can be pot luck. How do you get involved?  Sign up in your Sunday School class or email Audrey Rose at arose4100@gmail.com or text to 918-557-7862.  We will contact you with your assigned group members and their contact information. 

Wednesday Night Dinners

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

 

September 26th Menu – Italian Night

Oven Fresh Hot Garlic Bread

Homemade Lasagna Deluxe

Oven Roasted Sicilian Vegetables

Fresh Green Salad by Chef Charles Prescott

Yellow Cake

Coffee, Iced tea, Lemonade

Baptist Messenger

For those interested in keeping up with Baptist news, we will now have copies of the Baptist Messenger available at the Welcome Center.

Celebrate Recovery

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

Give Online. It’s Easy!

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

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

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

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

 

DON’T FORGET!

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

FIRST CONNECTIONS – September 14, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

“Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.”

Philippians 4:8-9 (NIV)

Sermon, September 16, 2018:

Curing the Cancer of Pride

Luke 18:9-14 & Selected Scripture

Dr. Charles Kimball

 

Meetings this week:                                 

Deacon Meeting                               8:30 am Sunday, September 16

Called Church Council Meeting    4:00 pm Sunday, September 16

Prayer Meeting                                 5:30 pm Wednesday, September 19

Business Meeting                            6:00 pm Sunday, September 23

 

Blake Martin will speak Sunday Sept 16, 6pm

Blake Martin, pastor of Wallace Avenue Baptist Church, has led his church in a remarkable revitalization over the past 2 years.  The church has moved from the threshold of death to tripling their attendance, budget and staff in 2 years.  Come hear his inspiring story.  We will have time for a Q&A after he speaks.

 

Edna McMillan Offering

FBC will be participating in the Edna McMillan offering this year, which will go towards local missions in Oklahoma. Our church goal is that everyone will give something towards the offering. There will be envelopes for the offering available in the bulletin.

 

Senior Adult Luncheon

The Senior Adult Luncheon will be held at Golden Corral on Thursday, September 20th, at 12:00 pm.

Women’s bible study for the fall, Gideon by Priscilla Shirer.

“From a state of fear, weakness, and insecurity, Gideon emerged as Israel's hero, filled with God's presence and His passion for deliverance. This Bible study will encourage you to recognize your weakness as the key that the Lord gives you to unlock the full experience of His strength in your life.”

This study is a seven-week study to help recognize how weaknesses help you to experience God's strength in your life.

The evening group will start on Tuesday, September 11th at 7:00 at the home of Dee Ann Schroyer, 1509 Hunters Ridge Drive, and the morning group will start Thursday, September 13th at 10:00. 

All women are invited. If you have any questions call Dee Ann at 831-7004.

FBC Supper Club 

Want to get to know your fellow church members better?  Looking for a great evening of food and conversation?  Here is your opportunity.  Supper Club is a time of fun, food and fellowship for groups of 3 — including singles, couples and families — to get to know each other better.  For instance, a Supper Club group of 3 could be 2 families and a single person, 2 singles and a family, 3 couples, etc. 

Groups meet once a month for 3 months—September, October, and November.  Then we form different groups for the next quarter. Typically groups alternate homes so that everyone hosts once a quarter or you choose a restaurant if you are too busy to host.  The host can provide the meal or it can be pot luck. How do you get involved?  Sign up in your Sunday School class or email Audrey Rose at arose4100@gmail.com or text to 918-557-7862.  We will contact you with your assigned group members and their contact information. 

Wednesday Night Dinners

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

September 19th Menu

Chef Sampley’s Award Winning Hot Yeast Rolls

Hickory Smoked Tenderloin

Pioneer Woman Mashed Potatoes

Roast Gravy

Whole Kernel Corn

Garden Fresh Salad by Chef Charles Prescott

Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies

Coffee, Iced tea, Lemonade

Counters Needed

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

Baptist Messenger

For those interested in keeping up with Baptist news, we will now have copies of the Baptist Messenger available at the Welcome Center.

Celebrate Recovery

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

Give Online. It’s Easy!

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

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

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

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

 

DON’T FORGET!

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

Salvation Army Disaster Relief Training

“Our Corps will be hosting two weekends of training for those interested in assisting during disasters. We must have a minimum of 10 for the training to happen. Spouses, children, neighbors, church members, anyone who is able-bodied and interested is welcome!  The training is to benefit the community, not just those affiliated with The Salvation Army. We need more first responders in the community. The September 15 training is a prerequisite to the September 22 training.

Shawnee, OK – In The Salvation Army, preparation for disaster response is an important part of their ability to respond when disaster strikes. When disasters occur, The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services rely on trained volunteers to help serve and respond in times of need. Shawnee’s Salvation Army has two training courses available to the public on September 15, 2018. We encourage you to join us at our next Emergency Disaster Services training to gain an overview of The Salvation Army’s mission and its role within disaster work. Participants will learn how to prepare and equip themselves to help us serve your local community in times of crisis.

Class: Introduction to The Salvation Army; Emergency Disaster Services

Date: Saturday, September 15

Time: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm (Noon)

Where: Shawnee, OK (RSVP for address)

Class: ServSafe® Food Handler (6th Edition)

Date: Saturday, September 15

Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Where: Shawnee, OK (RSVP for address)

For more information or to register for this training, please contact Captain Russell Clay at 405-275-2243 or email him at russell.clay@uss.salvationarmy.org or visit http://disaster.salvationarmyusa.org/training/?classes&state=OK.

 

Shawnee, OK – During a disaster, the first gesture of comfort The Salvation Army offers is often a cold drink and a hot meal from one of its mobile feeding units (canteen). We encourage you to join us at our next Emergency Disaster Services Training to learn how the canteens operate during times of disaster. Participants who complete the course will learn about the different types of Salvation Army food service equipment, the essentials of building a food service team, canteen operations and maintenance, and the basics of menu planning. Anyone interested in food service delivery or serving on a Salvation Army canteen should take this course.

Class: Disaster Food Service and Canteen Operations

Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018

Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Where: Shawnee, Oklahoma (RSVP for address)

For more information or to register for this training, please contact Captain Russell Clay at 405-275-

2243 or email him at russell.clay@uss.salvationarmy.org or visit

http://disaster.salvationarmyusa.org/training/?classes&state=OK.”

FIRST CONNECTIONS – September 7, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Joshua 1:9 (NIV)

 

Sermon, September 9, 2018:

The 8th Deadly Sin

 Selected Scriptures

Dr. Charles Kimball

 

Meetings this week:                                 

Church Council                               11:30 am Monday, September 10

Personnel Committee Meeting         3:00 pm Tuesday, September 11

Finance Committee Meeting            4:30 pm Tuesday, September 11

Prayer Meeting                                 5:30 pm Wednesday, September 12

 

Rick and Kris Kunz IMB Missionaries will speak Sunday Sept 9, 6pm

Rick and Kris Kunz.JPG

Rick and Kris Kunz are IMB representatives who have been serving among the Jewish community in Argentina for the last 21 years.  Buenos Aires, Argentina is home to the 7th largest concentration of Jewish people in the world and is by far the largest Jewish community in Latin America.  Rick and Kris are church planters and started a messianic congregation that is now led by a Messianic Rabbi (A Jewish follower of Jesus).  The congregation is the only one of its kind in Buenos Aires and faithfully preaches Jesus as the Son of God and the promised Messiah to Jews and Gentiles alike.  The Kunzes have six adult children who were all raised in Argentina.   They are currently serving as Global Consultants at OBU and will be starting a new assignment in Israel beginning in November. 

 

Blake Martin will speak Sunday Sept 16, 6pm

Blake Martin, pastor of Wallace Avenue Baptist Church, has led his church in a remarkable turnaround over the past 2 years.  The church has moved from the threshold of death to tripling their attendance, budget and staff in 2 years.  Come hear his inspiring story.  We will have time for Q&A after he speaks.

 

Women’s bible study for the fall, Gideon by Priscilla Shirer.

Gideon Cover.jpg

“From a state of fear, weakness, and insecurity, Gideon emerged as Israel's hero, filled with God's presence and His passion for deliverance. This Bible study will encourage you to recognize your weakness as the key that the Lord gives you to unlock the full experience of His strength in your life.”

This study is a seven-week study to help recognize how weaknesses help you to experience God's strength in your life.

The evening group will start on Tuesday, September 11th at 7:00 at the home of Dee Ann Schroyer, 1509 Hunters Ridge Drive, and the morning group will start Thursday, September 13th at 10:00. 

All women are invited. If you have any questions call Dee Ann at 831-7004.

 

FBC Supper Club 

Want to get to know your fellow church members better?  Looking for a great evening of food and conversation?  Here is your opportunity.  Supper Club is a time of fun, food and fellowship for groups of 3 — including singles, couples and families — to get to know each other better.  For instance, a Supper Club group of 3 could be 2 families and a single person, 2 singles and a family, 3 couples, etc. 

Groups meet once a month for 3 months—September, October, and November.  Then we form different groups for the next quarter. Typically groups alternate homes so that everyone hosts once a quarter or you choose a restaurant if you are too busy to host.  The host can provide the meal or it can be pot luck. How do you get involved?  Sign up in your Sunday School class or email Audrey Rose at arose4100@gmail.com or text to 918-557-7862.  We will contact you with your assigned group members and their contact information. 

 

Wednesday Night Dinners

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

September 12th Menu

Chef Sampley’s Home Baked Hot Biscuits

Oven Baked Orange Chicken Supreme

Chicken Seasoned White Rice

Cream Gravy

Southern Style Seasoned Green Beans

Chef Prescott’s Hand Crafted Green Salad (Choice of 6 Dressings)

Homemade Banana Pudding

Coffee, Iced tea, Lemonade

 

Edna McMillan Offering

FBC will be participating in the Edna McMillan offering this year, which will go towards local missions in Oklahoma. Our church goal is that everyone will give something towards the offering.

 

Counters Needed

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

 

Baptist Messenger

For those interested in keeping up with Baptist news, we will now have copies of the Baptist Messenger available at the Welcome Center.

 

Celebrate Recovery

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

 

Give Online. It’s Easy!

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

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

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

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

 

DON’T FORGET!

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

 

Salvation Army Disaster Relief Training

“Our Corps will be hosting two weekends of training for those interested in assisting during disasters. We must have a minimum of 10 for the training to happen. Spouses, children, neighbors, church members, anyone who is able-bodied and interested is welcome!  The training is to benefit the community, not just those affiliated with The Salvation Army. We need more first responders in the community. The September 15 training is a prerequisite to the September 22 training.

Shawnee, OK – In The Salvation Army, preparation for disaster response is an important part of their ability to respond when disaster strikes. When disasters occur, The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services rely on trained volunteers to help serve and respond in times of need. Shawnee’s Salvation Army has two training courses available to the public on September 15, 2018. We encourage you to join us at our next Emergency Disaster Services training to gain an overview of The Salvation Army’s mission and its role within disaster work. Participants will learn how to prepare and equip themselves to help us serve your local community in times of crisis.

 

Class: Introduction to The Salvation Army; Emergency Disaster Services

Date: Saturday, September 15

Time: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm (Noon)

Where: Shawnee, OK (RSVP for address)

 

Class: ServSafe® Food Handler (6 th Edition)

Date: Saturday, September 15

Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Where: Shawnee, OK (RSVP for address)

 

For more information or to register for this training, please contact Captain Russell Clay at 405-275-2243 or email him at russell.clay@uss.salvationarmy.org or visit http://disaster.salvationarmyusa.org/training/?classes&state=OK.

 

Shawnee, OK – During a disaster, the first gesture of comfort The Salvation Army offers is often a cold drink and a hot meal from one of its mobile feeding units (canteen). We encourage you to join us at our next Emergency Disaster Services Training to learn how the canteens operate during times of disaster. Participants who complete the course will learn about the different types of Salvation Army food service equipment, the essentials of building a food service team, canteen operations and maintenance, and the basics of menu planning. Anyone interested in food service delivery or serving on a Salvation Army canteen should take this course.

 

Class: Disaster Food Service and Canteen Operations

Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018

Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Where: Shawnee, Oklahoma (RSVP for address)

 

For more information or to register for this training, please contact Captain Russell Clay at 405-275-

2243 or email him at russell.clay@uss.salvationarmy.org or visit

http://disaster.salvationarmyusa.org/training/?classes&state=OK.”

FIRST CONNECTIONS – August 31, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (NIV)

 

Sermon, September 2, 2018:

What does Jesus say about Greatness?

John 13:1-17

Dr. Charles Kimball

 

Meetings this week:                                 

Properties Meeting                          4:00 pm Wednesday, September 5

Prayer Meeting                                 5:30 pm Wednesday, September 5

 

Rick and Kris Kunz IMB Missionaries will speak Sunday Sept 9, 6pm

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Rick and Kris Kunz are IMB representatives who have been serving among the Jewish community in Argentina for the last 21 years.  Buenos Aires, Argentina is home to the 7th largest concentration of Jewish people in the world and is by far the largest Jewish community in Latin America.  Rick and Kris are church planters and started a messianic congregation that is now led by a Messianic Rabbi (A Jewish follower of Jesus).  The congregation is the only one of its kind in Buenos Aires and faithfully preaches Jesus as the Son of God and the promised Messiah to Jews and Gentiles alike.  The Kunzes have six adult children who were all raised in Argentina.   They are currently serving as Global Consultants at OBU and will be starting a new assignment in Israel beginning in November. 

 

Blake Martin will speak Sunday Sept 16, 6pm

Blake Martin, pastor of Wallace Avenue Baptist Church, has led his church in a remarkable turnaround over the past 2 years.  The church has moved from the threshold of death to tripling their attendance, budget and staff in 2 years.  Come hear his inspiring story.  We will have time for Q&A after he speaks.

 

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Women’s bible study for the fall, Gideon by Priscilla Shirer.

“From a state of fear, weakness, and insecurity, Gideon emerged as Israel's hero, filled with God's presence and His passion for deliverance. This Bible study will encourage you to recognize your weakness as the key that the Lord gives you to unlock the full experience of His strength in your life.”

This study is a seven-week study to help recognize how weaknesses help you to experience God's strength in your life.

The evening group will start on Tuesday, September 11th at 7:00 at the home of Dee Ann Schroyer, 1509 Hunters Ridge Drive, and the morning group will start Thursday, September 13th at 10:00. 

All women are invited. If you have any questions call Dee Ann at 831-7004.

 

FBC Supper Club 

Want to get to know your fellow church members better?  Looking for a great evening of food and conversation?  Here is your opportunity.  Supper Club is a time of fun, food and fellowship for groups of 3 — including singles, couples and families — to get to know each other better.  For instance, a Supper Club group of 3 could be 2 families and a single person, 2 singles and a family, 3 couples, etc. 

Groups meet once a month for 3 months—September, October, and November.  Then we form different groups for the next quarter. Typically groups alternate homes so that everyone hosts once a quarter or you choose a restaurant if you are too busy to host.  The host can provide the meal or it can be pot luck. How do you get involved?  Sign up in your Sunday School class or email Audrey Rose at arose4100@gmail.com or text to 918-557-7862.  We will contact you with your assigned group members and their contact information. 

 

Counters Needed

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

 

Baptist Messenger

For those interested in keeping up with Baptist news, we will now have copies of the Baptist Messenger available at the Welcome Center.

 

DEACON NOMINATION 2018-2019

DUTIES

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

GENERAL CRITERIA FOR DEACON NOMINATION

Man or woman 18 years old or older

A Christian for at least 3 years

A member of First Baptist Church for at least one year

Active in Sunday school and worship attendance

A person worthy of respect

A financial supporter of the church and its ministries

One who sets a personal example of Christian living

SCHEDULE

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

Sundays August 19 & 26 – accepting nominations for deacons.

August 26 – September 9 – Deacon Nomination Screening process.

Sunday September 16 – Bios of final candidates published.

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

Sunday September 30 – Publish names of elected deacons.

 

Wednesday Night Dinners

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

September 5th Menu: Breakfast for Dinner

Chef Sampley’s Blue Ribbon Biscuits

Fresh Sauce Gravy

Breakfast Scramble Deluxe

Grilled Sausage Patties

Pancakes to Order by Chef Charles Prescott

Mixed Fruit

Coffee, Iced tea, Lemonade

 

Celebrate Recovery

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

 

Give Online. It’s Easy!

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

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

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

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

 

DON’T FORGET!

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

 

Salvation Army Disaster Relief Training

“Our Corps will be hosting two weekends of training for those interested in assisting during disasters. We must have a minimum of 10 for the training to happen. Spouses, children, neighbors, church members, anyone who is able-bodied and interested is welcome!  The training is to benefit the community, not just those affiliated with The Salvation Army. We need more first responders in the community. The September 15 training is a prerequisite to the September 22 training.

Shawnee, OK – In The Salvation Army, preparation for disaster response is an important part of their ability to respond when disaster strikes. When disasters occur, The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services rely on trained volunteers to help serve and respond in times of need. Shawnee’s Salvation Army has two training courses available to the public on September 15, 2018. We encourage you to join us at our next Emergency Disaster Services training to gain an overview of The Salvation Army’s mission and its role within disaster work. Participants will learn how to prepare and equip themselves to help us serve your local community in times of crisis.

Class: Introduction to The Salvation Army; Emergency Disaster Services

Date: Saturday, September 15

Time: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm (Noon)

Where: Shawnee, OK (RSVP for address)

Class: ServSafe® Food Handler (6 th Edition)

Date: Saturday, September 15

Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Where: Shawnee, OK (RSVP for address)

For more information or to register for this training, please contact Captain Russell Clay at 405-275-2243 or email him at russell.clay@uss.salvationarmy.org or visit http://disaster.salvationarmyusa.org/training/?classes&state=OK.

Shawnee, OK – During a disaster, the first gesture of comfort The Salvation Army offers is often a cold drink and a hot meal from one of its mobile feeding units (canteen). We encourage you to join us at our next Emergency Disaster Services Training to learn how the canteens operate during times of disaster. Participants who complete the course will learn about the different types of Salvation Army food service equipment, the essentials of building a food service team, canteen operations and maintenance, and the basics of menu planning. Anyone interested in food service delivery or serving on a Salvation Army canteen should take this course.

Class: Disaster Food Service and Canteen Operations

Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018

Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Where: Shawnee, Oklahoma (RSVP for address)

For more information or to register for this training, please contact Captain Russell Clay at 405-275-

2243 or email him at russell.clay@uss.salvationarmy.org or visit

http://disaster.salvationarmyusa.org/training/?classes&state=OK.”

FIRST CONNECTIONS – August 24, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.”

Psalm 46:1-3 (NIV)

 

Sermon, August 26, 2018:

Even Spiritual Giants Get Depressed

  (1 Kings 19:1-18, 21)

Dr. Charles Kimball

 

Meetings this week:                                 

Deacons’ Revitalization Meeting    2:00 pm Sunday, August 26 

Missions Committee Meeting        4:30 pm Sunday, August 26   

Prayer Meeting                               6:00 pm Wednesday, August 29

 

DEACON NOMINATION 2018-2019

DUTIES

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

GENERAL CRITERIA FOR DEACON NOMINATION

Man or woman 18 years old or older

A Christian for at least 3 years

A member of First Baptist Church for at least one year

Active in Sunday school and worship attendance

A person worthy of respect

A financial supporter of the church and its ministries

One who sets a personal example of Christian living

SCHEDULE

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

Sundays August 19 & 26 – accepting nominations for deacons.

August 26 – September 9 – Deacon Nomination Screening process.

Sunday September 16 – Bios of final candidates published.

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

Sunday September 30 – Publish names of elected deacons.

* * * * * * * * * * * *

DEACON NOMINATION INFO

2018 - 2019

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

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

Bill Ford                     Charles Prescott

Cliff Lehman               Phil Todd

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

Joel Deichman            Sam Garlow                Larry Inman

Jim Hansford              Mitch Hembree           Elaine Allison

Roger Henson             Terry Hopkins             Charles Hawkins

Rocky Wade               Leesa Adams              Carl Moss

Mike Wester               Jim Farthing

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

David Stevens

Reserve ordained deacons who are eligible to be nominated again:          

John Cragin                 John Stobbe

Jon Greenwood           Paul Hammond

Mike Wiens                 Steve Hicks

Eric Hopkins               Paul Jennings

Michael Presley          Jim Stuart                   

Kathy Stuart               

Wednesday Night Dinners

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

August 29th Menu: Italian Night

Chef Sampley’s Hot Garlic Bread

Homemade Lasagna de Napoli

Oven Roasted Sicilian Vegetables

Fresh Green Salad by Chef Chas Prescott

Lisa and Randy Bowen’s Fresh Apple Cake and Chocolate Mocha Cake

Coffee, Iced tea, Lemonade

 

Family Promise Training Event

There will be a volunteer training event next Monday, August 27, 6pm at First Baptist Church. This event is a great opportunity to get up-to-date on the role and responsibilities of volunteering with Family Promise. It will also be a time to gain new insights as you connect with volunteers from other congregations. Anyone interested in volunteering or learning more about Family Promise can attend. Please RSVP to Jan Tipton (405.613.9925) so we know you’ll be attending.

 

Family Dental of Shawnee is having a free day this Saturday August 25.  They will do free exams and free extractions.

 

FBC Supper Club 

Want to get to know your fellow church members better?  Looking for a great evening of food and conversation?  Here is your opportunity.  Supper Club is a time of fun, food and fellowship for groups of 3 — including singles, couples and families — to get to know each other better.  For instance, a Supper Club group of 3 could be 2 families and a single person, 2 singles and a family, 3 couples, etc. 

Groups meet once a month for 3 months—September, October, and November.  Then we form different groups for the next quarter. Typically groups alternate homes so that everyone hosts once a quarter or you choose a restaurant if you are too busy to host.  The host can provide the meal or it can be pot luck. How do you get involved?  Sign up in your Sunday School class or email Audrey Rose at arose4100@gmail.com or text to 918-557-7862.  We will contact you with your assigned group members and their contact information. 

 

Counters Needed

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

 

Welcome Center Volunteers Needed

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

 

Celebrate Recovery

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

 

Baptist Messenger

For those interested in keeping up with Baptist news, we will now have copies of the Baptist Messenger available at the Welcome Center.

 

Give Online. It’s Easy!

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

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

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

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

DON’T FORGET!

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

 

Teacher School Supply Drive

August 5-September 2

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

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

Paper Products

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

Writing Supplies

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

 

  • Cleaning/Hygiene

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

 Desk supplies

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

Other

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

Art Supplies

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

FIRST CONNECTIONS – August 10, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.


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

Romans 8:38-39 (NIV)

 

Sermon, August 12, 2018:

Steps to Revitalization

Matthew 16,18, & Selective Scriptures

Dr. Charles Kimball

 

Meetings this week:                                 

Finance Committee Meeting          4:00 pm Sunday, August 12

Personnel Committee Meeting      3:00 pm Tuesday, August 14

Prayer Meeting                                 6:00 pm Wednesday, August 15

 

Family Promise

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

 

Youth/Parent Luncheon

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

 

Counters Needed

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

 

Welcome Center Volunteers Needed

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

 

Teacher School Supply Drive

August 5-September 2

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

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

Paper Products

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

Writing Supplies

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

Cleaning/Hygiene

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

 Desk supplies

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

Other

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

Art Supplies

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

 

Wednesday Night Dinners

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

 

Celebrate Recovery

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

 

DEACON NOMINATION 2018-2019

DUTIES

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

 

GENERAL CRITERIA FOR DEACON NOMINATION

Man or woman 18 years old or older

A Christian for at least 3 years

A member of First Baptist Church for at least one year

Active in Sunday school and worship attendance

A person worthy of respect

A financial supporter of the church and its ministries

One who sets a personal example of Christian living

 

SCHEDULE

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

Sundays August 19 & 26 – accepting nominations for deacons.

August 26 – September 9 – Deacon Nomination Screening process.

Sunday September 16 – Bios of final candidates published.

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

Sunday September 30 – Publish names of elected deacons.

 

* * * * * * * * * * * *

 

DEACON NOMINATION INFO

2018 - 2019

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

 

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

Bill Ford                     Charles Prescott

Cliff Lehman               Phil Todd

           

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

Joel Deichman            Sam Garlow                Larry Inman

Jim Hansford              Mitch Hembree           Elaine Allison

Roger Henson             Terry Hopkins             Charles Hawkins

Rocky Wade               Leesa Adams              Carl Moss

Mike Wester               Jim Farthing

 

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

David Stevens

           

Reserve ordained deacons who are eligible to be nominated again:          

John Cragin                 John Stobbe

Jon Greenwood           Paul Hammond

Steve Hicks                 Mike Wiens     

Eric Hopkins               Paul Jennings

Michael Presley          Nicki Sherman                       

Jim Stuart                    Kathy Stuart               

           

 

Give Online. It’s Easy!

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

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

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

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

 

DON’T FORGET!

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