First Connections June 22 2018

FIRST CONNECTIONS – June 22, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

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

Matthew 25:34-36, 40; CEV

 

Sermon, June 24, 2018:

 “Wake Up!”

Revelation 3:1-6

Dr. Charles Kimball

Traditional Service in Sanctuary

Contemporary Service in Fellowship Hall

 

Meetings this week:

Prayer Meeting                6:00 pm Wednesday, June 27

 

Special Prayer Requests:

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

 

Retirement Reception for Mary Lively

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

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

Please stop by to wish Mary well in her retirement!

 

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Church Cook-Out!

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

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

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

 

Casual Summer at FBC - July Theme Days

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

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

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

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

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

 

Pool Party with a Purpose

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

 

 Counters Needed

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

 

Celebrate Recovery    

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

 

Give Online. It’s Easy!

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

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

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

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

 

DON’T FORGET!

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

 


First Connections June 14, 2018

FIRST CONNECTIONS – June 15, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

  

Arise, shine. Put your face in the sunlight.

God’s bright glory has risen for you.

The whole earth is wrapped in darkness,

All people sunk in deep darkness,

But God rises on you,

His sunrise glory breaks over you.

From Isaiah 60:1-2, The Message

 

  

Sermon, June 17, 2018:

 “Who Influences You?”

Revelation 2:18-29

Dr. Charles Kimball

Traditional Service in Sanctuary

Contemporary Service in Fellowship Hall

 

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

 

 

Meetings this week:

Deacons Mtg.                          8:30 am Sunday, June 17

Prayer Meeting                       6:00 pm Wednesday, June 20

 

Special Prayer Requests:

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

  

Casual Summer at FBC - July Theme Days:

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Welcome Shelby Jones and Becky Formby!

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

 

Pool Party with a Purpose

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

 

Counters Needed

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

  

Celebrate Recovery    

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

 

Give Online. It’s Easy!

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

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

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

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

 

DON’T FORGET!

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

 

 


 

 

First Connections June 8, 2018

FIRST CONNECTIONS – June 8, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

 

I look up to the mountains;

does my strength come from mountains?

No, my strength comes from God,

who made heaven, and earth, and mountains.

God guards you from every evil,

he guards your very life.

He guards you when you leave and when you return,

he guards you now, he guards you always.

From Psalm 121, The Message

 

  

Sermon, June 10, 2018:

 “Turn Back to God”

Revelation 2:12-17

Dr. Charles Kimball

Traditional Service in Sanctuary

Contemporary Service in Fellowship Hall

 

 

Meetings this week:

Finance Committee Mtg.     4 pm Sunday, June 10

Personnel Com. Mtg.           4 pm Sunday, June 10

 

 

Special Prayer Requests:

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

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

 

 

Casual Summer at FBC

June, July and August

(Look for upcoming info on theme days in July)

 

Pool Party with a Purpose

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

 

 

Services for Marjorie Henson will be held here at FBC

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

 

 

Counters Needed

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

 

 

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

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

 

 

Celebrate Recovery    

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

 

 

Give Online. It’s Easy!

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

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

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

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

 

DON’T FORGET!

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

 

 

First Connections June 1, 2018

FIRST CONNECTIONS – June 1, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

 

Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” And God granted his request.  I Chronicles 4:10, NIV

 

  

Sermon, June 3, 2018:

 “Stay Close to Jesus When Life Gets Tough”

Revelation 2:8-11

Dr. Charles Kimball

Traditional Service in Sanctuary

Contemporary Service in Fellowship Hall

 

 

Vacation Bible School is Monday!

June 4-7, (9:00 am-noon)

Sign up on the church website: www.firstshawnee.com

VBS Family Night is Wednesday –

We will have food to feed all church members and guests; all are invited.

 

 

* * * * *

Administrative Assistant Needed: First Baptist Church of Shawnee is seeking an Administrative Assistant. 40 hours a week. Salary based on experience and qualifications. MS Office suite, social media proficiency and ability to update church website necessary.  Hope for graphic design abilities using Publisher.  Ability to learn church database software.  Greet people in person and on the phone. Work with church staff, members and guests.  Limit resume to 2 pages.  Apply by emailing resume in Word or PDF format to fbcshawnee.charles@gmail.com.

Financial Secretary Needed: First Baptist Church of Shawnee is seeking a Financial Secretary. 20 hours a week. Salary based on experience and qualifications. Bookkeeping/accounting background necessary. Ability to learn church specific accounting software. Recording contributions, bill paying, payroll, etc.  Limit resume to 2 pages.  Apply by emailing resume in Word or PDF format to fbcshawnee.charles@gmail.com

* * * * *

  

Service Opportunity

The Worship Committee needs volunteers willing to be trained on and to run the sound system on a rotating basis. If you are interested or know of someone who might be, please contact Paul Hammond at 405.323.9254 or phammondok@gmail.com

 

Counters Needed

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

  

Casual Summer at FBC

June, July and August

(Look for upcoming info on theme days in July)

  

POOLS NEEDED THIS SUMMER!

I am looking forward to our Pool Parties with a Purpose for the kids through 6th grade on Wednesday nights again 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. We are in search of only 1 more pool! 

June 13 - Home of DeeAnn and Richard Schroyer

June 20 - Home of Gary and Robbie Mullins

June 27 – Home of Tony McMurray

July 18 - Home of John and Becky Cragin

July 25th - Home of Jesse and Susan Field

August 1 - OPEN

The church will provide all food and drinks and also a lifeguard for the event. Please let me know if you are interested in hosting our kids!  Elaine Hawkins

 

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

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

  

Celebrate Recovery    

Our step-study groups have now closed to begin 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!  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 website www.firstshawnee.com/give for more details.

 

DON’T FORGET!

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

 

First Connections May 25, 2018

FIRST CONNECTIONS – May 25, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

So be content with who you are, and don’t put on airs. God’s strong hand is on you; he’ll promote you at the right time. Live carefree before God; he is most careful with you.

I Peter 5:7 from The Message

  

Sermon, May 27, 2018:

 “Return to Your First Love”

May 27, 2018

Dr. Charles Kimball

Traditional Service in Sanctuary

Contemporary Service in Fellowship Hall

  

No Evening Worship or pm activities Sunday, May 27 at the church. Also, the church office will be closed on Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. Enjoy your holiday!

 

Youth Mission Trip to Texas

Please keep our youth and Brandon in your prayers this next Tuesday and Wednesday as they travel to Texas for a mission opportunity.

 

 

* * * * *

After eleven years of service Teresa Jett has decided to resign her position as Financial Secretary. We greatly appreciate her years of service and wish her the very best.

Personnel and Finance Committees will be considering candidates for the position. If you are interested or know of a qualified candidate please contact Rocky Wade, Roger Henson, or Pastor Charles Kimball with a resume. Qualified candidates should have accounting or bookkeeping experience.  Candidates may or may not be church members.

* * * * *

 

 

Service Opportunity

The Worship Committee needs volunteers willing to be trained on and to run the sound system on a rotating basis. If you are interested or know of someone who might be, please contact Paul Hammond at 405.323.9254 or phammondok@gmail.com

  

Vacation Bible School is coming!

June 4-7, (9:00 am-noon)

Sign up on the church website: www.firstshawnee.com

If you can help, please contact Elaine Hawkins as soon as possible.

 We need to borrow a few things for VBS! Call or Text Elaine Hawkins at 613-1937 if you can lend us: Life Vests or Rings, Oars, Old Footlockers, Hammocks, Old thick rope.

  

 

POOLS NEEDED THIS SUMMER!

I am looking forward to our Pool Parties with a Purpose for the kids through 6th grade on Wednesday nights again 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. We are in search of only 1 more pool! 

June 13 - Home of DeeAnn and Richard Schroyer

June 20 - Home of Gary and Robbie Mullins

June 27 – Home of Tony McMurray

July 18 - Home of John and Becky Cragin

July 25th - Home of Jesse and Susan Field

August 1 - OPEN

The church will provide all food and drinks and also a lifeguard for the event. Please let me know if you are interested in hosting our kids!  Elaine Hawkins

 

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

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

  

Celebrate Recovery    

Our step-study groups have now closed to begin 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!  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 website www.firstshawnee.com/give for more details.

 

DON’T FORGET!

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

 

First Connections May 18, 2018

FIRST CONNECTIONS – May 18, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

Investigate my life, O God,

Find out everything about me;

Cross-examine and test me,

Get a clear picture of what I’m about;

See for yourself whether I’ve done anything wrong-

Then guide me on the road to eternal life.

Psalm 139: 23-24 from The Message

  

Sermon, May 20, 2018:

 “The Carnal Christian”

I Corinthians 3:1-9

Aaron Hembree

Traditional Service in Sanctuary

Contemporary Service in Fellowship Hall

 

 

Sunday, May 20 is Graduate Recognition Day at FBC

 

 

Meetings:

Deacons’ Meeting                Sunday, May 20, 8:30 am

Church Business Mtg.          Sunday, May 20, after am worship – This is in Fellowship Hall; lunch is provided.

  

* * * * *

After eleven years of service Teresa Jett has decided to resign her position as Financial Secretary. We greatly appreciate her years of service and wish her the very best.

Personnel and Finance Committees will be considering candidates for the position. If you are interested or know of a qualified candidate please contact Rocky Wade, Roger Henson, or Pastor Charles Kimball with a resume. Qualified candidates should have accounting or bookkeeping experience.  Candidates may or may not be church members.

* * * * *

  

Service Opportunity

The Worship Committee needs volunteers willing to be trained on and to run the sound system on a rotating basis. If you are interested or know of someone who might be, please contact Paul Hammond at 405.323.9254 or phammondok@gmail.com

 

 

Vacation Bible School is coming!

June 4-7, (9:00 am-noon)

Sign up on the church website: www.firstshawnee.com

If you can help, please contact Elaine Hawkins as soon as possible.

 We need to borrow a few things for VBS! Call or Text Elaine Hawkins at 613-1937 if you can lend us: Life Vests or Rings, Oars, Old Footlockers, Hammocks, Old thick rope.

  

POOLS NEEDED THIS SUMMER!

I am looking forward to our Pool Parties with a Purpose for the kids through 6th grade on Wednesday nights again 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. We are in search of only 1 more pool! 

June 13 - Home of DeeAnn and Richard Schroyer

June 20 - Home of Gary and Robbie Mullins

June 27 – Home of Tony McMurray

July 18 - Home of John and Becky Cragin

July 25th - Home of Jesse and Susan Field

August 1 - OPEN

The church will provide all food and drinks and also a lifeguard for the event. Please let me know if you are interested in hosting our kids!  Elaine Hawkins

 

 

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

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

  

Wednesday Night Dinner is Finished for the Spring Semester; Look for information starting soon after school starts in August.

 

 

    Elaine Hawkins has invited you to join the Meal Train for Braden, Caitlyn, and Baby Ben Norwood. On April 26th, 2018, the Norwoods welcomed their first baby, Benjamin Norwood, into the world! They had family with them the first week, but now our church has an opportunity to minister to them by offering meals every other day; so we've started this meal train for them :-) 
    Please sign up to take food or restaurant gift cards if you can, and pray for them as they begin this beautiful new life with Baby Benjamin!
    What is a meal train?  There are times in our lives when friends and family ask, "What can I do to help out?" The answer is usually to help them with a meal. When many friends give a meal, this is a Meal Train. Please share this email with others. You can view the Meal Train by clicking the following button.

Open the Meal Train

 

Celebrate Recovery    

Our step-study groups have now closed to begin 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!  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 website www.firstshawnee.com/give for more details.

 

DON’T FORGET!

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

 

First Connections May 11, 2018

FIRST CONNECTIONS – May 11, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

God’s Spirit makes us:

loving,

happy,

peaceful,

patient,

kind,

good,

faithful,

gentle,

self-controlled . . .

God’s Spirit has given us life

and so we should follow the Spirit.

(Galatians 5:22-23,25)

   

 

Sermon, May 13, 2018:

 “Signs of a Healthy Church”

Selected Scriptures

Dr. Charles Kimball

Traditional Service in Sanctuary

Contemporary Service in Fellowship Hall

 

 

This Sunday, May 13 is Mother’s Day.  Since there will be no evening

service or activities, plan to share quality family time together.

 

 * * * * *

After eleven years of service Teresa Jett has decided to resign her position as Financial Secretary. We greatly appreciate her years of service and wish her the very best.

Personnel and Finance Committees will be considering candidates for the position. If you are interested or know of a qualified candidate please contact Rocky Wade, Roger Henson, or Pastor Charles Kimball with a resume. Qualified candidates should have accounting or bookkeeping experience.  Candidates may or may not be church members.

* * * * *

 

NOTICE:  The elevator on the west end of the sanctuary (the one that goes to the balcony) is out of service until further notice.  We are working to resolve the problem and regret any inconvenience.

 

Service Opportunity

The Worship Committee needs volunteers willing to be trained on and to run the sound system on a rotating basis. If you are interested or know of someone who might be, please contact Paul Hammond at 405.323.9254 or phammondok@gmail.com

 

Family Promise

First Baptist's participation in Family Promise starts May 13th.  We need cooks to supply food, and volunteers to chat with our guests at different times.  We also need someone to buy snacks (fruit, bread, peanut butter, etc.) for the families to eat while at the church in the evenings. Questions?  Call Jan Tipton 613-9925 or talk to Mary.

 

Vacation Bible School is coming!

June 4-7, (9:00 am-noon)

Sign up on the church website: www.firstshawnee.com

If you can help, please contact Elaine Hawkins as soon as possible.

We need to borrow a few things for VBS! Call or Text Elaine Hawkins at 613-1937 if you can lend us: Life Vests or Rings, Oars, Old Footlockers, Hammocks, Old thick rope.

  

 

POOLS NEEDED THIS SUMMER!

I am looking forward to our Pool Parties with a Purpose for the kids through 6th grade on Wednesday nights again 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. We are in search of only 1 more pool!

June 13 - Home of DeeAnn and Richard Schroyer

June 20 - Home of Gary and Robbie Mullins

June 27 – Home of Tony McMurray

July 18 - Home of John and Becky Cragin

July 25th - Home of Jesse and Susan Field

August 1 - OPEN

The church will provide all food and drinks and also a lifeguard for the event. Please let me know if you are interested in hosting our kids!  Elaine Hawkins

 

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

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

 

Wednesday Night Dinner is Finished for the Spring Semester.

Look for information starting soon after school starts in August.

 

    Elaine Hawkins has invited you to join the Meal Train for Braden, Caitlyn, and Baby Ben Norwood. On April 26th, 2018, the Norwoods welcomed their first baby, Benjamin Norwood, into the world! They had family with them the first week, but now our church has an opportunity to minister to them by offering meals every other day; so we've started this meal train for them :-) 
    Please sign up to take food or restaurant gift cards if you can, and pray for them as they begin this beautiful new life with Baby Benjamin!
    What is a meal train?  There are times in our lives when friends and family ask, "What can I do to help out?" The answer is usually to help them with a meal. When many friends give a meal, this is a Meal Train. Please share this email with others. You can view the Meal Train by clicking the following button.

Open the Meal Train

 

Celebrate Recovery    

Our step-study groups have now closed to begin 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!  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 website www.firstshawnee.com/give for more details.

 

DON’T FORGET!

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Connections May 4, 2018

FIRST CONNECTIONS – May 4, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

  

On your feet now-applaud God!

Bring a gift of laughter,

Sing yourselves into his presence.

 Know this: God is God, and God, God.

He made us; we didn’t make him.

We’re his people, his well-tended sheep.

 Enter with the password: “Thank you!”

Make yourselves at home, talking praise.

Thank him. Worship him.

 For God is sheer beauty,

All-generous in love,

Loyal always and ever.

 (from The Message, Psalm 100)

   

Sermon, May 6, 2018:

Traditional Service in Sanctuary

“He Named It Ebenezer”

I Samuel 7:3-13

Jonathan Singleton

 

Contemporary Service in Fellowship Hall

“One Church – Four Generations”

Selected Scriptures

Dr. Charles Kimball

  

THE GARDEN at 10th and PHILLY

The Garden opens this Sunday, May 6, and we need your help!!  We have a mixture of neighborhood folk and church members claiming plots.  There's still room you!  Extra plots will be planted to share with the neighborhood.  Could you help plant this Sunday? (Beds are raised, so it is a sit-down job.)  This does not obligate you beyond this week. Remember to wear clothes for playing in the dirt.

Other opportunities to be involved include helping a family with their plot or supervising a watering time. We also still need used rakes and hoes, and watering hoses.

12:30 pm - Hotdogs, chips, cookies, and drinks provided. Then we plant!

Thank you for your involvement in this important outreach opportunity.   The Missions Committee

 

Service Opportunity

The Worship Committee needs volunteers willing to be trained on and to run the sound system on a rotating basis. If you are interested or know of someone who might be, please contact Paul Hammond at 405.323.9254 or phammondok@gmail.com

  

Family Promise

First Baptist's participation in Family Promise starts May 13th.  We need cooks to supply food, and volunteers to chat with our guests at different times.  We also need someone to buy snacks (fruit, bread, peanut butter, etc.) for the families to eat while at the church in the evenings.  Questions?  Call Jan Tipton 613-9925 or talk to Mary.

 

Meal Train

Elaine Hawkins has invited you to join the Meal Train for Braden, Caitlyn, and Baby Ben Norwood.
On April 26th, 2018, the Norwoods welcomed their first baby, Benjamin Norwood, into the world! They had family with them the first week after his birth, but now our church has an opportunity to minister to them by offering meals every other day. So we've started this meal train for them :-) 
    Please sign up to take food or restaurant gift cards if you can, and pray for them as they begin this beautiful new life with Baby Benjamin!
    What is a meal train?
There are times in our lives when friends and family ask, "What can I do to help out?" The answer is usually to help them with a meal. When many friends give a meal, this is a Meal Train.
Please share this email with others. You can view the Meal Train by clicking the following button.       Open the Meal Train

  

Vacation Bible School is coming! June 4-7, (9:00 am-noon)

Sign up on the church website: www.firstshawnee.com

If you can help, please contact Elaine Hawkins as soon as possible.

 

POOLS NEEDED THIS SUMMER!

I am looking forward to our Pool Parties with a Purpose for the kids through 6th grade on Wednesday nights again 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. We are in search of only 3 more pools! 

June 13 - Home of DeeAnn and Richard Schroyer

June 20 -OPEN

June 27 - OPEN

July 18 - Home of John and Becky Cragin

July 25th - Home of Jesse and Susan Field

August 1 - OPEN

The church will provide all food and drinks and also a lifeguard for the event. Please let me know if you are interested in hosting our kids! Elaine Hawkins

 

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

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

  

Wednesday Night Dinner is Finished for the Spring Semester;

Look for information starting soon after school starts in August.

 

Celebrate Recovery    

Our step-study groups have now closed to begin 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!  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 website www.firstshawnee.com/give for more details.

 

DON’T FORGET!

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

 

 

 

FIRST CONNECTIONS – April 27, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

  

You can be sure that God will take care of everything you need, his generosity exceeding even yours in the glory that pours from Jesus. Our God and Father abounds in glory that just pours out into eternity. Yes.

(from The Message, Phil. 4:19-20)

   

 

Please Welcome:

Benjamin Grainger Norwood

Born April 26, 2018

(Parents: Braden and Caitlyn)

 

 

Youth Shimmer Weekend

April 27 (6:30 pm) to April 28 (4:00 pm)

PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR YOUTH MINISTRY THIS WEEKEND!

 

 

Sermon, April 29, 2018:

“Celebrating the Lord’s Supper”

I Corinthians 11:23-32

Dr. Charles Kimball

Morning Worship Combined in Sanctuary

 

 

You Are Invited!

Aaron and Jamie‘s baby shower.

Sunday, April 29 from 2 o’clock to 4 o’clock 

at The Gathering Place, 415 E. Main.

 

 

Children's Choir Program

"All Creation Sings"

Sunday, April 29 at 6:00 pm

 

 

Senior Adult Lunch

Thursday, May 3 at 11:00 am

Golden Corral

 

 

Vacation Bible School is coming! June 4-7, (9 am-noon)

Sign up on the church website: www.firstshawnee.com

If you can help, please contact Elaine Hawkins as soon as possible.

 

POOLS NEEDED THIS SUMMER!

I am looking forward to our Pool Parties with a Purpose for the kids through 6th grade on Wednesday nights again 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 6pm-7:30pm each night: June 13, June 20, June 27, July 18, July 25, and August 1. The church will provide all food and drinks and also a lifeguard for the event. Please let me know if you are interested in hosting our kids! Elaine Hawkins

  

Memorial

Christine Reynolds

Graveside service at Resthaven

11:00 am on Saturday, May 5

 

 

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

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

  

Wednesday Night Dinner is Finished for the Spring Semester; Look for information starting soon after school starts in August.

 

Celebrate Recovery    

Our step-study groups have now closed to begin 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!  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 website www.firstshawnee.com/give for more details.

 

DON’T FORGET!

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

 

First Connections April 20, 2018

FIRST CONNECTIONS – April 20, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

  

For God is at work within you, helping you to want to obey him, and then helping you do what he wants. (Philippians 2:13, TLB)

   

Sermon, April 22, 2018:

“One Church B Four Generations”

Selected Scriptures

Dr. Charles Kimball

  

Wednesday Night Dinner, April 25

Chef Sampley’s Award Winning Blue Ribbon Biscuits, Oven Roasted Tenderloin, Pioneer Woman Mashed Potatoes, Roast Gravy, Southern Style Fresh Green Beans, Garden Fresh Salad by Chef Charles Prescott, Banana Pudding.

 

Youth Shimmer Weekend

April 27 (6:30 pm) to April 28 (4:00 pm)

Bible study-Philemon; shepherding small groups; laser tag and more!

 

You Are Invited!

Aaron and Jamie‘s baby shower.

Sunday, April 29 from 2 o’clock to 4 o’clock at the gathering Place, 415 E. Main.

 

Children's Choir Program

"All Creation Sings"

Sunday, April 29 at 6:00 pm

  

Vacation Bible School is coming! June 4-7, (9:00 am-noon) Sign up on the church website: www.firstshawnee.com

 

POOLS NEEDED THIS SUMMER!

I am looking forward to our Pool Parties with a Purpose for the kids through 6th grade on Wednesday nights again 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 6pm-7:30pm each night: June 13, June 20, June 27, July 18, July 25, and August 1. The church will provide all food and drinks and also a lifeguard for the event. Please let me know if you are interested in hosting our kids!

 

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

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

 

Celebrate Recovery    

Our step-study groups have now closed to begin 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!  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 website www.firstshawnee.com/give for more details.

 

DON’T FORGET!

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