First Connections October 3, 2014

First Connections – October 3, 2014

We will not hide these truths from our children but will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the Lord. We will tell of his power and the mighty miracles he did. Psalm 78:43


Wednesday Night Dinner

October 8, 2014

 Chef Sampley’s Blue Ribbon Biscuits

Oven Baked Pork Roast

Pioneer Woman (Ree Drummond) Mashed Potatoes

Roast Pork Gravy       Green Beans

Garden Fresh Salad by Chef Charles Prescott

Mac and Cheese for the Kids

Ambrosia for Dessert

Cupcakes for Kids by Johnna Stevens

Coffee     Pink Lemonade   Iced Tea

  Age 12-Adults, $6; Ages 6-11, $4; Ages 5 & under, $2; Family Cap, $20; Pizza, $1 per slice.


Church Calendar—October 5-October 12, 2014

Sunday, October 5

Family Promise here starting today                                                                   

Bible Study                                                                                              9:30 am

Morning Worship                                                                                   10:45 am

Cornerstone Class Luncheon                                                               12:00 pm

Youth Handbells                                                                                     4:00 pm

Youth Choir                                                                                             5:00 pm

Evening Service—Bob Spear preaching                                               6:00 pm

Youth Small Groups                                                                                 6:15 pm


Monday, October 6

Church Council Meeting in A-100                                                       11:30 am


Tuesday, October  7

Women’s Bible Study - Preteen Area/C303                                         8:30 am

Staff Meeting                                                                                          9:00 am

Women’s Bible Study at DeeAnn Schroyer’s                                       7:00 pm


Wednesday, October 8

Church Dinner                                                                                        5:00 pm

Children’s Choirs                                                                                    5:45 pm

     3 years old through 5th grade on 2nd floor

Prayer Mtg. in A-100                                                                                6:00 pm

Mission Friends in Room 205                                                                 6:15 pm

Shimmer                                                                                                   6:30 pm

Adult Choir Rehearsal                                                                              7:00 pm


Friday, October 10

OBU Football Team Dinner in Fellowship Hall                                 6:00 pm


Saturday, October 11

Sanctuary Choir Christmas Rehearsal                                             9 am-noon


Sunday, October 12

Bible Study                                                                                             9:30 am

Morning Worship                                                                                   10:45 am

                                Youth Handbells and Youth Choir Performing

Youth Choir                                                                                            5:00 pm

Evening Service—Bill Mitchell preaching                                            6:00 pm

Youth Small Groups                                                                               6:15 pm


You Are Invited:

Ordination of Perry Tripp at FBC Sparks, OK        Sunday, Oct 5 at 3:00 pm

     Map available at


Coming Soon

Fall Fun at the Ford Farm                                                          October 26



We are now posting sermons on-line. You have 2 ways to listen. You can subscribe to podcasts through ITunes and search FBC Shawnee. Or visit our website: and click on the Sermons page.



Deacon Candidate Profile


Carlos Feller     Wife: Mary Chung

Became a Christian: Fall of 1996

Joined First Baptist Church: November 2012

Ordained as a deacon: not ordained

Statement: My walk with Christ began when I was a teenager.  I accepted Jesus as my personal savior, was baptized, and joined an evangelical church at age 16.  I see Christ’s deliverance, guidance, and provision in every aspect of my life.  I believe it is my responsibility to use the gifts and talents that were given to me to serve others, to be a witness of the gospel of Christ, and to bring honor to Our Lord.


Eric Hopkins    Wife: Loree    Children: Heather Acock, Clint Hopkins, Bryan Hopkins

Became a Christian: Approximately 1970

Joined First Baptist Church: 1970, then again in 1991

Ordained as a deacon: 1992

Statement: FBC is very near to my heart.  I was lucky enough to be blessed with parents who raised me in the light of the Lord at FBC Shawnee.  I have known no other way.  It was wonderful to be brought up with many great influences within the church guiding my direction.  I was married at FBC to Loree in 1982.  She has been my partner for the last 32 years while raising our children within the church.  Throughout the years, Loree and I have been involved in many aspects of the church.  Serving as a deacon means to be a servant and is a way for me to give back to the church that I love.  I wish to be the very best that I can in service to God.


Richard Newberry    Wife: Laura    Children:  Nathan and Natalie Newberry

Became a Christian: at 11 years of age, baptized at home church, Mounds, OK

Joined First Baptist Church: 2003

Ordained as a deacon:  2010

Statement: I look forward to serving my church in whatever way I can.


Peter Purin     Wife: Julie  Children: Ezra and Henry

Became a Christian: High School

Joined First Baptist Church: September 2013, baptized then

Ordained as a deacon: not ordained

Statement: What it means to be a Christian is to believe in the Triune God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit).  It means I am to love my God with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength and to love my neighbor as myself.  It is to know that I am a sinner, and that the only path to forgiveness and salvation is through the sacrifice Jesus – God’s only Son -  made on the cross.  I work out my faith with the power of the Holy Spirit-who lives in me-daily, “with fear and trembling”.  I use the Bible, the infallible Word of God, as my guide.  My place in this world is to love and serve others.


Friday, October 3 – Listing of nominated candidates with bios in First Connections

Sunday October 5 – Listing of nominated candidates with bios in worship bulletin

Sunday October 19 – vote on nominees in morning worship

Sunday, October 19 - Screening by Deacon Nominating Committee

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Service Opportunities at FBC:

Tutors/Prayer Partners: If you are interested in becoming a tutor, contact Pat Prescott. The two schools we serve are Horace Mann and Jefferson. She will need to know which school; grade level and subject area you would prefer.

 Family Promise will be at FBC from October 5-October 12. There is a sign-up outside the church office.  Still have these openings: Evening host (6-9 pm) Sun, Mon, and Overnight Sun, Mon, Wed and Fri.

OBU Football Team: we will be hosting a dinner for the team here in our Fellowship Hall on October 10. Service opportunities include bringing a dessert, helping to serve food, helping to clean up; and helping with the costs. If you could help in one of these areas please call Mary at the church office, 275-6111.