First Connections October 31, 2014

First Connections – October 31, 2014

For the Lord God is our light and protector. He gives us grace and glory. No good thing will the Lord withhold from those who do what is right. Lord Almighty, happy are those who trust in you. Psalm 84:11-12

 You Are Invited!

*Bridal Shower: You are cordially invited to a bridal shower for Katie Wagner, bride-elect of Clay Collum, on November 2, 2014 from 3:00-4:30 pm in the FBC Fellowship Hall.

 Fall Back:

Don’t forget to turn your clocks back (one hour) before you go to bed THIS SATURDAY, November 1.

 Church Calendar — November 2-November 9, 2014

Sunday, November 2

Bible Study                                                                                             9:30 am

Morning Worship                                                                                   10:45 am

Katie Wagner/Clay Collum Wedding Shower in FH                             3:00 pm

Youth Handbells                                                                                     4:00 pm

6th Notes Handbells                                                                               4:30 pm

Adult Handbells                                                                                      5:00 pm

Youth Choir                                                                                             5:00 pm

Young Ringers                                                                                         5:15 pm

6th Grade Initiation at the Dyer’s                                                           5:30 pm

Evening Service                                                                                      6:00 pm

 Monday, November 3                                                                                          

Church Council Meeting in A-100                                                        11:30 am

 Tuesday, November 4

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

Staff Meeting                                                                                          1:00 pm

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

 Wednesday, November 5

Church Dinner                                                                                        5:00 pm

Children’s Choirs (3 yrs. to 5th grade - 2nd floor)                                5:45 pm

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

 Sunday, November 9

Bible Study                                                                                9:30 am

Morning Worship                                                                                   10:45 am

Youth Handbells                                                                                     4:00 pm

6th Notes Handbells                                                                                4:40 pm

Adult Handbells                                                                                        5:00 pm

Youth Choir                                                                                              5:00 pm

Young Ringers                                                                                          5:15 pm

Evening Service                                                                                       6:00 pm

Youth Small Groups                                                                                 6:15 pm


CrossTimbers Fundraiser                                     November 16

This is to raise money for scholarships for CrossTimbers Children’s Missions Camp . It will be held in conjunction with our Quarterly Annual Business Meeting. (Eat first; business second!) We will have spaghetti with a variety of sauces and toppings. Also garlic bread, salad and a variety of desserts. Please put this on your calendar as a solid date!  (To see how to help with this event—check out the Service Opportunity section of this bulletin.)


Family Ski Trip to Copper Mountain                             March 14-18

Adults/Teens-$450; Seniors/Children-$400; Non-skiers-$250; includes: 2 days skiing, lodging in Breckenridge, half your meals & one free day; $50 deposit per person holds your spot! Contact Brandon for further details.


Wednesday Night Dinner– November 5

 Chef Sampley’s Hot Out of the Oven Biscuits

Fresh Fried Chicken

Homemade Mashed Potatoes

Shawnee Mills Chicken Gravy (Peppered)

Fresh Green Beans with Ham Garden Fresh Salad

Pizza for the Kids

Homemade Applesauce Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

Coffee     Pink Lemonade   Iced Tea

 Age 12-Adults, $6; Ages 6-11, $4; Ages 5 & under, $2; Family Cap, $20; Mac & Cheese, $1 each child.


Pianist needed:

The First Christian Church is seeking someone to play the piano for their early morning service on Sundays. The time is 8:30 to 9:30; there is no rehearsal and it is a paying job. If interested, call Josh at FCC, 275-1519.



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.


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.

CrossTimbers Scholarship Fundraiser:  (November 16) We need 15-20 people to agree to make homemade spaghetti sauce/toppings for this event. From each of these volunteers we will need 3-5 quarts, delivered hot to the church the morning of Nov. 16. We would really like a variety of sauces and toppings. Parents of campers: please bring a dessert. Please call Elaine Hawkins to volunteer as soon as you know you can help. (See the calendar part of this bulletin for more event information.)

Canned Food Drive: All next month (November) we will collect canned goods for the Salvation Army and then the children will deliver them on Sunday, November 23.