First Connections

First Connections – November 7, 2014

Unfailing love and truth have met together. Righteousness and peace have kissed! Truth springs up from the earth, and righteousness smiles down from heaven. Yes, the Lord pours down his blessings. Our land will yield its bountiful crops. Psalm 85:10-12


Church Calendar — November 9-November 16, 2014

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

Evening Service                                                                                     6:00 pm

Youth Small Groups                                                                               6:15 pm

 Tuesday, November 11

Staff Meeting                                                                                          1:00 pm

Wednesday, November 12

Church Dinner                                                                                        5:00 pm

Young Ringers                                                                                         5:15 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

 Thursday, November 13

Senior Adult Thanksgiving Potluck in Fellowship Hall                           noon

     Tom Terry bringing the program;

     Church provides turkey, dressing, rolls, please bring a side.

 Sunday, November 16

Deacon’s Meeting in the Journey classroom                                  8:30 am

Bible Study                                                                                            9:30 am

Morning Worship                                                                                 10:45 am

                                Bisonettes featured

Quarterly Luncheon Business Mtg. & CrossTimbers Fundraiser          noon

Youth Handbells                                                                                 4:00 pm

Deacon Council                                                                                  4:30 pm

6th Notes Handbells                                                                          4:40 pm

Adult Handbells                                                                                  5:00 pm

Youth Choir                                                                                         5:00 pm

Evening Service                                                                                  6:00 pm

                                Deacon Ordination-Carlos Feller & Peter Purin

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. 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.


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 12

 Western Style Pork Sandwiches


Assorted Chips

Tropical Fruit Medley

Mac and Cheese for the Kids

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) SEE AD ABOVE

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.