First Connections July 18, 2014

First Connections  -  July 18, 2014

“Praise the Lord; praise God our savior! For each day he carries us in his arms.” Psalm 68:19

 Church Business Meeting

The monthly Church Business Meeting will be held on Sunday, July 20, at 6:00 pm. Deacons will meet that morning at 8:30 in the Journey classroom.

Mission Shawnee: Shepherd’s Kids’ Café

“We need your help. Each morning of the program from 8:30-10:30, we meet in our kitchen (at Mission Shawnee) to prepare approximately 300 lunches according to a pre-set menu. We try to have them ready for pick-up by 11:00. If you can help us prepare lunches during one of the following weeks of the program, please   sign up at the FBC church office or call at 275-6111. We will need your phone number and the dates you can serve. Thanks in advance for your help.”  The remaining weeks are: July 21-25, and July 28-August 1.

 New Security Guard: Dillon Sain

Please make our new security guard feel welcome.




~ Pool Parties with the Pastor ~


For children entering 2nd through entering 6th grade!

What: Our Pastor Bro. Ray will have 6 Wednesday nights this summer of fun and Bible teaching at 6 different church members’ pools. We’ll swim and have fun; then while we eat some pizza or hotdogs, Bro. Ray will share with us from God’s Word!

When: Wednesdays – June 18th, June 25th, July 16th, July 23rd, July 30th, & August 6th from 5:30pm-7pm each night.

Where: July 23 will be at Margaret Hopkins, 1730 N Broadway


~ Preschool Missions Camp~

For young children up to entering 1st grade!

What: 6 weeks of fun activities centered around learning about missionaries and mission work throughout the world! Crafts, games, and Bible Verse Memory

When: Same nights as Pool Party with the Pastor!  Wednesdays, June 18th, June 25th, July 16, and July 23rd, July 30th, & August 6th from 5:45pm-6:45 pm each night.

Where: at First Baptist Church, 1st floor Preschool  , 2’s & 3’s Sunday School room

We are going to have an awesome SUMMER!




Family Promise Coming Soon!  Family Promise will be here starting Sunday, July 27.  Don’t miss this opportunity to serve and to receive a blessing! A sign up sheet is posted on the window outside the church office and there are still several openings.


The New Church Web Site is Live!

Please check it out at We hope you will love the improvements and additions. The Public Relations committee has put in many hours and worked very diligently to make this a reality. If you see one of the committee, especially Charles Prescott or Karen Kelly – be sure to thank them for their efforts. Here is an idea – since the calendar, news and other features of the web site will be updated on an ongoing basis, you might want to bookmark it on your device so you can quickly access it.



Summer Sunday School Help Sign-up

This Summer, I am working on making a great Summer Sunday School for our children from birth through 5th grade. I’d like to invite you to help teach or hold babies during the Sunday school hour (9:15-10:35am) at least one Sunday this summer, from June 1st to August 10th .  Most classes have regular teachers who are staying through the summer and just need an assistant. We will have 6 Sunday School rooms during the Sunday School hour, just as we have all during the school year. We need two people in each room, each Sunday, plus a Storyteller who is only there from 9:45-10:05am. You can also call, text, or email me with the Sunday(s) you want to help. There will also be a paper signup sheet on the Preschool Sign-in desk starting this Sunday. Thanks, Elaine Hawkins (613-1937)

This is a link to the master list in a google doc so you can sign up.