First Connections September 12, 2014

First Connections – September 12, 2014

May God bless you with his special favor and wonderful peace as you come to know Jesus, our God and Lord, better and better. 2 Peter 1:2

 Wednesday Night Dinner

September 17, 2014

Grandmother Sampley’s Homemade Hot Yeast Rolls by Chef Jim Sampley

Oven Baked Filet of Fish

Pioneer Woman (Ree Drummond) Mashed Potatoes

Fresh Vegetable of the Day

Garden Fresh Salad by Chef Charles Prescott

Pizza for the Kids

Homemade Cake

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—September 14-September 21

Sunday, September  14

Bible Study                                                                9:30 am

Morning Worship                                                     10:45 am

Youth Handbells                                                       4:00 pm

Youth Choir                                                               5:00 pm

Adult Handbells                                                        5:00 pm

Evening Service, Jim Reynolds preaching              6:00 pm

Youth Small Groups                                                   6:15 pm


Tuesday, September 16

Women’s Bible Study - 3rd floor in Preteen Area     8:30 am

Staff Meeting                                                                1:00 pm

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


Wednesday, September 17

Church Dinner (Treasures)                                          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


Sunday, September  21

Deacon’s Meeting in room C202                                  8:30 am

Bible Study                                                                      9:30 am

Morning Worship                                                            10:45 am

Youth Handbells                                                              4:00 pm

Youth Choir                                                                      5:00 pm

Adult Handbells                                                               5:00 pm

Church Business Meeting in A-100                                 6:00 pm

Youth Small Groups                                                           6:15 pm


Coming Soon

Women’s Bible Study: Just started! Children of the Day: 1 & 2 Thessalonians by Beth Moore. Workbooks are $16 each; meeting in Room D303 (Preteen Area)

 Senior Adult Fall Cookout at the Allison’s                                            October 2

 Family Promise here at FBC                                                               October 5-12




Deacons at First Baptist are elected to serve for a three year term.  They may serve for two consecutive terms but then must rotate off to reserve status.  They become eligible to serve again after a 1 year hiatus.

 Current deacons who are rotating off and are ineligible for reelection at this time are:

Leesa Adams         

Bob Spear   

Kathy Stuart

Rocky Wade

 Active deacons who have one or more years left to serve:

Casey Bell            

Dale Cates          

John Cragin         

Bill Ford          

Joe Ford           

Sam Garlow         

Jon Greenwood

Paul Hammond

Cindy Hanchey

Jim Hansford

Charles Hawkins

Mitch Hembree

Roger Henson

Terry Hopkins

Paul Jennings

Clifford Lehmann

Mark McQuade

Charles Prescott

Michael Presley

John Stobbe

 Phil Todd

Mike Wiens          

Current deacons who are eligible to be elected to a second term:


Reserve ordained deacons who are eligible to be nominated again:          

Gerald Adams       

Bob Allison            

David Austin                    

Alpha Black            

Dick Canham          

Jim Farthing         

Steve Hicks         

Eric Hopkins          

Matt Hopkins

Larry Inman

Everett Maylen

Sallie McLaughlin

Richard Newberry

Gordon Richards

Nicki Sherman

Jim Stuart

Mike Wester

Bob Williams

Betty Woodward



     A deacon is one whose commitment, demeanor, and spirit qualify the individual to function as a servant of the entire church.  His or her purpose is to promote spiritual welfare, scriptural obedience, and perseverance in the Christian life of the members.  A deacon must be willing to serve in the ministry functions of the deacon body in true commitment to the ideals of Christian servanthood.  Deacons have several roles during the worship service as well as ministry needs requested by the Pastor and the Church.


Man or woman 18 years old or older

A Christian for at least 3 years

A member of First Baptist Church for at least one year  

Active in Sunday school and worship attendance

A person worthy of respect               

A financial supporter of the church and its ministries

One who sets a personal example of Christian living


Sunday August 24 - Characteristics, qualifications, and duties of a deacon in the worship bulletin.  A list of current names to be considered will follow.

Friday September 5 – Print list of eligible deacons along with characteristics in First Connections

Sundays September 7, 14, 21- Nomination forms and current lists of names in the worship bulletin

Week of September 22 – 27 - Screening by Deacon Nominating Committee

Sunday September 28 – Listing of nominated candidates with bios in worship bulletin    

Friday October 3 – Print list of candidates with bios in First Connections

Sunday October 5 - VOTE on deacon candidates

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 Family Promise

There will be a Family Promise Walk on September 20 at 10:00 am. This is the major fundraiser for this organization annually. The $20 registration fee gets a t-shirt and a free lunch. For more information ask Jan Tipton or see the website ( or the Facebook Page (Family-Promise-of-Shawnee) to get all the details.