First Connections October 23, 2015

First Connections – October 23, 2015

I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord!” Psalm 122:1


“Following Jesus Everyday”

We have discipleship books available to go along with Ray’s current Sermon Series, which starts this coming Sunday, October 25. They will be available at either the Welcome Center or the foyer (to the west of the Sanctuary.)


2016.2017 Budget Request forms have been distributed.  Please meet with your committee to complete this important work.


Fall Fellowship at the Ford Family Farm

Come join the Fun at the Ford Family Farm – THIS SUNDAY, October 25th from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm. There will be games, hay rides and 2 bounce houses for the kids. Hotdogs and Hamburgers provided; please bring a dessert to share. Bring your own chairs or blankets to sit on. Costumes welcome.


Correction – please note that Jim Stuart was also voted in as an active deacon this month, but his name was omitted on the list we published in the First Connections. Thank you, Mary


Beacon Class Men’s Breakfast
The Beacon Bible Study invites all men to breakfast on November 1, 2015, between 8:00 am and 9:00 am. We will meet in Fellowship Hall. The speaker will be Chuck Bowman, former coach and director of FCA for the state of Oklahoma. If you plan to attend, please call the church office (275-6111) by October 23.


Please join us to celebrate!

Katherine Eleanor and Moma to be Sarah Miller

Sunday, Nov. 1 from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm in the children’s Area of the church.

For full registry go to:


O.B.U. Football Team Dinner

Nov. 6 is the O.B.U. Football Team Dinner and we are in need of volunteers to help with serving and clean up. If you would like to help in other ways, monetary donations are also being accepted. Please contact the church office if you are willing to help. 405-275-6111.


Visioning Pancake Breakfast, November 8, 9:30 am in Fellowship Hall

This is a follow-up to the town hall meeting. The goal is to think about the use of resources & the budget.


Family Promise Service Opportunity
Family Promise will be here the week of Nov. 8-Nov. 15 and we are in need of volunteers. There is a sign-up sheet on the church office window. Please sign up if you are able to help.


Church Calendar

October 25 – November 1, 2015

 Sunday, October 25

Bible Study                                                                                                9:30 am

Morning Worship                                                                                   10:45 am

Fall Fellowship at the Ford Family Farm                                        4:00-6:30 pm

 Tuesday, October 27

Staff Meeting                                                                                                  1:00 pm

Women’s Bible Study-Dee Ann Schroyer’s House                                      7:00 pm

 Wednesday, October 28

Church Dinner                                                                                        5:00 pm

Children’s Choir                                                                                            5:45 pm         

Prayer Meeting - A-100                                                                               6:00 pm

Mission Friends                                                                                           6:15 pm

Shimmer                                                                                                      6:30 pm

Grief Recovery                                                                                            6:45 pm

Single and Parenting                                                                                 6:45 pm

Spark                                                                                                           6:45 pm

Adult Choir Rehearsal                                                                               7:00 pm

 Thursday, October 29

Women’s Bible Study-preteen room - 3rd Floor                             8:30 am

 Sunday, November 1

Daylight savings time ends

Men’s Breakfast                                                                                  8:00 am

Bible Study                                                                                                9:30 am

Morning Worship                                                                                   10:45 am

Baby Shower for Sarah Miller                                                                 1:30 pm

Youth Handbells                                                                                       4:00 pm

Youth Choir                                                                                               5:00 pm

Evening Service                                                                                        6:00 pm

Youth Small Groups - 4th Floor                                                             6:00 pm


Wednesday Night Dinner and Activities

Wednesday Night Dinner Menu,  October 28-  Chef -David Stevens

Chef Sampley’s Premium Garlic Bread

Oven Baked Chicken Breast Parmesan


Chef Prescott’s Hand Crafted Green Salad

Buttered Carrots

Mac and Cheese for Kids

Pineapple Upside-down Cake


You are invited to

Children’s Choir

Every Wednesday at First Baptist Shawnee

5:45-6:45 pm

For kids who are 3 by Sep. 1 through 6th grade.


Invite a single parent
"Single and Parenting" on Wednesdays, 6:45 - 8:00 in the Kid's Chapel room.   Childcare for all ages "0 - 18" provided.  Classes resume 10/21/2015. Brochures available at the welcome center.

Grief Share
Wednesdays, 6:45-8:45 pm in the Parlor. Childcare provided for all ages.  Classes resume 10/21/2015. Brochures available at the welcome center.


Please pray for our Youth Minister Search Committee, elected by the church on July 12, 2015:

Katie Ford


Jon Greenwood

Amy Jennings

Jan Tipton

Phil Todd

Mike Wester




If you move or change your phone number or email address, please contact us at the church office so we can make the changes to the church directory and database. (Call 275-6111 or email Thank you!  Mary