First Connections October 16

First Connections – October 16, 2015

The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and for evermore. Psalm 121:7-8



 If you have an urgent family need and we are away from the office, you may reach us by emailing us at:


Business Meeting Agenda
Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Finance Committee recommendations:
1. To increase Wednesday Night Dinner budget from $1500 to $2000.
2. To pay the All Phase Electric bill of just over $1200 for the new sound system in the Fellowship Hall out of Capital Improvements Designated Account.



2015 Family Promise Volunteer Banquet
Calling all Family Promise Volunteers!!  The Family Promise Banquet is going to be at our church this year!  This is a free dinner honoring all who have volunteered in any way with Family Promise over the past years.  It will be in our Fellowship Hall at 6:30 PM on October 19th.  Please let Mary know you are planning to attend (and bring friends!).  If you have never volunteered, but would like to hear more about the Family Promise program and enjoy a free meal catered by Billy Boy’s Bar-B-Q (and who wouldn’t?),  please let Mary in the office at church know.  We would love to have you attend!

 If you need more info about the dinner, contact Mary at 275-6111.


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.



Wednesday Night Dinner and Activities


Wednesday Night Dinner Menu

October 21-  Chef -David Stevens

Chef Sampley’s Blue Ribbon Biscuits

Deluxe Roast Pork

Whole Kernel Corn

 Chef Prescott’s Hand Crafted Salad

Yellow Cake

Pizza for the Kids



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.



Fall Fellowship at the Ford Family Farm

Come join the Fun at the Ford Family Farm - 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.



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.




Church Calendar

October 18 – October 25, 2015

Sunday, October 18

Deacon’s Meeting                                                                                      8:30 am

Bible Study                                                                                                  9:30 am

Morning Worship                                                                                   10:45 am

Youth Handbells 4:00 pm

Youth Choir                                                                                                5:00 pm

Business Meeting                                                                                     6:00 pm

Youth Small Groups - 4th Floor                                                             6:00 pm
Monday, October 19

Family Promise Volunteer Banquet                                                     6:30 pm
Tuesday, October 20

Staff Meeting                                                                                              1:00 pm

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

Wednesday, October 21

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 22

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

Senior Adult Council Meeting– A-100                                                 10:00 am

Saturday, October 24

Adult Christmas Choir Rehearsal                                                           9:00 am

Sunday, October 25

Bible Study                                                                                              9:30 am

Morning Worship                                                                                   10:45 am

Fall Fellowship at the Ford Family Farm                                             4:00 pm




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 accepted.
Please contact the church office if you are willing to help. 405-275-6111.



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