First Connections October 30, 2015

First Connections – October 30, 2015

Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides for ever.

Psalm 125:1

“Following Jesus Everyday”

We have discipleship books available to go along with Ray’s current Sermon Series. They are available at either the Welcome Center or the foyer (to the west of the Sanctuary.)


New Security Policy for FBC

We want to reaffirm our policy of welcoming everyone to our services here at First Baptist. We are and always will be “a church for everybody”. However, for security reasons, we are going to limit access on Sundays and Wednesdays, excluding persons with no intention of attending our services.

Here is the plan: Sunday morning - no changes at this time to which doors are open or locked during the Sunday School hour, but we are asking everyone who comes to Sunday School to enter the building using the north doors. Then, immediately after SS (10:45 am), all doors will be locked except the north doors (where our security guard is normally posted) and the west doors going into the back of the sanctuary (where we have deacons posted every Sunday.) Sunday nights, access will be limited to the north doors. Wednesday evening, all doors except north doors to be locked at 6:00 pm. These precautions will at least help up to have a visual on everyone who comes into the building during these times. . We also believe that fewer door choices will make it less confusing for guests who are trying to find their way to where they would like to go.

We realize this may require some patience and transition on your part. If you have been in the habit of using the doors by Fellowship Hall, the door by the playground, the east doors going into the Children’s Area, etc., please bear with us as we attempt to make our building safe for all, member and visitor alike.


FCA Director speaking at 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.


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.

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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

November 1-November 8, 2015

 Sunday, November 1

Daylight Savings Time ends

Men’s Breakfast in Fellowship Hall                                                     8:00 am

                                Speaker: Chuck Bowman

Bible Study                                                                                            9:30 am

Morning Worship                                                                               10:45 am

Baby Shower for Sarah Miller in the Children’s Area                       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

 Monday, November 2

Church Council Meeting in A-100                                                     11:30 am

 Tuesday, November 3

Staff Meeting                                                                                        1:00 pm

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

 Wednesday, November 4

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, November 5

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

Organ Recital in Sanctuary                                                                 12:15 pm

 Friday, November 6

Youth Fall Retreat/Camping-meet at the church                               4:30 pm

OBU Dinner for Football Team                                                            6:00 pm

 Sunday, November 8

Visioning Breakfast in Fellowship Hall-Church wide                         9:30 am

Bible Study (children)                                                                           9:30 am

Morning Worship                                                                                10:45 am

Youth Handbells                                                                                    4:00 pm

Youth Choir                                                                                            5:00 pm

Evening Service                                                                                      6:00 pm


Senior Adult Thanksgiving Meal

November 12, noon, at Primrose. Cost is $5 (The rest of the cost is being covered by an overage collected at the Allison’s picnic.) Please sign up on the sheet on the office window and turn in your money by Monday, November 9. Thank you for carpooling if possible, since parking is limited at Primrose.


Wednesday Night Dinner and Activities

 Wednesday Night Dinner Menu

November 4-  Chef -David Stevens

Chef Sampley’s Award Winning Hot Biscuits

Chicken Fried Steak

Mashed Potatoes and Cream Gravy

Southern Style Seasoned Green Beans

Chef Prescott’s Hand Crafted Green Salad

Pizza for the Kids

Surprize Dessert

Coffee       Lemonade     Iced Tea


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. Brochures available at the welcome center.



Thursday, November 5 at 12:15 pm at First Baptist Church. Featuring organ settings of “Now Thank We All Our God”. Ron Lewis, organist.


Attention: Committee Chairs:

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


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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