First Connections November 6, 2015

First Connections – November 6, 2015

He that goes forth weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him. Psalm 126:6

“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.)


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.



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.



Church Calendar

November 8– November 15, 2015

 Sunday, November 8

Family Promise week

Visioning Breakfast in Fellowship Hall– Church wide                           9:00 am

Morning Worship                                                                                   10:45 am

Youth Handbells                                                                                       4:00 pm

Youth Choir                                                                                               5:00 pm

Evening Service                                                                                         6:00 pm

Tuesday, November 10

Staff Meeting                                                                                            1:00 pm

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

Wednesday, November 11-Veterns Day

Church Dinner                                                                                   5:00 pm

Finance Committee Meeting                                                                  5:15 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 12

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

Senior Adult Thanksgiving at Primrose                                              12:00 pm

 Sunday, November 15

Bible Study                                                                                            9:30 am

Morning Worship                                                                                10:45 am

Kristen Todd Scholarship Fundraiser in Fellowship Hall                   2:30 pm

Youth Handbells                                                                                    4:00 pm

Youth Choir                                                                                            5:00 pm

Evening Service                                                                                     6:00 pm

Youth Small Groups on 4th Floor                                                        6:00 pm



Wednesday Night Dinner and Activities

 Wednesday Night Dinner Menu

November 11-  Chef -David Stevens

Chef Sampley’s Delicious Prize Hot Rolls

Oven roasted Turkey

Traditional Southern Style Cornbread Dressing

Turkey Gravy            Cranberry Sauce

Whole Kernel Corn

Chef Prescott’s Hand-Tossed Salad

Mac and Cheese for the Kids

Coconut Cake

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.


Giving Tree

Bags will be available on the Christmas trees in the Sanctuary on November 29. Each bag contains the name of a recipient with suggestions for what you might give them. Red bags represent a small amount of money required; green bags will suggest a larger amount and Gold bags will contain more than a single person, perhaps a whole family. Please choose as you can and as you feel led. We are asking that you deliver the gift yourself – this is part of the ministry of the Giving Tree – and that the gifts be delivered no later than December 19 (the Saturday before Christmas.) We have more information available which will be announced in church, or call the church office if you have questions - 275-6111.


Attention: Committee Chairs:

2016.2017 Budget Request forms have been distributed.  Please meet with your committee to complete this important work. They are due back in the office by Dec. 7.


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.


Help us grow

Electronic giving is a convenient, consistent way to help our church grow. Consider scheduling a recurring electronic contribution today. It’s easy! You will no longer need to write out checks and prepare envelopes every week. Even when travel, illness or other circumstances prevent you from attending services, your electronic contributions will continue to be received on an uninterrupted basis. Get started today! Visit our church website,


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