First Connection December 23, 2015

First Connections – December 23, 2015

On the day I called, thou didst answer me, my strength of soul thou didst increase. Psalm 13




Christmas Season Events at First Baptist

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service: December 24 @ 5:00 pm.





Church Calendar

   December 27 2015– January 3, 2016

 Sunday, December 27

Optional Adult Bible Study                                                                     9:30 am

No Children’s Sunday School

Morning Worship                                                                                   10:45 am

No Evening Service


Monday, December 28-Office Closed

Preteen Snow Tubing in Bricktown                                                       10:00 am am                                                                          


 Wednesday, December 30

Contribution Deadline

No Activities Christmas Break


 Thursday, December 31-Office Closed at 3:00


 Friday, January 1-Office Closed

Happy New Year


 Sunday, January 3

Bible Study                                                                                           9:30 am

Morning Worship                                                                                   10:45 am

                                Baby Dedication– Ruby Mclaughlin

Evening Service6:00 pm

Youth Choir Fellowship                                                                          6:00 pm


Also coming soon: Preteen tubing; Dec. 28; meet at the church at 10:00 am; cost $14 plus your lunch; RSVP.



You Are Invited

On December 26 from 2:00-4:00 pm we will be celebrating the 90th birthday of Mae Mitchell (Tacker). Come join the celebration in the FBC Fellowship Hall.



Mission Shawnee

We are currently in desperate need of volunteers to help here at Mission Shawnee, particularly in the food pantry for the next 6 weeks. There will also be some receptionist (desk) work. Any help at all – even for just a part of this time, would be greatly appreciated. The hours are Mondays and Fridays from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm. To volunteer or for questions, call Sarah Miller at 254-537-2187.



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





Give Online. It’s Easy!

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.

·         Set up and manage recurring donations

·         Make one-time contributions

·         View your online giving history

Get started today! Visit our church website,

FYI: You can also make a gift to Lottie Moon this way!


Year End Contribution Policy

Please turn in any 2015 contributions in person to the FBC office by noon on Wed, Dec. 30. In order to comply with Internal Revenue Service regulations, any mailed 2015 contribution to FBC must be postmarked by Dec. 31, 2015.
Contributions postmarked after this date (even if the check is written in 2015) must be reported as 2016 contributions when filing an income tax return. IRS guidelines require that members who wish to itemize deductions must have a copy of the church’s contribution report when filing an income tax return. Reports will be available in January.


Family Promise:


Family Promise will be here
January 17-23, 2016

If you can help please contact the church office or sign up on the sheet on the
office window.



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