First Connections February 20, 2015

First Connections – February 20, 2015

Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice! Let the sea and everything in it shout his praise! Let the fields and their crops burst forth with joy! Let the trees of the forest rustle with praise before the Lord! Psalm 96:11-13a




Church Calendar — February 22 –March 1, 2015

Sunday, February 22

Bible Study                                                                                              9:30 am

                               Prayer Walk-Children’s Classes

Morning Worship                                                                                 10:45 am

                                Luke Dyer’s Baptism                                                              

Youth Handbells                                                                                   4:00 pm

Adult Handbells                                                                                     5:00 pm

Youth Choir                                                                                            5:00 pm

Evening Service                                                                                      6:00 pm

Youth Small Groups                                                                              6:15 pm

                                Middle School at Stobbe’s; High School at Dyers

 Tuesday, February 24                                                                                         

Staff Meeting                                                                                           1:00 pm

Women’s Bible Study                                                                             7:00 pm

                                DeeAnn Schroyer’s Home

 Wednesday, February 25

Church Dinner                                                                                        5:00 pm

Young Ringers                                                                                         5:15 pm

Children’s Choirs                                                                                     5:45 pm

Prayer Meeting in Room A-100                                                             6:00 pm

Mission Friends                                                                                       6:15 pm

Shimmer                                                                                                   6:30 pm

SPARK                                                                                                       6:45 pm

Adult Choir Rehearsal                                                                             7:00 pm

 Thursday, February 26

Women’s Bible Study                                                                               8:30 am

                                At the Church

 Sunday, March 1

Bible Study                                                                                               9:30 am

Morning Worship                                                                                  10:45 am

Youth Handbells                                                                                     4:00 pm

Adult Handbells                                                                                      5:00 pm

Youth Choir                                                                                             5:00 pm

Special Called Business Meeting-Budget Discussion                         6:00 pm

Youth Small Groups                                                                              6:15 pm

                                Middle School at Stobbe’s ; High School at Dyers

Coming Soon:

FBC Downtown Neighborhood Workday; April 4 Meet at FBC for Breakfast, then we will start the projects.



Bible Study

Women's Bible study will begin

Tuesday, Feb. 17th and Thursday Feb. 19th

Morning group meets every THURSDAY morning at FBC at 8:30 a.m. (nursery available with reservation, contact Elaine Hawkins or call church office)

Evening group meets every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in the home of DeeAnn Schroyer 1509 Hunter's Ridge Rd, 831-7004

All Women are invited to attend, bring your friends and neighbors! This is an encore of this study from a few years back so you may already have the workbook from last time.

Workbooks will be available to purchase at the first session for $16 (make checks out to FBC)

Esther: It's Tough Being a Woman - Leader Guide by Beth Moore provides the step-by-step guidance for a leader to facilitate this 9-week women's Bible study. Join Beth in a very personal examination of the Old Testament story of Esther as she peels back the layers of history and shows how very contemporary and applicable the story is to our lives today. If you've ever felt inadequate, threatened, or pushed into situations that seemed overpowering, this is the Bible study for you.

Just as it was tough being a woman in Esther's day, its tough today. This portion of God's Word contains treasures to aid us in our hurried, harried, and pressured lives.




 FUN  °  THINGS  °  FOR  °  KIDS  °  AT  °  CHURCH

Boys and Girls grades 1-6

When: Saturday, March 7, 2015

Where: OKC, Portland Ave. Baptist Church
What: A hands on Missions experience that kids will come away with a deeper passion to do missions.
Cost: Tickets are $10 each

Times: Leave Church at 8:15am and return by 4:45pm

Event Activities:

*Bible Skills Games                        *Inflatables                               *Archery
*Missionary speakers           *Mission Challenge Wall                  *Worship

Lunch will be served there!

Elaine Hawkins will be coordinating the group from First Baptist Church of Shawnee to attend this event. Parents are also welcome to come.

Please call, text, or email Elaine that your child wants to attend by Wednesday evening March 4th. No more than 5 tickets can be purchased at the door per group so we need to buy as many tickets ahead of time as possible.

Elaine Hawkins 613-1937 and


FUN  °  THINGS  °  FOR  °  KIDS  °  AT  °  CHURCH



Wednesday Night Dinner Menu, February 25

Chef -David Stevens

Southern Style Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Carolina and Texas Variety


Chips & Fritos

Tropical Fruit Medley

Mac and Cheese for the Kids

Vanilla Ice Cream

Iced Tea     Pink Lemonade       Coffee 




There will be a special called business meeting with final discussion & vote on proposed budget amendments on March 1 at 6:00 pm in the sanctuary. The final vote on the proposed budget without discussion will be at the close of morning worship service March 8.


You Are Invited:

Senior Piano recital

Emma Morris

Sunday, March 1 at 4:00 pm

First Christian Church


Service opportunities

We need a Sunday School helper in the 2 and 3 year old class beginning in March.

We need Sunday School helpers in 1st - 3rd grade to do small groups March—May,

(just 25 –30 min each Sunday morning!)

We are COMPLETELY OUT of baby blankets for baby dedications. If you crochet, knit, or quilt, or even find a pretty blanket in the store, please consider gifting it to the church for this purpose.


Please welcome our new security guard here at FBC – Steve Carter.