First Connections February 27, 2015

First Connections – February 27, 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



Don’t Forget Daylight Savings time starts next weekend (March 7/8). Turn your clocks forward

1 hr on Saturday night when you go to bed.


 Church Calendar — March 1 –March 8, 2015

Sunday, March 1

Bible Study                                                                                               9:30 am

Morning Worship                                                                                   10:45 am         

Emma Morris Recital at First Christian                                                   4:00 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

Monday, March 2

Church Council in Room A-100                                                            11:30 am

Preschool Committee Meeting                                                               8:00 pm

Tuesday, March 3                                                                                                 

Staff Meeting                                                                                            1:00 pm

Salvation Army Bean Supper                                                       5:00– 7:00 pm

Women’s Bible Study                                                                              7:00 pm

                                DeeAnn Schroyer’s Home

Wednesday, March 4

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, March 5

Women’s Bible Study- at the Church                                                     8:30 am

Lenton Luncheon– at the Church                                                        12:00 pm

Saturday, March 7

Prayer Breakfast– 4th Floor Youth Area                                               8:00 am

Mission  Ignition– meet at the Church                                                 8:15 am

Sunday, March 8– Daylight Savings Time Starts

Bible Study                                                                                        9:30 am

Morning Worship                                                                           10:45 am

                                Final vote on proposed budget

Baby Shower - Feller/Chung                                                                 1:30 pm

                                In Children’s Area

Youth Handbells                                                                                     4:00 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


 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

                            March 4 ’15                                

Chef -David Stevens

Chef Sampley’s Delicious Yeast Rolls

Mexican Casserole

Whole Kernel Corn

Chef Prescott’s Hand Crafted Tossed Salad

Pizza for the Kids

Mystery Cake

Vanilla Ice Cream

Iced Tea     Pink Lemonade       Coffee


Service opportunities

*We are in need of individually wrapped candy to put in Easter Eggs for the Easter Egg hunt on March 29,15. Please have donations in office no later than Wednesday March 25 ‘15.

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

 *We are in need 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.


You Are Invited:

Senior Piano recital

Emma Morris

Sunday, March 1 at 4:00 pm

First Christian Church


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


Come fellowship and celebrate Carlos and Mary’s little boy!

Sunday, March 8, 1:30-3:00; come and go.

FBC Preschool/Children’s Area

(The Fellers are registered at Target and Babies-R-Us.)


FBC Downtown Neighborhood Workday

Saturday, April 4, 2015; beginning with breakfast at 8:30 am at the church.

We will be ministering to local non-profit groups, service groups and city groups.

There will be a wide variety of projects which we will need help with – anything from lawn work to fencing to food prep to just joining in the prayer walk. There should be a place we can plug you in to help out. Will you be willing to help us as we reach out to our immediate neighbors?

Some of the places we plan to volunteer include: the Unzner Center, Horace Mann school, Youth and Family Center, Salvation Army, the city of Shawnee, and if we have enough interest, we can do some things here at the church as well. Plan on dedicating about 2-3 hours for service on this day, if you can. To indicate your willingness to help: contact Mary at the church office: or call 275-6111. Also, we will have an electronic sign-up on our web page and an old fashioned paper and pencil sign-up on the office window.