First Connections February 6, 2015

First Connections – February 6, 2015

Great is the Lord! He is most worthy of praise! Psalm 96:4a


Church Calendar — February 8 –February 15, 2015

Sunday, February 8

Mid-Winter Youth Retreat

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

Evening Service                                                                                    6:00 pm

 Tuesday February 10

Staff Meeting                                                                                        1:00 pm

 Wednesday, February 11

Church Dinner                                                                                     5:00 pm

Young Ringers                                                                                     5:15  pm

Finance Meeting                                                                                  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

 Sunday, February 15

Deacon’s Meeting                                                                                    8:30 pm

Bible Study                                                                                               9:30 am

Morning Worship                                                                                  10:45 am

                 Pearl Dilbeck—baby dedication

Quarterly Luncheon Meeting                                                        12:00 pm

Youth Handbells                                                                               4:00 pm

Adult Handbells                                                                                5:00 pm

Evening Service                                                                                6:00 pm

Youth Small Groups                                                                        6:15  pm

                 Middle School at Stobbe’s ; High School at Dyers

 Coming Soon:   Quarterly luncheon business meeting on February 15 at noon in Fellowship Hall.



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, it's tough today. This portion of God's Word contains treasures to aid us in our hurried, harried, and pressured lives.


   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.



 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 program for PreTeens (4th and 5th grades)—This is a Preteen discipleship time on Wednesday nights from 6:45-8pm. Elaine Hawkins will lead each week in deeply exploring the story of the Bible as well as learning spiritual disciplines like Bible reading, Bible memorization, prayer, gratitude, and fasting/unplugging. This time will also include fellowship, praise and worship music, and of course, snacks.


Book Return

If you loaned a book to Sarah to read this past fall, you can now pick it up. Please check with Mary in the church office. And thank you very much for your help in providing things for her to read.


Wednesday Night Dinner Menu, February 11

Chef -David Stevens

Chef Jim Sampley’s Delicious Southern Style Hot Buttermilk Biscuits

Southern Style Pepper Gravy

Scrambled Eggs Deluxe

Grilled Sausage Patties

Chef Charles Prescott’s Light and Fluffy Pancakes

Mac and Cheese for the Kids

Fruit Salad

Iced Tea     Pink Lemonade       Coffee