First Connections March 6, 2015

First Connections – March 6, 2015

Sing a new song to the Lord, for he has done wonderful deeds. He has won a mighty victory by his power and holiness.

Psalm 98:1



Don’t Forget: Daylight Savings time starts Saturday night. Turn your clocks forward 1 hour.


Church Calendar — March 8 –March 15, 2015

Sunday, March 8

Special Called Financial Business Meeting                                       8:30 am

Bible Study                                                                                                 9:30 am

Morning Worship                                                                                    10:45 am

                                Final vote for proposed budget

Baby Shower– Feller/ Chung In Children’s Area                                   1:30 pm

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

 Tuesday, March 10                                                                                               

Staff Meeting                                                                                          1:00 pm

Women’s Bible Study at DeeAnn Schroyer’s Home                            7:00 pm

 Wednesday, March 11

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 12

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

Senior Adult  Pot Luck  in Fellowship Hall                                           12:00 pm

 Saturday, March 14

Church wide Family Ski trip—starts today                                                      

 Sunday, March 15

Bible Study                                                                                          9:30 am

Morning Worship                                                                                   10:45 am

Youth Handbells                                                                                      4:00 pm

Youth Choir                                                                                              5:00 pm

Evening Service                                                                                        6:00 pm

Youth Small Groups                                                                                 6:15 pm


 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:

            -25 large bags of chips (all kinds),

            -45 bags of individually wrapped non chocolate or non melting candy,

             -900 plastic Easter Eggs for the Easter Eggs hunt on March 29,15.

Have  donations in office no later than Wednesday March 25 ‘15.

*Shimmer weekend is approaching for the youth, grades 6-12! Cost is $35. We need help with meals and snacks being prepared and delivered to host homes. Would you please consider helping? See Brandon or Church office for more details.


You Are Invited:

Senior Piano recital

Emma Morris

Friday, March 6 at 7:00 pm

First Christian Church


 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.


Easter Lily Orders

It is time to place your order for an Easter Lily to decorate the Sanctuary on Easter, April 5. Call the church office to order and don’t forget to tell us the name/s of the person/s you want to honor or remember. The plants will be $15 each and we need your order in by Sunday, March 29, After the Easter service you may take your lilies home