First Connections April 17, 2015

First Connections – April 17, 2015

I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being. May my meditation be pleasing to him, for I rejoice in the Lord. Psalm 104:33-34


Service Opportunity - Family Promise


The openings are: Evening Hosts for Monday and for Tuesday; Overnight Hosts for Tuesday and for Wednesday. If you can help, please sign up on the sheet on the church office window.


 Coming Soon:

Business meeting, April 19 at 6:00 pm in A-100

Items on the agenda:

  • From Church Council: a motion to form an ad hoc committee comprised of representatives from Finance Committee, Stewardship Committee, Missions Committee, Properties Committee and Staff. The ad hoc committee would be tasked to look into the surplus of our budget and come up with suggestions for the church concerning both 1) how much emergency back-up we should keep in the bank and 2) what to do with the surplus above and beyond this emergency back-up. Results from ad hoc would be reported back to Church Council, then would be presented to the church business meeting for vote.
  • From Church Council, Staff, and Properties: a proposal concerning new sound system for the Fellowship Hall.
  • From Personnel Committee: a motion passing new job descriptions for the ministerial staff.
  • From Legacy Committee: a recommendation to use the Legacy funds (just over $2900) for the 2015-2016 intern program, with the agreement of the Personnel Committee. This is a commitment for 2015-2016 only.


Baptist Church Music Conference at Quail Springs, Monday, April 20

Ron Lewis will be presented a Lifetime Ministry Achievement Award.

To reserve a seat on the church van, use the sign-up sheet on the church office window. Sign up is first come, first serve. (Leaving the church promptly at 5:30 PM – eat first or bring a sandwich; back around 10 PM.)


The New Baptist Covenant 2015 Meeting at OCU on April 24-25.

The Celebration and Worship will be led by the St. John Missionary Baptist Church Choir on Friday evening. The sponsors for this event are the OK Indian American Baptist Association, the Progressive OK Baptist State Convention, and the Cooperating Baptist Fellowship of OK. For information or to register, visit


Children’s Choirs Program

The annual spring program for all of our children’s choirs is coming up soon. Don’t miss it! April 26, 6:00 pm in the First Baptist Church Sanctuary.


Senior Adult Sunday on Sunday, May 3

Mack Roark will be bringing the message and there will be a luncheon for all Senior Adults following the morning service.


Graduation Recognition Sunday, May 10

If you know of anyone connected to our church who will be graduating this spring, (High School or College) please contact the church office at 405-275-6111.



Wednesday Night Dinner Menu

April 22    Chef -David Stevens

 Chef Sampley’s delicious Blue Ribbon Hot Rolls

Seasoned Slow Roasted Tenderloin of Pork

Whole Kernel Corn

Pioneer Woman Mashed Potatoes

Fresh Southern Seasoned Green Beans

Chef Prescott’s hand crafted Green Salad

 Pizza for the Kids

Chocolate Cake

Vanilla Ice Cream

Coffee          Pink Lemonade        Iced Tea


 Church Calendar — April 19 –April 26, 2015

Sunday, April 19 - Youth Sunday

Family Promise arrives                                                               

Deacon’s Meeting                                                          8:30 am

Bible Study                                                                     9:30 am

Morning Worship                                                        10:45 am

                        Baptism– Jonathan Paul Hawkins

Business Meeting in A-100                                          6:00 pm

 Monday. April 20

Baptist Church Music Conference at Quail Springs

Ron Lewis will be presented a Lifetime Ministry Achievement Award

 Tuesday, April 21

Staff Meeting                                                                    1:00 pm

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

 Wednesday, April 22

Church Dinner (last one for school year)                     5:00 pm

Young Ringers                                                              5:15 pm

Children’s Choirs                                                          5:45 pm

Prayer Meeting in 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, April 23                                                                    

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

Sunday, April 26 – Recovery Sunday

Family Promise departs

Bible Study                                                                         9:30 am

Morning Worship                                                        10:45 am

Youth Handbells                                                           4:00 pm

Youth Choir                                                                   5:00 pm

Children’s Choir Program                                             6:00 pm