First Connections July 10, 2015

First Connections – July 10, 2015

Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to thy name give glory, for the sake of thy steadfast love and thy faithfulness! Psalm 115:1


Following is a list of the nominees for the Youth Minister Search Committee. The vote will be taken this coming Sunday, July 12, during morning worship. As long as you are in the building during that time, you will be able to vote. Each church member will be able to elect 2 men, 2 women and one other person. Your name on the ballot is required.

Elaine Allison

Cari Burnett

Ramona Farthing

Katie Ford

Jon Greenwood

Melanne Greenwood

Anne Hammond

Charles Hawkins

Robbie Henson

Roger Henson

Amy Jennings

Paul Jennings

Sarah Miller

Jim Reynolds

Shannon Tiger

Jan Tipton

Phil Todd

Steve Wallace

Mike Wester


HELP!  Dear Church Family,

If you will remember - for the last few years we have been among the churches that have helped Mission Shawnee with their summer program to feed children. They are doing this again this year and they need our help. Volunteers have been scarce this year for some reason. You may volunteer in groups, such as Sunday School classes, or as individuals. You may volunteer to make sandwiches (8-11 am) or to hand out sandwiches (11 am-12:30 pm) (or both!)  The dates are from July 6 - 24.  If you can help, please call Sarah Miller at 254-537-2187.


 Church Business Meeting

July 19, 2015, 6:00 pm

On the agenda:

1. Finance makes a motion to create a designated account with the title "Discipleship/Evangelism."      An anonymous donor will start the account with $8000.

2. Personnel makes a motion to take a church-wide love offering for the Dyer family.

3. Personnel makes a motion for the creation of an interim youth minister position.



Finance Committee

The January—June 2015 Contribution Statements are ready to be picked up in the Welcome Center. If you would like your statement to be mailed please let us know by calling the church office at 275-6111.


Cross Timbers

July 15-18 the children will be going to Cross Timbers; please keep them in your prayers.

Sponsors: Ray Miller, Aaron Hembree,
Heidi Garlow, Elaine Hawkins

Campers: Addison Bell, Casey Brock, Luke Dyer, Noah Dyer, Berlin Garlow,
Jonathan Hawkins, Lucas James, Simon James, Mia Jennings, Joseph Krauter, Shaelene Sloan, & Matthew Swedberg


 Church Calendar — July 12 – July 19, 2015

 Sunday, July 12

Bible Study                                                                            9:30 am

Morning Worship                                                                      10:45 am

Personnel Committee Meeting                                                   4:00 pm

Cross Timbers Parents Meeting                                                  5:00 pm

Evening Service                                                                                6:00 pm

Youth Movie Night                                                                           7:00 pm

 Tuesday, July 14

Staff Meeting                                                                                     1:00 pm

 Wednesday, July 15

Leave for Cross Timbers                                                   10:00 am

Shimmer in the Summer                                                                6:00 pm

 Thursday, July 16

Senior Adult Planning Meeting                                      10:00 am

 Saturday, July 18

Cross Timbers returns                                                       5:00 pm

 Sunday, July 19

Bible Study                                                                          9:30 am

Morning Worship                                                                         10:45 am

Youth to Bricktown                                                                     4:00 pm

Business Meeting                                                                          6:00 pm




If you move or change your phone number or email address, please contact us at the church office so we can make the changes to the church directory and database. (Call 275-6111 or email Thank you!  Mary