First Connections July 17, 2015

First Connections – July 17, 2015

I love the Lord, because he has heard my voice and my supplications. Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live. Psalm 116:1-2


Following is the Youth Minister Search Committee, elected by the church on July 12, 2015:


Katie Ford

Jon Greenwood

Amy Jennings

Jan Tipton

Phil Todd

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 to July 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


 Pool Party with the Pastor

Pool Party with the Pastor is back!

This week we will be at the Field’s house at 1104 Oakmont Circle starting at 5:30 pm.


Reception for Brandon Dyer

There will be a reception following morning worship on Sunday, July 26th to show appreciation to Brandon Dyer for his years of service at FBC.  The 26th will be Brandon's last day to serve as Minister to Youth and Families and he will soon begin a new career as Executive Director of Community Renewal International’s branch in Shawnee.


Church Calendar — July 19– July 26, 2015

 Sunday, July 19

Bible Study                                                                  9:30 am

Morning Worship                                                          10:45 am

                                Baptism-Emma Wallace

Youth to Bricktown                                                       4:00 pm

Business Meeting                                                         6:00 pm

 Tuesday, July 21

Staff Meeting                                                                 1:00 pm

 Wednesday, July 22

Youth to Hurricane Harbor                                       All Day

Pool Party with the Pastor at the Field’s                     5:30 pm

Prayer Meeting in A-100                                               6:00 pm

 Sunday, July 26

Bible Study                                                                 9:30 am

Morning Worship                                                         10:45 am

Farewell Reception for Brandon                                12:00 pm

Evening Service                                                              6:00 pm

Shimmer in the Summer                                              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