First Connections August 14, 2015

First Connections – August 14, 2015

O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures for ever!  Psalm 118:29


Church Business Meeting, this coming Sunday, August 16 at noon in Fellowship Hall. The meal will be Taco Salad; there will be a donation taken to help with the cost of the food.

Agenda: Old business – Fellowship Hall Sound System


Wednesday Night Dinner and Activities

Wednesday night church activities including dinner will start back up on August 19 at 5:30.

 You are invited to

Children’s Choir

Every Wednesday at First Baptist Shawnee

Beginning August 19; 5:45-6:45 pm

For kids who are 3 by Sep. 1 through 6th grade.


Wednesday Night Dinner Menu

August 19

Chef -David Stevens

 Chef Sampley’s delicious Blue Ribbon Hot Biscuits

Old Fashioned Southern Chicken Fried Steak

Whole Kernel Corn

Fresh Southern Seasoned Green Beans

Delicious Peppered Chicken Gravy

Chef Prescott’s hand crafted Green Salad

Pizza for the Kids

Homemade Blackberry Cobbler

Vanilla Ice Cream

Coffee         Pink Lemonade    Iced Tea


Wednesday Night Adult Classes


¨ Grief Recovery starting on September 9 at 6:45 pm; cost around $12 for your study book. For men and women who are grieving.

¨ Who do you know is a single parent? Single and parenting classes starting on Sept 9 at 6:45 pm; cost $12 for your study book.

If you or anyone you know is interested in any of these classes please call the church office at 405-275-6111 or email us at


Ministry Opportunity!

Chef Charles Prescott needs a volunteer helper to aid him in turning out the wonderful fresh salad every Wednesday evening for church dinner. No higher education or career experience required; train on the job! Some hard work may be called for, but this is a fun group to work with! To volunteer or to ask questions, call the church at 275-6111.


Tutoring Mission Opportunity Returns!

August 23rd at 5:00 PM in room A100 the organizational meeting for this year’s tutoring at Jefferson Elementary and Horace Mann Elementary will be held. This meeting is for returning tutors as well as new tutors. Tutoring requires one hour a week of volunteering to help children in these two schools mainly in the areas of math and reading. This is a church sponsored ministry with great returns! Come join us! If you have any questions, please contact Pat Prescott.


Church Calendar

August 16– August 23, 2015

Sunday, August 16

Deacon’s Meeting                                                                             8:30 am

Bible Study                                                                                        9:30 am

                                Children’s class promotions; meet at old class

Morning Worship                                                                           10:45 am

Quarterly Luncheon Meeting                                                       12:00 pm

                                Fellowship Hall/ Taco Salad/ Donations Accepted

Youth Choir and Hand Bells Kick-off Party                                   4:00 pm

Evening Service                                                                               6:00 pm

Youth Cookout                                                                                6:00 pm

 Tuesday, August 18

Staff Meeting                                                                                  1:00 pm

 Wednesday, August 19

Church Dinner                                                                                    5:00 pm

Young Ringers                                                                               5:15 pm

Children’s Choir                                                                            5:45 pm

Prayer Meeting in A-100                                                              6:00 pm

Mission Friends                                                                             6:15 pm

Shimmer                                                                                         6:30 pm

Spark in the Park                                                                           6:45 pm

Adult Choir Rehearsal                                                                   7:00 pm

 Sunday, August 23

Bible Study                                                                                     9:30 am

Morning Worship                                                                        10:45 am

Youth Hand Bells                                                                           4:00 pm

Youth Choir                                                                                     5:00 pm

Evening Service                                                                               6:00 pm

Youth Small Groups                                                                        6:00 pm

                                In the Youth Room                                                             


Please pray for our Youth Minister Search Committee, elected by the church on July 12, 2015:

Katie Ford

Jon Greenwood

Amy Jennings

Jan Tipton

Phil Todd

Mike Wester



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