First Connections August 21, 2015

First Connections – August 21, 2015

Blessed be thou, O Lord; teach me thy statutes! With my lips I declare all the ordinances of thy mouth. In the way of thy testimonies I delight as much as in all riches, I will meditate on thy precepts, and fix my eyes on thy ways. I will delight in thy statutes; I will not forget thy word. Psalm 119:12-16


Wednesday Night Dinner and Activities

 Wednesday night church activities including dinner are in full swing again!

 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

Aug 26

Chef -David Stevens

Chef Sampley’s Prize Winning Hot Yeast Rolls

Kicked-Up Oven Roasted Chicken Deluxe

Fresh In-Season Vegetables

Chef Prescott’s hand crafted Green Salad

Mac and Cheese for the Kids

Chocolate Cake

Vanilla Ice Cream

Coffee                               Iced Tea                  Pink Lemonade


 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 Opportunities!

Family Promise - Family Promise will be here Aug. 30—Sept 5. If you would like to volunteer to help there is a sign-up sheet on the church office window or call 405-275-6111.

 Salad Helper Needed - 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.


Senior Adult Primrose Luncheon

The Senior Adults will be going to Primrose Retirement Center on Sept 10 @ 12:00 pm to have lunch with our members who live there. If you are interested in going there is a sign-up sheet on the office window, the cost is $6 - that needs to be paid by Sept 6th to the church office.


August 23– August 30, 2015

Sunday, August 23

Bible Study                                                                                               9:30 am

Parent of Youth Meeting/Breakfast                                                       9:30 am

Morning Worship                                                                                  10:45 am

Public Relations Committee Meeting-Welcome Center                      2:00 pm

Personnel Committee Meeting-Conference Room                             4:00 pm

YouthHand Bells                                                                                     4:00 pm

Youth Choir                                                                                             5:00 pm

Tutoring Mission Meeting– A100                                                         5:00 pm

Evening Service                                                                                      6:00 pm

Youth Small Groups– Youth Room                                                     6:00 pm

Tuesday, August 25

Staff Meeting                                                                                         1:00 pm

 Wednesday, August 26

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                                                                                                        6:45 pm

Adult Choir Rehearsal                                                                            7:00 pm

 Saturday, August 29

Deacon Lead Workday                                                                     8:00 am

                                Ministry Corner

 Sunday, August 30

Family Promise moves in

Bible Study                                                                                       9:30 am

Morning Worship with Lord’s Supper                                               10:45 am

YouthHand Bells                                                                                   4:00 pm

Youth Choir                                                                                             5:00 pm

Evening Service                                                                                       6:00 pm

Youth Small Groups in the Youth Room                                              6:00 pm



Invitation from Sallateeska

Our brothers/sisters in Christ at Sallateeska Baptist Church have invited us to their upcoming Deacon Ordination service and potluck dinner. It is Anthony Remaris being ordained. You might remember him as a helper at their yummy Indian Taco days here at our church. The service will be at 2:00 pm on August 30; Dr. Russell Cook presiding. 45703 Garrett’s Lake Road in Shawnee; not in the phone book, but you can Google a map.


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