First Connections August 28, 2015

First Connections – August 28, 2015

For ever, O Lord, thy word is firmly fixed in the heavens. Thy faithfulness endures to all generations; thou hast established the earth, and it stands fast. Psalm 119:89-90


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; they’re not in the phonebook - but you can Google a map.


Don’t Forget!

Town Hall Meeting to discuss worship at FBC

Sunday, Aug. 30, 6:00 pm in Fellowship Hall

Childcare will be provided.

Please be there – your input is valued!



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

Sept 2 - Chef -David Stevens

 Chef Sampley’s Blue Ribbon Hot Biscuits

Southern Style Peppered Gravy

Sausage Patties

Bacon Strips

Chef Prescott’s Requested Buttermilk Pancakes

Scrambled Eggs Deluxe

Mixed Fruit

 Pizza for the Kids

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.

 Deacon-led Church Workday

We need to get the Ministry Corner cleaned out for our new renters. Anyone is welcome to help - just be there this coming Saturday (tomorrow-Aug. 29) at 8:00 am. This workday will be led by our deacon body.


Senior Adult Primrose Luncheon

The Senior Adults will be going to Primrose Retirement Center on Sept 10 @ 12:00pm 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.

Senior Adult Trip

Oklahoma City Museum of Art – Faberge Exhibit

Thursday, Sept. 17; depart FBC 10:30 am; start back home 3:00 pm.

Faberge guided tour begins at 1:00 pm; Museum admission of $6.50 includes the tour

Lunch is on your own – Mary has a copy of Museum Café menu; other restaurants are nearby.


Church Calendar

August 30– September 6, 2015

Sunday, August 30

Family Promise moves in

Bible Study                                                                                               9:30 am

Morning Worship                                                                                  10:45 am

                                Lord’s Supper

Personnel Committee Meeting in the Conference Room                 4:00 pm

Youth Hand Bells                                                                                   4:00 pm

Youth Search Committee Meeting                                                       4:00 pm

Youth Choir                                                                                             5:00 pm

Town Hall Meeting Re: Worship in Fellowship Hall                             6:00 pm

Tuesday, September 1

Staff Meeting                                                                                           1:00 pm

 Wednesday, September 2

Church Dinner                                                                                   5:00 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

 Sunday, September 6

Bible Study                                                                                              9:30 am

Morning Worship                                                                                 10:45 am

No Evening Services in observance of Labor Day Weekend                         


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