First Connections – January 15, 2016
Thou searchest out my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways, Even before a word is on my tongue, lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether. Psalm 139:3-4
Nursery Workers Needed!
Nine positions are available in extended session and people are needed to help during Sunday School in the baby room. For details, please see the attachment from Elaine.
Family Promise will be here January 17-23, 2016. If you can help please contact the church office or sign up on the sheet on the office window.
RENEW THE FELLOWSHIP
To start off the New Year the Deacons want to contact all of the families of FBC to update them on new developments, identify needs and strengthen our fellowship. We would encourage all Deacons (active and reserve), Sunday School Teachers and anyone else who would like to participate to do so. We will have a session at 5:00 PM on Sunday, January 17 to distribute names and discuss the process. If we have 30-40 people then this process could be complete by February 1.
Youth Meal Train
Help needed! It is time to fill in our rotation for the Sunday night meals for the youth. If you can help, please go to the website link below and sign up. Thanks!
Wednesday Night Dinner
January 20, 2016
Chef –David Stevens
Chef Sampley’s Prize Winning Hot Biscuits
Oven Roasted Orange Chicken
Homemade Mashed Potatoes ala Pioneer Woman
Tomatoes and Zucchini
Chef Prescott’s Deluxe Tossed Green Salad
Pizza for the Kids
Vanilla Ice Cream
Senior Adult Council Meeting
Meeting will be at 10:00 am this Thursday, January 21 in room A-100.
Girls Night Out
When: Friday, January 22, 6:00 pm
What: Soup and Salad Dinner
Soup, Bread and Drinks provided; Please bring a salad or dessert.
Come hear about the new Bible study - Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer (7Weeks); (Books $15 each will be available.) Movie-”War Room”
Where: Fellowship Hall; Feel free to bring your comfy chair of choice.
Annual Church-Wide Chili Cook-Off
February 21 following morning worship, in Fellowship Hall.
Aaron needs volunteers to bring pots of chili. Desserts will be needed as well. Please contact Aaron Hembree or the church office to help with this.
Guatemala Mission Trip 2016
Time to start the passport process!
The cost of the trip will be around $800, but the Missions Committee will pick up half of that, leaving about $400 for each participant to handle themselves. The participants will travel to San Cristobal Verapaz, Guatemala to work on installing filters on the water tanks that FBC helped purchase. We need a “dedicated dozen” to go on this trip.
Passports must be up to date and must still have at least 6 months after March 19, 2016 left on them. You may get the form from Mary in the church office. If you are interested, or have questions, contact Charles Prescott or the church office.
Please pray for our Youth Minister Search Committee, elected by the church on July 12, 2015:
The Youth and Family Minister Search Committee would greatly appreciate your prayers as they begin interviewing possible candidates in the next two weeks. They have added two youth elected by the youth group (Harper Morris and Caleb Jennings) to serve on the committee and be involved in the interview process.
2015 Contribution Reports are ready. Please help us save postage by picking up yours today. They are available at the
Welcome Center today or you can pick it up in the Church Office during the week.
Give Online. It’s Easy!
FBC is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving On-Line! Giving On-Line is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete giving history from anywhere you have internet access. Go to our website www.firstshawnee.com/give for more details.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org) Thank you! Mary