First Connections November 11, 2016

First Connections – November 11, 2016

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

And taking the five loaves and the two fish he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples to set before the people; and he divided the two fish among them all. And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets full of broken pieces and of the fish. And those who ate the loaves were five thousand men. Mark 6:41-44








Church Council Meeting                                Monday, November 14                        11:30 am

Deacons’ Meeting                                           Sunday, November 20                           8:30 am

Church-wide Business Mtg (and Spaghetti Fundraiser)   Sunday, Nov. 20 at noon

Business Meeting Agenda: The Youth Committee would like to start a new designated Revenue and Expense account titled Youth International Mission Trip.




We currently need more help with the Welcome Center on Sunday mornings. It is a little work for a bunch of blessing! If you can help once or twice through the end of 2016, please give Mary a call at the church office, 275-6111.



Wednesday Night Schedule:

Church Dinner                                                           5:00 pm

Young Ringers                                                            5:00 pm

Children’s Choir                                                          5:30 pm

Mission Friends                                                          6:00 pm

Prayer Meeting –A-100 (Bob Spear)                        6:00 pm

Children’s Free Sack Dinner                                     6:30 pm

TeamKID (Pre-k—3rd grade)                                   6:45 pm

SPARK (4th grade - 6th grade)                                6:45 pm

Parents Bible Study (meets in Children’s Area)     6:45 pm

Single and Parenting                                                6:45 pm

Shimmer                                                                    6:45 pm

Adult Choir Rehearsal                                              7:00 pm


Wednesday Night Dinner

New extended times are 5:00– 6:45 pm.  Menus will rotate between these choices: Breakfast, Italian Night, and Chicken Night with alternatives for special occasions.

Cost are $7 for ages 12—adults

$4 for ages 6-11 years old

$2 for ages 5 and under

There is still a maximum of $20 per family.

This week’s menu is Chef Sampley’s Award Winning Hot Biscuits, Oven Baked Hickory Smoked Ham, Pioneer Woman Mashed Potatoes, Cream Gravy, Southern Style Seasoned Green Beans, Chef Prescott’s Hand Crafted Green Salad, and Yellow Cake.

We will also offer a FREE kids sack meal for kids Pre K through 6th grade at 6:30 pm.


Single and Parenting
Did you know Single Parents have a hard time asking for help?  Find a single parent and bring them to Single and Parenting Wednesday at 6:45 in the children's area.  Single parents need lots of help, even if they don't ask.



FBC Shawnee Spaghetti Fundraiser

Sunday, Nov. 20, following the morning service in fellowship hall.

Benefiting the CrossTimbers Children’s Camp-

A mission education camp for 3rd-6th graders.

Cost of camp is $140 per child. Full and partial scholarships are available.

Enjoy spaghetti with a variety of sauces and toppings, bread, salad, and desserts.

Donations of spaghetti sauce are appreciated. Call Elaine Hawkins to donate (613-1937).



Church-wide Christmas Events

The Hanging of the Green: Nov. 27 at 10:45 am; (This will also be the first day to take Giving Tree bags.)

Children’s Choirs Christmas Program: Dec. 4 at 6:00 pm; performed by our Children’s Choirs. All other children welcome to attend program, but nursery for 3 & under if needed.

Community Christmas Celebration:  Dec. 11 at 6:00 pm; featuring choirs from several area churches. All children welcome to attend, but nursery available if needed.

Churchwide Fellowship: Dec. 18 at 6:00 pm.; Potluck and Game Night. (No nursery.)

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service: Dec. 24 at 5:00 pm. (No nursery.)



FBC Sisters in Christ Christmas Paint Party!

Friday, December 2nd at 6:30-8:30 pm in Fellowship Hall

Join us for an evening of painting and fellowship!

Select from two Christmas designs; cost, $35, includes supplies.

A portion of the cost will benefit The Giving Tree.

Registration and payment made to Four Sisters Picture Perfect Paint Parties

Register by November 25 to be eligible for door prizes. Last day to register is November 29. If you are unable to register online, please bring your payment to Debra Hembree in the Cornerstone Sunday School room (B309) and she will pay online for you!



2017-2018 Budget
It is budget planning time for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Requests went out October 13 and are due back December 9. Please meet with your organization/committee and prepare your budget requests.



Medical Supplies Available for Give Away

Also, during a recent closet clean-up, it was discovered that we have more medical supplies than we need to be storing here at FBC. We have shower chairs, walkers, canes, glucometers (but no strips-sorry), and several other things. THESE ARE FREE TO ANYONE WHO NEEDS THEM. Please call the church office for details, 275-6111.


Fall Festival Photos

If you had your picture taken at fall festival last month, we may have a copy of that in the church office. Call or come by to claim yours. 275-6111



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 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 Thank you!  Mary