First Connections November 4, 2016

First Connections – November 4, 2016

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

…Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you,…And as you wish that men would do to you, do so to them…If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. Luke 6:27b-28, 31-32



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.




Now would be an excellent time to pick a Sunday morning and volunteer at the Welcome Center – if you like it, you can join the team and be included on the schedule (you get to pick which Sundays.) Below is the plan:


8:45 – Make Coffee (if we want to add donuts or fruit, that would be great!)

9:15 – At the station Welcome People, if possible escorting visitors to Sunday School class or finding someone to escort them if needed.

10:00 – Unplug Coffee Pot

Post Service – Clean out coffee pot

Days that are currently available are: Nov. 13 & 27 and Dec. 4 & 18. Call the church office to volunteer or to get more information. 275-6111.



Fruit of the Spirit Series:




Church Council Meeting  Mon, Nov 7     11:30 am



Wednesday Night Schedule:

Church Dinner                                                           5:00 pm

Young Ringers                                                            5:00 pm

Finance Meeting                                                        5:15 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 Super Hand-Crafted Hot Biscuits, Oven Baked Chicken Deluxe, Southern Style Fresh Green Beans, Peppered Gravy, Chef Prescott’s Fantastic Ensalda Verde, and Banana Pudding.

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.



Senior Adults 

  • Thanksgiving dinner will be held at Primrose on November 10 at 5:00 pm. Cost is $6.00 per person please sign up and pay at the church office by Tuesday Nov. 8.



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).




Sisters in Christ Women’s Ministry Christmas Paint Party!

Friday, December 2nd at 6:30-9:00 in Fellowship Hall

Paint a Christmas canvas - Details to come!



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.

Church-wide 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.)



Silver Urns

While cleaning out two of the flower closets here at the church, the decorations committee found 2 silver urns; however they are not a matching set. We believe that they are from two sets and would really appreciate it if anyone can shed light on where the others could be.

ID information: urn #1 has inscription “James Edwin Poulston 1952” and the second one just says “Alice McCosar.”  If you have any information, please call the church office-275-6111.



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.



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