First Connections December 30, 2016

First Connections – December 30, 2016

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise him in the heights! Praise him, all his angels, praise him, all his host! Psalm 148:1-2



Year– End Contribution Policy

In order to comply with IRS regulations, any mailed 2016 contribution to FBC must be postmarked by December 31, 2016. Contributions postmarked after this date (even if the check is written in 2016) must be reported as 2017 contributions. IRS guidelines require that members who wish to itemize deductions must have a copy of the church’s contribution report when filing an income tax return. Reports will be available in January.



New Years Services and Office Hours:

 New Year’s Day: Jan. 1; morning service at 10:45 am (no Sunday School or evening activities)

Church office will be closed Jan. 2 for the holiday.

Church Council will meet Monday, Jan. 9 at 11:30 am.




Thank you for helping to make the Giving Tree a success again this year. Your generosity provided Christmas gifts/visits for approximately 95 people.



Wednesday, January 4

Properties Committee Meeting                                      4:00 pm

Church Dinner                                                               5:00 pm

Young Ringers                                                              5:00 pm

Children’s Choir                                                            5:30 pm

Mission Friends                                                             6:00 pm

Prayer Meeting in A-100                                               6:00 pm

Kid’s Sack Meal                                                            6:30 pm

Shimmer                                                                        6:45 pm

Single and Parenting                                                     6:45 pm

Spark                                                                             6:45 pm

TeamKid                                                                       6:45 pm

Adult Choir                                                                   7:00 pm


Wednesday Night Dinner

This week’s menu:
 Chef Sampley’s Award Winning Blue Ribbon Biscuits, Chicken Fried Steak, Pioneer Woman Mashed Potatoes, Peppered Gravy, Green Beans, Garden Fresh Salad by Charles Prescott, and
Surprise Dessert

"Single and Parenting"

is needing help publicizing our program to various locations that single parents frequent.  Please contact Audrey Rose (918-557-7862) or Renita Swedberg (651-0425) with ideas of locations to place flyers or brochures. 


Yahweh Yoga

We plan to start back in January. Please email Jamie Hembree if you are interested and to let her know when would be a good time/day for you.



Ray and Sarah – new address:

441 Rochelle Drive, Nashville, TN 37220



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