First Connections – December 9, 2016
First Baptist Church Shawnee
Be Disciples. Make Disciples.
And in that region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear. And the angel said to them, “Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which will come to all the people; for to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:8-11
There are still approximately 30 bags on our Giving Trees in the Sanctuary. If you would like to participate in this ministry, please help yourself to a bag as soon as possible. (Remember to sign the green slip and leave it on the front pew.) It is always encouraging to see our church step up to help others. Thank you.
Community Christmas Celebration
The Snow Lay on the Ground
Nine Festive Carols by Julian Wachner
December 11, 6:00 pm
Wednesday, December 14
Finance Committee Meeting 5:15 pm
Prayer Meeting in A-100 6:00 pm
Choir Christmas Party 7:00 pm
Old Fashioned Pot-Luck and Game Night
Church-wide Everyone invited!
December 18 at 6:00 pm in Fellowship Hall
Bring a finger-food or appetizer to share. Drinks provided. We have some board games here, but you may bring your favorites, too. Nine square will be set up as well.
Christmas Services and Office Hours:
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service: Dec. 24 at 5:00 pm (no nursery)
Christmas Morning Service: Dec. 25 at 10:45 am (includes the Lord’s Supper)
New Year’s Day: Jan. 1; morning service at 10:45 am
No Sunday School, evening service, or other activities – Dec. 25 or Jan. 1
Church office will be closed Dec. 23, Dec. 26 and Jan. 2 for the holidays.
Office hours December 27-30 will be 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
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 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