First Connections March 24, 2016

First Connections – March 24, 2016

Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable. Psalm 145:3




Maundy Thursday Service with Messianic Passover Meal

This coming Thursday, March 24 at 5:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. A collection will be taken up to help defray costs; the remainder will go to our Benevolence fund.






Holy Saturday Service Project

March 26; Breakfast at FBC at 8:00 am, then work projects following.

This is a service initiative to reach out to non-profit groups in the city of Shawnee, similar to our Neighborhood Workday last year. This year we are joined by volunteers from two other churches: Frontline and Heritage. Here is a list of the sites we have agreed to help on Saturday:



Jefferson and Pleasant Grove schools

Downtown Shawnee

Shawnee Public Library

Community Renewal

Heavy Duty Clean-up:

Mission Shawnee

Family Promise


Cargo Ranch


Colonial Estates

Plus Ray will lead a downtown prayer walk.

Please bring your own work gloves, shovels, trowels, rakes, or other tools as needed.




Wednesday Night Dinner

March 23, 2016

Chef –David Stevens

Mystery Meal


Invite a single parent
"Single and Parenting" is back in session on Wednesdays at 6:45 pm in the Kid's Chapel.  Childcare available for all ages “0 - 18.” Brochures available at the welcome center.



Because you do not suffer alone.

Wednesdays at 6:45 pm in the Church Parlor. For men/women who have lost a loved one.  Childcare provided. Call Mary at 275-6111 for more info.


Financial Peace

 Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace class meets here in the Fellowship Hall on
Wednesdays @ 6:00 pm.




Please pray for our Youth Minister Search Committee, elected by the church on July 12, 2015:


Katie Ford

Jon Greenwood

Amy Jennings

Jan Tipton

Phil Todd

Mike Wester

The Youth and Family Minister Search Committee would greatly appreciate your prayers as they begin interviewing possible candidates.  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.



The FBC Legacy Ministry provides opportunity to invest in the future ministry of FBC through gifts that become a part of our Legacy Ministry Fund.  The Fund provides a cash distribution each year which is used to fund needs that are outside the annual budget.  The Legacy Ministry Committee is currently seeking input on how best to invest the current year distribution of $3,851.32 in FBC ministries.  In past years we have funded needs in the nursery and children’s areas, provided scholarships for youth activities, and funded ministry interns.   If you have a request, please submit it to the church office in writing by Sunday, April 3, 2016.  The Legacy Committee will review the requests and bring a recommendation to the church.  If you would like more information about the FBC Legacy Ministry and how you can impact the ministry of FBC beyond your lifetime, please contact the church office.



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