First Connections April 8, 2016

First Connections – April 8, 2016

The Lord is just in all his ways, and kind in all his doings. The Lord is near to all who call upon him, to all who call upon him in truth. Psalm 145:17-18

  

Check out the new blog by Bro. Ray - "Blessed People Bless People"
http://www.firstshawnee.com/pastors-blog

 

 

FREE Kids & Family Movie Night!

Friday night, April 8th

 

DOORS OPEN at 6:30pm, movie to start at 7pm

on the big screen in the church’s Fellowship Hall.

 

We can’t say the name of the movie,

but it is…

 

THE _________ MOVIE

“EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!”

The church will provide popcorn & Capri-suns. You can bring anything you like to eat or drink (snacks or dinner) when watching a movie!

 

Bring lawn chairs and sleeping bags/blankets to sit on. Kids 1st - 6th grade can attend without a parent; younger children need a parent with them.

 

CBF Oklahoma Annual Assembly (TONIGHT)

CBF Oklahoma will host its annual Assembly on Friday, April 8 at 1017 Elm Ave. in Norman. Dr. Charles Kimball, OU Presidential Professor and Director of Religious Studies, will speak on "Christian Faith and Religious Pluralism" at 7:00 PM on Friday, April 8. Please contact Paul Hammond (phammondok@gmail.com) for further information about other Assembly events.  

 

Guatemala Mission Team
The Guatemala Mission Team will lead the Sunday evening service on April 10th @ 6:00 pm. If you are interested in taking a mission trip come hear what team members have to share about the Pockomchi Mayan Indian Village, and how gracious they were to us.  Slide Show, Music, and Moving Testimony about the miracles on the mission.

 

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS

 

Wednesday Night Dinner

April 13, 2016

Chef –David Stevens

Chef Sampley’s Prize Winning Hot Biscuits

Oven Roasted Orange Chicken

Homemade Mashed Potatoes

Chef Prescott’s Deluxe Tossed Green Salad

Pizza for the Kids

Chocolate Cake

 

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.

 

GriefShare

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.

 

Meetings this week:

Nominating Committee Meeting       Sunday, April 10, 5:00 pm

Finance Committee Meeting      Wednesday, April 13, 5:15 pm

Deacon’s Meeting                             Sunday, April 17, 8:30 am

6th grade Parent Meeting                 Sunday, April 17, 4:30 pm

All Committees Meeting                    Sunday, April 17, 5:00 pm

Business Meeting                              Sunday, April 17, 6:00 pm

 

Business Meeting, April 17 at 6:00 pm

On the agenda:

The Legacy Committee will bring a recommendation to the church concerning the current year’s distribution.

 

 Senior Adult Trip

Hwy 66 Museum in Chandler, Ok. Thursday April 21. Depart at 9:00am from FBC and return after lunch.  Lunch on your own at LaDonna’s in Meeker. Sign-up sheet on office window.

 

A Little Man is on the Way!

 Please join us for a baby shower honoring

 Sam & Megan Abrams

 Sunday, May 1st at 2:00pm

at FBC in A100

Megan is registered at

Babies 'R Us and Target

 

Come help us smoke meat

Aaron is organizing the smoked meat fundraiser and is in need of volunteers. If you can help BBQ–call Aaron at 290-8503. If you can use a checkbook better than an apron you may sponsor a youth for $50.

 

 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.

 

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.       

 

DON’T FORGET!

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 firstshawnee@gmail.com) Thank you!  Mary