First Connections July 15, 2016

First Connections – July 15, 2016

And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden. For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed; For he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name.” Luke 1:46-49



Meeting Reminder

There will not be a church business meeting for July; but there will be a deacon’s meeting this coming Sunday, July 17 at 8:30 am.



Pool Party with the Pastor and P.O.P.S.

Pool Party with the Pastor July 20, at Town and Country pool from 6-7:30pm. 

POPS at the home of Ray and Sarah Miller (1827 N. Union, Shawnee) from 6:15pm-7:15pm.



Senior Adult Council Meeting

All Senior Adults are invited to attend the annual planning meeting. Please come and make suggestions for next year’s agenda.  July 21, 2016 @ 10:00 am.



Mark Your Calendar!

All Church Fellowship

July 24 at 6:00 pm



Family Promise
Family Promise will be here the week of July 24—July 31. If you are able to volunteer or provide a meal please sign up. The sign-up sheet is on the church office window or call 275-6111.



Freezer Meal Swap
Please join us for a Freezer Meal Swap on Saturday, July 30 from 9:00 am-1:00pm in the church kitchen. What is a freezer meal swap? Each participant is in charge of making one main course/meal but you make that meal approximately 10 times (more or less depending on the number of participants). The meal should serve at LEAST a family of 4 (if your family is smaller it is like getting two meals out of each one). You can prepare the meals at home and bring them up to the church OR prepare the meals at the church (which is a great fellowship time) and swap your meals out with the others that are participating so you have a variety of meals for the freezer. You will receive the number of meals that you prepare. You decide on the meal you want to prepare so cost completely depends on what you choose to make. Buying in bulk though definitely helps.
Meals need to be freezer safe in bags or disposable pans. We ask that all participants RSVP by Monday, July 18, so that everyone knows exactly how many meals will need to be prepared on the day of the event and that everyone has plenty of time to shop for your items. RSVP by emailing me at or calling 405-432-9093. Feel free to contact me with any questions or suggestions too!
 --Julie Purin



College Sunday School

The College Ministry is looking for a location for their fall retreat (hoping for September.) If you own a lake house, cabin or a property that would be conducive to a retreat, and would be willing to share it with them for one weekend, please contact Aaron Hembree @ 290-8503.



 VBS T-Shirts

We still have several T-Shirts left from VBS. If you are interested they are now $4.00 apiece. If you have already received one and haven’t paid yet please bring your money to the church office.





New directions


·Find the card pocket inside the back cover of the book.

·Take out the card, sign and date it.

·Place it in the container.


·Locate the card for this book inside the container.

·Take it out and replace it in the card pocket at the back of the book.

·Then place the book back on the shelf.



 Finance Committee

The January—June 2016 Contribution Statements are ready to be picked up in the Welcome Center. If you would like your statement mailed please let us know by calling the church office at 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