First Connections August 12, 2016

First Connections – August 12, 2016

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom he is pleased!” Luke 2:13-14



Upcoming Meetings:

Thursday, Aug. 18            Strategic Planning Committee Meeting           5:30 pm

Sunday, Aug. 21                Deacon Meeting                                                 8:30 am

Sunday, Aug. 21                Quarterly Business Meeting Luncheon           noon



Please Join Us for a Baby Shower

In Honor of: Julie Purin

The Burnett residence, 302 Club House Drive, Sunday, August 21, 2-3:30 pm

(Come & Go)

Hosted by: Rebecca Ballinger, Amanda Brock and Cari Burnett.

Julie is registered at: Target, Amazon and Babies R Us.



From Properties Committee

When you park on the north side of the church, please use the designated parking – which is either the diagonal parking on the SW side of 10th Street or the parking lot directly north of 10th. Do not parallel park in front of the church on either side of 10th Street. The committee is making this adjustment for the safety of small children.




Sisters in Christ

Doing Life Together

Saturday, Sept. 24; 9:00 am-4:00 pm

FBC Fellowship Hall

Plans are underway for a special day of worship, learning and fellowship for the women of FBC Shawnee. Guests are also welcome to attend. Additional details to follow.



Van Ministry

We are interested in getting a van ministry started here at First Baptist Church and would like to begin as soon after school starts as possible. We are looking for volunteers for a driving rotation for Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. The expectations of time requirements are:  Sunday mornings from 8:45-9:30 am and 12-12:45 pm; Wednesday evenings from 5-5:45 and 8-8:45 pm. Please contact Elaine Hawkins if you are interested in helping. or 405-613-1937.


Medical Equipment

In case you don’t know, we have a supply of walkers, canes, wheel chairs, shower chair, hospital bed, etc. stored here at the church. These are kept here in case a church member has a need arise. You may borrow from the collective supply simply by calling Mary at the church office 275-6111. We will check to see that we have what you need and if so you can have it for as long as you need it. 



Teacher School Supply Drive

We all know that teachers spend a lot of their own money to get extra supplies for their classrooms. We feel our church members would like to give back to teachers by helping with some of the supplies teachers find themselves running out of.

 Here is a list of the teachers that are members here at FBC.

              Megan Barth

Amanda Brock

Cari Burnett

Jenny Colvin

Joel Deichman

Susan Field

Heidi Garlow

Melanne Greenwood

Mitch Hembree

Melissa Lanier

Herb Moring

Julie Purin

Shannon Tiger

Michelle Wallace

Doyleen Wester

Zanne Winton

There are bins to put your donations in at the welcome center.  Here is a list of what our teachers at FBC have told us they could use. Thank you for helping support our teachers.                        

Color 8 1/2 x 11       


Hand Sanitizer (lots)   

Wide ruled spiral notebooks




Kleenex (lots)             

Pocket folders w/ brads        

Colored pens            

Ziplock Baggies

Notebook paper        


Clorox wipes              


Colored pencils         

Paper plates

Col. ruled paper        

Blue pens              

Wet wipes (lots)          


Colored pencils         

XL cotton balls

Copy paper              

Magic erasers              

Glue sticks    


Black pens                                           

Colored markers       

Gal. sz baggies

Wide ruled paper      

Scotch tape                            

Non-perishable Snacks (NO PEANUT BUTTER)

 #2 pencils                                                 

Masking tape                        

2 silver markers                                          

Dry erase markers                                                                                                                    




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