First Connections August 28, 2016

First Connections – August 26, 2016

And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Matthew 4:19



Tutoring Begins!
Tutoring will begin for the 2016-17 school year on September 6.  Whether you are a returning tutor or a new tutor, please attend a brief meeting on August 28, 2016, in Fellowship Hall immediately following the morning worship service. This is a great opportunity to help the students and teachers at Horace Mann Elementary School! If you need additional information, please contact Pat Prescott.



Strategic Planning Committee - Listening session for the congregation this coming Sunday, August 28, 6:00 pm



Wednesday Night Schedule:

Wednesday Night Dinner                               5-6:45 pm

Young Ringers                                                   5:00 pm

Children’s Choir                                                 5:30 pm

Mission Friends                                                 6:00 pm

Prayer Meeting –A-100                                      6:00 pm

Children’s Free Sack Dinner                              6:30 pm

TeamKID (Pre-k—3rd grade)                             6:45 pm

Spark (4th grade - 6th grade)                           6:45 pm

Parents Bible Study                                           6:45 pm

Shimmer                                                             6:45 pm

Adult Choir Rehearsal                                        7:00 pm


Wednesday Night Dinner

Wednesday Night Dinner will resume on August 31.

New extended times are 5:00– 6:45 pm

Menus will rotate between these 4 choices:

Breakfast, Country Fried Steak, Italian Night, and Chicken Night with

alternatives for special occasions.

Cost are $7 for ages 12—adults

$4 for ages 6-11 years old

$2 for ages 5 and under

There is still a maximum of $20 per family.

This week we will have Breakfast for Dinner, with Chef Sampley’s Famous Hot Biscuit’s, Sausage Gravy, Scrambled Eggs, Grilled Sausage Patties, Pancakes, and Mixed Fruit.
* We will also offer a FREE kids sack meal for kids Pre K through 6th grade at 6:30 pm.


Single and Parenting
 Wednesday; 6:45 PM; childcare available for all ages; Please be on the lookout for single parents in our community and bring them to "Single and Parenting."



Teacher School Supply Drive- extended through Labor Day

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.  Complete lists of supplies are being printed in the bulletin weekly and are on a bulletin board in the Welcome Center.      




Fruit of the Spirit Series:

An Introduction to Christian Yoga

Sundays 5-6 pm at FBC Shawnee

September 11 – November 6

Certified Yahweh Yoga Instructors

Donation Based Classes

Follow Us @freelyandlightly; contact Jamie Hembree for more info.



Donations for the Relief Effort in Louisiana (from Ray)

We currently do not have a fund set up for that here.  However, where we would give and where I would suggest you give is to one of the Baptist Disaster Relief organizations.  They put whatever donations straight into the field as their overhead costs are offset by cooperative giving.  This ministry is probably the best thing Baptists do.  Here is a website with the address (it also gives you an option to donate online):



Sisters in Christ

Doing Life Together

FBC Sisters in Christ invites you to attend a one-day women’s retreat.

Saturday, Sept. 24, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., in Fellowship Hall

Retreat Topic: Jericho Faith

Speaker: Ruth Stevens

Cost is only $15 and includes lunch. Register on or before, Tues., Sept. 13. T-shirts are also available for $15 and can be ordered online or by contacting Debra (405.620.4188) or Karen (405.408.2946.)



We need some of the men of the church to come volunteer to serve the women during the women's ministry event on September 24. Help includes: set up, hospitality, clean up, run tech, and being available to the women during the event. They can contact Aaron Hembree if they are interested in helping out: (405) 290-8503.



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.



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