First Connections August 5, 2016

First Connections – August 5, 2016

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld his glory, glory as of the only son from the Father. John 1:14



Meetings this coming week:

Sunday, Aug. 7                     Missions Committee Meeting                 8:30 am

Monday, Aug. 8                   Church Council                                        11:30 am

Wednesday, Aug. 10          Finance Committee                                   5:15 pm



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.



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.



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

Robbie Henson would like to begin an effort to have a school supply drive at church FOR TEACHERS who attend FBC Shawnee! 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 or if you’re a teacher that doesn’t get to ask for supplies from the kids(music, library, counselor, high school etc.). Here is a list of the teachers that are members here at FBC. If we have missed anyone please let us know.


  Megan Barth

Amanda Brock

Cari Burnett

Susan Field

Heidi Garlow

Melanne Greenwood

Mitch Hembree

Melissa Lanier

Herb Moring

Julie Purin

Shannon Tiger

Michelle Wallace

Zanne Winton

If you are a teacher and would like to benefit from this please let us know what you could use by calling the church at 275-6111 or Elaine at 613-1937. Bless You Teachers for the Amazing Work you do.



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