First Connections September 2, 2016

First Connections – September 2, 2016

Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born anew.’ John 3:5-7





Eleanor Rey Purin; Born 8/31/16 at 9:09pm;

8 lbs, 9 oz and 21 inches long; parents: Peter and Julie Purin.



Job Opportunity from Shawnee School Nutrition Services

We started school this year with approximately 10 open positions. We had several subs apply but we still do not have enough people! If jeans, tennis shoes and a hairnet are no problem for you, please contact the School Nutrition Services office at 405-878-1028.

Remember, you must pass the OSBI check; please apply on-line.



Let’s Celebrate!

Carol Bell has now been our pianist here at First Baptist Church for 18 years as of yesterday! And – her birthday is September 10!  Congratulations Carol and a very happy birthday to you! We love you!



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

Shelli Hopkins

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.  There is a list of what our teachers at FBC have told us they could use in the church Welcome Center. Thank you for helping support our teachers.              




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

New extended times are 5:00– 6:45 pm

Cost are $7 for ages 12—adults

$4 for ages 6-11

$2 for ages 5 and under

There is still a maximum of $20 per family.

This week we will have Chef Sampley’s Famous Garlic Bread, Oven Baked Ziti, Lasagna with Homemade Tomato Sauce, Chef Prescott’s Tossed Green Salad, Cobbler and Ice Cream.

* 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."



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.



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.



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