First Connections September 30, 2016

First Connections – September 30, 2016

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16



Welcome these additions to our active deacon body:

Joel Deichman, J.W. Farthing, Joe Ford, Sam Garlow, Jim Hansford,

Aaron Hembree, Mitch Hembree, Terry Hopkins, Bill Tiger, and Shannon Tiger.



Women’s Bible Study

The fall session of Women’s Bible Studies here at FBC is going again and it is not too late to join. Our study this time is: “Entrusted” by Beth Moore (II Timothy.) Groups meet: Tuesday evenings (7pm) at DeeAnn Schroyer’s home and Thursday mornings (8:30 am) at First Baptist in the Preteen Room on the third floor.



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.



Wednesday Night Schedule:

Church Dinner                                                        5:00 pm

Young Ringers                                                        5:00 pm

Finance Committee Meeting                                 5:15 pm

Children’s Choir                                                      5:30 pm

Mission Friends                                                      6:00 pm

Prayer Meeting –A-100 (Don Rominger)              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 (meets in Children’s Area)    6:45 pm

Single and Parenting                                              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 years old

$2 for ages 5 and under

There is still a maximum of $20 per family.

This week’s menu is by Special Request, Indian Tacos from scratch with banana pudding.

We will also offer a FREE kids sack meal for kids Pre K through 6th grade at 6:30 pm.



Guest Speaker – Brett Ellard

We are currently having a special guest during our Parent's Bible Study - Bret Ellard.  Bret is a local LPC and a wise Christian therapist.  He is coming to talk to us about strengthening our marriages, and we would love for you to be there, even if you don't have kids. (Meets Wed at 6:45 pm in the Children’s Area.)  October 5 topic will be “Communication in Marriage.” Oct. 12 is “Conflict Resolution.”  This is an incredible opportunity for all of us to get some basic marriage tools to strengthen our relationships.  We want to see your marriage flourish and glorify our Lord Jesus!   



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."



Crop Hunger Walk

Walk. Give. Change the world.

We have been invited to join in on this effort to end hunger, along with some of the other area churches. The walk is October 2 at 2:00 pm and will start at the parking lot at the corner of 9th and Union Streets (behind the Hornbeck.)

To donate or to register, go to:



You’re Invited

Please join the Women of FBC to celebrate the upcoming arrival of Katie Erickson’s baby girl! Sunday, October 2, 2016, immediately following church in the FBC Children’s Area.



We Honor Veterans Program and Memorial

Sponsored by Heartland Home Health and Hospice and

by Redeemer Lutheran Church; October 8, 2016 at 6:00 pm.

At Redeemer Lutheran Church, 39307 West MacArthur.

All veterans will be honored with a pin and certificate. To get your loved one’s name on the list, please call Karen Cleveland-Herron at (405) 214-6442 or (405)627-6470.



Church Anniversary Celebration!

Our venerable church is turning 125 years old in 2017. If you would be interested in helping with the celebration, there will be an initial meeting for that on Sunday, October 9 at 4:30 pm in Room A-100. If it is impossible for you to attend and you do want to help, please call the church office at 275-6111 or email at



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