First Connections September 9, 2016

First Connections – September 9, 2016

Now when the sun was setting, all those who had any that were sick with various diseases brought them to him; and he laid his hands on every one of them and healed them. Luke 4:40



Deacon Election process:

The schedule has changed; profiles will not be available until September 18, which means the vote will now be September 25. Thank you for your patience.



We are looking for a few good people!

The Personnel Committee and the Ministerial Staff have made the decision to go with volunteers for our security needs on Sundays and Wednesday evenings. If you would be willing to help out or just want more information, please contact Ray Miller, Mark Burnett or someone on our Personnel Com.



Teacher School Supply Drive

The drive is now closed, however, if you would like to help distribute the supplies our church body provided for our teachers that would be great. If so, call Elaine Hawkins or Robbie Henson to set up a time that is convenient for you.



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 (Mark Burnett)                 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

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

Costs 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.

Next week we will have Chef Sampley’s Famous Hot Biscuits, Oven Baked Orange Chicken, Fresh in Season Vegetables, Chef Prescott’s Tossed Green Salad, Banana Pudding.

* 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

Register on or before, Tues., Sept. 13.

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. 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.



Family Promise

Family Promise will be here the week of September 25– October 1. If you are able to volunteer please sign up at the church office.


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.



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