First Connections January 27, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS - January 27, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

And Jesus went on with his disciples, to the villages of Caesare’a Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do men say that I am?” And they told him, “John the Baptist; and others say, Elijah; and others one of the prophets.” And he asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are the Christ.” Mark 8:27-29



Vote on Interim Pastor – this Sunday, January 29 – morning worship. This will be a yes/no vote with no discussion (discussion was encouraged at business meeting last Sunday evening.) The Personnel Committee will count the ballots with help from the Deacons.



Sunday Sermon, January 29: The New Covenant, Matthew 26:26-30; Paul Stevens



Wednesday, February 1

Properties Committee Meeting                                      4:00 pm

Church Dinner                                                5:00 pm –6:15 pm

Young Ringers                                                               5:00 pm

Children’s Choir                                                             5:30 pm

Mission Friends                                                              6:00 pm

Prayer Meeting in A-100                                                6:00 pm

                        Guest Speaker Aaron Hembree

Kid’s Sack Meal                                                             6:30 pm

Shimmer                                                                         6:45 pm

Single and Parenting                                                      6:45 pm

Spark                                                                              6:45 pm

TeamKid                                                                        6:45 pm

Adult Choir                                                                    7:00 pm



Wednesday Night Dinner
2/1/17 - 5:00-6:15pm – NEW TIME

This week’s menu
 Chef Sampley’s Blue Ribbon Biscuits,
Fresh Sausage Gravy, Scrambled Eggs Deluxe, Grilled Sausage Patties,
Pancakes to Order by Chef Charles Prescott, and Mixed Fruit



"Single and Parenting" is needing help publicizing our program to various locations that single parents frequent.  Please contact Audrey Rose (918-557-7862) or Renita Swedberg (651-0425) with ideas of locations to place flyers or brochures. 



The Nominating Committee will start meeting soon to enlist replacements for committee members whose term has expired. Places are available on the following committees: Nominating, Finance, Legacy, Children’s, Properties, Library, Mission and Ministry, Public Relations, Personnel, Worship and Youth. If you have any interest in being considered to serve on one of the listed committees, contact Ron Lewis, Nominating Committee Chair –


VBS Needs

If you have EMPTY paint cans, either the standard quart or gallon ones or the large (2 gallon) plastic ones – we have a need for some of those for VBS.    MUST BE EMPTY.



Family Promise

Family Promise will be here the week of Feb. 5– Feb. 11.   If you are able to help in any way please sign-up on the sheet posted on the church office window.



Mark Your Calendars!

FBC Chili Cook Off

February 19 (noon)

The Chili Cook-Off will provide scholarships for youth to attend summer XMFuge mission camp in Glorieta, New Mexico.  Funds raised will provide full and partial scholarships based on individual student’s needs. Would you like to help? We need people to sign up to bring pots of chili. There will be prizes awarded to the makers of the best chili. Please contact Brandon or call the church office to sign up or for more information.



Arlington Mission Trip, over Spring Break (March 12-16)

This trip is open to any church members and we would like to see some family units serve together this week! If you are at all interested in going on this trip, please let Brandon know or contact the church office for more information. Right now, we need to get an idea of how many may be interested.



Camp War Eagle will be on the Oklahoma Baptist Campus Wednesday - Thursday February 1st and 2nd Camp War Eagle is a Christian Sports and Adventure Camp for primarily underserved kids and teens ages 7-17 in NW Arkansas (about 3.5 hours from Shawnee). We are looking for college students that Love God first and foremost, Love Kids and Teens, Love the outdoors, and desire to make a difference in the lives of others!  It is a PAID summer job in which you will gain leadership and life skills that will carry over into whatever career you are pursuing. PAID summer internships are available to certain majors that already connect with our diverse camp program.  These especially apply to majors dealing with children, teenagers, social services, ministry, recreation, nature/ecology, video production, or sports.   This summer, consider making a difference.  To find us IN PERSON on campus come see us in the GC Lobby from 9 am to 2 pm Wednesday February 1.



 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 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