First Connections October 13, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – October 13, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 “Let not your hearts be troubled; believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And when I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.” John 14:1-3


Memorial Service

In case you did not see it in our prayer list earlier, LeVoe Maxwell died on August 23, 2017. There will be a memorial service for her at First Baptist Church tomorrow, Oct 14 at 10:30 am.


Sermon, Sunday, October 15, 2017: “Walking in Love, Light, and Wisdom”; Ephesians 5:1-21; Paul Stevens


Youth Choir!
Attention all 7-12 graders!  Youth choir is back!  Meeting at 5:00PM Sunday afternoons in the choir room.  Eric Yoder, an OBU Senior will be leading the choir.  He is very excited about meeting all of you and about the music you will be doing this year.  If you haven’t been in youth choir before, this is a great time to start!  Also, if you play an instrument, be sure and let him know!


Meetings on the Calendar:

Deacon’s Meeting                              Sun, Oct 15, 8:30 am

Celebrate Recovery Info. Mtg.          Sun, Oct 15, 5:00 pm in the Pre-teen room on 3rd floor

Church Business Mtg.                       Sun, Oct 15, 6:00 pm

Senior Adult Council                         Thurs, Oct 19, 10:00 am

Celebrate Recovery Info. Mtg.          Thurs, Oct 19, 7:00 pm in the Pre-teen room on 3rd floor



Wednesday Night Dinner

Dinner will be served from 6pm- 7:15pm. People can stay after 7:15pm and eat in the Fellowship Hall. Cost: $7 for ages 12 to adult; $4 for ages 6-11; & $2 for ages 5 & under; family max is $20. *FREE kids sack dinners will be available for children who don't like or cannot afford the regular meal.

New Wednesday Night Fall Schedule

5:00                Children’s Handbells

5:30                Prayer Meeting

5:30                Children's Choirs (ages 3-6th grade)

6:00                Wednesday Night Dinner

6:00                Mission Friends (ages 3-5)

6:15                TeamKid (1st-3rd grade)

6:15                SPARK (4th-6th grade)

6:45                Youth Shimmer (7th-12th grade)

7:00                Sanctuary Choir rehearsal


Celebrate Recovery Informational Meeting

 Celebrate Recovery is a non-denominational, inclusive, biblical recovery program for those struggling with anything from ordinary daily strongholds in their life to those with addictions of any kind. It is handled with confidentiality, is church sponsored, has strict accountability for all leaders. We are currently planning for a leadership training for Celebrate Recovery here at FBC, starting very soon. If you have any interest in working in a program like this, please call Audrey at 918-557-7862, Ray at 918-557-7863, Mary at 275-6111, or Mark at 765-4759.  All inquiries will be handled confidentially. Celebrate Recovery Informational Meeting: Sunday, Oct. 15 at 5 pm and Thursday, Oct. 19 at 7 pm. Anyone is welcome. This is an opportunity to find out more about Celebrate Recovery and how it functions and why we are passionate about its effectiveness.  You do not have to be interested in being a leader in CR or even in attending CR – Even just the curious are welcome to come to one of these meetings. They will be held in the Pre-teen room on 3rd floor (there will be directional signs.)


First Baptist Church

125th Anniversary Celebration

Sunday Morning, October 29

There will be a special combined morning service (10:45 am) with guest speaker Paul Calmes, the Lord’s Supper, and followed by a free luncheon. We would love for people to give testimonies/stories/memories during the luncheon; please contact Elaine to volunteer.

Everyone is invited! Please come!


October is Fire Prevention Month

If you have a closet/closets at the church which you regularly use, please make a plan to clean these out sometime during the month of October. Clean closets are safer closets. We don’t want to restrict you by dictating exactly when or how this will happen, but please send an email to the church and just let us know your plan. Thanks a bunch!


Family Promise

Family Promise will be at First Baptist Church November 5-11. Please look for a sign-up sheet – coming soon - on the church office window.


Wedding Invitation

Philip Todd and Heather McPherson

Saturday, November 11, 3:33 pm, at Camp Y’Shua, Medicine Creek Drive, Lawton, Oklahoma

Reception following. Please RSVP to


This is from Cindy Hanchey: please share the link below to Romar Beach Baptist Church in Orange Beach, AL. Ask for prayer that they find a pastor--they have no monies for a salary. It's a beautiful facility! We attended a Wednesday prayer meeting while we stayed in a condo next door. I think their membership is around 45. They offer a Retreat Facility and provide outreach to many in that area.


First Baptist is on Facebook - FBC Shawnee, ok

Like the church Facebook page and share it with your friends. Sermon information, events, and other information can be found on the church’s page. WE NEED YOUR HELP! We want to showcase our members and the activities throughout our church. Please take pictures! Wednesday night events, Sunday school, ministry and outreach activities, fellowship times, and more. Send pictures to Megan 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 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