First Connections October 20, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – October 20, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.


And he said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat, nor about your body, what you shall put on. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing.”          Luke 12:22-23



Sermon, Sunday, October 22, 2017: “The Fullness of the Holy Spirit”; Ephesians 5:17-21; Paul Stevens



Sunday Night Guest Speaker: Michael Robertson will share about his work in Siberia.



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!




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. Menu for October 25: ITALIAN FEAST – Homemade Sicilian Style Ziti de Etna, Ravioli and Meatballs, Jan Tipton’s Zucchini, Yellow Squash and Tomatoes, Chef Prescott’s Deluxe Tossed Green Salad, Chocolate and Vanilla Cake, Ice Cream



Celebrate Recovery

First Baptist’s Celebrate Recovery program is starting on Thursday, Oct 26 at 7pm, and you are invited to attend.  Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, non-denominational, recovery program that has total respect for the individual. It is not just for those with addictions, but for all who want to have a deeper relationship with Christ and a more abundant life.  In CR we find healing from our past hurts, our habits, and our hang-ups through working the 12 steps to recovery, and the Eight Principles of the beatitudes. It is handled with anonymity and confidentiality. If you are 18 or over, and feel God calling you to this ministry for personal healing, or because you want to see it as a part of our church ministry, please join us. 

If you have any questions about this program you may 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.



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!



Deacon Ordination

Sunday, October 29 at 6:00 pm in the Sanctuary



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



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!


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