First Connections November 17, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – November 17, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.


“… he who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for my sake will find it.” Matt. 10:38-39



Sermon, Sunday November 19: “Children and Parents”; Ephesians 6:1-4; Paul Stevens



Meetings Coming Up:

Deacons’ Meeting                   Sunday, Nov. 19, 8:30 am

Business Luncheon                 Sunday, Nov. 19, noon in Fellowship Hall




Spaghetti Fundraiser For Children’s Camp

Sunday, November 19 at noon In Fellowship Hall




The church office will be closed Wednesday-Friday, November 22-24. Also, there will be no afternoon/evening activities at the church on Sunday, November 26.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!




Volunteers Needed!

Two areas of service opportunities at FBC are:

1)    Stuffing the pews with envelopes/visitor cards, etc.

2)    Stuffing the bulletins – as needed.

Please call Mary at the church office to volunteer or get more info – 275-6111.



New security protocol:

Starting Sunday, November 26, the east doors by the Children’s Area will no longer be used as a Sunday School/church entrance. Thank you for understanding as we seek to make our church an even safer place for everyone to worship.




Celebrate Recovery

New Celebrate Recovery step-studies are now being formed, meeting Thursdays at 7:00 pm. These new groups are being led by FBC members. 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. 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.



Giving Tree

Bags will be available starting November 26.



Women’s Christmas Tea
Sunday, December 10th
4:00 - 6:00 pm in Fellowship Hall
Wear something festive and bring your favorite Christmas cookies to share. RSVP via the sign-up sheet in the Welcome Center. Donations accepted.



Mark Your Calendars

Senior Adult Trip

Christmas Lights at Eischen’s in Okarche

December 14 – in the evening, exact time and cost TBA



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