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
ATTENTION COMMITTEE CHAIRS – BUDGET REQUEST FORMS ARE DUE BACK DEC. 6.
Spaghetti Fundraiser For Children’s Camp
Sunday, November 19 at noon In Fellowship Hall
NEXT WEEK’S SCHEDULE:
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!
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 websitewww.firstshawnee.com/give for more details.
IF YOUR INFORMATION CHANGES:
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 email@example.com) Thank you! Mary