First Connections November 3, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – November 3, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 “Consider the lilies, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass which is alive in the field today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O men of little faith?” Luke 12:27-28



Daylight Savings Time Ends Saturday Night!



Sermon, Sunday November 5: “Marriage: Submission and Love”; Ephesians 5:21-33; Paul Stevens



Meetings this Week

Church Council        Monday, Nov. 6, 11:30 am in Room A-100

Finance Com. Mtg.  Wednesday, Nov. 8, 5:15 pm in the Conference Room

Personnel Com. Mtg. Sunday, Nov. 12, 4:00 pm




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 November 8, 2017: Chef Sampley’s Award Winning Blue Ribbon Biscuits, Oven Roasted Tenderloin, Pioneer Woman Mashed Potatoes, Roast Gravy, Whole Kernel Corn, Garden Fresh Salad by Chef Charles Prescott, Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies.



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



Senior Adult Activities:

November 9               Trip to Pioneer Woman – Pawhuska – leave church at 8:30 am

November 16             Luncheon at Golden Corral - noon



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.



Spaghetti Fundraiser

For Children’s Camp

Sunday, November 19 at noon

In Fellowship Hall

To volunteer to help or to bring sauce, contact Elaine Hawkins.



Volunteers Needed!

Two areas of service opportunities at FBC are:

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

2)    Stuffing the bulletins – upcoming in December will be Missions information and Giving Tree information.

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



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