First Connections December 1, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – December 1, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.


Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me.” John 14:6



Sermon, Sunday December 3: “The Mission”; John 20:21-22; Paul Stevens



Lottie Moon Giving Emphasis begins this Sunday, Dec.3; there will be a special missionary speaker during the December 10 morning service.


Giving Tree

We still have bags available. Please help yourselves to the trees. Also, we have a few green slips missing and really need these turned in, or at least need to know who took those bags. Please call Mary at the church office, 275-6111.


We will be observing the Hanging of the Green during the Children’s Choir Christmas Program this Sunday, Dec. 3 at 6 PM.

 ·       Children & Youth Caroling and Pizza Party, Wed., Dec 6, 5:30 pm

·       Youth Christmas Party, Wed., December 6 at 6:45 pm

·       Kid’s Night Out, Fri., December 8 at 6:00 pm

·       Adult Choir Christmas Program, Sun., December 10 at 6:00 pm


From the Pastor Search Committee:  Thank you for continuing to hold us up in prayer as we interview potential candidates for Pastor of FBC.  Because of the amazing digital age in which we live, we are able to have videoconferences with the candidates and their wives.  We can view multiple sermons by each of the candidates.  This provides many benefits in helping us to come to know each other.  Because we are early in this part of the process, our pool of candidates is narrowing but it is still fluid. We appreciate your prayers for our sensitivity to the Lord's plan.


Celebrate Recovery Step–Study Groups:  We Need You!

We will be taking a short break during the holiday season and then will start back up on January 4 (Thursday – still at 7:00 pm.) 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.


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


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.


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 website 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