First Connections December 8, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – December 8, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.


In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. And he came to her and said, “Hail, O favored one, the Lord is with you!” But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and considered in her mind what sort of greeting this might be. And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.

He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High;

and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David,

and he will reign over the house of Jacob for ever;

and of his kingdom there will be no end.”

 Luke 1:26-33



Sermon, Sunday December 10:

Special Missionary Speakers Vance and Juni Worten

Lottie Moon Giving Emphasis


Giving Tree

If you are willing to help with this service opportunity and have not taken a bag yet, please do that this coming Sunday. There are still about one-third of the bags left.  Questions - call Mary at the church office, 275-6111.


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.


Adult Choir Christmas Program, This Sunday, December 10 at 6:00 pm


Professional Anniversary:

Teresa Jett, our FBC Financial Secretary, has been with the church since December 1, 2006, (eleven years.) Please show your appreciation to her for all her hard work.


From the Pastor Search Committee:  Thank you for continuing to hold us up in prayer as we interview potential candidates for Pastor of FBC.  We appreciate your prayers for our sensitivity to the Lord's plan.



Senior Adult Trip

Christmas Lights at Eischen’s in Okarche

December 14 – meet at the north parking lot of the church at 3:00 pm

Cost will be $8.00

Sign up at the church office window.



Celebrate Recovery (Step–Study Groups Now Forming)                     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.


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