First Connections February 10, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – February 10, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

“And in praying do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard for their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.” Matthew 6:7-8



Please join the FBC Staff and Personnel Committee
in welcoming Paul Stevens and his wife Ruth to our church.
We are happy to announce that Rev. Stevens was voted to be Interim Pastor
on Sunday, January 29 with a yes vote in excess of 96%.
Paul is engaged in pastoral duties as of February1.


 From the Personnel Committee: As Paul and Ruth Stevens live in Edmond and will be spending most of their week in Shawnee, we would like to provide them with a personal space in our building.  The third floor office suite will lend itself well to this purpose; however, we will need a few furnishings to accomplish this mission.  We are looking for some couches, living room chairs, lamps and perhaps sofa tables.  If you have any of these items that you would like to donate to this purpose, please call the church office and leave your name, phone number and the item you have to donate.  Someone from Personnel will get back with you.  Thank you all in advance for your help.



Sunday Sermon, February 12; What Comes Before “Therefore”; Romans 12:1; Paul Stevens



Yahweh Yoga will meet in the SPARK room – just for this coming Sunday, Feb. 12 (at 5:00 pm.)










Fellowship Hall

Sunday, February 12, 6:00-7:30 pm

Questions? Call Elaine Hawkins 613-1937




Other Meetings this coming week:

Personnel Committee Meeting, Sun. Feb. 12               4:00 pm

Youth Choir Mission Tour Parent Mtg, Feb. 12            5:00 pm

Deacon’s Meeting, Sun. Feb. 19                                    8:30 am

Chili cook-off /Business Meeting, Feb. 19                 12:00 pm



Wednesday, February 8:

Church Dinner                                               5:00 pm –6:15 pm

Young Ringers                                                              5:00 pm

Children’s Choir                                                           5:30 pm

Mission Friends                                                           6:00 pm

Prayer Meeting in A-100                                             6:00 pm

Kid’s Sack Meal                                                            6:30 pm

Shimmer                                                                      6:45 pm

Single and Parenting                                                  6:45 pm

Spark                                                                           6:45 pm

TeamKid                                                                     6:45 pm

Adult Choir                                                                 7:00 pm



Wednesday Night Dinner
2/1517 - 5:00-6:15pm – NEW TIME

This week’s menu:
 Chef Sampley’s Prize Winning HotBiscuits, Oven Roasted Cranberry Chicken, Homemade Mashed Cheese
Potatoes, Whole Kernel Corn, Chef Prescott’sTossed Green Salad, and
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies and Vanilla Ice Cream.



 "Single and Parenting" is needing help publicizing our program to various locations that single parents frequent.  Please contact Audrey Rose (918-557-7862) or Renita Swedberg (651-0425) with ideas of locations to place flyers or brochures. 



Friday, February 17-Saturday, February 18

Preteens Super Start



FBC Chili Cook Off   February 19 (noon)

The Chili Cook-Off will provide scholarships for youth to attend summer XMFuge mission camp in Glorieta, New Mexico.  Funds raised will provide full and partial scholarships based on individual student’s needs. Would you like to help? We need people to sign up to bring pots of chili. There will be prizes awarded to the makers of the best chili. Please contact Brandon or call the church office to sign up or for more information.



The Nominating Committee will start meeting soon to enlist replacements for committee members whose term has expired. Places are available on the following committees: Nominating, Finance, Legacy, Children’s, Properties, Library, Mission and Ministry, Public Relations, Personnel, Worship and Youth. If you have any interest in being considered to serve on one of the listed committees, contact Ron Lewis, Nominating Committee Chair –



 VBS Needs

If you have EMPTY paint cans, either the standard quart or gallon ones or the large (2 gallon) plastic ones – we have a need for some of those for VBS. MUST BE EMPTY.



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