First Connections February 17, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – February 17, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

“Pray then like this: Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our debts, As we also have forgiven our debtors; And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, for ever. Amen” Matt. 6:9-13



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.


Sunday Sermon, February 19; “Ministry of God’s Word”; II Timothy 3:16-17; Paul Stevens.



Meetings this coming week:

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

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

Nominating Committee                                       Feb. 19, 5:00 pm

Interest Meeting 2018 Youth Choir Trip           Feb. 26, 12:00 pm in Fellowship Hall

Budget Business Meeting                                    Feb. 26, 6:00 pm



Friday, February 17-Saturday, February 18

Preteens Super Start – Pray for our preteens this weekend.



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.



Wednesday, February 22:

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
5:00-6:15pm – NEW TIME

This week’s menu:
 Chef Sampley’s Award Winning Blue Ribbon HotBiscuits, Old Fashioned Pot Roast with Veggies, Pioneer Women Mashed Potatoes, Roast Gravy, Garden Fresh Salad by Chef Charles Prescott, and Yellow Cake



  "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. 



Pastor Search Committee

Nominations for the Pastor Search Committee will be accepted during the month of March.  Please pray about who you would nominate for this privilege.  More details to come.



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