First Connections February 24, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – February 24, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to me shall not hunger, and he who believes in me shall never thirst.” John 6:35


 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, Feb. 26; “Good Success”; Joshua 1:8; Paul Stevens.



Meetings this coming week:

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

Budget Business Meeting                             Feb. 26, 6:00 pm

Properties Committee Meeting                    Mar. 1, 4:00 pm


 Saturday, March 4

Mission Ignition in OKC

Please keep Elaine and our Children’s ministry in your prayers.



Wednesday, March 1:

Properties Committee Meeting                                  4:00 pm

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:
 Hot Garlic Sicilian Bread by Chef Sampley, Spaghetti with Meat Sauce,
Vegetarian Lasagna, Fresh Salad by Chef Prescott, Sugar Cookies and Special Fruit Salad.

  "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.


Legacy Ministry

The FBC Legacy Ministry provides opportunity to invest in the future ministry of FBC through gifts that become a part of our Legacy Ministry Fund.  The Fund provides a cash distribution each year which is used to fund needs that are outside the annual budget.  The Legacy Ministry Committee is currently seeking input on how best to invest the current year distribution of $2,227.21 in FBC ministries.  In past years we have funded needs in the nursery and children’s areas, provided scholarships for youth activities, and funded ministry interns.   If you have a request, please submit it to the church office in writing by Sunday, March 26, 2017.  The Legacy Committee will review the requests and bring a recommendation to the church.  If you would like more information about the FBC Legacy Ministry and how you can impact the ministry of FBC beyond your lifetime, please contact the church office.


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