First Connections February 3, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – February 3, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by men. Truly, I say to you, they have their reward. But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you. Matthew 6:5-6



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 February 1.

Message 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 5: Love and Obedience, John 14:21; Paul Stevens



Sunday Evening Schedule (February 5):

College Super Bowl Party at the Burnett’s Home         5:30 pm

Youth Super Bowl Party in the Youth Room                 5:30 pm

Evening Service                                                                6:00 pm


Other Meetings this week:

Church Council Meeting                                    Monday, Feb. 6, 11:30 am

Finance Committee Meeting                             Wednesday, Feb. 8, 5:15 pm

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

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


Wednesday, February 8:

Church Dinner                                               5:00 pm –6:15 pm

Young Ringers                                                                5:00 pm

Finance Committee Meeting                                        5:15 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
2/8/17 - 5:00-6:15pm – NEW TIME

This week’s menu:
 Chef Sampley’s Blue Ribbon Hot Biscuits, Chicken Fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Cream Gravy,
Southern Style Seasoned Green Beans, and Pineapple Upside Down 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. 



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.



Family Promise

Family Promise will be here the week of Feb. 5– Feb. 11. If you are able to help in any way please sign-up on the sheet posted on the church office window.



Mark Your Calendars!   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.



Arlington Mission Trip, over Spring Break (March 12-16)

This trip is open to any church members and we would like to see some family units serve together this week! If you are at all interested in going on this trip, please let Brandon know or contact the church office for more information. Right now, we need to get an idea of how many may be interested.



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