First Connections March 10, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – March 10, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

And he sat down and called the twelve; and he said to them, “If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.” Mark 9:35



Daylight Savings Begins-March 12-“Spring Forward”

Don’t forget to set your clocks forward one hour Sat. at bedtime.



Sunday Sermon, March 12; “When Prayer Changes Me”; Phil. 4:6-7; Paul Stevens.



Yahweh Yoga will not meet this coming Sunday, March 12 - See you the next week (March 19)!



Meetings this coming week:

 Personnel Committee Meeting             Sun, March 12, 4:00 pm       

 Senior Adult Council Meeting          Thurs, March 16, 10:00 am

 Deacons’ Meeting                                  Sun, March 19, 8:30 am

 Church Business Meeting                    Sun, March 19, 6:00 pm

    Business meeting Agenda item: From the Nominating Committee: The Committee assignments for 2017-18 for church approval.



 Wednesday, March 15:

Prayer Meeting in A-100                                             6:00 pm

Adult Choir                                                                   7:00 pm



Wednesday Night Dinner
 3/15/17: No meal this week due to Spring Break



 "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. NO CLASS THIS WEEK DUE TO SPRING BREAK – WILL RESUME ON MARCH 22.



Senior Adult Dinner

Senior Adults are having a dinner on Thursday March 16 at 5:30 pm at Primrose.  A signup sheet is posted on the church window. Cost is $8 per person and needs to be paid by March 14.



 HELP NEEDED – volunteer to chair the Funeral Luncheon Ministry Team.



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.  Please see the attachment: “Search Committee Info Sheet” for the guidelines/schedule of the nomination process.

Nominations are to be turned in to Mary, in the church office.



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.



VBS Needs

Loaners: Drafting/architect’s table; old work bench; water cooler jug (empty); toy tools.  Also one or two large peg boards (4’ X 6’ or so); but these will be painted on one side.

Non-returnables: empty paint cans; metal coffee cans; electric tooth brushes; carpet tubes; old Slinkys. None of the above have to be nice or in good condition.



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