First Connections March 17, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – March 17, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Matt. 6:19-21


Church Business Meeting, Sunday, March 19 at 6:00 pm

Business Meeting Agenda Items:

  • From the Nominating Committee: The Committee assignments for 2017-18 for church approval. 
  • As per the announcement at the March 12th Sunday Morning Service, the Personnel Committee would like to recommend that First Baptist Church nominate a committee to seek and review candidates for the Contemporary Worship Music Leader. This is a part time position.  The committee suggests approval of the following representative church members to serve on the committee:
  1. Mary Borum: Representing Worship Committee
  2. Pat Prescott: Representing Personnel Committee
  3. Aaron Hembree: Representing young adult
  4. Brandon Dyer: Representing middle adult
  5. Paul Stevens: Ex officio
  6. Mark Burnett: Ex Officio



Sunday Sermon, March 19; “Jesus in Our Midst”; Matthew 18:20;       Paul Stevens.



Meetings this week:

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

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


Wednesday, March 22

Church Dinner                                                             5:00 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 Dinner                                                        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

Chef Sampley’s Award Winning Hot Biscuits, Oven Glazed Orange and TeriyakiChicken, Mashed Potatoes, Pepper Gravy, Chef Prescott’s Green Salad, and Fresh Fruit.


  "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. 


 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.  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