First Connections March 3, 2017


First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

…first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck that is in your brother’s eye. Luke 6:42b



Sunday Sermon, March 5; “Powerful Prayer”; John 15:7; Paul Stevens.



Yahweh Yoga will not meet this coming Sunday, March 5 - See you the next week!



Meetings this week:

Church Budget Vote (without discussion) Sunday, March 5 in am worship

Church Council Meeting                                   Monday, March 6, 11:30 am

Finance Committee Meeting                                     Wed. March 8, 5:15 pm

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



Saturday, March 4

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



Wednesday, March 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
5:00-6:15pm – NEW TIME

 3/8/17: Chef Sampley’s Delicious Blue Ribbon Winning Biscuits, World Famous Pepper Gravy, Hash Brown Potatoes, Scrambled Eggs, Grilled Sausage Links, Pancakes and Pigs in a Blanket by Chef Prescott.

 "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. 



Daylight Savings Begins-March 12



Senior Adult Dinner

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



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.



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