First Connections April 28, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – April 28, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

“No one after lighting a lamp covers it with a vessel, or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a stand, that those who enter may see the light.  Luke 8:16


Sermon, Sunday, April 30, 2017: “Be Disciples. Make Disciples.”; Matthew 28:18-20; Paul Stevens


Yahweh Yoga

Jamie needs to cancel the class for a few weeks starting this coming Sunday, Apr. 30. When class is resumed, you can see updates on the church calendar (at web site) or on the First Connections.


Children’s Choir Spring Program, April 30, 6:00 pm

“Be Strong in the Lord”



Meetings this week:

Saturday, April 29, 8:30 am                Deacons’ Prayer Retreat

Wednesday, May 3, 4:00 pm                   Properties Committee



Comments Please:

In preparation for our contemporary worship service, the Worship Committee would like your input. See the attached Contemporary Worship Service Questionnaire, which will also be available in the bulletin and at the Welcome Center this Sunday, April 30. There is a box for filled-in questionnaires at the Welcome Center. Below is the link to the online questionnaire if you would rather do it that way.



New Prayer Group

Wednesdays at 7 AM

This is an open to all prayer group which meets in Fellowship Hall for prayer. Where four are gathered in His name…. we pray for the church in many areas. We admit that we need God’s help and blessing for our church, it’s work in the community and abroad, unity, and to find His will for our future.



Wednesday evening activities, May 3

4:00             Properties Meeting

5:30-7:00    Children’s Choirs Party

6:00             Prayer Meeting in Room A-100

6:45            Single and Parenting

6:45            Shimmer

7:00            SPARK in the Park

7:00            Sanctuary Choir


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. 


Senior Adult Sunday and Luncheon, May 7



 Family Promise will be at our church May 7 – 13

There is a sign-up sheet on the church office window.



Vacation Bible School Needs

(For VBS, June 26-29)

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



We are looking forward to our Pool Parties with a Purpose for the kids through 6th grade on Wednesday nights this summer! To help with costs, we would love for any church member who has a pool in their backyard to volunteer to host 1 pool party this summer. 

Here are the dates we need pools, from 5:30pm-7pm each night:

June 7 – Thank you DeeAnn Schroyer!

June 14 – Thank you to the Cragins!

June 21

July 12

July 19

July 26

August 2 – Thank you Field family!

The church will provide all food and drinks, and also a lifeguard for the event.


Service Opportunity

The Pastoral Care department at St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital offers training and mentoring in caring for others, especially those who are ill.  They are looking for volunteers to assist with basic hospital visitation.  While no experience is necessary, a demonstrated commitment to a faith community and an availability of 2-3 hours per week are required.

If you would like to know more, please contact Chaplain Bill Simpson.  He can be reached at 878-8129 or .



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