First Connections May 12, 2017


First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.” Matt. 6:24


Sermon, Sunday, May 14, 2017: “Behold a Rattling”;

Ezekiel 37:1-14; Jonathan Singleton

Don’t forget – Sunday will be Mother’s Day and Graduate Recognition.

There will be no activities at the church Sunday evening.


Meetings upcoming:

Children’s Leaders                                     Wed, May 17, 5:15 pm

Deacons                                                      Sun, May 21, 8:30 am

Youth Choir/Parents                                  Sun, May 21, 5:00 pm

Church Business                                        Sun, May 21, 6:00 pm

       Church Business Meeting Agenda:

·         Legacy Committee: proposal to use $1350 of our 2017

                 Legacy Distribution to help with costs of a Fall 2017 College Ministry Student retreat.

·         Properties Committee: a motion to raise the deductible on our

                 Ministry First Property Protection insurance through Brotherhood Mutual.


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 & abroad, unity, & to find His will for our future.


Wednesday evening activities, May 17

5:15                 Children’s Leaders Mtg.

6:00                 Prayer Meeting in Room A-100

6:45                 Shimmer (7th – 12th grades)

7:00                 Sanctuary Choir



First Baptist Church Women’s Sunday Tea

May 21st     12:00 – 2:00

Fellowship Hall

Dress up Tea Party with light lunch.

Wear your fancy hat.

Young girls welcome too – bring your daughter.

Ruth Stevens, guest speaker.


Youth Garage Sale

Mark your calendars! May 26 and 27 in the FBC Pavilion area


Donations are now being accepted; please take donations to the west end of Fellowship Hall and place on the table marked for this use. If you have large items that need to be transported, call the church office and we will try our best to help out!  (275-6111)



Anniversary Announcement

Lloyd and Nelda Lewis

Married 65 years as of May 28

They have 2 daughters, 3 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren

(Submitted by Becky Greer, daughter)

Here is their address if you would like to send a card:

1009 Anna Kay, Chandler, OK74834



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.



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