First Connections May 19, 2017


First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” John 8:31b-32


Sermon, Sunday, May 21, 2017: “God’s Good Plan for You”; Jeremiah 29:11-13; Paul Stevens


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.


Meetings this Sunday:

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 24

6:00                 Prayer Meeting in Room A-100

7:00                 Sanctuary Choir



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



Pre-Teen Trip to WhiteWater Bay

On Friday, June 2 we will take our Preteens to WhiteWater Bay! (Kids who have completed 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grades.) Kids can come with or without a parent, but families and friends can come too! We will leave the church at 12:30pm and return by 6:30pm. We have a great rate of $19 per ticket to enter (It's usually $28.99-$38.99!!) If you need help paying for this, just let me know. Otherwise, just pay when you arrive at church for the event on June 2.

The church vans will park free if you want to ride them, or you can take your own car and pay $9 to park.

FOOD: Please eat lunch before you come, if you want a lower cost. Optional: You can send money with your child to buy lunch/snacks there. We can also take a cooler and bring it in for a snack time around 3:30pm.

Please sign up ASAP, if you have not already done so. Also, if you find you cannot go, let me know ASAP. I have to order tickets ahead of time. I'm looking forward to this fun time of fellowship with the kids and families!  (Elaine Hawkins)



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!

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.



Misplaced Equipment

A piece of equipment belonging to First Baptist Church has recently been borrowed by folks unknown. We sure don’t mind church members using stuff for First Baptist business; it would really help though if it could be returned to the place it was borrowed from (a locked closet.) This was a hose reel containing about 200’ of hose. Bill Folks needs it for work he does around here on a regular basis. Please call Mary at the church if you can help with this mystery.




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