First Connections May 5, 2017


First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

“…But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. For the Son of man also came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:43b-45



Sermon, Sunday, May 7, 2017: “What about the Future?”; Matthew 16:16-20; Paul Stevens



Senior Adult Sunday and Luncheon, May 7



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, May 7. 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.



Meetings this week:

Ladies Tea Party Planning                        Sun, May 7, 4:30 pm

Church Council                                      Mon, May 8, 11:30 am

Finance Committee                                Wed, May 10, 5:15 pm

Personnel Committee                              Sun, May 14, 4:00 pm



Family Promise will be at our church May 7 – 13

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



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 17

5:15                 Finance Committee Meeting

5:30-7:00         Children’s Choirs Pizza Party (Weigant Park)

6:00                 Prayer Meeting in Room A-100

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

7:00                 SPARK in the Park (Weigant Park)

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.

(See the beautiful attachment!)


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