First Connections June 2, 2017


First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

“And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.” Mark 11:25


Sermon, Sunday, June 4, 2017: “Life in the Spirit”; I Corinthians 2:9-16; Paul Stevens


 Contemporary Worship Service

Starting this coming Sunday, June 4, we will have a Contemporary Worship Service in Fellowship Hall at 10:45 am, going on at the same time as the Traditional Worship Service in the Sanctuary.  As we begin adjusting to some new logistics that come with this, we will be forgoing the Children's Sermon for the summer. Nursery and Kid's Chapel also available for the new service.



Youth Choir Mission Tour

New Orleans, Louisiana

June 5-11, 2017

Pray for Us!


Emily Brock, Audrey Hawkins, Chris Hawkins, Caleb Jennings,
Luke Presley, Megan Presley, Malachi Swedberg,
Matthew Swedberg, Emily Tiger, Olivia Stobbe


Carol Ann Bell, Cari Burnett,
Mark Burnett, Jo Lewis, Ron Lewis, Brandon McClure


Monday, June 5:
Travel Day

Tuesday, June 6:
Ozanam Inn Homeless Shelter
Café Reconcile
Poydras Home Retirement Community

Wednesday, June 7:
Global Maritime Ministries
Sunrise of Metairie Senior Living
Parkview Baptist Church
Airline Baptist Church

Thursday, June 8:
Mississippi River Wharf
French Quarter

Friday, June 9:
Second Harvest Food Bank
New Orleans Mission

Saturday, June 10:
Travel Day

Sunday, June 11:
6:00 PM Reflection Service


Church Council Meeting, Monday, June 5, 11:30 am in Room A-100


 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, June 7

5:30                 Children’s Pool Party at DeeAnn Schroyer’s pool.

6:00                 Prayer Meeting in Room A-100


For Your Information

  • Chai Tea - Some of you ladies inquired about the chai tea powder mix that was used for the recent Tea Party. Jamie is willing to place an order to buy some for whomever wanted it, it's $10 per bag (20 servings). Please contact her if you would like some.
  • LOST AND FOUND - We do not have an official lost and found here at the FBC office – however, things do accumulate of course. For several Wednesday nights, I will display these things in the Work Room (across from the church office) and you may come rescue your valuables. Also, anytime you like you may call the office at 275-6111 and inquire about things you are missing or just stop by and I will show you our stash. The plan as of right now is to hold onto Bibles, keys, prescription glasses or anything else crucial as long as needed, but – I plan to take cups, jackets, sunglasses, costume jewelry, etc. to Goodwill or Salvation Army by the end of June, if they have not been picked up by anyone. Thanks, Mary
  • Children’s Story Tellers for Sunday School - Starting this Sunday, there will be a sign-up sheet on the church office window for anyone with interest in being a Children’s Summer Story Teller. This activity will take from 10-10:15 each Sunday morning this summer. The stories will be from the Psalms.


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 –  DeeAnn Schroyer, 1509 Hunter's Ridge, Shawnee

June 14 – John and Becky Cragin, 68 Sonata, Shawnee

June 21 – Town and Country pool, 1821 N Pennsylvania, Shawnee

July 12 – Town and Country pool, 1821 N Pennsylvania, Shawnee

July 19 - Tony McMurry, 1310 Nottingham Circle, Shawnee

July 26

August 2 – Jesse and Susan Field, 1104 Oakmont Circle

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


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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