First Connections June 16, 2017


First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.


I thank my God upon every remembrance of you… Phil. 1:3


Sermon, Sunday, June 18, 2017: “God’s Agenda or My Agenda”; Philippians 2:5-11; Paul Stevens



Contemporary Worship Service

We now 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.



Yahweh Yoga is back!

Meeting at 5:00 pm on Sundays in Fellowship Hall.



There will be no evening worship this coming Sunday, June 18, due to Father’s Day.



Wednesday activities, June 21

7:00 am           Prayer in Fellowship Hall

5:30 pm           Children’s Pool Party at the Town and Country Pool, 1821 N Pennsylvania

6:00 pm           Prayer Meeting in Room A-100

7:00 pm           Sanctuary Choir



Business Meeting

Deacons’ Meeting (8:30 am) and Business Meeting (6:00 pm) will both be held on June 25.

Agenda item for Business Meeting:

From Trustees: We are asking the church to add additional insurance to it's Brotherhood mutual policy for non-owned vehicles. $65  a year so we can get vans to go to CrossTimbers Children's camp.



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



VBS Traveling Teachers!

Please attend one of these two 30-minute meetings: Thursday morning at 10 AM or Sunday evening at 5 PM. Every traveling teacher needs to attend one of these meetings! Please let Elaine know if you cannot come to one of these meetings and she'll schedule a time to give you the information. 




June 26-29,  9:00 am to Noon

We will take children who are entering pre-K through entering sixth grade. 




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 – Town and Country pool

July 12 – Town and Country pool

July 19 –  Thanks Tony McMurry!

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