First Connections June 9, 2017


First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

“…Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.” Matt. 5:44-45


Sermon, Sunday, June 11, 2017: “The Blessings of Men or the Blessings of God”; 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.



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


Saturday, June 10:
Travel Day

Sunday, June 11:
6:00 PM Reflection Service


Yahweh Yoga is back!

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


Wednesday activities, June 14

7:00 am           Prayer in Fellowship Hall

3:00 pm           Personnel Committee Meeting

5:15 pm           Finance Committee Meeting

5:30 pm           Children’s Pool Party at the Cragin’s, 68 Sonata

6:00 pm           Prayer Meeting in Room A-100

7:00 pm           Sanctuary Choir


Senior Adult Installation and Luncheon Change

The place and date/time of the Senior Adult Installation/Luncheon has been changed. This will now be on Friday, June 16 at noon at Golden Corral.



The upcoming church business meeting is wrongly advertised in this Sunday’s bulletin as June 18 – however Deacons’ Meeting and Business Meeting will both be held on June 25. Apologies for any misunderstanding!


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 – 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

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