FIRST CONNECTIONS – July 28, 2017
First Baptist Church Shawnee
Be Disciples. Make Disciples.
“And he said to them, “When you pray, say: “Father, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread; and forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive every one who is indebted to us; and lead us not into temptation.” Luke 11:2-4 (RSV)
First Baptist Church Sisters in Christ – Movie Night – July 29, 7:00 pm in Fellowship Hall.
Sermon, Sunday, July 30, 2017: “Paul’s Prayer to the Ephesians”; Ephesians 1:15-23; 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.
Teacher School Supply Drive
July 16-August 20
We all know that teachers spend a lot of their own money to get extra supplies for their classrooms. We feel our church members would like to give back to teachers by helping with some of the supplies teachers find themselves running out of. We will be contacting our teachers here at FBC for their supply lists, but in the meantime, below is a list of ideas. There are bins to put your donations in at the Welcome Center. Thank you for helping support our teachers.
Color 8 1/2 x 11
Col. ruled paper
Wide ruled paper
Dry erase markers
Wet wipes- lots
Wide ruled spiral notebooks
Pocket folders with brads
Gal. size Baggies
XL cotton balls
(No peanut butter)
LAST POOL PARTY!
Wednesday, August 2, from 5:30pm-7pm at the Field family pool.
Children's Sunday School Promotion
We will promote our children to the next Sunday School class on August 6th. They will start in their old room and move up to the new room during the Sunday School hour. You can pick them up in their new room. This will affect:
· Children entering Pre-K
· Children entering 4th grade
· Children entering 7th grade
Children and Youth Bible Presentation
Bible Presentations for Children entering 1st grader and Children entering 7th graders will occur August 13th.
Family Promise will be at First Baptist Church Aug. 6 – Aug. 12
If you would like to help out, please look for a sign-up sheet on the church office window.
A Hand Up Hygiene Drive:
There are boxes located in the church office to collect hygiene drive items. The drive is sponsored by TEEM: “an interfaith 501 (C) (3) nonprofit organization that is dedicated to breaking the cycles of incarceration and poverty through education, personal development, and work readiness training.” Kris Steele called the church and asked permission to place these boxes. If you would like to donate, the items are just basis hygiene needs or you can also look at the list of items on the side of each box.
New Wednesday Night Fall Schedule
Starting August 23
Dinner will be served from 6pm- 7:15pm. People can stay after 7:15pm and eat in the Fellowship Hall.
Cost for dinner: $7 for ages 12 to adult; $4 for ages 6-11; and $2 for ages 5 and under.
PLEASE RSVP if you will be coming to dinner! Call Mary at 275-6111.
*FREE kids sack dinners will be available for children who don't like or cannot afford the regular meal.
August 23 will be roast.
Prayer Meeting will be from 5:30pm - 6:15pm
5:00pm-5:30pm – Handbells (3rd grade and older only)
5:30pm - 6:15pm – Children’s Choirs for 1st - 6th grade
6:15pm-7:00 pm – Children's Discipleship:
· TeamKid (1st, 2nd and 3rd grade)
· SPARK (4th, 5th, and 6th grade)
School age kids can go to dinner after programs are over at 7pm.
Parents can get food for their families anytime from 6pm-7:15pm.
Preschool - (ages 3, 4, and 5 years old)
5:30-6:00pm - Preschool Choir
6pm-6:30pm - Mission Friends
· The preschool kids and their families can go to dinner with their families as soon as Mission Friends is over at 6:30pm. Parents can get food for their families anytime from 6pm-7:15pm.
· There will be a nursery for kids Kindergarten and younger after 6:30. Nursery before 6:30pm is available by request. (contact Elaine Hawkins 613-1937.)
YOUTH -7th-12th GRADE
ADULT CHOIR REHEARSAL - 7pm
Mark, Cari, and Calloway Burnett
900 Legacy Park Drive Apt #1216
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Teller Help Needed
We have a committee which is called the Tellers, whose sole purpose is to count the offerings, make out the deposit forms, and get the money to the bank weekly. We are in need of someone as a back-up Teller, just in case someone (like Mary) is having health difficulties and cannot be there. It would just be an occasional job and full training is provided – although none of it is very difficult. Call Mary – 275-6111 – if you are interested or if you would like more info.
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 websitewww.firstshawnee.com/give for more details.
Instant Church Directory App
This is a reminder that our Pictorial Directory that was put together a few years back has an app that you can easily use on your smart phone. With this app, you can look up fellow church members, their addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, etc. It is very handy to have. Here is how: 1) Just make sure that you have a current, working email address that has been entered into the pictorial directory information; if you are not sure about this, just call Mary and we can figure it out. 2) Go to your app store on your smart phone and download the free app named “Instant Church Directory” . 3) The app will prompt you to create and enter a password. That’s all there is to it, but if it is still daunting, swing on by the office & we’ll try to help you with it.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org) Thank you! Mary