First Connections July 7, 2017


First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

“Which commandment is the first of all?” Jesus answered, “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”                   Mark 12: 28b-31


Sermon, Sunday, July 9, 2017: “According to Jesus”; Matthew 9:35-37; Charles Townsend


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 – Mary.


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.


Meetings this week:

Sunday, July 9, 4:00 pm                                             Personnel

Wednesday, July 12, 4:00 pm                                    Properties

Wednesday, July 12, 5:15 pm                                        Finance


Camps This Week

Please pray for those traveling to Youth Camp (leaving Monday morning) and to Children’s Camp (leaving Friday morning); more details are on the attached prayer sheet.



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.



First Baptist Church Sisters in Christ – Movie Night - July 29, 7:00 pm in Fellowship Hall.



Contribution Statements

The January-June 2017 Contribution Statements are ready to be picked up in the Welcome Center.  If you would like your statement mailed please let us know by calling the church office at 275-6111.


 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 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