First Connections August 25, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – August 25, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

“And I tell you, Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”     Luke 11:9


Sermon, Sunday, August 27, 2017: “Paul’s Second Prayer”; Ephesians 3:14-21; Paul Stevens



Graeson Griffin has joined our church staff as part time Contemporary Worship Leader.  Graeson is a recent graduate of OBU where he completed two degrees, one in music and one in physics.  He brings a great love for ministry combined with a truly gifted musical knowledge to this worship service.  His picture will soon be added to our church webpage so you can recognize him and make him feel welcomed.


 Wednesday Night Dinner

Dinner will be served from 6pm- 7:15pm. People can stay after 7:15pm and eat in the Fellowship Hall. Cost: $7 for ages 12 to adult; $4 for ages 6-11; & $2 for ages 5 & under; family max is $20. *FREE kids sack dinners will be available for children who don't like or cannot afford the regular meal.

August 30 menu:

Memphis Style Ribs, Baked Beans, Fresh Corn on the Cobb, Potato Salad, Texas Toast, Garden Fresh Salad by Chef Charles Prescott, Cookies and Ice Cream

New Wednesday Night Fall Schedule

5:30                Prayer Meeting

5:30                Children's Choirs (ages 3-6th grade)

6:00                Wednesday Night Dinner

6:00                Mission Friends (ages 3-5)

6:15                TeamKid (1st-3rd grade)

6:15                SPARK (4th-6th grade)

6:45                Youth Shimmer (7th-12th grade)

7:00                Sanctuary Choir rehearsal

Also coming soon:

Children's Handbells, Wednesday Nights 5pm-5:30pm, starting September 6.


Baby Shower for Meredith, Brandon and Baby Boy McClure

Sunday, September 10, 1:30 - 3:00 pm, Come and Go - In the FBC Children's Area - They are registered at Target.



For the past four years, First Baptist has supplied tutors to Horace Mann Elementary and Jefferson Elementary.  Tutoring will begin the week after Labor Day.  If you are a returning tutor, you just need to contact your teacher and work out your schedule.  If you have not participated in tutoring but would like to do so, please contact Pat Prescott.  This is a wonderful ministry that benefits children and teachers both!  Come join us!


A Hand Up Hygiene Drive- Through Aug 30:

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 basic hygiene needs or you can also look at the list of items on the side of each box. 


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