First Connections September 15, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – September 15, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

“Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God. Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows.” Luke 12:6-7


Sermon, Sunday, September 17, 2017: “Put Off and Put On”; Ephesians 4:17- 24; Paul Stevens


Starting today: The Order of Services for both the Traditional and the Contemporary worship services are attached to the email - see the bottom of the page.



Youth Choir Begins!
Attention all 7-12 graders!  Youth choir is back!  Meeting at 5:00PM Sunday afternoons in the choir room.  Eric Yoder, an OBU Senior will be leading the choir.  He is very excited about meeting all of you and about the music you will be doing this year.  If you haven’t been in youth choir before, this is a great time to start!  Also, if you play an instrument, be sure and let him know!


Women’s Fall Bible Study Has Begun!

Discerning the Voice of God” by Priscilla Shirer

This is a 7 week study that will help us learn how to recognize when God speaks. It invites you to explore a more intimate relationship with Him one that can make hearing Him, His will, His heart and His voice, your ongoing experience.

There are two opportunities to get involved in this study. One group meets at 7:00 pm at Dee Ann Schroyer’s home on Tuesday nights, beginning Sep 12. The morning group meets at 9:00 am on Wednesdays, beginning Sep 13, in the Church Parlor. (PLEASE NOTE THE DAY CHANGE.)

Hope you can join in one of these – books will be $13.00.


 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.

New Wednesday Night Fall Schedule

5:00                Children’s Handbells

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


Senior Adult Luncheon

At Golden Corral, noon on Thursday, September 21



Meetings on the Calendar:

Pastor Search Committee                   Thurs, Sep 21, 2:00 pm

Fall Festival Meeting                          Sun, Sep 21, 6:30 pm

Deacons’ Meeting                               Sun, Sep 24, 8:30 am

Public Relations Committee               Sun, Sep 24, 9:00 am

Business Meeting                                Sun, Sep 24, 6:00 pm


Church Business Meeting

Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 6:00 pm

Personnel Committee will be bringing a recommendation.


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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