First Connections September 8, 2017

FIRST CONNECTIONS – September 8, 2017

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

And Jesus cried out and said, “He who believes in me, believes not in me but in him who sent me. And he who sees me sees him who sent me. I have come as light into the world, that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness.” John 12:44-46


Sermon, Sunday, September 10, 2017: “Unity in Diversity”; Ephesians 4:7-16; Paul Stevens



The Pastor Search Committee invites you to complete a survey regarding what characteristics you believe are most important in the next pastor of First Baptist Church.  The surveys will be available in the traditional service, the contemporary service and at the Welcome Center until September 10.  Please leave the completed surveys in the boxes located in the auditorium vestibule, at the Welcome Center or at the Fellowship Hall door.  You may also leave them in the offertory plate.  Please continue to pray with us that God will prepare our next pastor for us and that He will make us sensitive to His leading in finding that person.  

Thank you! The Pastor Search Committee


Youth Choir Begins!
Attention all 7-12 graders!  Starting September 10th youth choir will again be meeting at 5:00PM Sunday afternoon 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 Starts Next Week!

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 will be two opportunities to get involved in this study. One group will meet at 7:00 pm at Dee Ann Schroyer’s home on Tuesday nights, beginning Sep 12. The morning group will meet 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.

September 13: Breakfast for Dinner


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


Meetings on the Calendar:

Personnel Committee Mtg.             Sunday, Sep 10, 4:00 pm

Youth Choir Meeting                       Sunday, Sep 10, 5:00 pm

Church Council Meeting1              Monday, Sep 11, 11:30 am

Properties Committee Mtg.             Wednesday, Sep 13, 4:00 pm

Finance Committee Mtg.                 Wednesday, Sep 13, 5:15 pm

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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