First Connections January 19, 2018

FIRST CONNECTIONS – January 19, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.


“…Every one to whom much is given, of him will much be required; and of him to whom men commit much they will demand the more.” Luke 12:48b



Sermon, Sunday January 21, 2018:

“Spiritual Armor, Part 1”

Ephesians 6:14-15

Paul Stevens



In accordance with church bylaws, the Finance Committee hereby notifies church membership that capital improvement expenditures in excess of 5% of the annual church budget (or more than $32,866) are needed.  The church must replace 5 HVAC units and any necessary electrical upgrades.


Meetings this Sunday

Deacon’s Meeting this coming Sunday, January 21 at 8:30 am. Church Business Meeting will be held in the Sanctuary also this Sunday, Jan. 21 – at 6:00 pm.


Contribution Statements are now ready to be picked up in the Welcome Center.



Wednesday Night Dinner

The heating situation in Fellowship Hall is being addressed in as timely a manner as possible. However, we are not sure how warm it will be next Wednesday – therefore, the staff will make a decision closer to time (next Monday) and then we will email you all to let you know if there will be dinner or not. Thank you.



Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace

Class will be Monday evenings at 6:00pm, starting on January 22nd.  This is a nine week course focusing on creating a budget, getting out of debt and planning for the future. Limited spots are available. Cost is $50.  If you would like to participate in this class contact Julie at or 405-432-9093. We hope that you are able to take this journey with us. Our lives have been dramatically changed by this class and we are excited that the church is supporting this opportunity. (This class typically costs $129.)  



From the Pastor Search Committee

The Pastor Search Committee is continuing its work. While we have not yet committed, we are focusing on only one candidate at this time. We believe this is a very important time in the life of First Baptist Church.  We are being very careful, intentional and prayerful so that we can discern God's plan. We appreciate your patience and your prayers very much!  



Celebrate Recovery (Step–Study Groups Now Forming)   

Starts back up on January 4 (Thursday – 7:00 pm.) If you have any questions about this program you may call Audrey at 918-557-7862, Ray at 918-557-7863, Mary at 275-6111, or Mark at 765-4759.  All inquiries will be handled confidentially.


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 website 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