FIRST CONNECTIONS – October 12, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.


Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart

in full assurance of faith.

Hebrews 10:22 (NIV)


Sermon, October 14, 2018:

Overcoming Sloth

Proverbs 6:6-11 & Selected Scriptures

Dr. Charles Kimball


Meetings this week:                                 

Personnel Committee                     3:00 pm, Tuesday, October 16

Finance Committee                         4:00 pm, Tuesday, October 16

Prayer Meeting                                 5:30 pm, Wednesday, October 17

Youth Group                                     6:00 pm, Wednesday, October 17

Fall Break:   No Children’s Activities, Wednesday, October 17

No Wednesday Night Dinner, Wednesday, October 17


Fall Fellowship Coming Soon

Our annual “Fall Fellowship at the Ford Family Farm” will be Sunday, October 28, 12:00 – 3:00 pm.  Special features include a hayride, food, carnival games, music and roasting marshmallows around the bonfire.  Children are encouraged to dress up in friendly, family appropriate costumes.  Please register by calling the church office at (405)275-6111 or you can register online.

Revitalization Roadmap Approved

At last Sunday’s Called Business Meeting the proposed Roadmap to Revitalization was approved by a vote count of 66 “yes” votes and 20 “no” votes.

Fire Prevention Month

October is Fire Prevention Month.  Please inspect your areas of responsibility in the church building to ensure any debris is removed from storage rooms, closets and classrooms.  We will inspect areas later to determine if additional attention is needed. -- The Properties Committee

Missing Women’s Bible Study kit “Esther”

The Women’s Ministry is missing one of their past Bible Study kits: a Beth Moore study called “Esther”.  If you know where this might be, please call the office. Kit can be returned to the church office.


Hospitality Team Leader and Church Clerk

The Nominating Committee is looking for a new Team Leader for the Hospitality Team.  The Team Leader is needed right away to help the Hospitality Team in the Fall Festival planning.  We are also seeking someone to fill the position of Church Clerk.  If these places of service fit your gifts, we need you!  Please contact one of the Nominating Committee members:  Charles Hawkins, Katie Ford, Eddie Hurt, Gordon Richards or Robbie Henson.


 Celebrate Recovery

Preparations are now being made for starting First Baptist's Celebrate Recovery program in January.  Celebrate Recovery is a Christ centered program based on the 12 Steps and the Eight Principles from the Beatitudes in Matthew 5. There are many ways you can help us as we start:  1) Please be sharing this news with others in the Shawnee area, and 2) please be praying about  your role in starting this ministry.  Your support will bless us and you will receive a blessing as well.  If you have questions, please call Audrey Rose 918-557-7862, or Ray Rose 918-557-7863.


Baptist Messenger

For those interested in keeping up with Baptist news, copies of the Baptist Messenger are available at the Welcome Center.


 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!