FIRST CONNECTIONS – October 19, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.


And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus,

giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Colossians 3:17 (ESV)

Sermon, October 21, 2018:

Satisfying the Insatiable Appetite of Gluttony

Selected Scriptures

Dr. Charles Kimball


Meetings this week:                                 

            Sunday, October 21               10:45 am    Morning Worship and Lord’s Supper

                                                                4:00 pm      Missions Committee

                                                                 6:00 pm     Business Meeting

Wednesday, October 24         5:00 pm     Young Ringers Handbells

                                                                5:30 pm     Prayer Meeting

                                                              5:00 pm     Children's Choir

                                                                6:00 pm     Wednesday Night Dinner

                                                                                  Youth Group

                                                                                  Mission Friends

                                                                6:15 pm     Children’s Discipleship

                                                                7:00 pm     Sanctuary Choir


Fall Fellowship Next Sunday

“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 bring a side dish or dessert to share and bring your own lawn chair.  You may register by calling the church office at (405)275-6111 or you can register online.


Ministry Opportunity

Soccer Clinics, October 27 for boys and girls ages 4-6 (9:00 am) and ages 7-9 (10:30 am) will be conducted by the YMCA on our new soccer field which is located across the street from the church.  There will be one more practice day on November 3.  Do you love soccer?  Do you love children?  We need your help on these two Saturdays if this is to be a success.  Please call the church office (275-6111) or Elaine Allison (693-9236) if you can help.

News from Oklahoma, the Nation and the World

Free copies of the Baptist Messenger are available on the table in the Welcome Center to help you stay up-to-date on news from churches in our state, from across our nation and from around the globe.

Wednesday Night Dinner

Please RSVP if you plan on attending any dinners, so we can get an accurate idea of how much food will need to be prepared.

 October 24th Menu – Breakfast for Dinner

Chef Sampley’s Homemade Hot Rolls

Orange-Cranberry Chicken

Pioneer Woman Mashed Potatoes

White Peppered Gravy

Fresh Green Beans

Fall Roasted Vegetables

Chef Prescott’s Hand-crafted Tossed Salad with Choice of 6 Dressings

Banana Pudding

Coffee, Iced Tea, and Lemonade


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.


Opportunity for Service

We are seeking someone to fill the position of Church Clerk.  If this place of service fits your gifts, we need you!  Please contact one of the Nominating Committee members:  Charles Hawkins, Katie Ford, Eddie Hurt, Gordon Richards or Robbie Henson.


BGCO Annual Meeting

The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) annual meeting will be November 12, 6:00 pm - November 13, 5:00 pm at First Baptist Church, Edmond (1300 Southeast 33rd Street, Edmond, OK  73013).  If you would like to serve as a messenger, please contact the church office.


Special Recognition

Dr. Russell Cook has announced his retirement as Director of Mission of the Pottawatomie-Lincoln Baptist Association effective December 31, 2018.  He has faithfully served in this position for 22 years.  Out of love and appreciation for his service, an offering is being collected from each church.  If you would like to participate in this offering you may do so on Sunday, October 21 or 28.  There will also be a retirement reception November 10, 2018, 4:00-6:00 pm at the Geiger Center, Oklahoma Baptist University.