FIRST CONNECTIONS – October 26, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.


I will rejoice in the Lord,

I will be joyful in God my Savior.

Habakkuk 3:18 (NIV)

Sermon, October 28, 2018

Extravagant Giving

John 12:1-11

Dr. Charles Kimball



Meetings this week:                                 

           Sunday, October 28              10:45 am   Morning Worship

                                                         12:00-3:00 pm   Fellowship at the Ford Family Farm

NO Sunday Evening Meetings or Activities


           Wednesday, October 31         6:00 pm   Youth Group

                                                           7:00 pm   Sanctuary Choir

NO Prayer Meeting, Children’s Activities or Evening Meal on Wednesday.


Fall Fellowship at the Ford Family Farm

This annual event will be this Sunday, October 28, 12:00 – 3:00 pm.  Because this event is immediately following the morning service, the day has been designated “casual Sunday.”  Dig out your jeans and casual clothes and come on down for Bible Study and worship before going out to the Fellowship at the Ford Family Farm.  Special features include a hayride, food, music, carnival games, 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

Deacon Ordination

On November 11, Dillon Sain will be ordained as a deacon.  The ordination council will convene at 4:30 pm followed by the ordination service at 6:00 pm.


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, a love offering is being collected from each church.  If you would like to participate in this offering you may do so this Sunday, October 28.  There will also be a retirement reception November 10, 2018, 4:00-6:00 pm at the Geiger Center, Oklahoma Baptist University. 


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. 


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.  

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