FIRST CONNECTIONS – October 5, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.


You will go out with in joy and be led forth in peace;

the mountains and hills will burst into song before you,

and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.

Isaiah 55:12 (NIV)


Sermon, October 7, 2018:

Curing the Green Disease of Envy

1 Samuel 18:1-16

Dr. Charles Kimball


Meetings this week:                                 

Church Council                                11:30 am Monday, October 8

Personnel Committee                     3:00 pm Tuesday, October 9

Finance Committee                         4:00 pm Tuesday, October 9

Prayer Meeting                                 5:30 pm Wednesday, October 10


Church Revitalization

10/7 - 12pm  Called Business Meeting to Vote on "A Roadmap to Revitalization for FBC: 12 Strategies" without discussion immediately after morning worship.


Fall Festival Coming Soon

Our annual “Fall Festival 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.


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.


Senior Adult Cookout

The annual Senior Adult Cookout will be this Thursday, October 11, 6:00pm at the home of Bob and Elaine Allison, 8 Bingham Court.  Please bring a large side dish plus $2 for the cost of meat and drinks.


Baptist Messenger

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


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


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 10th Menu – Breakfast for Dinner

Chef Sampley’s Delicious Blue Ribbon Winning Hot Biscuits

Pepper Gravy

Hash Brown Potatoes

Scrambled Eggs

Bacon from the Grill

Breakfast Sausage Scramble

Pancakes Deluxe by Chef Prescott

Coffee, Iced Tea, and Milk


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.


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!