First Connections

FIRST CONNECTIONS – November 16, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.


Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41:10

Sermon, November 18, 2018

Jesus Cares About Our Lives

John 2: 1-11

Dr. Charles Kimball




Meetings this week:                                 


Sunday, November 18                                     8:30 am          Deacon’s Meeting

                                                                        9:30 am          Bible Study

                                                                       10:45 am       Morning Worship/Lord’s Supper

                                                                        5:00 pm          Worship Band Rehearsal

                                                                        6:00 pm          Business Meeting



Wednesday, November 21                                     No Evening Meetings, Activities or Meal


Thursday and Friday                                               Happy Thanksgiving! (Office Closed)



Week of Prayer for International Missions

Your prayers transform lives. That's why your participation in the Week of Prayer for International Missions, December 2-9, is so important. Sign up today to receive daily emails from IMB during the Week of Prayer for International Missions. Each one will feature stories, videos, and prayer requests from IMB missionaries to guide your prayer time. Thank you for your commitment to pray. Your prayers make a difference in eternity. To sign up please visit:


Classroom Partner’s Benefit Piano Recital

On Tuesday November 27th at 7:30pm the Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts Division of Music presents The Classroom Partner’s Benefit Piano Recital with all Proceeds benefiting Shawnee Middle and High School Choral programs. The event will be at the Raley Chapel, Yarborough Auditorium!


Gloria and Christmas Eve Nativity Play Practice

On December 5th at 5:30pm the Music Makers and Young Musicians will practice in their classes and at 6:15 - 7:00pm there will be practice for those children participating in the Christmas Eve Nativity play!


Kid’s Night Out!!

On December 7th from 6 -10:00pm there will be a Kid’s Night out for children ages birth through 6th grade to have fun and fellowship with other children at church!! (Parents get a night out too!!) Please RSVP with Elaine Hawkins by December 6th at noon!


On December 9th at 6:00pm there will be an Intergenerational Celebration of Christmas featuring Music Makers, Young Musicians and the Sanctuary Choir!

Caroling and Pizza Party!!

On December 12th starting at 5:30pm there will be a pizza and hot chocolate party followed by caroling performed by the Sanctuary and Children’s Choir at the Shawnee Mall in front of Santa’s Workshop! 

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 (405)777-6101. 

Google Family Link

Are you tired of your children constantly being glued to a screen? Whether your children are younger or in their teens, the Family Link app lets you set digital ground rules to help guide them as they learn, play, and explore in the new digital world! This app allows parents to set screen times, content locks, bedtimes and even tracks the location of the devices in case your children are like mine and don’t watch where they are going when looking at a screen!


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.


Give Online. It’s Easy!

You can now manage your giving online! Giving Online 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!