First Connections

FIRST CONNECTIONS – November 2, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.


Let them know that you, whose name is the Lord—

that you alone are the Most High over all the earth.

Psalms 83:18



Sermon, November 4, 2018

Battling the Fatal Attraction of Lust

Matthew 5:27-30 & Selected Scripture

Dr. Charles Kimball



T I M E   C H A N G E! ! ! 

Please remember to set your clocks BACK

ONE HOUR on November 4th



Meetings this week:                                 

           Sunday, November 4               10:45 am  Morning Worship

                                                                   4:30 pm   Tech Team Training

                                                                   5:00 pm   Worship Band Rehearsal

                                                                   6:00 pm   Evening Worship


Wednesday, November 7        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




Deacon Ordination

On November 11, Dillon Sain will be ordained as a deacon.  The ordination council will convene at 5:00 pm followed by the ordination service at 6:00 pm.



Family Promise

Nov 11 - 17 we are hosting Family Promise.  Please sign up on the office window to bring a meal or spend a night or evening.



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.  There will be a retirement reception November 10, 2018, 4:00-6:00 pm at the Geiger Center, Oklahoma Baptist University.



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.



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.



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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!