FIRST CONNECTIONS – November 21, 2018
First Baptist Church Shawnee
Be Disciples. Make Disciples.
The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
My God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
Sermon, November 25, 2018
Passion for God’s House
John 2: 13-25
Dr. Charles Kimball
Meetings this week:
Wednesday, November 21 No Evening Meetings or Activities
Thursday and Friday Happy Thanksgiving! (Office Closed)
Sunday, November 25 9:30 am Bible Study
10:45 am Morning Worship
No Evening Meetings or Activities
Wednesday, November 28 5:00 pm Young Ringers Handbells
5:30 pm Prayer Meeting
5:00 pm Children's Choir
6:00 pm Wednesday Night Dinner
6:15 pm Children’s Discipleship
7:00 pm Sanctuary Choir
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!
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: https://www.imb.org/lottie-moon-christmas-offering.
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!
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.
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 www.firstshawnee.com/give 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 firstname.lastname@example.org). Thank you!