First Connections

FIRST CONNECTIONS – November 9, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.


Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love
    and his wonderful deeds for mankind,

 for he satisfies the thirsty
    and fills the hungry with good things.

Psalms 107:8-9


Sermon, November 11, 2018

How Should We Honor God?

Malachi 1:6-14

Dr. Charles Kimball




Meetings this week:                                 

           Sunday, November 11                                9:30 am         Bible Study

                                                                                    10:45 am       Morning Worship

                                                                                     5:00 pm         Ordination Council Meeting

                                                                                     6:00 pm         Deacon Ordination



Wednesday, November 14                          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 or contact Renita Swedberg 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 (405)777-6101.


VBS Announcement

Starting today we are looking for volunteers to assist with VBS which will be held on June 3rd through June 6th!!! If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Elaine Hawkins.


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!