FIRST CONNECTIONS – December 21, 2018
First Baptist Church Shawnee
Be Disciples. Make Disciples.
“but the angel said to them, “Don’t be afraid! I am here with good news for you, which will bring great joy to all the people. This very day in David’s town your Savior was born—Christ the Lord!”
Sermon, December 23, 2018
The Forgotten Hero of Christmas
Dr. Charles Kimball
Meetings this week:
Sunday, December 23 9:30 am Bible Study
10:45 am Morning Worship
No Evening Worship
Monday, December 24 5:00 pm Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Tuesday, December 25 Merry Christmas! Office will be closed
Wednesday, December 26 No Prayer Meeting, Evening Meal or Children’s Activities
**Lottie Moon Christmas Offering**
The First Baptist Church’s Lottie Moon Christmas Offering goal this year was $3,000. As of December 17th, 2018, the total for the year was $3,658.93 with more contributions being received. Congratulations and special thanks to all for making this happen and helping to transform lives around the world!
FBC Holiday Hours
Starting December 24th, 2018 through December 28th, 2018 FBC office hours will be from 8:00am to noon and will be closed on Christmas day.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Please join us December 24th at 5:00pm for our Live Nativity Play, Lord’s Supper and Christ Candle Lighting Service!
2019 FBC T-Shirt Design Contest
Individuals/groups are asked to submit a design to be used for volunteer events next year. The design must include the following saying “Love God, Love People, Love Shawnee”. Designs must be turned in to the office or sent to email@example.com by December 23rd, 2018.
Tech4Tech - Device Donation Drive
From December 9th to December 23rd First Baptist Church will be collecting recently retired personal electronic devices such as tablets, laptops, gaming systems and cellphones. Funds raised from this event will also go towards updating the equipment used here at First Baptist Church.
Preparations are 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.
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.
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!