FIRST CONNECTIONS – November 30, 2018
First Baptist Church Shawnee
Be Disciples. Make Disciples.
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Sermon, December 2, 2018
The Women Behind Christmas
Matthew 1: 1-17
Dr. Charles Kimball
Meetings this week:
Sunday, December 2 9:30 am Bible Study
10:45 am Morning Worship
6:00 pm Evening Worship
Wednesday, December 5 5:00 pm Young Ringers Handbells
5:30 pm Prayer Meeting
Christmas Service Rehearsal
6:00 pm Wednesday Night Dinner
6:15 pm Children’s Discipleship
Nativity Play Rehearsal
7:00 pm Sanctuary Choir
Be an Angel, Adopt an Angel
This year we are partnering with Salvation Army to spread the joy of Christmas! If you would like to adopt an angel please pick up an angel from the Christmas tree in the Sanctuary, collect the items requested and return to Salvation Army by December 10th, 2018.
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.
The Unusual Tale of Mary and Joseph’s Baby
Starting November 29th through December 9th the OKC Civic Center is hosting the play The Unusual Tale of Mary and Joseph’s Baby! For tickets or more information please visit https://okcciviccenter.com/event-calendar/get-tickets.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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 email@example.com). Thank you!