First Connections

FIRST CONNECTIONS – December 7, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples. 

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

John 1:14

Sermon, December 9, 2018

The Three Wise Women

Luke 1-2

Dr. Charles Kimball

 

Meetings this week:  

Sunday, December 9                         9:30 am                 Bible Study

                                                          10:45 am                Morning Worship

                                                           6:00 pm                Gloria! Christmas Program and

                                                                                         Fellowship

 

Wednesday, December 12                  5:30 pm                 Caroling Party

                                                            6:00 pm                 Wednesday Night Dinner

                                                           6:30 pm                 Caroling at Shawnee Mall

 

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.

Kid’s Night Out!!

Tonight 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!!)

Gloria!

On December 9th at 6:00pm there will be an Intergenerational Celebration of Christmas featuring Music Makers, Young Musicians and the Sanctuary Choir! We would also like to invite everyone to attend fellowship with us after the musical in Fellowship Hall. We would ask that you please bring any special finger foods or Christmas dessert items you would like to share during the fellowship.

 Deacon’s Message

The poinsettias will be available for pickup beginning Sunday, December 9th after morning service. Please get a card with your person’s name, a poinsettia and have them delivered by Wednesday December 12th, Thank you. Rocky Wade

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 at 6:30pm in front of Santa’s Workshop! 

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 firstshawnee@gmail.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. 

VBS Announcement

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.

 

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.

 

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. 

CHANGES?

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 firstshawnee@gmail.com). Thank you!