First Connections February 16, 2018

FIRST CONNECTIONS – February 16, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.


 God is love. When we take up permanent residence in a life of love, we live in God and God lives in us...There is no room in love for fear. Well-formed love banishes fear. Since fear is crippling, a fearful life-fear of death, fear of judgement-is one not yet fully formed in love. (from The Message, I John 4)


Sermon, Sunday February 18, 2018:

“Praying for Paul”

Ephesians 6:19-20

Paul Stevens



From the Pastor Search Committee

The Pastor Search Committee is pleased to announce Dr. Charles Kimball has accepted the call to be pastor at First Baptist Church Shawnee.  He and his wife, Connie, will be joining us in mid-March.  Watch for an announcement about their first Sunday!



FBC Chili Cook Off   February 18 (noon)

Join us Sunday February 18 right after morning worship to enjoy some great chili! Funds raised will help us raise funds to go on our trip to Spain this summer. Would you like to help? We need people to sign up to bring pots of chili. There will be prizes awarded to the makers of the best chili. Please contact Brandon or call the church office to sign up or for more information.



Deacons’ Meeting

Sunday, February 18 at 8:30 am

Church Business Meeting

Sunday, February 18, immediately following the Chili Cook-Off in Fellowship Hall



Wednesday Night Dinner February 21

Chef Sampley’s Delicious Yeast Rolls, Oven Roasted Orange Chicken Deluxe, Seasoned Rice, Homemade Chicken Gravy, In-Season Vegetables, Chef Prescott’s Hand Crafted Tossed Salad, Yellow Cake and Vanilla Ice Cream.



Celebrate Recovery (Step–Study Groups Now Forming)   

(Thursdays – 7:00 pm.)  Still enrolling at this time, but the groups will be closing soon.  If you have any questions about this program you may call Audrey at 918-557-7862, Ray at 918-557-7863, Mary at 275-6111, or Mark at 765-4759.  All inquiries are handled confidentially.



Women’s Morning Bible Study

We have set some dates to discuss this book and fellowship! A Modern Girls Guide to Bible Study. Instead of doing a long study this semester, we have planned two mornings with brunch, fellowship and discussion. We plan to cover Part 1 (chpt 1-4) on Feb 28th and Part 2 (chpt 5-8) on March 14th from 10:45 to 12. We meet at the church and a nursery will be available. Looking forward to seeing everyone! All are welcome!!
Below is a link to the book on amazon in paperback or kindle. It may also be available at Walmart and Living Word at the mall. May need to be ordered from those but could be local pick-up.



Give Online. It’s Easy!

FBC is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving On-Line! Giving On-Line 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!  Mary