First Connections February 2, 2018

FIRST CONNECTIONS – February 2, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.


“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matt. 11:28-30


Sermon, Sunday February 4, 2018:

“Praying in the Spirit”

Ephesians 6:18-20

Paul Stevens


The heat has been repaired! Contemporary Service will be back in Fellowship Hall this coming Sunday, February 4.


From the Pastor Search Committee

The Pastor Search Committee would like to announce we will be bringing a candidate in view of a call to be pastor of FBC on Sunday 2/11/18.  He will preach in the Sunday morning service (Feb. 11) and a vote will be taken immediately after the service.  Biographical information and a schedule for the candidate’s visit will be available Sunday morning February 4.  A question-answer session with the committee will follow the morning service (Feb. 4.)  It will be held in the Fellowship Hall. 


There will be no Evening Service this coming Sunday, February 4.


Wednesday Night Dinner (in Fellowship Hall)

Chef Sample’s Delicious Southern Style Hot Buttermilk Biscuits

Oven Baked Porkchops Deluxe

Potato Salad

Chef Charles Prescott’s Fancy Tossed Salad

Baked Beans

Yellow Cake and Vanilla Ice Cream


Senior Adults - Visit to Primrose

The FBC Senior Adults will be visiting the FBC folks who live at Primrose on Thursday, Feb. 8 at 4:00 pm. (Meet at Primrose.)


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.


Family Promise Coming Soon

Family Promise:  Feb. 11-18.  Volunteers needed to spend the evening or provide a meal or spend the night (we have comfy beds).  We now only have 4 opportunities each year for this experience.  Sign-up sheet on office window.


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