First Connections February 9, 2018

FIRST CONNECTIONS – February 9, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.


“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” John 14:15

And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the law and the prophets.” Matthew 22:37-40



Sermon, Sunday February 11, 2018:

“Disciples Make Disciples”

Matthew 9:36-38

Dr. Charles Kimball

Combined Worship in the Sanctuary


From the Pastor Search Committee

The Pastor Search Committee would like to announce that on Sunday February 11, we will be bringing Dr. Charles Kimball to preach in view of a call to be pastor of FBC.  Biographical information and a schedule for the candidate’s visit is included.  Opportunities to meet the candidate and his wife, Connie, will be available Saturday February 10 from 1-5pm in the Fellowship Hall at First Baptist.  There will be a vote regarding extending a call to Dr. Kimball to be pastor of First Baptist Church immediately following the February 11 morning worship. There will be no discussion of the question at the time of the vote.

Schedule for the weekend of February 9-11, 2018

Saturday February 10

·    Brunch with ministerial staff

·    Meet and Greet Groups with Charles and Connie

Please feel free to be a part of the meet and greet group of your choice or that fits your schedule best

o   1:00-1:50—Anyone

o   2:00-2:50—ordained members (pastors, missionaries, deacons)

o   3:00-3:50—music, children’s, youth ministries

o   4:00-4:50—church council, non-ministerial staff, Sunday School teachers

Sunday February 11

·    Joint service in the sanctuary with Dr. Charles Kimball preaching

·    Immediately after the service, church vote on extending a call to Dr. Charles Kimball to be pastor

{The biographical information is also attached to this email.}



Family Promise Coming Sunday

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.


Wednesday Night Dinner February 14 -Italian Night


Senior Adults - Visit to Primrose

The FBC Senior Adults will be visiting the First Baptist folks who live at Primrose on Thursday, Feb. 15 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.


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


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