First Connections March 16, 2018

FIRST CONNECTIONS – March 16, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.


Thank God! He deserves your thanks.

His love never quits.

Thank the God of all gods,

His love never quits.

Thank the Lord of all lords.

His love never quits.

(from The Message, Psalm 136)


Sermon, Sunday March 18, 2018:

“Meet Your New Pastor Again”

(Selected Scriptures)

Dr. Charles Kimball

Combined service in the Sanctuary.


Welcome our new pastor!

Come join us Sunday, March 18, 2018, following the morning combined worship to welcome Dr. Charles Kimball and wife, Connie.  The luncheon will be in Fellowship Hall and there is no charge for attending.  We will be serving a “Dinner on the Ground” menu with Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Green Beans, Salad, Dessert and drinks all provided.

This will be a great time for fellowship and welcome.  See you there!



Church Meetings:

Deacons’ Meeting                    Sunday, March 18, 8:30 am

Church Business Mtg.              Sunday, March 18, 6:00 pm

Business Meeting Agenda Item: From the Nominating Committee: the committee recommends approval of the list of committee nominees. 



Spring Break

The kids are out of school through March 23. There will be no children’s or youth activities this coming Wednesday night, March 21. There will be Prayer Meeting at 5:30 in Room A-100 and Sanctuary Choir will meet to rehearse as usual, starting at 7.




Lenten Luncheon

2018 Community Worship Series

Joint Worship, Lunch, and Fellowship in Christ

 Noon each Thursday during Lent plus Good Friday

March 22:  St. Benedict Catholic Church

632 N. Kickapoo

March 30: (Good Friday) St. Paul’s United Methodist Church

301 N. Beard

Lunch served by host church.  Donations help off-set cost to host church.



Easter Egg Hunt & Luncheon

All FBC Shawnee members, Children in FBC Sunday Schools, & Wednesday Night programs, and their families are invited.

Sunday, March 25th, 2018 about NOON in the Church’s Fellowship Hall

Sub sandwich, chips, and baked bean lunch (PB&J sandwiches also available)

An Easter Egg Hunt for children through 6th grade to follow!

Donations Needed:


Thanks to your generosity, we have enough of these –

At this point we mostly just need wrapped candies.

Please have them to the church by Thursday March 22nd


Tenebrae Service

March 29 at 7:30 pm in the FBC Sanctuary. Please note that this is a different time than we have done the Maundy Thursday service in the past.


Easter Sunday, April 1

There will be a combined morning worship service in the Sanctuary at 10:45.



Do You Love Babies? We Have a Place for You!

We need people to be substitute teachers in the Baby Room during the Sunday School hour (9:15-10:35). When our regular teachers are out, could you help rock babies? Please contact Elaine Hawkins by phone, text, email or in person: 613-1937 &



Celebrate Recovery    

Our step-study groups have now closed to begin the inventory process.  Please keep watching for more information in the future months about CR here at FBC – it is looking promising!  We appreciate everyone’s prayers!  Mary



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