First Connections March 2, 2018


First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.


 But those who wait upon God get fresh strength.

They spread their wings and soar like eagles,

They run and don’t get tired,

They walk and don’t lag behind.

 (from The Message, Isaiah 40:31)


Sermon, Sunday March 4, 2018:

“For the Sake of the Gospel”

I Corinthians 9:19-23

Paul Stevens

Contemporary Service in Fellowship Hall; Traditional Service in the Sanctuary.


Special Called Business Meeting Sunday, March 4 (morning worship time), to vote on the proposed budget – no discussion. To see the amended proposed budget open the attached file “Amended Budget”; also copies of this budget are available at several locations around the church.


Don’t Forget!

Church Council will meet this coming Monday, March 5 at 11:30 am in Room A-100.


Lenten Luncheon

2018 Community Worship Series

Joint Worship, Lunch, and Fellowship in Christ

 Noon each Thursday during Lent plus Good Friday

March 8:  St. John Lutheran Church

3610 N. Union

March 15: Emmanuel Episcopal

 501 N. Broadway

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.


Sunday, March 11

May 11 will be Paul’s last official Sunday to preach before Charles Kimball starts.

The Morning Worship will be a combined service.

Also, the Bison Glee Club will be here during the morning worship.

We will honor Paul and Ruth at the end of the morning combined service.  Cards and letters may be put in envelopes and placed in Sunday School record boxes or turned in to Mary Lively in the church office.  Also, the children’s departments will be preparing cards for Paul and Ruth.

Sunday evening we will have a commissioning service for Paul and Ruth as they go forward to their next opportunity of service.  There will be a time of prayer where everyone individually will be able to pray for Paul and Ruth as it will be a laying on of hands.  There will be a short reception after this time of prayer.

Please plan on attending both services so that the gratitude of First Baptist Church, Shawnee, will be felt by Paul and Ruth and they will be encouraged as they go from us.



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.



First Baptist Church of Shawnee

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:

Plastic eggs, bags of chips and wrapped candies are appreciated!

Please have them to the church by Thursday March 22nd



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!  Mary



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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