First Connections April 13, 2018

FIRST CONNECTIONS – April 13, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

 Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.  (Matthew 6:33 from The Message)

   

Sermon, April 15, 2018:

“High Hopes for First Baptist Church”

Selected Scriptures

Dr. Charles Kimball

  

Staff Meeting Change

For Your Information: The church staff meeting has been changed from Mondays. It will now meet starting at 9:00 am on Tuesdays.

Other Meetings:

Deacons’ Mtg.                                          8:30 am, Sunday, April 15

Church Business Mtg.                     6:00 pm, Sunday, April 15

Properties Com. Mtg.                     4:00 pm, Monday, April 16

 Three agenda items for business meeting April 15, 6:00 pm

From the Finance Committee:

1)     The line item for Minister of Music in the original proposed budget included compensation for 2 part-time music assistants.  When the church voted to reduce this line item to $18,200, that compensation was eliminated.  The Finance Committee recommends the budget be amended and a line item added for “Part-time music assistants” $5,000. 

2)     Notice of Proposed Purchase of Property

            The owner of the boarding house at 322 N. Philadelphia, Shawnee, Oklahoma, has made an offer to sell the boarding house for $65,500.00.  An individual is willing to sign the contract to purchase the boarding house, and contribute $65,500.00 to First Baptist Church, provided that:

            1.         First Baptist Church agrees to accept an assignment of the contract, and;

            2.         First Baptist Church executes an Assignment of the Contract to Purchase and complete the sale.

            We are again in the situation of acquiring land and demolishing the structures on the land all at no cost to the church.

            The proposed Resolution is subject to the Finance Committee formally recommending the adoption of the following resolution at its April 11, 2018 meeting.

  RESOLUTION

            WHEREAS, the Owner of the boarding house at 322 N. Philadelphia, Shawnee, Oklahoma, has offered to sell the boarding house and land for the sum of $65,500.00; and,

            WHEREAS an individual is willing to enter into a Contract to Purchase the real property and assign the contract to First Baptist Church provided that First Baptist Church agrees to accept an assignment of the contract and sign an Assignment of the Contract to Purchase, and complete the purchase; and,

            WHEREAS, an individual is willing to contribute to First Baptist Church of Shawnee $65,5000.00 cash which includes all fees, expenses and closing cost and related expenses, conditioned on First Baptist Church agreeing to accept the assignment and sign an Assignment of the Contract to Purchase, and complete the purchase; and,

            WHEREAS this same individual will, upon completion of the purchase, pay all demolition and dirt work cost related to the purchase for the benefit of First Baptist Church; and,

            WHEREAS the individual has represented to the Finance Committee of the First Baptist Church that the acquisition of the real property and the demolition of the improvements and related dirt work will not cost First Baptist Church any money.

            BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that First Baptist Church of Shawnee agrees to the assignment of the contract and authorizes its Trustees to sign an Assignment of the Contract to Purchase the real property which has the street address of 322 N. Philadelphia, Shawnee, Oklahoma, provided that it will be receiving marketable title, free and clear of any encumbrances, except for recorded easements, and provided further that the assignor of the real property makes a contribution to First Baptist Church of Shawnee in the amount of $65,500.00; and further providing that the assignor will, upon completion of the purchase, pay all demolition and dirt work cost related to the purchase all for the benefit of First Baptist Church.

3)  The wording for the signer for the Benevolence Fund designated account should be changed from Bunny Edwards to Church Secretary.

 

YOUTH FUNDRAISER FOR SPAIN MISSION TRIP THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT APRIL 18!

Join us this Wednesday April 18 for dinner where we will have Chick-fil-A sandwiches for you! The proceeds from dinner next week will go towards the youth’s mission trip to Spain! We would love for you to join us! Dinner will be at its regular time (6:00-7:15pm) and the costs will be same ($7 for kids 12 and up, $4 for kids 6-11, $2 for kids 5 and under). There will also be the kids free meal available to those 6th grade and under which will be Chick-fil-A nuggets. We will also have a bucket out for donations. Come join us and invite your friends!

 

 

You Are Invited!

Aaron and Jamie‘s baby shower.

Sunday, April 29 from 2 o’clock to 4 o’clock at the gathering Place, 415 E. Main.

 

 

POOLS NEEDED THIS SUMMER!

I am looking forward to our Pool Parties with a Purpose for the kids through 6th grade on Wednesday nights again this summer! To help with costs, we would love for any church member who has a pool in their backyard to volunteer to host 1 pool party this summer.

Here are the dates we need pools, from 6pm-7:30pm each night: June 13, June 20, June 27, July 18, July 25, and August 1. The church will provide all food and drinks and also a lifeguard for the event. Please let me know if you are interested in hosting our kids!

 

 

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 & elainemarie72@gmail.com

 

 

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 www.firstshawnee.com/give for more details.

 

 

DON’T FORGET!

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 firstshawnee@gmail.com) Thank you!  Mary