First Connections April 6, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

  

               Don’t panic. I’m with you.

                   There’s no need to fear for I’m your God.

               I’ll give you strength. I’ll help you.

                   I’ll hold you steady, keep a firm grip on you.

(from The Message, Isaiah 41:10)

   

Sermon, April 8, 2018:

Meet Your New Pastor Again for the First Time

Romans 1:16-17

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:

Missions Committee Mtg.            4:00 pm, Sunday, April 8

Personnel Committee Mtg.         4:00 pm, Sunday, April 8

Finance Committee Mtg.             5:15 pm, Wednesday, April 11

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

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

 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.

 

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!

 

Food Containers

If you helped the McClures with food after Vance was born, please check out the box of food containers in the workroom and see if any belong to you. Thanks!

 

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