First Connections May 18, 2018


First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.


Investigate my life, O God,

Find out everything about me;

Cross-examine and test me,

Get a clear picture of what I’m about;

See for yourself whether I’ve done anything wrong-

Then guide me on the road to eternal life.

Psalm 139: 23-24 from The Message


Sermon, May 20, 2018:

 “The Carnal Christian”

I Corinthians 3:1-9

Aaron Hembree

Traditional Service in Sanctuary

Contemporary Service in Fellowship Hall



Sunday, May 20 is Graduate Recognition Day at FBC




Deacons’ Meeting                Sunday, May 20, 8:30 am

Church Business Mtg.          Sunday, May 20, after am worship – This is in Fellowship Hall; lunch is provided.


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After eleven years of service Teresa Jett has decided to resign her position as Financial Secretary. We greatly appreciate her years of service and wish her the very best.

Personnel and Finance Committees will be considering candidates for the position. If you are interested or know of a qualified candidate please contact Rocky Wade, Roger Henson, or Pastor Charles Kimball with a resume. Qualified candidates should have accounting or bookkeeping experience.  Candidates may or may not be church members.

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Service Opportunity

The Worship Committee needs volunteers willing to be trained on and to run the sound system on a rotating basis. If you are interested or know of someone who might be, please contact Paul Hammond at 405.323.9254 or



Vacation Bible School is coming!

June 4-7, (9:00 am-noon)

Sign up on the church website:

If you can help, please contact Elaine Hawkins as soon as possible.

 We need to borrow a few things for VBS! Call or Text Elaine Hawkins at 613-1937 if you can lend us: Life Vests or Rings, Oars, Old Footlockers, Hammocks, Old thick rope.



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. We are in search of only 1 more pool! 

June 13 - Home of DeeAnn and Richard Schroyer

June 20 - Home of Gary and Robbie Mullins

June 27 – Home of Tony McMurray

July 18 - Home of John and Becky Cragin

July 25th - Home of Jesse and Susan Field

August 1 - OPEN

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!  Elaine Hawkins



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 &


Wednesday Night Dinner is Finished for the Spring Semester; Look for information starting soon after school starts in August.



    Elaine Hawkins has invited you to join the Meal Train for Braden, Caitlyn, and Baby Ben Norwood. On April 26th, 2018, the Norwoods welcomed their first baby, Benjamin Norwood, into the world! They had family with them the first week, but now our church has an opportunity to minister to them by offering meals every other day; so we've started this meal train for them :-) 
    Please sign up to take food or restaurant gift cards if you can, and pray for them as they begin this beautiful new life with Baby Benjamin!
    What is a meal train?  There are times in our lives when friends and family ask, "What can I do to help out?" The answer is usually to help them with a meal. When many friends give a meal, this is a Meal Train. Please share this email with others. You can view the Meal Train by clicking the following button.

Open the Meal Train


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