First Connections June 1, 2018


First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.



Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” And God granted his request.  I Chronicles 4:10, NIV



Sermon, June 3, 2018:

 “Stay Close to Jesus When Life Gets Tough”

Revelation 2:8-11

Dr. Charles Kimball

Traditional Service in Sanctuary

Contemporary Service in Fellowship Hall



Vacation Bible School is Monday!

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

Sign up on the church website:

VBS Family Night is Wednesday –

We will have food to feed all church members and guests; all are invited.



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Administrative Assistant Needed: First Baptist Church of Shawnee is seeking an Administrative Assistant. 40 hours a week. Salary based on experience and qualifications. MS Office suite, social media proficiency and ability to update church website necessary.  Hope for graphic design abilities using Publisher.  Ability to learn church database software.  Greet people in person and on the phone. Work with church staff, members and guests.  Limit resume to 2 pages.  Apply by emailing resume in Word or PDF format to

Financial Secretary Needed: First Baptist Church of Shawnee is seeking a Financial Secretary. 20 hours a week. Salary based on experience and qualifications. Bookkeeping/accounting background necessary. Ability to learn church specific accounting software. Recording contributions, bill paying, payroll, etc.  Limit resume to 2 pages.  Apply by emailing resume in Word or PDF format to

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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


Counters Needed

It is best to have a minimum of three persons to count the tithes and offerings every Monday morning and one or two others as back-ups in case someone is sick, traveling, etc. With Mary leaving, we are in need of at least one other person to step up and help.  If interested, please call Mary at the church office, 275-6111. Thank you!


Casual Summer at FBC

June, July and August

(Look for upcoming info on theme days in July)



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 &


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