FIRST CONNECTIONS – July 27, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.

 

Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the creator of the ends of the earth … He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary; and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 40:28-31; NIV

 

Sermon, July 29, 2018:

What’s so Important about the Blood?

Hebrew 9:11-28

Dr. Charles Kimball

 

Meetings this week:                 

Properties Meeting                    4:00 pm Wednesday, August 1

Prayer Meeting                          6:00 pm Wednesday, August 1

 

Church Game Night

July 29th bring your favorite games and your favorite finger foods for FBC’s game night! Card games, board games, anything goes! Come out to the Fellowship hall and enjoy a great night of fun and fellowship!

 

Pool Party with a Purpose

Join us Wednesday night, August 1st, from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at Shawnee Splash Park, Shawnee, Ok. There will be swimming, pizza, and we will continue our devotions on the Armor of God! Contact Elaine Hawkins for more info.

 

Program of Organ Favorites

Ron Lewis will be having a organ recital Saturday, August 4th at noon in the Sanctuary.

 

Family Promise

Family Promise will be here Aug 12 - 16. There will be a sign-up sheet on the church office window.

 

Counters Needed

The counting committee is looking for new members to help count Sunday’s offerings. If interested, please contact the church office

 

Welcome Center Volunteers Needed

The Welcome Center Team is looking for more smiling faces to provide an inviting space for members and visitors on Sunday morning.  We also assist visitors to find a class or the service of their choice. Come be a part of our Team!  Contact Shelby Jones in the church office or Robbie Henson at (405) 620-2790.

 

FBC Legacy Ministry

The FBC Legacy Ministry provides opportunity to invest in the future ministry of FBC through gifts that become a part of our Legacy Ministry Fund.  The Fund provides a cash distribution each year which is used to fund needs that are outside the annual budget.  The Legacy Ministry Committee is currently seeking input on how best to invest the current year distribution of $3200.00 in FBC ministries.  In past years we have funded needs in the nursery, children’s areas, and fellowship hall, provided scholarships for youth activities, and funded ministry interns.   

If you have a request, please submit it to the church office in writing by Sunday, July 29, 2018.  The Legacy Committee will review the requests and bring a recommendation to the church.  If you would like more information about the FBC Legacy Ministry and how you can impact the ministry of FBC beyond your lifetime, please contact the church office.

 

Furniture Needed

We are looking for a queen-sized bed and a desk chair to donate to a college student. If you have either of these to donate, please contact the church office.

 

Celebrate Recovery    

Our step-study groups have now closed to work on 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!  For more information, contact Ray/Audrey Rose or Mark/Mary Lively; we are committed to confidentiality in this program.

 

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!