FIRST CONNECTIONS – September 21, 2018

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Be Disciples. Make Disciples.


You, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high. I call out to the LORD, and he answers me from his holy mountain. I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the LORD sustains me. I will not fear though tens of thousands assail me on every side. 

Psalm 3:2-6 (NIV)

Sermon, September 23, 2018:

Extinguishing the Flames of Anger

Matthew 5:21-22 & Selected Scriptures

Dr. Charles Kimball


Meetings this week:                                 

Business Meeting                            6:00 pm Sunday, September 23

Prayer Meeting                                 5:30 pm Wednesday, September 26


Church Revitalization Discussion:  

9/23 - 12pm  "A Roadmap to Revitalization for FBC: 12 Strategies" document will be available for the congregation.  

9/23 - 6pm  Regular Business Meeting - FBC Revitalization Roadmap document will be available.      

9/30 - 12pm  Church-Wide Luncheon & Called Business Meeting - A luncheon and town hall style meeting to discuss the revitalization roadmap and answer your questions with Pastor Charles and the Revitalization Team.  We will vote the following Sunday after morning worship.  

10/7 - 12pm  Called Business Meeting to Vote on "A Roadmap to Revitalization for FBC: 12 Strategies" without discussion immediately after morning worship.  

Church-Wide Luncheon - Town Hall-Style Discussion - Sunday 9/30 

We will meet immediately after morning worship.  FBC will provide the meat and drinks.  Please bring sides and desserts to share with others.    Pastor Charles and the Revitalization Team will answer your questions as we discuss "A Roadmap to Revitalization for FBC: 12 Strategies."


Church Clerk and Children’s Committee Member Needed

After 20 years, Carol Humphrey has requested to have a break from serving as Church Clerk.  With much appreciation for her service, the Nominating Committee is seeking a person who would like to fill this role.  We are also still looking for a member for the Children's Committee.  If you have an interest in either of these positions, please tell one of the Nominating Committee members--Charles Hawkins, Katie Ford, Eddie Hurt, Gordon Richards or Robbie Henson.

FBC Supper Club 

Want to get to know your fellow church members better?  Looking for a great evening of food and conversation?  Here is your opportunity.  Supper Club is a time of fun, food and fellowship for groups of 3 — including singles, couples and families — to get to know each other better.  For instance, a Supper Club group of 3 could be 2 families and a single person, 2 singles and a family, 3 couples, etc. 

Groups meet once a month for 3 months—September, October, and November.  Then we form different groups for the next quarter. Typically groups alternate homes so that everyone hosts once a quarter or you choose a restaurant if you are too busy to host.  The host can provide the meal or it can be pot luck. How do you get involved?  Sign up in your Sunday School class or email Audrey Rose at or text to 918-557-7862.  We will contact you with your assigned group members and their contact information. 

Wednesday Night Dinners

Wednesday night dinners have resumed. Please RSVP if you plan on attending any dinners, so we can get an accurate idea of how much food will need to be prepared.


September 26th Menu – Italian Night

Oven Fresh Hot Garlic Bread

Homemade Lasagna Deluxe

Oven Roasted Sicilian Vegetables

Fresh Green Salad by Chef Charles Prescott

Yellow Cake

Coffee, Iced tea, Lemonade

Baptist Messenger

For those interested in keeping up with Baptist news, we will now have copies of the Baptist Messenger available at the Welcome Center.

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 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!