First Connections 01/18/2019

FIRST CONNECTIONS – January 18, 2019

First Baptist Church Shawnee

Love God, Love People, Love Shawnee

 Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.

Romans 13:8 

Sermon, January 20, 2019

Less is More – with God

Judges 6:12-16; 7:1-7, 22-24

Dr. Charles Kimball

 Meetings this week:


Sunday, January 20                                  8:30 am          Deacon’s Meeting

                                                                        9:30 am          Bible Study

                                                                        10:45 am       Morning Worship

                                                                        4:00 pm          Amy Shreve – Live Performance

                                                                                       No Evening Worship


Tuesday, January 22                                 7:00 pm          Women’s Ministry Spring Bible Study


Wednesday, January 23                           5:00 pm          Young Ringers Handbells

                                                                        5:30 pm          Prayer Meeting

                                                                                                Children’s Choir

                                                                                                Youth/Adult Handbells

                                                                        6:00 pm          Wednesday Night Dinner

                                                                                                Youth Group

                                                                        6:15 pm          Children’s Discipleship

                                                                                                Mission Friends

                                                                        7:00 pm          Sanctuary Choir


Thursday, January 24                               5:30 pm          Celebrate Recovery


Sunday, January 27                                  9:30 am          Bible Study

                                                                        10:45 am       Morning Worship

                                                                        6:00 pm          Business Meeting

 Amy Shreve – Live Performance

Amy Shreve is an American singer, song writer and harpist who will be performing January 20th at 4:00pm with her family. For more information about Amy please visit her website at A love offering will be taken.

 Business Meeting

The monthly business meeting is scheduled for January 27th at 6:00pm. Topics of discussion include:

- Budget Discussion

- Frequency of Church Council/Business meetings

- Committee/Team staffing for 2019-2020

 Ordinance Ministry Team

The Ordinance Ministry Team is looking for volunteers to assist with taking care of the Lord’s Supper throughout the year. Please contact the office for more information.

Superbowl Party – Sunday School Classes

We would like to encourage every Sunday School Class to have a Superbowl watching Fellowship in a member’s home. The Superbowl is Sunday, February 3rd, 2019 at 5:30pm.

FBC Position Opportunity

First Baptist Church of Shawnee seeks a handyman/maintenance man to maintain our church facilities. Ability to do a wide range of repairs and maintenance work, both interior and exterior. Trade skills, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, painting. Ability to work as part of a team under supervision. People skills are essential. Must be a self-starter with high work ethic. 24 hours a week. Please send  resume in Word or PDF format to or

Celebrate Recovery

Thursdays – meal at 5:30pm and meeting at 6:15pm in Fellowship Hall; enter through

southeast door (Philadelphia Avenue.) Everyone 18 years and older is invited. We are so

grateful for all the prayers and support of the staff and membership of First Baptist Church.

COME join us! COME learn and grow with us! COME and bring a friend!

 Conquering Gargantor!

Superstart is a high-energy weekend event in which preteens can learn and grow in their relationships with friends, leaders and most importantly God. This event is scheduled for Friday, February 22nd at 4:00pm through Saturday, February 23rd at 5:00pm and is a preteen discipleship event in Tulsa, OK. For more information or to RSVP please contact Elaine Hawkins at (405)613-1937 by February 7th, 2019.

 Mission Ignition!

Mission Ignition is a hands-on Missions experience that kids will come away with a deeper passion to do missions. It will be Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 at Southern Hills Baptist Church in OKC. Tickets are $10/each before February 22nd or $15 if received after February 22nd. Those attending will be leaving from FBC at 8:00am and will return by 5:00pm. Lunch will be served there! For more information or to RSVP please contact Elaine Hawkins at (405)613-1937 by Friday evening on February 22nd, 2019.


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!