First Connections - March 1, 2019


First Baptist Church Shawnee

Love God, Love People, Love Shawnee 

37 Jesus says, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. 38 Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” 

Matthew 9:37-38

 Sermon, March 3, 2019

God’s Blessings in Life’s Difficulties

Psalm 23:5-6

Dr. Charles Kimball


Meetings this week:


Saturday, March 2                              8:00 am                 Mission Ignition!


Sunday, March 3                                 9:30 am                 Bible Study

                                                                 10:45 am               Morning Worship

                                                                 6:00 pm                 Evening Worship


Tuesday, March 5                               7:00 pm                 Women’s Ministry Spring Bible Study


Wednesday, March 6                        5:00 pm                 Young Ringers Handbells

                                                                 5:30 pm                 Prayer Meeting

                                                                                                 Children’s Choir

                                                                  6:00 pm                 Wednesday Night Dinner

                                                                                                 Youth Group

                                                                  6:15 pm                 Children’s Discipleship

                                                                                                 Mission Friends

                                                                  6:30 pm                 Ash Wednesday Service

                                                                  7:00 pm                 Sanctuary Choir


Thursday, March 7                             10:30 pm               Women’s Ministry Spring Bible Study

                                                                 5:30 pm                 Celebrate Recovery Meal

                                                                  6:15 pm                 Celebrate Recovery Meeting



Saturday, March 9                              9:00 am                 Community Garden Clean Up


Sunday, March 10                              9:30 am                 Bible Study

                                                                 10:45 am               Morning Worship/Lord’s Supper

                                                                6:00 pm                 Evening Worship 


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. Those attending will be leaving from FBC at 8:00am and will return by 5:00pm. Lunch will be served there! For more information please contact Elaine Hawkins at (405)613-1937.

 Ash Wednesday Service

Join us for our 30-minute liturgical Ash Wednesday Service this Wednesday.  Ash Wednesday signifies the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period before Easter.  The season of Lent is intended to be our time of preparation for Easter.  Come worship with us on Wednesday March 6th at 6:30 pm as we begin our Lenten journey together and learn to use the season of Lent to prepare our lives for the celebration of Easter. You won’t want to miss this special time of worship.  Supper will start at 5:30 due to this service.  Because of the Ash Wednesday service, there will be no prayer meeting on March 6.

 Community Garden Cleanup

The Mission’s Committee is hosting a cleanup day for the First Baptist Church’s Community Garden! It will be on March 9th, 2019 at 9:00am. For more information please contact Elaine Allison.

Calling Michael Ware as Music Minister – Sunday March 3rd

Immediately after morning worship service there will be a secret ballet vote to extend a call to Michael Ware as our Music Minister.

Prayer Calendar

In your private, individual prayer time, in your small Bible Study groups, in worship -- please pray intentionally that we will find God’s will in the collective life of First Baptist Church. For your personal daily prayer time, the weekly emphasis has been broken down to concentrate on the specific elements in the weekly emphasis. For your small groups and in worship, you may want to use the weekly emphasis or have individuals pray specifically for each element in your weekly gathering.

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

Baptist Messenger

The Baptist Messenger has announced that members can now sign up to receive the Baptist Messenger by mail or have a digital copy sent to their home free of cost. If you would like to sign up or would like more information, please visit or call (405)942-3800.


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!