First Connections - March 15, 2019

FIRST CONNECTIONS – March 15, 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 17, 2019

Loving Shawnee like Jesus

Matthew 9:35-38

Dr. Charles Kimball


Meetings this week:



Sunday, March 17                           8:30 am                Deacon’s Meeting

                                                           9:30 am                Bible Study

                                                           10:45 am              Morning Worship/Lord’s Supper

                                                           6:00 pm                Evening Worship


Tuesday, March 19                         3:00 pm                Personnel Committee Meeting

                                                          7:00 pm                Women’s Ministry Spring Bible Study


Wednesday, March 20                     No Evening Meal or Children’s Activities–Spring Break!

                                                           5:30 pm                Prayer Meeting

                                                           6:00 pm                Youth Group

                                                           7:00 pm                Sanctuary Choir


Thursday, March 21                      10:30 pm                Women’s Ministry Spring Bible Study

                                                           5:30 pm                Celebrate Recovery Meal

                                                           6:15 pm                Celebrate Recovery Meeting


Saturday, March 23                         9:00 am                Choir Practice


Sunday, March 24                           9:30 am                 Bible Study

                                                           10:45 am               Morning Worship

                                                           6:00 pm                Game Night!

Michael Ware Called as Music Minister

Immediately after morning worship service on March 10th we held a secret ballet vote to extend a call to Michael Ware as our Music Minister. The result of the ballet was 95% in favor!


 Cooperative Giving Options

                                                           Default;  6% BGCO                        Alternate;  6% CBFO

                                                    1% Associational Missions            1% Associational Missions

                                                           (PLBA)                                            (PLBA)

 Please contact the Financial Secretary, Becky Formby, if you would like to give to the

 alternate option.

Deacon’s Meeting, March 17th

The Deacon’s Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, March 17th at 8:30am.


Choir Practice, March 23rd

There is an additional choir practice scheduled for March 23rd at 9:00am to noon. For more information or questions please contact Michael Ware.


Church Game Night, March 24th

Bring your favorite games and your favorite finger foods for FBC’s game night March 24th at 6:00pm! Card games, board games, anything goes! Come out to the Fellowship hall and enjoy a great night of fun and fellowship!


Palm Sunday, April 14th

Hop on over for an afternoon of fun and fellowship! There will be an Easter egg hunt along with a luncheon! We are so egg-cited and hope to see you all there!


Sunday, April 28th – CrossTimber’s Spaghetti Fundraiser

On Sunday, April 28th after worship there will be a spaghetti luncheon and fundraiser for CrossTimber’s. Please join us for this wonderful event and fellowship!


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.


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!