FIRST CONNECTIONS – March 22, 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.”
Sermon, March 24, 2019
Experiencing God in Worship
Dr. Charles Kimball
Meetings this week:
Sunday, March 24 9:30 am Bible Study
10:45 am Morning Worship
6:00 pm Game Night!
Tuesday, March 26 7:00 pm Women’s Ministry Spring Bible Study
Wednesday, March 27 5:00 pm Young Ringers Handbells
5:30 pm Prayer Meeting
6:00 pm Wednesday Night Dinner
6:15 pm Children’s Discipleship
7:00 pm Sanctuary Choir
Thursday, March 28 5:30 pm Celebrate Recovery Meal
6:15 pm Celebrate Recovery Meeting
Sunday, March 31 9:30 am Bible Study
10:45 am Morning Worship
12:00 pm Lion’s Den Lunch
6:00 pm Business Meeting
Budget Kick-Off Day
April 7th is the first Sunday of the new budget year. We are inviting everyone to give an over and above offering as God leads you to kick off our new budget year to support our church ministry and missions.
The Finance Committee will meet next month to discuss the creation of the church’s TD Ameritrade account to facilitate the conversion of stocks and bonds into usable funds for the church.
Annie Armstrong Easter Offering
The Annie Armstrong Easter Offering (AAEO) is the primary way we support mission efforts in North America. Every gift to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering goes to train, resource and send more than 5,000 missionaries involved in church planting and compassion ministries across the United States, Canada and their territories. Our partnership with Southern Baptist Convention churches and individuals makes this work possible. You can give through our church or online by credit card at https://www.anniearmstrong.com. Checks can also be mailed to North American Mission Board, P.O. Box 116543, Atlanta, GA 30368 (note in the memo line: Annie Armstrong Easter Offering). Gifts are accepted all year.
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!
Good Friday, April 19th
Come join us on Friday, April 19th at 6:30pm as we celebrate Good Friday and communion together!
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!
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.
We are looking for volunteers to assist with VBS which will be held on June 3rd through June 6th! If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Elaine Hawkins.
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 www.baptistmessenger.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org). Thank you!