First Connections May 3, 2019


First Baptist Church Shawnee

Love God, Love People, Love Shawnee


Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.

See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Psalm 139:23-24


Sermon, May 5, 2019

Jesus’ Suffering Helps Us Understand Our Suffering

Selected Scriptures

Dr. Charles Kimball, Senior Pastor


Meetings this week:


Sunday, May 5th                          9:30 am                Bible Study

                                                    10:45 am                Morning Worship

                                                     6:00 pm                Fruit of the Spirit Children’s Choir Program


Monday, May 6th                        11:30 am                Church Council Meeting


Wednesday, May 8th                   5:30 pm                Children’s End of the Year Party!

                                                      6:00 pm                Prayer Meeting

                                                                                   Youth Group

                                                      6:30 pm                Sanctuary Choir

                                                      7:00 pm                SPARK in the Park!

                                                                                   Sanctuary Choir


Thursday, May 9th                        5:30 pm                Celebrate Recovery Meal

                                                      6:15 pm                Celebrate Recovery Meeting


Friday, May 10th                           6:00 pm                 Kid’s Night Out!


Sunday, May 12th                         9:30 am                 Bible Study

                                                    10:45 am                 Morning Worship

                                                                                    No Evening Worship - Happy Mother’s Day!

                                                                                   Family Promise 5/12 – 5/19/2019 


FBC Supper Club

Want to get to know your fellow church members better? Looking for a great evening of food and conversation? Supper Club is a time of fun, food and fellowship for groups of singles, couples and families to get to know each other better. Groups will meet once a month. How do you get involved?  Sign up in your Sunday School class or email Audrey Rose at or text to 918-557-7862.


Facility Reminder

There is a family/handicap accessible restroom behind A100 near the sanctuary elevator. This is a great space for family’s or those with special needs. It also has a changing table and safety rails.


Church Pews

We have six pews available to anyone who can transport them. For more information please contact the office.


Volunteer T-Shirts

The 2019 volunteer shirts are ready and available for pick-up at the office. Prices for shirts are $10 for small to extra-large and $12 for 2XL and larger.


Fruit of the Spirit Choir Event, May 5th

Come join us May 5, at 6:00 p.m. for an evening of music, with performances by

the Young Musicians, Music Makers and Young Ringers!

End of the Year Kid’s Party, May 8th

The children’s end of the year party will be May 8th at 5:30p.m. The party will be at the Kid’s Space Park here in Shawnee.


SPARK in the Park!

The SPARK class party will be from 7:00pm to 8:00pm at the Kid’s Space Park!


Kid’s Night Out, May 10th

On May 10th from 6 -10:00pm there will be a Kid’s Night out for children ages birth through 6th grade to have fun and fellowship with other children at church!! (Parents get a night out too!!) Please RSVP with Elaine Hawkins by May 9th at noon!


Family Promise, May 12-19th

May 12th – 19th we are hosting Family Promise.  Please sign up on the office window to bring a meal or spend a night or evening. For more information please contact Jan Tipton.


VBS Announcements, June 3-6th

VBS will be Monday through Thursday 9:00 am to noon. For Kid’s who are entering Kindergarten through entering 6th grade. We are also looking for volunteers to assist with VBS! If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Elaine Hawkins.


Baptist Messenger

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!