First Connections May 24, 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 26, 2019

Jesus on Lust and Anger

Matthew 5:21-30

Dr. Charles Kimball, Senior Pastor


Meetings this week:


Sunday, May 26th                        9:30 am                 Bible Study

                                                    10:45 am                 Morning Worship

                                                                                    No Evening Worship


Monday, May 27th                                                      Memorial Day – Office Closed


Wednesday, May 29th               6:00 pm                 Prayer Meeting

                                                                                    Youth Group

                                                      6:30 pm                 Sanctuary Choir


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

                                                      6:15 pm                 Celebrate Recovery Meeting


Sunday, June 2nd                       9:30 am                 Bible Study

                                                    10:45 am                 Morning Worship

                                                      6:00 pm                 Evening Worship


Memorial Day, May 27th

Memorial Day is the day that is set aside to remember those who served and died for our country and our freedom. May your day be filled with memories, joy and peace. Thank you for your service.


VBS Announcements, June 3-6th

VBS is for all children entering kindergarten through entering 6th grade. VBS starts June 3-6 from 9 am to noon, Monday through Thursday. Family Night will be Wednesday, June 5th at 6:00 pm. All members, friends and neighbors are invited to attend this great meal and fellowship. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Elaine Hawkins.


Scout Troop #408 Flea Market Fundraiser, June 15th

The scouts will be hosting an open flea market here at First Baptist Church on June 15th at 8:00 am. Set up time is 7:00 am. If you are looking to free up some space at home or are an official vendor you are welcome to attend! The cost per space is as follows:

3 Spaces - $40

2 Spaces - $30

1 Space - $15

For more information or questions about this amazing event please

contact Gaylena Sturgill at (405) 550-5639.


Summer Lunch Program, June 17-21st

In Shawnee, a high number of children depend upon free or reduced lunches during the school year.  The Summer Lunch Program provides a healthy meal to children during the summer.  Mission Shawnee relies on volunteers to prepare and distribute lunches across 3 locations in Shawnee.  Children at each location receive a meal, listen to a Bible story, and participate in recreational activities at each location. FBC has agreed to distribute lunches (which are purchased and prepared by others) Monday – Friday, June 17-21st. We need 6 volunteers per day to deliver food, share a Bible story and enjoy fellowship together.  Each event will be 12:15 pm to 1:30 pm. For more information please contact the office or sign up in your Sunday School class.


SMAK, June 24-28th

SMAK (Summer Music Activity for Kids) is June 24-28th  from 10 am to 3:00 pm. Music rehearsal will be in the mornings. Kids bring their own lunch. There will be fun field trips in the afternoons with a snack! Cost for this event is $25 (T-shirt included). For more information please contact Michael Ware.


Falls Creek, July 8-15th

The mystery is afoot this year at Fall’s Creek! Each year, the emphasis of Falls Creek youth camps follows a rotation of evangelism, character & nature of God, then spiritual disciplines. This year our focus is evangelism. Every aspect of camp unpacks the theme as we seek to reach the lost and equip the saints. Cost is $100 per student. The parent meeting will be on June 23rd at 5:00 pm in Fellowship Hall. For more information please contact Andrew Worley, Youth Minister.


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.


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!