First Connections June 7, 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, June 9, 2019

Jesus on Being Nice to Mean People

Matthew 5:38-48

Dr. Charles Kimball, Senior Pastor


Meetings this week:


Sunday, June 9th

    9:30 am    Bible Study

  10:45 am    Morning Worship

    6:00 pm    Anna Henson Talk on Her Semester in Oman


Tuesday, June 11th

    4:30 pm    Finance Committee Meeting


Wednesday, June 12th

    5:00 pm    Personnel Committee Meeting

    6:00 pm    Pool Party with a Purpose

                      Prayer Meeting

                      Youth Group

    6:30 pm    Sanctuary Choir


Thursday, June 13th

    5:30 pm    Celebrate Recovery Meal

    6:15 pm    Celebrate Recovery Meeting


Sunday, June 16th

    8:30 am    Deacon’s Meeting

    9:30 am    Bible Study

  10:45 am    Morning Worship/Lord’s Supper

    6:00 pm    Falls Creek Parent Meeting

                      No Evening Worship – Happy Father’s Day! 


Anna Henson Talk on Her Semester in Oman, June 9th

On January 23, 2019 Anna set out on her journey to Oman. In Al Amana Centre in Muscat, the capital city of Oman, she studied Arabic, Omani Culture and History, and Christian-Muslim interfaith dialogue. She also attended Pope Francis’ visit to Abu Dhabi, the first papal visit to the Middle East. Please join us on June 9th at 6:00 pm as Anna shares her experiences of Oman and describes her amazing journey abroad.


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!