First Connections, July 5, 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, July 7, 2019

Jesus on Worrying

Matthew 6:25-34

Dr. Charles Kimball, Senior Pastor


Meetings this week:


Sunday, July 7th

Theme: Celebrate Your Country Day! : Wear your favorite patriotic clothing!

    9:30 am    Bible Study

  10:45 am    Morning Worship

                    No Evening Worship


Monday, July 8th

  10:00 am    Falls Creek – The Mystery is Afoot!


Wednesday, July 10th

    6:00 pm    Pool Party with a Purpose

                    Prayer Meeting


Thursday, July 11th

    5:30 pm    Celebrate Recovery Meal

    6:15 pm    Celebrate Recovery Meeting

    6:30 pm    CrossTimber's Parent Meeting in Fellowship Hall


Sunday, July 14th

 Theme: Celebrate Western Day! : Wear your best western get-up!

    9:30 am    Bible Study

  10:45 am    Morning Worship

   6:00 pm    Evening Worship

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. All students attending this event will meet here at 10:00 am Monday morning and will depart for camp around 11:00 am. We will return to the church on July 13th around noon. For more information or questions about camp, please contact Andrew Worley at (405)279-7534.


 CrossTimber’s Camp, July 15-18th  

CrossTimber’s Mission Adventure Camp is for children who have completed the 3rd-6th grades.  The camp focus is on missions and provides two chapel experiences each day.  Activities include a ropes course, target sports and water sports as well as a swimming pool. Sign up for this event has ended. If you would like to be a sponsor, please contact Elaine Hawkins.

Tyler’s Mission Trip for FC

Tyler Smothers, our drummer at FBC, and his girlfriend Sadye Booz, who serves in our nursery, are going on an OBU mission trip at the end of the month.  They have attended FBC for the past 2 school years.  Sayde has raised all her funds.  Tyler still needs the majority of his trip funded and asks if individuals or Sunday School classes would help make his trip possible.  The information Tyler provided is below.  

The purpose of this trip is to work together with the International Baptist Centre to build relationships and give support to international students. Tasks will include assisting students with transportation, tutoring and building conversational English skills, and building intentional relationships.

- Sadye and Tyler will be leaving on the 30th of July and returning on the 19th of August

- We will be serving the International Baptist Centre at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (main campus for the largest university in the state)

- As of 2018 the U.S. reach a new high of 1.09 million international students studying at universities

- Roughly 80% of world leaders study at U.S. universities.

- All funding or assistance given for this trip will go to OBU 

The original amount required to raise for the trip is $3700. 


Tyler has raised $1,290.00 with a remaining balance of $2,410.00. 


All gifts should be given to OBU online if possible. The link is

Casual Summer at FBC - July Theme Days

For the month of July, FBC will be having themed Sundays! Each Sunday there will be a new theme that you can choose to dress up for the services. Be creative, and most importantly, have fun!


-       July 7th, Celebrate your Country Day: Dress up to show your love for your country! America, France, Mexico, wherever you are from, celebrate it! Let’s bring out all the countries and cultures that make this church so special!


-       July 14th, Western Day: Bring out your country boots and cowgirl hats for Western day!


-       July 21st, Favorite Team Day: OU, OSU, the Thunder, whatever your favorite team is, come and represent! All fans are welcome!


-       July 28th, Hawaiian Shirt Day: Dust off your favorite visor and an old pair of khakis for this day! Dress for the summer with your best Hawaiian shirt!


Church Game Night

July 28th bring your favorite games and your favorite finger foods for FBC’s game night! Card games, board games, anything goes! Come out to the Fellowship hall and enjoy a great night of fun and fellowship!



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