First Connections April 5, 2019

FIRST CONNECTIONS – April 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, April 7, 2019

What Does God Say about Giving?

Selected Scriptures

Dr. Charles Kimball, Senior Pastor

 

Meetings this week:

 

Sunday, April 7                                9:30 am                Bible Study

                                                         10:45 am                Morning Worship

                                                           6:00 pm                Evening Worship

 

Monday, April 8                              11:30 am                Church Council

 

Wednesday, April 10                     5:00 pm                Young Ringers Handbells

                                                           5:30 pm                Prayer Meeting

                                                                                        Children’s Choir

                                                          6:00 pm               Wednesday Night Dinner

                                                                                        Youth Group

                                                          6:15 pm               Children’s Discipleship

                                                                                       Mission Friends

                                                          7:00 pm               Sanctuary Choir

 

Thursday, April 11                           5:30 pm               Celebrate Recovery Meal

                                                        6:15 pm                Celebrate Recovery Meeting

 

Palm Sunday, April 14                    9:30 am                 Bible Study

                                                         10:45 am                 Morning Worship

                                                        12:00 pm                 Palm Sunday Egg Hunt!

                                                           6:00 pm                 Evening Worship

  

Church Pews

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

Budget Kick-Off Month

Tomorrow, April 7, 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.

 

Palm Sunday, April 14

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!

 

Music Makers and Young Musicians will sing in the morning worship service.  Please have your child come to the Sanctuary at 10:30 a.m. to make final preparations.

 

Good Friday, April 19

Come join us on Friday, April 19, at 6:30pm as we celebrate Good Friday and communion!

 

Sunday, April 28, CrossTimber’s Spaghetti Fundraiser

On Sunday, April 28, after worship there will be a spaghetti luncheon and fundraiser for CrossTimber’s. Please join us for this wonderful event and fellowship!

 

Fruit of the Spirit Choir Event, May 5

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!

Prayer Calendar

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.

 

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.

 

VBS Announcements

We are looking for volunteers to assist with VBS which will be held June 3 through June 6! 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 www.baptistmessenger.com or call (405)942-3800.

 

CHANGES?

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 firstshawnee@gmail.com). Thank you!

First Connections March 22, 2019

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.” 

Matthew 9:37-38

 

Sermon, March 24, 2019

Experiencing God in Worship

Isaiah 6:1-8

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

                                                                                        Children’s Choir

                                                           6:00 pm               Wednesday Night Dinner

                                                                                        Youth Group

                                                           6:15 pm                Children’s Discipleship

                                                                                        Mission Friends

                                                           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.

 Financial Update

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!

 Prayer Calendar

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.

 VBS Announcements

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.

Baptist Messenger

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.

 CHANGES?

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 firstshawnee@gmail.com). Thank you!

First Connections - March 15, 2019

FIRST CONNECTIONS – March 15, 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.” 

Matthew 9:37-38

 

Sermon, March 17, 2019

Loving Shawnee like Jesus

Matthew 9:35-38

Dr. Charles Kimball

 

Meetings this week:

 

 

Sunday, March 17                           8:30 am                Deacon’s Meeting

                                                           9:30 am                Bible Study

                                                           10:45 am              Morning Worship/Lord’s Supper

                                                           6:00 pm                Evening Worship

 

Tuesday, March 19                         3:00 pm                Personnel Committee Meeting

                                                          7:00 pm                Women’s Ministry Spring Bible Study

 

Wednesday, March 20                     No Evening Meal or Children’s Activities–Spring Break!

                                                           5:30 pm                Prayer Meeting

                                                           6:00 pm                Youth Group

                                                           7:00 pm                Sanctuary Choir

 

Thursday, March 21                      10:30 pm                Women’s Ministry Spring Bible Study

                                                           5:30 pm                Celebrate Recovery Meal

                                                           6:15 pm                Celebrate Recovery Meeting

 

Saturday, March 23                         9:00 am                Choir Practice

 

Sunday, March 24                           9:30 am                 Bible Study

                                                           10:45 am               Morning Worship

                                                           6:00 pm                Game Night!

Michael Ware Called as Music Minister

Immediately after morning worship service on March 10th we held a secret ballet vote to extend a call to Michael Ware as our Music Minister. The result of the ballet was 95% in favor!

 

 Cooperative Giving Options

                                                           Default;  6% BGCO                        Alternate;  6% CBFO

                                                    1% Associational Missions            1% Associational Missions

                                                           (PLBA)                                            (PLBA)

 Please contact the Financial Secretary, Becky Formby, if you would like to give to the

 alternate option.

Deacon’s Meeting, March 17th

The Deacon’s Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, March 17th at 8:30am.

 

Choir Practice, March 23rd

There is an additional choir practice scheduled for March 23rd at 9:00am to noon. For more information or questions please contact Michael Ware.

 

Church Game Night, March 24th

Bring your favorite games and your favorite finger foods for FBC’s game night March 24th at 6:00pm! Card games, board games, anything goes! Come out to the Fellowship hall and enjoy a great night of fun and fellowship!

 

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!

 

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!

 

Prayer Calendar

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.

 

Baptist Messenger

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.

 

CHANGES?

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 firstshawnee@gmail.com). Thank you!

First Connections - March 1, 2019

FIRST CONNECTIONS – March 1, 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.” 

Matthew 9:37-38

 Sermon, March 3, 2019

God’s Blessings in Life’s Difficulties

Psalm 23:5-6

Dr. Charles Kimball

 

Meetings this week:

 

Saturday, March 2                              8:00 am                 Mission Ignition!

 

Sunday, March 3                                 9:30 am                 Bible Study

                                                                 10:45 am               Morning Worship

                                                                 6:00 pm                 Evening Worship

 

Tuesday, March 5                               7:00 pm                 Women’s Ministry Spring Bible Study

 

Wednesday, March 6                        5:00 pm                 Young Ringers Handbells

                                                                 5:30 pm                 Prayer Meeting

                                                                                                 Children’s Choir

                                                                  6:00 pm                 Wednesday Night Dinner

                                                                                                 Youth Group

                                                                  6:15 pm                 Children’s Discipleship

                                                                                                 Mission Friends

                                                                  6:30 pm                 Ash Wednesday Service

                                                                  7:00 pm                 Sanctuary Choir

 

Thursday, March 7                             10:30 pm               Women’s Ministry Spring Bible Study

                                                                 5:30 pm                 Celebrate Recovery Meal

                                                                  6:15 pm                 Celebrate Recovery Meeting

                                                                

 

Saturday, March 9                              9:00 am                 Community Garden Clean Up

 

Sunday, March 10                              9:30 am                 Bible Study

                                                                 10:45 am               Morning Worship/Lord’s Supper

                                                                6:00 pm                 Evening Worship 

 

Mission Ignition!

Mission Ignition is a hands-on Missions experience that kids will come away with a deeper passion to do missions. It will be Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 at Southern Hills Baptist Church in OKC. Those attending will be leaving from FBC at 8:00am and will return by 5:00pm. Lunch will be served there! For more information please contact Elaine Hawkins at (405)613-1937.

 Ash Wednesday Service

Join us for our 30-minute liturgical Ash Wednesday Service this Wednesday.  Ash Wednesday signifies the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period before Easter.  The season of Lent is intended to be our time of preparation for Easter.  Come worship with us on Wednesday March 6th at 6:30 pm as we begin our Lenten journey together and learn to use the season of Lent to prepare our lives for the celebration of Easter. You won’t want to miss this special time of worship.  Supper will start at 5:30 due to this service.  Because of the Ash Wednesday service, there will be no prayer meeting on March 6.

 Community Garden Cleanup

The Mission’s Committee is hosting a cleanup day for the First Baptist Church’s Community Garden! It will be on March 9th, 2019 at 9:00am. For more information please contact Elaine Allison.

Calling Michael Ware as Music Minister – Sunday March 3rd

Immediately after morning worship service there will be a secret ballet vote to extend a call to Michael Ware as our Music Minister.

Prayer Calendar

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.

FBC Position Opportunity

First Baptist Church of Shawnee seeks a handyman/maintenance man to maintain our church facilities. Ability to do a wide range of repairs and maintenance work, both interior and exterior. Trade skills, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, painting. Ability to work as part of a team under supervision. People skills are essential. Must be a self-starter with high work ethic. 24 hours a week. Please send resume in Word or PDF format to fbcshawnee.charles@gmail.com or firstshawnee@gmail.com.

Baptist Messenger

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.

 CHANGES?

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 firstshawnee@gmail.com). Thank you!