Shawnee Presbyterian Church




Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

What wonderful greetings that most often accompany a hug or handshake. If you are like me, you are quickly disheartened remembering that for nearly a year such human contact has been
discouraged in order to preserve the health on those around us. What a challenge and often a bummer when we realize we can not share the most basic of greetings.

I hope you have begun enjoying my latest past time of mask watching. I love watching the people I come across at the store or on walks, especially their masks. I never thought about how a mask could be used for bedazzling, sharing fun phrases, providing a special flap for your drinking straw, or even advertising a company or product. Interestingly, our eyes have become our new means of non-verbal communication whether we intend them to or not. You can tell if a child is getting excited about Christmas and you can tell if their parent is near the end of their rope. I say let’s use this insight to our advantage. Give it a shot and smile to everyone you meet with your mouth and especially your eyes. In a world full of downhearted people, we can truly make a difference with this wonderful greeting of an eye smile.

The message we share does not have to be only about Christmas, but that is a great way to start. The message we share could well be one that someone is noticed wherever they are and noticed with a smile. It is very hard to not return a smile when it is shared with you. I am reminded that anyone who looks away from you when you smile may well be having a tough day and the message received is still that someone cared enough to share a smile.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Know that I am smiling when I think of you. Remember that the one who comes as a babe on Christmas smiles every time you remember the love that Jesus brings us.

In Ministry Together,
Pastor Craig

Star Word for 2021

Pastor Craig is sending out this year’s Star Words by email this year.  If you would like your own word to consider and pray with this year please let Pastor Craig know at  If you need one mailed to you please let us know and that will be done as well.  Prayers for a Happy New Year and time to journey in our faith walk together.

online worship...

We are currently working on another alternative to stream our worship services.  Please check your email over the next couple of days for this information.  In the meantime, the remaining is still valid.

For more details FACEBOOK LIVE and Other Online worship options CLICK HERE.

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10:30 a.m. Worship Service 

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday
9:00am - 12:30pm

Pastor Craig is in the office throughout the day. To speak with Pastor Craig, call 913-631-6689 & please PRESS Ext. 11 or email him at To contact the office call 913-631-6689 or email at
*If you have a Pastoral emergency, call Pastor Craig at 918-346-0839.

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Snow Technicians Needed

Planning ahead for snowfall, we have contracted for the parking lot to be plowed. To address the sidewalks I’m looking for a few “snow technicians” to clear the sidewalks. If you are so inclined, please contact Jack Watkins at 913-484-7513.

this week...
  • Bell Choir
    Wednesdays at 7:00 pm
    Please contact Kelly for more information
  • “Noisy Offering"
    Sunday, January 24th
    Will you drop a few extra coins in the ‘noisy offering’?  It will be added to the ‘Love Funds’ at SMNW High School and Hocker Grove Middle School to help families in our community. If you would like to support the ‘Love Funds’ but will not be at church on Sunday, you can still make ‘noise’ by adding to the ‘love fund’ jar in the office.
  • Annual Meeting after Worship through Zoom 
    Sunday, January 24th 11:30 am
    Join Zoom Meeting:
    Meeting ID: 812 8615 2674
    Passcode: 343500
  • Before the Annual Congregational Meeting on Sunday, January 24, please follow these guidelines and timeframe:
    1) Read through the Annual Report for 2020. To read the Annual Report Click Here.
    2) Review the 2021 Budget
    3) Review the Slate of Officers
    4) Review the 2021 Proposed Call of Pastor
    5) Complete the Annual Meeting Ballot
    6) Return the SPC Annual Meeting Ballot by Monday, January 25th by email, phone call, mail, or by dropping it off at Shawnee Presbyterian Church.
coming soon...
  • Food When We’re Fed
    Sunday, February 7th
    This is a time to remind ourselves to bring food for others every time we have communion, the first Sunday of each month.  Let’s take this opportunity to make a difference in the world around us. Please feel free to drop food at the church during office hours.