Month: February 2019

Fat Tuesday Celebration

Historically Fat Tuesday, also known as Mardi Gras, is a celebration feast before Lenten fasting. So bring your tummies and let’s eat! We will be serving pancakes and sausage dinner, gluten free options available, along with fun carnival games, music, photo booth, and of course bead necklaces!

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent. Lent is a time when we prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline. For the Lenten season, Mar. 6 – Apr. 21, we will by exploring the book “Didn’t See it Coming” by Carey Nieuwhof. Discovering how issues…
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Praying for the Church

We will soon be facing an important time in the life of our United Methodist Church. On February 23-26, a special General Conference session will be held in St. Louis, Mo. with the purpose of discerning the direction our church will go regarding the human sexuality questions we have debated over many years. We encourage…
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Support First Church When You Shop on Amazon!

Will you be our Valentine? Shop at and AmazonSmile donates to Bartlesville First Church! AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets you enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5%…
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Year 9 of the Garden of Eatin’!

For the 9th straight year, Bartlesville’s community garden is about to come alive. The Garden of Eatin’ is a community garden located on land owned by its sponsor, Bartlesville First Church, near the corner of Price Road and Madison. Each year the Garden of Eatin’ harvests thousands of pounds of fresh produce for local agencies that cook…
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Missions Sunday

In our United Methodist church membership vows, we pledge to support the church with our prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness.  Bartlesville First Church missions are all about using our gifts and talents to “love our neighbors” through the service of others.  We strive to feed the hungry, help the poor, uplift the imprisoned, welcome…
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Praying and Praising as One

On February 23-26, The United Methodist Church will hold a special session of the General Conference, something that has only happened once before in our 50-year history. The General Conference has the full legislative power “over all matters distinctively connectional” The Book of Discipline 2016 (par. 16) This means that all decisions about our life…
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Agape Mission

Agape Mission is a non-profit organization that helps minister to the physical and spiritual needs of those in our community who are unable to meet those needs on their own.  First Church members serve lunch at Agape Mission on the first Thursday and the first Friday of each month. You can serve anytime between 11…
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February of Faithfulness

First Church Student Ministry would like to invite all students grades 7-12 to participate with us in the February of Faithfulness! 2 John 1:6 reminds us that “this is love:  that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love.” In order to begin our…
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