Category: First Church News

Human Relations Day

United Methodist from across the connection help bridge the gap between church and community by participating in the Human Relations Day offering. Human Relations Day is one of the United Methodists six church-wide special Sundays with offerings.  Jesus walked with those in the margins through out his life. This is the message of Human Relations…
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Simplifying Sunday Worship

One of the lessons I heard repeatedly at the Leadership Institute at Church of the Resurrection this past September was the need for congregations to simplify; simplify schedules, processes, systems, etc. Simplifying our schedule is more than making things comfortable or less confusing for us.  It is more about making it easier for new people to find a time and…
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Midweek Message Spring Discipleship Growth

MIDWEEK MESSAGE SERIES TO HIGHLIGHT JOHN WESLEY’S REFLECTIONS ON SCRIPTURE Methodism’s founder John Wesley considered the Bible central to the Christian movement he founded. Beginning Jan. 9, at Midweek Message, First Church will explore Scripture through Wesley’s own words as we seek to address 21 century questions. In the study, Scripture and the Wesleyan Way,…
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Midweek Message Series to Highlight John Wesley’s Reflections on Scripture

Methodism’s founder John Wesley considered the Bible central to the Christian movement he founded. Beginning Jan. 9, at Midweek Message, First Church will explore Scripture through Wesley’s own words as we seek to address 21 century questions. In the study, Scripture and the Wesleyan Way, each chapter explores a key Scripture text and one of…
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Midweek Message Two Week Series Focusing on Meditation Through Movement

Tai Chi is a Chinese tradition that can be used as a form of mediation through movement. It involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner accompanied by deep breathing. With its low impact movements Tai Chi is appropriate for all ages. Join Dixie Squires on Jan. 9 and 16 as she…
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Midweek Message Series Discussing Jesus’s Prayers, Parables, and Healing Ministry

The four Gospels of the Bible are filled with scripture focusing on Jesus and his life. In this 4-week study, Jesus: Prayers, Parables, and Healing Ministry, you will explore these stories to help grow your discipleship journey. Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 9 at Midweek Message Rev. Paul Overholt, will guide this discussion on exploring these stories…
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New Course Focuses on Growing Emotionally and Spiritually in 2019

Are you seeking to make a deeper commitment to God in the New Year? Do you find yourself in a place where you are avoiding healthy conflict in the name of keeping the peace? Ignoring or suppressing emotions? Finding yourself working for God instead of being with God? Living without limits?  Dr. Greg Tener and…
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Cornerstone Going Digital!

The First Church Newsletter, Cornerstone, is officially all digital! If you would like to receive our Newsletter in your inbox subscribe now!  The Cornerstone is a weekly email with all the latest news of what is happening at First Church. Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Greg Tener also emails a weekly pastor e-note!

Sunday Worship During The Holidays

To help everyone attend worship during the busy holiday season the worship schedule will be slightly different during the last few weeks of Dec. and first Sunday of Jan. It is as follows: •Thursday, December 20 – 7 p.m. Early Christmas Eve Service •Sunday, December 23 – 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship & 10:45 a.m. Modern…
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Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship

Bartlesville First Church wants to celebrate the Christmas season with you. First Church is hosting three special candlelight worship experiences. For people traveling over the holidays, First Church will host an early Christmas Eve service on Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. We will have our Traditional Christmas Eve Candlelight worship services on Dec. 24 at 5…
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