Month: January 2019

Welcome to Our New Staff!

The Staff-Parish Relations Committee has hired two new staff members to serve in our Christian Formation and Education area. Shalon (rhymes with Allen) Reynolds will be our new Director of Christian Formation and Education. She will give oversight to the lifelong process of formation from birth to most senior adults. Shalon will give primary focus…
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Helping Feed the Hungry

First Church collects non-perishable foods and other needed items for the CONCERN Food Pantry year round! The items that CONCERN is in need of right now are: small cans of tuna small cans of chicken small cans of spam canned chili crackers hygiene products These items may be placed in the two rolling carts that…
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Jane Phillips Elementary School Supply Drive

Bartlesville First Church members have the opportunity to help the teachers of Jane Phillips Elementary with their school supplies.  Apples with supply needs are on the library window here at the Church. Please consider taking an apple and purchasing the supplies listed on the apple. Items purchased must be returned by Sunday, January 27. These items…
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Finding Your Voice

If you have a voice then you can sing! The Sanctuary Choir is looking for new members who want to share their voice with everyone around them! You do not need any training or experience, you just need a voice. Choir rehearsals are on Wed. at 7 p.m. in the Lecture Hall. Any and all…
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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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New Sermon Series Starts Jan. 20

Our Purpose is Love is a 6-week sermon series that addresses Christ command to love others in today’s setting. We are living in a time of great division in the world, our country, and the Church. Join us Jan. 20 – Feb. 24 as we consider, what does it mean to love God and neighbor…
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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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Student’s Midweek Message

Last week we talked about The Prodigal Son. We touched on how much God the Father loves us when we sin and no matter what we do he will always welcome us home with open arms. But we also focused on the brother and his resentment towards his brother. Sometimes it hard to see the…
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Your Gifts Are Needed!

We kicked off Midweek Message on January 9 with 38 kids! We expect those numbers to grow as kids return to their school routine. We are looking for some people who feel moved by the Holy Spirit to share God’s love with the youngest in our church. We are looking for more volunteers for both Wednesday Nights 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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