Category: First Church News

Church Directories Are In!

Our 2019 directory is in! Thank you all for your patience during this process. Directories are available in the Atrium on Sundays or in office 181 during the week. Currently we are only handing out directories to those who were photographed. We will be making a list of those whose photo are not in the directory and would…
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All Star Church Awards

Congratulations, First Church congregation! We received the Oklahoma UM Conference “All Star Church” award again for both 2017 (63 stars) and 2018 (46 stars). The awards were presented at the Missions Breakfast at the OKUMC Annual Conference in June in Oklahoma City. Thank you for all your Missions activities – they make a Christian difference…
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Oklahoma Annual Conference 2019 Report

About 1,000 people attend Oklahoma Annual Conference each year, more than attend the United Methodist Church’s General Conference.  Half are laity and half are clergy. For most churches, clergy appointments are the most important thing that happens at Annual Conference.  Reverend Dr. Greg Tener was reappointed as our senior pastor.  As expected due to the…
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Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support Group

​Caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s Disease presents many challenges, which can leave caregivers and family members feeling exhausted, alone, and overwhelmed. The Bartlesville First Church Alzheimer’s support group offers a safe place where loved ones caring for people with Alzheimer’s or Dementia have an opportunity to share their joys and challenges. It is…
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A Tribute to the Silent Servants

Everyone leaves a mark on our life. Sometimes it is the quiet people who touch our life the deepest.  I believe Marian to be one of the quiet people. I didn’t know her well, but I was told she was at one time a Stephen Minister, wrote devotions for the Upper Room, and a School Teacher just…
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Sharing Your Gifts With Those in Worship

The Altared Praise Band is looking for individuals who are passionate about praise and worship through music. Preferably having experience playing instruments such as guitar, keys, drums and violin as well as vocalist. This is an amazing opportunity to share your gifts with your church family. If interested, please contact Graeme Biggs, Altared Praise Band…
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Palm Sunday Fun Day!

Join First Church for our annual Easter Egg Hunts on Palm Sunday, April 14th. Everyone is invited to join us after our 11 a.m. worship service for an afternoon of fellowship and fun! We are excited to host a few local food trucks in our own parking lot to allow everyone to picnic on the…
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The Makings of a Hymn

Series on the music of our faith starts April 10 Some of our most beloved church hymns serve not only as spiritual icons, but live on as title pages to the interesting and unusual lives of those who wrote them. In this three part series beginning Wednesday, April 10, at 6 p.m. Luke Cowles will…
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Education Programs by the Alzheimer’s Association

Understanding Alzheime’s and Dementia: It’s a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Join us on Friday, March 22 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. to learn about the impact of Alzheimer’s, the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, Alzheimer’s disease stages and risk factors, current research and treatments available to…
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Kanisa Camp

This summer will be the 4th year we hold Kanisa Camp at First Church! Kanisa Camp is an engaging, exciting, Bible based day camp open to all children in our community. Kanisa Camp provides daily hands on experiences through which campers encounter God in surprising and fun ways. We focus on developing the body, mind,…
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