Category: First Church News

Jazz on the Lake

Join us September 20, 2020 at 6:30pm for a free concert featuring the jazz stylings of our very own Warren Barnes on saxophone along with Scott McQuade on Piano, Jim Bates on Bass, John Dellavedova on Drums, and Dave Johnson on Trumpet. Music selections in this hour-long concert will include jazz standards as well as…
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Virtual Midweek

Starting tonight at 6:00pm, we will begin our virtual midweek activities. The platform we will be using is Google Meet; this will allow us as a church to host multiple group meetings at one time. In order to use Google Meet, you must have a Gmail email account. If you do not have a Gmail account, you…
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Connect Groups

This fall, we are creating new small groups called “Connect” groups. These are small groups that are modeled after early Wesleyan “classes.” In Wesley’s time, classes were intimate gatherings of 10 to 12 people who met regularly for personal supervision of spiritual growth. The focus of these classes was not on doctrine or biblical information,…
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COVID 19 Update

Due to the continued impact of the virus on group gatherings, the Sunday morning worship service will continue online only through Labor Day weekend. At that time, the situation will be re-evaluated. Effective Monday, August 3, the building will be reopened, and as before, masks will be required to enter the facility. If you are…
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Building Re-Opening

Effective July 1, the First Church building re-opened for weekday usage. Please contact the church office to check the availability of time and space.  Groups that meet in the building will be expected to adhere to the same procedures that we have in place for Sunday mornings and for staff.  Currently, that means that facemasks must…
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Church Closing

Dear BFC Family, As you have been watching the news about the Corona virus, you know that the information is constantly changing. Based upon dates being considered by the Center of Disease Control and the Oklahoma Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, the church facilities will be tentatively closed through May 10. We will…
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125th Anniversary Celebration

The 125th Anniversary Celebration of Bartlesville First Church will be Sunday, March 29. The morning will start with coffee & donuts at 9:30am, then a celebration moment at 10:00am, followed by one service at 10:30am with Bishop Jimmy Nunn preaching. Lunch will be at 12:00pm; if you plan on attending lunch please RSVP prior to March 15, by contacting…
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Garden of Eatin’

The Garden of Eatin’, a community garden sponsored by Bartlesville First Church, will hold its 2020 organizational meeting on Thursday, February 27, at 7:00pm, in the church atrium. The Spring Work Day will be Saturday, March 7, from 9:00am to noon. Last year the garden harvested over 3,500 pounds of fresh produce for local agencies…
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Stained Glass Presentation

The First Women UMW group will have their February meeting on February 13, 10:00am, in room 175. Following the meeting there will be a pot-luck lunch at 11:30am. Grace Farmer will provide sandwiches and those whose last names begin with A-L will bring sides or desserts. Mary Alice Sigmon will lead a program on the…
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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Reading Material

This packet serves as reading material to go along with the ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ sermon series.