Category: First Church News

Project Transformation

This summer will be the 12th year we sponsor Project Transformation (PT)! Project Transformation is a high quality, structured summer literacy camp with an emphasis on reading for under served children in the Bartlesville community. We focus on developing the mind, body, and spirit of participants and help them reach their full potential. There is…
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PJ Sunday!

Sunday, March 10 is the day we switch to daylight savings time. It’s just a minor nuisance setting the clocks in our house forward the night before, but most of us have more trouble setting our body clocks forward. Getting going that first day is always a struggle! Save yourself a little time on Sunday,…
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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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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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