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 the lonely, and share the love of Jesus Christ through aid and acts of service. We offer missions opportunities in all these areas, and invite you to find an area in which you feel moved to serve.
On January 20, we started a new sermon series, “Our Purpose is Love”, where we are focusing on loving God and our neighbors. On February 10 we will celebrate Missions Sunday in our two worship services, and our guest speaker, Rev. Jeremy Basset, Director of the Office of Mission, Oklahoma Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, will share his message “Cultivating Love”.
Once each year we ask for a special donation for missions from each of our members. This second-mile gift is over and above regular support of our ongoing ministry. Every dollar received is treated as holy, allowing us to reach those in need and to be in ministry to bodies, minds and souls.
Please prayerfully consider your Mission Sunday offering and how you might join us in service, and bring your offering with you to worship that day. If you know you can’t be in worship that Sunday, you may mail it at your convenience. You may also spread your gift out over the year if that is more comfortable for your budget. Other appeals and requests may tug at your heartstrings, but no organization does as much good with such efficiency as the church. When you give to this offering, 100% of your gift goes directly to help the needy and reach the world for Christ.
Thank you, and let’s celebrate the call to love our neighbors through caring service!
First Church Missions Fair tables:
- Agape Mission
- MUTUAL Girls Club of Bartlesville
- MUTUAL Tuesday House
- Samaritan Growth & Counseling Center
- Kairos Prison Ministry
- First Church Missions – Garden of Eatin’, Volunteers in Mission, Community Care, Jane Phillips Elementary
- First Church KID’S – Project Transformation, Many Mini Missions
- First Church Congregational Service – Ambassadors, Ushers