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United Methodist Governance

Charge Conference     Bartlesville First Church is one of three local United Methodist Churches in Bartlesville.  The local church is frequently referred to as a “Charge” because it is “charged” with ministry and mission in a particular area.  The local church is the primary vehicle through which the United Methodist Church performs mission and ministry. …
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Blue Bag Donations for CONCERN Food Pantry

Each November, the BFC congregation collects food and donations for the CONCERN Food Pantry. We hand out blue bags and ask you to fill and return them with non-perishable food items. Again, we have learned that CONCERN loves our blue bag gifts, but they can also buy food much more cost effectively than we can.…
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CONCERN Thanksgiving Boxes

Fall is here and it’s time to fill the CONCERN Thanksgiving boxes! Siemens provides the turkeys and area churches fill in the rest to provide a full Thanksgiving meal for area families in need. This year we’ve been asked to donate 150 cans of green beans. If each BFC family brings a can of green beans to…
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Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat will be October 30th, 6:00-8:30pm in the Bartlesville First Church parking lot. Children and families are invited to show up and collect candy from all of the decorated trunks in a safe and friendly environment. If you would like to be someone who decorates their trunk and hands out candy, please sign…
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Fall Festival

This year’s Fall Festival will be on Sunday, October 13 here at the church. The day will start with the usual Sunday morning services then dinner will start at 5pm with a Chili Dinner/Cook-off and hot dogs. After dinner the festival activities will begin at 6pm. There will be hay rides, horse rides, bounce houses,…
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Pumpkin Patch Fundraiser

There will be a pumpkin patch in October to help raise funds for the Youth’s Spring Break Mission Trip to Memphis, TN. Pumpkins will arrive on October 5th and the Pumpkin Patch will be open from the 5th until the end of the month. The patch will be open seven days a week. The hours…
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Volunteering at the Church

There are always opportunities to help at the church and help is always needed and very much appreciated. As of now, we need volunteers to help with operating lights, screens, and audio during the Sunday services. This would approximately be from 8:30 – 12:00 during both services on Sunday morning. You could help when needed,…
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Jane Phillips September News

The Box Top Program is in the process of being changed. The traditional box top clips are being phased out of production but may continue to be found on many products throughout the store. You can still clip and bring them to the church.However, the Box Tops program will become digital-only and participating brands are…
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Israel Mission Tour

There will be a Volunteers in Mission tour to Israel, led by Rev. Greg Tener, in Spring 2020. The group will depart on Monday, April 20 and return May 1, 2020. The tour will include many holy sites from the life of Jesus Christ and interacting with United Methodist missionaries and their projects. The cost is…
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