Hearts on Fire – New Sermon Series

I felt my heart strangely warmed.” -John Wesley describing his spiritual awakening at Aldersgate

I have appreciated your prayers and encouragement this past couple of weeks as I traveled across England in the footsteps of Wesley.  The journey was both fascinating and inspirational.  The Holy Spirit has been at work in and through the Methodist movement for almost three hundred years.  We have a great heritage.  And, perhaps more importantly, I believe we can have a great future together.

On the night of May 24, 1738, a depressed and discouraged John Wesley forced himself to attend a Bible study on a street called Aldersgate in London.  What happened that night changed his life.  His heart was strangely warmed.  He would go out from that house on Aldersgate to lead one of the greatest spiritual renewal movements in history.

Has God’s Spirit warmed your heart?  He will.  Let’s fan the flame this Sunday!

Striving to be faithful,  
Dr. Ray 
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Be a princess for a day

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! All ladies and princesses of God’s glorious kingdom are hereby requested to attend a most elegant tea.  Ladies will be pampered with delicious treats and such finery as is deserving of such fine and noble ladies.  Token for admittance may be purchased in Disciple Hall for a mere $6 for ladies and $4 for young princesses.

Translation:  On May 2nd at 10 a.m. ladies of the church from very young to not-so-young are invited to an elegant brunch in the family life center.  You may purchase tickets in advance in the Children’s Center.  For additional information, please contact Janelle Brammer at 918-341-4580, ext. 325.

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Men’s Mission to Cookson Hills

Men ages 16 to 100 are invited to go to Cookson Hills on Saturday, May 2 for a one-day mission construction trip.  We will be doing good work, having good fellowship and eating good food!  The church bus will leave at 7 a.m. and return in the late afternoon.  Transportation and lunch are provided.   No tools or experience are required; however, it will be helpful if you bring hammers, cordless drills, 20’ extension ladders, rakes, pruners, etc.  We will be replacing damaged trim around the outside of windows on the two-story lodge building.   If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Pete Burkett at 918-695-7818 or pburkett@reagan.com.

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Garage Sale Needs Volunteers

The semi-annual church garage sale will take place Saturday, April 25 and we need a lot of help to make it a success.  If you have items to donate, please drop them by the church Thursday or Friday, April 23 or 24, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.   Items do not need to be priced – we will do that for you.  When you bring your donated items, why not stick around a while to help sort and organize the donations!  We also need people with pickups and trailers to help get some of the bigger items.  Planning to go to the gym those days?  Skip the workout and come move some of the heavier or bulkier items!  We also need help around 2:00 on Saturday to clean up, get ready for Sunday services and get the left over stuff to the thrift shop.  All proceeds of the garage sale go toward missions locally, nationally and internationally.  We hope to see you there!

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Claremore Community Chorus to Perform

First United Methodist Church is proud to host the Claremore Community Chorus spring concert, “Of Heaven and Earth.”  The concert begins at 7:30 Tuesday, April 28.   Bring friends and family to this evening of beautiful music.  Admission is free. A reception will follow the performance.

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