Upward Sports Football and Cheer deadline extended

It’s not too late!  You can still sign your kids up for Upward Sports!  The deadline has been extended to allow for more children to have the opportunity to build athletic skills, character and confidence while using the teaching of Christ to foster positive sportsmanship.

Upward Sports flag football and cheer are for children from kindergarten through 6th grade.  Each participant must attend an evaluation or orientation to participate.  Evaluations are currently being done by appointment; you may call the church at 918-341-4580 to get Scott Worley’s phone number to make your appointment.  Click here to register online or get a brochure at the church welcome desk.

Upward Sports costs $85 for both cheer and flag football.  The cost includes one practice and one game per week, an opportunity for every young athlete to play in the game, quality game-day uniform and other sport related gear and age-appropriate character and skill development both on and off the field.

Upward Dates:

Evaluations – call for appointments (Scott Worley – get his number by calling the church at 918-341-4580)
First Practice – Monday, August 25; time to be determined by your coach
First Game:  Saturday, September 13
Awards Celebration:  Monday, November 10
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Opening for Part-Time Children’s Coordinator

FUMC has an immediate opening for part-time children’s ministry coordinator.  Interested persons should complete employment application and submit resume to FUMC Main Office.  Questions?  Contact:  Pastor Janelle at 918-341-4580.

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See the Biblical Artifacts this Wednesday

Pastor Ray Crawford has arranged for 14 people to accompany him on a tour of the Biblical Archaeology exhibit at the Armstrong Center in Edmond on Wednesday, July 23.

The center is hosting a wonderful, never-before seen, exhibit including two out of the three only existing royal seals ever found.  The seals confirm the biblical record of Jeremiah and are quite important to the historical record. These are some of the most significant archaeological artifacts ever discovered in Jerusalem.

The tour is free, but you will need money for lunch in Oklahoma City.  We will gather at the church at 8:15 to leave on the church bus at 8:30.  Please call the church office to reserve your space.  The office telephone number is 918-341-4580.

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“Getting Ahead” Course starts August 28

If you live in Rogers County and would like to build resources for a better life, you are invited to attend the Getting Ahead course at FUMC Claremore.  Getting Ahead is a 16-week class that encourages participants to build resources and create a plan that will help them to begin to make changes that will lead to a stable and secure future.

Through activities and group discussions, participants explore the causes of poverty, community and individual resources, and strategies for goal setting and planning.

During the class, you will discover:

  • The “Hidden Rules” of the economic classes
  • Stages of change for participants
  • Community and individual resources
  • Research on the causes of poverty
  • Self-assessments to help with planning
  • Looking ahead to your future
  • Goal setting
  • Creating an individual plan to improve financial stability.
  • And more!
Classes begin August 28, 2014 and will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. each Thursday until November, 2014.  Participants are required to attend at least 75% of the classes.  Classes are held at FUMC Claremore.  Each student of Getting Ahead will receive a workbook and class materials, dinner before each class, childcare (if needed), gift card incentives each week and a graduation bonus for those who qualify.
If you would like to build resources for  a better life, please click here for the application, print it out, fill it out and return it to Laurie Ault at First United Methodist Church, 1616 N. Highway 88, Claremore, OK 74017.  Space is limited so sign up today!  If all the spaces are reserved, we will happily  put you on the waiting list.
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Tulsa Praise Orchestra with Ernestine Dillard this Sunday

Ernestine Dillard will be joining the Tulsa Praise Orchestra during all three of our sanctuary services at Claremore First United Methodist Church on July 6, 2014.  Please invite your family and friends to this rare opportunity for the Claremore community.  Services will take place at 8:30, 9:45 and 11:00.

Established in 1995, the Tulsa Praise Orchestra has performed Gospel and patriotic music in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas, Missouri, Kansas, New Mexico, New Jersey and New York.  The professional-level musicians have played in everything from community churches to the 125th anniversary celebration of the Statue of Liberty in New York.

Ernestine Dillard is well known for her powerful rendition of “God Bless America” at the memorial service after the Murrah Building bombing in Oklahoma City.  She was given a standing ovation by the mourners in attendance, including the President of the United States.  Since that day, Ms. Dillard has used the strength of her amazing singing voice to take a message of hope and unity to audiences around the world.  She will be joining to Tulsa Praise Orchestra in our sanctuary on July 6th.




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