The first of our satellite campuses is scheduled to launch Tuesday, August 16 at 6:30 at Carl’s Coney Island in Ne-Mar shopping center.
Tuesday Night Live promises to be a “judgement-free place to have honest conversations about faith.” Rev. Stephen Cagle is the campus pastor and plans a casual atmosphere with the format possibly being different each week.
Week one will have special guest Geoff Logan, a powerful speaker and musician. You will not want to miss his testimony.
Tuesday Night Live takes place every Tuesday at 6:30 at Carl’s Coney Island and the first 50 people in the door get a free coney.
You can stay up to date with the happenings at TNL by clicking here.
“We can no longer expect the unchurched to simply come to us. It is time for us to take the church to them,” said Rev. Cagle. “It is time for us to take the church to them.” He says that TNL is a church for the unchurched. It is our way of taking the gospel beyond our church building’s walls and into the community to build relationships and share the gospel with our neighbors.
As we continue touring different parts of our church building, Dr. Ray Crawford invites you to join us this coming Sunday in the John Wesley Heritage Parlor. He will be talking about our Methodist heritage and some artifacts that remind us of our Wesleyan roots. Our services are at 8:30, 9:45, and 11:00. We hope to see you here!
The Rogers County School Supply Program is in full swing. The first ten days of the program, more than 2700 students received all the school supplies recommended by their teachers. These supplies have been free of charge to the students. The program continues until August 19.
Parents may register their children for the supplies by going to the church between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Parents give a volunteer the child’s school and grade and acknowledge that they cannot afford to pay for the supplies. Later, they come back to the church to pick up a bag of the supplies filled with supplies requested by the child’s teacher. Students in kindergarten through 12th grade are eligible.
“We would be digging pennies, nickels and dimes to get the kids what they needed,” said Casey Hull, a thankful mother from Claremore.
Ray Dawson, director of the program believes they will exceed last year’s total of 3,215 students. “The schools are asking for more supplies this year,” said Dawson. He is estimating the total cost for all of the supplies to be about $52,000. Money is raised through the church, local businesses, individuals, and other churches in the area.
FUMC is privilege to sponsor the Kid Zone at Food Truck Thursday in downtown Claremore. Food Truck Thursday takes place the last Thursday of each month May through October from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. It is a chance for the community to get together in a fun atmosphere, and it promotes the businesses downtown. Each month has a different theme
FUMC provides bottles of water and activities for children. They have had inflatable obstacle courses and bounce houses, face painting, water misters, and games for the children. “It is a great way for us to promote the church and our many ministries,” said Lynn Youngs, Children’s Ministry Superintendent. Volunteers have a blast with the kids, and they can always use more volunteers!
In August the theme is a mystery theme like the board game Clue. In September they will have a chalk walk in which people purchase pieces of pavement to create art. Attendees will get to vote for the best drawing. October will be a zombie fest in honor of Halloween.
If you would like to volunteer, please call Lynn Youngs at 918-341-4580, ext. 325.