The Kingdom Connection Fine Arts Camp is July 11-22, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There will be a presentation of the musical on Sunday, July 24th. This camp is a chance for children 1st grade and up to discover talents they never knew they had through the direction of our Music Director, Linda Pollock. They will also learn about God’s Word as they sing, dance, and act their way through the production. There are also plenty of opportunities for parents to help with building sets and helping their children learn lines. Learn more about The Kingdom Connection by clicking here.
You may register your children at the Welcome Desk or online by clicking here.
Wal-Mart has requested that we pick-up their food donations at 9:00 a.m. instead of 8:30 a.m. So starting immediately, drivers will need to be at Wal-Mart at 9:00 a.m. and volunteer pantry workers will need to report to the church at 9:15 a.m. for unpacking the truck.
Wal-Mart has indicated that management needs to complete paperwork before we can pick up the goods, and that this later pick-up time will help avoid delays for our drivers.
We hope that this time adjustment will not be a problem for any of our volunteers, and we appreciate your being flexible during this time.
The population of Rogers County is about 89,000. Last year the weekly worship attendance at Claremore FUMC averaged 890. That means about one percent of Rogers County residents worship at Claremore FUMC on any given week. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could reach another one percent with the love and grace of Christ? Wouldn’t it be fantastic to see another one percent of our neighbors become engaged in their faith and in the life of the church?
In an effort to reach our community we have plans to launch three new “satellite” congregations this year! We will be hosting worship services at Carl’s Coney Island on Tuesday nights. We plan to begin live streaming one of our worship services in order to facilitate an “e-campus” which can be accessed on the Internet. And, we are making plans to begin a new “South” campus located in the strip mall east of the theatre. Please be in prayerful support of this endeavor and your church’s outreach to our community.
We are getting some help! The Green Country District has voted to provide $50,000 in funding to help us renovate the “South” campus building and begin services. In addition, the New Faith Communities Board of the Oklahoma Conference has pledged an additional $372,000 of support over the next 42 months. These are exciting times for Claremore FUMC! Your continued prayer and support is crucial. In the words of our Master, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” (Luke 10:2)
Striving to be Faithful,
Dr. Ray Crawford
The children of the church are collecting money so they can help purchase live stock for small-scale farmers in need. They are hoping to raise enough money to buy chickens for 250 families and goats for 25 families through Heifer International.
If you see children walking around the church with colorful boxes, please give generously. Heifer International has a proven system of working with farmers in many countries. Farmers are given seed or live stock or bees. They use the products, like milk, eggs or honey, to feed their families. The first offspring are given to other family or community members to improve the living conditions of the area.
Help our children help others!