Register NOW for Men’s Retreat

September 11-13, cost $120

Men, It is time for the annual Men’s Retreat at Camp Egan sponsored by the Owasso First United Methodist Church – United Methodist Men. The retreat will begin at 7:00PM on Friday September 11th and conclude around 12:30PM on Sunday September 13th. Our hope is that this year’s retreat will be bigger and better than ever and we hope that you will consider joining us for a weekend of fun, fellowship and Christian growth through the messages brought to you throughout the weekend. Our special guest again this year is Bishop Robert E. Hayes Jr. We will open the retreat on Friday evening with Bishop Hayes and conclude the weekend events on Sunday morning with retired District Superintendent George Warren. Other exciting guest speakers in will share with us what it takes and what it means to be “All In”. The retreat is based upon the scripture taken from Mark 12:30.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN.  There are two ways to register: Click here to register and pay on line or Click here to print and mail the registration brochure with your payment. Registrations must be received by September 4th. The cost of the retreat is the same as last year, $120. Our goal and cap this year is for 150 men to attend the retreat. We hope that you will be one of them.

We are determining who will get to sleep in Holliman Lodge a little bit differently this year. All paid registrants on September 4th will be entered in a lottery and names will be chosen to determine who will be assigned rooms in Holliman. We are hoping this makes it fairer for all individuals.

You are encouraged to register as soon as possible. Informational emails will be sent out prior to the event to all registrants. Please include your email address in your registration if you have one.

We also hope that you will print copies of the brochure and hand them out to men in your church or other UMC churches in your area.

Please contact Bert Alba at 918-274-8670 (home), 918-521-3311 (cell) if you have any questions. I look forward to seeing you at Camp Egan soon!


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What do YOU believe?

Our core beliefs make us who we are!  Over the next 12 weeks we are going to look at the core beliefs of Christians as outlined in the Apostle’s Creed.  The Apostle’s Creed dates back to at least the fourth century, and was probably used in the church, in a similar form, long before that.  It is a short statement of what Christians believe.  It needed to be brief so that the early Christians who could not read could memorize it.

There is power in this creed because there is power in the Christian faith!  I hope you’ll join us as we explore our core beliefs as a church and what they mean for the way we live our lives today.

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Poland Mission Lunch Sunday

Sunday, August 2, the Poland mission team will be hosting a fund-raiser lunch in the Family Life Center.  This will be the team’s last chance to raise the funds needed to transport musical equipment to Poland.

Many of our worship band, “glorifi,” will be traveling to Poland to continue support of the Polish United Methodist Church music ministry.  The ministry was started several years ago by a previous Claremore FUMC musical mission team.  Worship music has had a huge impact on bringing people into the church.

Any help you can provide to defray the costs of this mission will be greatly appreciated.  You can mark your donations, “Poland Mission.”  Please drop the donation into the offering plate or mail to:

Claremore First United Methodist Church
Attn:  Poland Mission
1615 N. Hwy 88
Claremore, OK 74017
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Rusted Rabbit Accepting Donations

Our mission’s ministry has a booth at Rusted Rabbit, 408 South J.M. Davis Blvd.  Business has been so good they are in need of more merchandise. Do you have some decorative items that are in good condition you would like to donate?  Items that sell well are wall art such as sconces and small furniture such as chairs and side tables.  If you have items you would like to donate, please call Diana Holverson  Loretta Mapes.  You may call the church at 918-341-4580 to get their contact information.

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McCurdy Mission Collecting Lables

From now until September 10th, please help the McCurdy Mission Team collect the “Labels for Education” product labels to support the McCurdy Ministries in Espanola, NM.  Collected labels may be placed in the marked box in the lobby of the church.

“Labels for Education” can be found on the following brands:

  • Campbell’s soups, juices, gravies
  • Pepperidge Farm breads, croutons, rolls, stuffing, crackers
  • BIC pens, pencils, markers
  • Prego sauces
  • V8 juices
  • Pace salsas, picante sauce
  • Emerald nuts, snacks
  • Pop-Secret popcorn
  • Post cereals
  • Swanson broths, canned chicken, cooking stock
For a complete printable list, please click here.
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