School Supply Program

This is the twentieth year First United Methodist Church has sponsored the Rogers County School Supply Program. The program provides free school supplies for any public school child in Rogers County who cannot afford to purchase them. Children who need school supplies can register Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., from August 1st to August 25 in our Central Campus Children’s Center (at the back of the building, 1615 N. Highway 88).

Donate to the School Supply Program by clicking here.

Last year we provided school supplies to more than 3,100 children at a cost of just over $50,000. Without the extreme generosity of our congregation, this drive could not happen year after year. Your donations help children start the school year off with the confidence they need to succeed. We need your help again this year. You may give online by clicking here and designating “School Supplies” for your donation.

Volunteers are needed beginning July 31 and may sign up in Disciple Hall at Central Campus or call 918-341-4580. Sunday school classes and other small groups will be asked to provide lunch for volunteers during the registration period.

 

View from the Zoo

Did you know that animals have an important role in many of the stories and images of the Bible? You may be familiar with some of them. During our series, View from the Zoo, we will be meeting some of the animals of the Bible, and discovering how God has used each of them to teach us something important.  The View from the Zoo features live visits from a falcon, a goat, and many others…even an alligator!

Come and join in the fun at Claremore First United Methodist church as we worship the God of all creatures, great and small.

Sunday, August 20, we will have a petting zoo in our Children’s Center.  Check back later for more details.

  • Sunday Mornings – Central Campus: 8:30, 9:45, or 11:00 a.m.
  • Sunday Mornings – Vessel Church: 10:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday Night Live – 6:30 p.m. at Carl’s Coney Island in Ne-Mar
  • Wednesday ETA Coalition for Men – 6:30 a.m. at McDonalds near Wal-Mart
  • Thursday Bridge Service and Meal – 5:30 p.m. meal, 6:15 service, 7:30 dessert

You can watch past sermons by clicking here.

Camp for Champs

Camp for Champs is a two-day sports clinic for children from Kindergarten to 6th grade.  Kids will learn from coaches and athletes that have actually played their chosen sport and want to share the joy of the sport.  Kids can choose from flag football, soccer, cheer, and basketball.

The camp is Thursday, July 27, and Friday, July 28, from 8:30 to 11:00.  Cost is only $15 per child.  Click here to register.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Kent Tucker at 918-918-697-8846 or kenttucker@att.net.

Book of James Study – Begins July 5

 

The Book of James by Max Lucado

This twelve-week class is based on Life Lessons: The Book of James, which will take place Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 at the Central Campus.  It begins July 5 and runs through September 20.   The study guide costs $10.  Facilitators are Debi Reynolds and David Towery.  Sign up online by clicking here.

In the study guide’s introduction, Max Lucado says, to James “Christianity was more action on Monday than worship on Sunday.” The book of James is a practical manual for living the Christian life. James wanted the Christian to be genuine, do good works, and be good people. This study will dive deep into the word of God through James’ ideas about how Christians should live their lives.

Max Lucado does a great job of connecting scripture from James to real-life situations. His usual inspirational storytelling and thought-provoking questions will undoubtedly result in great group discussions. The guide includes scripture in appropriate translations, prayer, and room for journaling. If you have questions please contact Debi at 918-884-8350 or email debigirl14@cox.net.

What Matters Most? Sermon Series

The pastors at First United Methodist Church will be exploring What’s the Least I Can Believe and Still Be a Christian, a book by Martin Thielen.  The ten-week series will provide insight to things we may have grown up thinking we have to believe, but we really don’t, and things we really do need to believe if we call ourselves Christ followers.

If you miss a sermon, you can find them here as they are available.

“What Matters Most?” sermon series schedule:

April 30 – about the identity of Jesus titled, “Who Is Jesus?”

May 7 – about the priority of Jesus, titled, “What Matters Most?”

May 14 – about the grace of Jesus, titled, “Am I Accepted?”

May 21 – about the work of Jesus, titled, “Where Is God?”

May 28 – about the example of Jesus, titled, “What Brings Fulfillment?”

June 4 – about the promise of Jesus, titled, “Who Is the Holy Spirit?”

June 11 – about the legacy of Jesus, titled, “Is the Church Still Relevant?”

June 18 – about the death and resurrection of Jesus, titled, “Is There Hope in Our Suffering?”

June 25 – about the vision of Jesus, titled, “What Is God’s Dream for the World?”

We hope to see you at one of our many weekly services:

  • Sunday Mornings – Central Campus: 8:30, 9:45, or 11:00 a.m.
  • Sunday Mornings – Vessel Church: 10:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday Night Live – 6:30 p.m. at Carl’s Coney Island in Ne-Mar
  • Wednesday ETA Coalition for Men – 6:30 a.m. at McDonalds near Wal-Mart
  • Thursday Bridge Service and Meal – 5:30 p.m. meal, 6:15 service, 7:30 dessert

Tuesday Night Live

Tuesday Night Live is a “judgement-free place to have honest conversations about faith.”  Rev. Stephen Cagle is the campus pastor and creates a casual atmosphere with the format possibly being different each week.

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.