Adult Confirmation begins January 10

In a world where it is easy to feel all alone, you are invited to get connected to Jesus Christ and His people,

Adult Confirmation takes place Wednesdays, January 10 through February 7, from 6:30  to 7:45 at Central campus.  A meal for participants and their family members will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 for $5 per person or $20 for a family.

Get Connected! Sermon Series

January 14 to February 7, 2018 our pastors will help you get connected to God and to his people in a new sermon series called, “Get Connected!” During these five weeks you are invited to learn more about what it means to be a Christian, remain a Christian, connection to the United Methodist tradition, remain connected to the tradition and what it means to be member of First United Methodist Church.

You are invited to a Get Connected Lunch on February 11 at 12:15 in Fellowship Hall of Central Campus. You will be able to ask questions, meet some of the staff, and get connected to First United Methodist Church.

Below is a list of the sermon titles and scriptures. You are welcome to read the scripture and pray over it before hearing the sermon on Sunday morning.

January 14 – “Follow me!” based on Matthew 9:9-13

January 21 – “A heart receptive to God” based on Mark 4:1-20

January 28 – “Fully devoted life” based on Luke 10:25-28

February 4 – “Abiding in Christ” based on John 15:1-12

February 11 – “God’s Kingdom in Claremore” based on Acts 1:6-8

If you miss a sermon, you may watch it online here.

Valentine Banquet – Sunday, February 11

Join us Sunday, February 11, (please note the date change) in the Central Campus Family Life Center for a very special evening of fun and fellowship. Doors open at 5:00, dinner will be served at 5:30. This event is not limited to couples! It is great fun for singles, Sunday school classes, and friends. Our youth will treat you to a delicious dinner, delightful entertainment, and a fabulous auction. Come and see how much fun it is to bid against one another on some of your favorite auction items!

Hilltoppers to Woody Guthrie Center – January 25


Leaving the church at 9:00 a.m.

Cost is $3 for bus expenses plus lunch money

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Whether you are a history enthusiast, a country music fan, or just like to experience interesting things, you will really enjoy this trip! The Woodie Guthrie Center in Tulsa’s Brady District is dedicated to preserving Woody Guthrie’s body of work and celebrating his life and the continuation of his legacy. Come with us and discover Woody’s important role in American history and his advocacy for social justice.

Free Indoor Mini-Golf, January 28

Get ready for an afternoon of FREE indoor mini-golf fun Sunday, January 28, from 2:00 to 6:00. No matter what the weather is doing outside, you and your friends will stay warm and dry inside the Central Campus Family Life Center. The course is open to everyone from one to 100.

Greens are being designed by individuals, businesses, organizations, and Sunday school classes. There will be concessions and prizes. Vote for your favorite green! Try to unseat last year’s champion in the Best Score competition. A love offering will be accepted.

Sponsors and designers are still needed.

Contact Kent Tucker at 918-697-8846 or email to sign up as a sponsor, designer, or both.

Green designers may set up Friday, January 26, from noon to 9 p.m. and Saturday, January 27, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Designers must create a 10’ x 15’ border to keep the golf balls in the green. They provide all materials and creativity to make something amazing! We provide the hole. Awards will be given for Best Christian Theme, Most Challenging and People’s Choice.

Sponsorship is just $100 per green. You can design it yourself or ask someone to design it for you. Sponsors will get their name or logo on a sign at the green, on the score card, and on a banner.

Vessel Church Anniversary – Jan. 7

Vessel Church is turning one year old! The celebration will take place on Sunday, January 7, with Brownies Burgers food truck serving food and KXOJ Radio Station broadcasting live from the parking lot.

Join Vessel Church in celebration of all God is doing to in the lives church members and the community.  Visit the Vessel Church website to find out more about Vessel Church.


Our young adult and high school seniors will be sacrificing their sleep to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network.  Last year the young adults raised $185.71 by staying up all night playing video games.  Will the high school seniors help them to raise more? We can only hope!

This year they are counting on you to earn a bigger donation.  Click here to donate online or drop your donation into the offering plate (designate your gift “game-a-thon”).

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When you do your shopping on Amazon, you can also donate to the church by simply going to Amazon through the program.  (Click here to go directly to our Amazon page.)  Purchasing through will not cost you any extra money and you don’t lose any Prime benefits.

Thank you to those of you who are using  Amazon has donated more than $700 to the church through the program!  In a recent one-week period, 127 purchases resulted in donations!

Click here to have your Amazon purchases support the ministries of First United Methodist Church.

Celebrate Recovery – Tuesday Nights

Celebrate Recovery meets Tuesday nights at 6:00 in the Family Life Center of First United Methodist Church on Highway 88. The Christ-centered program provides healing for hurts, habits, and hang ups by applying Biblical principles. Those suffering with addiction, compulsions, and dysfunctional behaviors find comfort in God’s healing power, and are once again able to find authentic joy in their lives.

CR has a proven track record.  The program has helped thousands of people in its 25 years.

No matter where you find yourself in life, you are invited to Celebrate Recovery at 6:00 every Tuesday night at the Central Campus.  The service begins with a meal, has a small-group component, and ends with meaningful worship.

For information on the Celebrate Recovery program, contact Steve Bear at 918-694-8355.

Help Us Restock the Shelves


As of October 8, our supplies are no longer critically low.  We are still accepting donations from the congregation.  With your help we are now able to keep up with demand.


The our Food Pantry is running very low on food. In order to provide food to our neighbors in need we need YOUR help.

Peanut butter, beans, canned meats are good sources of protein. Canned goods, cereal, and bread can help supplement meals. You may bring food to the church anytime the church is open. Just drop it off in the grocery cart by the front door or give it to the person manning the front desk.

Thank you very much for helping others when resources are running low.