First Connections July 8, 2016

First Connections – July 8, 2016

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God; all things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:1-5



Pastor’s Blog

Ray wrote a blog for the church about the violence going on and our response; here is the link:


Cross Timbers

Please be in prayer for our kids as they go to Cross Timbers Children’s Camp next week.

Here is the list of who is going:


Luke Dyer, Noah Dyer, Dominic Harjo, Jonathan Hawkins, Matthew Swedberg, and
Landon Terrell.


Marlee Affentranger, Casey Brock, Berlin Garlow, Mia Jennings, Maggie Sherman,
Shaelene Sloan, and Emerson Thomas.


Jeff Harjo, Aaron Hembree, Heidi Garlow, Elaine Hawkins, and Lauren Thomas.





New directions



·         Find the card pocket inside the back cover of the book.

·         Take out the card, sign and date it.

·         Place it in the container.



·         Locate the card for this book inside the container.

·         Take it out and replace it in the card pocket at the back of the book.

·         Then place the book back on the shelf.



 VBS T-Shirts

We still have several T-Shirts left from VBS, if you are interested they are $7.50 apiece. If you have already received one and haven’t paid yet please bring your money to the church office.



Freezer Meal Swap
Please join us for a Freezer Meal Swap on Saturday, July 30 from 9:00 am-1:00pm in the church kitchen. What is a freezer meal swap? Each participant is in charge of making one main course/meal but you make that meal approximately 10 times (more or less depending on the number of participants). The meal should serve at LEAST a family of 4 (if your family is smaller it is like getting two meals out of each one). You can prepare the meals at home and bring them up to the church OR prepare the meals at the church (which is a great fellowship time) and swap your meals out with the others that are participating so you have a variety of meals for the freezer. You will receive the number of meals that you prepare. You decide on the meal you want to prepare so cost completely depends on what you choose to make. Buying in bulk though definitely helps.
Meals need to be freezer safe in bags or disposable pans. We ask that all participants RSVP by Monday, July 18, so that everyone knows exactly how many meals will need to be prepared on the day of the event and that everyone has plenty of time to shop for your items. RSVP by emailing me at or calling 405-432-9093. Feel free to contact me with any questions or suggestions too!
 --Julie Purin



 Finance Committee

The January—June 2016 Contribution Statements are ready to be picked up in the Welcome Center. If you would like your statement mailed please let us know by calling the church office at 275-6111.



 The Southern Baptist Convention has provided us with some prayer cards for the SBC Chaplains. Each card has a photo and basic information for a different Chaplain. These will be available at the Welcome Center until they are all gone.



Give Online. It’s Easy!

FBC is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving On-Line! Giving On-Line is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete giving history from anywhere you have internet access. Go to our website for more details.




If you move or change your phone number or email address, please contact us at the church office so we can make the changes to the church directory and database. (Call 275-6111 or email Thank you!  Mary