God is moving in our church family. The church has recognized that Steven McConnell has a call to ministry. He has been serving this church for over 10 years now in our music ministry as the church organist and more recently at the Minister of Music. We affirm what we see God doing in and through Steven. Join us for a special night in our Sanctuary as we ordain Steven to the Gospel Ministry.
It is the 5th Annual Young Adult Lake Retreat, our favorite weekend all year! Mark your calendars and sign up to join us on this kid free weekend away. We will stay at a lake cabin at Grand Lake (northeast Oklahoma). The cost is $20 per person and it includes an awesome t-shirt and food for the weekend. Plenty of swimming, boat riding, tubing, and even fishing.
All FBCOKC kids who have completed 3rd grade – 6th grade are invited to join us for Passport Summer Camp in Brownwood, TX! We will have lots of fun playing games, lake activities, basketball/volleyball courts, and making new friends! Most importantly, we will have opportunities to learn more about God and make new friends. Cost is $300 per child. Contact Brad Stewart ASAP if you’re interested in having your child join us!
Join us for Celebrate America on Wednesday, June 26th. Come for a delicious meal at 5pm and then the celebration at 6pm. We will meet in the Dining Hall of First Baptist Church. If you park on the southside of the building off 11th Street, you can enter in the doors with the green awning. Then join us down stairs for a special night. We will enjoy music from the First Family Singers, the Friends Band, and many others.
It’s time for Kids Off Broadway, a super week of fun and music for children to be held June 17-21, 2019. Kids who are entering 1st - 7th grade are invited to participate. Actors, dancers, speakers, and choir members work hard each morning to learn a musical. Experienced leaders guide children as they practice each part. We take a break in the afternoons to relax and have fun with friends.
We also have a class called KOB, Jr. just for 4 and 5 year olds who have not completed kindergarten. This class does not learn a musical, but they will learn some songs to share with us on Friday night. KOB, Jr. holds all the fun of older classes – singing, crafts, Bible study, and recreation, but it’s all geared to younger children. This class has limited enrollment, so if you are interested, please contact Jennifer Crowder at 405-232-4255!
Attention all FBCOKC youth! Join us for an exciting camp experience in Lake of the Ozarks, MO on June 10-14! It’s a beautiful setting for camp with lots of options for free time activities like swimming, fishing, inflatable water park, paddleboats, kayaks, canoes, tennis, sand volleyball, hiking trails, disc golf, adventures recreation, ropes course, mini-golf, and archery tag! All these activities are included in the price of camp!
I’m really excited we have the opportunity to incorporate mission experiences while at camp. Like serving at a food pantry, helping elderly at a nursing home, or painting a house. Cost is $300 per student. I need to know ASAP if your students are interesting in coming! Check out the link below that has pictures and more info. Feel free to call or email with any questions you have.
This week we say good bye to a saint who lived among us. Dr. Melvin Hicks went home to be with the Lord on Sunday morning. Visitation will be held on Friday from 6-8pm at Matthew’s Funeral Home in Edmond. Dr. Hicks memorial service will be held in the Chapel of First Baptist Church of Oklahoma City at 1pm. It is located off 11th street on the southwest side of the building. Parking across the street. Service will be officiating by Pastor Sarah Stewart and Dr. Mack Roark. We hope you will join us as we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Melvin Hicks.
Join us for a Blessing of the Shoes worship service in the Courtyard at 5pm. Bring your running shoes for a blessing for all runners and bring a pair of shoes to donate to our shoe drive. After worship we will enjoy the Marinara-thon in the North parking lot. Come enjoy meatball subs, a bounce house, and enjoy a family friendly relaxing evening outside.
Join us for a Night of Prayer and Worship at the McConnell’s house. We will enjoy visiting, praying together and offering up our voices in worship. We hope you will join us for this opportunity or for the next one at the Stewart’s in a few weeks. This is a great way to prepare your heart for Holy Week.
Join us for a special Ash Wednesday worship service in the Chapel of First Baptist Church at 6pm. We will worship, hear the word of God, and have the opportunity to receive the sign of the cross. All are welcome to join us for this meaningful experience as enter the season of Lent.
Join us for a special worship service on Wednesday January 16th at 6pm in the Chapel of First Baptist Church. Come for a delicious dinner at 5pm and then we will move into the Chapel for the Deacon Ordination Service. The three new deacons will share their testimony as a part of the service. Please be a part of this special time in our church.
Join us for a Committee Kick-Off Luncheon on Sunday January 13th immediately after morning worship. We will enjoy a meal together and then visit about what it means to be on a committee, how healthy committees function, dreams for what the future holds here at FBC and then Committees will have time to meet separately as they prepare for the coming year. This is for all standing committees serving in 2019 .
What better way to celebrate the coming of Jesus than to be surrounded by the sweet sounds of children worshiping their Savior alongside us! All are welcome, so invite your friends and family to join us! We will be having A Taste of Christmas at 5:00 PM in the Commons. Bring your favorite Christmas goodies to share as we fellowship together.
Join us as we celebrate Christmas through a wonderful music program by our Sanctuary Choir, First Family Singers and special guests. The concert is free and childcare is available. This is the perfect event to invite family and friends, so spread the word!
Painted Sky Opera presents “Amahl and the Night Visitors”. Tickets available at the door or online at www.paintedskyopera.org. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Discount on tickets with donations to CareForOKC, a food and clothing ministry of FBCOKC. Performances are Friday, December 14 at 7PM, and Saturday, December 15 at 5PM. Join us for this spectacular performance in the beautiful sanctuary of the historic First Baptist Church.
FBCOKC and Grace City Community Church are joining together to bring you Trunk or Treat. Everyone is welcome to this family friendly night. It is completely free! Come enjoy trick or treating, pony rides, a bounce house, hotdogs, and carnival games. We are a church in the heart of midtown with a heart for our community. We can't wait to meet you.