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Community Ministry

With the Lord's mandate to love people, the purpose and heart of FBC Norman's Community Ministry is to walk alongside those in need and hopefully redefine community for the people of Norman. With the services and support that FBC provides, our hope is for program participants to experience spiritual growth, improve financial health, achieve personal growth for themselves and their children, and gain the necessary skills and knowledge for self-sufficiency. 

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Food & Clothes

Sunday Supper

Every 1st and 3rd Sunday from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. we serve a free hot dinner to people of the community. We are always looking for volunteers, so contact the  if you want to help.

Sunday Lunch at Food and Shelter for Friends

Volunteers from FBC Norman and other local churches serve lunch each Sunday at Food and Shelter for Friends from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.. Groups of 4-6 people can contact the  to sign up to serve.

Food Pantry & Clothes Closet

On the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. in FBC's basement. Must bring a valid I.D. to participate.

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Transportation

Bikes and Bibles Ministry

This ministry has given out over 1,000 bikes to people without transportation since it began. Volunteers work throughout the week to revive bikes so that those in need can receive one. If you are in need of a bike, call 321-1753 to put your name on the waiting list.

Sunday Friendship Shuttle

Each Sunday morning, our volunteers pick up people who need transportation to church and back. If you are in need of a ride to Sunday School and worship, please call 321-1753 by Friday noon to be added to the route.

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Kids Hope

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Our church partners with a local elementary school, Lincoln Elementary, to provide mentors for at-risk students. Volunteers work one-on-one with a student, meeting once a week for an hour. The mentors help the students academically, but also provide a caring relationship to help them socially and emotionally.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please email Angela. Check out the Volunteer Information Packet. Once you have decided to become a mentor please return your completed application to the church office.

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Housing

Apartment Ministry

The purpose of our apartment ministry is to provide a transitional and transformational housing, leading to self-sufficiency. With the services and support that FBC provides, our hope is for program participants to experience spiritual growth, improve financial health, achieve personal growth for themselves and their children, and gain the necessary skills and knowledge for self-sufficiency. This one year program offers participants the time and resources necessary to get back on their feet.

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Volunteers Options

  • Donate food for our food pantry
  • Serve at Sunday Supper or lunch at Food and Shelter for Friends
  • Donate a bike
  • Work with our bike team to repair donated bicycles
  • Mentor an elementary student for one hour a week
  • Help at our clothes closet/food pantry distribution on the first or third Sunday of each month
  • Donate hygiene items
  • Help stock food and pack bags on Tuesday mornings
  • Help sort clothing on Thursday mornings
  • Donate bike locks or Bibles
  • Provide household items needed for the apartment ministry
  • Pray
  • Participate in CROP walk
  • Volunteer at the Thanksgiving Basket Building Party
  • Serve others through To Norman with Love this fall
  • Drive the Sunday Friendship Shuttle route one Sunday a month
  • Help coordinate our Sunday Supper volunteers on a rotating basis once a month

Interested or have other ideas? Contact our at 321-1757.

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Resources

Books to Explore

Claiborne, Shane, The Irresistible Revolution. 2006.

Dorrell, Jimmy, Trolls and Truth: 14 Realities About Today’s Church that We Don’t Want to See.  2006.

Gordon, Wayne, and John Perkins. Making Neighborhoods Whole. 2013.

Hatmaker, Brandon. Barefoot Church: Serving the Least in a Consumer Culture. 2011.

Keller, Timothy J., Ministries of Mercy.  1997 2nd ed.

Perkins, John. With Justice For All: A Strategy for Community Development. 2011.

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