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Ash Wednesday Provides an Opportunity for Children and Youth to Lead!

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Posted by Crystal Byrd on

     It's an amazing thing to see kids and youth leading one another through a holy service like Ash Wednesday.      Confession, Ashes, Prayer, Communion, Commitment-these are the stations our kids and youth experienced together, hand in hand, to start off the Lent ...

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Tags: children's ministry, intergenerational, youth ministry

University Ministry Wants YOU to Connect!

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Posted by Laura Robertson on

Connect is a ministry intended to “connect” University students with God, their local church, and their fellow believing peers. During this time, students can come and rest, fellowship, and worship-a nice break to rejuvenate from busy lives of class, work, and studying.  A ...

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Tags: university ministry

Onward and Upward

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Posted by Clint Taylor on

Here at First Baptist Church Norman, we are halfway through an exciting and fruitful season of Upward Basketball. FBC began hosting Upward a little over 10 years ago, and I have had the opportunity to watch players grow in their basketball skills as well as their relationships with Christ. This ...

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Tags: recreation ministry

Bikes and Bibles, Oh My!

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Posted by Angela Atkins on

Twice a week a group of guys works in our bike shop, repairing donated bikes to distribute to people in need of regular, inexpensive transportation though our Bikes and Bibles program. Since its inception in 2004, we have given out over a thousand bicycles—212 in 2014 alone. This past month ...

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Tags: community ministry

♫ ♫ Girls Just Wanna Have Fun ♫ ♫

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Posted by Crystal Byrd on

Games, popcorn, snacks, PJ’s, Pillow Pets, OLAF, singing, dancing, making new friends…what else could a girl ask for? Sunday’s Girls Night was AMAZING as 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Youth and University girls gathered to have fun and act silly! We made new friends and laughed with ...

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Tags: children's ministry, intergenerational

A Beautiful Transition

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Posted by Rich Lubbers on

As we've transitioned into being a part of this church, Stacy and I have been overwhelmed by the amount of support we have received. Many have even apologized about not doing more, which makes us wonder what more people could have done! In thinking about the way that we relate to the church, ...

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Tags: youth ministry, intergenerational

Jim Stewart reflects on 30 years at First Baptist before retirement

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Posted by Shana Adkisson on

When Jim Stewart was about 12 or 13, his grandmother told him he was going to be a minister. “I just laughed,” Stewart said. “Over 40 years later, here I am.” Stewart’s ministry will come to a close at First Baptist Church on December 31 when he retires as Associate ...

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Vickie Riggs celebrates 30 years with FBC

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Posted by Shana Adkisson on

Vickie Riggs doesn’t hesitate when she says that the last 30 years of her life have been nothing but a blessing.During her time at First Baptist Church as the senior adult minister, Riggs has enjoyed traveling, building new friendships and enriching the lives of others.“I think what I ...

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A Reason to Celebrate

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Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

“For the Lord is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting and His faithfulness to all generations.” Psalm 100:5 On October 27, 1889 eleven charter members formed the “First Baptist Church of Christ” in Norman. Four years later the church received her “patent” ...

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A Better Way

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Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

The news has been filled with reports of violence and domestic abuse. Many of these reports have centered around football players, some of the biggest, strongest, and most recognizable men in our society. Some contend that these “bad apples” are the exception within a culture of men ...

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Tags: sin, abuse, violence

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