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♫ ♫ 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

Roller Coasters

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Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

Roller coasters and summers have gone together for me since the days of my youth and I am passing this on to my children.  Growing up in Louisiana and Oklahoma made annual pilgrimages to Six Flags a summer ritual.  I remember standing in line to ride the Big Bend roller coaster and with ...

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50 is the New 50

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Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

The last of the Baby Boomers turn 50 this year. This generation of Americans, born from 1946–1964, is named after the post-World War II “baby boom.” I am a Baby Boomer and as one of the “late Boomers” one of the last to turn 50—tomorrow! My son recently informed ...

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Faith in the Storms

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Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

The one year anniversary of the Moore tornado (EF-5) has been an emotional week for many. This one day will be etched forever in the minds of those who suffered it. In retrospect, however, the 2013 Moore tornado was the devastating focal point of a 2 week period of storms and tornados unlike ...

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Hit the Mark

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Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

Good morning Norman! As you read this devotion I am finishing up a week of ministry in Cuba with Reaching Souls International. Over the past week I have had the opportunity to preach and see firsthand the work of pastors and churches in Cuba. We have talked about the need and importance of ...

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