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I Don't Know, Cheer Anyways

Posted by Rich Lubbers on

Last Saturday, almost 50 of our members got up early, pulled on a navy blue t-shirt, and spread out all throughout Norman, Moore, and South OKC. Between helping with check-ins, manning intersections, or handing out water, our people served the Oklahoma Baptist Children's Home in their annual ...

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Washing Dishes

Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

I remember my first church camp in the summer of 1977. I had just completed 7th grade and our youth minister took us to Camp Wentz in Ponca City. We stayed in small stone “castles” with bunks three high and no air conditioning. While the heat was stifling and the chiggers were ...

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Tags: foot washing, upside down

Peru needs your help!

Posted by Kirk Hatcher on

Dear FBC Norman Church Family,  In the next two weeks, the Youth and College Ministries are gearing up for a successful week serving children and families living in Collique, Peru alongside OSA ministries. We depart on Friday, June 26th and return Sunday, July 5th. During our time in ...

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Tags: crafts, missions, peru, supplies

Upside Down: The Wisdom of James

Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

In just a few weeks, the record setting May rains will give way to the brutal heat of an Oklahoma summer.  And so, images of icebergs as part of our summer worship theme, Upside Down, hope to offer respite from the coming 100 degree days.  Have you ever taken the time to ...

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Tags: james, sermon series

New Beginnings

Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

It was graduation morning and I was up at the crack of dawn. My friends and I decided that we would celebrate our special day with a round of golf at Tulsa’s LaFortune Golf Course. It was a beautiful spring day and in the midst of all the fun, remembering the great times we had in high ...

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Mother's Day is HERE!

Posted by FBC Norman on

  Sunday, May 10, is Mother’s Day! Have you made your plans yet?  As you arrive at FBC Norman this Sunday, plan to spend a little extra time on your way to your LifeGroup. From 8:45 - 9:30 a.m. in Hallock Hall, we will have a Mother’s Day Reception for the whole church. We ...

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Tags: mother's day

Keep Calm and Stay Up Late!

Posted by Crystal Byrd on

Our annual spring sleepover this year was epic. Not only did we have a glow stick party, nerf war (complete with charging stations and a Spiderman obstacle), scary sardines in the dark, and a phenomenal talent show, but we also had youth volunteers that made the night awesome. Eight of our youth ...

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Tags: children's ministry

Everything You Could Ever Want to Know About Chad Smith*

Posted by FBC Norman on

This is an exciting time in the life of our church, and because of that, this blog post will be longer than normal, so please keep reading to the end. First, we'll have a bio, then we'll have his schedule for this week/weekend. If what you want to know about him isn't answered here and your ...

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Growing Intergenerational Faith

Posted by Rich Lubbers on

A week and a half ago, I had the distinct pleasure to watch something that I think few youth ministers get to see. I got to see the future of our church. Youth and children got on vans during normal Wednesday night times and were delivered to long term care facilities of all kinds to give pots of ...

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Tags: children's ministry, intergenerational, youth ministry

Render...

Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

In a letter to French scientist Jean-Baptiste Leroy in November 1789, Benjamin Franklin wrote, “Nothing is certain but death and taxes.” With the passing of April 15 just a couple days ago, we can affirm this certainty. When asked about paying taxes to Rome, Jesus replied, ...

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Tags: render to caesar, render to god, tax day

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