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What do you call yours?

Posted by Vickie Riggs on

I called mine, PawPaw and Grandma, Granny and Grandpa. I have noticed that Grandparents will answer to any name as long as their grandchildren are the ones calling. No matter what you call them, they are unique and wonderful creatures! We are their legacy. They shape our lives. This summer during ...

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Vacation Bible School Goes to Thailand!

Posted by Russ Cole on

For anyone at the church last week after 5pm, I’m sure you heard the rumble from downstairs; kids from all over the Norman area gathered in our building for VBS Thailand Trek. Kindergarteners all the way to fifth graders ran back and forth between games, crafts and bible adventures, ...

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The Cry for Freedom

Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

The news of two prison breaks has captured our attention over the past weeks. The first from Clinton Correctional Facility in New York involved two men convicted of murder. The subsequent 22-day manhunt ended in the death of one escapee and serious injury to the other. The second escape took ...

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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

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