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Trophies that Matter

Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

Pittsburgh Steeler defensive lineman, James Harrison, made news last week by decrying the participation trophies his sons, ages 6 and 8, recently brought home. So offended was Harrison that he took the trophies from his sons and returned them to the league decrying they had not been earned (i.e., ...

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Wednesday Night Options for the Whole Family!

Posted by FBC Norman on

With the start of the new school year, we also have the (re)start of Wednesday night activities for the whole family!   We have a meal, complete with a salad bar, that will begin serving at 5:15 in Hallock Hall. Prices are: $5/person, $20 max/family.   For CHILDREN: 5:45-6:45: ...

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Exciting things happening with our littlest people!

Posted by Marlene Hoyt on

It’s about that time again…school is starting very soon! Here at First Baptist Church, Norman, we are very excited to announce many changes for our children for this fall. We will once again be starting our Parent’s Day Out (PDO) program for children from 6 months thru 4 years ...

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Tags: pdo, k-jr., all day pre-k

Mission in Watonga

Posted by Clint Taylor on

  What an amazing week we had in Watonga, Oklahoma! We took a team of 20 individuals to lead a week of soccer camp and art camp. The leaders for soccer camp were Clint Taylor, Nikki Kepford, Isaac Atkins, and Ashton Seratte and the leader of our Art Camp was Brittany Harris. We partnered with ...

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Dinner for 8

Posted by Kirk Hatcher on

Meals shared across a table are some of the most treasured times our family has. Sometimes we spend our time preparing the meal, setting the table, eating the meal, and cleaning up afterward TOGETHER. I love these moments. Dinner for 8 is a chance for our church family to ...

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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

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