CHRISTMAS POINSETTIAS NOW AVAILABLE
To reserve a poinsettia in honor or memory of a loved one, please contact Elaine 'Peeples' Green at firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP (supplies are limited). Cost is $10 per plant, and can be paid by check or by selecting "Christmas Poinsettias" in the dropdown giving menu at www.giving.okcfirst.com.
Poinsettias will be displayed in the Sanctuary throughout Advent and available for pickup after the Christmas Eve service on 12/24.
You can participate in this year's Giving Tree for local families by:
A.) visiting https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0b45aaa82da4ff2-giving1 to sign up for a specific gift -OR-
B.) visiting www.giving.okcfirst.com and selecting "Christmas Outreach" from the drop-down menu to donate fund instead.
Thank you for helping us care creatively for our community this pandemic holiday season!
From more information, please email Kaylee Vaughn at: email@example.com.
Begins THIS Wednesday, 12/1 | 6:30-8:00 pm | via Zoom
Spiritual Director Sue Anne Lively + Pastors Kristin Mason and Aaron Bolerjack lead this Zoom contemplative discussion of Scott Erickson's Honest Advent for the first 4 Wednesday nights in Advent. To sign up and receive the Zoom link, please email Kristin@okcfirst.com
Calm Waters Center for Children and Families is equipping community partners to have their own Grief Support Groups on their own campuses. We need one or two individuals who would be willing to lead the grief support group for OKC First. Those individuals would receive training and training on the curriculum as well. They can email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Jordan Park, LMFT at email@example.com.
Oklahoma has received 246 Afghan refugees and we expect to receive at least 1800. We want to help.
We will be collecting the following items for donating to the refugees.
There are boxes at the East and West entrances for collecting the items. You may also bring donations to the church Wed.-Fri. 10 am to 3 pm. If you'd like to donate money instead of items, please contact Pastor Kelly Yates at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Maternity clothing, all sizes, (gently used OK) Esp. need loose fitting tops and coats.
- New maternity underwear
- New nursing bras
- Baby wipes
- Baby diapers in all sizes
- Diaper bags (gently used OK)
- Baby bathtubs (gently used OK)
- Baby formula
OKC First is participating in an encouragement project for the housekeeping and hospice house employees of Integris Baptist Hospital. We are putting together kits that will include a note and a snack. There are bins at each sanctuary entrance to collect the snacks - please be sure they are pre packaged and individual snacks. There are also baskets with blank note cards that can be used. Thank you for helping us be hospitable in our community!
SANCTUARY TECH TEAM
We need more volunteers to help run cameras, sound, slides, and other live stream components during our Sunday 10:30 am Community Worship services. No prior experience is necessary! For more information, contact Pastor Tamara at: Tamara@okcfirst.com
Our Hope Box Food Pantry provides food to area families every Friday from 2:00-3:00pm. We need volunteers to help us distribute food and toiletries! To volunteer, email Pastor Avarilla at: email@example.com. Thank you for the ways you love our neighborhood!
The Walt Crow Center is a ministry of OKC First that provides pastors a place to retreat and seek encouragement and healing. Check out our latest newsletter for more information: https://www.waltcrowcenter.com/general-8
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