• What light does - current sermon series

    Join us for this series as we work through passages in the Book of Acts together and learn what it means to live in the Light of the Resurrection, as we try to keep up with the redemptive activity of God.

  • JUStFaith - Wednesdays at 6:30

    Wednesday, April 17th our JustFaith group, taught by Rev Dr Kelly Yates and Eric Jergenson, will begin it's 3rd topic: Faith and Immigration Justice. We would love to have new folks join us as we educate ourselves and engage in holy and healthy dialogue around immigration, a highly contentious topic that is nevertheless intricately linked with our Christian faith. Previous participation is not necessary! This module will be about 8 weeks long.

  • Spiritual Formation  - Wednesdays at 6:30

    New series Coming - Wednesday April 10th - Digging Deeper into Spiritual Formation begins with Dr. Jesse Middendorf, using the book "Renovation of the Heart." We hope you will consider participating in this class and embark on a path of spiritual growth and daily transformation. It is an intense series with an 8 week commitment.

  • OKC Memorial Marathon - April 27-28

    A group of our OKC First Kids will be running in the Kids Marathon on Saturday, April 27th. Contact Lisa (lisa@okcfirst.com) ASAP for more information. 


    We will have regular 10:30 service, but will not have SS on Sunday, April 28th as we encourage our folks to participate by running or cheering. More details to come! 

  • Children's musical - may 5th

    The Children’s Department is so excited to bring the musical Danny and the Shacks to OKC 1st.

    We hope all of you will join us for this exciting, fun, and inspirational musical.

    Sunday, May 5th Performance | 10:30am


    Parents - it is not too late for your family to participate! Questions: call Pastor Lisa @ 405-823-0444

    Practice schedule:

    - Sunday’s @ 9:30am

    - Wednesday @ 6:30 – 8pm

    - Dress rehearsal – May 3 – 6pm – 8pm (Parents please attend)

  • Senior Sunday Celebration - May 12

    We are looking forward to celebrating our 13 graduating High School students during the Sunday worship service at 10:30. 

  • VBS 2024: Camp firelight

    We are excited to announce Camp Firelight! We hope your kids will join us! 

    June 2nd - 6th

    6-8:30pm

    Register kids and volunteers at https://vbspro.events/p/15819e

  • our missionaries - Matthew & Hannah lawrence are headed to spain

    🌍Matthew and Hannah are embarking on an incredible journey to minister in Spain, with specific focus and care for refugees and immigrants.


    🙏💵Please join us in supporting them in this important work. If you feel led to contribute, you can donate at https://give.nazarene.org/pledge/mhlawrence


    🎥To view their story in its entirety, visit: www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYqPBUVWi20
  • zambia partnership - LUKA International foundation

    We have been partnering with Zambia since 2009. Pastor Jon gave us an update in the March 24th service - Do you know that we support two community schools? The OKC First non-profit Luka supports the Maanu Mbwami and Kanyama schools. A few weeks ago we raised emergency funds to help recover from a Cholera outbreak that had closed the schools. Beyond the funds we asked for, we raised an extra $1089 (wow!) that will be used for future Cholera prevention. You are a generous church!  This is our work to do. Please join us. 


    The needs continue in Zambia, as 40% of children experience malnutrition. Go to www.lukafoundation.org if you would like to be a one-time or monthly supporter to help provide one healthy meal a day to each of the 1500 students. Contact our ministry Director at deb.mccullock@lukafoundation.org if you have any questions. We are already planning our next trip to Zambia, let us know if you are interested! 


    www.lukafoundation.org

  • SERVE - the Cycle of faith is not complete until you serve

    At OKC First, we are always finding ways to put skin and flesh on the welcome and hospitality of God! We need your help to do that, so sign up for one of our teams today! We have a place for everyone to make a difference in our community. 


    We are specifically looking for more building care, greeters, and creative team volunteers!


    I Want to serve!

  • Wednesday Night Classes

    Age Group Ministries


    Kids (nursery - 5th)

    Rev. Lisa Sanders

    6:30 - 8:00pm

    Kids Department

    contact: lisa@okcfirst.com


    Youth (6th - 12th)

    Rev. Avarilla Anfuso

    6:30 - 8:00pm

    Cole Community Center

    contact: avarilla@okcfirst.com


    College

    Rudy Rockett

    8:30 - 9:30pm

    Cole Community Center

    contact: rudy@okcfirst.com

  • Join a Sunday School Class!

    Not currently part of a Sunday school class? You're missing out on such a great opportunity to dig deeper relationally and spiritually. 


    Check out a list of our adult Sunday school classes currently available:


    SUNday school classes

  • Youth summer experiences

    We have a full slate of summer activities planned for our students! We invite you to pray for them as they prepare and go, as well as keep an eye out for the many ways you can support them financially. 


    MS Mission Week - Working with our very own ONE June 23-27

    District church camp "Encounter"MS camp: June 3-7, HS camp: June 10-14

    HS Mission Trip - Heirloom East Bay, San Francisco July 12-20th

  • hire a teen - summer mission fundraising

    Need some work done?

    HIRE A TEEN TO DO IT!!!!!

    Do you need your lawn mowed, a babysitter, dog sitter, leaves raked, a floral arrangement for a special occasion, or other odd jobs? Hire a teen! We have plenty of teens who would love to help you out and raise money for their mission trips.

    If so, please reach out to Pastor Avarilla at avarilla@okcfirst.com and she can get you connected to a teen! All proceeds will go to fund that individual student’s trips.

  • youth ministry bake sale - May 5th

    OKC First Youth will be having a bake sale fundraiser every first Sunday of the month to raise money for our general mission trip scholarship fund. Our next bake sale will be May 5th during the Sunday School hour. Be prepared to support our students by purchasing items as they visit each SS class with baked goodies. You can pay with cash or we will have a QR code! 


    Love to bake? If you are interested in donating a baked good, please let Pastor Avarilla know. 

  • hope box food pantry

    We regularly serve 65 families on Friday afternoons from 1:00-2:00. Help us serve our community! We need volunteers, monetary donations, and 4 specific food items: cereal, peanut butter and jelly, spaghetti pasta, and pasta sauce. You can drop any of these items off at the church. For questions or to volunteer contact JaydenJayden@okcfirst.

  • ONE coffee club: Suport our after school & Summer programs

    Get one of our cool coffee mugs! ☕For the price of one coffee a month, you can help Our Neighborhood Empowered make a tangible difference in the neighborhood. Check out https://www.oneokc.org.

    Here’s a breakdown of how your money is invested back into your community:


    $5/month covers 5 meals. We serve an average of 480 meals per month.


    $25/month covers 1 week of transportation.


    $50/month covers the cost of one student to receive virtual learning assistance for a month.


    JOIN THE CLUB

  • ONE - Our Neighborhood empowered

    Our Neighborhood Empowered (ONE) exists to positively impact OKC by providing programs that enable child and adolescent development. Hosted in OKC First's Cole Community Center (CCC) We work within our community to provide much-needed after-school support, summer camps, tutoring and mentoring for kids, and school supply assistance. Our aim is to meet a felt need and have fun with the kids in our community at the same time! Visit https://www.oneokc.org for ways to volunteer and give financially. 

  • Ministerio Latino Service

    Sundays at 10:45am

    Room 45


    Led by Rev. Daniel Moreyra, our all-Spanish worship service is now more than a year old! For more information, please email daniel@okcfirst.com.

  • stay up to date

    Along with the digital worship folder, our weekly email communication is one of the best ways to stay up to date on what's happening at OKC First! 


    If you are not currently on our email list OR are not sure if you are on our list, click the button below and we'll make sure that you are.


    JOIN OUR EMAIL LIST

  • Ways to give

    Want to contribute to the mission and ministry of OKC? 

    Visit www.okcfirst.com/give and follow the steps in this easy-to-follow video tutorial!

    Online 🖥️      By Text message 📱     Mail ✉️      Giving Stations in the Sanctuary 🗳️

  • OKC First outreach ministry apartments

    We had a great turnout on February 24th. There will be more workdays coming, watch for details! We're calling on volunteers to help repair, clean, and beautify our outreach ministry apartments. It's more than just a work day; it's a chance to connect, serve, and make a difference together. Bring your enthusiasm and love for service. We’ll be cleaning, organizing, and ensuring this space for our neighbors is well cared for. Whether you’re skilled or just have a heart to help, your presence will be a blessing.

  • our leadership - Church board

    We are grateful for these folks who will help lead us for the next year:

    Kelly Baker, Mike Bell, R.B. Broyles, Brent Conway, Heather Clemmer, Mike Duke, Alex Fain, Lori Felder, Tina Hughes, Jeremy Miller, Mark Murray, Amy Smith, Ron Wright, and Chris Yates.

    Church officers are: Eric Jergensen (SDMI), Jessica Sword (NYI), and Wes Veitch (NMI). 

    Church board alternates are: Kristy Wente (1), Faith Sinclair (2), Derek Dorris and John Paynter (T-3)

  • WALT CROW Retreat CENTER FOR PASTORS

    The Walt Crow Center is a ministry of OKC First that provides pastors a place to retreat and seek encouragement and healing. For more information: https://www.waltcrowcenter.com.


    TESTIMONY

  • Green Heart exchange host a foreign exchange student

    Interested in hosting a foreign exchange student? Greenheart Exchange is committed to cultivating leaders from all around the world through exchange programs in the United States. 


    Exchange students are High school-aged individuals who possess their own spending money, have their own insurance, and can communicate in decent English. Meanwhile, hosts are responsible for providing three meals a day, a comfortable sleeping arrangement, and a suitable space for studying. Moreover, hosts are expected to embody good-heartedness, offering support and guidance to the students throughout their stay.


    If anyone is interested in hosting, contact Caleb Simonds at Simondsgreenheart@gmail.com.


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  • Support for Ukraine

    Thank you to everyone who has been reaching out and supporting our Nazarenes in Eurasia in a number of ways. As needs continue to be identified - below are the main ways you can help:


    PRAY - we do not underestimate the power of prayer in this situation and your part in that.

    ADVOCATE - write to your government representatives and be a voice for Christian action and peace.

    GIVE - help meet both immediate needs and later consequences of this crisis at ncm.org/Ukraine

    GO - for short or longer term volunteer opportunities, please apply here https://opportunities.nazarene.org


    Find out more by heading to the denominational website: https://nazarene.org/.../european-nazarenes-respond...