• salsa competition (sponsored by Our Neighborhood Empowered)

    Date: TODAY

    Time: Immediately following the morning service

    Location: Atrium


    OKC First, do you think your salsa has what it takes to take home the first ever Salsa Championship?  Join Our Neighborhood Empowered on Sunday 12/4 after morning worship for a fundraiser where salsas will compete against each other for the top spot.  

  • Grief Support Group

    A safe and confidential support group for individuals who have experienced the loss of a loved one


    Format:

    -9 evening sessions

    -weekly or biweekly

    -exact start date, cadence, and times TDB by participants


    Location: OKC First Church of the Nazarene

    Cost: Free


    Registration is required: 


    register


    For More Information

    Lisa Cheney | lisadchesney@gmail.com | 405-761-3560

    Holly Bennett| hollylashaecary@gmail.com | 405-889-0378


    Contact Calm Waters:

    Abby Tooley|tooley@calmwaters.org | 405-841-4800 ext. 107


    About Calm Waters: The mission of Calm Waters is to help individuals in their grief journey caused by death, divorce, or other significant loss. Calm Waters Support Groups are not counseling services, but a program that provides emotional support while working through the natural grieving process. Our goal is to teach healthy coping skills to participants. Calm Waters Grief Support Groups are secure environments where individuals can safely express feelings of grief and loss, thus facilitating the process of healing. Calm Waters is of the belief that every person deserves the opportunity to grieve in a supportive and understanding environment. Our society often fails to understand the needs of anyone who has been separated from a loved one through death, divorce, or other significant loss. Based on these beliefs, the principles of Calm Waters are: Grief is the natural reaction to the loss of a loved one through death, divorce or other significant loss. Within each individual is the capacity to heal one’s self. The duration and intensity of grief are unique for each individual. Children experience grief and loss differently than adults.

  • ADVENT, Sunday 2: Peace

    Happy Church New Year! Today marks the second Sunday of Advent. Each Sunday in Advent has a specific theme tied to it. Today's theme is: peace



    LEARN MORE

  • ADVENT PRAYER

    10:00am - 8:30pm

    Wednesdays beginning Nov. 30th


    OKC First Church of the Nazarene

    4400 NW Expressway

    OKC, OK. 73116


    OKC First will be opening up the main sanctuary for

    prayer each Wednesday throughout the season of

    Advent. There is no need to sign up. This is open to all,

    and is come and go as needed.


    There will be guided prayer cards and candles - as well

    as pastors on site for any in need of prayer.


    We hope you'll join us in community prayer this Advent

    season!

  • giving tree

    It’s the most wonderful time of year which means it’s time to join in and help children in our neighborhood experience the Joy of Christmas. Here's how you can help:


    1. Sign up to purchase gifts for specific families in need.
    2. Donate funds so that we may purchase goodie baskets for each family.

    There are several families that rely on our generosity each year. Please bring your wrapped gift back by Wednesday, December 14th. More information can be found on the signup genius link. 


    Thank you for your support!


    GIVING TREE SIGNUP

  • Last Minute Magic: Gift Wrapping Party

    Tuesday, December 20th | 6:30-9pm | Atrium


    Join us for a night of holiday gift wrapping hosted by OKC First Women! Bring wrapping paper to swap and cookies to share–We’ll host the hot cocoa bar and a photo booth.

  • LUKA International foundation

    If there is no intervention, school-age orphans and vulnerable children in Zambia risk increased rates of abuse and exploitation, increased drop-out rates, increases risk to become infected with HIV, increases risk for risky sexual behavior, increased risk for malnutrition, limited access to education, and health These factors represent both a cause and an outcome of extreme poverty. 


    This is our work to do. Please join us. 


    www.lukafoundation.org

  • mission to zambia 2023

    Date: late July 2023

    Amount: $3500-$4000

    Deposit Due: Dec 1st


    Please consider joining us on this journey. We would love to introduce you to our friends in Zambia! Find out more:


    zambia


    sponsored by Luka International Foundation

  • fight against world hunger

    Right now, Congress is gearing up to discuss reauthorizing the Global Food Security Act (GFSA). This legislation will go a long way toward addressing the root causes of food insecurity, as well as increase the availability and affordability of nutritious and safe foods. 


    Click here to send a message you can personalize to your Senators, asking them to support the lifesaving work of Feed The Future:


    Take Action


    Contact our NMI President, Wes Veitch, if you'd like to know more ways you can help - wesveitch@gmail.com

  • support our after school programs

    For the price of one coffee a month, you can help Our Neighborhood Empowered make a tangible difference in the neighborhood. 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

  • Wednesday Night Classes

    Advent Book Study Begins 11/30


    Pastor Aaron Bolerjack will lead a contemplative discussion of Scott Erickson's "Honest Advent" via Zoom on Wednesday nights in Advent beginning November 30.


    To sign up and receive the Zoom link, please email Aaron@okcfirst.com.


    https://www.honestadvent.com/book


    Age Group Ministries


    Kids (nursery - 5th)

    Rev. Lisa Sanders

    6:30 - 8:00pm

    Kids Department

    contact: lisa@okcfirst.com


    Youth (6th - 12th)

    Rev. Avarilla Flemming

    6:30 - 8:00pm

    Cole Community Center

    contact: avarilla@okcfirst.com


    College

    Rev. Brit Bolerjack

    8:30 - 9:30pm

    Atrium

    contact: brit@okcfirst.com

  • Ministerio Latino Service

    Sundays at 10:45am

    Room 45


    Led by Rev. Daniel Moreyra, we are so excited to launch a brand new, all-spanish worship service! For more information, please email daniel@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

  • 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

  • SERVE at okc first

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


    I Want to serve!

  • 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...


  • WALT CROW 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. Check out our latest newsletter for more information: https://www.waltcrowcenter.com/general-8


    TESTIMONY

  • ONLINE GIVING

    Want to contribute to the mission and ministry of OKC but you're new to online giving? Visit www.okcfirst.com/give and follow the steps in this easy-to-follow video tutorial!