First Presbyterian Church First by decree

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									                                  First Presbyterian Church
                                     709 South Boston Avenue
                                      Tulsa, Oklahoma 74119
                                           918-584-4701

                   Church Programs, Groups, Activities and Missions
Learn about Sunday school classes, Bible studies, support groups, and some of the ways to volunteer!
Adults .................................................................................................................................................... 3
  Sunday Morning Classes................................................................................................................... 3
     9:30 AM ........................................................................................................................................ 3
     11:00 AM ...................................................................................................................................... 3
  Seasonal Classes and Small Groups ................................................................................................. 3
  Bible Studies & Fellowship .............................................................................................................. 4
     Monday ......................................................................................................................................... 4
     Tuesday ......................................................................................................................................... 4
     Wednesday .................................................................................................................................... 4
     Thursday ....................................................................................................................................... 5
     Friday ............................................................................................................................................ 5
     Saturday ........................................................................................................................................ 5
     Sunday........................................................................................................................................... 5
Children................................................................................................................................................. 6
  Sunday Morning Classes................................................................................................................... 6
     Infant through Pre-K ..................................................................................................................... 6
     The Great Adventure (K-5) - ........................................................................................................ 6
     Summer Splash (K-5) ................................................................................................................... 6
  Seasonal and Special Classes ............................................................................................................ 6
Youth..................................................................................................................................................... 7
  Sunday Morning Classes................................................................................................................... 7
     Pathfinders (Grades 6-8) ............................................................................................................... 7
     Exodus (Grades 9-12) ................................................................................................................... 7
     Exodus Extreme (Grades 9-12) ..................................................................................................... 7
  Sunday Evening ................................................................................................................................ 7
  Retreats and Mission ......................................................................................................................... 7
  Special Classes, Small Groups and Just for Fun ............................................................................... 7
Libraries ................................................................................................................................................ 8
     Kirkland Resource Center (KRC) ................................................................................................. 8
     Living Water Library .................................................................................................................... 8
     Miller Library................................................................................................................................ 8
     Book Table .................................................................................................................................... 8
Ways to Get Involved ........................................................................................................................... 8
  Mission.............................................................................................................................................. 8
     Global ............................................................................................................................................ 8
     Local and Regional Mission ......................................................................................................... 8
  Retreats ............................................................................................................................................. 9
  First Church Events and Group Meetings ......................................................................................... 9
  Outreach & Growth......................................................................................................................... 10
  First Church Ministries of Care ...................................................................................................... 10
  Behind the Scenes ........................................................................................................................... 11
  Music Ministry ................................................................................................................................ 12
     Children’s Choirs ........................................................................................................................ 12
     Bells ............................................................................................................................................ 12
     Adult Choirs ................................................................................................................................ 13
  Music Events through the Year....................................................................................................... 13


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                                                                          Christian Education
Adults
Sunday Morning Classes
9:30 AM
Christian Fellowship – Senior adults                        Mariners – Married couples and singles, most are retirees
Location: Miller Library                                    Location: Room 116
Contacts: Virginia & Fred Fulkerson, 628-0210               Contact: Frances & Ed Patterson, 493-1905

Covenanters – ―thirty and forty something‖ individuals      Shepherds – Couples and singles of various ages
with children                                               Location: Room 204
Location: Room 204,                                         Contact: Carol Caldwell, 481-0433
Contacts: Dustin Fravel, 743-3878
                                                            Sojourners – Couples and singles (mostly 40 and over)
Forum – Couples and singles of various ages                 Location: Room 320, Bernsen
Location: Room 318, Bernsen                                 Contacts: Jim Hawkins, 747-0897
Contacts: Charla & Ralph Kitch, 743-5544
                                                            Westminster (Larger Circle Society)- Everyone is
Foundations – Young couples (20s-40s) with and              welcome!
without children                                            Location: Tower Room
Location: Room 219, Bernsen                                 Contact: Janetta Williamson, 742-5087
Contacts: Amy & Clark Tingleaf, 376-9899
                                                            Bible Walk – Open to everyone!
Harbingers – Couples and singles of various ages            Location: Room 221, Bernsen
Location: Room 111, Bernsen                                 Contact: Dr. John Campbell, 749-7821
Contact: Kert Surface, 951-1135



11:00 AM
Reflections – Couples and singles of various ages           11:00 am Bible Study – Adults of all ages!
Location: Room 320, Bernsen                                 Location: Reception Area, Room 111, Bernsen
Contact: Linda Wade, 835-6236                               Contact: Larre Sloan, 625-6871


Seasonal Classes and Small Groups
Academy for Faith and Life                                  Christian Classics – A four-week Advent and five-week
Time: 9:30 am and 11:00 am, Sundays. Academy classes        Lenten Bible/book study and discussion group.
are also incorporated into Wednesday Night Downtown.        Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Location: Watch the church bulletin for class               Location: Wiseman Hall
descriptions, times, and locations.                         Contact: Sally Henning, 584-4701 x.243
Contact: Sally Henning, 584-4701 x.243
                                                            Lenten Small Groups – Groups of 8-12 meet in homes
Alpha Marriage Class -Video presentations and group         during the six weeks of Lent for study, prayer, and
discussions regarding issues that arise between spouses     fellowship. Sign-ups begin two-three weeks prior to the
and effective ways of dealing with them, all based upon     beginning of Lent.
scriptural authority. It is a great experience for any
couple no matter how long they've been married, and it      Small Groups – They aren’t just for Lent anymore! New
has also been well received by couples either planning or   groups are constantly forming. Groups meet in many
just thinking about getting married. Rosemarie Priest, a    different locations and times throughout the week.
licensed marriage counselor and First Church member         Contact: Courtney Manring, 584-4701, ext. 265
also participates in facilitating discussions.
Contacts: Rick Davis, 584-4701 x.247 or Robert Seacat,
296-9725



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Wednesday Night Downtown
Time: Dinner at 5:30 pm (by reservation), Classes start
Wednesday, September 12, at 6:30 pm,
Contact: Sally Henning, 584-4701 x.243
Dinner cost: $5 for adults, children ages 13 and under eat
free.
For childcare reservations, contact Susan Hammond, 584-
4701 x.245




Bible Studies & Fellowship
Monday
Moms on Monday –A Bible study for moms of young              Men’s Flannel/Hawaiian Shirt Night – All men are
children led by Summer Jenkins and Shannon Bair.             invited for fellowship, prayer and, Biblical discussion. In
Childcare provided.                                          cold months, wear a flannel shirt. In warmer temps, wear
Time:      9:30 am, coffee and social time                   a Hawaiian shirt. But, more importantly, just come!
         10:00 – 11:30 am, Bible study                       Time: 6:30 pm on the first Monday of each month
Location: Miller Library                                     Location: Varies, watch bulletin for announcements.
Contacts: Summer Jenkins, 481-1640 or Shannon Bair,          Contact: Larry Wagner, 524-4343
745-8097
For Childcare Reservations: Susan Hammond, 584-4701
x.245

Presbyterian Women Monday Evening Circle: One of
the PW circles which meets in the evenings for working
women.
Date: 4th Monday of each month
Time: 7:00 p,m,
Contact: Norma Wallace, 712-9188


Tuesday
                                                             Retired Men of First Church
                                                             Speaker and lunch.
                                                             Date: Fourth Tuesday of each month
                                                             Time: 11:30 am
                                                             Location: Wiseman Hall
                                                             Contact: Bob Simmons, 492-9715

Wednesday
Marys and Marthas– All women are invited for                 Men’s Early Bible Study – A faithful group of men who
fellowship, prayer, and provocative Bible study.             pray together and study God’s Word.
September through April                                      Time: 6:45 – 7:45 am
Time: 1:30 – 2:30 pm                                         Location: Wiseman Hall
Location: Tower Room                                         Contact: Calvin Swindell, 743-5829
Contact: Monte Prater, 446-6418

Ladies Book Club – Join us for warm fellowship and
hearty discussion about monthly book selections.
Date: First Wednesday of each month
Time: 12:00 pm (12:35 pm during the Wiseman Advent
and Lenten Series)
Location: Room 206
Contacts: Monte Prater, 446-6418, Jonnie Nelson, 743-
0170, or Barb Peters 492-8885

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Thursday
Presbyterian Women Circles: Presbyterian Women                   Presbyterian Women Soup Group: One of the PW
offer you the opportunity to get acquainted in small             Circles that meet for fellowship and a soup lunch.
groups called "Circles." Ten Circles meet for Bible Study,       Date: First Thursday of each month
Mission Study, and Fellowship. There are coffee,                 Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
luncheon, and evening circles.                                   Location: Wiseman Hall
Date: Fourth Thursday of every month September                   Contact: Wayne Emery, 388-4417
through May
Time: 10:00 am coffee circle, 10:30 am lunch circle,             Hearts for the Lord: Community-wide, non-
evening circle time to be determined.                            denominational Bible study.
Location: At the church or in members' homes (a circle at        Date: September through April
Inverness is also being established)                             Time: 9:30 – 11:30 am
Contacts: Betty Hawes, 664-4598 or Cathy Akin, 742-              Location: Kirkland Library, Bernsen Center
8286                                                             Contact: Janet Bull, 744-6822
                                                                 Childcare Contact: Susan Hammond, 584-4701, ext. 245



Friday
Every Friday Socials
Join a lively group for games and fun in the Patterson Lounge.
Contact: Jonnie Nelson, 743-0170



Saturday
Before the Rooster Crows – A group of men and women
who meet to reflect on the Biblical text(s) of Sunday’s
worship service. Led by Dr. Miller or the pastor preaching
the coming Sunday.
Time: 8:45 – 10:00 am
Location: Room 204
Contact: Joan Tedrow, 627-0482



Sunday
Sunday Afternoon Bible Study                                     Calvin Institute – Study John Calvin’s Institutes of the
Time: 4:00 – 5:30 pm                                             Christian Religion.
Location: Miller Library                                         Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm, except during the summer months
Contact: Warren Muller, 584-4701 x.246                           Location: Room 207
                                                                 Contact: Larre Sloan, 625-6871
Disciples – Study the Christian Classics!
Time: 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Location: Reception Area, Room 111, Bernsen
Contact: Rick Davis, 584-4701 x.247




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Children
Sunday Morning Classes
Infant through Pre-K                                        The Great Adventure (K-5) - Children come
8:00 – 9:30 am Childcare                                    to know the stories of the Bible by experiencing them
    Infants                         Room 101                through different workshops for six weeks.
    Children                        Room 110                Location: Wiseman Hall
9:30 am – 12:00 pm Classes*                                 Contact: Molly Secrest, 584-4701 x.242
    Infants (infants to crawling) Room 101
    Toddlers                        Room 103                Summer Splash (K-5) – Summer Sunday school
    Age 2                           Room 109-110            Date: June through August
    Age 3                           Room 108                Time: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
    Age 4                           Room 102                Location: Wiseman Hall
    Babies’ Bible                   Room 107                Contact: Molly Secrest, 584-4701 x.242
    Bible Story and Music Time Room 104
    Library Time            Living Water Library
*Children will participate in many activities such as
Babies’ Bible, Library Time and Play Time on the play
ground.




Seasonal and Special Classes
Advent Workshop                                             Children’s Christmas Pageant
A Christmas craft workshop for children and families.       Location: Bernsen Center Great Hall
Date: 1st Sunday in Advent                                  Contact: Molly Secrest, 584-4701, ext. 242
Location: Wiseman Hall
Contact: Susan Hammond, 584-4701 x.245                      Kids Club (K-5) – Kids version of Wed. Night
                                                            Downtown
Babies’ Bible                                               Location: West Parlor
A class for children from toddlers to age 2 in which they   Contacts: Susan Hammond, 584-4701 x.245 or Molly
are taught that God created them and loves them.            Secrest, 584-4701, x. 242

Bible Blast/Bible Biz                                       Vacation Bible School – For ages 4 – Fifth grade
Date: Sundays, September through April                      Date: 1st or 2nd week of June
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm                                        Time: 9:00 am - Noon
Location: Wiseman Hall                                      Location: Camp Loughridge
Contact: Susan Hammond, 584-4701 x.245                      Contacts: 584-4701, Molly Secrest, x.242 or Susan
                                                            Hammond, x.245




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Youth
                    Youth Hotline: Call 584-4701 ext.223 or ext.251 or go to www.firstchurchyouth.com

Sunday Morning Classes                                          Sunday Evening
Pathfinders (Grades 6-8)                                        Sunday Night Live:          (Sixth – Twelfth grades)
Time: Sunday, 11:00 am                                          Grab a friend and come for food, fun games, loud music,
Location: Room 211, Bernsen                                     and a relevant message. Free time in the gym and youth
                                                                lounges from 7:00 – 7:30 pm September through May.
                                                                Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Exodus (Grades 9-12)                                            Location: Bernsen Center
Time: Sunday, 11:00 am
Location: Room 501, Bernsen

Exodus Extreme (Grades 9-12)
Time: Sunday, 11:00 am
Location: Room 315, Bernsen


Retreats and Mission
Exodus Fall Retreat – Youth, Ninth – Twelfth grades,            Winter Ski Retreat – Exodus Youth spend a few days at
take a weekend away for spiritual renewal to begin the          beautiful Wolf Creek Mountain.
school year.                                                    Date: Between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day
Location: New Life Ranch                                        Location: Sonlight Christian Camp in Pegosa Springs,
Contact: Michael Homan, 584-4701 x.235                          Colorado (Wolf Creek Mountain)
                                                                Contact: Michael Homan, 584-4701, x.235 or Heather
Pathfinders Fall Retreat – Youth, Sixth – Eighth grades,        Homan, x.251
take a weekend away for spiritual renewal to begin the
school year.                                                    Youth Service Projects - Every year our students have
Location: New Life Ranch                                        the opportunity to reach out to those in need both in the
Contacts: Heather Homan, 584-4701 x. 251 or Jaclyn              Tulsa community and beyond.
Wilson, 584-4701 x.258




Special Classes, Small Groups and Just for Fun
Basketball Team – First Church high school youth                Location: Member’s homes, mid-town and south. Watch
participate in a recreational basketball league. Come out       bulletin and announcements from youth department.
and Play! Location: First United Methodist, Tulsa
Time: Saturdays beginning in January                            Just Say Know/Choosing the Best – Biblically based
                                                                human sexuality education for youth and parents: Sixth –
Confirmation Class – Wednesday nights (Sept.-May).              Ninth grades (grades are divided into separate classes)
Open for students Eighth grade and above. This is an            Date: Early January – Early February
opportunity to learn more of what it means to be a              Location: Bernsen Center
follower of Christ in the Reformed tradition while
―confirming‖ the promises of baptism. Students will             Metro Worship – High energy praise and worship with
participate in Life groups, discipleship classes, service       youth from all over the Tulsa metro area.
projects, mentoring programs, and retreats.                     Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm on the first Wednesday of each
Time and Location: TBD                                          month
                                                                Location: Asbury United Methodist Church (rotates
Life Groups – Youth, Ninth – Twelfth grades, meet to            among member churches)
engage in relevant, meaningful discussion about current
issues and how Christ fits into the picture.
Date: 2nd, 3rd and 4th Wednesday evenings of the month


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Libraries
Kirkland Resource Center (KRC)                                   Miller Library
This is the place you want to be to do the biblical and          This ―browsing‖ library includes the Betty Payne
theological research need to do.                                 collection of popular Christian works
Hours of Operation: Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.,              Located between the sanctuary and Kerr Chapel
Tuesday- 9:00 a.m. – noon                                        Open Sunday morning and during week day office hours
Upon request other days during church office hours.              Contact: Linda Lichty, 587-3288
Location: Bernsen Community Life Center, first floor
Contact: Coleman Coates, 622-0628                                Book Table
                                                                 Buy a book! Deepen your faith! The Book Table offers
Living Water Library                                             books to do just that!
A wonderful collection of faith-filled children’s books          Located in the Miller Library after the 11:00 service of
Located on the first floor (room 123) near the Children’s        worship
classrooms                                                       Contact: Joan Tedrow, 627-0482
Open Sunday mornings 9:30-Noon
Contact: Susan Hammond, 584-4701




Ways to Get Involved
Mission

Global
Cuba Mission – Get to know Christians in a country not           Mexico Medical Missions (IMA) – Travel with a team of
always friendly to believers. And, use your gifts to             medical professionals to the Yucatan in Mexico. You do
bolster our brothers and sisters in faith, especially those at   not need a medical background to participate in this work
Matanzas Seminary.                                               and to reach out to those in need.
Contact: Rick and Rosemary Priest, 272-8150                      Contact: Madeleine Ramey, 743-9362

Malawi –                                                         REMM – Travel to Beius, Romania, where you will
                                                                 experience holistic Christian Mission. Learn from an
                                                                 indigenous pastor how to offer a ministry of compassion,
                                                                 and beyond that, ministry that leads to lives transformed.
Mexico Construction Mission – Join a team of 20 to               Contact: Elliot Forsyth, 746-0988
build a home in Piedras Negras for a family trying to rise
out of poverty. Trips are taken annually in early summer.
Contact: Rusty Gaddy, 250-8001




Local and Regional Mission
Alcott Elementary – Serve as a mentor, Lunch Buddy,              First Church Jail Ministry – Lead worship and Bible
classroom aide, tutor, club sponsor, or guest speaker.           study at the David L. Moss Correctional Facility. Pray for
Help maintain the uniform closet or provide school               and with the ―Church in Chains.‖
supplies.                                                        Location: David L. Moss Correctional Facility
Contact: Norma Wallace, 712-9188                                 Contact: Bruce Lytle, 743-7372

Camp Sunshine – A one-day camp experience for                    Habitat for Humanity - Habitat invites people of all
children who are cancer patients at Saint Francis Hospital.      backgrounds, races, and religions to build houses together
Children have access to the ropes course, swimming pool          in partnership with families who are also learning skills to
and lakes for fishing, etc.                                      nurture a healthy family life.
Date: Usually in August.                                         Contact: Bob Curtis 742-6249
Location: Camp Loughridge
Contact: Ted Beaumont, 749-9175
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Helping Hand Ministry - Men and women from First           Presbyterian Women’s “Project Day” Sewing - Meet to
Church help individuals in temporary crisis with           sew—primarily making baby gowns, receiving blankets,
compassionate counseling, financial assistance, or food.   and quilts for various mission programs. They promise to
Time: Every morning from 9:00 am until Noon                help show you how to create their "labors of love" even if
Location: Bernsen Center, west side                        you have no sewing experience!
Contact: Lee Wright, 388-3150                              Time: First and third Thursdays at 9:00 am
                                                           Location: Tower Room
Jail and Prison Ministry – Ministry which addresses the    Contact: Barbara Mugge, 491-6495
spiritual needs of incarcerated men, women and children,
to their families and to those who work in the prison      Project Merry Christmas – Volunteers provide
environment                                                Christmas baskets and presents to needy families. Shop,
Contact: Kert Surface, 951-1135 or Co Edwards, 640-        wrap, organize, or deliver gifts!
7409                                                       Contacts: Cheryl Arthur, 836-0874

Meals on Wheels – Coordinate, prepare, or deliver hot      Tulsa Boys Home - Nationally accredited residential
and nourishing meals to elderly or disabled persons who    program that includes individualized treatment related to
are unable to provide meals for themselves.                a boy's developmental needs.
Contact: Jan Keene, 664-8610                               Church Contact: Michael Homan, 584-4701 x.235
                                                           Tulsa Boys Home Contact: 245-0231
Presbyterian Women’s Clip Joint – Members of
Presbyterian Women cut and package soup labels for
Goodland Academy.
Date: First and third Thursdays
Time: 9:30 am
Location: Tower Room
Contact: Betty Jo Miller, 627-2253




Retreats
Cursillo – A three-day faith renewal event designed to     Men’s Retreat – Men of all ages!
foster and support an individual’s long-term commitment    Date: Spring. Sign-up sheets and more information will
to living the Christian life. Cursillo is designed for     be available in the bulletins.
members of the Presbyterian Church (USA).                  Location: Heart O’ Hills Camp & Conference Center,
Date: November and April. Sign-up sheets and more          Tahlequah, OK
information will be available in the bulletins.            Contact: Rick Davis, 584-4701 x.247
Location: Dwight Presbyterian Mission near Vian, OK
Contact: Dan Thomas                                        Women’s Retreat – Women of all ages!
                                                           Location: Heart O’ Hills Camp & Conference Center,
                                                           Tahlequah, OK
                                                           Contacts: Carol Elrod, 492-5059 or Elaine Stook-
                                                           Mansur, 243-7220




First Church Events and Group Meetings
Bluegrass and Barbeque – Barbeque dinner and great         Celebration of Faith – Dr. Dale Bruner will be at FPC
bluegrass music on a summer evening. Pack up your          April 5th and 6th, 2008 for annual Celebration of Faith!.
lawn chairs!                                               Location: Great Hall
Date: Usually in June. Watch for announcements!            Contact: Warren Muller, 584-4701, ext. 246
Location: Camp Loughridge


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Dinners for Six, Seven or Eight – Dinner provides a           Date: Usually last week in July. Watch for updates and
good way to get acquainted with other members of the          announcements in the bulletin.
church and to meet new or potential members. The host         Location: Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, New Mexico
will provide the place, the main dish, and call guests. The   Contacts: Sharon Richards, 584-4701 x.249
guests will bring side dishes as suggested by the host.
Location: First Church member’s home                          Presbyterian Women Gatherings: Presbyterian Women
Contacts: Jonnie Nelson, 743-0170 or Sara Studenmund,         join together for lunch and programs of general interest.
584-4701, x. 257                                              Every woman at First Church is invited to these
                                                              gatherings.
First Church Golf Tournament – Dust off the clubs and         Time: Five Times a year
join in the fun! This is a great time of fellowship and       Location: Wiseman Hall
friendly competition. Golfers of all ages and abilities are   Contact: Cathy Akin, 742-8266
welcome.
Locations: Spring, WhiteHawk Golf Course. Fall, Page          Spring Festival – Festival for church members and
Belcher Golf Course.                                          friends with fun games and activities for children!
Date: Watch for announcements                                 Location: Camp Loughridge
                                                              Contact: Susan Hammond, 584-4701, 245
Fall Festival – Festival for church members and friends
with fun games and activities for children!                   Wiseman Lecture Series – Listen to guest preachers,
Date: Usually the Saturday before Halloween. Watch for        worship, and stay for lunch in Wiseman Hall following
announcements                                                 the program.
Location: Camp Loughridge                                     Time: Wednesdays at 12:00 pm during Advent and Lent
                                                              Location: Sanctuary with lunch following in Wiseman
Ghost Ranch Family Camp – This is a great family get-         Hall
away. Join our pastors for a week of in-depth Bible study     Contact: Sharon Richards, 584-4701 x.249
and spiritual renewal. Reservations are made by
contacting Ghost Ranch directly.


Outreach & Growth
Breadwinners – Volunteers deliver a loaf of bread to first    Inquirers’ Class Series – A series of six classes for those
time visitors to the church. Breadwinners also provide        who are interest in joining the church. The class is
information about First Church and answer any questions       offered multiple times a year. Childcare is available
the visitor may have.                                         during Sunday morning class times and by reservation for
Time: Deliveries are made the first Sunday of each            the Sunday evening class.
month                                                         Date: Various
Contact: Linda Campbell, 749-7821 x.248                       Times: 9:30 a.m.
                                                              Location: Kirkland Resource Center, Bernsen
                                                              Contact: Linda Campbell, 584-4701 x.248 or 749-7821
Greeters – Meet and greet people coming into the church
on Sunday mornings.                                           Welcome Center – Greet and answer questions a visitor
Contacts: 8:00 am service: Bill and Jan Collins, 355-         may have about programs or events at First church.
3675; 9:30 am and 11:00 am services: Steve Mills, 742-        Staffed after each service.
1611                                                          Contact: Courtney Manring, 584-4701, ext. 265




First Church Ministries of Care
Angel Express – Help drive members to church and              Community of Hope/Volunteer Chaplains Program –
occasionally on errands during the week.                      Volunteer chaplains visit sick and ill members in
Contact: Linda Hunter, 747-3503                               hospitals, nursing homes, and at home.
                                                              Contact: Janie Long, 743-9616
College Student Care Packages – Students are sent a
care package during finals week.
Contact: Heather Homan, 584-4701 x.251

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Deacons Ministries                                             Special Concerns Classes – Throughout the year, the
       Day of Care – Deacons help with home repairs            Pastoral Care office sponsors classes on topics of special
       to shut-ins and seniors                                 concern to members. Examples include classes on
       Visitation – Deacons visit members who are              Alzheimer’s, addictions, divorce recovery, domestic
       homebound                                               violence, grief, spiritual warfare, and others.
       Bereavement – Deacons assist at receptions for          Contact: Call the Pastoral Care office for information on
       funerals and memorial services                          class dates and times. Sara Studenmund, 584-4701 x.257
       Flower Ministry – Deacons deliver flowers each
       Sunday to those in hospital and nursing homes.          Stephen Ministry – Our congregation’s one-to-one care
       Easter lilies are delivered at Easter and               giving ministry. There are opportunities for training to be
       poinsettias are delivered at Christmas.                 a Stephen Minister. Please call Rick Davis if you would
       Contact: Mike Phillips, 745-9339 or Rick Davis,         like to become a Stephen Minister. You may also call the
       584-4701                                                Pastoral Care office if you are in need of someone to talk
       Deacon’s Thanksgiving Dinner – Deacons                  to or share the burdens of life with you.
       prepare and serve Thanksgiving dinner                   Contact: 584-4701, Rick Davis, x.247, Sara Studenmund,
       Date: Thanksgiving Day                                  x.257, Barbara Sanders, 494-3879, or Hal Wood, 583-
       Location: Camp Loughridge                               7020
       Contact: Mike Phillips, 743-9339
                                                               Strength for Today – This is a support group for women
Divorce Recovery – Class designed to help individuals          who have experienced the death of a husband.
who are separated, in the process of divorcing, or are         Date: Third Tuesday of each month, September through
divorced.                                                      May
Contact: Rick Davis, 585-4701                                  Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
                                                               Location: Room 206
Domestic Violence Intervention Services – Class to             Contact: Martha Dickson, 742-1203 or Sara Studenmund,
train volunteers who could help members who are                584-4701 x.257
experience domestic violence.
Date: To be determined                                         Telecare Ministry – Members who are ill or isolated
Contact: Rick Davis, 584-4701 x.247                            from their families and the church can receive daily calls
                                                               from volunteers who will check on their health, well-
Guild of Intercessors – A prayer chain that is                 being, and share a moment of prayer with them.
communicated by phone for members with an illness,             Contact: Sherry Mays, 254-1900
who are in the military, or are going through a difficult
life circumstance. Each Tuesday a letter is published to all   Visitation Home Communion – Elders and Deacons
members of the guild to communicate prayer requests.           bring home communion to the ill and shut-ins.
Contact: Paula Peterson, 202-1310                              Time: Sunday afternoons on communion Sundays
                                                               (follows the 11:00 am Worship communion schedule)
Pray-ers - Intercessory Prayer Ministry seeks to touch the     Contact: Mike Phillips, 743-9339.
lives of every First Church Member. Volunteer to pray
for church families.
Contact: Rick Davis, 584-4701, ext. 247




Behind the Scenes
Acolytes – Ministry during the 11:00 service for Fourth        Book Table – Work at the Book Table following 9:30
and Fifth graders.                                             and 11:00 worship.
Time: September through May                                    Contact: Joan Tedrow, 627-0482
Contacts: Molly Secrest, 584-4701, x.242
                                                               Church Mice – Five groups of volunteers who tidy the
Attendance recording and monitoring                            Sanctuary, Vestry, and Sacristry.
Sunday school: Sally Henning, 584-4701 x.243                   Date: Each team works one Monday morning each month
Worship services: Kay Ward, 493-7173                           Contact: Katherine Reid, 742-4656



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Church Office Volunteers                                    Nursery, Toddler, Preschool, and K-5 Volunteers –
Help in the church office a few hours a week or on          Minister to children by teaching Sunday School.
Sundays.                                                    Contact: 584-4701, Susan Hammond x.245 or Molly
Contact: Linda Hunter, 747-3503                             Secrest, x.242

DoPoint – An electronic church newsletter sent by e-mail    Sound Technician and Audiotape Duplication
monthly. Submission deadlines are the first and fifteenth   Volunteers
of each month. To receive the newsletter or to submit       Contacts: Doug Crain, 747-4316 or Gene Vickery, 493-
contributions, send an e-mail to:                           2585
dopoint@firstchurchtulsa.org
Contact: Meredith Besancon, 584-4701 x.244                  Tidings – The First Church newsletter, published bi-
                                                            monthly. Copies are mailed to church members and are
First Church Telecast Support – Volunteer production        also available on the literature racks in both buildings. If
team for the television broadcast.                          you have a story or other information you would like to
Contact: Richard Halliburton, 749-8258                      submit for publishing, please contact Doug Smith.
                                                            Contact: Doug Smith, 584-4701, ext. 244
Flowers in the Worship Service – When you purchase
the floral arrangements for worship, you may dedicate       Ushers – Welcome members and visitors to worship! The
them to the glory of God and in honor or remembrance of     ushers perform the important job of passing out bulletins,
a loved one.                                                welcoming worshippers, and assisting those who need
Contact: Sherye Halliburton, 749-8258                       extra help being seated.
                                                            Contact: George Matson 492-2224, John Johnson, 299-
Liturgist – Volunteer to read scripture during worship at   6217
8:00 am, 9:30 am or 11:00 am.
Contact: Cynthia Brownlee, 742-4719




Music Ministry
Children’s Choirs
Carol Choir – Grades K-1                                    Gloria Dei Choir – Grades 4-5
Time: Sunday, 11:15 am                                      Time: Sunday, 11:15 am
Practice Location: Room 104                                 Practice Location: Room 308
Contact: Sherye Halliburton, 749-8258                       Contacts: Kari Caldwell, 889-6398 or Sharon Yenzer,
                                                            584-4701 x.256
Chorister Choir – Grades 2-3
Time: Sunday, 11:15 am                                      Celebration Singers – Grades 6-12
Practice Location: Room 308                                 Time: Sunday, 4:45 – 5:30 pm
Contacts: Kari Caldwell, 889-6398 or Sharon Yenzer,         Practice Location: Room 308
584-4701 x.256                                              Contacts: Ron Pearson or Sharon Yenzer, 584-4701




Bells
Whitechapel Bells – Middle school/Upper elementary
bell choir                                                  Carillon Bells - Adult bell choir
Time: Sunday, 3:45 – 4:45 pm                                Time: Monday, 6:10 p.m. – 7:10 p.m.
Practice Location: Room 305                                 Practice Location: Room 303
Contact: Carol Tipton                                       Contact: Carol Tipton

Sanctuary Ringers – High school bell choir                  Overtones - Adult bell choir
Time: Sunday, 3:45 – 4:45 pm                                Time: Monday, 7:15 pm
Practice Location: Room 303                                 Practice Location: Room 303
Contact: Sharon Yenzer, 584-4701 x.256                      Contact: Sharon Yenzer, 584-4701 x.256




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Adult Choirs
Chancel Choir – Adults of all ages
Time: 11:00 am worship service every Sunday and also      The 9:30 Worship Team – A group of singers and
special occasions                                         instrumentalists that lead the 9:30 am service
Practice Time: Wednesday, 7:00 – 9:00 pm                  Time: Leads the 9:30 am service every Sunday in the
Practice Location: Room 308                               Bernsen Center Great Hall
Contact: Ron Pearson, 584-4701 x.255                      Practice Time: Wednesday, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
                                                          Practice Location: Bernsen Center Great Hall
FPC Singing Men – Adult Men                               Contact: Michael Homan, 584-4701, ext. 235
Practice Time: (Periodically) Wednesday, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Practice Location: Room 305
Contact: Ron Pearson, 584-4701 x.255




Music Events through the Year
Chancel Choir Performances – The Chancel Choir            Evenings at the Bernsen – An instrumental and vocal
performs, accompanied by a professional orchestra         music concert series. Each series consists of five concerts,
Time: Spring and Fall. Watch for posters and bulletin     each concert features a unique sound and musical
announcements prior to each concert.                      interpretation.
Location: Sanctuary                                       Location: Bernsen Center Great Hall
Contact: Ron Pearson, 584-4701 x.255                      Contacts: Season tickets: Sally Stewart, 583-8358;
                                                          General admission tickets: Tom or Joyce Marsh, 742-
Organ Recital – 34th annual recital by Ron Pearson.       2059
Date: October 2007                                        General Chairman: Bill Shambaugh, 747-7179
Location: Sanctuary




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