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The so-called "Clobber Passages" of the bible have often been used by many to condemn those who are different, especially those who are homosexual. Many of these passages have been misused due to misunderstanding the texts, poor translations, or losing understanding of the passage's historical co...

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On Sunday, September 11, from 2-4, we will continue to explore how we intentionally welcome both members and guests. From 2-3, all are invited to join our Welcomers in discussing the Hospitality Audit booklet. Then, from 3-4, those who would like to stay to learn what is involved in being a Welco...

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Lexington Seminary's Lay School of Theology is offering a three session course that all are welcome to attend entitled "The Bible, The Church, and Social Issues." If you would like to join Rev. Alexis and others in participating in this class, please email her by September 10: Alexis@fccclaremor...

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Disciples Women

By Janet P.  Disciples Women President and Guest Reporter Disciples Women met on Thursday, August 18th. We shared a delicious lunch. We were glad Trudy joined us for lunch and she offered a prayer for our food. Esther Tanner gave our devotion on various stories from the Bible. We appreciate both...

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Pizza & Possibilities

You're invited to imagine possibilities together (and eat pizza) as we begin to discern how to devote our time, energy, and resources as a church on Saturday, September 17 from 5-7 PM.   Please RSVP by September 14 using the form in the church foyer or by emailing Rev. Alexis: Alexis@fccclaremore...

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Choir Resuming

Music Director, Sean Robinson, would like to extend an open invitation to anyone willing and able to commit to choir for three months. We will plan to meet each Wednesday night at 7:00 PM starting on September 14th. Our main goal will be to work up some special music for the Advent Season which w...

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Reconciliation Offering

It is the vision of Reconciliation Ministry to build just communities by breaking down the walls within our church which separate us. We claim a new reality in which we live into God’s realm by celebrating our unity, affirming the cultural traditions of each member of the body of Christ and worki...

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We need your calendars!

By Sherrill V.  Save your extra 2023 calendars and bring to church. Sherrill Vosberg will see they get to organizations that provide assistance to people. Light of Hope, Good Samaritan Ministries, CARD (Community Action Resource and Development). 
FCC was a welcoming and affirming presence to students as they returned to campus on August 17. Rev. Alexis, Trudy, and Kessiah, participated in the RSU Big Tent Day. They distributed flyers with our church information and upcoming events, as well as small notepads with our church name and logo o...

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All seekers are welcome to join us for a weekly Bible study that explores the scripture that will be the focus for the sermon on Sunday. Beginning September 12, we will meet at the church on Mondays from 10:30-11:30 AM. Each session includes time to share questions and what people notice about th...

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Chairperson's Corner

We are experiencing new things!  FCC Claremore is sporting a new, all-weather, asphalt parking lot. The interior will have a new look soon.  We received grant money from the Northeast Area of the Christian Church of Oklahoma.   We have hired a contractor to install a hard surface wood floor in ...

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This month, we embark upon a practice not unusual for disciples - we're going to ask "why?" Why does the church exist? Why do we do what we do? What are we called to do and why? What might we do and why? We'll explore our "Why" alongside the prophets from the Hebrew Bible, our Gospels, and a Chur...

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Rev. Alexis has been accepted into the Excellence in Ministry program offered by the Disciples Pension Fund. She will be away for a special training event from Wednesday, August 10 through Sunday, August 14. During that time, she will respond to communications as her schedule allows during that t...

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We are excited to welcome Rev. Michelle Scott-Huffman on August 28th. She will give a sermon followed by a lunch (organized by Disciples Women) during which she will talk about young adult ministry.  Rev. Michelle Scott-Huffman is hitting the road to talk to church folks anywhere she can ab...

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Back to School Blessing

We will give a Back to School blessing as part of our worship service on Sunday, August 21. Members and Friends are encouraged to bring their children or grandchildren. If you have questions, contact Rev. Alexis: Alexis@fccclaremore.org.

New Sermon Series

Our August sermon series will focus on Hospitality as a Spiritual Practice. Being a welcoming  community requires attention and care. This month, we will explore what scripture reveals about how hospitality can be transformative for those who give and those who receive welcome and care. We w...

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Chairperson's Corner

The first half of 2022 has passed, and we are a functioning church. I want to take time to reflect on this past six months. This year has been tough and challenging for everyone, and quite frankly, it was especially tough and challenging for me as your board chairperson. We began the year with Ju...

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